Question about Dell Inspiron 1501 Notebook
I'm getting "disc read error" upon boot up and even after pressing crtl+alt+del the error message keeps popping up on a black screen. Is there a fix for this to get operating system disc to reload?
This means your hard drive is bad. You need to replace the hard drive and then the operating system.
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Posted on Nov 26, 2008
Listen, This doesn't always mean the Hard drive is bad. I have a dell inspiron 6000 and I have gotten that error. It's funny, I can always read the drive using an adapter from IDE to USB and also when I put it in my 2.5" enclosure. In fact, I had a 40G drive which I replaced with a 160G WD(Western Digital).and I later got a read error. So I formatted the old 40 and put it back in and used the 160G as an external drive. Never did get around to backing it up and wiping it. Then one day the 40G died and I just decided to get a 250G WD and it has been working fine until today when I got that familiar read error message. Now I'm pretty pissed so I'm trying to figure it out. I'll try to wipe it and see if that fixes it, but before I do that I really want to find out why and maybe find a better way to fix it for good or discover that it was something that I'm doing. What ever the result, I'll post my results here.
Posted on Dec 31, 2008
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Turn Off the computer, now as soon as you hit the power button, keep on holding "Alt" key & keep on tapping "F10 key,ie: Alt+F10, it will open the recovery console ,select full factory restore and follow on screen instruction. (Note:this will erase all datas on the computer)
During the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup
Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS you can load failsafe defaults or load optimized defaults ,press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart
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