HELP! windows wont run...well it takes an hour to load, uses about 4 colours and hangs when I ask it to do anything!!
Tried that DSI short status test and got a error code 1000-0142 with a message..unit4:drive test failed. status byte =89tried Run Dell PC Restore by Symantec to Restore Default Settings, pressed the ctrl and F11 when the dell splash screen appeared but nothing seemed to happenI have no disks as I thought all software was pre-loaded, my laptop is secondhand.please help,thanks
thanks for your help :) I've bought a new hard drive, the problem I have now is I cant get a copy of the install cd because I bought secondhand! dell require the original order number.
Can I download what I need to replace a faulty hard disc from dell (install cd) ?
and step by step instructions would help as well:smileyvery-happy:?
I have a spare XP home OS i can use, the XP pro on the bad HD I spose is lost as was pre-installed!
Roger, I have purchased 6 different dell systems over the years, both Desktop and laptop all second hand. this is what you need to do to get your replacement disks.
first go here:http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/change_order/tag_transfer?c=us&l=en&s=gen&redirect=1