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Does Installing hard drive in ultrabay slot get benefit of active protection system?

Question: Does Installing hard drive in ultrabay slot get benefit of active protection system?

Hi all, I have a 500 GB hdd 7200rpm which I purchased from lenovo and a hdd caddy which is the slim one (so there is a slight gap for those that are curious) on the thinkpad t510. what i am wondering is i have dual boot on it (linux on the 500gb) and i am wondering if when I am using windows, does the second hdd still get protected from shocks and other potentially damaging harm from the active protecttion system which is present for the hard drive which came preinstalled on the laptop













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Answer: Does Installing hard drive in ultrabay slot get benefit of active protection system?

Based on the marketing material, it seems that the UltraBay has that feature as well.http://www.pc.ibm.com/us/think/thinkvantagetech/aps.html

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Does the Active Protection System protect a HDD in the UltraBay of the W520?  I have a 750GB WD Scorpio Black using the Ultrabay adapter from NewmodeUS.  This page says it protects Ultrabay drives in some T series ThinkPads, but doesn't mention the W series or W520 specifically.

Answer:Active Protection System for Ultrabay HDD's

It does. It even protects an HDD connected via eSATA.

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So, I'm thinking about buying a new hard drive for my ThinkPad T61, and I was wondering what (if any) third-party drives will work with active protection system? Thanks in advance!

Answer:Active Protection System and new hard drive?

I know WD 500GB works & I don't think it matters as I've used others as well





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hi all: why is that the code "hard drive active protection syste" not listed in "critial updates" or "recommendated updates" of the "system update" version3.14? it is not even onthe list of "optional updates". is it a mistake or for some reasons? i just reinstall the whole thing (xp pro) after two years running (t60p) and noticed this.

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My wife received her new Ideapad Y530 40512UU last week.  So far she likes it very well but I have been wondering if it has the Active Protection System included on it.  I have the Thinkpad T400 and like the APS feature.  The specs on the Ideapad seem to indicate that it is included on many models but I can't find anything in the config that would lead me to believe that it is active on her system.  Is there any way that I can check it without the Thinkvantage Active Protection System properties utility that is included on the Thinkpads?

Answer:Ideapad Y530: Active Protection System for hard drive included?

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I plan to replace the OEM hard drive on my ThinkPad X60 with a Western Digital Scorpio Black drive. I found a board posting on Scott Mueller's Upgrading and Repairing Forum site that seems to indicate that APS will work with this drive. Here is my question: Is there any point in purchasing the drive with the free fall sensor option? (This is more expensive than the drive without the sensor.)  Will this provide any additional protection above and beyond the Active Protection System. Will the internal free fall sensor in the drive be compatible with APS?  In other words, should I buy a Scorpio Black with or without the free fall sensor? Thanks!

Answer:ThinkPad X60 Replacement Hard Drive - Will free fall sensor work with Active Protection System?

Welcome to the forum!If I were buying a replacement drive, I'd get one without a sensor, but that's me.Having seen way too many laptops that have gone through a real "free fall" I'll say that a damaged hard drive in such an event is usually the least of one's problems...Good luck.

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ThinkVantage Update is showing an update to the APS.  New version is 1.77.0.8, current version is 1.77.0.5.  When I install then restart it just says 'one update failed to install'.  How can I install this? [Edit] I uninstalled it then ran the update and it wouldn't download.  So I went the Lenovo driver download website and noticed that 1.77.0.5 is the current version for my computer, so maybe 1.77.0.8 doesn't exist?  I downloaded 1.77.0.5 and reinstalled that, 1.77.0.8 is still presented by the update program though.  Why is the Update program suggesting it then?  This isn't the first time I've have ThinkVantage Update present the wrong drivers.  http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/W-Series-ThinkPad-Laptops/W520-Can-t-install-updates-for-Intel-WiDi-or-W...

Answer:[W520] Thinkvantage Active Protection System update not installing

Hey biznatch,Thanks for reporting this.Checked in TVUR it is showing 1.77.0.8 but its only for 64bit and 1.77.05 for 32bit Win 7.Will escalate this to the team for their assistance.

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I just bought a new T400 with a 160 GB hard drive, and I have a spare 320 GB hard drive I'm considering putting in it.  Does the ThinkVantage Active Protection work with any modern internal hard drive, or only the ones Lenovo uses?  If it's only certain ones, how can I find out if the one I have will work with it?  Thank you.













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Answer:Active Protection on Any Internal Hard Drive?

Hi djshack, Your T400 has a built-in accelerometer ("g sensor") which the Active Protection software monitors. If it sees acceleration above a settable threshold, it tells your hard drive to park its heads. Head-parking is a standard feature of hard drives. Thus the system should work with any hard drive compatible with your T400.





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Does anyone know where this driver is for x60 tablet?













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Answer:Active Protection (air bag for hard drive) for Windows 7 64 bit?

this should work: http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-67046

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i have a IBM thinkpad t41, i dun't know why it come out this message "ibm hard drive active protection sensor ", after that it come out ask me to type a password to log in. i never set password at notebook hard drive. pls help me~~urgent!! thanks!!

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hi, I'm using t420. I've replaced the HDD with a Crucial M4 SSD. I have some questions. The HDD will stop when a shock detected by TheThinkvantageActiveProtectionSystem. But now i'm using a SSD, I don't know that the Disk can be caused by stopping when a shock detected. Should I worry about it?

