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Question XPS 720 Samsung SP250 Hard drive Fail Return Code 7 ( DELL XPS Desktops )
Updated: 2008-08-13 06:20:37 (6)
XPS 720 Samsung SP250 Hard drive Fail Return Code 7

3 Weeks out of warranty an my machine will not boot.(Gets stuck at windows vista loading progress bar).
I have ran the hard disc diagnostic in the boot menu and get the following error 'Fail Return Code 7'
Presumably there thats it then, tis dead? Common problem?

 

Dell XPS 700-720
QX6700 x 12 Multiplier @3.72 Gig,
310 FSB 800DDR @ 930mhz 4-4-4-12
8800GT OC SLI @ 700/1800/2000
X-FI Fatal1ty X-Ram
3DMarks06 18432
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Answers: XPS 720 Samsung SP250 Hard drive Fail Return Code 7 ( DELL XPS Desktops )
XPS 720 Samsung SP250 Hard drive Fail Return Code 7

Boldie,
I am sure this obvious or you read it before, but you should be able to at least salvage your data files by mounting the dying drive in an external USB enclosure and attaching it after you have reinstalled Vista on a new drive.
Also about a year ago or maybe less I remember reading about a spate of problems with the Samsung drives though I cannot recall the exact problem. You might do a little searching and turn up some info. Good luck - I have been through this myself, almost exactly 1 year ago.

 

XPS700/720 - Black ---------------- E6850 A03 Bios - OS XP MCE 2005
24 in Dell 2407WFP-HC----------- 768 Mb EVGA 8800GTX
3 GB Crucial PC2-6400 ----------- XFI XtremeMusic w/ Logitech Z-5450 5.1

Ultra M998P Case ------------------ Q9450 - OS XP Pro / Ubuntu 8.04
3 GB Crucial PC2-6400 ----------- EVGA 9800 GTX / 2405FPW 24"
XFi - Fatal1ty Pro Champion ----- Arctic Cooling Freezer Pro
Corsair HX620 Modular PSU ---- Gigabyte GA-P35-DS4 Rev. 2.1


odenwalder

XPS 720 Samsung SP250 Hard drive Fail Return Code 7

Cheers Oden, I can access all the files on this drive via a XP raid 0 (although it takes a whie to seek) so fortunatly nothing has been lost. It appears to be a problem on the boot sector portion of the disc. I have been quite impressed with the drive otherwise, so much so that i brought the 500Gig version for my media centre, probably not such a wise choice now...
 

Dell XPS 700-720
QX6700 x 12 Multiplier @3.72 Gig,
310 FSB 800DDR @ 930mhz 4-4-4-12
8800GT OC SLI @ 700/1800/2000
X-FI Fatal1ty X-Ram
3DMarks06 18432
http://service.futuremark.com/compare?3dm06=4244254

Boldie

XPS 720 Samsung SP250 Hard drive Fail Return Code 7

Boldie,
Again the obvious, but is possible that FIXMBR from the recovery console might help to restore the disk, or is it a hardware/bad sector issue?

 

XPS700/720 - Black ---------------- E6850 A03 Bios - OS XP MCE 2005
24 in Dell 2407WFP-HC----------- 768 Mb EVGA 8800GTX
3 GB Crucial PC2-6400 ----------- XFI XtremeMusic w/ Logitech Z-5450 5.1

Ultra M998P Case ------------------ Q9450 - OS XP Pro / Ubuntu 8.04
3 GB Crucial PC2-6400 ----------- EVGA 9800 GTX / 2405FPW 24"
XFi - Fatal1ty Pro Champion ----- Arctic Cooling Freezer Pro
Corsair HX620 Modular PSU ---- Gigabyte GA-P35-DS4 Rev. 2.1


odenwalder

XPS 720 Samsung SP250 Hard drive Fail Return Code 7

MBR appears to be OK. I have defragged the vista drive from the XP partition (just to move the files around) then rebooted and CHDSK it from the XP HDD. Changed the HDD access mode from Performance to Quiet and it appears to boot to vista now.

Unfortunately I left CHDSK running as I went to work so I have missed the error reports. I will have a dig about later and see if there are any entries in the system log.

SMART reporting seems to think all is well however.

Time will tell if its fixed I guess, for now I certainly wont rely on it working!
 

Dell XPS 700-720
QX6700 x 12 Multiplier @3.72 Gig,
310 FSB 800DDR @ 930mhz 4-4-4-12
8800GT OC SLI @ 700/1800/2000
X-FI Fatal1ty X-Ram
3DMarks06 18432
http://service.futuremark.com/compare?3dm06=4244254

Boldie

XPS 720 Samsung SP250 Hard drive Fail Return Code 7

Boldie,
If it gives you any more confidence my Acronis backup software started failing when backing up my root drive and after some research I found that a chkfsk /f was the recommended course of action. Chkdsk, did indeed find errors and corrected them and that was over 3 months ago and the problem has not recurred. Hopefully yours is a similiar situation.

 

XPS700/720 - Black ---------------- E6850 A03 Bios - OS XP MCE 2005
24 in Dell 2407WFP-HC----------- 768 Mb EVGA 8800GTX
3 GB Crucial PC2-6400 ----------- XFI XtremeMusic w/ Logitech Z-5450 5.1

Ultra M998P Case ------------------ Q9450 - OS XP Pro / Ubuntu 8.04
3 GB Crucial PC2-6400 ----------- EVGA 9800 GTX / 2405FPW 24"
XFi - Fatal1ty Pro Champion ----- Arctic Cooling Freezer Pro
Corsair HX620 Modular PSU ---- Gigabyte GA-P35-DS4 Rev. 2.1


odenwalder

XPS 720 Samsung SP250 Hard drive Fail Return Code 7

lets hope so matey, Thanks for the advice.
 

Dell XPS 700-720
QX6700 x 12 Multiplier @3.72 Gig,
310 FSB 800DDR @ 930mhz 4-4-4-12
8800GT OC SLI @ 700/1800/2000
X-FI Fatal1ty X-Ram
3DMarks06 18432
http://service.futuremark.com/compare?3dm06=4244254

Boldie

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