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diagnostic code 2000-0146

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have a Dell Inspiron Laptop 1545 when the computer boots up to windows we are not able to anything with it.  It just keeps giving us errors will not let us do anything. I decided to run the diagnostics and recieved the following errorMsg: Error code 2000-0142
Msg: Hard Drive 0 - self test unsuccessful. Status 79
The given error code and message can be used by Dell
Technical Support to help diagnose the problem.
Do you want to continue testing?
Yes or No or Retry"

I took out another drive from a 1526 and put it in the 1545 and received the same error- What could be the issue  ?

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  • Hi RFKania,

    The error code 2000-0142 indicates that the hard drive has failed. With regards to the 1526 hard drive, With regards to the hard drive of Inspiron 1526, I recommend you to run the hard drive test on Inspiron 1526. Check if you get the same error message.

    Depending on the warranty status we can help you further, please use the link below to check the warranty status.

    http://dell.to/YeuzUO

    Please punch in the system service tag or express service code. In case your system warranty has expired please contact the Out of Warranty department 1-800-288-4410 (U.S.Customer only). In case your system is under warranty please send me the system service tag or express service code through a private chat, so that I can help you further. 

    Click on my username select start conversation and send me the details. 

     

    Thanks and regards,
    Senthil S
    #iworkfordell.
    To know more about Dell Product Support, Drivers & Downloads, Order & Dispatch status -> choose your region US / India . For Dell support videos click here.

  • The most common reason of error code 0146 due to overcharging the battery or fluctuation in power supply. It will directly impact your hard disk and cause it to fail or become corrupt.
    I have found video tutorial that has further information to resolve the problem completely. I just want to share the video with you

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=drAze8FrSr8

    Hopefully you will get better results

  • We have had our Dell Inspiron 1546 for three years. Lately I have been getting the error : 2000- 00 0146 and nothing I do will clear it up. Why am I getting this error. I am running System Pro and it still will not repair. I have searched the forum but have not seen any answers but there are several inquiry's. How can this be repaired?

    glendaengquist43

     

  • The hard drive has failed - you will need a new, 2.5" 9.5 or 7 mm SATA notebook drive.

  • Hello Glendaengquist43,

    The Error 2000-0146 doesn’t means that the hard drive has gone bad, but it is going bad. Error code: 2000-0146 (DST Log contains previous errors) refers to previous errors in the hard drive which might not really be a hardware failure. Please try the following steps:

    • Re-seat the Hard Drive.
      Before performing the steps, read and follow the safety instructions in Dell Knowledge Base Article: "Precautionary Measures for Personal Safety". Remove all power sources including AC Adapter and Battery before you remove or re-install an item in your computer. Please see the Service manual for instructions on how to remove and replace the Hard Drive: http://bit.ly/1fjwYjA
    • After re-seating the Hard Drive re-run the diagnostics and check the functionality.
    • If you get the same error code, the hard drive needs to be replaced.

    **Note: If the computer is able to boot into Windows you should back up your important data and files.

    Hope this helps!

    Thanks & Regards
    Allan D
    #iworkfordell
    To know more about Dell Product Support, Drivers & Downloads, Order & Dispatch status -> choose your region USIndia. For Dell support videos click Here.

    If a post answers your question, please click "Yes".

  • Hello Glendaengquist43,

    Unfortunately we have not received feedback from you on this topic. If you need continued support, please write back. Other community members who need assistance please start your own topic in a new thread.

    Thanks & Regards
    Allan D
    #iworkfordell
    To know more about Dell Product Support, Drivers & Downloads, Order & Dispatch status -> choose your region USIndia. For Dell support videos click Here.

    If a post answers your question, please click "Yes".