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Dell Inspiron 530S


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spsanderson

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Ok here's the skinny

Dell Inspiron 530S Desktop, I bought for my parents awhile back, thinking I need to replace the hard drive, which would of course be major suckage.

Here are the errors I'm getting and yes I tried the Dell community site but it is jacked and won't let me login or create another account which for me = frustration :)

Codes:
OFOO:0728
Disk_0 Timeout waiting for drive not busy

OFOO:0228
Disk_0 Timeout waiting for drive not busy

OFOO:1228
Disk_0 Timeout waiting for drive not busy

OFOO:0D28
Disk_0 Timeout waiting for drive not busy

OFOO:0E28
Disk_0 Timeout waiting for drive not busy

OFOO:1A28
Disk_0 Timeout waiting for drive not busy

I'm guessing Hard drive is toast, any thoughts please let me know,

Thanks for all your help ladies and gents.

Steve
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rshaffer61

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Run hard drive diagnostics: http://www.tacktech....ay.cfm?ttid=287
Make sure, you select tool, which is appropriate for the brand of your hard drive.
Depending on the program, it'll create bootable floppy, or bootable CD.
If downloaded file is of .iso type, use ImgBurn: http://www.imgburn.com/ to burn .iso file to a CD (select "Write image file to disc" option), and make the CD bootable.

NOTE. If your hard drive is made by Toshiba, unfortunately, you're out of luck, because Toshiba doesn't provide any diagnostic tool.

Thanks to Broni for the instructions
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spsanderson

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thanks for the help, its toast :-( RIP hard drive RIP
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At this point you need to purchase a new 3.5" drive in the capacity you want. Then if you have the recovery disks you reload the system.
If you don't have the recovery disk or if a set was not made when the system was bought brand new then you need to contact Dell and see if you can purchase a set of recovery disk. It should run less then 50 USD for the disk(s). If you need information to contact Dell let me know.

Edited by rshaffer61, 03 May 2010 - 11:09 AM.

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Dell Customer Support
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