Computer died couple of weeks ago. Got a new one (from BBuy, where I got the one that died, and the one before that!) The guy said he thought my hard drive might be OK. I still have the old computer. Is it possible to (a) bring the old computer in and have the Geeks take out the hard drive and put it in my new computer, (b) TRake the old one out of the old computer and bring it it to transfer onto something I can put into the new computer? Maybe pick out the stuff I need from the old one and put it on a portable storager unit or something? (c) some btter idea you have?
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that is a dead hard drive. Im sorry. 2000-0146 means that the hard drive has failed its "self test" and is telling the computer it has a malfunction. *sometimes* the drive can be used with the malfunction just long enough to get your data, and sometimes it dies instantly: it depends on *what* the malfunction is, but in any case, the news is bad. Your drive is dying or dead and it must be replaced.
First - re-seat the hard disk and reboot the computer. If the computer does not boot up then reboot and go into the BIOS configuration to see if the BIOS detects the hard drive. If it doesn't detect the hard drive then it could be faulty. Then the hard drive needs to be replaced in the computer/laptop, Windows installed and the computer or laptop's device drivers plus your programs etc. to get a functioning computer/laptop again.
I would try to power off the machine completely and hold a key down on the keyboard and power on the computer while still holding down one key. Keep holding it (it might make an irritating beep sound, that is expected) . This is one trick that will almost always force a computer to go into the BIOS. I might also check that the power to the Hard drive was not accidentaly unplugged as I see the CD-ROM drive was recognized, but I do not see a hard drive which means a couple of things, either the hard drive died or it has no connection to either the power or data cable. Check these and see if your computer will boot.
Is the computer booting up at all, in any form, any displays at all?? A dead hard drive will not cause a dead bios or dead battery or if it did, it would be strangest dead hard drive I ever saw and I have seen a couple of strange ones. According to the Acer website, I would need your serial # to find out specific information about your system, so I will just give you the website and you can stick the serial number into the box and see for for yourself what you have. This link may not work because it is a https ( secured ) website and I don't know if our system works with those, either way I will give the URL also. https://secure3.tx.acer.com/FindSystem/FindSystem.aspx?title=Information%20About%20Your%20System
sorry, wish i could help you out, however i dont have any experience with computers what so ever, try resubmitting your request to one of the other experts i am sure one of them will be able to help you.
get simple windows xp you just have to format deep with emachines as ntfs ive ran windows complete programs on emachines with out a problem and created straight recovery disk simple to be ran in windows safemode
now your hard drive
depending on which brand hard drive you have there is a couple out there that have data compression problems over 80 gig these harddrives over 80 gig have a crash ratio of 8 to 1 sea gate about 2 years ago had this problem dont know if they corrected it yet
quite possible your hard drive did not die at all but the power supply just didnt have the juice to push it check hdd by another source of power