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#1 sharpie

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 07:10 PM

how do i repair my hdd?

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 08:25 PM

There is not a whole lot you can do
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Posted 01 January 2010 - 08:41 PM

sometimes i can't properly boot up xp with out it taking me to the start in safemode page. someone told me that it might be hardware or hdd. ive replaced the os and it was still doing it so i didnt know what else to try...

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 10:11 PM

have you done a clean install or a repair install ? if repair install, and you are still having problems, the first thing to do is back up all data worth saving. then i would do a clean install. this is my personal opinion and will fix any windows issues. if you want to chase windows errors around i would start with virus and malware scans ,the video drivers uninstall and reinstall. if you go right to the clean install those will not be an issue. if that install fails then you would look at hardware issues, test ram, try one piece at a time,(memtest86+), test hard drive (manufactures diagnostic disk) both downloadable. oh, and i should have said first, check all connections to drives, power and data, and re-seat ram.

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 10:48 PM

i did both. it appears to be working just fine ive even rebooted it many times. after doing a few things to it it works fine i just hope it stays like this. now all i have to do is figure out how to get online. im pretty sure its the drivers, but i cant find the right ones.

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Posted 02 January 2010 - 01:19 PM

you probably need the drivers for your network card, if NIC is built into motherboard you should be able to get drivers at motherboard manufacturers site.

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Posted 02 January 2010 - 06:45 PM

how would i find the maker of my mother board?

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Posted 03 January 2010 - 03:43 PM

turn off computer,remove side cover, manufacturers name and model number will be printed on the board somewhere. there is software for this also like Belarc, Evervest, System Information for Windows, but i have not tried any of them.

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Posted 03 January 2010 - 08:56 PM

theres no easier way? dont want to ruin my laptop.

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Posted 04 January 2010 - 04:14 PM

What is the make and model of the laptop? You dont have to dissasemble it.
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Posted 04 January 2010 - 06:15 PM

Try getting a copy of HWInfo32.
Run the application on your laptop and post screenshots of the details it shows.

Alternatively, look for the product label on the base (underside) of your laptop and tell us what you see.

Edited by ReviverSoft, 04 January 2010 - 06:17 PM.

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Posted 04 January 2010 - 06:36 PM

toshiba satellite m45-s355

toshiba satellite m45-s355

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Posted 04 January 2010 - 07:12 PM

toshiba satellite m45-s355


You can download the drivers from here.

Simply select the OS you are running and choose the type of drivers you want to download.
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Posted 05 January 2010 - 09:00 AM

toshiba satellite m45-s355


You can download the drivers from here.

Simply select the OS you are running and choose the type of drivers you want to download.

didnt see anything on there for a motherboard, but i have been to that site before

Edited by sharpie, 05 January 2010 - 09:01 AM.


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Posted 05 January 2010 - 09:06 AM

Try getting a copy of HWInfo32.
Run the application on your laptop and post screenshots of the details it shows.

Alternatively, look for the product label on the base (underside) of your laptop and tell us what you see.

i dont see a product label, but i do see some other labels. dont know if it will help or not, but here they are-

model no. psm40u-073001

serial no. 65048428q

Edited by sharpie, 05 January 2010 - 09:07 AM.





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