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PC wont boot to windows xp

IDE Disk S/N NN15T4B154G9
0FOO:0244
MSG BLOCK 36229138
UNCORRECTOBLE DATA ERROR OR MEDIA

ERROR 1000-0142 UNIT 4 DRIVE
SELF TEST FAILED
STATUS BYTE=79


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This seems to Be a common problem with dells, The only way to fix it is to buy a new HD, And all data is Unrecoverable. Sorry for your loss

Posted on Jan 11, 2009

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