Posted 13 November 2010 - 11:43 AM
Although you did not post your computer's make or model number I have done some research and found your computer is most likely a Dell.
0142 is a sign your hard drive is about to fail, I would take it you already ran the Dell hard drive diagnostic utility. If I am incorrect, you should try running it.
If you have already ran the diagnostic utility, your only course of action at this point is to get a second hard drive ASAP.
You can either clone this hard drive to the new drive, by putting the second hard drive in as a slave drive.
You can find cloning software on the web or on store bought disks.
You should if anything start moving your files to another drive ASAP.
There is a possibility of creating another partition on your hard drive where disk damage has not already taken place. However I do not recommend this, because if the read/write heads are the cause or if the controller board on the hard drive is the cause, you will do all this work for nothing and you could lose the data on the drive completely.
So I at this point can not recommend for you to do anything other than cloning or a transfer to another reliable hard drive.
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