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SMART failure possible hard drive

I was using my computer when it just shut down. Now all I have is the BIOS screen (Dell Inspiron 1000) that tells me that there was a possible hard drive failure and that I should do a back-up asap. I dont know how to do a back-up in BIOS. Can you help?

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Re: SMART failure possible hard drive

U cant best bet pull it out get pcmia mini hard driver ready on ebay 5 bucks plugs your labtop drive in big computer then u can pull info off it install new driver go get one at best buy u will need to reboot xp on it redo all that

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1000-0143 Dell error

This error code is related to " Drive Smart read command failed."


Remove and reinstall the Hard Drive for the error codes:
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  • 2000-0142
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  • 2000-0143
  • 1000-0144
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  • 2000-0145
  • 1000-0146
  • 2000-0146
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Please see the Service manual for instructions on how to remove and replace the Hard Drive. Be sure to remove and reinstall the cables for the hard drive if you are on a Desktop Computer.
After reinstalling the hard drive re-run the diagnostics if you receive the same error code Contact Us.
Run the Drive Self Test (DST) from the Utility Partition also known as the 32 bit diagnostics to determine if the previous error has been corrected. If the DST from the Utility Partition does not indicate a failure of the drive, we consider the error to have been corrected and the drive does not need to be replaced.
  • 1000-0146
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I have a Dell Vostro 1000 error code 0146. I think it's a hard drive failure. Is my hard drive shot and what can I do?


Based on Dell Pre-Boot System Assessment (PSA) Diagnostics and Error Codes For Dell Computers - KB Article - 300428, 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. =)

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Blue screen flashes when computer starts up it says UNMOUNTABLE____BOOT-_____VOLUME

thats a hard drive problem you have to take the hard drive to a tech to recover the data by doing a dirty installation and then you have to replace the hard drive becoz it might give you a smart error and you will not be able to recover anything

Oct 27, 2010 | Dell Inspiron 1000 Notebook

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Dell Inspiron 600 - trying to reload, but not

You might need to go into the computer's BIOS and see if it's set to boot from a bootable CD or USB device. If it's set to only boot from the hard drive, it won't even look at other drives. Different computers use different ways to access the BIOS: you might try pressing the F12 key when the boot logo appears. Check your owner's documentation - it should tell you the procedure for your computer.

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My dell inspiron 1000 will not boot without a password and i have no clue what it is and the backdoor passwords didn't work

Dell Laptop with bios or hard drive password set ? Unlock your dell laptop using the link below if it display a message that says "this computer system is protected by a password authentication system, you cannot access the data on this computer without the primary or administrator password, when you turn on the computer. This message is what you get if the BIOS is protected by a password. or you get system disabled

Go to: to get your dell bios password authentication and get full access to your dell computer, they can unlock almost all dell laptop such as dell inspiron, xps, latitude, precision, studio, vostro

Nov 29, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 1000 Notebook

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Possible water or hard drive damage to Dell Inspiron 1000 Laptop

its fryed the GPU, sorry it won't work anymore, unless a miracle happens. If it was off and you left it off until it completely dried out (6-7 days) it would of still worked.

Sep 27, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 1000 Notebook

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Dell 1000 Inspiron won't get past start up screen, frozen

Had this exact problem on the same model (Dell Inspiron 1000) laptop. Solution was simple: remove battery, problem goes away. I guess the battery was so far gone it was hanging the BIOS on startup.

Sep 17, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 1000 Notebook

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Dell Inspiron 1000 will not boot up.


The symptoms you described are normally common motherboard failure signs.

Try removing the ram and hard drive from the computer and then try booting the computer.

Oct 28, 2008 | Dell Inspiron 1000 Notebook

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My dell inspiron 1000

Can you see the Dell splash screen after turning it on at least? Check first your hard drive by doing diagnostics. Hit F12 for the diagnostics options to test its functionality. If everything passes, then there is still a way to recover the files. Are there any files on your computer that needs to be backed up? You need to consider this before doing the restoration options.

Sep 26, 2008 | Dell Inspiron 1000 Notebook

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My Laptop Dell Inspiron

Check the disc for scratches, this could be a bad disc. However, I'm leaning towards another issue besides the hard drive being bad. Tell me what initially happened to make you buy a new hard drive. Hard drives aren't effected by the heat produced by the machine, so tell me what made you think it was heat that caused the hard drive failure.

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