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I have an Toshiba Satellite L55t-B5271 and when i turn it on

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I have an Toshiba Satellite L55t-B5271 and when i turn it on it says attempting repairs, has windows 10, what can I do?
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Laptop
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Customer: replied 3 months ago.
I am waiting
Expert:  Martin replied 3 months ago.

Hi Kathy,

When did the problem start?

Is it stuck in a loop saying it's attempting repairs?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
I got into a screen by pressing F12 and it said it needs repaired. Makes a clicking sound
Expert:  Martin replied 3 months ago.

A clicking sound, like inside the computer?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Just started tonight
Expert:  Martin replied 3 months ago.

What happens when you try to repair it?

Usually a clicking sound means the hard drive is failing.

What do you see on the screen if you turn it off and turn it on without pressing F2?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Nothing, I think it is the hard drive too
Expert:  Martin replied 3 months ago.

How old is the computer?

Expert:  Martin replied 3 months ago.

And do you know what kind of hard drive it has? Is it the one that came with the computer?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
same hard drive, maybe 3 yrs. Old
Expert:  Martin replied 3 months ago.

The one that should come with the computer is a 1TB 5400rpm hard drive, do you know if that sounds right?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Can't be too old. Not sure, would it say on back? I have serial no.
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Have never replaced hard drive
Expert:  Martin replied 3 months ago.

Well I looked it up with the info you provided originally, Toshiba Satellite L55t-B5271

If that's what you have then it has a 1TB (size) 5400RPM (speed) of the hard drive.

Those hard drives are prone to failure after a few years, hence the clicking sound.

Is it a constant clicking sound?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
it is
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
not worth it?
Expert:  Martin replied 3 months ago.

Yep then it sounds like your hard drive has failed - the data may still be recoverable but you will need to replace it first then take it to a computer store to have the data on it backed up. There is software that can scan a damaged hard drive if you have photos/videos on it.

Does that make sense?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Yea, don't have anything big deal on it
Expert:  Martin replied 3 months ago.

Well I suggest getting the hard drive replaced then - it's your only option

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Are they expensive
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Ok thanks
Expert:  Martin replied 3 months ago.

You're most welcome.

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