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Hello I bought a Dell Inspiron N5110 around November last year and today I turned it on and I got a black screen that says: 

disk read error code 

press ctrl+alt+del to reRECOVERY

So I did and it just kept looping (restarting the system and taking me to the same screen)

What I tried next was restoring the system with the disc that came with my computer so I would try to load it up by pressing F12 (boot options) on start and it would take me to the black screen. Then I ran a diagnostic and the thing that gave me an error was the hard drive, the error read: 

Error Code: 2000-0146

Validation 53176

Msg: Hard Drive 0 - S/N WD-WXA1E51EHX75, self test log contains previous error(s)

I'm using the hard drive that came with the comuter I think it was a 640gb one and haven't changed it. Can I please get some help with this problem. Would really appreciate it. 

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Re: Disk read error code

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Your drive has failed - you need a new, 2.5", 9.5 mm or slimmer notebook drive to replace it.

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Hard drives are complex, electromechanical devices - they can fail for a host of reasons. They're the least reliable part of any computer -- the two biggest killers of hard drives are shock and heat.

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Hi Luis-Ex,

What ejn63 said is absolutely right. Hard drive can fail for many reasons. If the system is under warranty, please click on my user name and add me as a friend. Send a direct message with the service tag, name and contact number so that I can call you and get this resolved. However if the system is not under warranty please click on this link to purchase a compatible hard drive:

accessories.us.dell.com/.../category.aspx

Awaiting your reply.

Thanks and Regards
Satya P
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To know more about Dell Product Support, Drivers & Downloads, Order & Dispatch status -> choose your region US Customers; UK Customers; India Customers. For Dell support videos click Here.

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If you can swing the price difference, go for a Momentus XT - it's a hybrid SSD/hard drive.  They're very much worth the price difference -- they're very fast drives.

www.newegg.com/.../Product.aspx

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Re: Disk read error code

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Your drive has failed - you need a new, 2.5", 9.5 mm or slimmer notebook drive to replace it.

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Why does this happen?

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Re: Disk read error code

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Hard drives are complex, electromechanical devices - they can fail for a host of reasons. They're the least reliable part of any computer -- the two biggest killers of hard drives are shock and heat.

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Oh alright one final question since I have to buy a new hard drive and you seem very informed about this could you tell me which of these is better?

www.amazon.com/.../ref=sr_1_7

www.amazon.com/.../ref=sr_1_1

Thank you for all your help so far.

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Re: Disk read error code

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Hi Luis-Ex,

What ejn63 said is absolutely right. Hard drive can fail for many reasons. If the system is under warranty, please click on my user name and add me as a friend. Send a direct message with the service tag, name and contact number so that I can call you and get this resolved. However if the system is not under warranty please click on this link to purchase a compatible hard drive:

accessories.us.dell.com/.../category.aspx

Awaiting your reply.

Thanks and Regards
Satya P
#iworkfordell
To know more about Dell Product Support, Drivers & Downloads, Order & Dispatch status -> choose your region US Customers; UK Customers; India Customers. For Dell support videos click Here.

If a post answers your question, please click the green "
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10 Diamond

Re: Disk read error code

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If you can swing the price difference, go for a Momentus XT - it's a hybrid SSD/hard drive.  They're very much worth the price difference -- they're very fast drives.

www.newegg.com/.../Product.aspx

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Thank you for the help