Question about Dell Inspiron 6000 Notebook
Won't boot up windows except in safe
Okay boot to safe mood with command prompt, once you have done that type in explorer.exe then once the desktop appears , type in the search bar in the start menu system restore, once you navigate to system restore go back as far as you can and restore it
Posted on Jan 17, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Looks like the hard drive is having problems. Here's Dell's website for running a diagnostics test on your drive:
Posted on Sep 04, 2009
SOURCE: error 2000-0142
The error code you have there means that the Drive Self Test failed. You can try to power down computer, disconnect and reconnect hard drive from the system board. Run the diagnostics , if no error occurs then it's a cable/connector issue, if it failed with the same error, replace you hard drive,
Hope this helps!
Posted on May 31, 2010
SOURCE: error code 0142 Dell Studio
This is a bad hard driver error, you'll not be able to load windows vista or other operating system on it. Perhaps, there are several bad sectors which resulted in the malfunctioning of the hard drive. The only way you can do is buy another hard drive and load the windows from in. In most cases, Hard drive showing the error 0142 is not repairable, but sometimes files can be recovered somehow even if it fails frequently. (If I am right, something must be prefix with the code 0142, like 2000:0142)
Now to recover the files is also a problem, since it's a laptop, we can attach multiple hard drive at a time, you'll need an external 2.5" external drive case which will cost you something around $10-$20.. After the new hard drive is installed and your system is ready, mount the old hard drive with the 2.5" case and recover the files (it has a usb connector) [even if it works for a while or for some time, may crashes unexpectedly, so don't trust it anymore]
You'll see once you replace the New hard drive, you'll be able to load the windows without any problem...
I wish you good luck.
If you need further help, let me know.
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Posted on Oct 06, 2010
go to this link and get the proper support you need. contacting Dell will ultimately address the issue and get it fixed. go to the chat section , have your service code ready (look on back of computer) and have the express service code too.
i am sure this will help
Posted on Nov 01, 2010
That error is normally a bad hard drive. Replacement is fairly easy and not to expensive, but you will have to reinstall a Operating System to the new drive.
Posted on Jan 27, 2011
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Did you try booting your computer in Safe mode to check if you receive this error message?
1. Use F8 while restarting the computer.
2. Under Windows Advanced Boot Options select Safe mode and hit Enter.
Check if you receive this error message in Safe mode.
It seems like your drive might be corrupted. If your computer is still under warranty, I would suggest you to contact them to get a replacement. But before you contact them, let us see whether Check disk utility would make a way to boot windows succesfully or not.
If you've Windows Vista Operating System disc, then try running the check disk utility from Windows Recovery Environment.
1. Put the Windows Vista installation disc in the disc drive, and then start the computer.
2. Press a key when you are prompted.
3. Select a language, a time, a currency, a keyboard or an input method, and then click Next.
4. Click Repair your computer.
5. Click the operating system that you want to repair, and then click Next.
6. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, click Command Prompt.
7. Type the following command and press enter.
Once your machine has finished repairing the hard drive, type EXIT and press ENTER to restart your laptop.
You can also try typing the following command if Check disk fails to fix the issue. At the same command prompt, type fixboot and press enter.
For your information: If you've a Dell Laptop, then according to Dell, the error code 2000-0142 is a Drive Self Test failed error code. Visit the link below:http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/dsn/en/document?c=us&cs=19&dl=false&l=en&s=dhs&docid=14B3819735D6B40EE0401E0A55177ED2&doclang=en#HDD
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