We swap the drive and use the restore media to bring the machine back to its factory load?
No one I knows will risk cloning the drive since you may leave personal information on the old drive.
And no, these are not hard to replace. Just google something like How to replace a toshiba laptop hard drive?
So I have this Toshiba Satellite A215 S7437 OS Vista. Fairly new almost 2 years old. Have had issues with it from the beginning. Before the warranty was up took to their repair center and they installed new hard drive. So now less than a year later I believe it needs.... guess.. yep, new hard drive. So, Have this message saying failure of hard drive is imminent back up your stuff now (my words) but it wont let me do anything, it wont boot stays on the black screen when I reboot it with the same message: hard drive failure imminent. So, I want to replace hard drive myself, it has a 200 GB Sata hard drive is what I know. Is it hard to replace it? where can I find the instructions on how to do it? I am going to replace with another one the same, well found a 250 GB hard drive, not going to upgrade to anything fancy because as soon as its working I'm selling for what I can get. Already bought new laptop and you can bet it wasnt a Toshiba lol. So, please help me if you can, maybe with the instructions on how to do it... and maybe what are some known issues in case they happen to me.. so I know what to do and not panick. thanks for your help. again.... been here before