Posted 03 January 2009 - 10:26 AM
I have an old Toshiba a60 satellite series (2004 when was bought). Out of curiousity, I tried to remove all of the screws placed in the bottom part of the laptop which led to its malfunction. This happened around 1-2 months ago, so I had it fixed at a local repair center and upgraded its onboard 256 memory with additional 1Gb. According to the repair center, it was a motherboard problem although I was a bit doubtful... however, they were able to fixed it.
I reformatted the laptop since the OS was corrupted due to my tinkering in the first place. I noticed when I tried to install Microsoft Office 2007 it often freezes during installation. Only through persistent installing-uninstalling of the said software that I was able to finally setup Microsoft Office 2007. But this scenario doesn't happen when I installed other programs like NOD32 antivirus, klmf codec pack, etc...
Now when I use programs particularly 3ds max or open multiple programs (around 3-4) my laptop suddenly freezes. When I rebooted and run the programs again, my laptop freezes earlier than before. I look at the 'event viewer' it says something about "the device, \device\harddisk0\d paging operation error..." I did a checkdisk and defragment the HDD, and also run HDD Regenerator. Did my usual stuff and again the laptop freezes but this time when I look up the even viewer it displays the following message, "the device, \device\harddisk0\d , has a bad block" Also when I tried to run HD Tune, it specifies an error reading during benchmark...?
Does this mean that the problem is in the HDD? Can I still fix it?