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Tecra R950-104 HDD failure

Q: Tecra R950-104 HDD failure


I have a Toshiba Tecra R950-104 with almost one year.
Every thing works fine except for HDD.

In this period (almost on year) i had 2 hdd failures (2 hdd had to be replaced!!!).
Fortunately issues occours inside warranty period.

Is there any issues with this machine, regarding HDD (It's a 500GB, 7200RPM Toshiba HDD).


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A: Tecra R950-104 HDD failure


HDD issues do not depend on notebook but the HDD usage and notebook usage.
The HDD is an wearing part. Sooner or later every HDD would die.

Such issue can happen mostly because the HDD is affected by shocks while moving the notebook. Furthermore there are many different HDDs on the market. Some are cheaper due to low quality and some HDD are more expensive because of good quality.

So you should keep eye on the HDD quality.
But to be honest, I would never purchase an HDD for a notebook. I replaced my HDD with an SSD drive. Its much faster and more durable as an HDD
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A:Primary Hard Disk Failure, Press F1 to Resume


When I plug in just one or two of the HDD + the DVD drive, the computer boots fine. When I plug in three HDD + DVD drive, failure! Do I perhaps need to upgrade my power supply?
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A:My PC restarts during power failure despite UPS

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A:NTLDR is missing. Hard Drive Failure.

Trobles86 said:

I also hooked up the hard disk to my laptop with a hard disk adapter and got the same results.Click to expand...

If you have access to another PC or laptop then you can connect the hard drive in to that machine and get the files you wanted to recover from your hard drive in there.
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A:"Logon failure: unknown user name or bad password” even with correct credentials

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A:Motherboard failure issue on Dell Optiplex 980

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A:PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable

The message

pxe-61: media failureClick to expand...

is telling you that

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A:HDD error "1720-SMART hard drive detects imminent failure attribute failed: #83" ... failing?

The fundamentals still apply:

for every partition ?X?
chkdsk ?X? /f /r​
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a} fix all partitions
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PLAN on getting a new HDD asap
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A:SSD failure. Any tests I can run?

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adikus said:

making noise like when under high activity, sometimes it makes click sound - same it makes when i shut down computer), and also random drops in its speed(sometimes resulting in OS freezing for 2 secs) and a there is also SMART notice in the POST.Click to expand...

Not good but clearly a definitive indication of HD error(s).

I would be really thankful to any advice into future.Click to expand...

Is your fan operating? Have you blown out all the dust?

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Systems just don't eat HDs - - there's something in your usage that is causing the system to not flush I/O before powering off - - NOT GOOD!!!
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A:Dell Latitude D610 failure to boot


the D610 ....

oveheating is never good..however that is what the thermal trip is for.

i would try reseating the memory first as loose memory can cause the laptop not to power on.

if not

first off, go here for the manual, your going to need some screwdrivers and some time.

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if you have a test meter check your voltage on the power adaptor, i think its about 19volts normally on those models, but it will state on the back of the unit.
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A:Raid 0 Failure

The issue is likely a corrupt partition table(PT) in the missing drive.

RAID-x creates its own PT and when corrupted, the drive is not accessible.

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A:Belkin Utility Failure

For the record, I have since discovered that the Belkin Utility is, for want of a better word, useless!!! It is only one place ahead of Belkin Support in the "Useless" division.

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A:Failure to boot

Was this PC working fine before or is it a new rig?

The best bet under such circumastances is to borrow a known working PSU and test with that first. Or use your current PSU on a friend's PC to see if it is working.
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A:Disk Boot Failure - Please help

I'd start by trying to recover the files if they're that important.
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What is the source of your graphics driver? Have you tried here yet?: Nvidia
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What OS?
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You probably know this but I have to ask anyway...
Is this 12% due to hidden or system files?
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A:VAIO boot failure/bad disk?

