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Jude Terror OMCTO by S.F. I see more and more customers that can't get proper help from Dell when their machine fails. Please try the request again. Superior surveillance. Source

If you're new to the TechRepublic Forums, please read our TechRepublic Forums FAQ. DST Error Code 5 - Electrical Failure. They told me I needed to run special diagnostics on it to prove that it's failed. When guests where no longer allowed to post I joined as the anonymous guest. http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/disk-drives/f/3534/t/19503477

Dell Hard Drive Diagnostics Return Code 7

My bet would be the drive, given the symptoms. Jude Terror » Tue Jun 30, 2009 9:20 pm Six months ago: one of my hard drives fails on my computer. Me: No. Preview post Submit post Cancel post You are reporting the following post: Error: Return code 7 hard drive failure This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff.

Dell Tech: Please hold while I speak to a specialist. The one in port 0. If windows boots you know its the hard drive, if it doesn't you know its the controller. Dps Self Test Completion Codes Membership spots are limited!**Membership spots not really limited!

Sep 20, 2007 #2 kpo6969 TS Maniac Posts: 710 http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q297185 Sep 20, 2007 #3 Tedster Techspot old timer..... I work on these things all day. Top Rocke_T_Sinetist Admin Posts: 4196 Joined: Fri Aug 26, 2005 9:29 pm Location: west Fort Worth Contact: Contact Rocke_T_Sinetist Website Quote #15 Postby Rocke_T_Sinetist » Fri Jun 30, 2006 5:34 pm If it is of an age it will be an IDE drive so replace it with another IDE drive (not SATA) of the same size or bigger.

The bad areas are still there and the drive will eventually fail to the point of no return. Dps Self Test Completion Code 0 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 Me: Won't that erase the hard drives? It's the read/write head striking something that it shouldn't be touching.Get your files off now, before it's too late and suspect those files for possibly being corrupt after you've rescued them.

Hp Dps Self Test Code 7

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 my company Sep 21, 2007 #6 (You must log in or sign up to reply here.) Show Ignored Content Topic Status: Not open for further replies. Dell Hard Drive Diagnostics Return Code 7 Discussion is locked Flag Permalink You are posting a reply to: Error: Return code 7 hard drive failure The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Hp Dps Self Test Codes Yes, my password is: Forgot your password?

Running from the hard drive is the preferred method of using the diagnostics. this contact form I wait twenty minutes. They also gave me credit to buy a computer with. Their suggestion is to format the drive and then run diags again, if the code is still there then it might be a bad drive unfortunately you have to loose your Dps Self Test Completion Code 4

This is my second dead hard disk in 3 years, the last one was only a few months old. Dell Tech: Sir, we are going to have to reinstall your operating system. It is worth it to pay someone who can talk technical than go through the aggivation themselves. have a peek here Ten minutes later: Dell Tech (now actively trying to trick me): Ok sir, please reboot the computer.

Fifteen minutes later: Dell Tech: Ok sir, please insert the diagnostics disk into your cd rom drive and reboot the computer, tapping F12 at the startup. How Long Does A Dps Self Test Take A good tech knows that hardware diags are always the first thing you run. Fifteen minutes later: Dell Tech: Ok sir, please insert the diagnostics disk into your cd rom drive and reboot the computer, tapping F12 at the startup.

I've always said 9090 never gives a false fail report, but I just wanted to run it by you all to see if you concurred.

  • Seriously, WTF are you doing with Dell?
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  • CHKDSK /R will recover bad sectors and you may be able to get your data off of the drive, but it is a software solution that repairs the file system and

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Dell Tech: We're going to ship you out a new set of disks so we can run these diagnostics (the same ones I just ran that gave me return code 4). You don't want the FCC, FBI, or CIA finding the crap you've been downloading onto your drive do you? Any advice gratefully received! http://1pxcare.com/dps-self/dell-diagnostics-hard-drive-return-code-4.html If you're interested in additional methods for monitoring bandwidt… Network Analysis Networking Network Management Paessler Network Operations Advertise Here 658 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7

Backup your data anyway. My system: Dell Dimension 5000 Pentium 4 - 3,2 Ghz 1024 MB Ram Harddisk: Western Digital Caviar WD2500KS-00MJB0 (250 GB) OS: Windows XP Can someone help me with this problem?. I don't want to reinstall Windows. The Old Doctor Likes: post Liked in: post Search Threads Search Posts by The Old Doctor » Tue Jun 30, 2009 9:27 pm But all your torrent downloads are safe

I tried to recover some data using recovery software but it failed. It works fine. You may also... I don't know if you can 'demand' a certain brand of replacement--worth a try--all brands can fail, especially if they're mishandled during installation.