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Windows 7: Computer Won't Boot

09 Oct 2012   #1

Professional Version, 64 bit
Computer Won't Boot

I have a Dell Inspiron 560 computer running Windows 7, Professional Version, 64 bit

The computer was working fine and then suddenly blacked out and when restarted would not go past the "Starting Windows" screen.

I ran the diagnostic and determined that the problem is with the hard drive. I have the error codes if that would help anyone, but it would appear that the thing to do is to replace the hard drive. If that is the case, after I install the new hard drive, what is the best way to get the data that is on disk for tmy defective hard drive transferred to the new hard drive?

Thanks in advance to anyone who can help.

I have decided to install a new hard drive. Do I have to buy another copy of Windows 7? I did not receive a Reinstallation CD with this computer. My last computer was a Dell Vestron 200 with which I recevied a Reinstallation CD for Windows XP. However, I received no Windows 7 CD for my present Dell Inspiron 560.

What is my best course of action?

My System SpecsSystem Spec

09 Oct 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Hello ChrisMohrSr, welcme to Seven Forums

Have a look hrough this tutorial linked below to see if you can copy-out the data.

How to Copy & Paste in Recovery Console on Windows 7 or Vista

Also have a look through these.
Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start

Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities

My System SpecsSystem Spec

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