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karenintx
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NB205 Netbook- replace hard drive

Be gentle, since I'm not very technical.....

 

I was preparing my rarely used Netbook (XP version) to give to my elderly father & installed AVG with current virus definitions with no problem.  When I went to upgrade to the current version of Firefox, it hung.  When I tried to reboot, it wouldn't & started clicking.  From what I've been told, the hard drive probably crashed & needs to be replaced.  Any other ideas?

 

If that's all it is, will any SATA 2.5 work & can I go to 7200 vs 5400?  Since I never created a restore disc (no CD drive), do I have to buy from Toshiba?

 

And are there directions for replacing the hard drive, since I hope to do it myself?

 

Thanks!

 

Karen in Texas

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Jerry_Lippey
Posts: 39,107

Re: NB205 Netbook- replace hard drive

Which NB205, Karen?

 

I've attached some pictures to help you replace the disk. You will re-use the existing caddy ("plate" in the picture).

 

You will need to order the recovery discs from Toshiba.

 

   Order Toshiba Recovery Media

-Jerry
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ramjet
Posts: 1

Re: NB205 Netbook- replace hard drive

What size torx wrench/drive do I need to remove the cover on the NB205 to access the HDD and where can I purchase the correct tool?

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jimkowal
Posts: 1

Re: NB205 Netbook- replace hard drive & install software

I saw this  old thread, and thought I'd post here.

 

It seems the HDD on my Toshiba NB205 has died.  I never backed it up, but no big loss of data.  However, I have no recovery disks that I know of, nor do I have an external dvd drive.

 

So, even if I buy and install a new HDD, how would I get Windows installed, and all the Toshiba software installed?

 

Thanks

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cbwilsha
Posts: 3,904

Re: NB205 Netbook- replace hard drive & install software

Next time you post on the Forums, please start your own thread rather than piggy back on  another--in this case, one over a year old!  Recovery Media is also available in USB form.  I'm not sure about your specific machine. Go HERE and scroll down to order.

C.B.

Toshiba Sat. L675D-S7016 Win 8 PRO 64 Bit---Toshiba Sat. L775D-S7132 Win 7 PRO SP3 64 Bit which also has Virtual Machine with Win XP SP3---Toshiba Sat. L305-S5921 Win Vista SP2 32 Bit