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Hard drive is failing. Reseat hard drive cables. If it does not work, have to replace hard drive. probably damage from overheating or powersurges.

Dell Studio 17... | Answered 3 hours ago

Any error code for a hard drive isn't good, and should be reason to get a new one right away. So long as the drive is still able to be accessed, you have a chance of retrieving your data. There are free utilities to help you 'clone' the data to a new drive, but you may want to ask a tech-minded friend for help if you've never done it before. It sounds like the drive isn't dead yet, but is definitely on its way out. Good luck!

Dell XPS... | Answered 4 hours ago

Did you try booting your computer in Safe mode to check if you receive this error message?
1. Use F8 while restarting the computer.
2. Under Windows Advanced Boot Options select Safe mode and hit Enter.
Check if you receive this error message in Safe mode.

It seems like your drive might be corrupted. If your computer is still under warranty, I would suggest you to contact them to get a replacement. But before you contact them, let us see whether Check disk utility would make a way to boot windows succesfully or not.

If you've Windows Vista Operating System disc, then try running the check disk utility from Windows Recovery Environment.

1. Put the Windows Vista installation disc in the disc drive, and then start the computer.
2. Press a key when you are prompted.
3. Select a language, a time, a currency, a keyboard or an input method, and then click Next.
4. Click Repair your computer.
5. Click the operating system that you want to repair, and then click Next.
6. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, click Command Prompt.
7. Type the following command and press enter.
Chkdsk /r

Once your machine has finished repairing the hard drive, type EXIT and press ENTER to restart your laptop.

You can also try typing the following command if Check disk fails to fix the issue. At the same command prompt, type fixboot and press enter.

For your information: If you've a Dell Laptop, then according to Dell, the error code 2000-0142 is a Drive Self Test failed error code. Visit the link below:

hope 2 help

Dell Inspiron... | Answered 4 hours ago

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Dell Computers &... | Answered 4 hours ago

Istiyak ahmed,
You may want to boot to the Windows 7 disk and run a repair. You can click the link below for information running a repair install.
Repair Your Computer
Thank You,
Dell-Jesse L

Dell Inspiron... | Answered 10 hours ago

op why not tell the full story
I just bought a used vista laptop and...
or kids played with my long used laptop .and..... (ask them?)
or what?
for sure what is locked you have not stated.(no photos of screen)
boot pw
bios pw
hdd password, (impossible to crack)
or vista login password (easy)
4 different answers

here are ways to learn and find answers.
1: ask first. we are NOT THEM.
2: google all day. see up to 7 radicall ways to cure it and not one works, (a fact)
3: youtube it, make sure its your D620 model they are talking about or it will not work.

Dell Computers &... | Answered 18 hours ago

what password, there are 7 levels
not answering for all 7 me not can we see your screen (omg)

the question posed, is like asking, where did I lose my car keys.
only 7 times worse.
talking in a text box blind and not one photo of screen failing

Dell Inspiron™... | Answered 2 days ago

You did not say what version of windows is on the computer. The issue you describe can be caused by the loss of a profile or it can be an issue with the file explorer.exe, see if you can boot into safe mode on start up and check to see if the icons come up. The other thing to check is to use CTRL ALT DEL to access the task manager and use the run command if you can to enter explorer.exe and hit enter and see if the icons come up.

Dell Computers &... | Answered on Feb 11, 2019

the fake Desktops, AIO, sure. fake means , made from non standardized parts. and more painful to fix. for sure. you must be in UK saying Torch, we yanks use electric flash lights, LOL. no , no prevention on failing PCs all fail. and often, a fact. fact 2 is PC made in 2009 so is 10 years old what fails on 10 year old PCs. sure, CCFL lamps if this old.
back lamps die NOW. 2nd HDD failure. 3th, PSU failures. its inside on this puppy. i just looked at your parts lists and shows it has a Inverter card, for CCLF back lamps and it fails 1% and the tubes 99% now the tubes inside can last 5 years (10hr/day)

OR 10 YEARS, (JUST LIKE YOURS IS) THE CURE IS RETIRE THIS PIG AND GET ANY PC WITH LED BACK LAMPS, 2010 OR NEWER. ANSWERING , me for PC turns on, all fans inside working and the heat radiator not packed in lint as all are this old and overheating. the screen is dead,(black) and with torch pointed ad the dead screen you see Data now. that is hard proof the black lamps are dead the only cures are: new backlamps new inverter.

