I think I've had a hard drive failure. I wonder if there is anything I can do to save my computer.
I am writing this on a different machine in a different location.
The failed computer is a Dell XPS running Windows 7.
This morning I shut the computer off prior to leaving for a job and it told me it was installing 22 updates. I noticed before I left that it was spending a long time on update 16. So I let it run and went off to my job. When I came home the computer had shut down as expected. I rebooted. The computer got as far as the four color Windows emblem and shut down. I never got that far again.
(sorry, I'm trying to read my own handwritten notes and some of the following may be wrong)
ID None disabled bootable NO
O Dev Cache
RAID 0 size 29.8 GB
1 Samsung SSD PM85
Press CTRL I to enter configuration => there is a menu of 6 items. Unfortunately, three, including #4 "Recovery Volume Options" are grayed out.
I' ve played around with this for a while. I can't get the computer to boot.
do you think it is lost or are there other things I can try?