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How does a hard drive looks like? I'm getting a error msg saying that hard drive is bad!!

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Hi,

Has that drive always been installed in that computer?

Try it back in the external enclosure and see how the drive is listed in Disk Management.

While in the external enclosure you could have viewed the status of the drive in Disk Management. That may have shed some light on things. You can also run a drive fitness test on the drive. Either while in the computer or in the external enclosure.

Most drive manufacturers have dedicated software to check the drive integrity. Download it from the appropriate manufacturer. Versions that can run from a boot disk or from inside Windows may be available.

Still if your problem is not solved, i believe this site could help you:

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How old is your hard drive ? Hard drives eventually fail due to normal usage or it could be something else. You need to provide more information.

Posted on Nov 07, 2010

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ok, the good news, the bad news, and the ugly.
Good news: buy a replacement hard drive and you should be good to go. Bad news: data recovery on a failed drive is a crapshoot at best- there are ways to try and recover, but they are stopgap (and cheap) or mostly reliable (and freaking EXPENSIVE)
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In regards to recovering your data if you have access to another computer you can connect the hard drive to it to see if the data is recoverable. Note since you ran the system recovery it may have over written your data. If this is the case then you might check with your local computer store to see if they have a hard drive data recovery program. As long as there is not a physical problem with the drive they may be able to recover the formatted data.

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ALWAYS CHECK THE WARRANTY BEFORE DOING IT YOURSELF
If this is a Dell computer , it indicates a hard drive failure. if so here is the solution:
Look at the bios and see if the hard drive is detected.
To get to the BIOS, when you turn on the system, you will be confronted with a black screen with the dell symbol in the middle, if you look at the top left of the screen, you should see something like
Press F2 for boot options
Press F12 for setup
Keep tapping the F2 or F12 key for boot options. this will take you into the BIOS.
Check also that it says enabled
Next see if you can boot the dell diagnostics partition. {F12}, then select diagnostics, once you have the diagnostics available run the memory tests and the hard drive test.
you should get a report when it finishes looking something like this:
DST Short Test: Failed
Error Code: 1000-0146
Msg: Unit 2 : DST LOC Contains previous error(s)

READ TEST:
0F00: 0244
MSG Block: 57301297

VERIFY TEST:
0F00:1A44
MSG Block: 57301297
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