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Hard drive failure on IBM T43

I had my hard drive fail on my IBM T43. when I power up the laptop I get the IBM banner screen and then the screen goes black and in the top left corner it displays:
A disk read error has occured
Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete to restart.
When I press Ctrl+Alt+Delete it just does the same thing. It will not read the hard drive. Is there any way to retrieve the data and or settings that were on the hard drive?
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  • jaimiescomp May 21, 2008

    my computer will only turn on the the computer, it bring up the ibm thinkpad load screen and says hit the access ibm button to interrupt the normal startup process, yet nothing i press works

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I have a ThinkPad T43,

Now it's hard drive is broken so when i change the new hard drive Hitachi 160GB it display the message as below.

Could you help me to terminate this error message.

2010: Warning: Your internal hard disk drive (HDD) may not function correctly on this system. Ensure that your HDD is supported on this system and that the latest HDD firmware is installed. Press <Esc> to continue

I try to update firmware of the harddrive but still appear the message the same.

Posted on Dec 26, 2008

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Hi suzi,
Its still possible to retrieve data by taking the harddisk out and put it in external harddisk frame.Connect that external frame trhough USB on some other PC or Notebook and see you could see information inside.Incase you can't see any information inside then you need to use some other recovery program like Getdataback,Recoverymyfile,etc.

Goodluck,takecare.

Posted on Apr 23, 2008

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