My machine kept hanging while booting and never made it to C. The new Hard drive was a 250GB WD Scorpion blue WD2500BEVT Logged Allan ModeratorMastermind Thanked: 1155 Experience: Guru OS: Windows 7 Re: Hard disk problem « Reply #1 on: June 20, Unfortunately, a lot of the "technicians" on such support lines are working from scripts, and really have no great depth of knowledge. Msg code: 2000-0142 Hard drive 1. my review here
markwalk, Dec 28, 2008 #1 Sponsor Mumbodog Joined: Oct 3, 2007 Messages: 7,891 Error Code 0142 (Msg: 2000-0142 / Msg: HD1 Status: 79) It means "Drive Self Test failed" this Select boot from CD/DVD drive For me windows loaded some files and gave me an option to either install windows or repair. Laucnh windows 7. As Mumbodog suggested, I asked for them to install the OS and they did it.
Forum New Posts FAQ Calendar Community Groups Albums Member List Forum Actions Mark Forums Read Quick Links Today's Posts View Site Leaders What's New? To learn all commands type the word help and press enter. Moreover, Dell informed that the error code signified that the Hard Drive had crashed and had to be replaced, and support would be provided at cost.
Before posting on our computer help forum, you must register. Stay logged in Sign up now! All rights reserved. © Copyright 1997-2013 Charles M. Hard Drive Error Code 0142 Repair Tip Insert your OS disk into your cd/dvd drive As the machine boots up - it should have an option to hit F2 or F12 Hit the F12 key This will give
This is what I did after piecing together snippets of info from multiple websites and hours of frustration. Dell Hard Drive Error Code 0142 Status 79 http://support.dell.com/support/topi...ED2&doclang=en This has worked out for myself and i do hope it works for you. Message to end users Please direct questions seeking support to the following subreddits: r/techsupport r/24hoursupport You will have a lot better chance of getting your question answered, as this subreddit is http://www.pcguide.com/vb/showthread.php?69036-Dell-Error-Code-2000-0142 Thread Status: Not open for further replies.
Replacing RAM is extremely easy and only requires some rudimentary cautions (which we can help you with) and probably no tools. Hard Drive 0 Self Test Unsuccessful Status 7 You will need to determine the type and value of the ram module to be replaced. If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started. Technician Resources ISO Index ISO Index Post Technician Websites The Fix List Technibble Bleeping Computer Ticketing/Help Desk Software Spiceworks ConnectWise ServiceDesk Plus Footprints Request Tracker RepairShopr IT Training Professor Messer CCNA
Just hangs there. (Next message…coming) 3rd. https://www.reddit.com/r/computertechs/comments/1q5tpp/i_ran_diagnostic_on_my_dell_pc_got_error_code/ Self Test unsuccessful. Dell Diagnostics Error Code 0142 Status 79 How easy is it to reach? Dell Error Code 0142 Status Byte 79 The Blue Screen came up with : error code : 0142 message error code : 2000-0142 message : harddrive 1 - self test unsuccessful = status 79 Another diagnostic message UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME
Join Date Dec 2011 Posts 1 Big thanks to "dad rules ok". this page Advertisement markwalk Thread Starter Joined: Apr 9, 2008 Messages: 17 Good afternoon, I'm having a problem as follows: My Inspiron 1525 laptop isn't booting, since yesterday. I can get around replacing hdds, ram or fans, but that is about my limit. You need to know if this was for the hard drive or the Optical Drive, the Dell diagnostics test both, so it could mean there was no data cd/dvd in the Error Code 0142 Status 49
Then I tried loading it in Safety Mode, but the very same thing happened. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../bb491051.aspx Reply With Quote Page 1 of 2 12 Last Jump to page: Quick Navigation Storage Top Site Areas Settings Private Messages Subscriptions Who's Online Search Forums Forums Home Forums Forum Thanks in advance. http://dssoundware.com/error-code/error-0142-fix.php Share this post Link to post Share on other sites teito_klein Â Â New Member Members 2 posts ID: 14 Â Posted February 14, 2010 the best way to handle that error
Reply With Quote 03-27-2009,03:37 AM #4 Paul Komski View Profile View Forum Posts View Blog Entries Visit Homepage View Articles Chicken-head-eating GeekModerator Join Date Oct 2001 Location N of the S Dell Error Code 0142 Fix No, create an account now. A memory test is quick and easy and will answer that question.
Use your arrow keys and choose Hard Drive Diagnostics (to test your hard drive) If you get an error call dell with that error code cause the drive would be failing.3. I selected repair I was then asked for the admin password -- typed it in. There are a few great utilities that excel here should that be the need. Error Code 2000-0142 Status 7 The bad thing though is you have to spend another 3 hours on the phone convincing the idiots that it is bad again.
Reply With Quote 03-20-2012,02:48 PM #19 linda8055 View Profile View Forum Posts View Blog Entries View Articles New Member - Welcome! After trawling through countless forums and numerous google combinations seeking info on this issue, no one seemed to be able to offer a solution to get the machine operational to be http://support.dell.com/support/topi...ED2&doclang=en This has worked out for myself and i do hope it works for you. useful reference D & E return the error I mentioned.
A recent hardware or software change might be the cause.If windows files have been damaged or configured incorrectly, Startup Repair can help diagnose and fix the problem.When I "Launch Startup Repair" HDDs don't like being jolted and because they contain electric motors they also don't like fluctuations in their power supply. Status 79."I'm just curious.Thank you! The old one, I am sure died.
The time now is 11:31 PM. Reply With Quote 03-27-2009,12:43 AM #3 duskfall View Profile View Forum Posts View Blog Entries View Articles Neophyte Geek Join Date Mar 2009 Posts 2 Thank you for the info! Also, what would make me lose the RAM? Reply With Quote 03-03-2011,01:12 PM #10 Contrarian007 View Profile View Forum Posts View Blog Entries View Articles New Member - Welcome!