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Bad hard drive block

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August 10, 2006 8:35:23 PM

well i have a bad drve block, which isnt good, so i will probably need a new HDD which isnt good because dell didnt give me any installation discs, is there anyway at all to do anything to fix it besides getting a new one.

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a b G Storage
August 10, 2006 10:51:41 PM

New HDD + Norton Ghost. Thats what you need.
Otherwise, call up Dell and order them for $20 bucks.
a b G Storage
August 10, 2006 11:33:33 PM

Depending on where that block is, the drive should just mark it as bad and use one of the spare ones it's got available. get a friend to lend you their XP cd (assuming XP is the OS installed on this drive) and boot from it. Get into the recovery console and run chkdsk from there.
August 12, 2006 3:14:23 AM

see the problem is i put n some other stuff so if i give it to dell i think it wont have a warrenty
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