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see for firmware updates
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So you have placed the laptop Hard Drive in place of your Desktop CD/DVD Drive? (as is what I usually do)
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Thanks for your comprehensive condition of the error you are receiving

Try this:

Remove the secondary hard drive (by the way you only need to remove the Sata cable from the Motherboard end)
Also remove the data cable for your CD/DVD Drive (yes again from the motherboard end)

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Processor error is extremely rare... and the AMD Sempron 2500+ through AMD Sempron 3000+ are most reliable.
Of course anything can happen...
I cannot figger out how the repair person could fix the motherboard without using the processor. How did you test RAM? In another computer?
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A:XP Pro reformatted, can't log in, can't run setup, says "keyboard failure"

We can help you with a lot of things, but not passwords. TechSpot, as a matter of policy, does not get involved with password issues.
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i download file "" from
and run this files "WinFlash.exe" to update my bios and my pc reboot but no boot at secend time plz help me
my mainboard is "ECS GeForce6100PM-M2(V2.0)"

A:BIOS flash failure

Unplug the PC. Pull the CMOS battery off the motherboard for a few minutes, then reinstall it and power on the computer...

Sometimes "BIOS flash failure" means that a new motherboard is in your future
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- - AM hi folks need some abstract thinking first of all The screen went to vertical wide spaced lines upon installation of SONY Handycam PMB Ver upon the cd disc eject Software removal did not repair Upon restart the blue motion bar graph is garbled looking and exceeds the box it runs in to the right including holes the machine would not get past start xp splash screen before it freezes up Restoring to a Qosmo G15-AV501 Toshiba recovery failure prior date did not work Safe mode would open prior to recovery disc installation but included equally wide spaced wide lines Cannot use out board monitor feature Recovery Format CD runs with PERFECT fullsize SCREEN with no lines to completed cycle of recovery Windows still Toshiba Qosmo G15-AV501 recovery failure fails after recovery the same as before on start up Safe Mode DOS driver loading screen window is FINE Safe Mode stops due initial setup not being completed Tried to upgrade the Bios qg v exe will load fine the upgraded Bios qg rv fails due Toshiba Qosmo G15-AV501 recovery failure to as follows the change bios upgrade failed Toshiba Qosmo G15-AV501 recovery failure because the bios installation diskett recconized the existing bios as a G BIOS ROM G v BIOS FILE G V The system has a NVIDIA G-FORCE FX video system its latest driver qg videonx exe does not have a diskette install method if the stock video driver is bad any suggestions on where to start now other than a high dollar door stop thanks nbsp

A:Toshiba Qosmo G15-AV501 recovery failure

Safe Mode stops due initial setup not being completed.Click to expand...

What do you mean by this? What happened with setup?
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hi folks need some abstract thinking first of all The screen went to vertical wide spaced lines upon installation of SONY Handycam PMB Ver upon the cd disc eject Software removal did not repair Upon restart the blue motion bar graph is garbled looking and exceeds the box it runs in to the right including holes the machine would not get past start xp splash screen before it freezes up Restoring to a prior date did not work Safe mode would open prior to recovery disc installation but G15-AV501 recovery failure Toshiba Qosmo included equally wide Toshiba Qosmo G15-AV501 recovery failure spaced wide lines Cannot use out board monitor feature Toshiba Qosmo G15-AV501 recovery failure Recovery Format CD runs with PERFECT fullsize SCREEN with no lines to completed cycle of recovery Windows still fails after recovery the same as before on start up Safe Mode DOS driver loading screen window is FINE Safe Mode stops due initial setup not being completed Tried to upgrade the Bios qg v exe will load fine the upgraded Bios qg rv fails due to as follows the change bios upgrade failed because the bios installation diskett recconized the existing bios as a G BIOS ROM G v BIOS FILE G V The system has a NVIDIA G-FORCE FX video system its latest driver qg videonx exe does not have a diskette install method if the stock video driver is bad any suggestions on where to start now other than a high dollar door stop thanks nbsp

A:Toshiba Qosmo G15-AV501 recovery failure

Reload Windows
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Unfortnately my tecra s1 was knocked from the coffee table onto the floor, the display immediately turned white. When I rebooted there was no display at all (just black)
The computer is working as I connected it to an external display and that was fine. I tried to folow various trouble shooting guides online showing how to take the notebook apart and to reseat the display connector onto the motherboard however this did not cure the problem.

I did notice that coming from the display was a large bunch of wires going into a connector which is the one I reseated, on the right hand side of the display is a white and black wire going to a connector and a pink wire which just seemed to be floating, I could not see where it had come from. Does anyone have any ideas regarding this wire or any other tips which may help me.

