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Windows 7: HDD not booting Toshiba l770

4 Weeks Ago   #11
OverEight

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Yep, tried removing the HDD, can't get to the bios without it, so I guess it's the hardware, even tried duster, but no luck. Maybe there's a loose connection between the Mobo and the HDD reader, might have to take it apart, which I hate doing because Toshibas are a pain in the butt to disassemble.


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4 Weeks Ago   #12
Bree

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by OverEight View Post
...might have to take it apart, which I hate doing because Toshibas are a pain in the butt to disassemble.

And they don't make it easy, like actually publishing the field service manual.
Best I can find is:Toshiba Satellite L775 L775D L770 L770D disassembly


But worth trying all the 'battery out to reset' tricks first....
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4 Weeks Ago   #13
Bree

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by OverEight View Post
...might have to take it apart, which I hate doing because Toshibas are a pain in the butt to disassemble.

And they don't make it easy, like actually publishing the field service manual.
Best I can find is irisvista.com's guide: Toshiba Satellite L775 L775D L770 L770D disassembly


But worth trying all the 'battery out to reset' tricks first....
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4 Weeks Ago   #14
OverEight

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Tried all of my above, no luck, HDD won't boot. I can only disassemble it or ask someone at my local computer shop for free advice.
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4 Weeks Ago   #15
Marie SWE

2xWin8.1, 1xWin7HomeX64, 2xWin7Prox64, 1xWin2008R2server. 1xXP Pro, 1xWin 2k, 1x98SE,3.11 LinuxLMDE3
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by OverEight View Post
Tried all of my above, no luck, HDD won't boot. I can only disassemble it or ask someone at my local computer shop for free advice.
Have you checked so there is power in the cmos battery?
There are many laptops, desktops and servers that don't start if there is too low power in the cmos battery... common problem on Acer, Asus and HP
According to the picture in the link posted by Bree, your cmos battery sits next to the RAM memory.
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4 Weeks Ago   #16
OverEight

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Okay, they said if it can't get to bios it may not even be the HDD, as the bios is not related to the hdd
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4 Weeks Ago   #17
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by OverEight View Post
Okay, they said if it can't get to bios it may not even be the HDD, as the bios is not related to the hdd
Not 100% true. In fact some defective devices, as HDD, can prevent the computer to boot into BIOS.

It can also be Memory. Remove the main battery, the HDD and the memory stick(s) and clean the contacts with a contact cleaner. Also spray the contact cleaner on the memory slot.
Put the memory back and try to boot into BIOS without the HDD.
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4 Weeks Ago   #18
OverEight

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Okay back, need a bit of other advice. Just got a new laptop, a Lenovo with slightly better specs. My old one is probably defective, but now I need to move the old files over with MiniTool Partion Wizard. Trying to clone the old HDD, but it's taking forever and I see no progress bar. It just says cloning 15 items so what is up? blob:https://imgur.com/f38a18f8-efff-4f5b-bef9-a061b9584f52

edit: nevermind, I needed to click the apply changes button,
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4 Weeks Ago   #19
Bree

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by OverEight View Post
edit: nevermind, I needed to click the apply changes button,

That trips up everyone the first time they use Partition Wizard....
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4 Weeks Ago   #20
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Most partition managers need the user to Apply changes.

In Aomei the apply tick is at top left. In diskgenius there is a save button at top left.



Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by OverEight View Post
Okay back, need a bit of other advice. Just got a new laptop, a Lenovo with slightly better specs. My old one is probably defective, but now I need to move the old files over with MiniTool Partion Wizard. Trying to clone the old HDD, but it's taking forever and I see no progress bar. It just says cloning 15 items so what is up? blob:https://imgur.com/f38a18f8-efff-4f5b-bef9-a061b9584f52

edit: nevermind, I needed to click the apply changes button,
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