boot error 2000-0141

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boot error 2000-0141

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i have an xps dimension 420. 3-4 months old. it was working perfectly until this morning. yesterday i installed a game that ran fine. but when the computer restarted apparently a drive couldnt be found and the error code 2000-0141 appeared. ive run diagnostic repeatedly to no gain. i have no idea what i should do.

The actual message that appears is as follow:

.Drive 0 not found: Serial ATA, SATA-0

Alert Failed to Detect one or more drives during POST.

Strike the F1 key to continue. F2 to run the setup.

Press F5 to run onboard diagnostics.

F1 just makes the message repeat itself. using f2, boot sequence  shows 5/6 drives labelled (not present). F5 ends up giving me the error code 2000-0141

help please!

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  • makx08 

    The explanation of the error code 2000-0141 is HERE  and includes the troubleshooter for this type of error.

    First, open the case and check that the power and data cables are properly connected to the hard drive.

    You could try clearing the CMOS settings, see HERE

    As there is a warranty on the XPS 420, you could also, contact Dell's Technical Support about this.




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