(This is another HD)
-When I restarted XP I got UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME
-I solved this with chkdsk /r- it found a lot of problems but it fixed it. At this point DELL dignstcs passes on the HD.
-I’m tried to repair XP but when I get to the “Device Installation” I get “BAD_POOL_CALLER”
- I think I fixed that.
-Next thing after DELL start up page, I get XP loading (with the green thing moving) then screen goes black with the cursor visible then loops back to DELL start up.
- I did HD diagnostics again, at this point it gives me “Error code 7”, I ran the DELL CD diagnostics, read test : 0F00:0244
Verify: 0F00: 1A44
Called DELL they said they can fix it for $99, I don’t have that much money right now.
Could you guys help me?
In worst case scenario I can wipe it and reinstall XP but I have some really important docs on it I want to save.
"Error code 7" is a fancy msg that translates to Your hard drive is dead.
"We'll fix it for $99" is Dell's ultra-fancy way of telling you "You as a consumer are a moron and will believe anything we tell you and will likely pay far more than the retail price for a new crappy maxtor hard drive."
Do yourself a favor and go out, spend about $70 and buy a Western Digital or Seagate hard drive.
The only hope I can offer to save this hard drive is reseat the data cable inside of the computer from your motherboard to your hard drive. Dont know how to do that? Call Dell but if the problem persists then you already know my answer..
After transferring your DATA, you can always format the drive right from
windows by going into My Computer and right-clicking on the slave drive.
There are also ways to write zero's to the drive.. WDSCAN is one.. there
are other utilities as well. Anyway.
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