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Please Help! : DST Short Test - 'Fail' - code 1000-0146???

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Carolyn_guarr, Feb 22, 2007.

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  1. Carolyn_guarr

    Carolyn_guarr Thread Starter

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    I keep getting an error code that says windows is unable to run, so I have tried to start it up in 'safe mode' and any other mode that it has given me an option to do, but I still keep getting the blue 'stop screen'. I can't get anywhere beyond that point.... When the computer first began the reboot, I hit the F12 key to run the diagnostics and the error code that I got was "DST Short Test - 'Fail' - code 1000-0146" "msg: Unit 2: DST Log contains previous error", but I can't get into the thing to try to figure out the problem, I'm frozen once that blue screen comes up-- I can't access the command prompt, or controls, or anything. I have not installed or uninstalled anything, so I don't know why it happened in the first place. I'm completely stumped...what should I do??? Please, please help...
     
  2. cmw2010

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    DST stands for Drive Self Test, if it fails the test it means your drive is failing.
     
  3. lefty1953

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    Just a quick search is pointing to a hard drive failing. Might check cables to the HD and see if they are loose. Have you moved the PC lately?
     
  4. Carolyn_guarr

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    Thank you for responding, I knew it was a drive test, but I didn't know what that code meant. I can't bypass that blue screen to access the system, is there anything that I can do?? When I ran the extended test on the same problem, it passed!! Doubly confused!! I have a Dell Inspiron 1150, I've never taken it apart and I'm apprehensive to do so.
     
  5. Carolyn_guarr

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    It's a laptop, wireless. I have a Dell Inspiron 1150. Is there anything else that I can check? I called Dell support and my warranty was expired, I told them what was wrong and they were going to charge me for a service call... plus a new hard drive if they couldn't fix it by phone, etc, etc. I felt that I was being given the run-around. I think that I could fix it, but I can't get past that blue screen--no start menu--nothing! Thank you!!
     
  6. cmw2010

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    When you get the Blue Stop Screen, what is the error code that you get?
     
  7. Carolyn_guarr

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    Hi, thanks for your response. code reads: STOP: 0x000000ED (0X82F937C8, 0XC0000006, 0X00000000,0X00000000)
    I've removed and and replaced the my hard drive (the same one), but still, no change. Time for a new hard drive, huh? Any tricks on how to recover any files?
     
  8. cmw2010

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    Do you have access to an actual Windows Cd? If so you can try to boot to the recovery console and run chkdsk /r. Hopefully you can get it to boot, backup what you need,then replace the drive.
     
  9. Carolyn_guarr

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    Yep, I tried. I used the windows back up that came with my computer. It didn't work. Thanks for your help.:D
     
  10. pueo68

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    My Inspiron 6000 had intermitent failures about six months ago, after my warranty expired.
    After a month of this, I opened the memory compartment (center panel underneath, two small retaining screws), and found a small foam pad in a tubular wrapping. This had fallen loose from the cover panel and flopping around on the printed circuit memory board, and likely causing momentary shorts in the circuitry whenever I moved the laptop. And I found a second one this afternoon in the same compartment. And by coincidence, my wireless connections have been sporadic lately. :D
     
  11. ritchyv

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    Carolyn, at the moment, im trying to fix my cousin's problem(same 1 as urs)...but i had that on my desktop afew months ago as well...what i did is that i reinstalled windows on my desktop, even if i lost everything, at least it works now...though the thing is, on my cousin's computer, i can't reinstall windows cuz she has no cd thing or dvd reader :S...
    But dont worry, it doesnt have to be open and working, it's gonna install...i suggest that if u really want it to work badly
     
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