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Windows 7: Is my HDD Corrupted? Toshiba L450d-12X?

17 Jun 2011   #1

Winows 7 32 Bit
Is my HDD Corrupted? Toshiba L450d-12X?

Tried upgrading my Windows 7 Professional installation to Windows 7 ultimate. I ended up formatting the partition and now Windows wont load and the installation just freezes on 0%. I dont have a recovery disk for this laptop, is there any way to access the recovery partition on this laptp to reset it to factory settings or a recovery CD I can order and will it work?

The laptop is a Toshiba Satellite Pro L450D-12X

I deleted everything and installed windows in the unallocated space. Now it got past the expanding files, installing features and updates but at the last step i get a error message. "Windows setup could not configure windows to run on this computers hardware". This computer had windows 7 before so i have no idea what to do now

i changed bios to compatible, it went throught hat but now at the end of installation i get this error code.

got through that aswel and went to desktop. Very very slow and when restarted it freezes and restarts. Means a botched installation. Im thinking sod it and put my windows xp on it. The damn thing had windows 7 2 days ago so whats up with it now

ImageShack Album - 3 images
according to repair shop i took it to the hard drive is corrupt. Need a new hard drive. Cant believe it got corrupted just by installing a new os. Any tips for new installation like what shall i leave the bios settings as ahci or compatible when i get new hard drive?

These are my messages on another forum i didnt see this forum before so am posting it here.
Can someoone help me please?
Are these the signs of a corrupted hard disc?

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18 Jun 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP


Confirm the HD by running maker's diagnostics/repair extended CD scan: HD Diagnostic
followed by Disk Check from DVD/Repair CD Command Prompt. System Repair Disc - Create

I would install in AHCI mode first, then IDE mode if necessary.

Here are tips for getting a perfect reinstall of factory OEM: Reinstalling Windows 7
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18 Jun 2011   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient


Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
HD Diagnostic

How to use Toshiba Recovery.
How to use the Toshiba HDD Recovery Utility

You can order Toshiba Recovery disks from here:

When upgrading Windows 7 Professional to Windows 7 ultimate, use Anytime Upgrade.
No install files needed.
Only the Upgrade key is need.
Anytime upgrade only adds-on the Programs & Features from version to version.
Windows Anytime Upgrade - How to
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18 Jun 2011   #4

Winows 7 32 Bit

have ordered this hdd, Low Prices in Electronics, Books, Sports Equipment & more
anyone know if it will work?
dont want it turning up and not
being compatible...
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18 Jun 2011   #5
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

The HDD will work if the SATA interface is the same as the Toshiba Satellite Pro L450D-12X has.
I would go for a 7200RPM HDD with similar specs though. You'll see a better response from your computer. I upgraded an old Sony VAIO to 7200RPM and the difference was very noticeable.
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