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November 5th, 2011 03:00

error code 2000-0151

Hi I am a Dell user. I have 1564 Inspiron, right now not in warranty. Lately I  faced blue screen of death, when restarted, Dell logo appears and later a blank screen! On restarting and pressing F12, with the Pre boot system assessment, I discovered its error code 2000-0151.

I do face a cracking noise from the disk. Any possible solutions??? 

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April 28th, 2013 19:00

I am having same problem, however this is the second drive I have replaced in this system.  Is there possibly something wrong with controller thats killing these drives?


I doubt it.

Hard drives fail all the time, I've new hard drives fail in less than 30 days, hence the reason for warranties.

What brand of hard drive is it?



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October 30th, 2013 06:00

Hi nguru007,

2000-0151 error indicates your hard disk drive (HDD) has failed and may be nearing the end of its life. Please backup the data from the system if it’s booting up. Please enter your service tag # on the link below, select the OS, then download the BIOS from BIOS section onto the system and install it. Then run the diagnostics again.

Please refer to the video in the link below for updating the BIOS.

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

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 message, so that I can help you further. To send a private message, click on my name and select ‘Send private message’.

4 Operator


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November 5th, 2011 04:00

Hi Dr.swap,

That error indicates an "incorrect status" of your optical drive. I suggest you run the Dell diagnostics on your drive. To test your CD/DVD drive from the utility partition:

1. Reboot your system. When you see the Dell logo, hit F12 to enter the boot menu.

2. Select Boot to utility partition.

3. Select Test System.

4. Select Custom Test.

5. Use the arrow keys or mouse to select your CD/DVD drive.

6. Insert a CD or DVD.

7. Click Run Tests.

8. Write down any error messages.

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November 8th, 2011 00:00


 Thnks for ur reply.On hittn F12,I get 4 options under boot menu directly as follows

CD/DVD Drive




enter setup

this is wat i get on hitn F12.on entering diagnostics,now im gettn error code 2000-0146.DST hard drive shot test Fail.

what shld i do???

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November 8th, 2011 03:00

Replace the hard drive with a new one.  Yours is toast.

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November 19th, 2011 02:00

2000-0146 doesn't mean HD failure. it means the last log contained errors. ANY errors. just dont state that if the information isn't 100%.

9 Legend


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November 19th, 2011 09:00

Sorry, but drive short test fail means what it says - particularly since it's the first time it's shown up.  The drive needs to be replaced.  

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December 5th, 2011 06:00

Pleace solve my problem

1. when i am installed windows xp then show me some technical erroer 

Stop: 0x0000007b (0xf78d2524, 0xc0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)


2. when laptop runing in Diognostic then show errores

error code 0151, hard drive 0 incorrect status: 32 No additional

Plz solve my problem i shall be heavily thankful  to u...

4 Operator


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December 5th, 2011 15:00

Hi Teji98,

It appears you need a new hard drive.

Good luck!

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June 5th, 2012 08:00

Yes I know, is old thread but could be useful for other users.

I can confirm that you have to change your hard drive.

I'm facing the same issue with Optiplex 990... Same noise and same error code. I called Dell support and tomorrow I will receive the new hard drive.

I'm also testing the hard drive with SeaTools for windows and No error during SMART test but at the end didn't finish basic test. 

Here the error code list and the relative fix:



105 Posts

June 5th, 2012 16:00

Hi nrjensen,

Welcome to the community

It’s unfortunate that the system is not booting up to windows. The error code 2000-0151 points towards the bad hard drive and you must consider replacing it.  

Please let me know if your system is under warranty. I should be able to help you with it.

Glad to be of assistance.

Ravi Mohindroo

Social Outreach Professional

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September 25th, 2012 07:00

i have the same problem with Dell Inspiron 1090, system doesnt boot at all. When start i pressed F12 and run diagnostic it shows

Error Cod: 0151

Msg Error Code 2000-1051

Hard Drive 1: Incorrect Status

when done further memory test, it shows no more errors and says test results pass

My system is out of warrenty. Please help me

79 Posts

September 25th, 2012 08:00

Even if your system is out of warranty you can still call Dell to purchase a replacement drive.   Did you have all your data backed up?

8 Posts

September 25th, 2012 08:00

yes i got the data from DOS Prompt  from advanced options.  

4 Operator


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September 25th, 2012 10:00

Hi Adeela,

Good to hear you've got your data backed up. Just a follow-up comment, since your system is no longer under warranty, you are free to purchase a replacement drive anywhere. Your PC takes any standard 2.5" laptop SATA hard drive.

Here is the replacement procedure <ADMIN NOTE: Broken link has been removed from this post by Dell>.

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