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Drivers supporting your hard drive may fail, and just need to be te-installed. All postings and use of the content on this site are subject to the Apple Support Communities Terms of Use.  Apple Support Communities More ways to shop: Visit an Apple EVen if you "fix" it, it will certainly not last for long. solved Should I get an external hard drive or a hot swap drive bay? weblink

Do you have any extras lying around? You can also try to run the Apple Hardware Test to see if it picks up any obvious hardware issues. solved Can't boot of off my cloned hard drive. Discussion is locked Flag Permalink You are posting a reply to: is my hard disk "toast"? https://www.cnet.com/forums/discussions/is-my-hard-disk-toast-365630/

Gear in this thread DSTE 2x BLM-1 Battery + Travel In the Box: - 2x Brand New Battery - 1x Brand New Travel Charger - 1x Brand New Car Charger - What year was you hard drive made? However, there is more compiling to be done. permalinkembedsaveparentgive gold[–]My_Police_Box 0 points1 point2 points 1 year ago(0 children)It is possible and is an inexpensive option.

Please type your message and try again.            Nado22 Level 1 (0 points) Q: Is my hard drive toast? Is there not a way of reinstalling the KRNL386.EXE file. Advertisement Tech Support Guy Home Forums > Operating Systems > Earlier Versions of Windows > Home Forums Forums Quick Links Search Forums Recent Posts Members Members Quick Links Notable Members Current Thread Status: Not open for further replies.

I'm going to be out of town for a couple weeks so I probably won't get this tracked down or resolved until then. I think I got lucky. Self or Karma gaining submissions both ok. weblink Then it has a popup about a redundant cyclic error.I assume this means all the data on the drive is not accessible, yes? 4 answers Last reply Sep 6, 2013 More

If BIOS recognizes it by correct model number and capacity then there may be a chance - if not the drive will need pro recovery in a clean room. solved Hard drive not appearing on control panel?? For live assistance, try our always-open chatroom. Dell Insprion 8000 Laptop Windows Me Pentium 3, 800 M/hz, 256 ram 10 gig hard drive Vore, Sep 1, 2004 #1 Sponsor Elvandil Joined: Aug 1, 2003 Messages: 51,988

United States Copyright © Apple Inc. I can't remove a HD and boot...what to do? It seems to me that your laptop rebooted. celery52Sep 6, 2013, 8:34 PM My laptop had been acting strangely for a few days and yesterday I ran the standard diagnostic stuff to try and fix it.

It just doesn't seem worth the trouble to try to get the drive booted. have a peek at these guys When I started up the computer again I got a blue screen and an error message that reads "cannot find or load reg. I tried to install Windows Me again, I get the setup screen after booting from my startup disk it starts to check installed items but then I get an error message I thought I would exhaust all avenues of information before I asked you nice people for help.

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In one instance I was able to run a drive for about another year by using this utility. Perhaps I'll try and make the drive a slave in another computer and maybe I can "see" if the files are still accessible. Specifications: Compatible with Dimension E310, E510, E520, E521 More on Genuine Dell Case Fan For Dimension Price: $14.97 « pixelation and freezing when in standby mode | External Lacie Drive makes

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PC Games \ System Tools \ Macintosh \ Demonews.Com \ Top Downloads MajorGeeks.Com \ News (Tech) \ Off Base (Other Websites News) \ Way Off Base (Offbeat Stories and Pics) Social: permalinkembedsaveparentgive gold[–]lechango 0 points1 point2 points 1 year ago(0 children)Well first thing I'd try would be to use DDrescue in ubuntu to attempt to make an image of the drive. Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/268900 Log in with Facebook Log in with Twitter Log in with Google Your name or email address: Do you already have an account? Learn More.

Solved Is my hard drive toast or can I fix this? celery52Sep 6, 2013, 9:21 PM Jonathan Sifleet said: Let me know if it works. Privacy Policy Terms of Use Sales and Refunds Legal Site Map Log in or Sign up Tech Support Guy Home Forums > Operating Systems > Earlier Versions of Windows > Computer this content No offering of reward/compensation for solutions.

Join our site today to ask your question. After running those, you might try an intense format/re-partition (I usually delete all partitions, then do a full (really slow) format. When I enter DIR for drive c at the c: promp I get a long list of files. You'd need to know the brand of drive and visit their web site.

noblyApr 25, 2006, 4:39 AM Just an FYI, if you get the ultimate boot cd (google it), it usually has all the HDD manufacturers' utilities on it. To be clear I have never had a problem booting the computer. This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. If the disk is idle most of the time and just wakes up when the curtains get drawn then that's OK.

The reason I say one, and why it did not fix the first one (I think) is that I did NOT run option 2(repair) the first time. Trusted Techs Proven-skills collaborators will have their usernames marked with a . How can I make the bad hard drive a slave so I can at least look at some of the sectors in Windows and try to extract what I can? toasted hard drive??

forthillApr 23, 2006, 4:22 AM I'll try a spare hd. *Tried the spare hd and the bios does recognize it and it does boot into Windows (on that spare hd)*I couldn't When I came back, Windows would stall when starting...it wouldn't even get to the logon screen. forthillApr 23, 2006, 3:20 AM I have a problem with one of my systems that has Win XP Pro on it. You could try a data recovery service.

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