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I had a similar problem myself with an older PC... and yes, it simply denied the existence of the HDD. I was able to use a command prompt to manually copy various registry files from my system restore, which seemed to work. You've probably already tried that, and I guess if the BIOS isn't recognising the device, it probably won't like it in DOS either

Edit: BTW, did you try flashing the BIOS? Obviously that might be difficult if it's a DELL or HP or whatnot, but perhaps refreshing the BIOS might force the HDD detection
I've tried several version of DOS, none recognize the drive.

I have not tried updating the BIOS, might be something to think about.
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dang Chipp, that sucks. that spin up/down repeatedly was what a dead HD i have did, i opened it up, and the platter was chipped =\\, but it would spin up, down, up, down, pause, up, down, stop = "a USB device connected to this computer has malfunctioned and is unreadable to windows", etc

sounds like the Hd finally died, but the older HDs have a lower life time, so im not really surprised if it was only a 8gig.

maybe if you can figure out what interface it has, we can try to find some replacements.

Luck to you
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dang Chipp, that sucks. that spin up/down repeatedly was what a dead HD i have did, i opened it up, and the platter was chipped =\\, but it would spin up, down, up, down, pause, up, down, stop = "a USB device connected to this computer has malfunctioned and is unreadable to windows", etc

sounds like the Hd finally died, but the older HDs have a lower life time, so im not really surprised if it was only a 8gig.

maybe if you can figure out what interface it has, we can try to find some replacements.

Luck to you
~Higgins
I've already got a thread going in Wanted... I'm pretty sure it's dead, I've had problems with it for years with bad sectors turning up every so often, lost almot a gig of space to them. It was time to get a new drive anyway.

The interface is your standard 2.5" IDE as far as I can tell, but I'll check Toshiba's website to be sure.

Thanks for the help guys.
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This is insane... The laptop has sat in my room for a few days unplugged, I brought it down tonight to check the BIOS and it boots right into Debian! Loading slow as all getout, but it booted!
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