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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.
If you need further help, let me know.
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Posted on Oct 06, 2010
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