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HD not being detected

HD not readable at boot..first sector bad?..
media is write to undo? Dell error code 1344

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Sounds to me its a bad hard drive. Set it as slave and install it into another PC with enough empty hard drive space to copy all needed files. Try to observe also your hard drive if there's any clunking sounds and if it does any, eventually that drive of yours is just waiting the right time to give in.

Back up your files as soon as possible.

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Error code 2000-0141 no drive detected

That error code references a bad hard drive. If you still have warranty call Dell support line as that code means Dell will ship you a new hard drive.
Other options are much more complex like booting to a utility (you have to buy this) which will scan your hard drive sector by sector and try to repair bad blocks.

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I have a Dell Inspirion 8600. XP SP3 w/all of the latest MS updates. Got keyboard error message, rebooted and got blue screen related to keyboard error. rebooted, reset Boot menu to Dell factory default....

One bad lead can cause a computer to continue on a cycle or to shutdown or fail to detect/ boot up a computer hard drive

Test all leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions,IDE,SATA

the leads from your ((motherboard to your hard drive)) make sure they have a secure connection and are not faulty or just replace them there probably old and faulty
make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty even the electrical extensions or just replace them they are probably old and faulty a computer needs its connections to have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error
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Dell inspiron 1521 error code 2000-0146.. computer keeps freezing before it even loads up the window....

Hi eodnd119,

That's not a good error code. That is telling you your hard drive is bad.
You likely have a drive where sectors are going bad - sometimes they may be readable, sometimes not. But it's just a matter of time before the drive fails completely.
Replace the hard drive.

Good Luck,


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Have stop error 0x00000024 Did a system scan as directed by dell but everything passed. What else could be wrong? I have 10 gig of iTunes & important files not backed up :( How do fix this without...

This is a nasty error code and can be a pain to fix and recover your data. You get this error when your hard drive have bad sectors and/or you are missing NTFS boot files.

Try this for recovery and repair:

If you have the XP cd, insert it in your pc, boot up and go to the Console Recovery sections. Once in, type this at the command line:

chkdsk c: /p /r

This will check your hard drive and correct bad sectors AND recover any readable information from the bad sectors.

If you don't have the XP disk, you will need to take the hard drive out, connect it to another pc (desktop) as a second drive and run the check disk command.

Good luck,

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Error code 0244

Hi there.
Error Code 0F00:0244
"Msg Block 5*****4: Uncorrectable data error code or media is write protected"
Sorry to say the hard drive has failed or is corrupt with bad sectors, with these Dell drives there is no way of fixing them.
There maybe a possibility that you can recover your data if it still spins up and you add it to another computer as a slave device.

Good luck and thanks for using FixYa!!

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Boot Sector Error

Can you get it to boot without the BSOD? If the problem is intermittent, it's probably a flaky drive sector. If Windows will boot, you should be able to get Norton to make a good copy.

If it will no longer boot, the sector is probably corrupted. You can tell Norton to do a sector copy & ignore errors, but that may duplicate the problem.

You may want to try what's listed here:

Look under /FixMBR. You could ghost it to another drive, then try that.

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Error code 0F00:0244 please help

basically, this error means "uncorrectable data error or media is write protected " or hdd has to be replaced. dell can do that automatically if your under warranty.

the error means hdd has bad sectors already. chkdsk /r cannot fix that. but theres a chance of reinstalling os on the hdd. os reinstall process freezing up is a possibility though.

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This error code refers to "bad Sectors "on your harddrive ....and they cannot be accessed ......meaning your drive is probably toast or close to it .....there are HD diagnostics test you can download and run from the HD manufactuer....

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