I have bought my lap Inspiron n5010 on October 2010. I encountered windows startup failure Within one month of purchase itself. Dell service center people said it was hd failure and replaced the hd. Same thing happened before the expiry of warranty period of one year and hd was replaced for second time.
The same startup error happened and the hd was replaced for the third time before the expiry of 2 years from the date of purchase. Now, My lap again encounters start up error and I get blue screen only. I guess it is hd failure.
My question - what is the reason for these repeated hd failures. Whenever I asked the service persons I could not get any reliable answers. As it happens again and again there should be some reason.
My system runs in windows 7 64 bit. No extra software. only OpenOffice and vlc. My use is limited to little browsing and office apps. I have McAfee site advisor and Microsoft security essentials. Mostly I don't travel and I use the lap as if it is a desktop. No moving at all.
Please help me to find the factors responsible for repeated hd failure. I always live under the fear of hd failure and loss of entire data. I do not know any hardware and my lap was serviced only by the Dell service centre India.
Is it worthful to change the hd or is there any inherent defect in my lap. You can imagine my fear of expecting hd failure all the time. So please help me.