I have a toshiba satelite 2410 S185 notebook,i tried to turn it on and somehow i dont know what happened it wont boot up.. it keep asking me for a HDD password, which i never had....it wont let me goes to the bios and anything.. is there some code i have to type in for the Hardrive or so?
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Re: toshiba notebook HDD problem
I think you may find your hard drive has failed?
I suggest that you replace the hard drive with a new one.
But, just to check.. remove the hard Drive from the machine... (usually acessable under the machine via a couple of screws and usually just slides out etc) Then try to "Boot" the machine from CD or floppy.. (on say ya Windows XP CD, choosing Boot from CD from PC menu) if it does.. then it IS ya HD, if not then ya may have a Motherboard fault.
So do NOT change the drive.. at this juncture I would suggest ya go to a reputable PC repairer and ask for a "Quote" for the fix, and an explanation of what is/was wrong.
Nope, I have two harddrives with the same problem. I know both harddrives work fine just keeps asking for the HDD password no matter which i put in but the origional failing drive dose not ask for this HDD password it may be the formatting I'm going to try re-partitioning, and look on toshiba's technical site for more and try and post it back
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What you should do is in the following order: 1.Go into bios and load defaults (usually hit F1) 2.Go into bios and set the boot sequence as HDD number 1 3.Go into bios and disable network PXE boot if possible. 4.Now retry 5.No success press F12 and choose HDD as boot up 6.Now retry 7.No success then remove the HDD clean the contacts and reseat 8.Now retry 9.No success open the laptop lid locate which part of the laptop the hdd is located and just give the laptop a tap in that corner and abit of a push (with the laptop turned OFF) Ive successfully fixed 2 of my IBM's doing this. 10.Still no success try changing the HDD and reformating a fresh 11.Still no success i would open the laptop up completely remove the motherboard and oven bake your motherboard and 375f for 10 minutes BUT BE WARNED DO A GOOGLE SEARCH BEFORE DOING THIS!. This method can also repair other faults such as GPU faults, Memory faults..ect.
Try to remove the battery, and plug it into the wall. If it then boots, your battery has failed. This happens frequently. If it still wont boot you will need to take to someone to see if the board has died or other issues. Hope this helps
This is the site for the manual but I think you would not be abe to download it. pcsupport.toshiba.com - enter - downloads - portables - satellite - archived models - select model - show results - user's guide. Hope it helps. Thank you.