i wanted to install windows xp but it show messeges after diagnosing the code error is 0146 and 0148 i have dell inspiron 1525 , when i try to reinstall the os the dell media centre dvd is not working , after that i run the diagunes test i recevied the errors
error code 0148
hard optical deive 0 incorrect status 1A error
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Re: to solve code error 0146 and 0148
Hi there. 0146 error is DST Log contains previous error(s). 0148 error is IDE ERROR: status (x) (s)
This could be a problem with the BIOS, restart the PC and hit F2 as it starts up, this will take you into the bios, reset the bios to default setting, press F10, save and exit the bios, the PC will restart so perform another check and see if the same error code return.
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Try an XP repair: Boot with the Win XP install CD-ROM, it loads a minimal operating system, similar to DOS, but compatible with Win XP. At the first screen you select install Win XP (not Recovery Console) and at the next screen it will find that you already have Win XP and offer to attempt a repair. This repair should not touch your Applications or data; it just reinstalls the Windows files. This is great because when it works you don't need to reinstall all your software.
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THERE ARE NUMBER OF METHODS BUT FOR YOU THESE 2 METHODS ARE GOOD
TRY SYSTEM RESTORE.
2.1) LAUNCH WINDOWS TASK MANAGER.
2.2) End wgatray.exe Process In Task Manager.
2.3) Restart System In Safe Mode.
2.4) Delete wgatray.exe from c:\Windows\System32.
2.5) Delete wgatray.exe from c:\Windows\System32\dllcache.
2.6) Launch RegEdit.
2.7) Browse the following key HKEY_LOCALMACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWSNT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Notify.
2.8) Delete The Folder "WgaLogon" and all of its component.
2.9 ) Reboot System.
3.0) BE HAPPY NOW.... AND NEVER EVER INSTALL WINDOWS GENUINE
ADVANTAGE NOTIFICATION IN WINDOWS UPDATE OTHERWISE YOU HAVE TO REPEAT
THE DAMN PROCESS AGAIN.
IN ORDER TO THAT FOLLOW THIS
START--> CONTROL PANEL--> AUTOMATIC UPDATES --> CHOOSE THE OPTION """"""""""""Notify me but don't automatically download or install them"""""""""""
When u use this option whenver your system detects any new WINDOWS
UPDATE choose the updates which u want to install... DONT INSTALL
WINDOWS XP SERVICE PACK --3.
Both of these are hard drive errors. Error 0146 is a failed hard drive or bad drive sector, and 0148 is that thew machine is no longer detecting the hard drive. Basically, your hard drive has failed and will need replaced. Replace the hard drive and you will be set. The best place I've found to buy hard drives is at pricewatch.com, they have the best prices on the market.