Edited by Janis, 28 September 2012 - 10:44 AM.
Analyzing a laptop to consider repair
Posted 28 September 2012 - 10:43 AM
Posted 28 September 2012 - 01:41 PM
If so it may be worthwhile installing a free operating system such as Ubuntu
If that installs then you know basically the hardware is OK
While you were formatting the drive, did you run a chkdsk /r on it to check for bad sectors
If not run a disk check utility such as Seatools for Dos on the drive now
that will work on any drive, or use the manufacturers utilty for DOS from here
Edited by Macboatmaster, 28 September 2012 - 01:47 PM.
Posted 28 September 2012 - 02:02 PM
Posted 28 September 2012 - 02:16 PM
The answer to seatools is YES, but I thought it was already formatted and the concern was checking it was OK
All the information you need re Seatools is on the link or the sub links from it
YOu must use the one for DOS of course,as the other is for Windows and that is not now installed
Posted 29 September 2012 - 10:49 AM
Posted 29 September 2012 - 11:29 AM
Or depending how you wish to proceed you can, having now assured yourself the drive is OK, go straight to a windows install, remembering of course that with a Dell computer, the operating system installed, will have to be the Windows installation for the Dell, using the product key from the label on the computer.
It is more than likely that any other installation CD, will not activate Windows on that computer and the Dell will only work using the product key on the COA label
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