Question about Toshiba Satellite M45-S331 Notebook
IBG42008 He stated that he was installing a new O.S. in his question.
What are the specifications of your Hardware?
You did not tell me what the system was at all. It might not be able to handle the O.S. that you are loading. Are you sure that the Hard drive is not bad.
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Do the following to check your Hard Drive.
This sounds like a bad hard drive. What make of hard drive is in it?
Figure out what brand hard drive it is first. Then go to the website of the manufacturer.
While you are on the site look for software for hard drive repair. It could be listed in many ways. Download the windows version if you have another computer to test this in. If you do not have another computer to test this in you will have to use the Dos version. The instructions will come with the siftware.
Then you will go through these steps.
Do you have another computer that you can use to check the hard drive? If you have another computer or access to another computer you can download a hard drive utility that can diagnose and possible repair the hard drive. Is it a SATA hard drive? If it is a SATA hard drive you can plug it directly into another computer that has a SATA cable. If it is not SATA you will need to buy a converter so that you can hook it up to the other computer. This will be an external slim hard drive enclosure. A desktop hard drive can be put in another desktop and used as a slave drive. Just make sure that you look at the back of the Hard Drive and make put the jumper on the slave pins. Then you can run the test through the other computer to test the Hard Drive. The test will let you know if the Hard Drive is bad or not. If you can see your files on the drive you might want to back them up before you start the test. If it comes back as good go to the next step.
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When you first start the XP install, you are in 'text' mode - you know, blue and white screen, no graphics.
When you get to the point where it says at the bottom "Press F6 to install additional storage drivers", just hit F7. Change your system type from ACPI compliant to Standard Computer in the menu that comes up.
Is this message received on an existing installation OR are you now trying to install XP - that "during text mode set up" refers to the install.
If it is already installed Press F8 and select Safe Mode.
If you get in XP there go Start, right click My Computer, click properties, click the hardware tab, click device manager and on the My Computer expand the + sign.
If it says ACPI there, then it already is ACPI compliant.
This actually stands for "Advanced Configuration and Power Interface"
The issue is more than likely a driver, memory or possibly a flat CMOS battery.
hope this helps
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