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OfflineT0aD
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My laptop got fucked up
    #2052703 - 10/29/03 03:30 AM (13 years, 6 months ago)

Last last night before going to bed I put it to defragment its disk ( although I had defragmented it 3 weeks ago, and after "analyze" it said Its not neccesairy to defragment it ). So when I wake up I see a black screen and only the mouse, which I cant move. I tried all combinations to restart it with buttons but nothing would work so I restarted from the button. Upon restarting, some loud noise from the laptop appeared and continued forever, everything was SOO LAGGY, even the GRUB boot loader would load in like 10 seconds instead of immeadiately. The first time it started windows XP OK, after 5 minutes of loading, and I was so dumb to run scandisk and reboot instead of saving all my data to CDs. So after the scancheck ( still, everything laggy and big noise ) it said STACK_DUMP_KERNEL_ERROR or some shit like that.
Im sure its from the hard disk drive - even redhat 9 wouldnt load - reason : kernel panic and errors when loading the hard disk. I booted once from the installation XP disk and it didnt even find hard disk drive.
I called TOSHIBA customer help, they were very kind and this guy explained that I should wait 5 to 7 days for new harddisk to be replaced or to 14 days if I really want my data to be preserved so they send it to Japan and fix the error there.
My questions are : is there ANY WAY I can successfully boot windows and save my music, data and installation files to CDs !?
Can I be sure that If I tell them to send it to Japan, my data will be preserved ?
What could cause this harddisk damaging ?
Thanks for reading!


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Re: My laptop got fucked up [Re: T0aD]
    #2052980 - 10/29/03 06:53 AM (13 years, 6 months ago)

Sounds like what happened to my dad's laptop a while back, there a reading arm thingie on the HD apparently broke, physically. Same symptoms, weird sounds, HD not recognised by OS or IBM HD diagnostics bootdisk. If that is the case, you have no way to fix that at home, if you want to keep your data you will probably have to send it to Toshiba then.

Maybe you should look for the HD diagnostics disk on www.ibm.com first.

IBM refused any free data retrieval BTW.


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Re: My laptop got fucked up [Re: PjS]
    #2053025 - 10/29/03 08:09 AM (13 years, 6 months ago)

My first guess is a bad harddrive based on your description. Boot from the winxp cdrom, hit R for recovery console when prompted and run chkdsk /p from the command line.


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Re: My laptop got fucked up [Re: Seuss]
    #2053358 - 10/29/03 12:33 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

As I said the winXP cd doesnt recognize any hard disk so I typed "R" to "recover" but it wouldnt do it cause it doesnt find a frigging hard disk.
And the laptop is under warranty.


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Re: My laptop got fucked up [Re: T0aD]
    #2053390 - 10/29/03 12:51 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

> cause it doesnt find a frigging hard disk.

99% sure you have a bad harddrive. Take it in and get warranty service done on it.


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Re: My laptop got fucked up [Re: Seuss]
    #2064347 - 11/02/03 06:31 AM (13 years, 6 months ago)

Im  now wondering if I should try reinstalling WINDOWS

Monday whatever happens I will send it to warranty.

Now it stopped making this weird noise and I think if I should try to make "Upgrade" install of WindowsXP, cause when I choose "Safe Mode" to boot win it stops loading when it should load %SYSTEMROOT%/System32/Drivers/Mup.sys or something like that. Do you think its a good idea ? What is this fucked up driver for ?

All I want is to backup installation files and music on CDs before sending the laptop to warranty. :ooo:


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Re: My laptop got fucked up [Re: T0aD]
    #2064404 - 11/02/03 08:04 AM (13 years, 6 months ago)

Funny how everyone wants to back up stuff AFTER their computer fucks up but they don't do it before.


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Re: My laptop got fucked up [Re: luvdemshrooms]
    #2064422 - 11/02/03 08:19 AM (13 years, 6 months ago)

I tried to make new installation but it forced me to format my partition, so Ill have to send it and wait ...


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