I had a problem booting and tested my hard disk with the BIOS tool and it reported an error (Error code 0000: Read verification failed), so I guess it is time to find a new hard disk. I also scanned with SeaTools and long generic test also failed.
I was looking at the Seagate SSHD 1TB SATA-600 (model number: ST1000LM014), but I am not entirely sure if this is supported by my system...
I am a bit unsure if my system can handle the disk of this size, but so far I haven't been able to locate the info of limitations for my system....
I read in another post here on the forum that all SATA drives are backwards compatible, so I presume that even if my system is not SATA-600 (as far as I could figure my old hard disk is SATA-300 model number: ST9160827AS).
IBM/Lenovo laptops and desktops for a long time. I recently purchased a T440P laptop with a standard 7200 RPM HDD in it. In the past, with previus models, when I wanted to troubleshoot the current Windows install (virus infections etc) I would use UBCD4WIN on a USB stick to boot the computer to USB and access the hard drive to pull data off or remove files infections etc. With this new T440P I cannot seem to see the hard drive when I boot it up with the USB stick.
I can boot the computer just fine and run the USB based OS without trouble but I simply cannot see the hard drive.
So far I have tried: -Adjusting UEFI to Legacy and/or "Both" -Adjusted CSM to Yes and No -Disabled/Enabled Secure Boot
and several combinations of all of the above in hopes it was the issue but it doesn't seem to change my ability to see the hard drive. It simply doesn't show up.
The drive itself (in the T440P) is a standard HDD (not SSD) and is formatted NTFS with Windows 7 64bit installed on it.. The UBCD4WIN is a basic "Windows XP" x86 (32 bit) OS on a USB stick and the USB stick is formatted FAT32.
In previous lenovo models (T400/T410 etc) all I had to do was switch AHCI to Compatibility and I could see the drive but this one is giving me a real fit and I am not exactly sure if its a controller driver, UEFI or something else.
how to see the hard drive when booting to the USB UBCD4WIN stick?
I recently bought a Thinkpad T540P laptop. But there is always some noise made by the hard drive. The noise makes me feel uncomfortable. It sounds like it has been used for a long time, but actually only two days.
i want to use the DVD tray to add a 2nd hard drive using one of the many 2nd HD Hard Drive Caddy Trays i see online, but i want to use a solid state drive in it. Can this be done? From what i ascertain via product literature, it appears that any caddy tray i see online says "accepts 2.5' 12.7MM SATA HDD only" or some such." While there are many SSD's that are 2.5 inch, I've only seen ones that are either 7mm or "7mm (with 9.5mm adapter)." Is there a product (either a T520-compatible 9.5mm caddy tray or a 12.77mm SSD) that can make this work?
I just received my T530 (2359CTO) and need to encrypt the hard drive. When I purchased it, I opted (among other reasons) for Windows 8 Professional because it comes with BitLocker. I then discovered that some ThinkPads have hard drives that support hardware encryption (FDE).
I've tried to figure out whether mine has this feature, but haven't had any luck. The BIOS gives me the option to set a hard drive password, but I'm not positive that it actually encrypts the hard drive with this setting.
a) how to figure out if my hard drive supports hardware encryption b) how to enable it
There's a "disk read error occured" when I startup and it won't boot into windows at all. I did a hard disk test in BIOS and the Short DST failed and the failure id is GTU23F-5QF788-XD6V5F-60UR0 for Hard Disk 1. I know there's an 80 SSD and 750 HD but which one failed?
If the ssd failed can I use the 750gb HD or does it need both?
If I do need to replace the SSD can I replace it with a regular HD (on a budget) and what size drive do I need? 2.5?
On the start-up diagonstic the error code 2000-0146 came up. The computer is booting fine, though sometimes does not shuts down properly. Should I look into getting a new hard drive right now. Is it going bad?
My dell laptop will load the dell screen but then go black. It had windows 7 on it. So I went under and selected diagnostic test under adipto? In which I am use to seeing a Bios screen labled Bios. The diagnostic ran but and passed everything except my hard drive. It recognizes and list on the Blue screen HDD Fixed and list a number. BUT under my diagnostic ut list the following code. 2000-0151 Vadlidation 62721 Msg : Hard Drive 0- #########, incorrect status =3E.
Do I need a new hard drive or does this mean I have bad sectors?
I got my 430s, and it's with a 16Gb mSATA SSD cache inside. Now everytime when I open my PC, it shows Error 2101 Detection error on HDD2 (mini sata) and I need to press ESC to continue. Is there any software or driver's problem, or it just phsically got wrong?
