Need instructions on how to install disk drive into laptop
Ok first off i have so many probs with my comp it is so lame.with that said i am attempting to repair my disc drive because my burner made a funny noise and gave up(will burn about 20% of disc) so i bought the internal disc drive in hopes that this will solve that prob.but before i take anything apart-which usually results in disaster- i am hoping i can get some kind of step by step instructions or advice.my laptop model# is a135-s2386 the part # is k000045650 i use vista home basic if it matters.if you are an expert in this kinda stuff please contact me cause if you cant help me with this prob i have so many more.and the aholes at toshiba will not help me at all.thank you everyone
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OK first relax and breath. Now here is a site that should help. I hope that is the problem, I have seen some programs that also cause same type of problem. I wish you luck and hope this helps. Have a good day. http://www.irisvista.com/tech/
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you need to do this on a brand new low level formatted, and high level formatted hard drive. you must have the install disk, and a internet connection, and a properly running system available to work along side.
You can reformat this old drive; however, personally, I wouldn't bet on using it. hard drives are cheap these days. let me know.
it could be that your drive needs cleaning with a cleaner disc that you can purchase quite cheaply. If your a smoker or use your comp in dusty conditions this is probably the case. You haven't stated if your comp actually sees the drive before you insert a disc (also check the drivers are installed in your device manager), look in my computer and look for the dvd drive prob "D" if it does see the drive and the drivers are ok then you can if you are very gentle use a cotton bud to clean the laser lens (slightly damp) but you must be gentle, this of course is if you are using a laptop that you can see the lens on when you open the drawer. If it is a desktop then its a cleaning disc, it might work, it might not.
You will need another computer that can burn CD's, and obviously a blank disk
Follow THIS LINK and read the article/reviews on the top Windows password recovery applications. Once you choose the one that's best for you, download and install it on Comp #2, follow the instructions and burn the .iso file to a disc.
Access the BIOS on Comp#1 (the one you can't login to) and set the boot order so that the CD/DVD-RW drive is first. Insert the CD you made, and reboot Comp#1. The CD will automatically do it's thing.
is the hard drive showing in bios? you may have a hd too large for the bios to read. has it been fdisked or formatted?how large was the od hd? was it the same type hd? either way when you reload the operating system you will need a disk. post back and let me know, i will try and help. just the info you gave is not enough to attempt repair.
You could have a hard drive problem. To check the hard drive boot up to the Windows XP cd in repair mode. At the C prompt type: chkdsk /r
This will start a program called Check Disk that will evaluate your hard drive and attempt to fix any errors. it Check Disk is successful it will complete 100% and return to a C prompt. You can then attempt to reboot. If Check Disk finds unrecoverable errors you will need to purchase a new hard drive and rebuild the OS.
This means it cannot find the Windows OS files because either:- The hard disk has failed or it needs reseating. or the hard disk controller has failed. or the Windows files have been deleted or corrupted (maybe by virus)
Try reseating the hard drive. If the hard disk is faulty, you need a new one. Try using your recovery CD disk. Try re-installing Windows
The computer cannot find the operating system, the disk error message means it cannot find the hard disk, you most likely have a faulty hard disk or less likely a faulty disk controller.
You can test the hard disk by removing it and connecting it to a USB hard drive adapter and plug it into a working computer's USB port. If this computer cannot detect this drive as an external drive then you will know your hard drive is faulty ad you need to buy a new one and install Windows and programs etc..
Shut down Comp. Hit F2 continually whilst powering up. Now go to boot up and make dvd boot first choice.
Save the settings and exit.
Unit will auto start restore.
Follow actions and don't try to rush things.