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Hard drive: None

Ma laptop is indicating there is no hard drive, once i did manage to restore it - when the hard drive appeared - but after i switched off, i got the same problem. i just want to know wht could b the problem so tht when i take it to the technician i wont b ripped off. thanx

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  • cptmartin Dec 11, 2007

    Laptop seemed to be very hot on the bottom, it was sitting on my lap while I was sorking on it, it shut off a few times, when I got it to power up, I heard knocking by the hard drive, then it shut down again. I tried to de a complete restore, then it got stuck in the BIOS, just kept repeating the same lines, like it was reading or wrorking something. I powered it down, next day, when it powered up in BIOS, it said there was no hard drive....I want to replace the hard drive, but dont know what to buy or if I can upgrade...I bought it from best buy in july 2005. its a toshiba m35x satellite

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Hi the problem that u having there could be that the hard drive is has some bad sectors or it is faulty, the next thing u can do is check to see if the hard drive is not seated properly in the in the system, what u can do is take it out and make sure that is that it is inserted properly...that should do the trick.

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  2. Press and hold the 0 (zero) key on your keyboard and then press the computers power switch. When the computer turns on, the Toshiba HDD Recovery Utility screen will appear, presenting three options:
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  1. Press 1 to restore your hard disk drive to its original factory default state. A confirmation message will appear, indicating that all data will be overwritten and lost during the restore process. Be sure to back up all important files before proceeding.
  2. Click Yes to begin the recovery. A message will appear once the operation is finished, indicating the HDD has been restored.
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and if none of the things are working contact Toshiba..there might be a hardware issue
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  2. Press and hold the 0 (zero) key on your keyboard and then press the computers power switch. When the computer turns on, the Toshiba HDD Recovery Utility screen will appear, presenting three options:
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