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Error code 1000-0148 CD-ROM drive (Dell Latitude D520)

Q: Error code 1000-0148 CD-ROM drive (Dell Latitude D520)

my laptop is a dell latitude/D520 PP17L
IT SHOWS UP ERROR CODE 1000-0148 UNIT 2 OPTICAL DRIVE BISTOPU TEST FAILD.thats all it says and i'm running windows 7 please can anyone help on what to do .also it plays dvds but no other discs i looked on dell site for code and it says take drive out then put back in and it shuld work but would like help from here before i touch it as this site and the people here have always been 100% spot on .. thanks

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A: Error code 1000-0148 CD-ROM drive (Dell Latitude D520)

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A:Dell Latitude D520 HELP!!!!

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What is wrong with your Dell D520??? Does it lock up?
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There should be a Key combo for switching to external...I think it is <FN-F8>
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A:RAM capacity for Dell Latitude D520 (PP17L)

If your Dell Latitude D520 laptop has an Intel 945GM chipset, it supports up to 4 GB(2 GB X 2) of RAM.
It has a module bay on the bottom of the case and a module bay underneath the keyboard.
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A:My DELL Latitude D520 is having nagging faults

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A:DEll Error Code 1000-0321

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A:BSOD on Dell Latitude E6400 4 times day Error code 9f

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A:DST Log Error Code: 1000-0146

If anyone has any tips on how to permamently fix this error, please let me know. thanks
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A:Error Code: 1000-0146

Hello JPice

Yes that is a hard drive failure message I`m afraid.

The safest way of retrieving your files is to take the drive out of the laptop altogether and put it in another PC as a Slave drive. Then you should be able to copy all your data in Windows Explorer.

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A:Dell Error Code 0141 No Drive Detected

The thread you linked to is exactly your same problem. Here are the possibilities:
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Hello MoxieMomma.

The BSOD is caused by Kaspersky Antivirus, which made Intel(R) WiFi Link 5300 AGN driver blocked.

* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 7F, {0, 0, 0, 0}

Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\NETwNs32.sys, Win32 error 0n2
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*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for klim6.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for klim6.sys
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for kltdi.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for kltdi.sys
Probably caused by : NETwNs32.sys ( NETwNs32+741a0 )

Followup: MachineOwner
Description of drivers here:
What is kltdi.sys from Kaspersky Lab? (id:10375435)
What is kltdi.sys from Kaspersky Lab? (id:10375435)
What is netwns32.sys ? | System Explorer

And the WiFi driver is backdated.

95635000 95cbf000 NETwNs32 T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: NETwNs32.sys
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\NETwNs32.sys
Image name: NETwNs32.sys
Timestamp: Wed Jul 14 17:12:16 2010 (4C3DA298)
CheckSum: 00686E74
ImageSize: 0068A000
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Uninstall Kaspersky using Kaspersky Removal Tool. Use Microsoft Security Essentials as your antivirus with windows inbuilt firewall, and free MBAM as the on demand scanner.
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Free up the startup. Windows does not need any other program to auto start with it, but the auto start programs often conflicts and causes various problems including BSODs.
Click on the Start button
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Apply > OK
Accept then restart.
Let us know the results.

NAMEDESCRIPTIONFILETYPEklim6 Kaspersky Anti-Virus NDIS 6 Filter c:\windows\system32\drivers\klim6.sys Kernel Driver kltdi kltdi c:\windows\system32\drivers\kltdi.sys Kernel Driver netwns32 ___ Intel(R) Wireless WiFi Link 5000 Series Adapter Driver for Windows 7 - 32 Bit c:\windows\system32\drivers\netwns32.sys Kernel Driver Yes
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95d0f000 95d20000 rimmptsk (deferred)
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\rimmptsk.sys
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ImageSize: 00011000
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Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\iaStor.sys
Image name: iaStor.sys
Timestamp: Fri Aug 07 17:46:56 2009 (4A7C1B38)
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ImageSize: 000DA000
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 04... Read more
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A:Dell error code 0141 hard disc drive not found

Hi and welcome to TSF try running the dell diagnostic utility
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A:[SOLVED] Error Code : 1000-0146 Need help to at least recover my data

Hi and welcome to TSF.
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A:blank monitor dst short test error code 1000 - 0146

So "dst short test error code 1000 - 0146" is the full error message?
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CNET had a review on it back in 2006.
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you can email at: email removed

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A:Dell Latitude CP won't boot without old 2gb drive

Confirming your computer exactly from here:
Continue with the bios update, which will not affect your system or data files.

