I have had a disaster with my Vaio TX5N/B, the hard disc has given up with no warning, any way not to worry I thought I will take this opportunity of upgrading the HD unit from the Tohiba 100gb 1.8" ATA7 MK1011GAH, HDD1789 to a Toshiba 120gb 1.8" ATA7 MK1214GAH, HDD1902 unit, both have the ZIF-40 interface and run at the same speed. I have installed the unit but the BIOS is not recognising the unit, it finds the DVD/CD unit ok, I have the latest BIOS update installed
Has anyone come across this issue before or has any ideas on what I can try to get the BIOS to recognise the Unit
i have got vaio fz140 eb model which came with windows vista home premium and 200 gb disk.
i have installed western digital 500 gb disk drive which was running fantastic till 4 days.i have installed windows 7 home premium family pack on this system.
issue i am facing is weird.few days ago i copied few GB of data from western digital portable drive of my senior.while copying data,it was scanned by Kaspersky internet security which found some 70 virus .it managed to fix them all.it was fat32 formatted drive.
now problem is my laptop becomes unresponsive for long duration.then only thing i can do is forced shutdown.after restart.it does chkdisk and says fixing this fixing that.
but problem is still their.what i realised is it was giving errors on some perticular file.
i ran western digital life tools to diagnose this drive.it says SMART test pass but it says this error........
I have a Vaio TZ180N laptop with a 5400RPM hard disk and Vista. The disk is incredibly slow in my opinion - especially since I use this as a development machine (perhaps not best suited for the job!!). I have 2GB memory in it, but that doesn't seem to help all that much as the system is constantly running at 90%+ memory usage.
I would like to replace the disk with an SSD disk if possible. Will this work?
I'm a novice when it comes to the hardware of a laptop and will need some advice. Are SSD drives basically compatible with the disk in the Vaio? If so, should I look for something specific while buying an SSD drive - such as a specific interface or something?
If this is possible, will this significantly improve the performance of my machine?
i have a inspiron e1705. i dont not have many big programs. some of them include Age of Empires III and an expansion pack, itunes, garmin software for my gps, java, office (excel, powerpoint and word), firefox and ie,
wd anywhere backup, avast! anti-virus, mp3 rocket, apple qucktime, spy-bot, etc.. i am pretty sure that these are all up-to-date. i have sp 2 installed... (is there a third one?).
i also have many pictures and videos (17.3 gb for pictures, 47.4 gb for music, and 8.6gb for videos). i do not have too many documents.
i have also just recently formatted my computer. any ideas as to why it is so full, and how i can create more room? do i just have to delete some things?
my laptop, hp pavillion g60-120us has been slowing down and crashing lately, so i ran hd tune to check it's temperature and found out it's running at around 62c with several programs running - firefox with multiple tabs, majic jack, hd tune, and the usual security-antiivirus and spyware.
when i first turn the laptop on, it starts at around 40c and quickly goes up to the 60's within 20-30 minutes.
when i run a scan of antivirus or ultimate defrag it tops out at around 70c.
the hd tuner hits critical hard disk temperature at 55c and pop ups a message every few seconds.
i've also run speedfan, and it tells me the same temperature.
is it normal for a laptop to run a temperature in the high 60's...should i put it on a block of dry ice, or move to the north pole?
i usually move with my computer when it is using, for example of from table to another place with out standby. At this moment, my harddisk usually have the sound of "click", i dont know what does it mean, does my disk have protection module inside or not, I did some "disk Utility" checking error, but the result have nothing wrong with my hard disk, So did my disk have problem now? will Apple warrant disk for my laptop if i send it back to Apple
Is it possible to install a second hard disk in E4300?
Earlier the option used to be available whilst configuring the E4300 online to add a second 1.8inch hard disk. Now it is no longer there. Can the same be ordered through a Dell rep? What exactly is it that comes when you order this?
I will be grateful if someone can share this info. This will be the deal maker/breaker for me on the E4300.
My Studio originally had a Toshiba, 5400 rpm 250 gb drive in it.
I bought a Western Digital 7200 rpm 360 gb drive to add to my laptop. I also got the carrier assembly from Dell and I installed the Western Digital into the Studio 17 in drive bay 1 , and put the Toshiba into Drive bay 2.
