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Toshiba M35X-S349 (Freezes Periodically)

Hello,

Here's what I know:
Hard Drive is good
Memory is good

Laptop freezes up periodically. When this happens the screen stays on but you cannot move the mouse or push ctrl, alt, delete.

Here's an interresting thing though. I can duplicate the problem by pulling the hard drive out.

When it is running, it runs really well. Sometimes it's after 2 min, 12 min, or even 2 hours. Very periodic.

Any Ideas? I'm pretty computer savy: A+, MCSE, but this has me stumpted.

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  • complexhiav8 Aug 30, 2008

    Having the same problem, one time got a HD failure error. I have checked memory and HD both good. I reformatted HD and it freezes while trying to reload OS (XP-SP1).

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Update: I looked at the plug connecting the HD to the PC and pulled it about 1/2 way back off and reinserted into machine. I then pulled the HD back out and noticed that it was not all the way pushed back on and it wasnt parallel to the HD. Basically I am thinking that the HD is not sitting properly in the bay for some reason or another, but I have been running 10+ hours with no problems as of yet. I did reformat the HD so I am going down that road of reloading and letting run awhile, reboot, repeat. Not sure if solution, but looking real good at this point.

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