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Join Date Jan 2011 Posts 1 dell error 2000-0142 Try This: Go Into Bios -> Onboard Devices -> Flash Cache Module -> Turn Flash Cache Module Off -> Sata Operation -> The problem started when we first took it out of the box, then running Windows 8, later 8.1, now Windows 10.  All the OS upgrades have neither made the problem better Select boot from CD/DVD drive For me windows loaded some files and gave me an option to either install windows or repair. Reply to Alex Ferreira m 0 l Eric Geisman August 16, 2014 7:53:02 AM Alex Ferreira said:jkarobert said:Alex Ferreira said:desertking: First you must disable "secure boot" (it's in another page, search http://ovmonline.com/hard-drive/is-aspire-am3450-er21p-support-3tb-hard-drive.html

Reply With Quote 12-07-2011,10:55 PM #15 RunninOnE8 View Profile View Forum Posts View Blog Entries View Articles New Member - Welcome! Reply to edenlone m 0 l jojinushi September 7, 2014 8:49:11 AM Im having the exact issue..i cant find any help online. Your help or guidance would be greatly appreciated!! http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../bb491051.aspx Reply With Quote Page 1 of 2 12 Last Jump to page: Quick Navigation Storage Top Site Areas Settings Private Messages Subscriptions Who's Online Search Forums Forums Home Forums Forum

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How do I test the harddrive? I am desperate to access info on it. Why does a blackboard dry very quickly? This will somehow avoid potential OS damage caused by M$ UEFI boot option.

A totally failed drive (or one with inadequate or absent power supply etc) won't appear in the BIOS setup, which is one thing you should check/have checked with the original drive. Whatever advice you all might have, I would greatly appreciate it. Any idea? Dell Diagnostics Tool Download 64 Bit When you do, Windows 8 will rescan the system and display your drive.

A demonstration video is now available on this issue. Dell Laptop Diagnostics Test Key It took about 2 hours but all is well now, good as new! I am guessing when the article was created, since both still work (but shim is the real one for signed secure boot) I never noticed since it was still loading. recommended you read Lifesaver!

This way you will be able to choose which one to boot from in the same boot menu and not worry if one will work or not. Dell Diagnostics Download Dells use F2 to enter the BIOS setup. All three are Linux operating systems and any one of them will work. If there is a problem, then try to create a small partition (About 250 MB of size) for the EFI part of the system.

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To learn all commands type the word help and press enter. If you get a Secure boot or signature error, you may wish to disable SecureBoot, then retry to boot the disk. Dell Diagnostics Hard Drive Error REPAIRING THE BOOT After finishing the installation, if you happen to have Windows 8 disabled from booting and it only boots to Ubuntu, do not worry. Pre Boot System Assessment Hard Drive Fail Full Bio Contact See all of Greg's content × Full Bio Greg Shultz is a freelance Technical Writer.

Once you select your USB flash drive, click Next. this contact form As always, if you have comments or information to share about this topic, please take a moment to drop by the TechRepublic Community Forums and let us hear from you. Most likely, after you install, you'll have to reboot after install using the disk and then do a boot repair. NOTE: If you cannot see anything on your display, you can hold down the mute button and press the power button (instead of F12) to begin the Dell Diagnostics. Dell Pre Boot System Assessment No Hard Drive Detected

This sounds much more like a poor or loose (either data or power) cable/connection to the HDD or even a faulty PSU. Reply With Quote 03-31-2010,11:44 PM #7 Paul Komski View Profile View Forum Posts View Blog Entries Visit Homepage View Articles Chicken-head-eating GeekModerator Join Date Oct 2001 Location N of the S No booting up. http://ovmonline.com/hard-drive/inspiron-5558-hard-drive-issues.html Any idea?

I saw the software on WD's site, but if the laptop won't start windows I can't download it there. Dell Diagnostics Boot Key Thanks a lot!!! Goes to show how much Dell supports folks know...

When you arrive at the option to how you would like to install it, if you do not see the option to install Alongside of it, select "Something Else" instead of

Bios was not detecting the hard drive and so the windows installation window. Thanks! Reply to h_saad m 0 l bonee8 January 30, 2014 1:45:26 AM Turanphoenix said:If you're still having trouble I found a fix that works for me. Pre Boot System Assessment Build 4521 I am NOT willing to do a clean install of Win7x64!

So upon booting i hit f12 and ran diagnostic it said nothing was wrong and i then restarted it no problem. Some things first: The usual setup for people who have dual boot configurations with Linux being one of the OSs that the machine has installed is to have a Linux bootloader When I turn on the Loptop the blue leds turn on but the screen remain black. Check This Out The device list may not display the names of all the components installed on your computer or all devices attached to your computer.

Reply With Quote 03-03-2011,10:57 PM #11 LochLomonder View Profile View Forum Posts View Blog Entries View Articles Grand Master Geek Join Date Jul 2010 Location The frozen tundra, i.e. Ask ! Another way though, is to buy one external hard disk and install Ubuntu in that external hard disk.