Toshiba laptop hard drive issues

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  1. Yes have some!

    Yes have some! Active Member

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    I have a 10 month old Toshiba Satellite m115-s3094. The hard drive died but I was able to get it back using the recovery disc. WHen it was dead, the drive was trying to load Windows (XP) but not getting passed the windows xp screen.

    Anywho, someone was telling me that there was an issue with the hard drives where the "timing" was off. There is supposedly a fix out there for whatever ailed this thing, but I'll be damned if I can find it.

    Anyone know?

    thanks OT:)
     
  2. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    With info that vague, you're better off asking the person who told you about the "timing issue" (whatever that is) in the first place.

    Just keep downloading updates and you should be fine.
     
  3. pyehac

    pyehac if she's old enough to cross the street, she's old

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    Just get a new hard drive.
     
  4. Yes have some!

    Yes have some! Active Member

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    I have everything backed up this time. If it crashes again, that is what I am going to do.
     
  5. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    There could be several other problems that keep windows from installing properly.

    I've never heard about "timing" for hard drives.
     
  6. Yes have some!

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    personally, I think it had a bad sector and Windows would stop loading when it hit that sector.
     

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