laptop, imminent failure, what could be happening? - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-23-2006, 01:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
Super Techie
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 326
Send a message via AIM to vipercrazed Send a message via Yahoo to vipercrazed
Default laptop, imminent failure, what could be happening?

ok so im sure its the hdd but im not you guys, and i was wondering if i thats the problem 100% or 99%, so i can just buy a new hdd

it says SMART detect immenent failure on Toshiba(then it lists a serial#) though im sure its the hdd

oh and the hdd makes a noise like its sharpening its axe, LOL

though this is my moms laptop and she wants to just go to bestbuy and buy the $380 celeron, i dotn want her to do that.

i just added an extra 512 to her laptop which was alot of moeny cause they dotn make the mem anymore(its like 2002 old)

but i let her try to reinstall xp and some how she got it working, she says the internet wont connect, even on a land line. though it works at 800x600 resolution.
o and for some reason she partitioned the 40 gb hdd in there now and it only reads as 10gb in my computer(might be because of the wierd noise comming from it)

could this be any extra issue besides the harddrive?

and if i get a new one(hdd) i would want a good 7200rpm laptop hdd do they last as long as the slower ones? or could i just go external? i wouldnt mind really

its a compaq presario 2100
model 2175US
bfg tech 7900GT@475 still ll 3200+ venice@2.72, 1.55v ll OCZ 1GB ll WD 320 GB hdd
vipercrazed is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:36 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.