Hello, I would appreciate any help or suggestions the genius have out there! I woke after shutting my computer down the previous night. (note, no previous issues noted before). The computer simply had flashing light and wouldn't boot OS. I tried putting in CD to do a repair, seems that did not work. I do not want to lose my data on my Hard Drive. I will possibly be going out to get an adapter to pull the data off. However trying to see if there is anyway I can diagnose and fix this issue. I also did the Dell Diagnostics. (took about 2 days to run through). It had no errors, but did skip over some tests:
Under OS Errors, Hard Drive Errors, System Locks Up, and Windows Blue Screen categories, it all skipped the following sections:
SATA/Disk Confidence Test
SATA/Disk SMART short self test.
With this stated can you help me with diagnosing this and help with recommendations to fix?