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I have lost all icons on desktop, cd rom not

Problem with dell pc, i have lost all icons on desktop, cd rom not reading,unable to reboot

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Sounds like your hard drive failed. Memory is cheap, so it's not an expensive fix and easy to do yourself with minimal skills. Once you open the case, there should be 4 screws holding the HDD in place, one fat ribbon type cable and one connector with 3 or 4 wires (power). You can just pop a new HDD in and reconnect and use your software disks to reload the operating system. Most computer repair shops can get the data off of your old drive and load it onto your new one.
By the way, you wouldn't happen to be a Limewire user would you? There seems to be a new trend connecting HDD failure and Limewire use. This is not yet proven but being investigated. It is likely not Limewire, but malware attached to downloaded media.

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