What's wrong with my hard drive?
Posted 10 February 2007 - 01:10 PM
Posted 10 February 2007 - 02:25 PM
My hard drive failed again.
Hdd hard drive error...
I am going crazy
Posted 10 February 2007 - 03:14 PM
Ok, can you access windows at all, we will run a chkdsk.
If possible to access windows,
Type "cmd" (no quotes)
type "chkdsk /f /r" (no quotes)
It will say the volume is locked and wants to reboot. Type Y. Than reboot.
We might be suffering from hard drive failure. How old is the machine?
Posted 10 February 2007 - 04:13 PM
It didn't let me boot before, but now it looks like it's booting up again... I had that before I installed the new OS, remember?
Posted 10 February 2007 - 04:15 PM
Run the chkdsk. If it does not help and you keep getting that message, your hdd is dying at a early stage and you are going to haft to contact dell.
Posted 10 February 2007 - 04:21 PM
I am still under warranty until May 2008
Posted 10 February 2007 - 04:23 PM
Posted 10 February 2007 - 04:29 PM
The application failed to initialize properly (0xc015000f). Click on OK to terminate the application.
Posted 10 February 2007 - 04:39 PM
Posted 10 February 2007 - 04:42 PM
Note:Click to select any options that are required to start the computer from the CD-ROM drive if you are prompted to do so.
[*]When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery Console.
Note:If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot computer, select the installation that you want to access from the Recovery Console.
[*]When you are prompted to do so, type the Administrator password. If the administrator password is blank, just press ENTER.
[*]At the Recovery Console command prompt, type the following then press Enter:
[*]Allow this to run UNDISTURBED until completed (45 min or so)
[*]Report any errors
Edited by ultimateslacker2, 10 February 2007 - 04:42 PM.
Posted 10 February 2007 - 04:44 PM
This is annoying.
I try your suggestion and will report back...
Posted 10 February 2007 - 04:46 PM
Run the chkdsk anyway.
Edited by ultimateslacker2, 10 February 2007 - 04:46 PM.
Posted 10 February 2007 - 05:00 PM
She has a western digital (WD800ve).
The program is HERE.
It can be downloaded and run with floppy or CD.
Now I will jump out.
FYI: I am following this with great interest and you are all doing GREAT!!
Posted 10 February 2007 - 05:05 PM
Disk Drive WDC WD800VE-75HDT0 (74 GB, IDE)
Yeah choose the one for windows though
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