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Hi I am a Dell user. I have 1564 Inspiron, right now not in warranty. Lately I  faced blue screen of death, when restarted, Dell logo appears and later a blank screen! On restarting and pressing F12, with the Pre boot system assessment, I discovered its error code 2000-0151.

I do face a cracking noise from the disk. Any possible solutions??? 

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  • Hi Dr.swap,

    That error indicates an "incorrect status" of your optical drive. I suggest you run the Dell diagnostics on your drive. To test your CD/DVD drive from the utility partition:

    1. Reboot your system. When you see the Dell logo, hit F12 to enter the boot menu.

    2. Select Boot to utility partition.

    3. Select Test System.

    4. Select Custom Test.

    5. Use the arrow keys or mouse to select your CD/DVD drive.

    6. Insert a CD or DVD.

    7. Click Run Tests.

    8. Write down any error messages.

  • Hi OSPREY4,

     Thnks for ur reply.On hittn F12,I get 4 options under boot menu directly as follows

    CD/DVD Drive




    enter setup

    this is wat i get on hitn F12.on entering diagnostics,now im gettn error code 2000-0146.DST hard drive shot test Fail.

    what shld i do???

  • Replace the hard drive with a new one.  Yours is toast.

  • 2000-0146 doesn't mean HD failure. it means the last log contained errors. ANY errors. just dont state that if the information isn't 100%.

  • Sorry, but drive short test fail means what it says - particularly since it's the first time it's shown up.  The drive needs to be replaced.  

  • Pleace solve my problem

    1. when i am installed windows xp then show me some technical erroer 

    Stop: 0x0000007b (0xf78d2524, 0xc0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)


    2. when laptop runing in Diognostic then show errores

    error code 0151, hard drive 0 incorrect status: 32 No additional

    Plz solve my problem i shall be heavily thankful  to u...

  • Hi Teji98,

    It appears you need a new hard drive.

    Good luck!

  • Yes I know, is old thread but could be useful for other users.

    I can confirm that you have to change your hard drive.

    I'm facing the same issue with Optiplex 990... Same noise and same error code. I called Dell support and tomorrow I will receive the new hard drive.

    I'm also testing the hard drive with SeaTools for windows and No error during SMART test but at the end didn't finish basic test. 

    Here the error code list and the relative fix:



  • Hi nrjensen,

    Welcome to the community

    It’s unfortunate that the system is not booting up to windows. The error code 2000-0151 points towards the bad hard drive and you must consider replacing it.  

    Please let me know if your system is under warranty. I should be able to help you with it.

    Glad to be of assistance.

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    Social Outreach Professional

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  • i have the same problem with Dell Inspiron 1090, system doesnt boot at all. When start i pressed F12 and run diagnostic it shows

    Error Cod: 0151

    Msg Error Code 2000-1051

    Hard Drive 1: Incorrect Status

    when done further memory test, it shows no more errors and says test results pass

    My system is out of warrenty. Please help me

  • Even if your system is out of warranty you can still call Dell to purchase a replacement drive.   Did you have all your data backed up?

  • yes i got the data from DOS Prompt  from advanced options.  

  • Hi Adeela,

    Good to hear you've got your data backed up. Just a follow-up comment, since your system is no longer under warranty, you are free to purchase a replacement drive anywhere. Your PC takes any standard 2.5" laptop SATA hard drive.

    Here is the replacement procedure <ADMIN NOTE: Broken link has been removed from this post by Dell>.

  • I am getting the same error, can u please let me the procedure to take backup.

    It would be really great if i get my data back. I have contacted Seagate support but no luck.

    Currently my hard disk is detecting, I mean i can not see the available space or disk information in Device manager, Used few tools but no luck.


    Sathya Prakash.

  • Hi sathyaprakash,

    Please elaborate the issue and answer the below questions:

    • If diagnostics display Error code 2000-0151, did you reseat the hard drive in the system?
    • Is the system booting into windows?
    • Are you trying to connect an external hard drive, which is not getting detected in device manager?

    Please reply for further assistance.

    Thanks & Regards,
    Nikhil D

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