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Error code 0142

Won't boot up windows except in safe

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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

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SOURCE: ran a pre boot system assesment n hard drive DST

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

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SOURCE: error 2000-0142

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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

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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.

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SOURCE: My Dell Latitude D630 won't boot up - it does not

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.

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SOURCE: Dell inspiron wont boot windows..I have ran a pre

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.

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Error code 0142


This error code represents a failed hard drive. It will need to be replaced. You can order a hard drive from the Dell Spare Parts Department by calling 1-877-717-3355 in the US. You can also go to you local computer shop to purchase a hard drive.

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Oct 13, 2013 | Dell Inspiron 6400 Notebook

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CHKDSK /r fails to complete to resolve Hard Drive Error 2000-0142 / 2000-0146

This is a regular problem on Win XP computers. They are old so the hard drive is also old. You may need to do a reinstall of your operating system. But you could try running RKill first it is a rootkit killer. This may find the problem in your software, but don't hold your breath, With chkdsk failing it is a reliable indicator of a physical failure on the hard disk. You need to consider that a hard disk is metal plates spinning very fast and while they are designed to take some knocks, over time a laptop takes more knocks than you would expect. The plain truth is, stuff breaks and need s replacing.

May 01, 2013 | Dell Latitude E6500 Laptop

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How to fix error code 2000-0142

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.
Chkdsk /r

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:

hope 2 help

Jun 18, 2012 | Dell Inspiron 1525 Laptop

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Error code 0142 message error code 2000-0142

My computer did boot up to the desktop, but was completely unresponsive from there when trying to open anything. I ran a system diagnostics and got this error with the status byte of 70. I rebooted into Safe Mode and was then able to open files. I backed up my stuff to a flash drive and then ran Error-Checking in the HD Properties which runs the CHKDSK function the next time the computer is rebooted. That found 2 bad file clusters and repaired them. One was a file called Windows.edb, which does the hard drive search indexing for Windows and was most likely my problem with the lockups. The other was a Napinsp.dll file. After these were fixed and the computer was rebooted, everything worked normally.
This HD is only 9 months old, but if this happens again, I'll replace it again.

Apr 21, 2012 | Dell Inspiron 6400 Notebook

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Dell inspiron 1545 Laptop computer is getting BSOD on boot, when first ran diagnostics got error: Hard Drive - DST Test Results - Fail Error Code 2000-0142 Msg Hard Drive 0 - self test unsuccessful status...

The error indicates that there's a hard drive issue. If it just happened after the hard disk is reinstalled, remove it and reinstall it. It could be a problem caused by loose connection or improper connections. If the same problem repeats, install the hard drive on another system (to verify whether it works on another machine or not and to confirm it still works). If it doesn't work on another computer/system then your only option to run the system is replacing the hard disk. If it works on another computer or if it's detected on another system, then there could be problem with the hard disk, eg. Corrupt Partition, Windows Corrupt etc....
First of all, try booting into Safe Mode. You have to press F8 during the startup to go into Advanced Boot Options. Once you are in the Windows Advanced Boot Options, select Safe Mode using the up and down arrow keys on your keyboard. If it still doesn't work, it's the hard disk issue. Try with another Hard Disk.
But if in case you can boot into safe mode, check the Hard Disk for errors. In other words, run Windows Checkdisk utility. Hope this helps.
Let me know if you need further help.
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Oct 10, 2011 | Dell Inspiron 1545 Notebook

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My laptop is inable to get past the microsoft loading page. I ran the test and got the error code: 0142. Msg error 2000-0142. Meaning there is a problem with the hard drive. I took out the hard drive and...

2000-0142 is an UNREPAIRABLE hard drive failure.
IF you can boot to windows, do so and copy any important data to a CD, DVD or external drive before it completely fails (If system will not boot in normal mode, try safe mode (F8 at boot)
If you cannot boot to windows, then you may be able to get a replacement HDD, install windows and drivers on it, then using a USB HDD adapter, see if you can find your data on the old drive.
Regardless, the only way to fix the computer is to replace the drive, there is no tool that will REPAIR a 200-0142 error on a hard drive, only replacement.

Jul 02, 2011 | Dell Inspiron 1545 Notebook

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Dell Inspiron 9100 running XP boots up but then won't work. Diagnostics results in the fololowing: --DST Short Stats Test-- Test Results: Faill Error Code: 1000-0142 Msg: Unit 4: Drive Self Test...

Hard drive has bad sectors. Before your replace your hard drive when getting this error, try this- Boot from a Windows XP CD and choose Repair at the first prompt to get the recovery console. Type "chkdsk c: /p/r" at the prompt. Repeat until there are no errors found. Exit and reboot. It worked for me.

Jun 14, 2011 | Dell Inspiron 9300 Notebook

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I did a diagnostic check and every thing past except hard drive, error code 0142, what does this mean and how do i fix. thanks


Based on
Dell Pre-Boot System Assessment (PSA) Diagnostics and Error Codes For Dell Computers - KB Article - 30042,
it is a Hard Drive failure, and you need to replace the Hard Drive.

I suggest to try reinstall windows first before you replace the Hard Drive.

Hope it helps you.

Apr 17, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Dell inspiron wont boot windows..I have ran a pre boot system assessment build 4118... I am getting the error code 0142. msg error code 2000- 0142 please help

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.

Jan 27, 2011 | Dell Computers & Internet

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My windows xp wont boot up past the win logo and has an error code 2000-0142? diagosics error code 0f00:0432,seek test;fail

I have the same error message. It just won't load when you select a profile after booting up. It will boot up in Safe Mode.

Apr 04, 2010 | Microsoft MS Windows XP Professional SP2

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