Black screen when turning computer on

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jslesh3

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Yesterday my computer shut down and now when I try to restart it, it's stuck at a black screen. I went into Boot Options and then Diagnostics, and the error code 2000-0146 came up. I have no clue what I'm supposed to do now. Help please!

edit: i dont know if this is the right place to post so i posted in hardware too. if i get a response here i'll delete the other one
 

jslesh3

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Yeah i put all the specs in when i joined but here they are

Dell Studio XPS 1640, Intel Core 2 Duo T9550(2.66 GHz/1066 Mhz FSB/6M L2 Cache)
4GB, DDR3, 1067 MHz 2 Dimm for XPS 1640
ATI Mobility RADEON HD 3670 - 512MB
500GB 7200RPM Free Fall Sensor Seagate Hard Drive
Microsoft Windows Vista with SP1 Home Premium Edition 64-bit Edition
 

Cheeseball81

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That error usually indicates that the Disk Self Test contained errors. This sounds like an issue with the hard drive.

I would boot into the BIOS first and make sure its reading the drive properly. Otherwise, it may need to be replaced.
 

Cheeseball81

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It usually tells you when you first turn on the computer.

Sometimes you will see something like "Press F2 for Setup" or "Press Del for Setup"
 

jslesh3

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Under Main it says BIOS Version A05 but it wont let me select it. What changes if any should I make?
 

Cheeseball81

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It is possible. Do you have your Windows disc? You can use it to check the HD for problems and it may be able to repair them.
 
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