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Boot Problem (Toshiba Laptop)

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Kopite_21, Oct 10, 2010.

  1. Kopite_21

    Kopite_21 Gigabyte Poster Premium Member

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    Hi guys,

    I have just been given a Toshiba Portege 2000 Laptop to play around with, but the problem that I am having is that I cannot boot it up to start. I keep getting a message that says:

    A disk read error occured Press CTRL+Alt+Del to restart.

    The Laptop is running Windows XP Professional have tried to "Google" the message above to see if there is a solution to the problem but I cannot find anything.

    Is it true that I can boot from a PCMCIA card? If so how would I go about this? The Laptop does not have a Floppy or CD_ROM drive.. :rolleyes:

    Regards.
     
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  2. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    hi,

    can you take the drive out and re-seat?

    if not, what does it say in the BIOS?
     
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  3. toshiba145

    toshiba145 Nibble Poster

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    how about trying to boot from usb flash drive and then fix boot or may try booting via usb cdrom and fix with the xp cd.
     
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  4. soundian

    soundian Gigabyte Poster

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    Sounds like the HDD is f**ked.
     
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  5. HangoverSpecialist

    HangoverSpecialist Bit Poster

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    If you can take the Hard Drive out, which you should be able to (from Memory) then you can connect it up with a IDE/SATA Connectivity Kit and run some tests on the hard drive. As mentioned in previous posts, it sounds buggered.

    HS.
     
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  6. Simonvm

    Simonvm Kilobyte Poster

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    Last edited: Oct 11, 2010
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