Dell T 3400 ERROR 2000-1046

October 22, 2019 at 17:44:47
Specs: Windows XP, 2.66 GHZ 4 GB
My dell T 3400 died the error 2000-0146 suggested, Hard drive issue, Original HDD 169 GB, replaced it with 320 GB, same error will not boot, I tried to boot from xp cd no help. Any ideas.I need help


Michael


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#1
October 22, 2019 at 19:52:40
The new drive eliminates some of the possibles, I would check these.

Solution 1: Changing SATA Mode.
Solution 4: Loading BIOS in default settings
Solution 5: Checking other hardware components
https://appuals.com/how-to-fix-erro...

More here.

https://www.dell.com/community/Stor...

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#2
October 22, 2019 at 20:45:20
Your new 320 gig drive won't boot unless the OS is properly installed on it. The xp cd should boot if the cd/dvd drive is first in the boot order.and it's not some odd compilation of install files and is an actual MS or OEM disk.

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#3
October 23, 2019 at 08:40:56
I have tried all you suggested, It started to boot form the xp cd and it stopped and gave a few errors, Stop. 0XF78D663C, 0X0000007B, 0XC0000034, 0X000000000, OX00000000, And wanted me to run CHKDSK /F but I cannot get the computer to the command prompt because it does not boot up. How can I get the computer to run CHKDSK /F?

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#4
October 23, 2019 at 12:38:30
You don't run a checkdisc on a CD, it sounds like those error codes are still pointing at your hard drive.

Here's some info from Microsoft's site, you amy need to configure your hard drive settings in the BIOS.

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us...


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#5
October 23, 2019 at 15:47:18
"How can I get the computer to run CHKDSK /F?"

Make this boot disk, make sure you change the bios to boot from the Lazesoft boot disk.

Lazesoft Recovery Suite Home
https://www.softpedia.com/get/Syste...
http://www.lazesoft.com/lazesoft-re...
Screenshot ( SS )
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Lazesoft Recovery Suite Home video tutorial
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Tutorials
http://www.lazesoft.com/guide.html


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#6
October 23, 2019 at 16:15:26
Make a CD with Memtest86 on it and boot to that without the hard drive installed. Run Memtest until all tests are run through at least once. I suspect that you are having an issue with your RAM sticks. No errors are acceptable. Bad memory can show up as bad hard drive or other issues, often more than one.
As mentioned, you have to have the system set up to boot to the optical drive first but with the hard drive not installed your system may boot to the CD or directly into the BIOS set up for you to reset the boot order.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#7
October 23, 2019 at 17:40:21
Depending on when it threw up those errors your cd or optical drive may be bad.

Is your hard drive SATA? I recall xp didn't install on SATA without some additional configuration. I think. sometimes a non-standard bios configuration worked or loading a driver prior to installing.


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#8
October 23, 2019 at 20:56:23
To install XP on a SATA drive (if I remember correctly) you need a floppy disk with the SATA drivers on it or you need to create a customized DVD with the drivers already on it.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#9
October 24, 2019 at 05:33:43
Thanks to all who responded, I am still working on it.


1: Changing SATA Mode. Done
2: Loading BIOS in default settings Done
3: I tried to boot form cd, It booted and started to load
when windows logo came up it stopped and gave error.
4: I have ordered the Drivers Recovery Restore Resource cd
and will try to load it o the new hdd.
5: I do not know what else to try.
6: I re installed the old hdd in computer, It does not see it.
7: installed new hdd and computer sees it.
8: Trying to get sata driver disc


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#10
October 24, 2019 at 09:35:56
So your new drive is SATA? This may be of help:

https://www.dell.com/community/Desk...

The drivers you need should be on the Dell disks that originally came with it.

Or maybe this will help:

https://www.dell.com/support/home/u...

Apparently Dell doesn't offer 'backup media' you can order anymore or at least makes it next to impossible to find

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#11
October 24, 2019 at 12:47:45
To add to my above:

That PC probably came with XP on a SATA drive so the original disks would have the necessary drivers. But to avoid the SATA driver hassle you could install a newer OS. The T3400 specs look like it would handle windows 10 OK.


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