My son owns a two 2009 Dell Inspiron
1545 laptop computer, running Windows 7, 64 bit.
Somehow it registry was corrupted. He
had no restore points (I think he may have wiped them out when he
defragged the hard drive.) Now the computer will start up Windows 7
from the hard drive.
I have a Repair Disc. It will load, but
it will not load in safe mode, any version. I ran a diagnostic and
got the following messages:
Error Code 0F00:1344
Msg: DISK – BLOCK 6280099, replace
Error Code 0F00:065D
Msg: DISK DST Self-test Read error
Error Code 0F00133C
Msg: Disk – No suitable disk media is
Error Code 4400:0011A
– Target not ready
Also,while I can load F2 and F12, I
cannot load F8. There is a backup image on the hard drive but since I
can't access F8. It does me no good.
BTW, one time I did access F8 and
strarted the process of restoring the image, but the computer froze
and after waiting several hours, I gave up.
Should I assume that the hard drive is
Is it possible that the computer thinks
the hard drive is bad because the registry is corrupt?
Is there any way I can access F8?
Should I be looking into buying a new
The hard drive is on its way to status as a paperweight - yes, it is dying.