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    Dell Inspiron Hard Drive

    Anyone know if I can get hold of a hard drive for a Dell lap top, a Inspiron 4100? My mate has one and it freezes at desk top and sometimes (not often) displayes the error message for nvidia geforce driver being "cought in an infinate loop" then blue screens. A new bios and installation of windows did not fix the problem. I thought maybe a new hard drive would fix it and I can't get to the point of re installing graphics drivers, even in safe mode.
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    • nichomach's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte GA-870A-UD3
      • CPU:
      • AMD Phenom II X6 1055T 95W
      • Memory:
      • 16GB DR3
      • Storage:
      • 1x250GB Maxtor SATAII, 1x 400GB Hitachi SATAII
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Zotac GTX 1060 3GB
      • PSU:
      • Coolermaster 500W
      • Case:
      • Coolermaster Elite 430
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 20" TFT
      • Internet:
      • Virgin Media Cable
    Have you run the Dell Diag CD on it? Boot off the CD and run a full set of diags. If you don't have the CD go HERE to download. It MIGHT be your hard drive but it's as likely from what you say to be a shot motherboard or stuffed memory, or even a shot graphics card. If you DO need a new hard drive, you could swap the hard disk for any of the 2.5" IDE drives, like THIS as long as you don't mind getting grubby with a Phillips head screwdriver.
    Last edited by nichomach; 24-01-2006 at 12:41 PM.

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    Thanks mate. We'll try check all those points.
    Rhyth is selling:
    Tamron 17-50mm F2.8 XR Di ll LD Aspherical (IF) £230 +pp
    Canon 50mm 1.8 II £50 +pp
    Proven good copies.

    Those who look out dream, those who look inward, awake. Jung

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    I updated the geforce drivers, bios and diagnostic drivers and performed a reg clean/edit on his lappy and all seems fine now Thanks for the advice mate, thats 5 months of broken laptop over for him .
    Rhyth is selling:
    Tamron 17-50mm F2.8 XR Di ll LD Aspherical (IF) £230 +pp
    Canon 50mm 1.8 II £50 +pp
    Proven good copies.

    Those who look out dream, those who look inward, awake. Jung

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    • nichomach's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte GA-870A-UD3
      • CPU:
      • AMD Phenom II X6 1055T 95W
      • Memory:
      • 16GB DR3
      • Storage:
      • 1x250GB Maxtor SATAII, 1x 400GB Hitachi SATAII
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Zotac GTX 1060 3GB
      • PSU:
      • Coolermaster 500W
      • Case:
      • Coolermaster Elite 430
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 20" TFT
      • Internet:
      • Virgin Media Cable
    Yippee! Glad to hear it.

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