Tiny Mediabook HD Probs.

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by gameschild, Jul 2, 2003.

  1. gameschild

    gameschild Guest

    Hard Drive on my Tiny laptop is being seriously weird, takes 10 times to do anything before and full format will crash (even when you use the Recovery Mode on the CD) and cause a "partmgr" blue screen of death. Can manage to do a Quick Format fine but data becomes inaccessale and any attempt to CHKDSK results in: "There are unrecoverable errors on the drive" or something similar and the volume is no longer accessable until you reboot.

    SOS. Is the drive dead or just in need of a good format?

    Shall i attempt to remove it to Desktop, if so anyone know how?
     
  2. Un4gIvEn1

    Un4gIvEn1 Moderator

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    I would try a low-level format
     
  3. Un4gIvEn1

    Un4gIvEn1 Moderator

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    Here's an easy way to do it, and it's quick.

    Use a DOS boot disk and type "debug"

    Enter the following commands
    PHP:
    -F 200 L1000 0 <enter>
    -
    A CS:100 <enter>
    xxxx:0100 MOV AX,301 <enter>
    xxxx:0103 MOV BX,200 <enter>
    xxxx:0106 MOV CX,<enter>
    xxxx:0109 MOV DX,80 <enter

     (
    80 for hd 0 or 81 for hd 1 

    xxxx:010C INT 13 <enter>
    xxxx:010E INT 20 <enter>
    xxxx:0110 <enter>
    -
    <enter>
    Program terminated normally
    -q<enter>
     
  4. Un4gIvEn1

    Un4gIvEn1 Moderator

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    There are also utilities supplied by HD manufacturers that do it, but it usually takes HOURS!
     
  5. gameschild

    gameschild Guest

    I would but Toshiba mk3017gap doesnt come with Utilties and it doesnt have a hard disk drive so bashing in my head here hehe
     
  6. Un4gIvEn1

    Un4gIvEn1 Moderator

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    Make up your mind?

    I am sure that it must have a HD. Find out what brand it is and go to their website and download the utilities, or use the method I showed earlier.
     
  7. gameschild

    gameschild Guest

    Sorry meant Floppy Disk drive and the make/model are above and as i said there are no provided utilities for it.
     
  8. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    it has a cdrom drive, right? download a utility (ie. from ibm, maxtor, etc) and burn it onto cd and have the laptop boot from it.

    these programs let you do a low-level wipe... all 0's. try that.
     
  9. gameschild

    gameschild Guest

    Did a Low Level Format (all 0's) took like 3 hours!
    Run DISKPART then FORMAT in Recovery Console mode and again had a Blue Screen of Death at 0% of the Format, same problem
     
  10. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    in that case, i'd have to say the harddrive or controller (mobo) is f'd.