Before posting this I have scooted around the internet & this forum looking for answers, I think I have it, but as a non-techy I need some re-assurance.
Laptop suddenly stopped booting up, does Dell splash screen, Windows Boot up screen, Advanced Options Screen on an eternal loop. Ran a full diagnostic last night, and got these two messages;
Error Code 4E0F:075D IDE Device failed The self test failed the read portion of the test
Error Code 4E0F:1A44 Block 120362075 uncorrectable data error or media is write protected
I presume the hard drive has bad sectors and they have spread causing the hard drive to fail completely?
I also presume that no data is recoverable from the disk?
Any help/advice/therapy gratefully received!
You are right the drive is dead you might try mounting it in a usb case and get to the info that way !
The drive did the same thing on my 1501 about 2 months ago .
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