Having problems with your IBM ThinkPad R40 2723 Notebook ?

Bad Boot Sector - What should I do?

\015 I received the following error message after running a complete BIOS scan of HD: error verifying sectors 114670713-114670840 (ECC error). I ran the scan after my ThinkPad r40 wouldn't boot but crashed, and the blue screen message informed me I had a bad boot sector. Since I don't want to wipe my HD but retrieve the files from it, will purchasing a USB HD enclosure work, and if so what size?\015

Answers :

Hey

Yes a usb hard drive case will work in connecting the hdd to the desktop computer.

Its a ata / ide type of connector. one of these will do:

http://cgi.ebay.com/2-5-inch-External-USB-2-0-IDE-Hard-Drive-HD-Case-Laptop_W0QQitemZ130310818314QQcmdZViewItemQQptZPCC_Drives_Storage_Internal?hash=item1e57214a0a&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=65%3A12|66%3A2|39%3A1|72%3A1205|240%3A1318|301%3A1|293%3A1|294%3A50

I have one of those myself.

Ones you have your files saved on your desktop you will have to use the recovery discs or windows setup cd to get the computer working again. - install windows to it to fix the problem.


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