Question about Toshiba Satellite M105-S3004 Notebook
Well heres the deal
my machine shutdown on me and kept on restarting and restarting and never reaching windows loading window
so i decided to reformat, big mistake right there for me after that the computer went ballistic , at 68% of reformating it came to a halt and asked me to restart the computer becuase there was an error with the drive? so i tried again and it kept doing the same.
i gave up after 5 hrs and stashed my laptop for 6 days..
then i missed my laptop and tried again
and amazingly it WORKED? i installed everything again ... but i left to get my hair cut and i came back to a black screen with "operating system not found"
so i reinstalled it but.. again it stopped from reformating.......
so i gave up on it then 5 hrs later i decided to turn on my computer without doing anything just for the heck of it...
and no lie...... it booted to the window screen so this time i decided not to install anything. and just keep it like that till i figure out whats wrong.
and i had a crazy idea to defrag the drive. so i started the process and bam blue screen of death ever since i cant even load the reformating screen thing from the disc.
it says there is no drive?
but when i boot the machine it says.
windows can not start because there is a missing or corrupt file.
I would agree with everybody here but just want to make sure your doing the right thing in replacing the HDD. When you boot the xp instalation disc run it in repair mode and run a chkdsk on it. this should tell you if you have any bad sectors or not. If not, dont just re-format, make sure you remove the partition and write a new one or do a low-level format to be certain your drive is clean. All of the dust removal and cleaning you can comfortably do is very good for the laptop also. if its still overheating and causing drive issues replace it or buy a fan stand for it to keep cool on. Good Luck
Posted on Aug 30, 2007
I concure with my associate, the symptoms indicate a bad hard drive or overheating. Certainly try to clear the heat sink before replacing the hard drive. Good luck
Posted on Aug 29, 2007
Your problem is being cause by one of two situations: 1. you have a faulty hard-drive 2. Your system is over heating. Because it seems to work after a period of not being in use it sounds like overheating. There is a common fault on Toshinba laptops with overheating. If you google for "overheating toshiba" you will find loads of links to "How to clean your laptop" and you will also see many people with the same problem as you. Get back to me if you need more help
Posted on Aug 29, 2007
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