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I have a dell xps 1640 32bit. i cant format my system using the dvd/cd i recieved while purchase. i had it formatted once with the same cd. is it my dvd drive needs replacement? also i have a error 2000-0146. and i tried formatting via pendrive, but bootmgr missing errupts. help

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I'm curious as to why you had it done before and need to do again. Being as you had it done before, I guess you found out you need to have a backup of your files, because once you format the disk EVERYTHING is gone. If whoever you had do it before used the disk you provided, you know it is possible then. I also assume you know how to use the setup disk - depending on how you answer the questions that come up, you either get to a place where you can delete the files and format the disk, or to a place where you can reinstall and/or fix the current installation. If you do know how to use the setup disk, but cannot get to the part where it will delete/format, then your drive may be bad. I occasionally can make them work by carefully cleaning the glass "eye" in the tray (carefully) by using a cotton swab, and be careful not to leave any tiny fibers. If that does not work, your drive may be bad.

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  • Reggie23 Apr 16, 2011

    Error code 2000 - 0146 means that the hard drive went bad and for that re-installation of operating system will not push through contact dell technical support for the replacement of hard if the warranty is still active, If not they will charge you for the replacement of the Hard excluding the labor of the replacement , But if you can replace it on your own that would be great for you .. Good luck and have a great one

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