Question about Dell Inspiron 6000 Notebook
I assume your OS is VISTA. If the HDD diagnostics passes, there's no other way to resolve this problem but by doing complete PC Restore. Make sure you backup all your files before you do this.
To do PC Restore on VISTA, keep on pressing F8 while on the Dell logo. Then press "Repair Your Computer". Click "Next" on the keyboard layout. Then logon with your usual Windows login name. It would default to "Administrator" but you can actually choose your own user account from the drop down menu then type your password. On the System Recovery Options, choose Dell Factory Image Restore.
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Posted on Dec 03, 2008
Try booting to the F12 menu and running system diagnostics on the hard drive. Often a HDD failure will produce symptoms you describe
Posted on Dec 01, 2008
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