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satellite L635S3030-error F3-F100-0003

 
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Cathy Kelly
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Satellite L635S3030-error F3-F100-0003

i brought the recovert disk and now i get the error F3-F100-0003 what can i do or do i have to replace the hard drive. i can't do a scan Please help
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Cathy Kelly
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Peter
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Re: satellite L635S3030-error F3-F100-0003

You put the body of your message in the "tags" field rather than the normal message body field. To make it easier for anyone reading this, I'll paste what you wrote here:

 

can someone help me with this error message do i need to replace the hard drive

 

That is likely, but first, try holding '0' (zero) while starting the computer to see if the recovery utility will load.

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Peter
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Re: satellite L635S3030-error F3-F100-0003

I merged your two threads together.

 

You get the error message when you're attempting to use the recovery discs? What happens if you try the '0'-key method?

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thekellygang123
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Re: satellite L635S3030-error F3-F100-0003

When i hold down o it comes up no bootable device--insert boot disk and press any key When i insert disc #1 it shows window is loading files, then windows starting then the error message comes up ERROR-F3-F100-0003 An error has occured Please press (ok) to turn off computer. This is my grandson 's laptop and i don't know what he was doing when this happen. i did do F12 and tried to reboot to default setting and tried the o and that is why i brought the recovery disc,i don't know what else to try. i do appreciate you responsing back and if there is anything else i can try please let me know Thank you Cathy
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Cathy Kelly
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Peter
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Re: satellite L635S3030-error F3-F100-0003

I was hoping the recovery would work, but it sounds the hard drive might have failed. Because hard drives have moving parts, they are one of the more common parts to fail. While it's possible than dropping the laptop or jerking it quickly could contribute, it's also very likely that your grandson did nothing wrong. Unless there's something more serious wrong with the laptop as well, replacing the hard drive should fix it. You'd then use the recovery discs with the new hard drive to get it back to work!

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thekellygang123
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Re: satellite L635S3030-error F3-F100-0003

thanks again for your help
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Cathy Kelly