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Error in system check 0f00:136c (resource cd, installation cd)

8400 dell.  ran antivirus scan.  blue screen came up.  rebooted and got error.  running system tree now

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  • radonna Dec 19, 2008

    i had a SAT?? error on diagnostic check.  last time i tried i could not get system restore to work.   computer is very slow.....i almost want to reset to original settings.  i have been doing this for days.  i have everything stores but i am not sure what to do


  • radonna Dec 19, 2008

    i cannot run a check on c drive or do a cleanup etc


  • Anonymous Mar 10, 2009

    systemrestore works to the last step then will not take

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During the diagnostic process (especially if you're using the 32bit diagnostic) it is ok to receive the error Code 0F00:136C.
This test detects all the external peripherals. An optical drive which doesn't contain a disc can return this error. Disabling certain applications during start up can help you to eliminate the problem. If possible, run the custom test under diagnostic which will provide a summary of the issues of your computer.

But, as Smithbrother suggested, a System restore is always a good option, unless your hard drive's MBR has failed.

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Use MS Systemrestore to restore it to an earlier time or do a complete PC backup. See Dell website below:
http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/dsn/en/document?journalid=5E3CADE8347C1C3CE040AE0AB5E1

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