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If that does not work either, use the recovery CD's if you have them. choose US, hit next (2:59 a.m.)At 3:02, a window appears "System Recovery Options" againwith these options:0 Use recovery tools that can help fix problems starting windows. If not, your only option would be to replace the drive. What were the symptoms of the drive going bad? http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/how-to-fix-startup-error-message-code-f3-f100-0003/7df5f640-ea02-4c01-910f-1f75eaa49676

I sure hope there is something I can try. If not, your only option would be to replace the drive. Username Forum Password I've forgotten my password Remember me This is not recommended for shared computers Sign in anonymously Don't add me to the active users list Privacy Policy

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Message says the repair will last several minutes but it lasted hours.= yesterday. Opinions? This process is called check disk repair, reboot your computer and let the check disk repair perform which should take about 1hr - 2hr. If you do not have the Toshiba Factory Recovery disk, if available, can be purchased at Toshiba Support.

Operating Systems ▼ Windows 10 Windows 8 Windows 7 Windows XP See More... Did you partition & format the new drive with WDC's Data Lifeguard Tools before attempting to install the OS? Method: Using the Recovery partition Toshiba laptops from mid 2007 onwards dont have a recovery disc supplied with a purchase of a laptop. In the Advanced Boot Menu choose Safe Mode.

Video Photos Link Add Upload Upload × × Draw a box over the problem!! ERROR occurred Error: F3-F100-003 An error occurred Please press OK and turn off computer My laptop is two years old and I do have all the recovery disks that I made others receiving this error, replace their drive, get a fix, and then that drive also falls over some time later. It sounds as if the boot sector on the drive has become damaged.

The failed drive is Win 7, with 640 gb. http://www.justanswer.com/computer/65625-toshiba-sattelite-laptop-received-error-message-f3-f100-0003.html Terms of Use Privacy Policy Licensing Advertise International Editions: US / UK India Hardware ALL How-tos Win 10 Win 8 Win 7 Win XP Win Vista Win 95/98 Win NT Win My HDD is a 5K320-250 HTS543225L9SA00 on a Toshiba L455D-S5976. I have a message that states: Startup Repair cannot repair this computer automatically.

I'm not sure how Toshiba does it but it's possible that there's a hidden recovery partition on the original HDD which is required for the recovery discs to work. More about the author Regards,Brooks Back to top #11 Crystall Crystall Topic Starter Members 7 posts OFFLINE Local time:07:18 PM Posted 30 September 2012 - 12:50 PM Hi - Sorry but after searching What do I do now? Is there any way to get the disk out of the hard drive itself to retrieve data from it?

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Click Next again. 7) Click Next to Start recovery. I believe the HD is a Hitachi, looked at it while re-seating the HD but can't swear to it. HP says to send it in for a warranty replacementUltimately, you should send the computer back for warranty replacement.Thank you for your efforts, Artrooks.

So 6 months came and went.

Reboot and repeat the F key banging process until you find the pre-Windows Boot menu. Also, from my own personal first hand experience, the laptops I have taken apart have not had a cable connecting the hard drive to the motherboard, it has been a port You can download and tool here. It has been appreciated. 01-24-2013, 03:57 AM #9 spunk.funk TSF Team, Emeritus Join Date: May 2010 Location: Los Angeles Posts: 35,566 OS: Windows 10 64 bit, Windows

https://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais... In your expert opinion am I correct in this noob assumption? Looking for a phone? news This includes my own personal toshiba.

Hope everything works out well for you. __________________ Dan Cooper ---> Nov. 24, 1971 + Flight 305 = $200,000. 01-15-2013, 03:10 AM #5 spunk.funk TSF Team, Emeritus ALL DATA WILL BE ERASED ON YOUR HARD DRIVE IF YOU PROCEED. that you want to keep very important, or just a few games etc ?? If it's some part besides the disk itself that's bad, would it be possible to put the disk into another HD unit that I know the SATA/USB cable DOES work on?

Look at the label for the PSU. Toshiba Satellite 1805-S274... 18 Answers Toshiba A135-S2276 Win XP Drivers Toshiba Satellite A135-S2276... Just because it is on Youtube, does not make it true! If that also fails, you are probably going to have to replace your hard drive.

That utility would be able to tell you if there are enough good sectors on the drive to allow for a repair. Before I could ask you which to choose it defaulted to repair. My understanding is that HP uses Toshiba, Western Digital, and Seagate drives.Here are a series of steps that you can try (recommended by HP): Resolve Boot Device not Found Error Message. Isn't the system still under warranty?