My Ideapad y480 has been having some severe issues lately related to booting. Whenver I try to reboot my computer (which runs Windows 8) I get the Windows 8 version of the BSOD (the frowny face screen). It tells me that my computer has encountered an error and needs to shut down, and it gave me an error code of 0xc0000021a. Sometimes the computer will boot perfectly normally, but around 75% of the time it crashes like this. It seems to always happen after any major changes are made (Windows updates, updates for games, etc.).
The only way for me to get into my computer again is to do a system restore to before any changes were made. If a new restore point is made and any change whatsoever has been made, I often get another error message, and the system restore fails. These problems don't occur 100% of the time, but its very hard to use the computer when I can't update programs or Windows without issues. I looked other places online and a few of the pointed towards the hard drive failing or reinstalling the OS, but I thought I should ask for any less drastic solutions that could work.
Just upgraded the 24GB msata to a 120 GB msata and I'm having trouble cloning the hard drive over to the ssd with Clonezilla. The plan is to move the OS to the msata ssd and wiping the original hard dirve and using it for back-up and storage. The BIOS is current set to AHCI with Lagency OS support active but trying UEFI first. I've done this before with win 7 systems; but this is my first foray into win 8.1 w/UEFI. The system does recognize and access the 120 GB Crucial M500 msata disk; it just won't mirror the 8, win-8 partitions. I reinstalled the HD and rebooted the system; to ensure I didn't mess something up and everything seems to be working; though on the slow hard drive.
I did boot from the USB drive with Clonzillia on it and used the drive to drive cloning option...
I am using a B590 booting from a mSATA SSD (Mushkin). I am booting in to Ubuntu 12.04. Everything worked fine for half a year. Last week booting from the SSD did not work any more. Now the mSATA SSD is not visible in my BIOS, under Windows 7 oder several Linux distros. I cannot access the mSATA SSD at all. I am especially surprised that my configuration quit working from one day to the other without any action from my side. The usual set of questions:
Is there something trivial that I do wrong?Is there a way to check the sanity of the drive and/or my notebook?Is there any way to revert to the previous extremely satisfying state?My BIOS-version is 1.18 (06/27/2013).
Lenovo x220 Winodws 7 64bit, up todate MyDigitalSSD Super Cache2 50mm SATA III (6G) mSATA SSD
I have installed my mSATA card as instructed and that part went fine. Like a couple of other folks the drive is not being recognized by Windows 7. I have checked the storage management in windows 7 and the drive is not there in any form. I have disabled all caching as suggested in some posts in the polices for the drive in windows 7. Again no drive being recognized.
I just bought a U430 touch and am trying to put in an SSD (Sandisk Ultra Plus 256 GB).
I followed the instructions in how to open the cover and take out the hard drive as listed in the maintenance manual. I created a USB boot drive and changed the boot order to the USB. But when I try to press the Novo key to then proceed with Windows installation, the power light and keyboard just starts blinking slowly. I've tried powering it on instead of using the Novo key and the same thing happens.
I've tried to do this with and without the USB drive plugged in. I also then put the old hard drive back and put the back cover back on and it is still doing it. I thought maybe that just means it's in sleep mode but pressing the power or pressing keys does not work...
I have the Lenovo Y400 laptop with Intel Core I-7 processor and Nvidia Geforce 650M Graphics chip. The laptop came with windows 8 and is now running windows 8.1 At the time of purchase I opted to go for a model with a standard HDD and no MSATA SSD for caching.
I have recently purchased a 128 GB "My Digital SSD - Bulletproof 4" MSATA SSD and installed it.
I installed the Intel Rapid Storage Technology software and it shows the drive, but does not give me any options for acceleration or caching.
Based on my research so far, it seems I need to enable RAID mode in the BIOS (SATA setting is currently at AHCI).
The only other option shown is to change it to "compatibility mode" which it identifies as IDE.
Is there a way to switch the BIOS to RAID mode so I can use my MSATA SSD for caching without having to reinstall windows?
