01-15-2009 07:55 PM
After a horrific blue screen memory dump, my hard drive stopped working. (T61 7658)
The HDD does a intermitent clicking sound.
When I turn on the computer, the BIOS system starts but there is no sign that the Operating system starts. I run the BIOS HDD diagnostics and the result is :
Pass: Controller diag
Error Code 0000 Read Verification failed.
1. Does it mean that my HDD is useless?
2. Is there a way to recover the info?
3. If I buy a new disk, how can I re-install my windows vista (using the license that originally came with my T61)?
I appreciate a prompt help.
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01-15-2009 10:42 PM
The hdd has died if all you get is a click and bios hdd diag returned the read verification error. If under Warraty, call Lenvo Tech Support at 1-800-IBM-SERV. They will be able to send you a hdd and the recovery media to get you back to factory. If out of Warranty, Get the fru from T/S and then order the recovery media at a cost of 45.00 plus s/h and local taxes.
As to the data on the drive, there are companies that do recovery of data, but they are expensive.
01-16-2009 10:05 PM