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Activate S.M.A.R.T. at bios is not active
Do a Hard Drive diagnostics

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Test your RAM with Windows Memory Diagnostic tool

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Backup your data while you can

then to at CMD: chkdsk c: /F
Sometimes repairs bad HD sectrs.

If you have serious Hard Drive problem, you should replace it.

Now, somehow I suspect your problems could be RAM memory.

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Did you make any changes to the computer prior to the issue?

This issue may occur if one or more of the following conditions are true:
a) The basic input/output system (BIOS) does not detect the hard disk.
b) The hard disk is damaged.
c) Sector 0 of the physical hard disk drive has an incorrect or malformed master boot record (MBR).
Note: Some third-party programs or disk corruption can damage an MBR.
d) An incompatible partition is marked as Active.
e) A partition that contains the MBR is no longer active.
Method 1
I would suggest that you update the basic input/output system (BIOS) to the latest version by contacting the motherboard or computer manufacturer and check if it works.
Important: Modifying BIOS/complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) settings incorrectly can cause serious problems that may prevent your computer from booting properly. Microsoft cannot guarantee that any problems resulting from the configuring of BIOS/CMOS settings can be solved. Modifications of the settings are at your own risk.
BIOS: frequently asked questions
Method 2
If the above step fails then I would suggest that you perform startup repair on the computer and check if it works.
What are the system recovery options in Windows 7?

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Open the computer and check cables. 0 is the 1st drive and usually the primary. Then login into BIOS and verify the drive is listed there. It must be.
Crashing may be a sign of hardware failure, but fix the HD problem 1st. Then run chkdsk c: /f/r C being the drive letter from the command prompt.

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1) Please make sure that the HDD IDE cable is plugged in properly on both ends. It is a 40 pin female cord which should be seated on IDE channel 1 on the motherboard.
2) Make sure that all the CD/DVD drives are on IDE 2 or on SATA
3) Make sure taht the Jumper setting on the back of the HDD is set to MASTER
4) Login to bios and make see if you can find the HDD from the IDE drives menu. I am sure you will. From Boot menu select the NATIVE mode that will activate both the SATA and the IDE channels. Select HDD as second boot device.

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Installed athlon 64 x2 5200+ in dell demension c521 and got a black screen! What's The Problem???

Well, I see two issues that this could possibly be the most likely is that your computer will not support the 5200 chip. The second is that the Video card has come unplugged. All the Documentation indicates the board uses a 3200 and there is no section for upgrading to a faster chip. The link below is a link to the Manual on your computer in pdf format.

Make sure the video card is properly installed and attempt to get into the BIOS to see if the CPU is recognized. If the BIOS fails to identify the CPU you are using it is not compatible with the motherboard and you will have to replace it. If you have any diagnostic lights activated then look up the sequence on page 48 of the manual I provided a link to. Only Dell Support could tell you if there is a jumper you can change to make this newer CPU work but I doubt that CPU is going to work in that computer. Name brand system are hard to upgrade because of this weakness.

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PCI cards don't function

as been have ssen in picture and specs of your mainboard you have a integratd vga vard and a agp slot. so solution may be this
with old integrated vga open bios program go to disply and choose pci input first. this enable you to boot from pci slot with a new vga save setting switch of computer put on new pci vga and try.
if no option to activate pci init first , sorry you can not boot any vga from pci , but only from agp slot.

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Unplug the power from the unit, Open the computer and remove the bios battery. Let it sit overnight reinsert the battery and then the the power. If the issue is within the bios this will clear it

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did you install the sound driver? try to install the sound driver if u didnt, and try to reset the bios to default.

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