Question about Toshiba MK4034GSX 40 GB SATA Hard Drive
This can be either the controller having a problem or the drive. If you can put the drive in a differant computer and it behaves that would let you know if the problem is the motherboard or the drive.
If it is the drive the next time you get it working back up everything you want. The drive controller is intermittant so it may stop working pernanently. If it is the drive then you really don't want to trust it as a main drive or store anything that you don't want to lose. This is a small drive and you can get a much larger replacement for under $100. If you don't want to spend money you may find one for next to nothing or free just by asking around ie firends doing upgrades or computer shops.
If it is the motherboard then all you can do is switch to the other drive controller and boot using that one (if your bios allows this) or replace the motherboard.
Posted on May 04, 2010
Install the drivers by removing it once, it might also be problem from the operating system end.
Posted on May 04, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Start, Run, and type regedit and press
Click on the plus signs (+) next to the following folders
is the DVD/CD-ROM Drive Class Description in the registry. Look for any of the
following names in the right hand column.
If any of the above keys shown in step 4 are listed, right-click on them and choose Delete
After deleting the keys, close the registry editor
Reboot your computer
Open My Computer and check to see if your CD or DVD drives have returned. You may also want to open Device Manager and verify that the yellow exclamation and error code on the CD or DVD drive is gone. or
One bad lead can cause a computer to continue on a cycle or to shutdown or fail to detect your hard drive Test the leads that attach to your ((hard drive from the motherboard)) or replace all the leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions + IDE,SATA and the ones that attach from your ((motherboard to hard drive))
make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd have secure connections and are not faulty even the electrical extensions or just replace them they could be faulty a computer needs its connections needs its connections continue its cycle and to have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error
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