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Hi, been given a dell inspiron 5150 and it wont go past the first screen. Comes up telling me that IDE device failed- incompatable cd testing and that there is a fatal system error oxoooooo8o. What the heck does this mean?????? I'm not good with computers.

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Hi,    

  •     You have to run Harddrive Diagnostics. follow the steps below for HDD Diags.
  1. As soon as you turn of gently tap F12 key. 
  2. Select Utility Partition or Boot to Utility Partition
  3. Select 32 bit Diagnostics and select Custom test.
  4. Select Hard drive in the left bottom and run the test.
If it Pass, try to do PC Restore. If Fails, Replace Hard drive.
If your computer has active contract call DELL and they will replace new Harddrive. Call them @ 1800-624-9896 (US only).

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Hi,
i think with multiple errors the best would be to contact dell technical support or you should chat with some premium engineer here

Further Queries are welcome

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I used to service a small fleet of these 5150s. They had a lot of motherboard issues. I never had one do what you are describing but my advice is don't put any money into this thing. It's not worth it. They can barely run XP with all the latest updates much less add iTunes or antivirus software and forget it. These things fall on their face just trying to run the operating system.

Posted on Feb 21, 2009

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