Help needed please Inspiron n5010

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  1. Yingchao

    Yingchao

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    Hi,my dell Inspiron n5010 keeps on going in startup repair loop. Upon running dell diagnostic found
    Hard drive error code 0142 , status 70..
    Please note I can still see files in my hard drive using command prompt.

    I do understand though the error code means hdd is faulty but Is THERE ANY way I can copy all that data in DVD or any other way around this issue..
    Any help appreciated, as I have sovmany important files and photos which I don't want to lose .
     
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    Welcome to the laptop forums site

    As you are aware the first thing is to replace the hard dive.

    Here's a link to a free service manual to help you.

    https://www.parts-people.com/blog/category/dell-inspiron-15r-m501r-n5010-m5010-repair-manual/

    You will need a 2.5” hard drive to usb eternal cable.

    Again this is an example of the cable you will need

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-5-Exter...057590&hash=item1a32d02d17:g:KVMAAOSwkepZjpRy

    If your files are recoverable when you have your system up and running with your new hard drive the cable will help you .

    If you have a stored operating system serial number then You can download the iso software
    using this program.

    Link here:

    http://www.freewarefiles.com/downloads_counter.php?programid=107698
     
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    Great! Thanks for the suggestion on how to retrieve data. Hopefully I am able to open and replace it my self without any damages..
     
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    Hi iam back, ok have managed to take the corrupt harddrive out and recover data using the cable.
    I have few questions,
    Could I take any 2.5 sata hdd , format and install into my laptop( as my friend has a broken laptop but HDD seems to be functional).
    How do I go on about Installing OS , as I have the win7 home premium key , but no installation dvd was ever provided by dell , as laptop came with built in recovery.
    Would that key be locked to dell factory reset / built in recovery ( in my original corrupt drive) only.
     
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    Most laptops are 2.5 sata hdd so you should be able to use it.

    The link supplied will allow you to obtain a iso image of your windows system
    you will have to either burn the iso image to dvd or a flash drive.

    Given you have a dell you can probably obtain a windows (dvd only) from ebay very cheaply.

    http://www.freewarefiles.com/downloads_counter.php?programid=107698

    Would that key be locked to dell factory reset / built in recovery ( in my original corrupt drive) only.

    DON'T KNOW!
     
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    Hi all, just got my new HDD , have visited the link to download software but not sure either to download
    Windows 7 home premium
    Or
    Windows 7 home premium OEM.
    Any help?
     
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    It's a tricky one to answer,I would take the chance of the OEM VERSION.
     
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    OEM for sure.
     
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    Hi all,
    All sorted , windows installed activated on new HDD, and all the other softwares.
    Found this really helpful site dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com
    Explaining in detail how to activate windows using SLP key, on dell computers.
     
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