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Inspiron 1545 Hard-Drive

Bought the Inspiron 1545 however no longer have the driver disk for it. The hard drive is Samsung HM160HI. I have tried AHCI, ATA and none but computer doesnt get to windows. Dont know what motherboard I have. I have tried to format the hard drive and re-install but now I just get a message saying "Missing Windows/System32/Config/System" Have tried to repair but it seems like it never gets fixed. I know the hard drive is still alive because when I try installing the OS, where it says browse for drivers I can see the hard drive and folders within it. Please help me. 

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Re: Inspiron 1545 Hard-Drive

What might have been there to make your job easier has now probably been rendered useless by your haphazard actions.

You should have read http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/dsn/en/document?docid=347576 before flailing around.

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Re: Inspiron 1545 Hard-Drive



If you are able to hear the hard drive spinning noise then it seems that this might be just an software issue.

Firstly, to differentiate, try running H/W diagnostics on the system.

It is known as PSA test.

Power off system completely and then keep holding down the <FN> key on the keyboard and press the power button.

If you get any error code or messages from these test, hard drive needs replacement.

If tests pass, try re-installing Windows on the system.




Try above link as well





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