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New Hard Drive For Dell Inspiron 1150


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#1 woodharpy

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Posted 17 December 2006 - 04:22 AM

my hard drive crashed and i need a new one and maybe some instructions for installation any ideas? thanks

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Posted 17 December 2006 - 05:32 AM

My suggestion is to let this be done by a dell technician depening on how old your PC is. One of the rules of the Dell guarantee is that hyou don't go "meddling "yourself..

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Posted 17 December 2006 - 08:45 AM

If it's an older Dell, the process is very easy. First you'll need your restore disks, another hard drive, and a utility to format the new hard drive.

But first, why do you think that the hard drive is bad?
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Posted 17 December 2006 - 08:49 AM

i've been told it is and it just keeps coming up with a weird blue screen i don't remember what exactly it says on it but i could check if needed

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Posted 17 December 2006 - 09:01 AM

Your best bet would be to confirm this with a free test from the hard drive manufacturer.

Unplug the system from the wall, crack open the case, ground yourself by holding onto the metal of the chassis and find out who manufactured your hard drive. Then go to their website and look for their bootable diagnostic utilities. Usually they're available for floppy or CD - choose what you have on your system.

Then boot from it and let it run a test on your hard drive. If it says it's bad, then it's time to replace it.
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Posted 18 December 2006 - 12:03 AM

Its a toshiba however i wasn't able to find anything about a hard drive test on their website

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Posted 18 December 2006 - 08:35 AM

Try this thread for alternatives: http://www.experts-exchange.com/Storage/Q_21534607.html
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Posted 19 December 2006 - 04:57 AM

i havn't been able to get any of those tests to work most of them seem to be for something other than a cd and i can't get them to burn properly or somthing any suggestions?

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Posted 19 December 2006 - 05:04 AM

Try Power Max here This thread indicates that this will also work for Toshiba

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Posted 19 December 2006 - 08:54 AM

You'll have to use a program to burn the iso's to a CD. If you don't have a floppy drive you won't be able to use the one's for a floppy.

Burning an iso is different from copying. The iso contains information on where the programs are located on the disk - and places them there when it "burns". This is what makes the disk "bootable".

If you don't know how to do this, here's a simple, free, standalone (doesn't require installation) app that I use to burn all my iso's: http://www.silentnight2004.com/microburner.html

When you open it, just look for the box that says "ISO CD/DVD" and click on it - then follow the prompts to create an bootable disk from the iso.
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Posted 27 December 2006 - 03:44 PM

i wasn't able to get the iso to work any ideas?

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