Question about Toshiba TOS TECRA 8/2.0 40GB 128MB XPT (PTM40U13300E) PC Notebook
Started laptop but only saw "disk read error control alt delete to restart" I tried pushing power button for 10 seconds, no help. Disconnected power and battery, then put them back, no help. Pulled memory then hard drive out then replaced, no help. Did recovery disk and it worked but when it said take out CD and hit any button to continue it went back to Disk read error.....Replace hard drive?? and if so can I use my recovery disk to install programs? it is all that came with my laptop
Sounds like either 1) bad disk or 2) bad motherboard. Replacing the harddrive and restoring using the restore cd is valid and will work as long as the disk is as large or larger than your current harddisk - Fortunately it is also the cheaper of the two options.
You may lose access to the free space on a larger harddisk as the restore cd may restore the old partition information as well as the data.
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