II. How to solve the error code 2000-0146?
1. Try safe mode and clean boot
The first step in fixing the 2000-0146 error is to try restarting the computer in Safe Mode, followed by a clean boot. Before proceeding, it is recommended that you remove all connected devices, such as printers, WiFi adapters, or modems, with the power off. After disconnecting the device, proceed with the following steps:
Step 1: Start the computer. When the Windows 10 startup logo appears, immediately press the restart or shutdown button on the computer to interrupt the startup process, and repeat this 3 times. If this method doesn’t work for your computer, you can also learn more about how to enter Safe Mode.
Step 2: Enter the recovery environment of Windows 10 by force restarting, and then select (Troubleshooting)-(Advanced Options)-(Startup Settings)-(Restart). When the computer restarts, select Safe Mode to start in the Startup Settings menu. Here you can press the 5 or F5 key to select (Enable Safe Mode with Networking).
Step 3: After entering the system, press the (Windows+R) keys at the same time to open the run window. Next type (msconfig) and press (OK) to open the system configuration interface.
Step 4: Click the (General) tab in the System Configuration Utility window, then click (Selective Startup), uncheck (Load Startup Items).
Step 5: Click the (Services) tab and check (Hide all Microsoft services). Click the (Disable All) button and restart the system. If this method resolves error code 2000-0146, immediately back up your hard drive data and check the hard drive SMART status for signs of drive failure.
2. Run the SFC /scannow command
When the error code 2000-0146 is caused by damage to system files or registry files, you can try to use the SFC command to solve it. The SFC (System File Checker) tool is a Windows built-in utility that scans all protected system files and fixes detected issues. The specific operation steps are as follows:
Step 1: After restarting the computer or entering safe mode, search for (cmd) in the search box in the lower left corner, right-click the search result and select (run as administrator) to open the command prompt tool.
Step 2: In the opened command prompt window, enter the command (SFC /scannow) and press the (Enter) key. Next, System File Checker will perform a system scan and fix problematic system files. After the repair is complete, restart your computer and see if the problem is resolved.
3. Restore BIOS default settings
When the BIOS boot sequence is incorrect, the system may not be able to detect the hard disk, and error 2000-0146 will appear. Therefore, you can try to restore the default BIOS settings to solve the current problem, the specific steps are as follows:
Step 1: Run the computer, and immediately press the F2 or F10 or Esc or Del key several times to enter the BIOS menu (the shortcut keys to enter the BIOS are slightly different due to the different computer motherboard models, and you can observe the black screen that appears when starting up. prompt).
Step 2: Then press the (F9) key (Setup Defaults) to restore the BIOS default settings. For other BIOS interfaces, try to find the option that includes “Defaults”.
Step 3: Press the (F10) key, select (Yes) and press the (Enter) key to save the changes. Then execute the next command according to the operation wizard, and restart the computer to solve the problem.
The built-in disk cleaning tool of Windows system can help you free up disk space by deleting temporary files, emptying the recycle bin, and deleting unnecessary and erroneous system files. The specific operation steps are as follows:
Step 1: Restart the computer, search for the (Disk Cleanup) program in the search box in the lower left corner and open it. If you cannot restart your computer, you can trymethod 1
Steps to enter safe mode and then proceed to follow-up operations.
Step 2: After the program opens, select the system disk (C:), check all the files you want to delete (and be sure to include the temporary file option), and click (OK) after checking. After the Disk Cleanup process is complete, restart your computer and see if the problem is resolved.
The above are several common methods to fix error code 2000-0146. If none of the above methods can solve the current problem, you need to replace the hard disk to solve it. However, before replacing the hard disk, you need to back up or transfer the data of the old hard disk in time, and perform the operation of replacing the hard disk after the data backup is completed. It is recommended that you use Renee PassNow
to back up or transfer important files in the computer when the Windows system is inaccessible. The following are the detailed operation steps.