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    Hey I have a problem. I have a Toshiba Satellite A55-S1063 laptop computer and when I run the restore disk on it. It runs for about 5 min then this message comes up saying ( Output A:\Ghost.err? ) and it has an option yes or no. And when I choose yes it doesnt do any thing but go back to the same error message. When I choose no it says ( Application Error 29005 Write sector failure, result= 1, drive=128, sectors 2561527 to 2561591 and then I click ok and then the computer goes off and then comes back on with a black screen and a little cursor at the top left corner and it stays on. Could you please help me out with this problem.

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    Welcome to the Lounge.

    We will need a bit more information to begin. Is the Restore Disk from Toshiba ?? Is the drive the restore disk is inserted in the A drive ?? Does the Restore Disk use Ghost or a version of that program to do it's work ??

    A quick Google on the error message displays several hits. One of them led here.

    Another suggests a "simple fix"..... "The solution to overcome is this. Just remove the battery and let PC cool for one HR. Clean the Recovery disk Properly to clean the dust and after that take the PC near the fan and point it in such a way that the fan side gets cooled with the Fans wind.. Put the recovery disk again and see the magic...You will see 100% formatting done...I think we should go for customer support rather than the stupid people who told us to take to the Tech center saying our Hard Drive was dead...So dont rely on them Google it and will see lots of good users rely and give it a try...You wil get through. Im sure "
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    Quote Originally Posted by DocWatson View Post
    Welcome to the Lounge.

    We will need a bit more information to begin. Is the Restore Disk from Toshiba ?? Is the drive the restore disk is inserted in the A drive ?? Does the Restore Disk use Ghost or a version of that program to do it's work ??

    A quick Google on the error message displays several hits. One of them led here.

    Another suggests a "simple fix"..... "The solution to overcome is this. Just remove the battery and let PC cool for one HR. Clean the Recovery disk Properly to clean the dust and after that take the PC near the fan and point it in such a way that the fan side gets cooled with the Fans wind.. Put the recovery disk again and see the magic...You will see 100% formatting done...I think we should go for customer support rather than the stupid people who told us to take to the Tech center saying our Hard Drive was dead...So dont rely on them Google it and will see lots of good users rely and give it a try...You wil get through. Im sure "



    Yes it is a Toshiba restore disk, and it only has one CD rom drive, and yes the program is made by GHOST, it is a laptop about 3 years old and it has windows xp on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Linwood Mitchell View Post
    Yes it is a Toshiba restore disk, and it only has one CD rom drive, and yes the program is made by GHOST, it is a laptop about 3 years old and it has windows xp on it.


    Good news I finally got windows installed on my laptop, now I need help installing the updates I need to know which ones will screw up my computer so i dont install them.

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    To do or not to do (Windows Updates!) ... that is the question that is frequent among Loungers! I think at this point, the majority of us would say it's safe to install ALL the Win XP updates and patches.

    However, sometimes, some folks find it necessary or prudent to do so in "small" groups, possibly avoiding system overload. Of course you can (and maybe SHOULD!) omit the optional updates and especially those for drivers.

    The bottom line is that I (and many others) have installed ALL the patches and updates for XP and not had any problems...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigaldoc View Post
    To do or not to do (Windows Updates!) ... that is the question that is frequent among Loungers! I think at this point, the majority of us would say it's safe to install ALL the Win XP updates and patches.

    However, sometimes, some folks find it necessary or prudent to do so in "small" groups, possibly avoiding system overload. Of course you can (and maybe SHOULD!) omit the optional updates and especially those for drivers.

    The bottom line is that I (and many others) have installed ALL the patches and updates for XP and not had any problems...
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    I have another problem. I think my hard drive is going out because it takes forever for windows to load up after a restart, and the hard drive light on my laptop is fading, and it blinks alot. My Question is what is the most GB hard drive I can put in my laptop, it is a Satellite A55-S1063, and it has a intel celeron M microprocessor 1.50 GHz, 240mb of RAM, windows XP home edition version 2002 service pack 2 76477-OEM-0011903-00111, disk drive Toshiba MK 4026 GAX, intel 82852/82855 GM/GME graphics controller, mat######a UJDA760 DVD/CDRW, SigmaTel C-Major Audio, speed 1500 MHz.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Linwood Mitchell View Post
    I have another problem. I think my hard drive is going out because it takes forever for windows to load up after a restart, and the hard drive light on my laptop is fading, and it blinks alot. My Question is what is the most GB hard drive I can put in my laptop, it is a Satellite A55-S1063, and it has a intel celeron M microprocessor 1.50 GHz, 240mb of RAM, windows XP home edition version 2002 service pack 2 76477-OEM-0011903-00111, disk drive Toshiba MK 4026 GAX, intel 82852/82855 GM/GME graphics controller, mat######a UJDA760 DVD/CDRW, SigmaTel C-Major Audio, speed 1500 MHz.

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    This sounds more like your system not having enough RAM to do it's work. XP needs a minimum of 512 MB of RAM to run properly. You should go to the Toshiba website and find out how much RAM can be installed on your machine and the cost and then look into how to install the RAM yourself or take it to a shop and have more RAM installed.

    You might try to run the Disk Cleanup utility to free up some space on your hard drive, Start>All Programs>Accessories>System Tools>Disk Cleanup. A better choice would be to download and install the FREE utility CCleaner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Linwood Mitchell View Post
    Good news I finally got windows installed on my laptop, now I need help installing the updates I need to know which ones will screw up my computer so i dont install them.
    The easiest thing to do at this point, since you have a clean installation of XP, is to downlaod SP3 directly form MS to your HD and burn it to a CD to install it or just install from the downloaded file on the HD.
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322389
    You can use Windows Update or the Microsoft Download Center to obtain Windows XP SP3 online.
    Check for updates on Windows Update
    loadTOCNode(4, 'moreinformation'); To check for updates on Windows Update, follow these steps:
    1. Visit the following Microsoft Web site: http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com (http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com)
    2. Click Express (Recommended).
    3. If your computer is up to date, Windows XP SP3 will be one of the updates that is automatically selected. Click Install. If your computer is not up to date, Windows Update will offer some other updates that you have to install first. Install those, and then repeat steps 1 and 2 to obtain Windows XP SP3.
    4. For Windows XP SP3, review and accept the Microsoft Software License Terms.
    Windows XP SP3 will be downloaded to your computer, and the Windows XP Service Pack 3 Setup Wizard will help you install it.
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