Having problems with your Dell Dimension E520 PC Desktop ?

Hi there i have a dell e520 pc and it is saying reading diskerror

\015 Hi there i have a dell e520 pc and it is saying reading disk errorand tells me to press ctrl alt del to restart it. can you tell me what is wrong with it and how i can fix it and approximatley how much it will cost thank you very much kind regards sohail.\015

Answers :

If now hard drive and cd rom is not recognize, first check its cable, do they share same cable(if ide type). also check it power cable.

Also check bios setting you could set to auto detect the drive. You could also try to replace its cable or reseat it.


Hi this is a common problem and there are a few solutions to try i.e
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\015\0121. Check all the cables inside of the machine, (sometimes the IDE cables (GREY) may not be seated to the internal componants of the machine) close the case and reboot
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\015\0122. Reboot the machine and press F8 and run in safe mode, this will load all the original drivers back on the hard drive, then either run scandisk or diskfrafmentor normally this will solve any problems with the hard drive
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\015\0123. Boot the machine in safe mode and run a system restore, this will restore all the orignal windows and dos based drivers back on the system again
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\015\0124. if this problem is continues then i would try to suggest that you buy a new hard drive, as they can be more expensive fix than to buy.
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\015\012Hope this is helpfull
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