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Solved: Tosiba Satellite laptop windows 2000

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by xfile47, Apr 3, 2008.

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  1. xfile47

    xfile47 Thread Starter

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    Can someone give me a clue what to look for here. A guy I have helped before dropped his Toshiba laptop off he said it wouldn't stay started.

    Last time I helped him he had a heating problem, the fans for cooling are under the laptop so I told him to get a holder that would let the air get through and it worked fine haven't heard from him for a year or so.

    It is a Toshiba Satellite A60/65 says XP but so I must be wrong about the windows 2000 anyway he says he has some material he really needs off of it

    Anyway I plugged it in cause the battery I think is bad, and it tries to start but then disconnects right away. by right away I mean nothing ever comes up on the screen.

    YOU can hear it start and the lights come on but you never hear the hard drive doing anything and like I said it just clicks and shuts down.

    Would it be the hard drive is bad? and if so can a person still get the info off of it? Can someone give me a clue? I think it is the hard drive but how can I check it
     
  2. mozzacajun

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    If you hear clicking from the hard drive, it's going to die soon. Slave it to another machine if you need to recover data and replace it.
     
  3. xfile47

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    So then even tho it tries to start up but then you hear that one click and it shuts down that is the hard drive?
     
  4. xfile47

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    OK one more question, If I slave it another computer and just burn to a disk what needs to be saved then can you just buy another hard drive like it and use the recovery disks to put the system back on?
     
  5. mozzacajun

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    That will work, and the drives aren't that expensive.
     
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    Thanks, I will close this thread
     
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