Reinstalling Win

  alternator 09:38 16 Sep 2009

I have just been given the task of resurrecting a laptop, it has been mucked about with, so won't boot up at all. I can get into the Bios and have the installation disk. Can someone give a good website to talk me through re installation. Thanks

  chub_tor 10:19 16 Sep 2009
  alternator 10:20 16 Sep 2009

Just run the Pre boot diagnostics it got to Start DST short Test and came back with a fail: error code 1000:-0146
IDE status fail.
Does this indicate it is terminal

  alternator 10:35 16 Sep 2009

Just looked up the error code indicates that a new HD is needed. Any idea best place to get one other than Dell. It is an Inspiron 6000

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:49 16 Sep 2009
  alternator 09:20 17 Sep 2009

FB much obliged for that, it is a great help

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