Toshiba Satellite 520CD - Hard drive failure

  jack 19:55 25 Feb 03

The little 770 Mb hard drive appears to have failed on this machine.
Attempts to reformat ,fail.
The drive will get part way through to about 50% then shut down
It will after a period start frantic accessing - bumping and crashing
Then a 'Format Failed' message will appear.

Can any one recommend an alternative supply source for this type of drive?

  Lú-tzé 20:05 25 Feb 03

Have you tried to fdisk it or maybe run scandisk? I don't know where to get a spare hdd for such a machine but would suspect that another laptop might be cheaper than a replacement disk.

  BlueMeanie 10:43 27 Feb 03

Why not a local computer fair for a second user Hard drive - should be £20-£30 with a 90 day guarantee.

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