Can someone please tell me what this means??

  Sean88 19:51 15 May 2017

Error

Thanks

  lotvic 20:28 15 May 2017

Error definition, a deviation from accuracy or correctness; a mistake.

  Sean88 22:07 15 May 2017

Picture of error (sorry couldn't attach above) click here

  Burn-it 00:22 16 May 2017

I would guess that the CELL battery has died or you have somehow killed the BIOS and it has reverted to the default. You need to press F2 to re-enter the correct information which will happen again if the battery is dead.

  lotvic 00:59 16 May 2017

here's how to change the battery, youtube click here they cost about £2

There doesn't seem to be a hard disk listed, have you taken it out?

Some history of the pc and what you are trying to achieve will enable appropriate advice to be given :-)

  Sean88 09:15 16 May 2017

Hi, yeah there is a hard drive connected but it's been in there a good while so maybe that's gone? I was using it and it just shut off and when I tried to turn it back on this happened. If I press f1 it takes me to the bios and f2 takes me to a set up windows screen and when i put In the windows disk I just got an error. It's a Dell dimension e520

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 11:20 16 May 2017

The BIOS is certainly not finding your HDD in port 0 try changing the battery - if that doesn't work then it looks like HDD failure.

  Sean88 12:44 16 May 2017

Okay will do thanks I don't think it's the HDD as it seems to be spinning okay

  lotvic 14:24 17 May 2017

Which lights are lit up on the front?

Diagnostic Lights, page 47 of manual, dell.com click here

  Sean88 17:17 17 May 2017

1,2 and 3 are lit up. I turned the floppy disk boot drive option as off in the bios (since I don't have one installed) but it still has the same error. Might try a cmos battery?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:36 17 May 2017

Yes try a new CMOS battery they are cheap just a couple of quid.

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