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Help with Dell error code 0F00-1344 please!!!

By nefera ·
How can I fix a dell error code 0F0:1344 on a Dell Laptop Inspiron 8600 running XP home. I have already done the boot up from the cd and used c prompts (chkdsk, fixboot, etc...and that didn't help. Also tried to reformat the hard drive...and it would not even do that. Am I looking at getting a new hard drive...or is this problem fixable???

Thank you for all of your help!!!

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Try this

by Jacky Howe In reply to Help with Dell error code ...

You can use the Hard Drive Makers Testing Utility to Test the Drive
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Hitachi / IBM - DFT "Drive Fitness Test"
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http://www.hgst.com/hdd/support/download.htm
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Works with all manufacturers
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Western Digital "Data Lifeguard"
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http://support.wdc.com/download/index.asp#dlgtools
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Works with WD drives only
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Fujitsu "FJDT"
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http://www.fel.fujitsu.com/home/drivers.asp?L=en&CID=1
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Works with fujitsu models only
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Samsung "hutil"
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http://www.samsung.com/Products/Hard...ties/hutil.htm
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Compatability unknown...
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Seagate "Seatools"
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http://www.seagate.com/support/seatools
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Works with Seagate drives only
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some things to try

by antuck In reply to Help with Dell error code ...

Have you gone into BIOS and checked if the hard drive is listed? Can you get into BIOS?

You mentioned that you tried to format the drive and couldn't. Did you get any errors?

Some Dells have a diagnostic feature when the computer boots up. I believe the F10 key is the one to tap. But it should give you a message on what key to hit when booting. Not all Dell's have this feature. So it may not be avaliable.

If you are able to see what hard drive is in the Dell(either in BIOS or by locating the hard drive on the bottom of the laptop), you could go to that site and get a diagnostic tool to run a scan on the drive.

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Dell Diag Tool is accessible by hitting F12 at boot screen

by wanttocancel In reply to some things to try
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Error Code: 0F00:1332 on DELL systems

by arvindmohansk01 In reply to Help with Dell error code ...

The issue appears when the USB keyboard is connected to front USB port, or rear USB port A or B on dell comps.The error code does not indicate a hard drive failure. updated latest BIOS versions had fixed this issue.

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Same issue - but no USB keyboard

by MR 'T' In reply to Error Code: 0F00:1332 on ...

I have the same issue - I am getting the error from the dell diagnostics. It points out several blocks on which it has the errors.

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A fix for "error code 0F00-1344"....

If your computer doesn't automatically start from the CD or you cannot press a key to boot from CD, you may need to enter the BIOS and change the boot order. To enter the BIOS, press your PC manufacturer's BIOS key, which is usually F2, F10 or F12 as the computer boots. Sometimes this key is displayed on the first boot screen. Then look for the boot order section, set CD as first with hard drive as second, then save and exit the bios and reboot.

Get hold of a Windows XP disk and then do the following:

1. Insert the Windows XP bootable CD into the computer.

2. When prompted to press any key to boot from the CD, press any key.

3. Once in the Windows XP setup menu press the "R" key to repair Windows.

4. Log into your Windows installation by pressing the "1" key and pressing enter.

5. You will then be prompted for your administrator password, enter that password.

6. Copy the below two files to the root directory of the primary hard disk. In the below example we are copying these files from the CD-ROM drive letter "E". This letter may be different on your computer.

copy e:\i386\ntldr c:\
copy e:\i386\ntdetect.com c:\

7. Once both of these files have been successfully copied, remove the CD from the computer and reboot.

I know it is an old post, just in case he/she is still looking for a cure. :)

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