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Hard Drive DST short test fail. Error code 2000-0142


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Hard Drive DST short test fail. Error code 2000-0142

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I have a Dell Inspiron 3520 laptop, the laptop was not booting to win8 for a few days.

Tried all the steps i could to get the laptop to boot into windows but to no avail.

At last when i tried the system diagnostics from the BIOS the hard drive threw up the error

**Hard Drive 0- DST Short Test**

Test  Results : Fail

Error Code : 2000-0142

Validation 126852

Msg: Hard drive 0 - S/N woV1J5NW. Long self Test unsuccessful.


my laptop is still under warranty.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

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  • Hi abidhusssain,

    Welcome to Dell community!

    Error code: 2000-0142 indicates that the hard drive has encountered failure and it has to be replaced. I’d be glad to assist you in getting part replaced.

    Please send me the service tag as well as the registered owner’s name on the computer in a Private Message. To send me a Private Message, click my User name, and then click Start Conversation.

    Thanks & Regards
    Kalyan S

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  • try to install windows 7 again. it will work

  • No, it won't.  The hard drive has failed and must be replaced.