A:Toshiba tecra s1 display problem

You may have knocked the inverter lose. It is difficult to fix, as it rests behing the screen at the bottom... and you have to remove as many as 22 screws to get to it.
Or you may have dislodged the ribbon cable that goes from the system board to the screen at a hinge point.
That is easier to repair. Remove the keyboard by removing all the screws from the bottom of the computer, then remove the bezel and other parts around the keyboard. You will find a wide flat cable that is very thin. unplug and reseat that cable and all others.
Sometimes you will get lucky. But you really need a friend or a tech who is familiar with screen problems, and all the components in the computer...
As you probably know, it costs about $150 to have it repaired because of the time involved in doing the work... and the possible parts neede.
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I am connecting my Lg Vu to my system via USB data cable.
The phone says "USB Mass Storage Connected as Mass Storage Mode Do not disconnect during transfer"
This has worked before, but this time, the system will not recognize the phone's presence.
Tips on how to connect the two devices?


A:Mass Storage - failure to recognize

I'd try (in the following order)
1. Make sure all Windows updates are applied. See USB Device Problems? Check for Windows Updates
2. Windows only deletes old USB connection data when you uninstall the device (not when you disconnect). This can sometimes cause device conflicts, etc. Remove all old USB connection data See How to use the DriveCleanupTool
3. Your computer's USB port may not be supplying sufficient power to the connected device
> If your USB device has it's own AC adapter, connect it as well
> Disconnect all other USB devices except the one
> Try a different and shortest USB cable
> Get a USB hub that can supply 1000mA! According to the USB spec, USB ports don't need to supply more then 500mA but i sometimes see devices fail because they want more power then the 500mA spec. Try using a USB external hub that can exceed the spec (supplies 1000mA port)
===> I happen to use this Targus
===> But you can google for usb hub 1000mA or check your computer store for one. Then try connecting all your hi powered devices into the 1000mA USB port
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A:Power failure, system does not power up, really need some advice

Your warped and melted video graphics is pure evidence that you have to upgrade the video card, and deal with your computer cooling system at the same time.
First, disassemble your CPU from your CPU fan so you can replace the thermal paste with the thinnest possible layer that will enable the cpu to connect with the cooling fan assembly.
Then look at the amount of dust, dirt, fibres and hair. Are air ports blocked?
You might want to replace the CPU fan as wll. It is smart to replace all fans every year or so.
The cost of cooling fans is low. They might be next on your budget for replacment.
You may not be able to afford it, but I would not run the computer until you can do some simple upgrades.
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A:How to recover from RAID 0 failure?

RAID-0 is a nightmare in the situation. *IF* you had a backup the solution would be

install new HD (one or more)
create the array
restore the backup
As is, you might send the HDs to a commercial Data Recovery company and hand them your checking book, but short of that, I think you're S.O.L. (* Out of Luck)
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I have a Dell Dimension 9150 that only has USB ports (no PS2) and for no particular reason, the keyboard drop dead. I have checked both the mouse and keyboard on another computer and they work perfectly and I have tried others that I know to work and they won't work either.

The Pheonix Bios gets almost to the end and then says "keyboard failure", and asks me to press F1 or F2 (now that is pretty screwed up). I can't press anything.

I have followed other advice and reset the bios, drained the system of power, removed the lithium battery, checked the physical ports etc etc etc.

At the moment, the only answer is to buy a new computer - not happy. The computer is only 18 months out of warranty.


A:USB Keyboard Failure in BIOS

Do new USB keyboard and new USB mouse work on your motherboard?
Have you reinstalled or updated your Chipset drivers?
Can you find a way to get to the System->Hardware list? Any red or yellow flags?
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A:Toshiba Tecra A8/ Satelite Pro 120 reset BIOS problem

The only password help available on Techspot is to be found in this thread...
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i have this laptop, the specs are, 256 ram, pent 3 m 933 mhs cpu, win xp home sp3, savage graphics, chipset???????
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A:Toshiba Tecra 9000 chipset/sound problem

the audio drivers wont work properly unless the chipset is installed correctly, the chipset link on the toshiba site is broken and wont work.
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I have problem with my external harddrive, i connect my hard drive with USB port and it showing the icon in my computer,but when i trying to opening it, an error message is showing G "/is not accessible, "the file or directory is corrupted and unreadable" so i cant open my hard drive. help me sir. i have lot of stuff in my hard drive

A:Hi, external hard drive failure

I suspect a moderator will move this thread to the correct category.

But for now, I'd suggest to run chkdsk on your drive as it may not be the drive itself that is corrupt but rather the file structure.

