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Error code 0f00:0244 during hard drive diagnotic test

Also can't get windows to install. Sometimes system does not see hard drive. Installed in Dell 8400 series desktop.

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Problem caused by microsoft,

take to dell and demand the hdd be replaced with a new PE windows xp installation.

if they refuse to do this, consult legal advice as the problem is caused by dell and microsoft transfering and manipulating data between the os and the bios via the ntfs file system (recovery) and the hal.dll file.

problem exists because: ntfs file system can manipulate data sent and recovered to the bios, if for instance your dell laptop etc shut down due to low battery then the bios data and the os data would be out of sync, therfore the operating system would render the previous sector that held the data on the hdd as a 'bad' sector and would then use another 'good' sector to transfer data between os and bios at startup and shut down.

as soon as all good sectors have been used, the bios and the operating system will be out of sync and the hal.dll file or the ntfs file system would not allow the operating system to boot because of the data lapse.

demand a new hdd from dell with their OEM PE windows xp installed, if they refuse, then sew them for damaging your hdd by using a virus type file system (virus is how it works, so in release notes on most websites refer to this) which corrupted your hdd's life expectancy.

chalenge microsoft and dell to refute your alegation in court, after all your claim will make them want to settle out of court instantly...

good luck, and don't be afraid of the challenge against microsoft or dell, as a consumer you have rights and your rights are what is at the interest of the law........

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