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Dst Short Status Test Fail

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#1 AgCoach


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Posted 26 October 2007 - 11:15 AM

This is the 3rd time my laptop has crashed and Im incredibly frustrated. Ive had to completely reinstall Windows twice, and had to buy 1 new hard drive...I have no idea why- I dont go to any "questionable" sites and I have antivirus software running constantly.

Anyway, my computer wouldnt start up so I ran a diagnostics test

DST Short Status Test Fail
Error Code: 1000-0146
Msg: Unit O:IDE Status fail Status byte=64 ControlCode=1 Msg=No 2 Additional sense information

{Mod Edit: Moved to Hardware from Am I Infected,boopme}

Edited by boopme, 26 October 2007 - 07:57 PM.

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Posted 26 October 2007 - 07:49 PM

Hi AgCoach, I believe 9 out of 10 times this is a Hard Drive Failing problem. So I'm moving the topic the HARDWARE forum to get better exposure. That said I would try to get my important files backed off the drive.
Also is this XP,make and model of hard drive and PC would help.
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Posted 26 October 2007 - 09:38 PM

This is an Inspiron 9300 Running Windows Media Center Edition

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Posted 27 October 2007 - 02:10 PM

You need to run the long test (by hard drive manufacturer) to be sure of the drive's status.

A number of drives pass the short and fail the long. I realize yours failed the short but the long test is the more extensivel, better tool.

Of course, follow the suggestions posted previously first :thumbsup:.


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Posted 27 October 2007 - 07:20 PM

could be your IDE controller on your mobo...

if you are using this laptop for work, it might be cheaper for you(productivity wise) to drop it into a pc shop..

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