Inspirion n4010 error code 0146 & format my full system.
I have Inspirion N40010 model. When i run diagnostic test i found error code 0146; how can i solve this error without changing my harddisk?
Also i want to know how can i format my full system (not only c drive)?
I tried to format my system through dvd which i maked by Dell data safe local backup but after the whole process i found that only c drive is formated. But i want to format whole system and make new partition. My system preloded with original windows 7 home basis.
Assuming you are running psa and have access to Dell 32 bit diagnostics, kindly run a custom test with extended / thorough test on the HDD to check for possible errors.
Whilst you could continue using the system with a HDD diagnosed with 0146 error, I would suggest you to backup all important data.
To format the entire HDD, you would need to use the OS media - Windows OS media and not the Dell factory image. During installation, you would need to perform a clean install and there would be an option to delete and format all available partitions.
Also, please click my DELL-username and write me a private conversation with the service tag and your Name for case records.