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Good day.
Error code 0146 basically refers to a hard drive. This means your computer is not detecting properly your hard drive or your hard drive itself is defective.
Let's first isolate the problem. Go to your BIOS setup (Pressing F2 upon power on) and check if your hard drive is properly setup in your BIOS. Make some necessary adjustments and save setting.
Turn-off your pc and try to check the data cable and the power cable is properly connected to your hard drive. You may also try re-seating the data and power cables - remove first and then connecting it again to the hard drive. Loose cables may cause problems. Power on the pc.
If you still receive the same error, then you need to replace the hard drive with another one.
Good luck.

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