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August 27th, 2012 11:00

Hard Drive Failed during diagnostic. Error Code 2000-0142

Dear forum / Dell support guru's,

Please help. I have just run a diagnostic on my broken Inspiron and have the following error message:

 

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Error Code 2000-0142

Validation 27607

Msg: Hard Drive 0 –
S/N WD-WX61E41CHS37, self test unsuccessful. Status = 7


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** Hard Drive 0 – DST
Short Test **

Test Results : Fail

Error Code 2000-0142

Validation 27607

Msg: Hard Drive 0 –
S/N WD-WX61E41CHS37, self test unsuccessful. Status = 7

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October 8th, 2013 03:00

Hi krystallynn2891,

Depending on the warranty status we can help you further, please use the link below to check the warranty status.

http://dell.to/1eoF12E

Please punch in the system service tag or express service code. In case your system warranty has expired please contact the Out of Warranty department 1-800-288-4410 (U.S.Customer only). In case your system is under warranty please send me the system service tag or express service code through a private chat, so that I can help you further.

Click on my username select start a private conversation and send me the details.

August 27th, 2012 11:00

All,

A PSA/ePSA diagnostic code of 2000-0142 indicates the the HDD (hard disk drive) Self Test was unsuccessful. It could be the HDD, HDD cable, or connector on the motherboard. Open the system, reseat the HDD and HDD cable. Run the PSA/ePSA test again. If you get the same error, if the system is under warranty, we will replace the HDD. If the system is out of warranty, post the model and someone can recommend a possible replacement for your faulty HDD.

Need further assistance? Use the "Get Help Now" option at the bottom right to chat with a Dell technician right away.

 

 

 

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August 27th, 2012 11:00

Does this error messgage mean that the HD is broken and needs to be replaced?

Please help.

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August 27th, 2012 11:00

Hi Manpreet,

I shall follow your instructions. Thanks for your help.

November 10th, 2012 13:00

Hi Manpreet, I have the same problem and would really appreciate help. Thanks!

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November 10th, 2012 14:00

If the system is under warranty, call Dell with the error and they'll replace the drive.  If it's out of warranty, post the model and someone can recommend a replacement for your faulty hard drive.

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November 11th, 2012 00:00

A PSA diag code of 2000-0142 indicates the self test  was unsuccessful and  it could be a cable or connector. Reseat the HDD. Run the PSAs again and if you get the same error replace the HDD but if you get a 2000-0146 that indicates the DST Log contains previous error(s). You can clear the log by booting into BIOS(F2) and selection the option to clear logs.  You could also run chkdsk /r from the command console to see if it resolves the issue. I know it sounds stupid but I've seen it work. If for some reason chkdsk keeps canceling its self use the command chkntfs /t:0.

January 20th, 2013 12:00

I am getting this error message on my out of warranty Dell Inspiron 1545 with Windows 7 OP.  Can you let me know what my replacement is.  Also, I received the following error for the memory test - Memory XMA7S32 Error Code 0123 Msg Error ode 2000-0123.  Memory - Integrity test failed.  I'd appreciate any help.

Thank you

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January 20th, 2013 13:00

Remove and reinstall both memory modules - then re-test.  If you see a failure, record which module it was, then swap the two.  Re-test. If the failure follows the memory module, replace that module. If it sticks to the same socket with the other module that didn't fail, it's the socket that's bad - replace the mainboard.

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February 18th, 2013 13:00

Notebook hard drives generally begin to fail in large numbers at around the 3 year mark --- the failure rate skyrockets from there and relatively few of them last five years.  So -- what you're seeing is well within the failure curve for drives.

Even retail drives rarely come with more than 3-year warranties (unless they're high performance, higher-cost drives where the manufacturer has built in a replacement allowance to the cost of the drive -- these sometimes carry 5-year warranties).

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February 18th, 2013 13:00

Hi,

I have a dell inspiron 1545.  It recently crashed while I was on it.  I ran the diagnotic tests and received the following two error codes:

2000-0123

2000-0142

I was told at my local Staples store (where the laptop was purchased less than 3 1/2 years ago) that I need a new hard drive. 

 

Can you give me some insight on my situation and let me know if it is normal for the hard drive to go so quickly?

 

I appreciate all and any information you can provide me with.

 

Thank you!

 

Michelle

 

 

 

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February 18th, 2013 22:00

All Drives die. Its not a matter of IF its a matter of WHEN.:emotion-9:

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October 7th, 2013 18:00

My Dell Inspiron started doing it today also. please help 

Is it under warranty?

October 7th, 2013 18:00

My Dell Inspiron started doing it today also. please help 

October 7th, 2013 21:00

I am not sure I have had it almost a year so must likely not 

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