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Dell Inspiron 1545 boot up issues


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#1 MrOrangeman

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Posted 20 March 2015 - 01:20 PM

Tried booting computer yesterday, would keep rebooting itself.
Tried going on safe mode, would get blank windows screen and that's it.
Ran startup hard drive test got this error:

Error code: 2000-0146.
Indicated that the hard drive had failed.

Removed hard drive and put it back in to see if that was the problem.
That didn't work so tried using the burned repair disk when first getting computer.
(Windows 7, 64 bit)

Got the windows safe mode screen again only this time with this error
Error 0x4001100200001012
Googled it and it says that the high speed of the disk makes it unreadable.
Returned a new repair disk to see if that works, but got same result.

What should I do now going forward or is my laptop essentially trash?

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Posted 20 March 2015 - 04:20 PM

Hmmm...replace the failed hard drive seems like the thing to do, IMO.

 

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Posted 20 March 2015 - 10:45 PM

Hmmm...replace the failed hard drive seems like the thing to do, IMO.
 
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Thank you for your assistance, Louis.

But my basic worry is, I can't afford to spend $50 or so for a new hard drive, only to find out that it won't work. Looks like I guess I don't have much of a choice at this point.

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Posted 21 March 2015 - 10:40 AM

Well...the Dell error message won't spell it out step-by-step for anyone...but you can try the Dell forums for someone with a bright idea other than replacing the hard drive.

 

The nature of hard drives preclude "repair" by anyone other than hard drive manufacturers or similar enterprises.

 

http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/disk-drives/f/3534/t/19457874

 

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Posted 24 March 2015 - 01:55 PM

Ok replaced the hard drive, but got "no bootable devices".

Go back to using repair disk, keep getting error code 0x4001100200001012.
Was able to get to safe mode, but only get black screen and the the same error code comes up.

What other options do I have that you can suggest, if any?

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Posted 24 March 2015 - 05:15 PM

Dell Reference

 

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Posted 24 March 2015 - 09:25 PM

If I'm able to find a Windows 7 reinstallation disk, could I use that instead of a repair disk?

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Posted 25 March 2015 - 05:13 AM

I can't tell you anything about Dell systems...or "reinstallation disks".  All my systems have System Builder/retail installs of Win 7, so I have MS media.

 

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Posted 28 March 2015 - 10:36 AM

I have the same problem and have tried for 2 days but have been unble to obtain the re-install disks from Dell.  Says laptop out of warinty and sends me to Microsoft which says Windows 7 is no longer available.  With mine it acts like it is loading files from the hard drive but can't find them because they are not there.



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Posted 28 March 2015 - 10:56 AM

I have the same problem and have tried for 2 days but have been unble to obtain the re-install disks from Dell.  Says laptop out of warinty and sends me to Microsoft which says Windows 7 is no longer available.  With mine it acts like it is loading files from the hard drive but can't find them because they are not there.

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