Dell Support



Optiplex GX280 running linux complaining of bad sectors on the hard disc drive.



Feb 15thDownloaded 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.