New Hard Drive / Clean installation


Hello Dell Community

Please be patient as this is the first time using this format of communication.

I have a Dell 3450 Corei5/ Dell  Windows 7 Professional. 4MB ram.

Problem is my WD hard drive is almost critical. (2 restart in safe mode to date) Confirmed disk condition with WD “Data Lifeguard”

I need help to do a complete clean installation. I have elected to install a Samsung 850evo / 500GB drive. I have had this computer new since 2011. The Dell Resource Media Disk has 42 drivers dated  1/21/2011. (many if not all will have to be updated)

First I would like to confirm if my Bios is set to the correct settings. (I did the Bios A13 update from Dell’s Support Assist. (If I may make a comment on Support Assist…… As usual I entered my Tag # and Assist had listed the A13 and A07 Bios but I have a A13 why list the A07?????) This leaves me with little confidence having to update my Drivers on the original Dell Media Disk. Sorry for the rambling.

Please let us address my first question.  If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask. I will be asking lots of questions.


I didn’t find the right solution from the Internet.



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