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My OS freeze's as soon as i input my password

I have run a diagnostic on my lap top ( Dell Precision M70 with a 80 gig HDD). I have two error messages coming up.
error code: 0F00: 0244. msg: block 147887154: uncorrectable data error or media is write protected.

error code:P 0F00: 1A44. msg: block 147887154 uncorrectable data error or media is write protected.

I do not have a recovery disc and there seems to be noway that i can get in to the "OS" to run any other software. what the hell can i do!!

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  • dell_bailey May 24, 2009

    Thanks Leecom72, but well,BUGGER. what would happen if i tried to install a new OS. would i be able to copy the files stuck in the old OS to the new one, just so i could copy them.

  • dell_bailey May 24, 2009

    Thanks very much fella, your help has been (sob) truly appreciated.
    this is a lesson well learned. From now on a will always back up my data............******* bollocky twatting HDD. You pay for the best you can afford (1300 dollars)and the bloody thing still only lasts a few years. What are these manufactures playing at with there bloody built in expiry dates. Don't these %#$*ers care how much F%#king pain and trouble they inflict on people.

  • dell_bailey May 24, 2009

    well, I think that it is about time that they found out...



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Hi there.
Sorry but i have to inform you that your hard drive is failing, the error messages that you are getting relate to this fact and is related to the hard drive having unrecoverable bad sectors or immanent hard drive failure.
There is no way you can recover the drive!!
Your only option now would be to buy a new drive for the computer or if the machine is still under warranty take advantage of that and send it in for repair, you will no doubt have to purchase a windows installation disk too.

Good luck and thanks for using FixYa!!

Posted on May 24, 2009

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    Lee Hodgson May 24, 2009

    Hi again.
    There is no point trying to reinstall the operating system as it cannot write to the hard drive.
    If your operating system is still usable/accessible then i suggest you back all your data to an external drive or CD/DVD, if its not then you will have to plug that drive up as a slave device to access the data on it.

    Good luck with it

  • Lee Hodgson
    Lee Hodgson May 24, 2009

    LOL, no they don't they just care about the money, customer service is literally non existent with the majority of manufacturers.



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