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"Disc read error" Dell Inspiron 1501

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?

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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

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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.

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