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I just want you to send me a new hard drive so that I can do this, since my system is under warranty for this very reason. I think you automatically lose all arguments from now on, simply due to the fact that the only person willing to back you up is batshit insane!" - Dragavon"Everything I know Horrendous as it sounds, all the above posts are right. Return Code: 4Click to expand... http://homecomputermarket.com/hard-drive/hard-drive-diagnostics-return-code-4.html

Dell Tech: Ok sir, I see that we sent you these disks so that we can reinstall your operating system. I store very little in the way of important files on my hard drives, simply because I expect them to fail. Hmm.. I know a failed hard drive when I see one. http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_xp-hardware/hard-drive-error/52d59ace-e78a-442b-8813-47537fec6ab1

I can program one. If the Dell 'tech' had be able to get him to start a reinstall who knows what would have happened to his data. usually, the surface scan..

I ran a disc check and got a return code 7. Try updating your BIOS first (I think that was already suggested, but it does work in some cases.) Better yet, run a diagnostics that can handle large drives.CHKDSK can help also. by ThumbsUp2 · 9 years ago In reply to Hard Drive beginning to g ... ...... I LOVE BLUD BLOOD! - Rob Liefeld The Old Doctor by The Old Doctor » Tue Jun 30, 2009 9:27 pm But all your torrent downloads are

Do you have the original disks that came with your computer? The 90/90 said it was A-OK. Me: Hello, I called a few days ago with a failed hard drive. http://www.techrepublic.com/forums/discussions/hard-drive-beginning-to-go/ Join thousands of tech enthusiasts and participate.

I've never had a hard drive crash on me before and just wanted to be sure (though I probably would have gotten confirmation enough when it became completely unusable). Me (lying): No. They're retarded! It is a hardware failure.

I don't want to reinstall Windows. https://www.cnet.com/forums/discussions/error-return-code-7-hard-drive-failure-234470/ Definately, replace the hard drive. Just so we are clear, CHKDSK /R is not a permanent solution on a failing hard drive no matter what the Dell person says. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

Dell Tech: Ok sir, please insert the operating system disk into your cd rom and reboot. http://homecomputermarket.com/hard-drive/dell-hard-drive-diagnostics-return-code-7.html Jul 8, 2005 Add New Comment You need to be a member to leave a comment. The one in port 0. Terms of Use Privacy Policy Licensing Advertise International Editions: US / UK India

I'm not an idiot. Newer Than: Search this thread only Search this forum only Display results as threads Useful Searches Recent Posts More... Dell Tech: Sir, I am going to need to take over your computer. http://homecomputermarket.com/hard-drive/hard-drive-diagnostics-dell-return-code-4.html Seriously, WTF are you doing with Dell?

Angoos Sep 20, 2007 #1 AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,026 It is either a dead hard drive or the motherboard has stopped talking to it. Emphasis on the fail. I have been a member for over a couple of years now but I don't post often.

I have worked with computers for twenty years.

Determine the make and model number of the drive.5. He resets the smart event on the drive, basically telling the computer this drive is not failed. Me: It is saying "Drive 0: fail, return code 4." Dell Tech: That's not a proper fail code. Top Rocke_T_Sinetist Admin Posts: 4194 Joined: Fri Aug 26, 2005 9:29 pm Location: west Fort Worth Contact: Contact Rocke_T_Sinetist Website Quote #11 Postby Rocke_T_Sinetist » Wed Jun 28, 2006 5:40 pm

Dell Tech: I'm going to need you to reboot the computer. Me: Ok. However, the failed drive remains in poor shape, often failing and showing up as damaged in my controller. his comment is here The person he talked to is not a technician.

Let's do this. A friend is now having this problem.Thanks! Ten minutes later: Dell Tech (now actively trying to trick me): Ok sir, please reboot the computer. The drive may already be unreliable enough to read properly (blue screen is the hint). 0Votes Share Flag Collapse - Thanks by todd.sutherland · 9 years ago In reply to Hard

or it's affiliates. Let's do this. It will not boot up because it cannot find a file. hold on... (hold button) [Ten minutes later...] Me>I'm sorry, but I have no idea.

Return Code: 4 - replaced the SATA cable with a new one --> no effect.. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended. Private E-2 The last few days I kept getting "blue screens of death" with different STOP codes while working on my computer. Question has a verified solution.

It sounds like you've had a fatal error - you can reboot the ... Login now. What about hard drive speed? Dell Tech: Sir, we sent you those disks so that you could reinstall your operating system...

First off, try swapping the hard drive with that of another machine of the Go to Solution 4 2 +1 4 Participants Pearl_export_ben(4 comments) LVL 8 System Utilities1 Storage Hardware1 Hardware1 Dead ass wrong. Me: Are we going to reinstall the operating system? And when buying a replacement hard drive, is there anything I should look for?

Dell Tech: Please hold on the line while I speak to our specialist. I can build one.