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screen display on my Dell Inspiron 1545 with MS XP OS- Then I ran diagnostics and got this result- "DST short Test-Failed-Error code-2000-0151 Error message: Hard Drive 1-incorrect staus 3E. Please help fix this problem. Thanks
0F00:065D is a hard drive read test failure. the hard drive is failing. If purchased in Feb, the system should be under warranty call Dell Tech Support to get a replacement hard drive. (800-624-9896 in USA)
If out of warranty you can get a 2.5 in SATA HDD at Newegg.com for about $60
I would say this is the memory. You said that you checked the memory, and it passed, but did you download a cd called 'memtest x86' ? This will definately make sure your RAM isn't cooked. You boot off of this disc and let it go for a couple hours, it will tell you if it finds errors. Also, if it's the harddrive, you can just replace the harddrive, and then hook it up via USB and retrieve your information.
DST stands for Drive Self Test, it means your drive is failing.
I would get a new hard drive and USB enclosure, install new drive in laptop and install windows, then take the old drive and install it in the USB enclosure so you can connect to your laptop when windows is running and restore your files, assuming the drive is not completely dead.