I need all of you who are cleverer that me to help me my Acer Aspire 5738Z seems to have died! The disk drive is broken so rule out anything to do with that. When I boot it up it says Failure predicted on disk WDC etc etc Press F1 to continue, when I do that it flashes a small line in the top corner.
I've attempted Linux but it failed so all I need is a way to get any OS running on it.
Yea, hard drives are mechanical devices and they ALL will fail. No way around it. If you get 3-5 years out of one, be happy. Thats a typical life span for them. If you want to avoid the life span of them, then get a SSD they will last longer than you will. If you want a good platter drive grab a Western Digital Caviar Black Edition. They are always the best platters on the market.