My laptop makes an annoying clicking noise..
Posted 18 January 2011 - 12:08 AM
Posted 18 January 2011 - 07:54 AM
Once you have your data backed up, boot the computer and press F12 when you see the Dell splash screen. This will bring up the Boot Menu. If I remember correctly option #4 will be the Hardware Diagnostics. Select that option and follow the prompts to start the diagnostics. You will want the extended, or long test which will provided a more in-depth analysis of the hard drive. Keep in mind, this will take a long time, so you might want to begin the test at night and make sure you have the laptop plugged in when you do this.
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