Question about Dell Inspiron Computers & Internet
Computer won't start - went into boot menu with R12. Ran Diagnostics, and getting the Error Code "Status 79" on HDD scan. What to do? Note- I am likely beyond warranty at this point.
Hard disk drive is defective.
Posted on May 06, 2014
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Go to ur bios setup and change Your Hard state from AHDI to ATA or Disable it and then restart ur system or reinstal an Os
Posted on May 13, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
maybe try taking out the cmos battery located in your case, looks like a small watch battery, that will clear bios settings and start from scratch, if there is no battery then there is a jumper sequence to do this
Posted on Feb 17, 2009
I have experienced this problem as well, it is either the CD is scratch
or the CD-rom lens needs cleaning, however it can read the content of
the CD, I would susgest you try a another CD-rom ,
borrow it from a friend. It works for me.
Posted on Nov 06, 2008
You may have to boot into safe mode and reset the video settings to a safe setting like 1024x768.
Posted on Aug 29, 2009
Thank you for your query
From the error message that you are seeing you are having a issue with one or both of your IDE devices. These devices are your Hard drive or/and your CD/DVD drive
I would not recommned that you tackle it yourself if you have no PC engineering experience
Please book into a reputabe firm for further diagnosis, it may be that you may need to discoonect the IDE drive from the devices and give it a clean or alternativley one of the devices may be faulty
If this has been useful please leave positive feedback/vote/testimonial as
this will help me greatly - Thank you again
Posted on Feb 13, 2010
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