hope someone may have an angle on this one.
Dell Vostro Laptop Win 7 with Hitachi 7K500-320GB HDD
Suddenly stopped working but boots into a Startup Repair screen and the message "Startup Repair cannot repair this computer automatically" appear
I tried the other options too, but nothing seemed to help.
Finally started a 'Command Prompt' and did a 'CHKDSK /r' which got to 11% of phase 4 and and didn't move from there for 36 hours so I turned it off.
Now when I boot it says 'PXE-E61:Media Test Failure, check cable'
Dell website says reseat the HDD, but this does nothing.
Removed HDD into an enclosure to read on another PC (WIn 7 and XP) as a USB HDD. Win 7 says it doesn't have the drivers for this disk, and XP after a very long time mounts the drive, but I cannot do anything with it. An hour glass appears for ages, then goes away, but nothing happens.
I suspect the HDD is completely gone, ut before I buy another, does anyone have any suggestions.
Thanks in advance for your help