Be aware that no one gauratees bios updating, not even Dell
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Dell Parts and Upgrades
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Toshiba makes a very good drive. We rate it among the top three, along with Seagate, Western Digital, and Fusjitsu. In our repair shop over the past 20 years, Toshiba has been our most reliable drive. A 5400 rpm drive will last longer than a 7200 rpm drive, and that speed will be noticeable...
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hello i have both these dell and Dell e6430 latitude latitude e6420 laptops well i have bought a Dell latitude e6430 and dell latitude e6420 e for my girlfriend as the other one she has is crap well i have read that these e get warm and well i found out they come with one pipe heatsink well Dell latitude e6430 and dell latitude e6420 i heard u can upgrade the heatsink to a pipe one DUAL HEATPIPE heatsink DELL P N - TYP i was wondering what else do i need to do this as when i get this laptop its second hand i pro in it ghz im going to clean it out and put new paste on it put i hear people are on about this copper shim to put on it can this be done and well can i upgrade my dell latitude e i pro ghz heatsink with the Dell latitude e6430 and dell latitude e6420 double heatsink as i know that one only comes with one pipe love you guys info if you guys can help me would be class thanks i got this info here GPU Temperature C on Latitude E - General Hardware - Laptop - Dell Community

A:Dell latitude e6430 and dell latitude e6420

Joseph mate best leave as is after all it was made to function as it came. Now for the compound and copper shim personally I would not bother with the copper shim I can see no good reason for it the dual pipe again if it was made to work with one pipe then leave alone.

It is better if you renew the compound using a decent cleaner and compound and I can recommend these for that job

Arctic Silver Incorporated - ArctiClean for thorough cleaning and preparation and Arctic Silver Incorporated - Arctic Silver 5 for the compound.

Now it depends on who you listen to but I always use these products and after the old compound is thoroughly cleaned off and the surfaces prepped I spread the compound very thinly and across the both entire surface of the CPU and the heatsink with my finger inside a vinyl or latex glove and then place a rice grain sized piece of compound on the CPU and replace the heatsink. If you touch the surfaces after clean and prep then redo it.

While you are in there do make sure the fan and the radiator are really spotless and I sometimes relube the fan bearings to make sure the fan is running at full tilt when needed.
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Today, I was (trying) to upload files on a Micro SD card. I went to "My Computer" and clicked the storage device. It stopped responding, so I ended the program. All the icons disappeared, so I shut down the laptop. When I booted it back up, it did the little windows thing with the logo and blue bars. It then asked me "Start Windows Normally, Last Known Settings, Safe Mode with Command Prompt, Safe Mode with Networking, and Safe Mode." I selected "Safe Mode" and it flashed a Blue Screen error and went back to the Windows logo with blue bars scrolling. I then tried selecting all the other options. It still would flash the blue screen error. I need help!

A:Blue Screen Error - Dell Latitude D800

If it won't boot into Safe Mode, some of the XP core files are corrupt or there is a hardware issue. Try booting from your XP CD and perform a repair.
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Hello there the following message keeps coming up on my laptop

The instruction at "0x5ba06ela" referenced memory at "0x5ba06ela". The required data was not placed into memory because of an I/O error status of "0xc000009c".

The laptop is slower than normal. Everything else seems to work apart from the internet and msn messenger, which will load up to begin with, but is slow, but then when something is typed into google or i put my information into msn messenger to log on it freezes and says they are not responding to send error report.

I have not downloaded anything different onto my laptop or made any changes that i am aware of.

I would really appreciate your help please.

Thank you

A:Dell Latitude D505 I/O error message coming up?

Test your memory.

Download this file, unzip it to a folder of choice, there will be an ISO file, burn this to a CD as an ISO (Image)

Boot from the CD you made and let the memory test run for a couple hours, see if you get memory test errors, if you do you have a bad memory module that needs replaced.
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A:Dell Latitude D630 02micro driver error

Try the driver from here it is more up to date.

Make sure you uninstall the existing driver first.
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Each time I plug in my USB 3.0 external hard drive into my Dell Latitude E6530's SuperSpeed ("SS") USB 3.0 ports, I get the message:  "This USB Mass Storage Device can transfer information faster if you connect it to a Super-Speed USB 3.0 port.".
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Has anyone experienced frequent hard drive failures on Dell Latitude D400/D600 series laptops?

A:Hard drive failures on Dell Latitude D400/D600 laptops

Had mine for 3 years trouble free. Just change to a Thinkpad.

