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Just recently, whenever there is an update to programs and i have to reboot, my laptop crashes. I then unplug the power cord, take off the battery and then replace both. Then my laptop boots up. Any ideas? Could it be my BIOS needs updating? Any help would be greatly appreciated!!
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: hdd crash?
if it still detectable then there's some possibilities you might revived your hard drive, but if you already hear some clicking sounds on your drive, the drive is broken
Posted on Jan 09, 2009
have a look at the site i've given you for any hotfixes or downloads that may help
Posted on Feb 14, 2009
it really looks like your hard drive is giving up on you. happend to me a few times so far (have a shitload of copmputers) and happends only with drives i get sent via UPS. when i order them via FedEx they last so long until i replace them due size limitations. Looks like UPS thoses them around harder. i thnk i read once that they drop the packages pretty much all the time from about 3 feet in general. create an image of your harddrive while you still can and just transfer it onto a new one and you will be all set.
Posted on Aug 01, 2009
Windows is trying to boot from your external disk
Turn off the OTHER boot or USB boot options in your bios.
This should fix your problem.
I have also included a few other tips below which may be of use
I devised these simple steps that tend to remedy quite a few issues with most USB portable / external hard drives and OTHER devices (though not always)
A few things to check but assumes USB and Windows for other interfaces / operating systems (mac/ Linux) similar steps may be adapted to suit.
1. Ensure it is connected directly to the computer to a USB 2.0 port not a USB 1.0 port as this can have effects on performance and reliability
2. Use only the cables that came with it NOT one that fits that may have been lying around or is longer. Not all USB cables are equal even though they should be)
3. Do not connect through an external USB HUB unless that hub is USB 2.0 AND has its own power supply.
4. Use ONLY the power supply that came with it if it has an external power supply Don’t use any other unless you know it has both the same voltage and current rating e.g. 12V 500mA anything rated below that would not work properly.
5. Always use the same port for connecting your devices. Some devices do not like being switched about. If switched they may want to install software / drivers again. This can be especially true if you move a HUB to another port
If you checked and fixed anything there and still have issues then check your hardware from CONTROL PANEL / SYSTEM / HARDWARE.
Any exclamation marks by hardware need fixing before you investigate any further
USB flash drives can fail for no apparent reason.
Sandisk Cruzers are especially bad for this.
USB hard drives should be treated with extreme care.
This is a real hard drive ! and knocks and bumps can quite literally kill them.
It is possible to remove drives from the enclosures in most cases and connect directly inside a PC to fully check it.
Note that if you hear a drive clicking or pinging this could be the worst thing you would hear.
Known as "The Click Of Death"
If none of the above steps help look at updating the drivers from the manufacturers web site in the support section.
Posted on Sep 23, 2009
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