How do I fix a Dell error code 2000-0151?

Alton Alexander
By Alton AlexanderUpdated on June 4th, 2022

Dell error code 2000-0151 is a Hard Drive Error code. This code indicates that the computer cannot communicate with the hard drive, either because it is failing or because it is not properly connected. This error can be caused by a variety of issues, including hardware failure, corrupt drivers, or incorrect BIOS settings.

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1. Restart the computer and try again

  1. Close all open programs and windows on the computer.
  2. Hold down the power button on the computer for 10 seconds to turn off the computer.
  3. After the computer has turned off, plug in the power cord and turn on the computer.
  4. When the computer starts up, release the power button.
  5. Open the Start menu and select “All Programs”.
  6. Select “Dell” and then “System Restore”.
  7. Select a restore point before the problem occurred and click “Next”.
  8. In the “Select Destination” window, click “Browse” and select the “Hard Drive” where the Windows operating system is installed.
  9. Click “Next”.
  10. In the “Restore Options” window, click “Next”.
  11. In the “Select Files” window, select the files, folders and programs you want to restore and click “Next”.
  12. Click “Finish”.
  13. After the restore is complete, restart the computer.

2. Run a diagnostic test on the hard drive

  1. Open the "device manager" by clicking "start", "control panel", "device manager" and then clicking on the "hard drive" icon.
  2. Right click on the hard drive that is experiencing the error and select "properties".
  3. On the "hard drive" properties window, click on the " Diagnostics " tab.
  4. Select the "Check Now" button.
  5. A diagnostic test will start and when it is finished, a window will open with the results.
  6. If the error is due to a problem with the hard drive itself, then the solution may be to replace the hard drive. If the error is due to a problem with the software or the computer, then the solution may be to reinstall the software or the computer.

3. Replace the hard drive

If you are experiencing an error code such as "2000-0151", it is likely that the hard drive in your Dell computer is failing. In order to replace the hard drive, follow these steps:

  1. Shut down the computer and unplug it from the power supply.
  2. Remove the front panel.
  3. Remove the screws that hold the hard drive in place and disconnect the hard drive.
  4. Take the new hard drive and put it in the same slots as the old one.
  5. Replace the screws and reattach the front panel.
  6. Plug in the power supply and turn on the computer.

4. Contact Dell technical support

  1. Open Dell support website and click on the “Support” tab on the top left of the page.
  2. Select “Contact Dell Technical Support” and enter your Dell error code into the form.
  3. Click on the “Submit” button to send your request to Dell technical support.
  4. Dell technical support team will contact you and help you fix the issue.