How do you fix the Dell error code 2000-0251?

Alton Alexander
By Alton AlexanderUpdated on June 4th, 2022

Dell error code 2000-0251 is a hardware error that can occur for a number of reasons. The most common cause is a failing hard drive, but it can also be caused by a faulty motherboard, bad RAM, or a corrupted BIOS. If the error is caused by a failing hard drive, then it will likely need to be replaced. If the error is caused by a faulty motherboard, then the motherboard will need to be replaced. If the error is caused by bad RAM, then the RAM will need to be replaced. If the error is caused by a corrupted BIOS, then the BIOS will need to be reflashed.

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1. Restart your computer and try running the diagnostic again

  1. Open Start and type "cmd"
  2. In the Command Prompt window, type "restart" and press Enter.
  3. When your computer restarts, press F5 to boot into Safe Mode.
  4. Try running the diagnostic again. If the diagnostic still fails, you may need to replace your Dell computer.

2. Run a virus scan on your computer to check for any malicious software that may be causing the issue

  1. Open the "Start" menu and select "All Programs."
  2. Click on "Accessories" and then on "System Tools."
  3. Click on "VirusScan."
  4. Click on "Scan Now."
  5. When the scan is complete, click on "OK."
  6. If there are any malicious software found, click on "Fix Now."
  7. When the fix is complete, click on "Close."

3. Check for any updates for your BIOS and install them if available

  1. Locate the BIOS update file from your computer. This can be found in the BIOS folder, typically C:\BIOS\ 2. Save the file to a USB drive or other external storage. 3. Plug the USB drive into a computer that has access to the Internet. 4. Download and install the BIOS update. 5. Reinstall your computer's operating system. 6. Check for any updates and install them if available.

4. Try resetting the BIOS to its default settings

1.Turn on the computer and press the Delete key. 2.Enter the BIOS Setup program. 3.Select the Advanced tab and press F2. 4.Enter the default settings for the BIOS. 5.Press F10 to save the changes and exit the BIOS Setup program.

5. Check the connections of the hard drive and make sure they are secure

  1. Right-click your hard drive and select Properties.
  2. Under the General tab, make sure the Status is set to correct and the Connections are secure.
  3. If the Status is not correct, make sure you have the correct driver for your hard drive and update it if necessary.
  4. If the Connections are secure, make sure the hard drive is properly plugged into your computer and your power is on.

If you didn't find success with an option above, then try:

  1. Try replacing the hard drive with a new one.
  2. Contact Dell technical support for further assistance.