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Toshiba A135-S4656 Hardrive Not being recongized

I have a Toshiba A135-S4656 laptop and about 3 days ago a message came up saying that my Symantic had detected some viruses. I ran a full virus seach and it came up with a few, but my system was working perfectly fine. I restarted it and it booted up (running xp) and came to the login screen and when I clicked on my profile (or any profile), it logged in for 2 seconds, then automatically logged out to the same screen. I brought it to someone who took the hardrive out, but they then said that the hard drive was unrecognizable and they could not read it, that it wouldn't spin and may be physically damaged. I brought it to another person, they said the same. How can this happen? and why all of a sudden? Is the virus found on Symantic related to this? I''m desperate for help as I've read all these things about how the hardrive sometimes doesn't work/recongise without pin adapters, etc. Thanks, Mark

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  • mberdusco Mar 12, 2009

    I have checked in the bios using F2 and under the hard drive category, it says 'NONE'. Therefore, it appears that the computer is not recognizing the hard drive at all. Any other suggestions? I keep reading on how sometimes (even with a new hard drive), that the computer struggles to read the hard drives. Can this be the case, even with the current hard drive?



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Check to see if the hard drive is recognized in the bios. If it is, try reloading the computer from the recovery disk supplied with the computer. This will take the computer back to the original factory state.

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    kbdesign Mar 13, 2009

    Kind of sounds like the hard drive might be toast. If that is the case, you will not be able to recover your data files without spending a lot with a forensic person to get it done.




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