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jingall
Copper

Error code 1000-0146 and error code 0F00:0244

I got the dreaded blue screen today.  Problem: unmountable_boot_volume   After running diagnostics as directed by the support site, I received the aforementioned error codes.  So do I need a new hard drive, or what?  If so, any luck with recovery of information off of a hard drive.  (Save the "you should have backed up speeches"! ....Duh...now I have kicked myself enough already!)  I heard that you could buy a relatively inexpensive SATA 2.5 external something or other... and put your faulty drive into it and then try to recover information.  What gives...  I could really use my pictures and my i-Tunes library back!

thanks,

Jingall

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KirkD
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Re: Error code 1000-0146 and error code 0F00:0244

The hard drive has failed. You can try to boot from the installation disk and do an OS repair. This will not lose you data. If you do an OS reinstall, you will lose everything.

Even if you get a new drive (is it still under warranty?), you may not be able to recover the data using an external drive enclosure. If it's under warranty, you will be able to get a repalcement drive containing the OS. If not, you will need to buy a drive and install the OS from the install disk. Then buy the external drive enclosure (not expensive), install the old drive and try to recover your files. If it won't cooperate, some people have been successful by freezing the drive for a while, thawing and trying to recover. Using a commercial data recovery company to get your info off the drive will cost as much as a new computer.

You could Google on the problem to see if others have found other ways to try a repair.

 

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jingall
Copper

Re: Error code 1000-0146 and error code 0F00:0244

Thanks for the info.  Just to be sure I know what to do....I insert my installation disk with the unit off, then turn the unit on and boot up but look for "repair" and not reinstall, correct? I think it would be worth a try. 

husky0894
Platinum

Re: Error code 1000-0146 and error code 0F00:0244

This is a dangerous operation on a failing drive - be sure you've nothing on the drive you can't afford to lose before you try it.

Otherwise, remove the drive, mount it in an external case and attach it to a working system by USB and BACK UP what you can, before going further.

 

jingall
Copper

Re: Error code 1000-0146 and error code 0F00:0244

Ok, this is a question from the inexperienced.... I have another laptop sitting right beside the one that crashed.  This system is using Windows Vista, and the other system that crashed  is using Windows XP.  Can I attatch the failed drive to the working system via the external case and USB?  If so, how do I remove the hard drive from my failed system.  This is a job for my husband, since I am not mechanical at all.  He's the engineer Smiley Happy

thanks for the great info so far.

husky0894
Platinum

Re: Error code 1000-0146 and error code 0F00:0244

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

 

jingall
Copper

Re: Error code 1000-0146 and error code 0F00:0244

I have the Inspiron E1505.  It is a 2006 and is out of warranty.  It has a 60 GB 5400RPM SATA Hard drive in it.  What exactly do I need to buy at Radio Shack? (or equivalent online store?)

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KirkD
Diamond

Re: Error code 1000-0146 and error code 0F00:0244

Yes.

You may have to start by doing F12 at the Dell boot screen to set the dvd drive to boot first instead of the hard drive.

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DeniseChm
Bronze

Re: Error code 1000-0146 and error code 0F00:0244

I have this same problem. I am trying to reinstall Windows xp and the error message keeps stopping the process. I don't care if I lose my data, just want to get wndow's up and running. Any suggestions??

Thanks Denise

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ejn63
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Re: Error code 1000-0146 and error code 0F00:0244

If you haven't replaced the hard drive with a new one, do that FIRST, and THEN reinstall Windows - no sense building a new house on a cracked foundation.

 

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