Posted 19 August 2009 - 10:30 PM
Thanks again for the feedback. I ran the DST, and everything points to a problem with the harddrive. I went to the Dell forum, however, and I see that the Inspiron 6000 has a history of this problem but is caused by a multiple-problem situation. I don't want to order a harddrive only to have to return it because it does the same thing again.
In the BIOS the hard disk is not recognized either. When I call Dell, they are very aloof about talking to me about the hard disk. I guess I will just have to take a chance on it being the problem.
Thanks for your help, Louis.