Having problems with your Dell Inspiron 6000 Notebook ?

Failed DST Short Test and Screwy Mouse/Keyboard

\015 I have an Inspiron 1505 laptop and recently started encountering problems with my keyboard and mouse. (Mouse is unresponsive, commands on keyboard must be typed repeatedly before the computer picks up on them.) I recently ran diagnostics on boot-up and received failures for the Start DST Short Test and DST Short Status Test, Error code 1000-0146. Seeing as how I can not get my mouse to respond and therefore am unable to load up the start menu to Run the chkdsk/r command, is there any way of going around this problem? I have tried booting from the Windows disc and from last known good configuration but nothing seems to be working. Any help is much appreciated.\015

Answers :

Hi there.
I'm sorry to say that error code 1000-0146 means that the hard drive is failing and it can go at anytime, get yourself a USB mouse and start the computer up, the operating system should recognize the mouse and install the drivers (it may take a couple of minutes so be patient), as soon as the mouse is installed it is imperative that you back up all of your data, either to an external drive or CD/DVD.
Then you have to purchase another dive of if you have any warranty on the laptop send it in for Dell to repair.
If you are out of warranty and need instruction on how to install a new drive please feel free to post back.

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