Help and Support for Toshiba® Satellite E205
While you are using a Toshiba Satellite E205, you would find that this laptop gives you the pleasure of working smoothly and juggling between multiple tasks with ease. However, this ease and pleasure may disappear if the hard disk of your Toshiba Satellite E205 crashes. This can bring irreparable damages such as, losing the valuable data and losing important applications. However, you can solve the hard disk crash related problems with help and support.
- Troubleshooting and repair of the software and reformatting
- Data recovery during hard disk crash
- Dismantling and repairing the hard drive
Troubleshooting and repair of the software and reformatting
New models of Toshiba Satellite® E205 comes with Windows Vista as the pre-installed operating system. Therefore, with this operating system you would find some software that would help you troubleshoot and repair the bad sectors in your hard drive. You would find these software in the 'Utilities' section in the software menu of your operating system. In case you have Windows® XP loaded as the operating system then you can use the scandisk.exe program by choosing it from the 'Run' function in the 'Start' menu. Reformatting is the last effort to fix the problems related to the hard drive. Before reformatting you need to back up all the important data and programs and then reformat the hard disk by using the operating system software. If you are using Windows® XP, then you can do it by booting the laptop to the Windows® XP installation CD. Read the manual properly to have a good idea about the reformatting.
Data recovery during hard disk crash
It might happen that you lose data on your hard drive when the hard disk crashes. But, there are ways in which you can retrieve the lost data. There are a number of existing programs that can help you retrieve the files that you have lost due to a crashed or corrupted hard disk. Some of these programs also offer free trial versions of the software so that you can see whether the software is effective to retrieve the lost files. If you have few files to retrieve you would not need to upgrade and get the paid version.
If the reformat does not work then you need to replace the hard disk of your laptop. It is not easy to dismantle the laptop and repair the hard drive. For this, you need to open the back cover of the laptop and then bring out the hard drive and then replace the new drive from it. You can only try this out if you are confident that you can dismantle the drive and repair it. Otherwise you should seek the technical help from expert tech support professionals.