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Ten minutes later: Dell Tech (now actively trying to trick me): Ok sir, please reboot the computer. We may be able to assist with Dell hardware problems, and other brands. It is silly to try and reinstall windows on a failing hard drive. The drive is failed.

It is a Dell Optiplex GX280. Me: Ok. However, the failed drive remains in poor shape, often failing and showing up as damaged in my controller. Me (lying): No.

Jude Terror OMCTO by S.F. I'm not an idiot. so, tap it on the side gently (or hard) with the butt end of a screwdriver; only do this if you're completely desparate or you simply just don't care.-- As you're Rocke T Sinetist as in, 'it doesn't take a...' Top anonymous guest Graduate Dellhater Posts: 56 Joined: Mon Apr 19, 2004 9:23 pm Quote #6 Postby anonymous guest » Tue Jun

A clicking hard drive is just one example of many I know of. start tapping F12 and F10 repeatedly this will bring up a boot menu. Other things that clue me in to my hard drive going is that I am beginning to hear intermittent 'clicking' and abnormal noises from my computer. I work on these things all day.

Me: No. I have a what I belive to be a valid dispatch number. Ran Dell Hard Drive Diagnostics --> Fail. They're retarded!

Dell technician takes over my computer and looks at the Intel Raid controller, which indeed tells him that the hard drive is failed. TechSpot Account Sign up for free, it takes 30 seconds. Angoos Sep 20, 2007 #5 AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,026 Before you do ANYTHING, back up your files. He resets the smart event on the drive, basically telling the computer this drive is not failed.

You are right rocke, the script monkey's will only replace it for what it is. Question about Vostro 1510 Laptop 1 Answer When I boot up from the hard drive I get the Dell hard drive I get the Dell screen and then a black screen Most often, you can stop here and after having a error code. Sep 20, 2007 #4 Angoos TS Rookie Topic Starter Thanks for the replies.

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CHKDSK /R will recover bad sectors and you may be able to get your data off of the drive, but it is a software solution that repairs the file system and Me: Ok. Last time I said screw it and took it to a PC repair place to fix it.

Zenguru Staff Writer by Zenguru » Wed Jul 01, 2009 12:15 am this contact form Top FallenAngel Emperor of Dellhateology Posts: 1486 Joined: Tue Feb 21, 2006 12:53 pm Quote #2 Postby FallenAngel » Mon Jun 26, 2006 10:32 pm They'll tell you it's a software

Let's do this. Track this discussion and email me when there are updates If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and No, create an account now.

You have no chance of actually "fixing" a damaged piece of hardware with use of software.

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And yes, if the drive is mishandled, it will fail. is known as "the click of death". Yes, my password is: Forgot your password? navigate here I have the disks now.

Me: There is nothing wrong with the operating system. Clicking drives (recal/retry) will pass virtually ALL diagnostics as long as they successfully process the command before they time out. I asked him to run a Hard drive diagnostic test, which returned that the hard drive failed the test, return code 7. One of the drives is failed.

Me: That's what it says. All I need to do is replace the failed drive. It is worth it to pay someone who can talk technical than go through the aggivation themselves. Privacy Policy | Cookies | Ad Choice | Terms of Use | Mobile User Agreement A ZDNet site | Visit other CBS Interactive sites: Select SiteCBS CaresCBS FilmsCBS RadioCBS.comCBS InteractiveCBSNews.comCBSSports.comChowhoundClickerCNETCollege NetworkGameSpotLast.fmMaxPrepsMetacritic.comMoneywatchmySimonRadio.comSearch.comShopper.comShowtimeTech

Flag Permalink This was helpful (3) Back to Desktops forum 11 total posts Popular Forums icon Computer Help 51,912 discussions icon Computer Newbies 10,498 discussions icon Laptops 20,411 discussions icon Security Fortunately, this is a workstation and the drive has no data on it, only program files, and I have all the disks. Join the community here. by ThumbsUp2 · 9 years ago In reply to Hard Drive beginning to g ... ......

The bad areas are still there and the drive will eventually fail to the point of no return. what does this mean and why wont unit boot? Novel screenname. Luckily, it's a RAID 1, so all my data is safe on one of the drives.

You should obviously kill them probably. SHOW ME NOW © CBS Interactive Inc.  /  All Rights Reserved. This is what I do to diagnose a hard drive. Tell them out of a hunch you ran a 90/90 again and this time it reported a CODE 4.

After this, you will need to buy in / replace under warranty the controller or hard drive - unfortunately - a format won't fix failed hardware and if it does, its Post Reply Print view Search Advanced search 78 posts 1 2 3 4 5 6 Next Message Author anonymous guest Graduate Dellhater Posts: 56 Joined: Mon Apr 19, 2004 9:23 pm You both have confirmed my suspicions. Or is my Dell script reader just trying to not send a hard drive that will fail in time wheather this repair works or not?