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Inspiron 1521 won't boot up. Get read disk error.

Computer was working fine, then starting hanging up. Turned it off and went to turn it back on, and all I get is Disk Read Error, press Ctrl alt del. Keeps doing the same thing. Ran diagnostics and get error 2000-0146. Any ideas?

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HI,
You can try the following steps
1. Check and remove all cds from the optical drive
2. Disconnect the Ac adapter and remove battery from the system
3. Hold and press the power button for 10 seconds
4. Reconnect ony the ac adapter and power on the system
5. check

Note the error message means following
PSA 1000-0146
PSA+ 2000-0146
DST Log contains previous error(s).


Generally the error is caused by the conflict with the optical drive
Thanks
Proton

Posted on Mar 23, 2009

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Hello!!

put ur OS cd and enter repair console and try fixboot command!!!

Posted on Mar 23, 2009

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