I have a dell latitude d820, running xp service pack 2. It worked fine until last night, when it was placed in hibernate mode. When I went to start it up today, It barely turned on and displayed "disk error". I became worried, as I know this to be one sign of a failed hard disk. I got out my Dell recovery cd, and booted from the cd-rom drive. I was able to go to the repair console and perform a FIXMBR, and then a FIXBOOT command, and then upon exiting the repair console, windows booted with no errors. I then shut down, and restarted the machine.....and my Disk Error returned. I think I have a boot sector issue, but that should have been resolved after writing a new MBR? Could a BIOS problem be causing this drive not to start? Should my laptop be running a POST, because it doesn't? Because I can boot the system from the recovery media, I can run any diagnostics, or gather any system info that may help. Thank You for any assistance.
Edited by student at tmcc, 12 November 2010 - 01:49 AM.