2 years latter 2010 all PCs went to LED back lamps, (most)
a phased in design change, on all PCs

Dell Computers &... | Answered on Feb 11, 2019

Looks like they've been taken over by AT&T. Go to the AT&T signin page
and enter your full email address ( and password.

Dell Dimension... | Answered on Feb 11, 2019

If your hard drive has not been tampered with;
Turn on your Dell, and as soon as you see the blue "Dell" bar at the top of the screen, push "Ctrl" and "F11" at the same time. Hold for three seconds and release simultaneously as well. At this point, a Dell Symantec window will open.
If it has been tampered with use your windows install disk, boot from it and choose, fresh system and follow prompts.

Dell Computers &... | Answered on Feb 10, 2019

have you tried buying a canister of air and blowing the gaps around the keys as dirt and fluff can accumulate and cause mis strokes.

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Feb 10, 2019

what is the OS? if windows go to control panel and select system and security to create a restore point, doing a factory reset will leave the computer without anything to restore to though

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Feb 10, 2019

old post and the OP fails to read his manual.? why post here and not great forum, I'm there every day... it covers the 4 led POST errors fully. on all Dell machines with those 4 led. I have powereEdge R410, very different gen11.
here is your missing page.
no better servers on earth (hp 2nd) for documents
and free help, on their great forum.!!!

15 years old today, relic it is. that old. page 16 in the manual,quoted "Possible system board resource and/or system board hardware failure".

If you have DRAC that is first to look there. that tells you to strip the PC down, means there is a bad module on the mobo.
start by remove the extra video card.
if present
and all jumper clips not set wrong on mobo.
and good PSU all ram out and test them 1 by 1 in bank 0 slot as the manual directs you to do for 1 stick of ram. are you running 2 processors? unstated. do you have riser board, and if yes, anything there., are you using RAID cards? control panel jacks plugged in wrong or missing? that RTC coin cell is no good this old. replace that first. (always wise after 6 years age) all fans work, does the drac card (web page on it) show no errors? for fan or power? or no DRAC? or this BMC remote card fitted? the real questions are how is this server configured, what is inside what options all. only then can be get a grip on causes. on all Dell server best is to see if BMC/DRAC show errors. Remote login see the error logs if that is dead, then you have gross hardware failures. start pulling modules inside to clear faults first. good luck , and sorry so late.

your manual is here

diagnosis is:
fans all run?
Drac/BMC remote login show log errors?
your 4 LED say there are interrupt conflicts, I think,
tell all things inside your server (upgrades etc)
ever upgrade bios firmware first? this is first.
I upgraded mine with freedos usb boot, stick, safe.
The old generations (even my g11) do not support
online updates now, (dell shut that down) (your LSM , life cycle management features) G12 up. yes.
but we do that manually, for sure yours.
BIOS A03 is 07 Jul 2012 last one.

Fixes & Enhancements
* Fixed the Unreported I/O failure in HCT 12.1 with WS03 SP1
* Fixed the system booting security issue in the BIOS Setup
* Fixed slow download of WinPE ISO via RIS when USB keyboard/mouse is attached
* Added the ATA hard disk Security Freeze feature
* Added new BMC Mux mode
* Added Native IPMI support
* Added progress indicator for BIOS Flash Utility
* Modified the SMBIOS table entry type 4 for handling Dual-Core Processors
* Modified the code to not check SATA device type in order to avoid the device type error message

Dell PowerEdge... | Answered on Feb 09, 2019

If it is blinking erratically it is hard drive active light

Dell Computers &... | Answered on Feb 09, 2019

Are the fan and vents free of dust? Is the CPU fan clean? Working? In power settings is it set for High Performance? Try SpeedFan, I'm not sure it will work with your processor but you can try:
. It's FREEware. You can adjust your fans to max. see if that helps your problem. Maybe the PSU is going bad.

Dell Vostro 230... | Answered on Feb 09, 2019

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