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Kalo93

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I recently hit my laptop on the right hand side of where the touchpad is, then after about 10 minutes, my laptop crashes, so I boot it up and it wouldn't boot. So I re-installed windows 7, restarted the laptop and it tells me that I have a hard drive error and a failure may be imminent and my laptop randomly shuts down after trying to open a few programs.
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It sounds like the impact damaged the hard drive. Most systems check the S.M.A.R.T status (Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology) of the hard drive during the boot process. If it fails any of the tests, the user is notified so they have time to perform a backup.

Can you provide more information about the system? Do you know what brand of hard drive is installed? Typically you can find this information in the BIOS by pressing the Del or F2 key when booting. If you can get the brand, we can point you in the direction of some hardware diagnostic utilities to verify failure.

Edited by Spyderturbo007, 04 June 2010 - 10:27 AM.

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Well, It's a pain in the [bleep] to keep rebooting because sometimes it shuts off when I log in.

But the make of my laptop is Packard Bell if that helps.
And it's an Easynote TJ64.
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Help me anyone?
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Sorry about the wait but we all are volunteers and as such we may not be here due to work or families. I will help start this out for you by suggesting the following diagnostics.
Run hard drive diagnostics: http://www.tacktech....ay.cfm?ttid=287
Make sure, you select tool, which is appropriate for the brand of your hard drive. I would suggest the SeaTools CD ISO since it seems to work with most brands of HD's.
Depending on the program, it'll create bootable floppy, or bootable CD.
If downloaded file is of .iso type, use ImgBurn: http://www.imgburn.com/ to burn .iso file to a CD (select "Write image file to disc" option), and make the CD bootable.

NOTE. If your hard drive is made by Toshiba, unfortunately, you're out of luck, because Toshiba doesn't provide any diagnostic tool.

Thanks to Broni for the instructions
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Help me anyone?


Sorry about that, I was out of town for a week for work and didn't have the time to check in on your question. I see that rshaffer61 was able to get you moving.
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