I have a dell mini inspiron 1011 running windows xp OS.
I have had this for roughly 11 months (has 30 days left on the warranty).
I turned my computer on the other day only to be confronted with the black screen explaining that windows has encountered a problem....etc and gives me the safe mode options (safe mode, with networking, with command prompt), Last known good configuration or
start windows normally.
I have tried all of the above and the eventual outcome is always the Blue Screen.
This gives the usual message and a code.
0x00....( I can get the rest of the information if needed)
I also ran a quick diagnostics check and it gave me the following code :
Error code 4400:011A
Msg SCSI_0-000_DISK_GENERIC_MULTI-CARD - Target not ready
I have tried to repair my hard drive, by putting in the OS disk that came with my computer with, but there is no repair option when I get to the partition.
I then rang dell and they have said it is a hard drive problem and want to collect the computer. I think they want to replace the hard drive thus wiping all of the information.
I was just wondering if there is anything I can do to repair this myself? If not, is there any way of extracting the data from my hard drive or saving some of the information in some way?