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Toshiba a15 s127 laptop message "missing operating system". Tried to reboot using recovery cd. Began okay at first, but then got message "Disk (E) Cannot format primary DOS partition-Bad system area" Does this mean I need a new HDD?

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  • Johanna Humphrey Jul 06, 2010

    If I replaced the 30G HDD with a larger one, say 160G, would I also have to upgrade the RAM?

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You either have bad sectors on your HDD or the recovery CD is scratched. If your recovery CD is clean and not damaged then a new HDD should resolve your problem.
Hope this helps,
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    PuterCare Jul 08, 2010

    No there is no need to upgrade the RAM if you want to install a larger HDD. If anything, you may need to update the BIOS and drivers if the larger HDD's full capacity is not recognized.


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I need to reformat my toshiba satellite A15-S127


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How i format a15-s127 notbook because it's corrupt.


1. Enter the BIOS - the key to press is written on the main screen, most likely F1.
2. In there change the boot order - put the cd first and the hard disk second - follow the instructions on the screen on how to do it.
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try and find the "recovery" CDs, the second CD usually has all the drivers, where u can install the driver from it.

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you can borrow a cd as long as you have your own product key
or you can go to
bootdisk.com and make your own cd
please let me know if this solved
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tips, whatever key you need, will show on the boot up screen , like : type Fxxxxx for setup, Fxxxxxxxxx for boot up device order .

for your laptop, may have chance that you laptop too old, some model of ram are not fully compareable.

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Hi, I recommend to you to look for the utilitarian one in the network in order that you check the hard disk and determine if this one damaged, in case same this one in functioning, tries to reinstall the operating system with the disc of recovery that comes with your machine.

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Even when booting from the WIndows CD and pressing " R " to repair? Then going to the recovery console?

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Hi,

Sounds like you need to run a scan disk,

at c: prompt type " scandsk /f " or chkdsk /f

This will find and fix bad sectors then you should able to format disk

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