05-12-2010 02:56 PM
I bought a Satellite P505-S8980 a while back and have loved every minute of it except for now. I was using to transfer some files over my network and apparently pushed it to far as the HDD completely died. A dissappointment to say the least. So I went to my local hole in the wall computer store and bought a 350 gig HDD by WD. The same day I also ordered the System Recovery Media disks for that model and then waited for them to arrive. Upon arrival of the disks, I installed the HDD then plugged in the disk to begin the recovery of my laptop. After about 5 mins or so of the screen saying that Windows was loading files a screen came up and said:
An error has occurred.
ERROR : F3-F100-0003
An error has occured.
Please press [OK] to turn off the computer.
And thats all it will do now. What is going on? Is there something that I'm not doing? Please HELP!!!!
05-31-2010 10:14 AM
I have the same question as VenomNX, is there an answer to our problem, as I have the same problem. The only exception with me is I am using the origonal 250GB hard drive that came with my laptop.
05-31-2010 10:34 AM
There are few recovery error that are listed or posted in the support site. You can check it through Doc 98082397
While running a full system recovery from the Recovery Media, the installation may fail -- and display one of the error messages listed below. Possible causes of these error conditions are listed at right. Use this list as a troubleshooting guide -- not as an absolute list of causes, as there may be others.
"An error has occurred. ERROR :10-FC10-1710" -- may be caused by a faulty hard drive.
"An error has occurred. ERROR : 10-FC12-0241" -- may be caused by a faulty hard drive or defective memory.
"An error has occurred. ERROR :10-FC12-045D" -- may be caused by a faulty hard drive.
"An error has occurred. ERROR :10-FC06-0002" -- may be caused by damaged recovery media or faulty hard drive.
"An error has occurred. ERROR :10-FC12-0970" -- may be caused by defective memory.
It is really hard to determined, maybe its a hdd issue, memory or recovery disc
05-31-2010 10:56 AM
As I greatly appreciate the reply, when I search the for DOC 98082397 number you listed, this is what I find? "Built-in webcam may not respond after computer awakened from Sleep state". Which of course doesn't help any. So far I have also tried with a Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit disc in place of the factory restore cd, a different RAM Module, & an external CD drive. I am getting ready to try a different HD. So far, getting the same error (ERROR: F3-F100-0003) on each attempt. Any additional information will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
10-20-2011 10:52 AM
Sorry to resurect an old train, however this occured to me on my original hard drive. Except I first received the error that no boot disc could be found, install CD boot disc and hit any key.
So I bought a new hard drive and downloaded the recovery discs. Computer ran fine for about 3 months and now the same "cannot find boot drive" error pops up again.
Anyone got any suggestions for these problems. I now have 2 potentially useless hard drives that even if formatted cannot restart my computer.
10-06-2012 08:50 AM
I have a satellite L655 and the first code I got was 0xc00000e9. So I tried to do a system recovery. Then half way through the process I got 10-fc12-0003. I have no clue what has happened. Any help is appreciated.