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  1. CORIAH

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    My hard Drive Cash .. I brought the recovery cd if toshiba .. still can find os can anyone help me ...start to look at Linux just dont know how find out if I use 64 bit or 32
     

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    You can always use 32 bit, but if you have more than 4GB of memory (total of RAM and video), you'll need 64 bit. Also if your CPU is 64 bit, there's no reason to not to run it.

    BTW, that recovery disk is probably Windows.
     
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    64 bit is the cd Toshiba send me to put my os back on my new hard Drive .. but I keep get a error ... I clean hard Drive hope that work ..if not I going have to get Linux ..
     
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    What r the Best ones .. need some pc help.
     
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    This is far as transfer files it go
     

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    Assuming you're talking about a Windows install:

    32-bit and 64-bit Windows: frequently asked questions - Microsoft Windows Help

    If you're current drive is your only drive and it's bad right now, you'd probably need to go off the model/serial of your machine which it sounds like you may have done. Would like to believe Toshiba would have sent you the right disk. Can we assume the machine came preloaded with Windows and didn't come with a physical Windows disc?
     
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    Well the disk said for another one .. can i put Linux on
     
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    Sure, you can put linux on it if the HD is not damaged.
     
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    Threads merged :)

    If the hard drive is not damaged yes, but you will need a working computer to download a Linux distro and make an install disk or USB drive. You could also request another installation disk from Toshiba if your current one is not readable.

    I've found some good info in HardForum in the past.

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    It looks like the read error is from the CD, which means that Toshiba sent you ab bad CD. You'll have to do 2 things - send them the picture you posted here, showing the error, and requesting a replacement - and obtain a CD with a hard disk testing program on it, preferably something like FDISK. Oh, and a lot of time - I once had FDISK run for 16 days on a 30 GB drive before it recovered about 3/4 of the data on the drive. (In that case I copied the data before I used a hammer and a blowtorch on the drive to make sure that no one else could ever get that data,(

    If your drive is defective and under warranty, Toshiba is usually pretty good agbout replacing them. They're a good company and make good drives.

    If it's out of warranty, a decent 600GB drive should cost you around $100.

    In either case, the largest expediture is going to be your time in installing Windows or Linux to the new drive. And I hope you have all your important data backed up somewhere. Hardware is cheap - data isn't replaceable.
     
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    For what it's worth, Rukbat, Seagate makes a pretty good universal diagnostic program that can be run from CD, called SeaTools. When I was at my college externship as a computer technician, its what we used on suspect drives.
     
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    No argument there - SeaTools is one of the good ones.
     
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