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Dell XPS 1501X Error F00 0232

sissy941 709 417 October 12, 2015 at 05:28 PM
A friend's Dell XPS 1501x laptop will not boot and she is receiving Dell Error F00 0232. It appears from google searches and Dell Forum searches the only alternative would be to replace the hard drive. F8 does not work and the only page she can get to is reporting the error.

Any last ditch suggestions before she replaces the hard drive?

TIA.

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A friend's Dell XPS 1501x laptop will not boot and she is receiving Dell Error F00 0232. It appears from google searches and Dell Forum searches the only alternative would be to replace the hard drive. F8 does not work and the only page she can get to is reporting the error.

Any last ditch suggestions before she replaces the hard drive?

TIA.
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Replace the hard drive. It's not that expensive and that's a hard drive failure error code. Even if you were able to get the system up and running again she could expect it to crash again and perhaps not be able to recover data she might be able to recover at this point.

Depending on the size of the drive, a new mechanical hard drive will run about $50.00 or less. If you have a way to connect the failed drive you might be able to clone it using free software such as EaseUs disk copy. Tell EaseUs to ignore all write errors, and run a ckdsk /r after cloning if it's successful. If cloning doesn't work or you don't want to attempt it, you can download a copy of the OS and use the built in key, or ask Dell to send you media for a nominal fee.

Another alternative is to upgrade the system with an SSD, as prices are going down and that would improve the speed of the system immensely. There are some great SSD deals right now, but she probably won't end up with a larger drive than she started with so a clean install would be the best approach if she chooses to go that way.
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Replace the hard drive. It's not that expensive and that's a hard drive failure error code. Even if you were able to get the system up and running again she could expect it to crash again and perhaps not be able to recover data she might be able to recover at this point.

Depending on the size of the drive, a new mechanical hard drive will run about $50.00 or less. If you have a way to connect the failed drive you might be able to clone it using free software such as EaseUs disk copy. Tell EaseUs to ignore all write errors, and run a ckdsk /r after cloning if it's successful. If cloning doesn't work or you don't want to attempt it, you can download a copy of the OS and use the built in key, or ask Dell to send you media for a nominal fee.

Another alternative is to upgrade the system with an SSD, as prices are going down and that would improve the speed of the system immensely. There are some great SSD deals right now, but she probably won't end up with a larger drive than she started with so a clean install would be the best approach if she chooses to go that way.
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Get an ssd as suggested, the system will be much faster than when it was new.
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Get an ssd as suggested, the system will be much faster than when it was new.
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