i own dell inspiron 1525 laptop.my issue is i whenever i tried to install xp pack2, it shows "you don't have harddisk drive installed in your computer......", though my xp cd and harddisk drive is ok and running fine. when i run the daignostic test, it shows error code-0146 and msg-error code 2000-0146.
please help me out to solve this problem.
The error codes refer to a faulty hard drive. You'll need a 2.5" 9.5 mm SATA notebook drive to replace the failed unit.
where i'll get that from? i mean can you tell me where is the service centre in Kolkata city in India and what would be the cost?
You'll need to price it locally yourself. Any computer vendor will have a drive that will work - it's a completely standard 2.5' SATA notebook drive.
there is no need to buy spcifically the dell's one?? any company's drive will work?? and after buying how will i open my laptop and put the new one??
No, there is no such thing as a Dell hard drive.
one more thing i want to ask....my dvd drive takes hell lot of time to read a blank dvd but it reads other dvds normally...and while reading disks it makes sounds like something is scratching the disk...
Unless it is scratched when you remove it, there's no problem - and yes, it can take a while for a blank disc to be recognized, since Windows will try to read it and only when it fails, give up and report it as blank.
but the main problem is i can't write any thing on the dvds...but for the cds its ok....i use nero 8 or 9 software to write on the dvds...now when i try to write any thing on the disk it just eject the tray with a msg burning failed.......
That would suggest the DVD laser has failed -- you will need to replace the drive.