black screen of death

Hi guys, I have a friends vista pc that i suspect the hard drive has semi caped out on him, I can view it as an external on my mac, But when i go to create a disk image it takes 5 weeks,
When i boot it up ''I've tried it in three different pc's'' It comes up with ''diskette 0 failed continue or....''
Boot priority is correct, so when i boot window normally or in safe mode, It gets past the loading phase, and comes to a black screen and a mouse pointer, I can mover the mouse but thats all, I can't right click.
I had the pc booted up a week before when it was giving trouble ''SHOULD HAVE DISK IMAGED IT'' ARGH

Any help would be great.


it say auto detect ''dissect 0 failed'' but when i go into boot menu sata ''numbers..........'' shows up.


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Apologies for not getting back to you sooner but it does sound very much like the drive has died from what you say..

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