I cannot select my new SSD (M4 mSATA) in the boot order in the BIOS.
The mSATA drive DOES show up on the BIOS info page (first BIOS screen) but does NOT appear on the boot order page. The drive is visible and formatted in Windows 8 64bit and I can copy files to it,
Computer: Lenovo IdeaPad Y580 with a 1TB HDD (i7 CPU, 660M COU, 8GB RAM, etc.)OS: Windows 8 64bitSSD: Crucial M4 mSATA 256GB Model # M4-CT256M4SSD3Windows shows the drive as operating correctly. After some fiddling I did use disk management to populate the volume (238GB available) and assigned a drive letter. I successfully copied a txt file and can open the file.
I have created a recovery DVD but it doesn't recognize the drive when attempting to use--although I can see/use in Windows.
I have also removed the HDD and rebooted a number of times. So the drive is working but I cannot set it as a bootable drive. The things I have tried:
>>>Have you tried the ssd as the only drive>>> Yes.
>>> are both drives on the same sata contoller have you tried the ssd in the hdd port?>>> he SSD is mSATA and has a different port than the HDD (which plugs into the SATA port). I have tried w/o the HDD plugged in,
>>>could it be that the hdd has ahci and the ssd doesnt or vice versa>>> I have not tried disabling AHCI yet as a quick browsing showed this bricking some systems.
>>> See the Bootmenu of the BIOS setup utility. Make sure that the Boot Device Priority in the BIOS setup utility is set so that the computer starts from the device you want. >>> Doesn't list it as an option on the priority screen, BUT it is listed on the BIOS information page as recognized (HD0 I believe).
>>> Press F12 when the Lenovo logo appears on the screen while the computer is starting up to select the device you want the computer starts from.>>> Does not list the SSD drive as a boot option. Tried w/ and w/o the HDD installed.
I have a couple issues with moving Win7 Pro from my HD to my new mSATA. I have an E520, 1143 FU3 (?), 500gb hd, Win7 Pro. I added a 120gb mSATA SSD.
I first thought I would clone the drive to the new one, but had trouble getting the used space small enough. Then I thought I would do a factory install, but can't seem to get that to work either.
First of all, I made recovery disks back when I first got the computer. But I can't find a way to use the data on the disks. They are not bootable. So If I remove my old hard drive so I can install to the new one, how do I boot? I made a boot disk from Lenovo Recovery, but it doesn't boot to a command prompt, just into the program, which doesn't seem to be able to use my recovery disks, it wants something else. How do I restore my computer back to factory defaults? The recovery system won't let me make new disks, its says this can only be done once.
Also, I have been removing things from the hard drive so it will fit to clone to the new 120gb drive. I seemed to be unable to get the drive to be less than 130gb, even though I had removed almost everything except Windows. I was checking the size by looking at the drive properties in Windows. Now I noticed that if I check the properties of each item, directories and files, on the C:, the total size is only about 60gb. Does that mean I can clone the drive, and the drive properties is reporting the used space incorrectly, or am I missing something? Even with the "Q:" (Lenovo_Recovery) added on, I should still be well under my 111gb on the new drive.
i have Thinkpad e335, BIOS ver. 1.70. I Read, that e335 doesn't support mSATA drive. In BIOS i can choose bootable device: HDD0 - 500GB HDD or HDD1 - empty. What is HDD1? Can i use HDD1 for mSATA drive?
I'm planning to add a mSATA SSD on a brand new T430s and use the 500gb HD for data. I ordered the R&R DVD's so that I don't even have to turn on the machine with the factory drive. I will remove it and install the mSATA to install OS etc.
Then reinstall the factory drive for reformat and add data.
I'd rather do this than go through the whole first time setup with the factory drive just to create R&R disc. It seems like a giant waste of time otherwise.
I'm assuming the factory R&R discs will have the OS, drivers and Thinkpad utilities, which is all in need.