Windows 7 64bit on my T510 has died. When logging in, it hangs on the login screen forever. Windows recovery failed too. It ran for 8 hours and reported error (something like error in restoring a file and disk is full, though my C drive is half empty). After that all the Windows restoration points are gone. So I suppose I have to do factory reset.
My question is, I made two additional partitions on my hard drive using external tools, which store all of my data. So when I do factory reset, will these two partitions be overwritten? How I can recover the system while keeping all my data?
Both Targeted Read Test and SMART Short Self Test scan failed during a couple of runs.
Error while reading sector 680448279. The test found 1 sector errors. Failed (Error code: WHD20-P8U)
The device reported the following status: The previous self-test completed having the read element of the test failed. The first failing LBA value is 680448279 and the failure occurred after the device had been operating for 7990 power-on hours.
Recently my T510 9 cell battery suddenly stopped working. According to the Lenovo battery utility, the battery condition is poor and it suggests replacing a battery.
However, the battery seems still have 99% capacity, either by Lenovo utility or by other softwares. Before the failing it lasts 3-4 hours and charges normally.
I read several posts online and see some people have similar problems. It is suggested that maybe one of the cells fail so the circuit stopped the battery from working/or the safety circuits just malfunctions? Or indeed I need to replace the battery.
I understand that messing with battery is risky and I believe it is detected as not working for a good reason. However, I am wondering if there is a way to assure that my battery is completely dead, but not a problem with other hardware or the OS, before I purchase a new battery. For example, using a volmeter on the whole batteryto see if I can get a reading, or opening up the battery case and test on each cell?
Is it doable to replace a single cell if one of them fails?
PS: For people who says that they connect two terminals of the battery to a volmeter and see no readings, I believe you also need to ground the safety pin to turn on the battery.
My 5 months old SSD crashed and I replaced it with a Macrium created mirror. Everything seems to work except the computer no longer recognizes USB drives. The USB drives are good (checked on other devices), I've removed and reinstalled all USB hubs and drivers - the chip drivers and bios are up to date and the USBs are enabled in the BIOS AND I've done several virus scans (online and local) in safe mode (Malwarebytes, Spybot, ESET, Defender, AVG, Housecall). The USBs are recognized on boot but once Win7 boots the USB for storage devices no longer work.... however, the USB recognize keyboards and the mouse. Guessing a new OS install will fix it, however, I would rather not reinstall everything.
During one month usage of my T430s, I met four times of BSOD(Blue Screen) and the recent two showed the same error message: A clock interrupt was not received on a secondary processor within the allocated time interval. And the stop code: 0x000000101
Here is the screen shot:
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When I use the software "BlueScreenView" to read the .dmp file, it says that it caused by address "ntoskrnl.exe + 7f1c0".
And recent two days, when I use Vmware workstation 8, the playing music suddenly stuck for few seconds and my screen was freezed. I thought the BSOD coming again, so I stop doing everything with my PC but then the music came back and screen was released. I think maybe the CPU is stucked again but not so serious to cause BSOD. But I treat it as a sign.
By the way, after I got my T430s, I have done lots of stability, stress test, including Prime 95, Furmark, MemTest Pro. But none of them gave me problem and my T430s all survives. But the BSOD just happened randomly.
My Config: i7-3520M with HD4000 8G RAM SSD
I enabled Intel Turbo Boost before recent two BSOD.
I'm using Windows 8.1 on a t431s. I'm having this problem where none of my external storage is being recognized. Under "Device Manager" any sort of external storage I plug in ends up under "Other devices". When I click on the device, I get Code 28 "The drivers for this device are not installed." Trying to update the driver brings me nowhere. The devices don't appear under disk management.
What's weird is that other USB peripherals such as mice and USB headphones don't have any problem.
Here's what I've tried so far:
Updated the BIOS. Used Lenovo's SCCM package for Windows 8.1 Tried installing the individual drivers for each hard drive.
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 believe my fingerprint reader died a death after a windows update. I have tried reinstalling drivers several times but no luck, the computer doesn't even seem to recognise that a scanner even exists anymore. Its incredibly frustrating...well not as bad as this constant blue screen and crashing. I don't really understand the reason for it, but to be fair I don't really know what im looking for when the blue screen appears....it mentions something about a usb driver i believe. There isnt even anything plugged in to any ports when the crashes take place.
