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    Default Laptop Inspiron 8100 Hard Disk crashes?

    I was on my laptop, Inspiron 8100, and everything was fine, no errors or anything. Took a break and when I came back my computer had a black screen. I tried to restart and it goes to the dell load page and windows Vista page but that’s it. It goes back and forth between the two pages. A blue screen pops up between them for about half a second. I took a picture of it so I could read it, the error code is 0x000000ed. After this when I restarted my laptop it showed me disk boot failure. Every time I tried to recover the HDD I failed and got the same message.

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    One of your Dell CDs should say contain the words "dell 32 bit diagnostics". Load that cd into the drive and boot from it. After you boot from it you should be able to test the hard drive with their software.

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