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I have a dimension E521 and when it starts up all it does is take me to a screen that says: A disk read error occurred and it's a black screen with spots ont the screen

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Disk read error means that your hard disk broke down. You can first check if your BIOS setup for the hard disk is intact meaning it is properly configured, and the power is properly connected. if yes, no option but to replace hard disk.

Posted on Sep 13, 2010

  • prissie19734 Sep 13, 2010

    how do I replace hard disk? How do I check bios? Thank you for your help.

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