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How to replacy its harddrive

Recently, my girl friend's laptop started crashing and complaining about its hard drive. Before going for a purchase, I want to make sure there is a practical way to replacing it. Thanks.

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Re: how to replacy its harddrive

It is pretty easy to replace a lappy's hard drive.. ensure you get the right one... Then it is simply matter of releasing & removing the Hard Drive from the laptop and then simply "Plug In" the New HD. After this it must be "Formatted" "Partitioned" and have the "Operating System" installed.. ya good to go. A service manual would also help.. I think I have found one below..

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I purchased a product to fix my laptop which has a corrupted hard drive, but whilst downloading the laptop crashed, I managed to get it going in 'safe mode', but could not find the product in the 'dow

Their are no software products to fix a crashign harddrive.

Many scams out there claiming to bve able to sell you one.
run antivirus , to clean up harddrive, or reformat hard drive to see if it is still functing.

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The hard drive crashed will not start

If the hard drive have crashed meaning that the hard drive itself is damaged, then your solution is to replace a new harddrive. If you do have a recovery disc already made, or one is provided then you will have to use that disc once the hard drive is replaced with the new one, and follow the procedure to reinstalled the operating system. If the original hard drive had crash and does no work anymore (where the bios/computer cannot detect it) and you have important data that you would like to retrive, there are places such as office depot, bestbuy, where they can help you send it to a recovery file center to recover files from your damaged hard drive. Do not attemp to fix or open a damaged harddrive, you can forever damage the files on the cyclinder disc. 2) Now if your harddrive crash in term as windows just crashing and you cannot get into your operating system and the bios is still able to detect the hard drive, and it's giving you a error message, then you will only need to reinstall, or do a windows recovery through your recovery disc, If you do not have a recovery or made the disc, then you will need to buy a new operating system software. If you computer does not start meaning no display on the screen at all, then please replay back. That is a different story.

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System operating missing means that your laptop cannot find a operating system to start. This could be that your hard drive have crashed or overheated or the laptop is not detecting your harddrive. You might want to go into your bios menu and see if the bios is detecting your harddrive, and if it is not, it could be that your hard drive is bad. The only way to test this out is to take your harddrive and connect it to another computer to see if it is working. If it is working then there could be a loose connection between the hard drive and the laptop. If the bios detect your harddrive, then that means your operating system is currupted and needs to be fix or reinstall.

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The previous hard driver was bad. I replaced it with a new hard drive. I used the Toshiba default factory setting to reinstall the softeware and now my laptop will not boot up.

Toshiba default factory setting can only restor your software if you have backup copy on New Harddrive.

As your old Harddrive crashed, you have to reinstall Operating system and requie software on new Harddrive.

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Hard drive crash, not usable at all; downloaded xp drivers and computer drivers but cannot get them installed. Hard drive not recognized.

When you install a new harddrive, it has no Operating System on it.
Windows XP and Windows Vista, are examples of an Operating System.

Each laptop manufacturer, has their own system of changing a laptop harddrive. Some allow you to press a key or two, to put the laptop in a state where it will save the basic Operating System files, and when you install the new harddrive, it will transfer them over to it.

Some laptop manufacturers do have this option.

You either have to take the harddrive out, install it into an external enclosure for a harddrive, (Uses a USB cable) Then attach the external enclosure via the USB cable, to another computer, and use a 'mirror' imaging program to save the Operating System to that computer.

Then the new harddrive is installed in that external enclosure, and the Operating System is 'mirrored' over to it.

Just information for you, as you cannot do this now with a crashed harddrive.
Your option now, is to buy a genuine copy of the Operating System you had on the laptop, and install it.
Not what you wanted to hear, huh?

You need to buy whatever version of Windows XP it had, (WinXP Home or WinXP Pro), or Windows Vista.
If it was Windows Vista, I suggest getting at least the Windows Vista Home Premium version.

I personally prefer Xp over Vista., and, have these.
Look for Software>Operating Systems.

OR, you can simply put Ubuntu Linux on it for free.

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Think its the hard drive?

try reinstalling windows if it dont find harddisk then its broken

If helped rate fixya

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Hard Drive

what do you mean with "crashed" ?
if your harddrive is dead, you need to replace your hdd.
if your OS is crashed, try to go to safe mode and backup your data, and reload the OS.
if you have software to diagnostic your hdd and rams it would be good to diagnostic that. it might found what it cause your hdd crashed

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