Doesn't launch Windows, say Hard Drive defective
Few weeks ago, my dell laptop starts having problems with the hard drive. For example, when I saved something on it, if I want to read it few days later it couldn't.
Today, It doesn't even start, it goes to windows recovery and signals that the hard drive is defective. If I boot from the CD I can't reinstall windows. I'm trying to format it doing format c: but it's still at 0% since 40min.
What can I do ?
It looks more and more like you have a hard drive that is failing. You might try to access it with any of the Live CD Linux disks that are out there. Ultimately, I think your best bet would be to replace it. You will also need the need to use Dell recovery disc to restore your computer. If the recovery disc did not come with your computer than Dell generally provides it for free. You can call their customer service in Sales at 1-800-999-3355 The hard drive is available at multiple places like this and here is a decent video that can help you with the task. Good Luck.