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?