Solved faulty hard drive in laptop

August 7, 2013 at 08:21:35
Specs: Windows 7, Celeron T3500/4GB
i have a advent m202 lap top and need to take the hard drive out, how do i take it out this lap top will not boot up so am hoping to try it in another computer to see if its the hard drive or something else

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August 8, 2013 at 13:16:25
Then try running a hard drive diagnostic as suggested in #3 above. Seatools for DOS will check any brand drive. You need to run it from a boot device. See the link below. You MAY need to change the boot order in the BIOS (setup) screens in order to boot to the CD drive.

http://www.seagate.com/support/down...



#1
August 7, 2013 at 09:15:32
What happens when you attempt to boot the computer? A hard drive is not necessary for the computer to POST.

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#2
August 7, 2013 at 10:48:10
it starts to boot and then stops it will not pass the boot information

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#3
August 7, 2013 at 14:40:35
Your best bet is to run diagnostics on the hard drive, that way you can test the controller as well. You can get the model from the BIOS, and from, depending on the manufacturer can find diagnostic software. Moving the hard drive to alternate hardware wont tell you if its good or not, and wont boot because Windows doesn't allow that. So you would need the EXACT same laptop, that was fully functional to test a hard drive swap.

What exactly is happening when you boot up? Do you get an error when you try to boot into Windows?

www.standby-it.com


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#4
August 8, 2013 at 05:24:46
when i turn it on the boot window appears and then it goes blank, i have to turn it off again and then back on, when the boot up comes on again i tred the F8 to recover but this does not work becouse the hard drive is partisioned and the operating system is on the first part of the drive i was hoping to format and reinstal, the laptop is my sisters and she did not make a recovery disk

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August 8, 2013 at 13:16:25
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Then try running a hard drive diagnostic as suggested in #3 above. Seatools for DOS will check any brand drive. You need to run it from a boot device. See the link below. You MAY need to change the boot order in the BIOS (setup) screens in order to boot to the CD drive.

http://www.seagate.com/support/down...


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