Optiplex GX280 running linux complaining of bad sectors on the hard disc drive.
Feb 15th† Downloaded the diagnostics disc from dells website and ran that on the machine. After making a note of the error codes I phoned dell. The engineer talked me through the boot menu disc diagnostics to get another error code. We then made arrangements for a new disc to be delivered, It should be here tomorrow, Iíll swap it out myself when it arrives.
Feb 16th A courier arrived with the disc and was happy to wait while I removed the old one for him to take away. After I put the new disc in, passed it on to the systems chaps to have the OS put on it.