I am need of some help with a problem i am experiencing on my Toshiba Satellite C650 laptop. I should let you guys know that im not very savy when it comes to the technicalities of computers so please bare with me!
Last night while using my laptop i got a popup msg from microsoft windows informing that:
"windows detected a hard disk problem"
When i opened up the details it told me:The following hard disks are reporting failure:
Disc Name: ST9500325AS
I left my laptop on through the night to backup the data on my laptop onto an external hd, when i woke up this message was showing on a black screen:
Intel UNDI, PXE-2.0 (build 083)
For Antheros PCIE Ethernet Controller v126.96.36.199(12/15/09)
Check cable connection!
PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel PXE ROM
Invalid system disk
Replace the disk, and then press any key
No bootable device – insert boot disk and press any key
I restarted the laptop and after 10 or so minutes without warning a blue screen pops up with this messageA problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer
Stop: 0x0000007A (0x00000020,0xC000009D,0x88FC1BDC,0x00000000)
Collecting data for crash dump…
Initializing disk for crash dump…
Physical memory dump FAILED with status 0xC000009C
At this point the laptop will restart by itself and once the laptop is running again this blue screen will appear anywhere from a few seconds to 30 minutes after the laptop is turned on.
I tried removing the hard drive from my laptop as i am thinking of having a go at replacing it myself so i played around to see if its easy to remove. I only got up to the point of removing the outer lid on the laptop that reveals the hard drive. However now when i turn on the laptop it wont even start up. Once it gets to the 'Starting Windows' screen it just stays there, in a constant state of loading. Im not sure if this is a result of my tampering of the hard drive or just a coincidence :S
Is this a problem just with the hard drive or is it more complicated then that? Will this problem be fixed by just changing the hard drive? If so is there anything else i need to do once a new hard drive is installed? Ie: after installing a new hard drive the laptop will turn on and run as it did before just without all the data/programs installed from the replaced hard drive. Is my laptop possibly beyond repair?
Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated guys