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Disk Read Error

By the1andonlyjj
Dec 20, 2008
  1. Recently my parents computer, a dell 2350 has been acting up. When you turn the computer on it gives you the erro, "A Disk read error has ocured, press ctrl+alt+delete to restart the computer.

    I have no idea how to fix it, the computer itself is 6-7 years old, while the HDD is about 5 years old.

    Thanks in advanced for any help.
     
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

  3. the1andonlyjj

    the1andonlyjj TS Rookie Topic Starter

    O, both of those threads are for different computers and different problems. But yeah I was guessing the HDD was faulty, just didn't want to have to spend money n my parents computer. But I guess I can find one for them somewhere.
     
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Solved :grinthumb
     
  5. adweston

    adweston Banned Posts: 242

    Reset the BIOS... ie.. Load BIOS defaults. I've seen this happen with messed BIOS' on Dells. Also, replace the cable and check to make sure the PSU is dishing out proper voltage (make sure it's not clogged with dust, etc.)
     
  6. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Why?
     
  7. the1andonlyjj

    the1andonlyjj TS Rookie Topic Starter

    when i built a new computer I took out the HDD and put iit into my new one. why did I do this? because i was broke. the dell just sat there for about a year until I ended up buying a HDD for it and putting it in the dell so my parents could use it.
     
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