Toshiba. Crash. Like...the second time. HELP.

By krazykiwi
May 21, 2006
  1. My toshiba laptop (portege A100) crashed for the second time. Last time I got it all restored and all but this time its not letting me restore and I have dont it before with this CD so why is it not workin for me now?

    So I put the CD in..then it goes up to about 5% then comes up with a message saying it needs to "Re-Image" the thing and Section=128...

    Can somebody please tell me whats going on? I have restored the same laptop with the same CD but any idea on why its not working this time around?
  2. krazykiwi

    krazykiwi TS Rookie Topic Starter says...

    Write sector failure, result=1, drive=128, sectors 90567 to 90631.

    Heeeelp. Major help!
  3. WinDoWsMoNoPoLy

    WinDoWsMoNoPoLy TS Rookie Posts: 252

    There are bad sectors on your harddrive. Run chkdsk and defrag, this will most likely fix it.
  4. krazykiwi

    krazykiwi TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Um well it won't even go to the welcome screen..
    When I turn it on, it just shows are black screen with.. a white underscore flashing.

    I put the restore CD in, it goes fine but when it comes to the part restoring, it has that error. Confused..
  5. N3051M

    N3051M TS Evangelist Posts: 2,115

    you can try running the chkdsk /f off recovery console (not too sure about defrag tho.. but doesnt hurt to try...). you can borrow any winxp cd to do this.

    you wont be able to continue instaling windows because of that bad sector in the hdd, in other words its preventing it.. you'll have to fix it. if you can find out the maker of the hdd, you can download its disk diagnostic utility and it will try to fix it for you.. otherwise, theres a few generic ones on the net you can try download..
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