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Replace the hard drive?

By lmark
Mar 23, 2009
  1. I have a Dell inspiron 1150. I have been having problems with the OS not booting up. After running a diagnostic on the laptop, I got the following failure .....DST short test FAIL.......code 1000-0146. A google search leads me to believe that this is a hard drive problem.

    1. What type of hard drive do I need to replace it (found many on ebay) the original is 30 gb.

    2. Is there any problem with replacing it with say a larger hard drive (60 or 120 gb)?

    3. Will it come with windows xp already on it or can I simply load it from the disk that came with the computer?


    It seems fairly simple to replace......or am I missing something?


    Thanks in advance

    Larry
     
  2. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 5,293   +99

  3. lmark

    lmark TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Sounds simple enough, thanks
     
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