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Old Streetfighter Motorcycle Forum Post 08-05-2013, 02:42 AM   #1
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Default HELP: My Laptop Broke Down On Me

So today I started hearing a loud ticking sound from below the keyboard on my laptop. I turned it off so I wouldn't have to hear it and when I went to power it back on, it wouldn't boot up. The best i could get it to do(pressing the power button several times) is get the first screen to come up with a little banner on the screen giving me 2 options: 1. F2- setup utility and 2. F12- boot manager.

Then either by pressing F12 or by waiting, a screen came up saying a cable wasnt connected and telling me to connect a boot something or other.

So is my hard drive toast or is the whole thing trashed? Selling parts online is my only means of income so I NEED a computer. Please help! Thanks in advance.

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Old Streetfighter Motorcycle Forum Post 08-05-2013, 03:56 AM   #2
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Hard Drive is Dead by the sounds of it

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I would say its Just the Hard drive, Did you Have a Back of your system, if not your gonna need a windows disc, a new Hard drive, and and the COA # key thats on your Laptop some where

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No it wasn't backed up. Mitch actually gave me this laptop a few months back. It was a demo model from a department store so it didn't come with any CD's or anything. What's a COA? I've gotta know someone who can out windows on it for me. So y'all definitely think it's the hard drive huh? That's what I thought but I'd hate to. Buy a new HD if it wasn't the problem. Thanks so much for the help.
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Get a cheap external and Put a freebie os on there like Ubuntu


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Default Re: HELP: My Laptop Broke Down On Me

First I'd like to know for sure that its the hard drive, but if I do buy a hard drive I don't want it to be a downgrade and I think an external hard drive would definitely be a down grade. Is there a way I can troubleshoot the HDD to see if that is the problem?
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No it wasn't backed up. Mitch actually gave me this laptop a few months back. It was a demo model from a department store so it didn't come with any CD's or anything. What's a COA? I've gotta know someone who can out windows on it for me. So y'all definitely think it's the hard drive huh? That's what I thought but I'd hate to. Buy a new HD if it wasn't the problem. Thanks so much for the help.
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First I'd like to know for sure that its the hard drive, but if I do buy a hard drive I don't want it to be a downgrade and I think an external hard drive would definitely be a down grade. Is there a way I can troubleshoot the HDD to see if that is the problem?
Pretty clear that your HDD took a shit. There aren't a whole lot of moving parts inside your laptop... Unless it has a DVD/CD ROM, the HDD is it. Ticking or clicking is tell-tale HDD death sound... and the fact that it's not booting, but allowing you to go into the BIOS pretty much seals it for me.
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OK that's what I was thinking and everyone seems to think it's the hard drive. I guess I need to figure out what kind of connections mine has and all that right? Like Sata or Data or some shit? Did some reading up on them last night.
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Default Re: HELP: My Laptop Broke Down On Me

yes its your hdd

yes is a SATA connection

they can be had for mega cheap, sorry about it dying dude but this is just the nature of electronics

if you need windows 7 i have you covered there

if you need anymore help PM me and we can talk on the phone or something

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ride bike with your friends as much as you can
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Its cool man. I figured with it being a floor model it was something I'd have to prepare for so it wasnt a shock or a huge upset when it finally went. I'm gonna try to get out to best buy this week and find a replacement HDD. I might have to take you up on that copy of windows though. Theres a guy who rides with my friends that is really good with computers and I think he can help but He's out of town a lot. I'll probably have to tackle this myself. I'm hoping it's not too complicated to get it running right again.
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