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error 0200: failure fixed disk

my son dropped the laptop on the floor and now when we turn it on the fan stops working a few minutes after and we got a message:
error 0200: failure fixed disk.
pres <f1> to resume or <f2> to setup
i already bought a new hard drive and we got the same message.
and i have no clue why the fan stops working, maybe the temperature is the main problem. thanks.
acer aspire 5050 windows xp home edition

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the fan's not the issue

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the laptop doesn't see a (functional) hard drive; that's why you get the fixed disk failure message.

the drop may have just dislodged the hard drive from its connector. turn it off, open the bay, pull the old drive out and put it back in. then turn on the laptop. if it still complains, turn it off, put in the new hard drive and turn on the laptop. if you still get the fixed disk failure message then the mainboard or some other component is damaged.

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i have already done this step with the hard drive

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i have already done this step with the hard drive, i took the old one off and put it back, but i got the same message 0200 failure fixed disk, and then i bought a new one because i thought the hard drive was the issue but when i turned the computer on i got the error 0200 again. when i opened the bay i could feel the hit come from the cpu, but i still have no clue why the fan stops working. thanks

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i have ibm thinkpad t40 laptop

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anytime i want to boot-up my laptop, it comes with the error 0200: failure fixed disk

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Brutal.

In reply to: i have ibm thinkpad t40 laptop

Sorry to read about your loss.

Since you posted in a thread about a dropped laptop it is still worth a shot to replace the drive.

Try that.
Bob

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