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"The DST log contains previous error(s)" is the exact definition of that code. Â It still means replace the hard drive.

Easy to replace is one issue. Getting one is another. If I am not mistaken then this laptop has a 2.5" 9.5mm high EIDE/PATA drive (standard in old laptops). Since these are now obsolete the availability of new drives seems to have taken a dive come 2011. And as a result the price is rising.

...PSA+ 2000-0146 DST Log...Fix PSA 1000-0147 PSA...x) Control Code = (x) Msg...for the error codes: 1000-0141 2000-0141...2000-0145 1000-0146 2000-0146...1000-0146 2000-0146 For instructions...for the error codes: 1000-0147 2000-0147...

Enceladus, This thread is 2 1/2 years old. Did you try lookinf HERE? Rick

Hi Rick! Thank you very much. I will stop trying to install XP. Maybe I'll find a way to have the hard disk fixed. Kindest regards Konrahel

Alright, do you think I'll be able to recover the data? I heard some people mention that if your HD shows up in the BIOS your data can be recovered.. To me it sounds somewhat illogical but I'm not sure.

Ok, I bought a case and restored the file system with checkdisk: It seems like I've successfully restored the data :D

...ran the Start DST Short Test and received the Error codes "1000-0146 Msg: Unit 0: IDE status failed. Status byte=64 ControlCode=1 Msg=No additonal sense information and 1000-0141 No drive detected". I cannot find my manufacture's...
7/12/2010  |  (Forums)

I just wanted to say, this was a very entertaining thread. To those that suggested the solution to this problem, I applaud you for your thoroughness and patience. :)

This is what appears when I try to install windowxp. I can't start my computer to do the things they suggest. It seems I would be able to get this screen off my computer some way or some how??? What do you think?

Remove the hard drive, mount it in the case, and attach it to a working system. See below for hardware manual and hard drive removal/install instructions. You will need to take ownership of the files you want to copy: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817349004

So there is no way possible I can fix this error without installing a new hard drive first?? This is just a spare laptop and it was working great and I don't really want to install a hard drive if at all possible!! Thanks for answering so quickly.

Remove the hard drive, mount it into a 2.5" USB 2.0 drive shell of the appropriate type (SATA or PATA/EIDE) and attach it to a working system. Copy your data files.

If you need to recover data, purchase a drive case such as the one below, and mount the drive in it. Attach it to a working system - you may be able to recover some or all of your data files.

Start by running an extended hard drive diagnostic - F12 at powerup. Boot to the Dell diagnostics from the menu, and let the quick tests run. Then boot to the full 32-bit diagnostic and run an extended hard drive test. If the drive fails, as is likely - you will need to replace it.

Yes. It is a bad hard drive. Replace with any new, 2.5" drive, 9.5 mm or shallower. Then reload everything. You will need a Windows disc - if you're in the US and don't have one, you can order one here: httpsupport.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/dellcare/en/backupcd_form

Thanks for the insight and reply. I finally got a new computer from ZT Systems with Windows 7. I also purchased a backup device called "Clickfree" automatic backup, that will back up files on several computers up to 320GB.

What would I use the external case for after I do this? I am asking, cause I am looking at some on Newegg and Amazon.com, and don't want to spend a fortune on something I only need one time.

You CANNOT boot this drive - it is FAILING. If there is data on the drive you need, REMOVE THE DRIVE, MOUNT IT in a 2.5" USB 2.0 EIDE external case as above, and attach it by USB to a working system. Take ownership of the files and copy them to the working system's hard drive.

You can do that, yes. What model system has the failing drive in it?

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