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I need to install a new hard drive .. how do I do

I need to install a new hard drive ..what do I need to do that?

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  • amanda_bill May 05, 2010

    I have the new hard drive itself installed, I just need to make it work. Sorry if I did not make myself clear...

    thanks

  • amanda_bill May 05, 2010

    thanks I will try this... any suggestions on how to get the memory off my old hard drive with out paying some one A LOT of money??

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Hello,

  1. urn the laptop over. Position your laptop in the direction so that the Toshiba label, on the bottom of the hard panel, is facing you. Your Toshiba label is positioned correctly if it is positioned on the upper-left side of the external hard panel. Remove the battery pack from the bottom your Toshiba laptop to be sure it is powered off.
  2. Step 2 Remove your laptop's external hard panel. This panel is the external plastic layer on the back of your computer to cover and protect your computer's most important hardware components. The screws you need to remove are located on the four outermost corners of the bottom of your laptop. Follow the chart guide listed in Tips for screw and screw driver compatibility and removal. Distance your screws from your workstation to avoid mixing them up and/or losing them.
  3. Step 3 Locate your hard drive panel drawer door when you have totally removed the external hard panel. It is located where the smaller door in the bottom-right panel was before your removed the external hard panel. Your hard drive will be locked into this specific drawer door and the computer itself. Completely unlock the hard drive and remove the drawer from your laptop.
  4. Step 4 Remove the entire hard drive from the drawer door. Hold the hard drive on all sides to ensure that you do not drop it. Place the removed hard drive in an enclosure area to avoid damage of any kind.
Place the new hard drive in and put it back up.

Please let me know if you have any further questions or concerns.

Thanks.

Posted on May 04, 2010

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    CIROC TECH SUPPORT May 05, 2010

    hello,

    if you already had install a hard drive its not install correctly

    Restart your laptop and follow the instructions in your owner's manual
    to enter your system's BIOS. If the new hard drive is installed
    properly, it will be recognized by the BIOS.

    Step to Get to bios

    Power up your system and press
    the delete key during

    the DOS memory check to access your computers BIOS settings.
    Select

    the hard disk detection menu item. You should see your
    current C:

    drive settings under the primary hard drive master. Write
    these down

    on a piece of paper for safe keeping and do not change them.



    Go on to the configuration of the primary hard
    drive

    slave. Your BIOS should auto detect your new hard drive and
    give you

    its settings. If the BIOS correctly detects your drive it
    should report

    the drives capacity correctly. If it does not detect your
    drive, you

    will have to manually enter the correct settings for your
    drive which

    includes the number of cylinders, heads, and sector of your
    drive.

    Write down these settings and save them in case your BIOS is
    ever

    corrupted.


    Once your hard drive is configured, exit the
    hard drive

    configuration area and select the main BIOS configuration
    menu item.

    Make sure your BIOS is configured to boot off of the A:
    drive first.




    Save your BIOS settings (press the F10 key and type "Y")

    and the computer will reboot.



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