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Error with HDD/SDD Alert. Removed old copy and installed original version. Same problem.

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You need to remember what the password is or take it to a Toshiba dealer who can fix it for you.

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The HDD can be accessed/removed from the underside of the laptop. If you look at the bottom of the laptop, there is a rectangular panel in the corner (farthest away from the battery). Remove the screws holding the panel in place and lift up the panel. Underneath is the HDD. If you remove the wrong panel (the large odd shaped one), you will be looking at the two RAM modules.

You can certainly replace the old HDD on the Toshiba with an SSD. Windows 7 works very well with SSD's as you won't have to worry about installing drivers or any special garbage collection software, as these essential SSD features are already present in Windows 7. The most essential feature Windows 7 will offer for your Kingston SSD will be the TRIM command, this runs in the background and greatly improves the lifespan of your SSD (read more detailed info about this here).

Other advantages of Windows 7 is the improved security over previous versions of windows, and more importantly, no performance issues that plagued Windows Vista. Not to mention the thousands of applications available for Windows. There are of course, many visual features that are fun to play around with in Windows 7, but that's about as far as I will go to summarize the functionality.

Good luck and have fun, I installed a very similar Kingston 64gb SSD on my own laptop and I have yet to regret it (they are fast).

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I presume that this message comes up when you first turn the laptop on. In that case the Hard Drive has been lock with a password. The is no way to remove this with either knowing the password or sending the laptop to a specialist who can remove the password for you.

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Hi there lauren,

You need to REINSTALL the Toshiba HDD/SDD Alert Monitor. Try to look at the setup file under Program Files directory and inside the My Toshiba folder. It would be better to remove the program first thru the Add/Remove Programs in the Control Panel.

Should you need further assistance, please let me know.

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Under Programs in the My Toshiba folder there is a Toshiba Application Installer. Open(click) that and then re-install the HDD/SDD Alert Monitor. My Toshiba did the same thing and that's how I fixed it.

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After a BIOS upgrade or installation of a new hard drive, the following error message may appear at POST: ERROR
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

Press <F1> to Setup
The system appears to boot normally after escape is pressed and the operating system will load.
Solution There are three possible workarounds to eliminate the error:
  1. Update the hard drive firmware to the latest level. Download the hard drive firmware update, and then apply to your hard drive.
    Note: This update requires a floppy disk drive.
  2. Replace the hard drive with one supported by the system being used.
  3. Use the hard drive, producing the 2010, error in the Ultrabay of the system or a docking station with the second hard drive adapter instead. The interface to the Ultrabay is parallel ATA. For more information visit, ThinkPad Second Hard Drive Adapter for Ultrabay Slim - Overview
Additional information This error is purposely generated to alert the user to potential problems with diagnostic or copy tools. There are known issues with several of these listed below.
  1. Disk Fitness Test (DFT) version 3.xx provided by Hitachi GST which uses vendor specific commands on the hard drive. These may not be correctly interpreted since they must pass through the serial to parallel ATA bridge. However, version 4.00 or later of the Disk Fitness Test (DFT) will work.
  2. HDDTEST version 0.28 by Hitachi GST does not function properly for similar reasons. Instead, use HDDTEST version 0.29 or later.
  3. DOS-based copy tools may function slowly or produce incorrect output, specifically previous versions of Norton/Symantec Ghost. These versions are not compatible with the Serial-ATA interface of the Intel ICH6M chip set. Documentation on this problem may be found at It is recommended to use either a newer version of Ghost, Norton Ghost 2003 (version 2003.789 or later) or Symantec Ghost 8.0 or later, or to use the -FNI switch when invoking Ghost from the command prompt (For example, Ghost.exe -FNI with the current version of Ghost).
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