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.

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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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#12
December 24, 2019 at 08:06:32
Dave:
I received my driver recovery disk and started to work on this computer again, It will not load because it is not a boot disc, also Can I format this new hdd from another computer? This is driving me nuts.
Help

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#13
December 24, 2019 at 13:46:30
Yeah, first you need to get XP installed before you can use the disk. It's too bad there's not a site that says 'this is the driver you need to install xp on a T3400 SATA drive'. But I think this is the file:

https://downloadcenter.intel.com/do...

Anyway, make the disk and during xp installation when it says to press F6 to install a driver go ahead and see if it accepts it and continues with the installation. If it goes OK you probably won't need to use the driver disk at all.


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#14
January 2, 2020 at 16:31:44
Dave:
Thanks for the information, I tried what you suggested, But that did not solve the problem, I tried several different combinations, What I cannot understand is that, When I press F6 it loaded the files but when I continued with the installation, It still shows the same four errors as before.Any ideas?

Thanks for your help.

Mike


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#15
January 2, 2020 at 21:14:35
As far as I know those are the drivers you need to install xp on that sata drive. If they're not the right ones, well I don't know where to find them. Maybe it's a bios setting. Take a look at the user guide:

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

The T3400 uses the intel x38 express chipset and needs ICH9 sata drivers


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#16
January 2, 2020 at 22:34:57
Have you got an W7 install disk to try?

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#17
January 3, 2020 at 00:06:46
I found this:

https://downloadcenter.intel.com/do...

It also lists ICH9 drivers for F6 installation. According to the readme.txt file, after it loads from the floppy you get several install options. There are two ICH9 drivers, one for SATA RAID and one for SATA AHCI. The AHCI should be the one you need.


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#18
January 3, 2020 at 06:13:45
Thanks for this information, I loaded the information went into F6, I heard the a drive activate and i seem to load but then it came up and said that the TXTSETUP.OEM not found, But, I opened the a drive and the TXTSETUP.OEM is there it is a 32 bit file and the size is 5kb, I do not think that I did anything incorrect, Please advise if I did.

Michael


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#19
January 3, 2020 at 07:49:44
Dave: I downloaded he file from https://www.dell.com/support/home/u... and tried to install it, I get the following error message.File txtsetup.oem caused an unexpected error (512) at line 1742 in d:\xpsp1\base\boot\setup\oemdisk.c
What does this mean? I will down load the file from another source and try later.

Michael


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#20
January 3, 2020 at 07:53:09
No I do not have any W7 install disk to try.Where can I get this disk?


Michael


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#21
January 3, 2020 at 08:10:32
Dave:
What I notice when I downloaded the file and went into the F6 I did not get the options to choose the AHCI, I guess I made a wrong turn somewhere.


Michael


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#22
January 3, 2020 at 10:19:07
To download the manual click on the link in my #15. Then right click on 'view pdf' on the 'precision t3400 user's guide' and choose 'save target as'. That will download it to your computer.

If the intel download in my #17 didn't go right I guess try again. I was only going by the readme file and can't test it. There are some extraction instructions there.


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#23
January 3, 2020 at 17:06:36
"No I do not have any W7 install disk to try.Where can I get this disk?"

This program allows you to choose any version of W7, also there is a section for Dell & Ubuntu ( Linux )
Naturally it will be up to you to try/select what you use, it would not hurt to start with Linux, just to prove your hardware is Ok.

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