I had made an image of my C drive with Vista on it, and after installing the new hard drive I put the image onto the Western Digital drive, and all seemed to be well, I booted up and get into Vista, but now I see the C:
local hard drive shows exactly what I had before, and Vista is showing my new drive as Drive F: but it also has all my files on it exactly as the original C image that I made .....
I own a 5920G. Recently, after formatting my hard disk, I discovered my recovery discs are damaged and I accidentally wiped out my hard disk recovery partition some time ago while installing linux. I managed to copy both the recovery DVDs into my hard disk (not completely), and managed to download some missing drivers & patches from acer & microsoft which were unrecoverable from the discs. The only missing file now is an Image file from Disc2 named D5E0A592.132 (around 50MB). It is the last recovery image in disc2, in a folder named 'Images'. I don't want to take it to Acer service etc because i need to use my notebook a lot, and because my warranty peroid is over.
to upload this single file (D5E0A592.132), preferably to any file hosting service? (eg rapidshare etc). I have been searching online for this file for days.
Model: Acer 5920G-602G32Mn
OS: Windows Vista Home Premium
I don't think this is illegal, because I'm not pirating any disc or requesting any pirate disc. I do own a legal copy of Windows Vista which came with the notebook.
I have a 80 GB Sata HDD, on a (virtual ((i still dont have it exactly... ))) 5315 C2D T8300 laptop. and i was wondering if i should upgrade it. What will change exactly, is it worth it, and if yes what kind of HDD should i look for?
Recently I began having problems upon starting up my HP Pavilion g6 series laptop. I would get a disc error that would require me to restart with "control, alt, delete." It has now gone to giving me Hard Disk errors 303 and 305. I've been looking around on these forums and it appears that I'm looking at a harddrive getting ready to fail.
I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium with an Intel i7-2620M CPU @ 2.70GHz with 6GB of RAM and it's a 64 bit operating system.
Am I correct in assuming that the hard drive is getting ready to fail? If so, how do I replace it and what do I replace it with?
I have a DELL XPS L502X with recently its hard disk not getting detected a week ago... With some movement or so ... It finally detected .. This happened to me 3 times earlier but probably after an hour or so .. It was back to normal... But this time the same thing repeated , it could not move Out of boot ... I found that from boot menu it shows FIXED HDD : none , which tells the hard disk is not getting detected ..
T9400 2.53GHZ 6mb kesh 4GB RAM 1066 500GB hard disk 5400
i have problem with laptop sound....
if speaker level is 0-60 proc all is fine, but if speaker level is 70-100 proc, then hard disk begin work at max... sound and programs crash... then i put mute or slow down speaker level and hard disk again working calmly, not a max performance...
i not understand why hard disk working at max performance when speaker level more thant 70 proc...
it is really strange.
i tryed to instal another audio driver, not helped...
maybe to strong magnetic field from speeker? if speeker to strong?
My motherboard on a Dell XPS M1530 (configuration below) does not recognize the hard disk.
I checked the hard drive and it is working well so I concluded it is the motherboard. I need advise on how much a new motherboard would cost, which motherboard I need, and whether it is worth going through a repair/replacement.
I gave the laptop (it is out of warranty, but with the cause being water damage the warranty would most probably be void anyway) to a repair shop and they want $349 to attempt a repair or $149 to replace it with a new one (this does not include the cost of a new motherboard).
I was looking for one on ebay, however I am not sure if it will be compatible with my configuration.
I would appreciate if anyone who had the same problem or experience with a similar issue can provide any input. Here is the configuration: ...
I am having a problem with this beast. I was playing MW2 and suddenly, the laptop stopped responding. The whole thing was just frozen. Nothing I could do but press the power button to turn it off.
After that, I turn it on and got the message: "internal hard disk not found To resolve this issue, try to reseat the drive No bootable devices-- strike F1 to retry boot, F2 for setup utility Press F5 to run onboard diagnostics."
I was thinking about "reseating" the hard drive but do not dare to do so. What could it happen if the laptop just sat on the table all the time. Under it is a cooler. I did not even touch the keyboard ( I use a wireless one). Any idea how to fix it.