Toshiba Satellite C655 S5082 Drivers Download Install Update
Problems with hard drive on Toshiba laptop. RAM memory failure, Boot sector of the hard drive disk is damaged and Hard drive doesn't respond to system commands. I have restored the laptop but this hasn't helped. I have done a windows security scanner and downloaded Norton and it still won't work. Any ideas of how i can fix these? Over a Month Ago Time Zone: I'd run the OEM hard drive diags. Find the exact brand of the hard drive from system information and then go to that site.
For example a seagate hard drive would use seatools. It can more fully determine the issue. I suspect you will need to buy a drive but some tools can fix a number of issues. An odd virus could also cause this. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.
For a laptop, or netbook, you must remove both its main battery and AC adapter before you do that. For a brand name computer, see the Owner's or User's manual if you need to - how to remove or replace the ram is usually in that - it may already be in your installed programs.
If you can't get into Windows, it may be on a disk that came with the computer, or you can go online and look at it or download it - it's in the downloads for your specific model. Then test your ram with ram diagnostics. If your computer has 4 gb of ram or less If you want to try a memory diagnostic utility that takes a lot less time to run a full pass than memtest86 does, this one is pretty good - Microsoft's Windows Memory Diagnostic: It can be toggled press T to do a standard or a more comprehensive set of tests - use the default 6 test one first - if it passes one pass of that, use the latter one.
A few of the tests in the latter set are intentionally slower. For one of those the test finds one error after another in all of your ram, despite the fact no errors were found in previous tests. If that were valid the computer would not boot at all. Seagate's SeaTools will test almost any brand of hard drive. Do the long test. The Dos bootable versions of SeaTools can test the hard drive when Windows will not load properly, or even when the drive has no data on it.
It the drive itself passes the test, any data problems on the drive can be fixed one way or another. If the drive itself DOES NOT pass the tests - If SeaTools finds more than 99 errors in the long test, the test quits, probably because Seagate knows the drive cannot be fixed by any software fix when it has more errors than that - if the Seatools long test finds a small number of LBA errors, say, 10 or less, you can try using it's zero fill feature to repair the drive, but that wipes all existing data off of the drive.
If you have personal data on the drive you don't want to lose, try booting the computer from something such as a Linux CD that has an operating system that can read the files on the drive to see if you can copy your personal data to elsewhere, BEFORE you zero fill the drive. I have successfully done that with two Seagate drives that had one error. If the drive was not made by Seagate or Maxtor which Seagate supports - if it does find a small number of errors you should use the hard drive brand's own diagnostics to test it, and if a small number of errors are still found, you may get a better result if you use that programs zero fill utility some call it low level format but that's actually a zero fill utility, or similar.
How much you pay to ship your old drive is up to you. If they find your claim is valid, they ship the replacement drive back to you at no charge, In some cases, e. That gives you the option of copying data from the old drive to the new one, however, don't copy entire partitions when your original drive is defective - the locations of bad sectors on the original drive will be falsely reported on the new drive and that's very difficult to fix, unless you delete the partition, except in Vista and Windows 7.
You must provide valid credit card info for this service, and if there is nothing wrong found with your drive, or if they find the damage was caused by something not covered by the warranty, your credit card is charged for the cost of the replacement drive.
In any case you must pay for their shipping the drive to you. How much you pay to ship your old drive is up to you, as long as it gets to them within the specified time period. Use Question Form such as " Why? Thousands of users waiting to help! Positive Neutral Negative I don't know. The information on Computing.
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Did this solve your problem? Sorry this didn't help. It maybe that your specific model cannot use more than 4gb memory, and if so thats because of its hardware motherboard bios not win7. Tell us about your experience with our site. Eduardo Barrera Ramirez Created on June 18, Well ive had this laptop for about a year and then i started on my free time using the laptop for gaming purposes of course low thirsty ram games like the latin game Operation 7 and everything worked fine but then it started lagging in the middle of the game and well it was very annoying so then i decided to check my ram memory capacity and said 2GB 1. This thread is locked.