PLEASE ADVISE!!!!!!!!!!!!My Dell Diag results:
Model: XPS 630i
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Professional (32-bit)
Service Tag: XXXXXX
Diagnostic Id: 5FD6WH109262012124844
Dell PC Diagnostics complete - Errors found. The diagnostics results indicate that a part replacement is required for your system. Dell's record indicate Your limited hardware warranty and/or service contract(s) associated with this system are expired. In some cases, hardware failures may be provided statutory protections above and beyond Dell's warranty/service terms. Please contact Dell Technical Support if to determine if Click the link next to the fault(s) below to review next actions, or scroll down to review all results.
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Tested and need attention: (7)
Hard Drive: Hitachi HDS722020ALA330 USB Device
Targeted Read Test
Your hard drive may be experiencing a hardware fault or may have a configuration issue.
Linear Read Test
Your hard drive is operating outside of normal parameters and should be replaced. If the system is still under warranty please contact Dell Technical Support for additional assistance. Note: Warranty details can be viewed at the top of this page or on Dell's My Products and Services page
Hard Drive: Seagate FreeAgent USB Device
SMART Short Self Test
Random Seek Test
Your hard drive is operating within normal conditions, but one or more sectors are operating outside of normal specifications. You can resolve this issue immediately, without the need for parts replacement or data loss.
Funnel Seek Test
Tested Successfully: (74)
The Hitachi HDS722020ALA330 is your hard drive. It's on the verge of dying. Here's what you need to do:
1. BACK UP YOUR IMPORTANT FILES IMMEDIATELY!
2. Purchase any desktop SATA hard drive 2TB or smaller.
3. You can attempt to clone your existing drive over to the new drive. But if that doesn't work, you'll need to perform a manual reinstallation of the operating system, drivers and applications.
Please post back and let me know if you need more help.
Thanks!!!!!!!!!!! Anybody have a good suggestion for a free/cheap cloning prog that runs from a GUI? I have plenty of space to offload files to clone it.
Most of the drive manufacturers provide a utility with retail drive packages for doing this.