This is a discussion on Error Code: 1000-0146 within the Windows XP Support forums, part of the Tech Support Forum category. My mother's Dell Inspiron B130 all of a sudden would not start up and she asked me to take a
My mother's Dell Inspiron B130 all of a sudden would not start up and she asked me to take a look at it. I ran a Diagnostic and the above Error Code showed up ... 1000-0146 saying DST Short Status Test Failed. I have tried starting the computer in every way possible but the comp will not start up. The screen just remains blank. I know the screen works properly due to the diagnostic test as well as me being able to see the Start-up Menu. Starting using Last Known Configuration yields the same result. When I try to start up using Safe Mode ... All that appears is a series of lines of text and then nothing happens. The lines of text remain in place and no key strokes have any effect. I'm almost sure this is a HD Failure but my mom doesn't want to lose all the stuff she had on her laptop. Do any of you have any solutions to my problem.