Did you try another hard drive?

by R. Proffitt Moderator - 10/27/12 9:05 AM

In Reply to: Dell inspiron won't start by sadteen123

All I have is what you supply for clues but a common failure indication for hard drives is that click of death. At the shop we could hear it and call it but here I can't hear it but take your words as clues.

-> If you wanted to test this out you could pull the HDD out and run it off some USB bootable stick for a test run. I use Ubuntu Live on USB for such tests.
Bob