My daughter's dell 1545 will not bott all the way. If I hit F8 I can do a repair start up an dget to the System Recovery Options window but nothing appears in the Operatin System column. Trying to start in Safe mode or normally has it stop on a black screen with only the cursor showing(which does respond to commands). I was able to get to the blue screen with the little white bird and leaves with the cursor still available by reading some other prolems solved here and changing the SATA from AHCI to ATA.
I have also tried a recovey disc and it won't work. I then burned BitDefender to check for viruses and get important data off the laptop. It found no bugs, though. It did find both sections on the HDD, OS and REcovery and they were pronounced fine by Bitdefender.
I did a pre-boot assesment from diagnostics using F12 options and got through 8% of the DST Short Test and returned an Error Code 0146, Msg: Error Code 2000-0146, MSg: Hard drive 1 - Self Test log contains previous errors.
Using the Symptom tree from F8 options showed 11 blocks with error code 0F00:1A44, Can't read, replace disc. Also came up:
Read Test Fail 0F00:0244,
Self Test long Error Code 0F00: 075D msg: DISK-DST self test read error.
Confidence Test - "the drive failed to perform the confidence test properly" error code 0F00:1344, msg Dsik-Block 818136 can't read, replce disc
I have no idea where to go from here. Any assistance at all would be greatly appreciated. I'v been working on this for a week or so already.