What is the new error code.
You are contacting Seagate only with the error code and drive reference to see if they can advise you what that code means.
The purpose of buying the enclosure NOT from Seagate is to connect the drive to another computer and see if the drive is accessible as a slave to run a disk check.
If we could get a boot to Recovery Console we may have been able to make progress.
If you wish to try it this is your last resort.
BE AWARE that if by chance this works you will lose ALL personal data, although I know you have recovered some with Puppy.
You will also lose all programs etc installed since that computer was sold and you will have all Service packs and updates to download.
If the data is corrupted by bad sectors in otherwords a failing drive, it is unlikely to work, even if it works in the first place it will likely fail within a short time.HERE IS HOW
Use Dell PC Restore by Symantec only as the last method to restore your operating system.
PC Restore restores your hard drive to the operating state it was in when you purchased the computer.
Any programs or files added since you received your computer—including data files—are permanently
deleted from the hard drive. Data files include documents, spreadsheets, e-mail messages, digital photos,
music files, and so on. If possible, back up all data before using PC Restore.
To use PC Restore:
1 Turn on the computer.
During the boot process, a blue bar with www.dell.com appears at the top of the screen.
2 Immediately upon seeing the blue bar, press <Ctrl><F11>.
If you do not press <Ctrl><F11> in time, let the computer finish starting, and then restart the
NOTICE: If you do not want to proceed with PC Restore, click Reboot in the following step.
3 On the next screen that appears, click Restore.
4 On the next screen, click Confirm.
The restore process takes approximately 6–10 minutes to complete.
5 When prompted, click Finish to reboot the computer.
NOTE: Do not manually shut down the computer. Click Finish and let the computer completely reboot.
6 When prompted, click Yes.
The computer restarts. Because the computer is restored to its original operating state, the screens that
appear, such as the End User License Agreement, are the same ones that appeared the first time the
computer was turned on.
7 Click Next.
The System Restore screen appears and the computer restarts.
8 After the computer restarts, click OK.
IF BY CHANCE THIS WORKS -
Install an anti-virus
go Windows update.
There are numerous free anti-virus programshttp://www.geekstogo...yware-software/
Microsoft Security Essentials is one I use. It is recommended on that link.
However you may well have to download and install some updates before you can download MSE.
BE EXTREMELY careful browsing the internet without an Anti-Virus.
Depending on the Dell restore partition you MAY have the one that was offered orignally, usually a 30 day trial.
IF BY CHANCE THIS WORKS post and I will give you the steps to ensure that the Operating System can then be transferred to the new drive. If that is the way you have to go.