Im really not happy about these issues with a laptop that is no more than 6 weeks old.
I've got a problem with the laptop Lenovo T410s. I've put the new HDD on it (tried even the same with a different HDD too), and started to instal WIN 7 64-bit from the recovery disks. I used to do it many times so far with different Lenovo laptops without any problems. But this time, a while before the end of the instalation (when processing the sdrivebackup.wim) it stops and comes with a statement: " the recovery process has been finished, please ...." (but I see that the progres bar is far awayfrom 100%) , and finishes the instalation, reboot the computer and it comes the screen with the statement from the Windows Boot Manager:
"Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem (...)
File: Windowssystem32winload.exe Status: 0xc000000f Info: The selected entrycould not be loaded because the application is missing or corrupt"
I read a lot about the ways to solve similar problems, but they don't work on my case. The strange thing is, that I can instal WIN 8 or WIN7 from regular Windows instalation disks (not from Lenovo recovery, but from normal universal Windows instalation disks).
As I told before, I tried it in 2 different HDD disks with the same effect. It looks that the recovery instalation stops before the end without instaling some files which are missing later during starting the system.
I have a brand new Ideapad G710 with 1TB Serial ATA 2, 5400rpm with advertised speed of 3 Gb/s (= 384MB/s). I am running Windows 7 ultimate x64 with SP1.
When I test hard drive read/write speed (I used CrystalDiskMark) I get results of about 100MB/s, which is 3-4 times slower than it should be. I am not running any resource heavy applications (Resource monitor reports Disk I/O to be 0 most of the time in idle state). I have 3 partitions, each with 16-32GB paging file size and all are >90% empty. All partitions have been defragmented before testing.
Is this normal? Are there any lenovo drivers or utilities than I might be missing or that can slow/speed this?
Just 2 days ago I started recieving the error message 'Fan Error' after booting up my computer (T530). Before it gives me the message there is a loud beep noise. I'm going back to school soon and I'm hoping there is a way to repair this myself without buying a new fan. I'm really bad with operating on computers. I'm wondering if I just have to clean dust out of it or nudge the fan or something like that.
I'm currently using my laptop for 2 months and today when I shut down my Dell Inspiron 15 a while ago and open it again after an hour I continuously get this error
Your PC ran into Problem and it needs to restart. We're just collecting some error info, and then we'll restart for you. If you'd like to know more you can search online later for this error. 0xc000021a
After it automatically restart it says: RECOVERY .... Your PC couldn't start properly
After multiple tries, the operating system on your pc failed to start, so it needs to be repaired Error code: 0xc0000001
You'll need to use the recovery tools on your installation media. If you don't have an installation media (like a disc or USB devices), contact your system administrator or PC manufacturer.
I ran de PSA diagnostics on my Studio 1555 and I got the error 2000 - 0212 (CMOS failed the pattern test). I changed the CMOS setting to default, ran the test again, and I got the same error.
Called Dell tech support, they told me that they are going to replace my board. My original problem is that Win7 is taking more than normal to start (2 - 3 minutes to be ready).
I got an Intel C2D P8700, 4GB RAM DDR2 800MHz, ATI Radeon 4570HD 512mb, 250GB Samsung HD 5400RPM. It should start fast, since the HD has no fragments, the win reg is ok and I have not crappy services or programs at startup. Does any1 know what is this error about?
I am having no problems with my computer.Have recently installed/upgraded to Win7 from Vista.I have tried removing from add/remove and this is the error I get when I attempt to uninstall it:Error 1316 A network error occurred while attempting to read from the file C:WindowsInstallerSMAsetup.msi
I've tried re-downloading it-then uninstalling it,but I keep getting this error. I do not need this program and would like to reclaim the space it is using.It is not in my start-up and I do not see a listing in the services area(services.msc).
This issue has been resolved. I thought I had re-installed it,but it was only downloaded.I installed it-then uninstalled it with no problems.
I recently upgraded my ThinkPad T430s to Windows 8 Pro and ever since my ultrabay battery gives me an error when ever I restart or turn the machine on. It goes away after I hit ok and the battery appears to still be functioning but the error is super annoying. I have the latest drivers and software from Lenovo and I have already had the battery replaced via tech support. Its so annoying i'm tempted to see if I can just get the whole unit swapped.
I just bought a new T440s at Lenovo online. But when I started my coumpter, I found that all the storage of my hard disk is under C. I want to partition them into C , D ,F and E. I don't want to get the new system mess up.