Help, blue screen on my sons inspiron 1501

Found 14th Nov 2009
Hi guys please help, my son is driving my up the wall. His Inspiron 1501 has a blue screen and when he selects most recent settings and gets a load of blurb on the blue. When he does f12 and tests on the dell screen he get error 2000-0146 which we think is the hard drive.

Can this be fixed by us without a recovery disc please? or do i need to take it work and ask it for a favour please?

I know its an old laptop and we are watching hkud for a new decent deal! thanks for all your help, Els

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[FONT=Verdana]If you do a search for that error code via Google UK, it indicates that the hard disk in your laptop is failing the self-test.

You should go off and check this out yourself (so you have a better understanding of it) but you'll need to replace the internal hard disk (from what I can remember of that model it should be SATA but you should carry out a visual check) and break out the recovery CD/DVD to reinstall the OS.

The only thing will be is whether you can recover any data off of the failing hard disk via a USB to SATA converter and attempting to mount it within Windows or using the free Recuva utility.

Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:
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Scotty Boy;6888245

[FONT=Verdana]If you do a search for that error code via Google UK, it … [FONT=Verdana]If you do a search for that error code via Google UK, it indicates that the hard disk in your laptop is failing the self-test.You should go off and check this out yourself (so you have a better understanding of it) but you'll need to replace the internal hard disk (from what I can remember of that model it should be SATA but you should carry out a visual check) and break out the recovery CD/DVD to reinstall the OS.The only thing will be is whether you can recover any data off of the failing hard disk via a USB to SATA converter and attempting to mount it within Windows or using the free Recuva utility.Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]




Thanks Scotty, so I guess i need a recovery cd? its not a question of just linking it to another laptop? wishful thinking i guess?

whats a sata converter please(googling now!):thumbsup:

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els;6888275

Thanks Scotty, so I guess i need a recovery cd? its not a question of … Thanks Scotty, so I guess i need a recovery cd? its not a question of just linking it to another laptop? wishful thinking i guess?whats a sata converter please(googling now!):thumbsup:



Ah sata conver 6 squid on amazon, pretty cheep !

els;6888275

Thanks Scotty, so I guess i need a recovery cd? its not a question of … Thanks Scotty, so I guess i need a recovery cd? its not a question of just linking it to another laptop? wishful thinking i guess?whats a sata converter please(googling now!):thumbsup:



[FONT=Verdana]You'll need the Recovery CD/DVD to reinstall the operating system onto the new hard disk, when you install it - I've added in links for you on the service guide for your model of laptop but also the sub-section regarding hard disk removal and replacement.

The USB to SATA Converter, is an external hardware solution which will allow you to connect your failing hard disk to a SATA adapter, which will in turn be connected to a computer via USB - this will allow you hopefully (I do stress this, as the hard disk may already be gone) to recover data off of it.

Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]

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Scotty Boy;6888313

[FONT=Verdana]You'll need the Recovery CD/DVD to reinstall the operating … [FONT=Verdana]You'll need the Recovery CD/DVD to reinstall the operating system onto the new hard disk, when you install it - I've added in links for you on the service guide for your model of laptop but also the sub-section regarding hard disk removal and replacement.The USB to SATA Converter, is an external hardware solution which will allow you to connect your failing hard disk to a SATA adapter, which will in turn be connected to a computer via USB - this will allow you hopefully (I do stress this, as the hard disk may already be gone) to recover data off of it.Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]




wow thanks Scotty Boy- really appreaciated rep added, thanks again els

els;6888285

Ah sata conver 6 squid on amazon, pretty cheep !


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As long as it looks similar to this one listed below (it's a combined IDE/SATA option), then yes you should consider purchasing it.

USB 2.0 to SATA/IDE Adapter Kit with Power Adapter for: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics & Photo
amazon.co.uk/SAT…8-1

Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]

els;6888324

wow thanks Scotty Boy- really appreaciated rep added, thanks again els



[FONT=Verdana]No probs - did another quick search just now and the bulk of the search results are indicating that your model of laptop should come equipped with a "Samsung HDD HM080II" SATA150 model of 2.5" hard disk.

There are several deals on the go just now on HotUKDeals but remember if you buy one online that you should go through Quidco or TopCashBack to potentially get some cashback off of your purchase costs.

Hope that helps you out and if you need anything else please put in a post.

Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]

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Scotty Boy;6888370

[FONT=Verdana]No probs - did another quick search just now and the bulk … [FONT=Verdana]No probs - did another quick search just now and the bulk of the search results are indicating that your model of laptop should come equipped with a "Samsung HDD HM080II" SATA150 model of 2.5" hard disk.There are several deals on the go just now on HotUKDeals but remember if you buy one online that you should go through Quidco or TopCashBack to potentially get some cashback off of your purchase costs.Hope that helps you out and if you need anything else please put in a post.Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]



Cheers the hard drive was fujitsu, sata 60gb, theres no way of operating the laptop or getting anything off other drives?

els;6888417

Cheers the hard drive was fujitsu, sata 60gb, theres no way of operating … Cheers the hard drive was fujitsu, sata 60gb, theres no way of operating the laptop or getting anything off other drives?



[FONT=Verdana]Afraid not - only option would be to use the USB to SATA Adapter to connect the failing hard disk up to another computer to copy off the data.

You really need the Recovery CD/DVD for installing the OS onto the new hard disk.

Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]

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many many many thanks Scotty!

els;6888662

many many many thanks Scotty!



[FONT=Verdana]No probs - see how it goes and if your stuck please make a post.

Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]
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