Hard drive failure

  postie24 15:59 12 Mar 2007

A friend of mine switched his laptop on this morning and got a message saying,hard drive bad,back up and replace,then another message saying,windows is shutting down to safe guard the pc.
He cant even get into the bios to do anything,any ideas what he should do.Not sure of the make yet until he brings it round later,
Many thanks for any help


  skidzy 16:03 12 Mar 2007

Best bet here postie is to place the drive in a caddy or use a usb adaptor and plug in into another pc/laptop...and double check if its the drive thats gone.

  postie24 16:05 12 Mar 2007

Ok thanks skidzy will give it a try,thanks for quick reply

  skidzy 16:09 12 Mar 2007

No probs Postie,best of luck.

  postie24 16:11 12 Mar 2007

Thanks will let you know the outcome skidzy


  postie24 17:45 14 Mar 2007

Turned out it was the hd,which i discovered with skidzy,s advice.
New hd fitted,all up and working,thanks again skidzy


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