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    Resolved [RESOLVED] Return Code 7 on a Dell D520

    My neighbor has a Dell Dimension E520 that was locking up frequently and at boot I pressed F12 and selected Hard Drive Diagnostics.
    The report came back with WDC WD800JD-75MSA3-Fail Return code 7.
    I take it that that means the hard drive might be shot or have bad sectors.
    My question is can this be repaired by formatting the hard drive and reinstalling Windows?

    OS= Windows Home Edition

    Thanks in advance for any help.

    Spike

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    The error code indictes a failed or failing drive. And failed harddrives cannot be fixed by reinstalling the OS. You need to buy a new drive.
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    Thanks Photolady that's the answer I thought I was going to get.
    Any recommendations on a 80gb or larger hd that would be fairly reasonable in price?
    Also SATA vs ATA drives, I'm assuming SATA is better.

    Again Thanks

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    WD WD800JD-75MSA3 80GB HDD, 3.5 7200RPM SATA

    So forget ATA.

    $50 will get a 500 GB SATA hdd at newegg.
    http://www.newegg.com/Store/SubCateg...al-Hard-Drives
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    There ya go, that Train is faster than I am.
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    Thanks
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    You're welcome. And thank you too.
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