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Toshiba Satellite 6100 hard drive issue

By antil0ck
May 30, 2009
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  1. Hello all,

    Here is my issue. I have a Toshiba Satellite 6100 that needs a new CMOS "RTC" battery. At the same time, the hard drive will not boot into windows. I can get as far as the screen that asks if I would like to boot into safe mode, or start windows normally. After I select one the computer is freezes.

    Now, I have tried to install two "working" hard drives with no luck. I keep getting a IDE #0 error during the POST. I know both of these drives are working as I have tested them in different laptops.

    I have set all of the BIOS settings to default after installing each drive.

    The only thing I can think of is that the CMOS battery is playing a part in this.

    Anyone have any input.

    Antil0ck
  2. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,074   +13

    since your CMOS needs replacing, the BIOS is resetting and forgetting your hard drive bootup. replace the battery. Then reseat the drive and reset bios to what it should be. You should not have issues after that.
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