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Current version by: Sam Goldheart ,

Title:

Does the Hard drive need to be replaced?

Text:

A friend wanted me to take a look at their Toshiba Satellite U305-S7446 computer. I found that every attempt to boot from the hard drive resulted in a grey screen. I booted off of a disc and it appears to work perfectly fine. Is there anything I can do further to check if this is a bad hard drive? Thanks!

Update: Using the Ubuntu boot disc I was able to access information on the Hard Drive, as well as specific files, so it must be a boot issue. I have access to the boot folder through the disc. What should I do to fix this issue?

Device:

Toshiba Satellite U305 Series
Toshiba Satellite U305 Series

Status:

open

Accepted Answer:

223986

Edit by: Robert ,

Title:

Does the Hard drive need to be replaced?

Text:

A friend wanted me to take a look at their Toshiba Satellite U305-S7446 computer. I found that every attempt to boot from the hard drive resulted in a grey screen. I booted off of a disc and it appears to work perfectly fine. Is there anything I can do further to check if this is a bad hard drive? Thanks!
 
Update: Using the Ubuntu boot disc I was able to access information on the Hard Drive, as well as specific files, so it must be a boot issue. I have access to the boot folder through the disc. What should I do to fix this issue?

Device:

Toshiba Satellite U305

Status:

open

Accepted Answer:

223986

Edit by: Robert ,

Title:

Does the Hard drive need to be replaced?

Text:

A friend wanted me to take a look at their Toshiba Satellite U305-S7446 computer. I found that every attempt to boot from the hard drive resulted in a grey screen. I booted off of a disc and it appears to work perfectly fine. Is there anything I can do further to check if this is a bad hard drive? Thanks!
Update: Using the Ubuntu boot disc I was able to access information on the Hard Drive, as well as specific files, so it must be a boot issue. I have access to the boot folder through the disc. What should I do to fix this issue?

Device:

Toshiba Satellite U305

Status:

open

Original post by: Robert ,

Title:

Does the Hard drive need to be replaced?

Text:

A friend wanted me to take a look at their Toshiba Satellite U305-S7446 computer. I found that every attempt to boot from the hard drive resulted in a grey screen. I booted off of a disc and it appears to work perfectly fine. Is there anything I can do further to check if this is a bad hard drive? Thanks!

Device:

Toshiba Satellite U305

Status:

open