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Dell xps 15 error 2000-0146 locks on dell startup screen have to do hard boot ran 64 bit diag, read failed. I had just transferred around 2 years worth of pictures to one location (hard drive) when th

I read a lot of good reviews on this cable, amazon mailed it, but i never received we are leaving on vacation soon, so I am under a deadline and would love to have some sort of resution. dell really didnt care about my pictures. i know dell used to void the warranty if you even opened the machine, but they just want to replace the drive and told me that data retrieval wasnt possibl e. this cable reviewed gave me hope as i do have anothrr 64 bit inspiron win7 laptop. to connect to. any help is appreciated. sorry for the typing i am using my kindle thks

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With os disk in dvd drive. try system repair, You can do this by tapping rapidly on the F12 key at the Dell Splash screen when the system starts up and choose the CD/DVD drive from the Boot Once Menu that appears. You can tap rapidly on the F8 key when the System starts up and select the repair your computer if it works and windows boots transfer pictures to another computer. only run the bad hard drive for a long as needed to get recover your pictures

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SOURCE: dell inspiron 9400 dvd/cd rom not recongized.

I'm a Help Desk Support/PC Tech (and the ONLY one for my company) so I live and breathe all kinds of's my bread & butter. I recently had a co-worker bring a laptop to me for the same reason...not to say that you're having the same problem but with what information you did provide, it does sound quite the same. The DVD wasn't listed in Device Manager nor My Computer and it wouldn't play any discs. The operating system installed on his laptop was Windows XP but the fix is the same for both XP and Vista.

I finally came to the conclusion that the cause of this problem was due to corrupt registry entries, possibly left by CD burning software. He had installed iTunes for his iPhone and the previous user had also installed a CD burning program. And, there's no telling what else had been done to the system. Sometimes removing an installed CD burning program can cause these corrupt registry entries to interfere with the functionality of your DVD/CD drive. If this is the problem, the fix is as simple as making as checking the registry to see if the entries are there and making as much as a couple of changes in the registry and viola! It works again.

ALWAYS CREATE A FULL BACKUP WHEN MAKING ANY CHANGES TO YOUR SYSTEM. When modifying the registry, you can also create a backup of the registry only and restore it from the backup if any issues occur.

Try this for Vista:

1. Click Start then click All Programs
2. Click Accessories then click Run
3. Type regedit into the text box then click OK
4. In the navigation pane,on the left, locate HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE then click the folder to open it and find the SYSTEM folder. Click the SYSTEM folder then go to the folder named CurrentControlSet and click it. Drill down to the folder named Class then click it. Within the Class folder, you will see several folders named with a series of alphanumeric characters enclosed in {} brackets. Find the one labeled {4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318} and click it.
5. If I'm correct about your problem, in the right pane of the window, you will see UpperFilters (if not, your issue is caused by something else and you can exit the registry). If you do see UpperFilters listed in the right pane then click it.
You may see an UpperFilters.bak registry entry. You do not have to remove it. Click UpperFilters only. If you do not see UpperFilters but do see LowerFilters, you still may have to remove that entry for this fix to be successful.
6. On the Edit menu, click Delete. You can also right-click UpperFilters then click Delete. Confirm the deletion.
7. Now for the LowerFilters, in the right pane, click LowerFilters (again if you DO NOT see this entry nor did you find the UpperFilters entry in the registry, you will need to move onto troubleshoot further).
8. On the Edit menu, click Delete. You can also right-click LowerFilters and click Delete. Confirm the deletion.
9. Now you're finished. Exit the Registry Editor and restart the computer.

After you restart your computer, the first thing that you should do is open My Computer to see if the drive is now listed. If you did find the Upper and LowerFilter entries in your registry and removed them, your drive should appear now.

I am assuming that your drive is still operable and is installed correctly. When I fixed this same issue on my co-workers laptop, the DVD ROM was recognized and working after the reboot. Also, because these registry issues are one of the most likely causes, it doesn't hurt to go into the registry just to see if those entries are there. If they are present, this is most likely the cause and the only solution that I know of.

Try these steps if you haven't already and post the results...

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SOURCE: Can my hard drive be salvaged?

You can definitely get another one, as long as it's compatible with your system...get the original specs from dell, then search online at western digital, tiger direct, etc. etc.Many online sites will have recommendations for your system.
Please consult links here and here
You may want to run chkdsk to see what's up with it...

I hope this information allows you to resolve this issue. If you need further assistance, please post back with a comment to this thread.
If I've managed to answer your question or solve a problem, please take just a moment to rate this post....thanks!

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SOURCE: Dell Inspiron 6000 laptop won't boot up

Pleae reboot your system and when you see the Dell logo , press the F12 key a couple of times .
In the menu, select only HDD diagnostics and post the results back . If the harddrive fails, then the only solution would be to replace the same. If the hardrive passes , we may be able tp fix the system


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SOURCE: Error code 2000-0146 in device Hard Drive 1

I just had this same problem a few weeks ago. This error code means you have a bad sector in your hard drive which is cheap and easy to fix. You just need to unscrew the bottom screws holding your hard drive in and place the old cover on the new hard drive you buy. Screw that new one in and reload your programs. Your computer will be as good as knew after that. Look on your invoice to get the hard drive specs so you can buy a new one or just enter your service tag on the dell site and check out the specs of the ones they offer for upgrade.

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SOURCE: Will pass bios but then will not load windows

step 1. open up the case and locate your hard drive
step 2. carefully remove the cables and power to the hard drive and remove it
step 3. goto your local office depot, staples, walmart or radio shack and buy a nice new hard drive somewhere around 250 gigs should be plenty for you,
step 4. now that yopu have a nice new hard drive put it in the spot where your old hard drive was in the conputer and plug both cables back into the new hard drive, after this is done put your case back on and start the computer up with your windows cd in the cd rom drive and reinstall windows. :) hope this helps

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