Replacing the stock mSATA SSD used for caching on the T430 with a large capacity SSD and placing an OS on it?
I've got a T430 with dual boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu. I rarely use the Window partition, and I want leave it on the HD and migrate the Ubuntu partition over to a new mSATA SSD installed in slot currently used for caching for Windows. I'm not concerned about Windows slowing down without the cache, but I do need a bootable windows partition.
I was about to go ahead and purchase a suitable mSATA SSD for this process when I read the hardware maintenance manual (pg 26) and mSATA update guide, which made me think that using the mSATA for anything but caching on the T430 might be problematic.
Does the Microsoft Window's 7 installation CD automatically recognize the mSATA and the Optimus in conjunction with the Intel HD 4000 as well as the fingerprint reader for login? Or do I have to download the drivers and install ExpressCache separately off of Lenovo's website... trying to stay clear of Lenovo drivers that might conflict with Intel's and NVIDIA's.
best way to install a *clean* version of Windows 8 to their Thinkpad that came with Windows 8?
I ordered a T430s with low specs and Windows 8 and I dropped in an 8GB DIMM and mSATA drive. However, the Lenovo implementation of Windows 8 is maddeningly difficult to create backup media (you can't) and the Lenovo "restore" from the HDD partition won't allow you to restore to another drive. Plus, that kinda defeats my original purpose of a clean install without any bloatware onto a fast, user-installed mSATA or SSD.
I have Windows upgrade media I purchased for my desktop, but that install program says the installation won't work with the Lenovo Product Key specific to my Thinkpad T430s (I'm guessing it's an OEM product key while the install media is an upgrade looking for a previously installed Windows 7?)
My Lenovo Solution Center (LSC) told me that my mSATA had a targetd read test fail. I ran the test myself and it had the same issue. Read some threads and tried the LSC test but only tested the SSD, and it passed all tests when ran this way.
Went to the IBM Electronic Service Call website and entered the details and they sent me an empty box to ship my laptop back for repair. This seems overkill as I'm sure I could just pop in a new mSATA if that really was the problem, I don't want to give up my PC.
My T430 seems to run fine. Wondering if this is a software problem with LSC? Here is my error code:
LENOVO HARDWARE SCAN ERROR: RESULT CODE: WHD01V002-UI8VYJ DATE RUN: 1/26/2013 - 14:52 DEVICE: SANDISK-SANDISKSSDU10016GB-123659310730
(I don't get this error when I test the SSD by itself, only if SSD is tested right after the primary HD)
Is it worth sending back to Lenovo? Or does LSC have a glitch?
I have a sony vaio CR series and I'm buying a sager np8662 but I'm kinda poor right now. So i was wondering if its possible to remove the cpu, ram sticks and HDD from my sony and put them in a np8662 bare bone and then upgrade when I get the money?
I received my XPS 1530 a few days ago and I'm happy with everything except for the factory supplied fingerprints on the lid. I tried using screen wipes and Windex - but I can't remove the fingerprints. Has anyone else successfully removed fingerprints, and if so, what did you use?
I googled around to see if anyone had done this but got no results.
Is it possible to remove the optical drive from the XPS M1330 and put some sort of plastic placeholder there instead? Being able to fit an extra battery or hard-drive would be great, but I can settle for some plastic.
I finally got around to taking the stickers off of the palmrest on my Z11, and I was left with a lot of goo.
I was too lazy to pick up "goo gone" cleaner so I just rubbed off the sticker goo with my thumb.
Problem is, it left a "carbon footstep" of where the sticker goo was which, no matter how hard I try, I can't clean.
If I look at it at a certain angle, I can see a whole pattern of where I rubbed the sticker goo off. It's really really ugly and I would advise anyone getting around to it to be smart about it and buy goo gone
I wanna swap out my current hdd for a SSD. But problem is the HDD cage is sort of lock. It not like the usual HDD cage as there is 2 piece of metal slottin into the main case.. anyway to remove.. suspect cover by KB