Question about Toshiba 20GB 5400 RPM NOTEBOOK HARD DRIVE KIT FOR SATELLITE 2210,2250, 2600, 2700 SERIES (20S2265TOS)

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Hello, I have a Toshiba 2210 Notebook. I slammed the lid and now the hard drive is not working correctly. I had several programs running and it was taking a very long time to shut them down so I held the power button down and shut off completely. When I tried to reboot the hard drive wouldn't make it without some error messages. I am trying to just blank the drive and partitions, but it tells me that it is missing the boot manager. I can't even get it to run the recovery disk because once I start it up and select a process it give the boot manager error. I need this thing to work.

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I would recommend you use a real copy of windows purchase a new hard drive and start fresh. It sounds like the hard drive may have been damaged by shutting down improperly.
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Posted on Jul 11, 2009

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You really need to take it to somewhere where a technician can give it some TLC

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