The secondary drive which is ok was originally in this tower as primary, so I would think it has win7 home premium still on it. When I change the boot sequence to boot there first I get the same black screen loop so I am now attempting to clear the CMOS log by removing the CMOS battery.
I'm experiencing an terrible issue since a year or so, Wich consists of computer freezing with sound buzzing while playing any game, and all I can do is just do a Forced Shutdown with the Turn On/Off Button. neither will Ctrl + Alt + Del nor Alt + Tab let me close the game.(Forums)
If Diagnostics Pass follow the instructions in A Clean Install of Windows 7 page 9. This will instruct you how to download and create media and to reinstall Windows 7. If they fail post the error code e.g. 2000-0146 or 2000-0142. As mentioned it is suspect of a failing hard drive.
Error code 2000-0146 indicates a failed or failing hard drive. If you are getting the same error code on running the diagnostics even after re-seating the hard drive, please consider replacing the hard drive as Bev said. Does the computer have an active warranty?
Error code 2000-0146 indicates a problem with the hard drive. We can try reseating the power and data cables of the hard drive, and then try running the diagnostics again. If the diagnostics result in same error, the hard drive needs to be replaced. Please visit http://dell.
Everything else is passing and the error codei s 2000-0146 my bad
Those drivers do exist, however. They're in the Dell Recovery partition, and a driver install function for the device that searches the "C" drive will pick them up and install them. That's how I've handled it in the past.(Forums)
Error code 2000: 0146 may imply a possible 'hard drive' failure. I would suggest you to backup your important data if you are able to boot into the OS. For more decisive results, I recommend you to run a 'Custom Test' on the 'Hard Drive'.
Basically two days ago my laptop just randomly slowed down, like to a stand still. Convinced it was malware/viruses I proceeded to try and clean it. I say try because it was that slow that it took me 8 hours (I know as I went to bed, lol) to run 52% of a virus a scan and the computer just froze.(Forums)
I use the Window 8 Flashed USB to boot the system. The process successfully started. After few minutes It shows the page of my current partition including the recovery drive. I decided to delete all the current partition(including the recovery drive) and recreate the new partition.7/26/2014 | (Forums)
My original HDD (Seagate ST9250421ASG) was failing, getting blue screens, freezing up, etc. I finally got it to run long enough to run the interactive “Quick Scan” diagnostic on Dell’s website.8/5/2014 | (Forums)
My 4 year old M6400 no longer boots in Windows7 under any mode and none of the usual recovery options worked. When I run the Diagnostics at boot, I get an error code 2000-0146 Does this mean my hard drive is dead? What is an appropriate replacement? Thanks5/31/2014 | (Forums)
Yesterday I installed a program called omnimo and Rainmaker (or something similar) that allowed me to try out what windows 8 looks like. Sort of a test drive for OS's.6/7/2014 | (Forums)
Computer is asking for disk/volume C to be checked for consistency each time I boot up. Volume C is dirty when use cmd prompt and type 'fsutil dirty query C:' The Dell diagnostic gives error code 2000-0146 which I've been told is my hard drive starting to fail.6/1/2014 | (Forums)
System: Dell Studio 1555 [Core 2 Duo T 6500, Win 7 Home Prem 64 bit, WLED 1600*900 Truelife, 4GB DDR2 SDRAM, 500GB SATA, 512MB ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570] Purchased: Aug 2009 (Out of warranty now) 2011 Apr 25: Does not boot. Boots with Fn+Power.5/24/2014 | (Forums)
Error code 2000-0146 from the DST Short Test. The Drive also failed to perform the confidence test properly e.g. Error Code 0F00:1348. Msg:DISK Block 66381323: Drive aborted the command, update firmware (same for DISK Block 69322993).5/21/2014 | (Forums)
I bought an M15x in 2010, and recently I've been seeing some bad sectors on the hard drive that came with it. Chkdsk was able to prolong the life a little, but today, it finally died.5/27/2014 | (Forums)
I'VE TRIED LOADING ALL THE OPTIONS LIKE SAFE NETWORKING AND LAST GOOD PLACE WITH NO LUCK, I'VE TRIED USING MY ORIGINAL CDs TO BOOT UP WITH NO LUCK LIKE THERE NO EVEN IN THE MACHINE. I CANT RESTORE TO FACORY SETTINGS BECAUSE I CANT GET ANY PAGE TO OPEN11/18/2013 | (Forums)
Recently, on running the Dell Diagnostics, it shows that the Hard Drive [Samsung HM500JJ] has failed the 'Targeted Read Test'. More recently, when I run the Custom Scan on the Hard Drive, the system crashes and restarts.11/14/2013 | (Forums)
PC no longer boot up and I didnt back up or create recovery disk, when i perform the diagnostic it shows me error code 2000-0146, tried many things. -I tried to restore settings by load defaults but it did no allowed to select "yes" to change. -I changed to ATA ' -I use an other cd to boot and pass12/17/2013 | (Forums)