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#1 tara81lynn


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Posted 14 June 2014 - 12:46 AM

hi i have a dell latitude e 6500 with windows 7  i cant get it to do anything but i ran the diagnostic test and it gave me the error code 0146  msg: error code 2000-0146 can someone please help?

Edited by hamluis, 14 June 2014 - 09:03 AM.
Moved from Win 7 to Internal Hardware - Hamluis.

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#2 Condobloke


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Posted 14 June 2014 - 01:56 AM

I am assuming this is the laptop you had a problem with HERE


That error usually means a failing hard drive.


Please take note this is not usually an area that I involve myself in......but we can try.


Loading BIOS defaults
Keep tapping F8 key on the keyboard while starting the system at Dell logo.
In BIOS select Maintenance at the left and hit enter. Then select load defaults and press enter.
Select continue and hit enter. Press save/exit and boot the system.

Check if system is able to boot now.



Edit:spelling !

Edited by Condobloke, 14 June 2014 - 07:53 PM.


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fed up with Windows antics...??





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Posted 14 June 2014 - 10:56 AM

I'm aware that you posted that you can't do anything, but then you posted that you had run the diagnostic.  So obviously you can do something.


Can you boot into Safe Mode?


If you are unsure how to go about this...


With the computer off press the power button and immediately start tapping the F8 key until the Advanced Boot Options opens.


Use the up or down key to navigate to Safe Mode, press the Enter key to select it.

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