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Windows 7: toshiba satelite c855-s5350 no bootable device

29 Aug 2015   #1

Win 7 Pro, Mac OS Sierra
toshiba satelite c855-s5350 no bootable device

I hear a clicking when powering on, clicks about every 2 seconds. I think the HD is dead?

i see the toshiba logo.... then "checking media... fail"... no bootable device please restart system.

pretty sure the hard drive has died? it's making a clicking noise.

seems to have windows 8 on it... I went to bios. that seems to be set correctly. but it wont boot.

any ideas? dead hard drive?

trying to help a friend with this. he wanted some files off of it because be bought a new pc.

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31 Aug 2015   #2

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10

Hello macgig sounds very much like the drive is dead or at least very close to falling off the perch.

Now if you are concerned about data you can try my ditty


Make a bootable Ubuntu disk

Set the BIOS to boot from theoptical when the machine boots it will show you a screen with TRY or INSTALL> select TRYnot INSTALL

When it is finished - it takes verylittle time you will get a screen like in the pic .

Open the drive you want > Userand dig down until you get to the data / settings you may be able to copy /paste the material you want to an external source or other installed drive doingthis.

I am not sure if it will but I haverecovered tons of data etc using this method both on "dead" or justplain drives that you cannot get data from using Windows.

All you need is to hook up an outside drive and recover important data with an adaptor to that drive - you will see the external drive listed. Of course you could use a very large stick but I wouldn't bother. The choice is yours.
I have recovered data from really dead drives using this method and there is also a Linux Mint MATE way too but I find this adequate for what I do and just so you know some data will not be available for copying but that is very unusual.

NB Just realized he had a new machine just hook up the old drive to it with that adaptor

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