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 My Computer Crashed!! 
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Hi guys, I'm REALLY sorry if this is the wrong place too make this topic, but my life on Psypokes depends on it!! I think this is the right place to put it anyhow...


My brand new computer crashed. I leave the house with it on for 20 min., and it's absolutely frozen by the time I come home. I turn it off and try to reboot it, when I get a few options, which I cannot remember, but the buttons were f1, f2 and f5 and a message saying that "The hard drive cannot be found, please reseat it and try again" or something to that effect. F2 eventually showed this:


Error Code: 0141

Msg: Error Code 2000-0141

Msg: No drive detected. The given error code and message can be used by Dell Tech Support to help diagnose the problem. Do you want to continue testing??


F5 went through more complex tests and apparently, the most hard-ware components on my system (mouse, keyboard, speakers ect.) were fine, but no connection to the hard-drive could be made whatsoever.

I'm posting off of my old computer, which may crash itself any minute. Please, I'm desperate for help, I don't have tech support where I live! Do you think its a virus, or a physical problem??


I think I've put some more detail in my post in the Goodbye / I'm Back thread.

I will be extremely grateful if any of you that have the knowledge to help me would post in this thread!! I know that you guys are generally very helpful and knowledgeable, and I won't be surprised if I get a quick response.

I've really enjoyed my time on Psypoke, abeit a short time on the Forums, and I hope that I'll be online before this summer again!!

Thanks to all those who have bothered to read this and those who reply!!! If you need anymore details, please PM me or email me at my address crystal_star12 (at symbol) hotmail.com .

Crystal

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Thu May 15, 2008 5:55 pm
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Sounds like a bad hard drive. If it's brand new, send it back to where you got it; it should still be under warantee.

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Tue May 20, 2008 9:35 pm
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That's what we're doing, but it takes a while to ship it down to where I live. >.< The PC's under a warranty, but it's REALLY expensive to ship stuff quickly to where I live and normal post is slow and unreliable, so my parents are considering buying me a new one because it would be around the same cost if it's NOT the hard drive. I'm now 80% sure that's what it is, but my family's main computer and my friend's just crashed, but that's supposed to be because of a new trojan horse. Anyway, thanks for posting Jiggz. :D

PS, so if this ever happens again or something similar in the future, should I place this in general discussion :?: I hate breaking the rules and making work for the staff.

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No, this is the help forum, and you needed help, so it was in the right spot. Don't worry about it, it's not a big deal.

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The hard-drive came in yesterday, and it works. :D Thanks to all those that took a look at this, and maybe if you have the same problem, you'll know what it is. THANK YOU Jiggz for posting and giving me a second opinion, and Krisp for answering my question. :D

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