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Problem with Failure on internal hard drive

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by jolly1808, Sep 24, 2006.

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  1. jolly1808

    jolly1808 Thread Starter

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    hi there, thanks alot for reading this, this is my problem,

    the pc = Dell latitude D610
    Windows XP home
    intel centrino

    the problem =
    when i boot the pc i get an error message saying "read failure on internal hard drive" it then gives me the options to enter setup or to re-boot.

    i run the dell diagnostics from the system setup and get this.

    error detected on "start DST short test"
    error code: 1000-0146
    Msg: 0: IDE status failed, stats byte: 64 control code = 1 Msg: No additional Sense Infoormation.

    also, at the end of the diagnostic it says
    Test result = fail
    error code = 1000-0141
    Msg: No drive detected.

    ok, thanks for any help/addvice you can give me.
    jolly1808
     
  2. DaveBurnett

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    Take the disk out, check that the adapter is on properly and refit it.
    If that doesn't solve the problem then you either have a faulty disk, or the controller on the motherboard is faulty (less likely).
    You can get an adapter to try the disk in a desktop machine as a slave.
     
  3. ozrom1e

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    I would suggest getting an adapter from your local computer store and making this drive a slave drive in a desktop computer and if successful at that time make a backup of all of your important data right away, do not wait until later usually later means you will not get the data.

    Then put the hard drive back in the laptop and try using the recovery disks to re-install back to when you purchased it. If this does not work then I would suggest purchasing a new hard drive possibly of larger capacity from the manufacturer of the computer.
     
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