Dell xps 8100; Disk failure hard error 2000-0142 0 self test status 79

Hi guys, I was wandering in the forums for a few hours, now looking for ana response to this question, and can't find anything clear. I have a XPS 8100 that I run a diagnostic and received a 2000-0142 error code that says MSG: error code 2000-0142 hard drive FAILURE 0 self-test status: 79 based on what I read in the forum is that there is a disk failure, and the only recourse is to solve the problem in my view is to replace the drive. Firstly, can someone please give me an absolute confirmation that it is indeed what I have to do, or is there something else I should do to fix this problem first? If a replacement drive is there someone could please tell me how can I do to get my OEM software off the coast of the partition recovery and on my new drive. I now office preinstalled and, of course, premium Windows 7 I would like to see on my new hard drive and I was not provided with one of the disks at the time of purchase. Thanks in advance to all those who respond

Hi XPS8100kid,

Welcome to the Dell Community Forum.

The 200-0142 error is for hard drive failure and you need to replace the hard drive.

Since the hard drive has not, you would not be able to access the partition recovery on it. Data would be lost and the software already installed on your computer will need to be reinstalled.

Windows 7 will need to be installed on the new hard drive. Please click the link below to get the procedure of re - install Windows 7.

If based in the United States, you can ask for the backup drives by clicking the link below:

I would like to know if additional assistance is needed.

Thank you and best regards,
Babita S

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