I have a NB200 and I am currently having problems with getting the computer to boot to Windows 7. The problem seems to be that the laptop is only recognising the hard drive every second time, when it does I goes into boot recovery which requires a restart and then the computer doesnt seem to regonise the HDD. The computer has been running very slow before this has occured. It started with blue screens and progressively got worse to the point it is at now. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I can tell you more detail if required not quiet sure which information is useful right now.
For me it sounds like that the hard drive is malfunctioning and needs replacing. Normally it should be always recognized properly after every restart.
But it would be interesting to know what you do if HDD will not be recognized anymore. Do you shut down the computer or what exactly?
Is your notebook under warranty?
If yes I would get in contact with an authorized service provider and ask the guys for help. They can check the HDD and replace it if it’s necessary. That’s no problem for the guys and warranty repair is free.
Firstly thanks for the reply. I have had the same feeling that the HDD is malfunctioning. When it didnt recognised it I just turned it off using the power button couldnt do anythign else. I have began the process to get it into service to be fixed.
I have a Toshiba netbook NB200. It has developed a fault that means it almost never boots. When I press the "on" button the green light comes on and the hard drive turns for a while but then it stops. The fan also comes on. The green light stays illuminated but boot up does not begin, it does not get far enough to access the bios either. Eventually I have to depress the power button to power down the computer.
Sometimes though, it starts up and works like normal. I would say that it boots up about one time in fifty attempts. As there is power getting through to the hard drive even when it doesn't boot up I doubt this is just a switch issue...any ideas| I really don't want to send it back to Toshiba.