message.. general protection fault ..huh??

  bigboab y 11:27 17 Jul 06
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Bought a laptop hard drive on Ebay.. when I put it in my lappy,a message saying "general protection fault" followed by a string of numbers appears.I cant load an OS on it .Is the drive faulty or is there a fix?? Cheers guys/gals

  spuds 11:38 17 Jul 06

What is the make and reference details of the Hard-drive?.

  bigboab y 11:44 17 Jul 06

Its an IBM travelstar model number DARA 206000... part number 31L9876

  spuds 12:00 17 Jul 06

Doing a google search, it would appear that contact with IBM would be the fast route for support and technical advice on this particular hard-drive. click here

  bigboab y 12:21 17 Jul 06

Its an old drive .. also just noticed it rattles.. mmmmm might be a clue there

  spuds 12:38 17 Jul 06

eBay=Bargain Price?= Redundant Computer Upgrade Equipment=Possibly all add's up!.

What was the sellers description?.

  bigboab y 12:50 17 Jul 06

Sold as ok ... but just wrote him .. he says he'll replace it.. I just wondered if the message I was getting was fixable..save me a bit of bother...your help MUCH appreciated Spud.. one of the good guys .. cheers

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