The repair can damage files on your hard drive
So, you can be missing data, you may have OS problems, or it might not do anything.
At work we find that using the repair is usually just a temporary solution - and that the hard drives often die again in the near future.
We always suggest getting a new hard drive at this point.
As the Long Test shows errors after the fix, this is confirmed.
Back up your data as soon as you can. The more you use the drive, the more likely it is to die completely.
If you can't get into Windows, you may have to either boot from a bootable OS disk (such as the Ultimate Boot CD) or slave the hard drive to another computer in order to copy over your data.
You'll need a new hard drive and recovery media to reinstall W7
Here's a link for Dell recovery media (for US users): http://www.carrona.org/recdisc.html#dell
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