HD possible failure

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August 10, 2010 at 20:54:43
Specs: Windows XP, 3.166 GHz / 4093 MB
Working on my neighbors Dell Dimension 8400. Will not boot. I get a BSOD with error STOP: 0x0000007B. Cannot get into the Recovery Console to do a Repair using the Windows XP disc. It will not boot into the Safe Mode, Safe Mode Command Prompt, Last known good configuration, or anything else. I was able to get into the HDD Diagnostic program and it came back with a Fail: Return Code: 7. Can I pretty much assume that the hard drive has failed at this point?

OS: Windows Vista 64/Ubuntu 8.04 64
CPU/Ram: E8500/8GB PC2-6400
Manufacturer/Model: AVA Direct / Built online

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August 10, 2010 at 23:00:51
if diagnostic software report error then hdd is bad. Use linux live cd to recover data.

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