Well, after all the time and effort into resolving this issue, my client called Dell and they outbid me for the work. Hi, I'm still having this issue and I haven't found a solution yet. Unfortunatly, those are expensive options. I apologize for the inconvenience you had to go through with the new system. Let me go to the link you gave and get the drivers.
I have lost my Dell restore disc. I am thinking your system is changing controllers on the drive, but I do not know for sure. If it is really critical data and you are willing to pay for recovery, companies like drive savers or ontrack who do data recovery are your best bets. I could get the crash to occur by closing the laptop lid for a minimum of 5 minutes. If you get a failure message, it likely is unrecoverable. If there are check marks, you might uncheck and reboot then recheck it.
I restarted it, and Windows appeared to boot normally, but I could not get past the login screen, which eventually froze. Update Firmware to prevent future shutdowns. There are several it could be, I've listed them below. The hard drive is very difficult to get to. If Windows sees the hard drive when running a refresh or repair install, the drive is probably not broken.
I checked the ssd health using CrystalDisk and it gives me 100%, no problems at all. If you boot Windows twice in a row, does it boot normally the second time? On another note, I just called Dell and asked for a return and refund, which has been honored. If not, I would highly suggest that you do so. Yes, the hard drive needs to be replaced. What am I missing to make Windows continue the installation? They arranged for it to be repair and when I got the laptop back, I had no issues. First thing to try is unplugging the system, removing or disconnecting the battery and then removing and reconnecting the hard drive. As usual, I appreciate everyone's input and thanks.
Sounds like it can't see the Hard-drive as it's not partitioned or formatted yet for Windows 7. There are some procedures regarding the battery and Bios resets which some others may suggest which would be done to refresh the Bios in case that was the actual problem. I checked the ssd health using CrystalDisk and it gives me 100%, no problems at all. I also still can't get it to boot. Then, tick the option of Quick Check, click Start, and it will test the hard drive immediately.
If it was windows 8 you can actually install Windows 8. I am not sure how to check your devices in Ubuntu but if you could find out what controller it is using it might help explain what is happening. I not very sure about your problem. But I have experienced lot of problems with my Inspiron. If I try to boot windows twice in a row this is what happens: 1. And you can running a repair or refresh installation to fix it. And I must mention they are so good in helping us.
Dell falsely reported my warranty to be 1 year though in Europe it's at least 2 years, so I guess I was lucky. After quick tests, click on Hard drive and then Thorough Test Mode. Currently, my bios version is 2. So that is quite a matter of concern. I have installed a new hard drive in my Dell Inspiron 1545 and want to put Windows 7 on it. Always had to Fully clean drive and reinstall windows. Press and hold power button for ~15 seconds.
Have you changed the factory configuration of the drive. Once you have identified the faulty part go to. But at the same time, there can be other reasons too. And also: what is your configuration? A damaged hard drive can pose a threat to your files and other data. Thank you for your reply, I appreciate the time. Did you already send in your system for repair? If you wish to do it yourself you can refer to the service manual: After reseating if the Hard Drive is not detected again, you need to replace the Hard Drive. There have been many calls relating to this very issue.