Dell Inspiron 530 bad hard drive, maybe?
Posted on 2010-09-01
Picked up a PC to repair because it would not boot. I tried the "fix the computer" using the F8 function key but got nowhere. The hard drive is a SATA drive. Last thing I have tried was I connected the hard drive to another Vista PC and it ran a check disk on the hard drive I had just added. During step 1 of 3 it started showing this error message..."File record segment 16505 is unreadable" then 16506 and 16507 then it start rolling them off as fast as the PC could read the unreadable segments. Looks like they are all unreadable from file segment 16505 on. Does that mean the hard drive is bad? If not what can I do to get this PC going. I have some extra SATA drives lying around and the customer says that she has nothing important that she needs saved or backed up. And I have all the software that came with the PC including the OS. But here is the catch. I was originally going over there to upgrade her PC to Windows 7. OK experts, what would you do if you where in my shoes?