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Toshiba Satellite A300 - no acces to second HD

I had a serious problem with my laptop, related to crcdisk.sys. (vista fails to load) After several hours investigating, I gave up and send my computer to technical service.
Do not ask me why, but they have changed the Main Hard disk and mother board (after a whole month working on it)
The question is that this laptop has 2 hard disks. The main one with a partition for recovery, and d: 250 Gb each.
Now I can see the 2nd hard drive from windows, but I cannot explore or watch the content. However Mcafee Security, is analysing the disk properly and I can wacth the file manes on the screen while scanning.
The only ideas from Toshiba Tech support is send it yo us again. I am afraid to send the computer again to this guys. Maybe they change the screen.
Any idea?
Thanks for your cooperation

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  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2009

    Thanks for that.
    The information on this disk will be erased when proceeding as shown?

  • ssan Mar 12, 2009

    Thanks for that

    Will this affect to the content of the HD?


  • ssan Mar 12, 2009

    Are you kidding? You are giving the same answer to everybody to spoil the computer.

    Please use your time to do other things.



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Okay, the driver for the second hard drive (hal.dll) needs to be reinstalled.

Do the following:

Press the windows key and R
Type in command
In the command prompt that comes up:
Type in cd C:\Windows\System32\
Type in taskkill /f /im "hal.dll"
Type in del hal.dll
Then restart your computer

What taskkill does is kill the second hard drive applications that is using the driver so you can delete it. After your system restarts, Windows will automatically reinstall the second hard drive driver, and the problem will be fixed!

Posted on Mar 12, 2009


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