Error 0146 - What is it?
Dell laptop is a great choice for laptop users who like to have the best configuration, fast working platform, and long warranty period. But this does not mean that your errors can’t pop up on Dell laptops.
Users can experience a variety of hardware and software-related issues on Dell laptops. And one such error is the error code 0146.
This is a typical Dell laptop hard drive-related error code. It can cause your Dell laptop to freeze and system applications to stop responding for a long period of time. Therefore, it is recommended to fix the error immediately.
Error 0146 may be triggered due to several reasons on your system. These include:
- Program corruption
- Viral infection
- Hard drive issues
Further Information and Manual Repair
The good news is that error 0146 is easy to fix. Here are some of the easy do it yourself methods that you can try to resolve error 0146 on your system:
Method 1 - Run a Virus Scan
Malware and viruses can corrupt and damage the hard drive and trigger error 0146. In such an event, it is recommended that you open your antivirus, update it and run a full virus scan on your PC.
Once the scan is complete, remove all the viruses. This will hopefully resolve the error 0146.
Method 2 - Run Your Laptop in Safe Mode and Clean Boot
Another alternative is to run your Dell laptop in safe mode and clean boot. To do this, simply disconnect all the attached devices like wireless printers, routers, and USB keys and turn off your laptop.
Turn it on again and then press and hold the F8 key. Make sure you do it quickly before the Windows logo comes up. Now select ‘Safe mode with networking’ and press enter.
After that, open System Configuration Utility by going to the start menu and typing ‘msconfig’ in RUN, and then click OK. In the System Configuration Utility click General then selective startup. Now uncheck the load startup items box ad select services and then check the hide all Microsoft services box and disable all.
To apply these changes, click ‘Apply’ and then OK. Now restart your laptop.
Method 3 - Change to SATA Drive
Sometimes error 0146 may pop up due to hard drive configuration changes.
If this is the reason for error occurrence, then simply go to Dell Laptop BIOS. Check whether the hard drive configuration has been changed to AHCI SATA from SATA Drive.
If it has changed, then it is advisable to change it back to SATA Drive. When you are done back up all your data, and then format your hard drive. It is important to create a backup because formatting will make you lose all your data.
Once you format the hard drive, reinstall Windows from scratch.
Method 4 - Run a Registry Scan
If the error 0146 results due to program corruption then there is a possibility that the underlying reason might be registry damage. Therefore it is advisable to run a registry scan and repair it.
To do so, download Restoro. This is a cutting-edge and user-friendly PC Fixer integrated with a registry cleaner.
Run it to scan for registry issues. It removes all obsolete files corrupting and damaging the registry, repairs important and damaged system files and cleans the registry in the shortest time.
Click here to download Restoro and resolve error 0146.