There seems to be more failure in the laptop 2.5" hard disks than the 3.5" units in the desktops.
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I have read multiple postings about folks spend hours on the phone with Dell about Blue Screens of Death and Inspiron I too bought a Dell Inspiron - the First machine after installing my lexmark printer driver not only gave me blue screens but memory issues with the windows desktop not painting correctly and icons missing So I called Dell and they told me how reset the machine back to the factory settings but I still encountered the Blue screen of Death even after that and then going to standby hibernation and coming back - clicking to yahoo and checking mai Boom Blue Screen every time I called Dell and they replaced the machine with another Dell Inspiron desktop week ago I hooked up the new one and the same exact thing has happened - I restored the settings with Inspiron Stop 0x40000080 Dell 530 Screen Dell Error Code Blue again and have already had the dreaded blue screen Stop error code x even with out now installing anything Dell Blue Screen Stop Error Code 0x40000080 with Dell Inspiron 530 related to a printer all while coming back from hibernation So what I have read here is to get around this issue is to never let the machine got to standby or Hibernation is that correct or do I need driver updates why in the world I would need new drivers when this is a brand new machine HELP in CT Thanks nbsp

A:Dell Blue Screen Stop Error Code 0x40000080 with Dell Inspiron 530

Go into your Device manager and see if there are any conflicts/issues noted by a yellow triangle with and exclamation mark in the center.

You are the second person here today with a DELL computer and 0x80 errors.
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TSG SYSINFO Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version OS Version Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack bit Processor Intel R Pentium R M processor MHz x Family Model Stepping Processor Count RAM Mb Graphics Card MOBILITY RADEON Mb Find D60 New Hard Solved: Lost, Drive, Dell Controller Can't Driver, Network Latitude Hard Drives C Total - Solved: New Hard Drive, Network Controller Lost, Can't Find Driver, Dell Latitude D60 MB Free - MB Motherboard Dell Computer Corporation X Antivirus None Note I will install Avast Antivirus once I can get this computer s wireless working I replaced my hard drive last night There is no more wireless in my network connections folder I went to Dell com I installed new drivers then after re-boot It said that my ethernet modem were also now gone Confused I did a system restore back to June My Dell Service Tag is BWWT After system reboot I went back to dell and entered the service tag and I installed all recommended driver updates which included BIOS A I still have no wireless ability In device manager under other devices there is a yellow exclamation point for quot Network Controller quot I ve looked for hardware changes and i ve tried to update driver from device manager and no success It wants a cd installed This laptop was bought used from my boyfriends old co-worker and given to me as a gift I don t have any operating cd s at all I have been trying to update this computer myself and am getting frustrated Money is tight and then I found TechGuy s forums I hope someone can help me If I need to provide more information than I already have please let me know Thanks very much nbsp

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Hi there I d like some help regarding fixing a hard drive error I ve got Dell with 1000-0146 Drive infection Hard Fixing after virus Please Help Error Inspiron with x Windows XP and unfortunately it Please Help with Fixing Hard Drive Error 1000-0146 after virus infection gor infected I ve scanned the laptop in safe mode and removed the viruses with AVG and Avira and the laptop was working again After about month it just didn t start anymore and gave me an error message saying that my SYSTEM file is corrupted and I could try to repair it from a Windows CD I ve taken out the CD that came with my laptop about years ago when I bought it and trid to run the repair but nothing happened So I ve booted Ubuntu from a CD on my laptop and scanned windows using Clam antivirus It detected viruses and I ve deleted them However my laptop still doesn t want to start up I ve run diagnostics and it came up with an error of hard drive error code - This is where I am stuck I tried looking online how to fix it but all of the solutions require Windows running which I don t have May be I could fix it from Ubuntu Any idea would be greatly appreciated Many thanks T nbsp
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Suddenly my dell latitude d620 stopped working. Message when I boot the laptop is "Start DST Short Test - no hard drive detected - error 1000-0141".

I removed the hard drive (hitachigst travelstar) and placed another one from another laptop. The laptop worked well. I placed the 1st hard drive in the 2nd laptop. I got the same error as above.

So is something wrong with the hard drive???

When I shake it gently, I can hear a small part moving inside. This doesnt happen in the 2nd hard drive. So is something broken too?

A:Start DST Short Test - no hard drive detected - error 1000-0141

"...when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth" (Sherlock Holmes)

Seems to be the case. But don't worry too much, hard disks are inexpensive and easily replaced.
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I have a dell inspiron 1720 notebook that's about 17 months old. It started crashing,freezing,shutting down & restarting. After trying to run the DST self test i recieved error code 2000-0146. I've been told the hard drive is failing. If so can i erase or overwrite the hard drive.(i have all the installation cds that came with the computer. and everything has been backed up?

