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HD not being detected

HD not readable at boot..first sector bad?..
media is write to undo? Dell error code 1344

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Sounds to me its a bad hard drive. Set it as slave and install it into another PC with enough empty hard drive space to copy all needed files. Try to observe also your hard drive if there's any clunking sounds and if it does any, eventually that drive of yours is just waiting the right time to give in.

Back up your files as soon as possible.

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Too many errors

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then select check now,start should schedule this task when restart
it will only schedule on restart if its the Primary hard drive with an operating system on it
do not do anything while the chkdsk utility is in progress any input may damage your computer

or if the errors are of another nature you might need to download an all in one optimizer or a registry cleaner
there are lots of freeware ones on the internet

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My dell was not turned off correctly. Now I am in that black screen (white writing) and rolling over and over. I tried safe mode ,etc and can not get past this same page. If I could bypass this black page...

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Either boot from the Windows CD and format the drive and reinstall Windows.

Or, look for a free suite of programs call HiRens
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-Use a program on the disk called Active Password Changer

This will let you reset all local user account passwords.

There is not much else you can do if you don't know any logon passwords. But HiRens works for me everytime I need to do this on a users system.

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Shut down any active protection software such any antivirus, antispyware, antitrojan, or registry monitoring software.

Try to Unistall by using the install disk. It should detect a previous installation and ask if you want to Install, Repair, or Uninstall.

If that fails, download and run CCleaner - Use the Cleaner and Regisrty modules default settings

Reboot, and shut down active protection software.

Download and run Windows Installer CleanUp Utility.
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