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Dying hard drive.

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Hey guys. I'm working on my girlfriend's laptop, a Dell with a Celeron Proc. All of the sudden it's bee showing boot errors. It won't detect the hard drive or says there is a disk read error. My first thought was an ailing hard drive. But every 5 or 6 attempts it will boot to windows. Sometimes once it gets there it loads apps slowly, but other times it runs just fine. Then I got a BSOD that says Kernel Data Inpage Error. I backed up everything important, so if it crashes I'm ok. I'm lookin at replacement drives on Newegg. Should I go ahead and order it?
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yes, order the drive or call dell tech support and if the laptop is under warranty, then it'll be covered and they'll just send you a new one. Make sure it's the same size though

...I had the same thing happen to my fiancee's computer...soon it just won't boot at all
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It's not under warranty so I'll do the install myself. I'm looking at a 40gb 8mb 5400 rpm replacement. Newegg has a fujitsu and a samsung for about the same price. Any recomendations? Also, everything I've read says I can just install the drive and pop in the recovery disks. Is this correct?
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I believe so, but I'm no expert on the matter. I just RMA'd the HD and got a new one...it fit well and runs well currently. Just make sure it is the same as the current HD...maybe take out the current one and compare to Newegg's GL
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