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When i start my dell c610 windows 2000 pro laptop i get a disk read error accured. i dont know how to fix it. and i dont have a cd since i bought it used please help. ps i cant get into safe mode. only f2 and f12

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That means your hard drive has crashed and you will have to replace the drive. And, since you don't have the cd, you will have to get an operating system to go onto it once you replace it.

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