My computer showed a BSOD and then restarted. After restarting my manufacturer logo, Dell, came up and there was an empty black screen after. The fans were roaring at this point. I turned it off turned it back on and this time after a couple of second it said "Windows loading files" and it jumped to the blue backdrop you find at the log-in screen. It looks like its in safemode, and is probably trying to access the recovery menu. I don't know what to do now. I know for sure its a hard drive error because I ran Dell's Pre-Boot System Assesment and it could not scan the hard drive. So i googled the code it gave me "Error Code 2000-0142 Msg:Hard Drive 0... Driver Self Test failed. Status byte =79."
Here are the tools I may have at my disposal( if they work):
- Recovery disk CD's-possibly out of order and scratched
- External Hard Drive Backup: But I dropped it and it sounds like there are loose pieces in it. It may have built in recovery features.
What can I do?