Bad Sectors On Toshiba Hard Drive
Posted 04 June 2004 - 04:21 PM
Posted 04 June 2004 - 05:46 PM
Posted 04 June 2004 - 10:26 PM
Posted 04 June 2004 - 11:54 PM
It appears that first 1-2gig are fine, then 10-20gigs are bad, and the last 20-25gigs a fine.Any way at all I can fix this drive. The head also appears to crash if it hits so sectors.
That drive needs to be replaced urgently. Do it how you will, but get it replaced and get any important data off it now!
Posted 05 June 2004 - 12:20 AM
Try Zero wipe your hdd as Led Zeppelin suggested since you dont want to send the whole notebook to toshiba. Zero wipe can fix if ur hdd is healthy, but it has the risk of masking some serious hardware problem.
try "Boot and Nuke" its free. backup ur data 1st.
Posted 08 June 2004 - 03:05 PM
Posted 08 June 2004 - 05:31 PM
Posted 10 June 2004 - 02:07 PM
I agree with some of the previous posts. This drive really needs to be replaced. A few bad sectors is normal. When you have a major sector failure as you have indicated generally the drive is on the way to the trash bin.
I've found it better to be proactive with computer issues so they don't bite you in the rump when you don't want it to happen. And computers always seem to fail when you need them most.
Posted 10 June 2004 - 07:36 PM
Posted 11 June 2004 - 10:28 AM
Personally I would stop wasting time with it and RMA it. See if you can get an advanced replacement.
Posted 11 June 2004 - 05:55 PM
Toshiba seems to have terrible tech support. NO RMA service. The guy is pissing me off cuz he says thy have to determine if the drive is bad or if its a os problem.
The contact I dealt with for my RMA:
Posted 11 June 2004 - 06:36 PM
I am always prepared for a call with a description of the problem, any trouble shoting steps I've tried as well as model/serial numbers and approx date of purchase/install if I have them.
with IBM i told them what i had on my hands and what I'd done.. they might ask me a couple inteligent and infrmed questions based on what i had said and then offered me an RMA..
For maxtor I told the customer what had happenned and what I had done and she asked me stupid questions and hesitantly gave me an RMA after I re-explained and asked her questons which forced her to admit the drive was not working.
I might have another RMA to deal with and you can bet I'll be doing that one on the web if possible.
Posted 12 June 2004 - 12:18 AM
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