Question about Dell Inspiron 6400 Notebook
An error 2000-146 means an IDE device failure. You can still try run a full format or even a low-level format to make the hard drive usable, but this would only extend the life of the drive for a little while. I have seen enough 146 hard drive errors in my 3 years at Dell to know that you can't trust this drive anymore to hold your data. The good thing is, hard drives are getting cheaper by the gigabyte. Check online for good prices on hard drives. Hope this helps.
Posted on May 23, 2011
Testimonial: "Thank you very much, this helps a great deal :D Now I know what I got to do, which although mightily sucks lol at least I can prepare :D"
My recommendation is to format your computer and reinstall the operating system, which is Vista the most problematic operating system I ever work. If you want to save your data. Download Ubuntu, burn the image to a CD or DVD. Boot your computer from the CD or DVD with Ubuntu. You will have access to your hard drive and copy your data to a pen drive or any other media.
If you want to check your hard drive. The majority of hard drive manufacturer have check programs to verify your hard drive for errors, just check the brand of your hard drive and go to the website to download the program.
But for me is your operating system is mess up.
Posted on May 23, 2011
Testimonial: "Much appreciated, although the programs have already indicated the problem...but yeah I know I need to upgrade my operating system as well :) Thanks! "
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