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Re: My dad old laptop is having a loading issue.
02/17/18 08:42 PM

> > The battery is dead. The old plug wasn't giving good enough power anymore.
> >
> > The plug been replace. The power is fine after that. Me and my grandma doesn't know
> > why the Windows keep failing to load. It was loading after I replace the plug.
> Could
> > it be the hard drive is going bad? I don't know anything about laptop computers. I
> > even tried to replace Windows and it keep stopping with a black screen.
> Sorry if this is a bit late. I don't check these other forum sections too often.
> When I was having trouble with mine (the same thing was happening) it was the
> hard-drive. Someone else can correct me if I'm wrong here, but it seems that since
> those small mechanical drives are moved around a lot, that's not really good for
> them. I had the same thing happen to a hard drive based MP3 player I had many years
> back. Drop it just the right way one time and it's useless.
> Rarely I was able to get it to boot correctly and have the OS load. I eventually
> moved everything over to a SSD. I don't recall how I did that exactly, but I know I
> had a bit of trouble with it before I finally got it to work.
> It seems like I had to make the HD partition my OS was installed on smaller so I
> could transfer it to the SSD. But if his HD is ruined, this might not even be
> possible. There's no telling if installing an SSD (after you've transferred
> everything over to it) will still work. If not, you've wasted money on an SSD.
> Another thing to note... I had to find steps online on servicing my laptop to do
> this. What order to take things apart. I was quite meticulous in where I placed
> screws and items I removed to finally get to the hard drive. So, that's another thing
> to be worried about if someone was going to go about replacing the hd.

Thanks for the replay. Yea my grandma might have damage the hard drive. I didn't think of that. She move it around a lot. She not careful moving stuff around. I will tell her it might be the hard drive issue. She already told me since she have a Chromebook Plus she not gonna worry about the laptop.

We both have a Chromebook Plus.

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit / Intel Core i5-4460 3.20 GHz / 8.00 GB RAM / AMD Radeon R9 200 Series (Updated on the 07/18/2017 at 9:49 PM.)

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* My dad old laptop is having a loading issue. Dullaron 01/27/18 06:35 AM
. * Re: My dad old laptop is having a loading issue. fortuna_chan  02/18/18 01:32 AM
. * Re: My dad old laptop is having a loading issue. Tomu Breidah  02/17/18 08:56 AM
. * Re: My dad old laptop is having a loading issue. Dullaron  02/17/18 08:42 PM

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