Hardive DST Failure

Posted on 2005-05-12
Last Modified: 2010-09-17
Hi All,

This is a last ditch effort to recover my laptop before Dell replaces the harddive.

When I do a boot test, I get an failure for the DST Short Status Test

Error Code 1000-0145

It beeps once...then 4 times...then 5 times

Is there anything I can do?
Question by:lunch_is_4_wimps
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    here a similar Q :

    and you can test the drive also on another PC if you want, with the use of a 2.5 to 3.5 cable adaptor

    you can also take the drive out and boot, or boot from a bootable cd, like windows cd ( you may have to change the boot order in the bios to do that)

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    Thanks Nobus,

    It turned out that I was able to start it after having it trying to restart itself all day. I will keep these references handy. I guess it maybe cheaper for Dell to send me a new drive then to go into major tests. Either way, I am now armed with more info. for next time. Thanks
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    why don't you test them yourself?

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