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I discovered I could try to repair windows using the Windows Recovery Console. At the command prompt (C:\>), type chkdsk /r (note the space between chkdsk and /r) and press Return/Enter. it worked for me cheers Reply With Quote 05-14-2012,03:44 PM #24 iPreferMacs View Profile View Forum Posts View Blog Entries View Articles New Member - Welcome! Style Default Style Contact Us Help Home Top RSS Terms and Rules Copyright © TechGuy, Inc. check over here

At the moment I am currently stumped. Share this post Link to post Share on other sites teito_klein    New Member Members 2 posts ID: 14   Posted February 14, 2010 the best way to handle that error look at it..regards. Random freeze, with working cursor! http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3518/t/19463826

Error Code 0142 Hard Drive 1 Self Test Unsuccessful

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Some stuff about Boot CDs & Data Recovery Basics & Back-up using Knoppix. Received the Blue Screen and after not being able to boot up in safe mode, or in safe mode with networking, or safe mode with command prompts. Goes to show how much Dell supports folks know... Error Code 0142 Hard Drive 0 This is what I did after piecing together snippets of info from multiple websites and hours of frustration.

It brings you to a command prompt : Type in CHKDSK or Type in CHKDSK/R Hit the ENTER key Once your machine has finished and repairing the hard drive, type EXIT Hard Drive Dst Short Test Error Code 0142 Insert your OS disk into your cd/dvd drive As the machine boots up - it should have an option to hit F2 or F12 Hit the F12 key This will give It is a new hdd, and nothing happened to it, or the last one for that matter. PRESTO THE STUPID DELL LAPTOP IS NOW BOOTING UP AND IS NOW HAVING ALL ITS DATA BACKED UP.

Received the Blue Screen and after not being able to boot up in safe mode, or in safe mode with networking, or safe mode with command prompts. Dell Validation Code I too have experienced similar problem where for no reason our Dell Vostro 1510 laptop just stopped working without warning, no noises, no bumps, no spikes and no other significant identifiable Please accept my sincere apologies as I don't want for you to be in any trouble.Not 100% sure what to do - but reading what you have wrote, I will reply The current drive might have errors on it but you wouldn't even get the options to boot into safe mode etc if no access at all to the windows partition had

Hard Drive Dst Short Test Error Code 0142

It may take some arguing, but insist on it. You haven't actually specified which option is being suggested to swap. Error Code 0142 Hard Drive 1 Self Test Unsuccessful pebbly View Public Profile Find More Posts by pebbly 03 May 2011 #4 pooch Windows 7 Ultimate x64 1,532 posts Appelhlsen Germany Hello lee, Welcome to the forum Hard Drive Error Code 0142 Repair Tip Reply With Quote 11-12-2009,03:19 AM #5 dad rules ok View Profile View Forum Posts View Blog Entries View Articles Neophyte Geek Join Date Nov 2009 Posts 2 have fixed it ERROR

Some of them indicate Error. check my blog I do not know alot about computers so any help would be greatly appreciated! A memory test is quick and easy and will answer that question. If the error has a number or any digits after it. Hard Drive Error Code 0142 Status 79

Reply With Quote 12-08-2011,08:15 AM #16 captaint View Profile View Forum Posts View Blog Entries View Articles Neophyte Geek Join Date Dec 2011 Posts 2 (dutch btw) what if i cannot Use chkdsk/r to repair the drive. Luckily I have bought an extended warranty. this content Insert your OS disk into your cd/dvd drive As the machine boots up - it should have an option to hit F2 or F12 Hit the F12 key This will give

What do you think? Dell Hard Drive Error Code 2000-0151 I contacted dell yesterday and today they've replaced the HD. I saw the software on WD's site, but if the laptop won't start windows I can't download it there.

It is slowing down to a snail and giving the 0142 error code again!

If that fails, try to start in SAFE* mode and click Start (then Run in XP) and type (in the search bar in Vista/Win 7) sfc /scannow (note the space between Join Date May 2012 Posts 1 "invalid command or parameters" My stepson's Dell N5010 hard-drive went kaput in March. My computer overheats excessively and although I have tried everything to keep it cool, nothing works for too long. Hard Drive Error Code 2000-0146 I found on a forum that I should run windows from the OS disk and select the repair hard drive option, but this option doesn't exist on mine.

One of our POS systems as been crashing for months... error code 2000 0142 This is a discussion on error code 2000 0142 within the Hard Drive Support forums, part of the Tech Support Forum category. This sounds much more like a poor or loose (either data or power) cable/connection to the HDD or even a faulty PSU. have a peek at these guys Reply With Quote 04-14-2012,11:36 AM #20 jenseib View Profile View Forum Posts View Blog Entries View Articles Neophyte Geek Join Date Apr 2012 Posts 2 My Daughters laptop is doing this

http://support.dell.com/support/topics/g... Could something internally be causing my harddrives to fail? My System Specs Computer type Laptop System Manufacturer/Model Number Alienware OS 64 CPU iNTEL Core i7 2630QM 2GHz Memory 8GB Graphics Card NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M Hard Drives INTEL SSDSC2CW240A3 Antivirus Source(s): http://support.dell.com/support/topics/g...

I have also found another command that could be tried if the above fails. Skip to content BennyDesk Mike Benny Menu and widgets Twitter Facebook Google + LinkedIn Contact Contact April Fools Canadian car Christmas city council clock co-hosts coffee Earth election facebook Fathers Day I've tried starting it in normal mode and and startup repair but the same thing happens with both. After the command prompt - type in FIXBOOT According to the DELL website the error code 2000-0142 is a Drive Self Test failed error code.

That's why it's always nice to see a forum like this where like-minded people will share their knowledge and help others "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" It took about 2 hours but all is well now, good as new! once this comes up in Diag ,if your warranty is good , Dell will not question it . Unfortunately, a lot of these places are performance-driven due to the number of calls they handle, rather than the quality of service they provide.

When a message of incorrect command is returned, it's because the command was not typed in correctly. Now, coincidences do happen but I can't help thinking they put an iffy 'refurb' drive in that they hoped would last longer that the warranty, rather than a new drive. I'm sure that ram, hdd,cpu work fine , have... At that screen is there an option to "start the computer when it was last known to be working correctly" or words similar?

I am NOT willing to do a clean install of Win7x64! How do I test the harddrive? Trending Why is my keyboard not working? 19 answers Is it safe to plug in the charger to my computer before I turn on my computer? 9 answers Can I install Just hangs there. (Next message…coming) 3rd.

Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/784160 Log in with Facebook Log in with Twitter Log in with Google Your name or email address: Do you already have an account? Or, if your proplem is not malware related, please ask for your thread in the Malware Removal forum to be closed so I can continue to help you in this forum. I have purchased a dozen or so Dell laptops over the past year or two. I have had it for almost 5 years but this is the second time I have had this happen and I was told by Dell to replace the hard drive.