I've had my inspiron 1525 1 year, 4 months, warranty expired. I haven't changed or updated anything unusual, so I don't know why it won't reboot to Windows Vista, unless it's because of the hinges connecting the screen to the laptop. During warranty, a tech fixed my computer, replacing something to control the overheating problems. After that, the screen never closed correctly & over time, the plastic has broken & wires are now exposed. I've run several diagnostics, which all show up on the screen, so I don't see how the broken hinges would keep Windows from working. If I can see diagnostic results on the screen, does that mean the screen/hinges aren't the problem? I've seen a few error codes, but I can't find the definition of the codes. i'm scared it's a bad hard drive that has to be replaced. The error codes I've found all seem to have something to do with the SATA disk, which I don't understand! the codes are 0F00:0244 and 0F00:075D. What should I do now?
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i disagree with your answer. i was finally able to reboot into safe mode after I found the correct disc. now it's working. but i'm having a hard time figuring out what happened so that it doesn't happen again. You shouldn't have made such a generalized statement. Was it just a quick answer for points?
The error codes refer to bad sectors on the hard drive - you may have momentarily dodged the problem, but it'll be back - be sure you keep backups.
Next time, I hope someone else answers - your rude comment ensures I won't bother.
Since you seem to know about computers & hard drive failures, you should have answered with more information. Your answer should have given me information about different things to try to get it to reboot into safe mode. I agree, my comment was rude. You should also see how your answer was flipant & unhelpful.