I get the error code 2000-0146 only when i run the f12 diagnostic
I get the error code 2000-0146 only when i run the diagnostics (F12). other wise my laptop boots just fine and hard drive passes all the dell pc check-up such as funnel seek test,hard drive random seek test,smart status test and displays no issues.What do I conclude ?
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The 2000-0146 error code indicates a read/write failure of the hard drive. There is at least 1 sector that is failing on the drive. While it is working at the moment, the drive is failing and will over time degrade and eventually fail completely. Backup any important data, then replace the drive.
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The dells i use to work on had built in diagnostics, you could try pressing F12 to see if yours has this its called ePSA diagnostic tool, you press F12 when the dell splash screen appears then use arrow to scroll down to highlight diagnostics. It takes about 4 minutes to run. Hope it helps.
Does the computer boot into Windows? If not it appears there is an issue with your hard drive. When you turn on the machine, try to get into the diagnostics mode of the computer (F12) and then select BIOS Diagnostics. From there run the tests to see if the hard drive is bad. From there you might have to get a new one.
Using the F12 Diagnostics
* Reboot and press F12 to enter the Boot Menu
* When the boot device list appears, highlight Diagnostics and press Enter
* The computer begins to run the Pre-boot System Assessment, a series of embedded diagnostics that perform initial testing on your system board, keyboard, hard drive, and display
* If the Pre-boot System Assessment completes successfully, you receive the message Booting Dell Diagnostic Utility Partition
* Press any key to continue
* Press any key to start the Dell Diagnostics from the Diagnostics utility partition on your hard drive
* After the Dell Diagnostics loads and the Main Menu screen appears, click the button for the option you want to run -
Express Test = Performs a quick test of devices. The test typically takes 10 to 20 minutes and requires no interaction on your part
Extended Test = Performs a thorough check of devices. The test typically takes 1 hour or more and requires you to answer questions periodically
Custom Test = Tests a specific device. You can customize the tests to be run
Symptom Tree = Allows you to select tests based on a symptom of the problem you are experiencing
* When you have finished running a test, close the screen to return to the Main Menu screen. To exit the Dell Diagnostics and reboot the computer, close the Main Menu screen
Initiate diagnostics first to isolate the problem. go to boot menu by pressing F12 during the Dell Logo Screen then choose diagnostics. If theres no error code from the process that means you need to reinstall OS
run firs the diagnostics either from the boot menu on F12 utility partition or using the dell utility disc.
when you power on laptop then you tap on F12 upon seeing dell logo it will bring you to the boot menu. select utility partition or dell diagnostics if you have one. then run the test for system and custom test for the hard drive. if you get error code replace hard drive.