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Error Code 0F00:0244

  • Anyone knows what this means? 

    Error Code 0F00:0244

    Msg: Block 83373184:uncorrectable data error or media is write protected.



  • The HDD is nice and toasty,you need a new drive.

    E1705 T7400 2.16Ghz / Vista Home Premium SP2 / 17" LG WUXGA 1920 X 1200 / 4GB 667Mhz Geil Ram w/Heatspreaders / Western Digital Scorpio Black 500GB 7200RPM / 500GB 7200RPM My Book / Nvidia Geforce Go 7900GS 256MB / Toshiba DVD/CD+/-RW DL / Intel 4965 A/B/G/N / 355 Bluetooth 2.0+EDR / Pinnacle Pro HDTV USB Tuner / Pinnacle Ultimate HDTV USB Tuner / Sound Blaster Audigy Advanced MB / Sound Blaster X-Fi Extreme Audio Notebook / Logitech G51 Surround Sound Speakers / 2-NB-MA01 Notebook Coolers / 3D Mark06 5446 / Driver v.174.31 /

    XPS M1730 Saphire Blue X9000 @ 3.2 / Vista Home Premium SP2 / 17" WUXGA 1920 x 1200 / Matshita BD\DVD Combo / 8GB 800Mhz Geil RAM / 500GB>200GB 7200RPM / 9800M GTX SLI / AGEIA PhysX Accelerator / Intel 4965 / 355 Bluetooth / 5700 Mobile Broadband / 3D Mark06 16250 /Driver 275.50 beta

    XPS Gen 4 Desktop>being rebuilt

  • Yup, drive is dead or dying.  If you can still access it and boot to Windows, I would definitely back up any important data to an external hard drive, USB flash drive, or even CD/DVD, because you'll probably need a new drive soon.  If the system is still in warranty, you may be able to get a replacement shipped out.

  • Maybe your HDD is dead, but I would not go out and replace it yet.  This error is also given from the CD or DVD drive when you have a read-only disk in it while testing it.  Before you give up on your hard drive run Chkdsk, Fdisk or a similar utility to inspect and fix, if necessary, those areas in your hard drive  which might have a bad block. 

    Good luck.  r