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is my pc broken

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    windows 8.1

    is my pc broken


    I was using my dell inspiron 2330 earlier when it said it needed to reboot when it did this it started scanning and repairing drive c it did this 10 times when i managed to get into bios it gave me error code 2000-0142 i managed to log in but now my screen kept flashing then said hard drive error
    please help i dont know what to do i don't want to lose pics etc but im stuck think if i could get into last time it worked properly i could rescue it or my pics at least iv tried f8 it just keeps taking me bk to scanning and repairing drive c

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  2. #2


    Southern California
    Posts : 788
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center x64


    Hey mate,

    try a system refresh: Refresh Windows 8 - you'll need the media that you use to install windows with. It will keep your pics and restore everything back to normal. If you can't do it, let me know and we can try other things.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    windows 8.1


    I didn't get anything to Install Windows it came on pc,already
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  4. #4


    Southern California
    Posts : 788
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center x64


    I confess that I've not come across this problem before. If another member wants to jump in to help, by all means.

    I can lead you down a few paths that might work out. This problem may indicate loose cabling, especially from the power supply unit or from the hard (or solid state) drive. If you can, check if the cabling is fine internally, securing it. If it is secure or if it is a laptop, move on.

    Try to open a cmd prompt to use check disk at boot. Here is how:
    To boot to CMD prompt, find number 3 in the tutorial: Command Prompt - Open in Windows 8
    Then, use this command: chkdsk C: /r (according to this tutorial: CHKDSK - Check a Drive for Errors in Windows 8)
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  5. #5


    Canada
    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    The error code you are getting is that the hard disk has or is buying the farm and needs to be changed. To retrieve your data you could always put it in an external caddy making it an external hard drive.
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  6. #6


    Southern California
    Posts : 788
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Nuccii View Post
    The error code you are getting is that the hard disk has or is buying the farm and needs to be changed. To retrieve your data you could always put it in an external caddy making it an external hard drive.
    That is quite the possibility. Not always the case though. We may find out soon enough!
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