A:dell (dst error code)

you can try to revive the drive by downloading manufacturers(check drive for make) diagnostic utility.

Write zeros to the drive (It will wipe ALL data from drive!)

Run full diagnostic check.
If fails - RMA or bin it.

If ok - reformat - carry on.
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My screen states
"Your CD?DVD drive during this boot cycle is f: A RAMDISK drive is available for this boot cycle as C:
It contains several Hard Drive setup tools. Please use these tools only under the direction of Dell Support Staff.


F:\> ___________ ????????

A:What is Dell Hard Drive setup tools CODE ?????

That would be a better question to ask on the Dell users forum where there are Dell "expert users". I used to do a lot of desktop support on the Dell forum and never heard of this. It must be something related to Laptops.

Here is the link to the Dell Laptop forum section Laptop - Dell Community
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I am using Dell DataSafe to restore some of my files to my computer after dell replaced my hard drive. Problem is that every time i try to restore the files it get the error code: BuEng_2203 MD5 validation failed, backup aborted. i searched the dell support forums but can't figure out what this error message means. any help would be very much appreciated. thanx in advance

A:dell datasafe error code Please Help

MD5 is a hash of the file created to be sure the file backed up is the very same as the original, for some reason the hash did not match.

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(LA2203:InvalidMd5) This error typically means there is a corrupt or damaged file in the backup set, or one of the backup archives being created is corrupt or damaged. The best course of action is a full scandisk to repair any possible damaged files or sectors on the computer.Click to expand...

scandisk = chkdsk
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What does the error code 4C mean? I've tried looking it up on the Dell site, under the online-manual for my XPS 730, and under the slot of "4C", it says "Reserved" and offers no reason as to what the issue is. WTH?

A:Error Code 4C on my Dell XPS 730 motherboard?

I believe I have the PHOENIX BIOS for my computer. Which leads me to assume my 4C code error means 'Shadow Video BIOS ROM"...

What on earth does that signify?
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I have a dell 926 printer. I just replaced the ink cartidges in the printer and received this 1203 code. I cannot print at all. I took the cartidges out and cleaned them and still not working. I disconnected the printer and then plugged it back in , still not working. any suggestions.Thanks

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problem: when I shut down the laptop, it automatically restarts and fan rotating with high speed
I did diagnose test. I found this error
Msg: Hard Drive 0 - self test unsuccessful. Status: 79
Msg: Error code 2000-0142

Suggest me what should I do

A:Dell Xps l502x error code

The hard drive has failed - you need a new, 2.5" SATA notebook drive.
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my Dell XPS400 HDD has no OS becouse i had to delete had virus. 
Also myHDD has 2 disks, 1 disk on port 2 error occurred (0) the other disk is fine.
how can i format or run a virus chk.
thanks for the help               kabars

A:my Dell XPS400 HDD has no OS and a HDD error code 4

Please run the free, bootable antivirus checks and the rest of the diagnostics (especially the hard drive diagnostics) from here:
You can obtain OS recovery disks from Dell.  Here's a link for users in the US:
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Hi Greetings I would like to ask for your assistance because I m already out of ideas how to resolve this issue Right after I powered up the laptop E5450 screen dell Latitude start logo after up blank DELL it will get past the DELL logo screen then it will be completely just black screen I wouldn t even hear any activity from the CPU fan HDD and pressing DELL Latitude E5450 blank screen after dell logo start up the Caps Lock doesn t lit up the LED The LED indicators on the side are only displaying the power indicator but none for HDD Battery and Wireless Here are the steps that I have done so far Removed the HDD and Battery then press amp hold the power button for at least - seconds to disperse the internal voltage Then attach the Battery but not the HDD Press and hold Fn and then the Power button hoping to boot me up to the ePSA Diagnostic Utility Press F or F while booting up Re-seat the memory and also clean with a dry tissue These are the procedures that I have done but nothing has changed It still displays blank screen right after the DELL logo I do hope that you could assist me on this Thank you so much
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Hey guys.
Pretty much what the title says - Dell's new, recently-released ControlVault driver (version A19) does not successfully install on a Dell Latitude E6330.  I followed the driver installation order from the "Dell Business Client Re-Image 'How-To' Guide" and installed the Dell ControlVault driver last.  It did not work.
Attached is a screenshot of what I got, and the Windows Installer log.


A:Dell ControlVault A19 installation fails on Dell Latitude E6330 with a fresh install of Windows 7 Professional 64-bit