|I have a friends OLD Inspiron 1150 (svc tag:d31ml51) where the HDD has failed. I replaced it with a not quite as old HDD (Hitachi model: hts421240h9at00) which worked in my OLD laptop until the DC jack went out and I replaced the computer. |
When I got the 'new' HDD in and turned on the laptop it went to the advance options screen. I entered 'start windows normally' and the countdown clock froze and I had to restart. It went back to the advance options screen so I chose 'last known good config' and the same thing happened. So I restarted and it went back to the advance options screen and I tried safe mode. It then went to the running page of files and froze. So I restarted and it went back to the advanced options screen and I just let the clock run. It froze on 0. Like I said, the replacement HDD worked when I last used it, so I'm guessing its something else...maybe. When my friend was using it with the old HDD it hadn't been used in a couple years due to virius infections. I reinstalled the OS and it worked fine for a few days. She went to turn it on one day and got a black screen after the Dell splash screen. Did an ESD and a restart and restarted into BIOS. Could not find a way to get into XP. It will go into BIOS but the same thing happens after exiting. Ran a diag and it gives an HDD error on the newer HDD. Currently looking for a different HDD to try but what else could it be?? Shes kinda pretty and I'd like to help! HA!!