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Whats the exact message? if it says theres a hard drive problem i think you need to contact their hardfware tech support to have the hard drive replaced. check on the bios if hard drive is detected. if not hard drive needs to be replaced.

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Hard disk not present in bios


Hello try to download, the user manual here:

http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/support/jsp/home.jsp

By selecting: sattelite, and the full model number.

The number is located under the pc.

You're going to have to look around in BIOS for a setting to enable the SATA controller. You may also have to set it to "IDE mode"

But the harddrive could have a fault, try with a new harddrive.

Good luck

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How can I transfer data between two primary hard drive after replacing one


Windows needs to be installed on the new primary hard drive and also thecomputer or laptop's device drivers plus your programs etc. to get afunctioning computer/laptop again.

Jul 09, 2012 | Toshiba Computers & Internet

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I have just tried, for the first time, using my new 320GB Canvio. The white pilot light comes on, and I feel the disk spinning for a short time, but there is no operating software presented, and no file...


External harddrives do not come with an O/S. They are for external storage, beyond the master harddrive you have installed.

The master harddrive has the O/S.
The Platters are spinning because BIOS had a look to see what is on the Toshiba 320GB external harddrive.

[You press the Power On button. The first chipset to receive power is the BIOS chipset.
(Basic Input/Output System)

BIOS looks to see what devices are connected to the computer, does a Ram Memory count, turns the Processor on, then hands the computer over to the operating system.

BIOS finds THE harddrive with the O/S on it ]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BIOS

http://computer.howstuffworks.com/hard-disk.htm

When the Windows O/S (Operating System) is installed on a computer is assigns hash values to certain major hardware components in the computer.

A) Processor
B) Harddrive
C) Motherboard. (Motherboard chipsets and BIOS software on the BIOS chipset)
D) Graphics chip. (Whether it is Integrated Graphics, {OnBoard}, or a graphics card)

Change any two of these hardware components and Windows throws up a 'red flag'.
Microsoft's User License states, "One genuine copy of Windows per One computer"

If a hash value has changed, such as there are different hardware components, Windows 'feels' it is being stolen.

Why do you feel there should be an O/S already installed on the external harddrive?
Awaiting your reply please state in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

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How do i reboot toshiba without the cd


Hello, please follow the step,
Toshiba System Restore Vista Step 1 - "Initiating the HDD recovery procedure"
1. Switch on the computer and press "F8" key while Toshiba logo appears. You will see the following screen.
Choose the entry "Repair your Computer" and press "Enter":
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2. Wait till the following screen appears, choose the keyboard layout which matches the language of your keyboard and click on "Next".
If unsure, just click on "Next".

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3. the following screen a window with your username appears.
Type your windows password as you would log on to your account and press "OK":

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4. The next screen offers several options to repair or diagnose your computer system.
To start the recovery, click on "Toshiba HDD Recovery":
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Step 2 - Performing the HDD recovery
1. After passing the previous screen, you will be asked if a backup of your important data is already made.
You can continue with the recovery process by clicking on "Next"
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2. Confirm the following screen also by clicking on "Next"
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3. You will be asked again if you want to recover your machine (and delete all files on your harddrive).
There are no additional options regarding the harddrive, which can be set. Click on "Yes" to start the recovery.

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4. The recovery procedure starts immediately by formatting the harddrive and copying all needed files to the harddisk
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5. By pressing the "Restart" button to restart the machine, the recovery procedure is almost finished

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Step 3 - Finishing the recovery process
1. After the successful completion of the recovery process and the restart of your machine, the following screen should appear.
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2. The installation wizard of Windows Vista / Windows 7 will start up to guide you trough the setup for your newly installed system and to finish the installation of the operating system
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FOR WIN 7 Toshiba System Restore Windows 7

How to recover a Toshiba with the HDD recovery procedure

- Operating System: Windows 7 - 32 Bit, Windows 7 - 64 Bit, Windows Vista 32 Bit, Windows Vista 64

Bit

The following guide describes how to recover a Toshiba with a preinstalled Windows windows 7 from HDD through the

"HDD recovery procedure".
Please note:
First of all, make sure you already back up your important data!

Step 1 - "Initiating the HDD recovery procedure"

1. Switch on the computer and press "F8" key while Toshiba logo appears. You will see the following screen.Choose the

entry "Repair your Computer" and press "Enter":

1. Wait till the following screen appears, choose the keyboard layout which matches the language of your keyboard and

click on "Next".
If unsure, just click on "Next".

1. In the following screen a window with your username appears.
Type your windows password as you would log on to your account and press "OK":

1. The next screen offers several options to repair or diagnose your computer system.To start the recovery, click on

"Toshiba HDD Recovery":

Step 2 - Performing the HDD recovery

1. After passing the previous screen, you will be asked if a backup of your important data is already made.You can

continue with the recovery process by clicking on "Next"

1. Confirm the following screen also by clicking on "Next"

1. You will be asked again if you want to recover your machine (and delete all files on your harddrive).There are no

additional options regarding the harddrive, which can be set. Click on "Yes" to start the recovery.

1. The recovery procedure starts immediately by formatting the harddrive and copying all needed files to the harddisk

By pressing the "Restart" button to restart the machine, the recovery procedure is almost finished

Step 3 - Finishing the recovery process

1. After the successful completion of the recovery process and the restart of your machine, the following screen should

appear.

1. The installation wizard of Windows Vista / Windows 7 will start up to guide you trough the setup for your newly

installed system and to finish the installation of the operating system
Hope this helps,


Hope this helps,

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Device came with no instructions. How do I verify that my data has been downloaded onto the device? How do I pull the data out of the device? I tried to reboot some pictures from the device to my...


check my computer with drive disconnected note all drives,shut down connect drive reboot go to my computer any new drive found should be external h/drive good luck!

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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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How To Replace a Harddrive On a Toshiba Satelite laptop M-45-S169


Hey,

bottom of the laptop
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then

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ones the HDD (HardDrive) is out you can remove it from the case by unscrewing the 4 screws.

screw the new hard dive into the case and then plug the new hard drive into the computer.


Let me know if you need anything else.


Thanks,
Ekse

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Toshiba Satellite m45-s265 notebook


Check the harddrive is there in bios.
You can get into bios by keepnig the escape key pressed while it it booting, once in bios check that the harddrive is beiing detected.
Hard drive may need formatting if it is not formatted already.

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Toshiba satellite a205-s5831 Received kernel data error. Hard drive has clicking noises. Programs ran slow. Chkdsk running now for over 15 hours and only on 11%..preplacing bad clusters.


When a harddrive starts clicking it's on it's way out.
Buy a new harddrive and at the same time get a USB to laptop harddrive adapter. You can reinstall XP with the recovery disks that came with your machine ans then slave your old drive to your laptop and recover your personal files.
If you really want to get technicalbuy an Apricorn housing: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817155602
And two new harddrives, fit one new harddrive to the Apricorn housing and try to install the EZgig cloning software to your dying Windows. You can clone your existing Windows install to the new harddrive in the Apricorn housing and then move that drive to your laptop, the second new harddrive can then be fitted to the Apricorn housing and used as an external harddrive.
EZgig comes with the Apricorn housing and you could even go so far as to create a clone of your Windows install to the new external harddrive. The Apricorn housings are excellent, they are small enough to carry in your laptop case and all they need for power is a USB port.

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Tv won't tern on


dont know how to tern on a tv, I do know how to TURN on a TV though...

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