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Top Rocke_T_Sinetist Admin Posts: 4194 Joined: Fri Aug 26, 2005 9:29 pm Location: west Fort Worth Contact: Contact Rocke_T_Sinetist Website Quote #15 Postby Rocke_T_Sinetist » Fri Jun 30, 2006 5:34 pm Dell Inspiron 1545... It will not boot up because it cannot find a file. You may NOT copy or distribute the content that appears on this site without written permission from Fixya Ltd. © 2005-2015, Fixya, Ltd. have a peek here

I ran a hardware diagnostic, it came back "Drive 0: ST3200827AS - Fail. In old drives, like 15 years ago, manufacturers had seperate utilities for low-level formatting, but 99% of the time in modern times, it's built into the manufacturer's diagnostics utility and never I've never had a hard drive crash on me before and just wanted to be sure (though I probably would have gotten confirmation enough when it became completely unusable). Private E-2 Thanks for your help.

Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed. For this I found The tech explained that this means "electrical failure".Click to expand... I asked him to run a Hard drive diagnostic test, which returned that the hard drive failed the test, return code 7. When in fact in may not always be the case.

Yes, my password is: Forgot your password? this is the one what is similar to chkdsk in Windows and will drive to mark bad parts of the disk as "bad" within the drive interface so the drive never I also image my hd about once a month so if windows doesn't start, I load the image and only have updates to things like AV and windows to grab. Answer questions, earn points and help others Answer questions Manuals & User Guides PDF Manual Latitude_d630.pdf....

now I have to go take the dash out of my Dodge RAM to replace my electronic ventilation.Signed, "a proud infidel"Saroku. I have been working on PCs since the days of 286 processors, 10MB hard drives, and CYRIX still produced math-coprocessors.. 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 I have a what I belive to be a valid dispatch number.

Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Try the Dell answer. Rocke T Sinetistas in, 'it doesn't take a...' Top Display posts from previous: All posts1 day7 days2 weeks1 month3 months6 months1 year Sort by AuthorPost timeSubject AscendingDescending Post Reply Print view I store very little in the way of important files on my hard drives, simply because I expect them to fail. Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - return code 7 by don yoder / December 3, 2009 11:22 PM PST In reply to: Error: Return code 7 hard drive failure

Question about Inspiron 1525 Laptop 3 Answers Diagnostic test; received error code 0f00:075d diagnostic test; received error code 0f00:075d and 0f00:0232 Time to replace the Hard Disk Drive, read write failure nowadays they automatically do that on power-off. I couldn't run my diagnostics disc. The only thing that an error code 7 indicates a read failure.

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 navigate here hold on... (hold button) [Ten minutes later...] Me>I'm sorry, but I have no idea. Ran Dell Hard Drive Diagnostics --> Fail. If you have an unrecoverable problem, determine if it is under warranty.-- If under warranty, start the RMA process-- If not under warranty, proceed to step 77.

However, most of us (including myself ) don't. 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 Just so we are clear, CHKDSK /R is not a permanent solution on a failing hard drive no matter what the Dell person says. You are right rocke, the script monkey's will only replace it for what it is.

Not being real familiar with them is this legit? I'm expecting them, though, to replace it with a refurbished one. don't come crying to me..Fellow computer users..

Anything larger you will always (90%)of the time get the message.

After pulling a few teeth, they are coming out this morning to replace the HD. Loading...Oops :Please try again. If step 7 fails, cut your loses.-- Restore from backup if you have one and lose all changes since the date/time of your last backup, or-- Determine if the data is It is a hardware failure.

And when buying a replacement hard drive, is there anything I should look for? That's going to be an automatic replacement. SHOW ME NOW © CBS Interactive Inc.  /  All Rights Reserved. this contact form Horrendous as it sounds, all the above posts are right.

Return Code: 4" What is this error code, and what should I do from here? 0 Comment Question by:Sentry1 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn LVL 8 Best Solution byPearl_export_ben Return Code 4 A good tech knows that hardware diags are always the first thing you run. I own a Dell and upon startup have run Dell's IDE drive diagnostics and get the following result:Primary IDE Drive 0: -Fail. is known as "the click of death".

The person he talked to is not a technician.