Make sure your hard drive is plugged in
Check what drive your external HDD is eg. D: or E:
Access your command prompt by Start > All Programs > Accessories > Command Prompt
Type chkdsk /f /r D: (if your directory path is D:, otherwise replace this with the correct path then press enter
This scan will take around 45 mins to 1 hour depending on how many files you have or how much needs correcting

Note: You will not need to restart your machine for this
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I need to update the bios on my pcg-c1vp sony vaio netbook"PheonixPhlash Error File open failed on PLATFORM.BIN press any key to exit". The bios is the one that the sony vaio website links to "" containing "Phlash5.exe".

Maybe i need to run it outside of windows, but im updating the bios because it won't recognize any external boot formats. Its running windows xp pro at the moment and that is the only capacity that it will boot in.

A:Phoenix bios flash failure

Sony should have Bios Flashing instructions on their support website. Find them! Most of the time bios are flashed outside of Windows using a bootable floppy or CD/DVD disc
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Hi guys Im having trouble on my desktop for a week one day when i turned on my pc after running it for mins the monitor turned black but the What card the failure? causes video cpu has lights turned on I reset it then it asked me to open it on safemode or normal windows i chose normal windows and it started After a couple of minutes the What causes the video card failure? monitor turned black again I ve tried to turn off and on the monitor switch but it didn t help So it makes me wonder what the problem is I press the reset button again but I have a suspicion that it might be the monitor that has a problem when the window started I open my media player and play continuous songs after a minute it turned black again BUT the song continuously playing then after a minute the song stoped So im am sure t is not the monitor I tried to open it in safemode to do some investigations and it What causes the video card failure? was not shutting down even for an hour I made some diagnostic tests and all hardwares have passed I ve tried to re-seat the memory card and video card but when i run it in normal windows same thing happened I had a suspicion that it could be virus so i reformat it days ago after reformatting same thing happened but this time lines started to appear on the screen the graphic looks weird it almost have -color display on it I ve checked the video card in device manager and it says it is not functioning So my video card got broke Now i am wondering during the past few days the graphics look good but as i am trying to troubleshoot it myself again and again the video card is now broken As i remember days ago when i made a dell diagnostic test for hardware parts everything has passed but now it is saying that my video card is not functioning Any idea that its really my video card got broken or are there other hardwares mulfunctioning causing the problem and hit my video card What causes the video card failure I do pc gaming I do d modeling but i use my machine for an average of hrs a day It was so dissapointing because my desktop is just mos old It is Dell XPS with nvidia geforce gt mb ddr And unfortunately the warranty is expired Any help would be really appreciated Thanks in advance nbsp

A:What causes the video card failure?

any advice from the gurus outhere?
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I am not sure if this is a hardware or software issue but it has me puzzled, basically the computer will not reboot but halts part way into booting into windows, sometimes at the initial windows xp screen except the screen is very dark and faint, sometimes it just stops at a black screen. If I switch it off leave it for a bit and switch it back on again it will happily boot into windows and runs fine.
Thinking it may be a windows problem I reformatted the new hard drive and reloaded windows but still the same problem. I have checked the memory and hard drive and as far as I can tell everything appears to be OK.
This computer was originally given to me to replace the hard drive as the original one had failed although the pc would restart without a problem.
Hopefully one of you guys has some words of wisdom for me.

A:Computer restart failure

Since it came to you with this problem, then you have some clues...
This is not a Windows Error... and may be difficult to track down.
Clean the case... NOT with a Vacuum cleaner. NOT with compressed air. A rag with denatured alcohol and a can of dust off would be good tools for that.

Then, once clean, I would suspect the cables, the cable sockets, and the power supply.
Remove and reseat every cable. Replace the Ribbon cables if EIDE and not SATA
If SATA, they are infamous for having bad cables... replace them and do NOT go cheap... Good SATA cables cost money.
Replace the power supply to test. Does it work better with the different power supply? If so, replace.
Please let us know what happens.
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Hey everyone. I just replaced my motherboard and am attempting to format my harddrives and reinstall Windows XP. However, I am getting the disk boot failure error when attempting to boot from the Cd rom. I configured BIOS to boot only from the cdrom, tried my other cd drive, and another copy of Windows Xp with no success. What could be causing this? Any suggestions are appreciated!

A:Disk Boot Failure

Does the bios see the CDROM? Sounds like the computer is still trying to boot from a hard drive. Reset the bios to failsafe defaults. Are the hard drives SATA or IDE?