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bigdinz
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error code 1000-0142

I know my hd just went out but I was wondering if anyone knew what this fail code is.
 
I ran the dell troubleshooting disk and the following came up
 
DST SHORT STATUS TEST--FAIL
ERROR CODE 1000-0142
 
ALSO
MSG:UNIT4: DRIVE SELF TEST FAIL
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ejn63
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Re: error code 1000-0142

Hard drive has bad sectors - needs to be replaced.
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bigdinz
Bronze

Re: error code 1000-0142

Yep, thought so.  I'm already looking!

 

Thanks for the reply's!!!

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Re: error code 1000-0142

i have same prob is there a way and how to disable it till i can afford to buy a new one ty for help
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mondoswank
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Re: error code 1000-0142

Before your replace your hard drive when getting this error, try this- Boot from a Windows XP CD and choose Repair at the first prompt to get the recovery console. Type "chkdsk c: /p/r" at the prompt. Repeat until there are no errors found. Exit and reboot. It worked for me.
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alezius
Copper

Re: error code 1000-0142

I failed to boot from CD as well

 

It reads: Error loading operating system.

 

It tried to connect my SATA hard disk externally to a PC, it reads Malfunction and failed to install the harddisk.

 

any help? i didnt back up my docs

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Mattymatt13
Copper

Re: error code 1000-0142

Mondoswank,

 

Dude, you rock.  That worked for me also.

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Kelos
Copper

Re: error code 1000-0142

Ah thanks your solution really worked quite well. Can u also help in bypassing the admin password: I used the "administrator" is not working. I logged in using a guest then open C:/WINNT/CONFIG/SAM I tried to delete the SAM file. It cannot be deleted I tried to go to User Account from that window only the Guest account does appear. Since I could have tried to reset it from that. OS is Windows XP (TM)
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Praveenbala
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Re: error code 1000-0142

Hello,

 

 

   Bypassing the administrator password will not work in windows xp rather i know how to bypass it in vista or win7. According to me the administrator password in win xp cannot be bypassed. Can u please make me clear the administrator account which u r taking abt has it been listed when u boot the comp in safe mode option. If u needed files to be backed up from the os drive it's simple it can solved by doing a parallel installation with the os disk.

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gtriano2
Copper

Re: error code 1000-0142

Fantastic. I ran the checkdisk twice and the problem was solved. Thanks!

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