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Disk Issues Error Code: 2000-0142 Validation Code: 44668 Few days back my computer was attacked by a virus from which i successfully recovered and removed it from my system. But now after some days have passed, it has started causing problems and issues and the one which is most troubling is my hard drive issue. I tried to solve my problem from the Dell Support by entering the error and validation code. The issue is: My windows are not staring instead it takes me to the repair screen which continues to run for hours but never ends. Actually there's very important data in my hard drive but according to the Dell Support(website) I should change my Hard Disk ASAP. Now I want to ask you what should I do to get my data back and then change the hard drive because I could not enter into the Windows and always taken to the repair process automatically?

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Take the drive out and attach it to another computer and see if you can read the files that are on it. Then you can get your data and format the drive and start over.

Posted on Mar 24, 2014

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    sh_abbi160 Mar 25, 2014

    and what if it doesn't work..?

  • Brad Brown Mar 25, 2014

    Then you are talking about some serious money for data recovery services.

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If the system is older,you may be limited by the BIOS. Many old systems do not recognize a partition with Windows.
Have you run fdisk for the format and partition setup?
Did you check the BIOS at startup? Make sure it recognizes the drive in BIOS and sees the partition. Hit F2 on bootup.
If it sees the drive, use a boot disk and run fdisk. Check the parameters and then run the install again.

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