Answer:The Thinkvantage Active Protection System-Lenovo airbag protection

An SSD has no moving parts so there's no need to run APS. If you don't have any HDDs inside your T420, e.g. in the Ultrabay or mSATA, you can just uninstall APS altogether.

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I recently talked to a lenovo rep asking them if it was possible to purchase the GN36 and pop it into my Lenovo Y570. I would purchase a 150W ac adapter as well as drill a few holes where the fan is in the drive. Are there any problems to this setup?

Answer:Y500 650M ultrabay drive in Y570 DVD/CD slot

Any help?

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I have an ancient PB Pulsar 16, upgraded from WIN95 to 98, and 128mb of RAM. It may be old, but, with carefull management, acceleration and "cleaning" programs, and keeping on top of things, it`s actually running quite well. As a last ditch attempt to eke out a bit more use before I get a new one and semi-retire it as a second machine, I thought I`d add a second hard drive to supplement the measly 2gb original disc in the form of a 4.2gb Maxtor (same make as the original) removed from another old machine that I believed to be good. I don`t need acres and acres of space, as I store all of my important stuff off the PC and on CDROM. I fitted it, as per, every piece of instruction I`ve ever read on the subject, with the old one as the master and the "new" one as the slave, with the jumpers correct. The BIOS recognises everything on boot-up, and Windows starts to load, but stalls a fair way into the process with a "Windows protection error" notice, telling me to push any key to continue and that I must re-start the PC. No other clues. I`ve tried a step-by-step start-up and it seems to throw up the message when I try and load "arkdosh.vxd", which I think is a Windows System driver (according to the search I did). It`s a hidden item in the SYSTEM folder. It also turns up in SYS INI as "device=arkdosh.vxd" HOWEVER, even if I say "no" to loading that on step-by-step booting, there`s a hesitation and I still get the error. (am I barking up the correct tree here? The other odd thing is... Read more

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We have 2 computers in our house. I have one, and my dad has one. We both have a Master and a Slave. However, on my machine, both HDD are set to "Active". On his, his bootable (C) is set to "System" and his slave is set to "Active". From my understanding, only 1 drive should be set to active, and that one drive should be the bootable one. Is that correct? Is the way it's setup in our house bad? We had no control on what it was set to. It automatically set it.

Any infromation is greatly appreciated.

Cheers.
 

Answer:Hard Drive set to system or active?

If you did the normal install processes from your Windows media, from Win98 and up, they are fine. Furthermore, if both systems are booting fine, don't worry about it.
 

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Hey, I created some windows 8 system images(Using the internal system image tool). Now I find restore points more useful, but I would have to turn the system protection on for an external hard drive. The problem is that I don't understand the sophisticated message Using system protection on a drive that contains system image backups will cause other shadow copies to be deleted faster than normal. Does it mean, that under some circumstances my manually created full system images could be deleted to create a restore point? I would like to keep the system images. Also, I hope it doesn't override existing directories on this harddrive, but I don't want to try it out without being sure. Thanks for the responses

Answer:Turning on system protection on external hard drive

This article may give some insight:
Windows 7 Backup ? 2 Things I Learnt Today | Musings of a PC

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Hello :-) I have a question (and I should mention that I haven't got much experience with computer stuff ;-) ):I really need the Active Protection System for my notebook (R61i, windows 7), but version 1.71 (the only available one on the support site) just works with 64-bit. Does anybody know, whether or when there is a new version for 32-bit?Thank you very much!Ellen PS: Sorry for my bad English...













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Answer:Active Protection System

 Hi Ellen and welcome to the forum, You can find the 32 bit version for Windows 7 here: http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?sitestyle=lenovo&lndocid=MIGR-53150 You could also download and install Lenovo System Update:http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/MIGR-73695.html System Update will check for new drivers and software from Lenovo for your computer and give you a list where you can choose what you want to download and install and it will be installed for you without having to download and install each one of then manually. It should also give you the option to download and install Active Protection System. It's also a nice tool to check for new versions of the drivers and Lenovo software for your computer. -gan

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Is it good to be running the APS or is it only needed if I ever drop the computer? Why are there two different beeps, one is louder and longer, the other short and quiet.......... whats the difference between them? Its weird because I only had one of the beeps for about a month and a half. And can I run APS but turn off the beep (dont recall seeing an option for this)? It beeps a LOT on the less sensitive setting even.. even being gentle picking it up...

Answer:Active protection system

The APS parks your hdd head when you accidentally drop it, while the resting hdd can usually take 240 to 400 g shock, a working hdd with the head assembly reading the platter usually can take 50 g, which is equivalent to 1 m fall. However, it depends on the angle of drop so a failure of the hdd is possible even you drop it at 20 cm. The head assembly is only around 0.1 mm from the platter, and any scratches to the platter will cause irreversible damages to the data. Regarding the beep, i am not so sure. 

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Hi, When i reinstall Windows 7 Starter i cant find "active protection system" in download center (for this model).Afterall i download from other model, but still same application (from lenovo site).System return request "your system doesnt support this...". I remember one year ago i have no problem with that application. Windows 7 Starter 32 bit. Clean system. Like always. Please help me













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Answer:Active protection system s10-3s

I found it !  s10-3s aps 32bit soft

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After getting my new Seagate Momentus 7200.3 320GB drive working with my X60 Thinkpad (1706-M7M) running XP Pro, I noticed that the HDD active protection system has disabled itself. Is it not compatible with my new drive?

Answer:X60 HDD Active Protection System

You have two accelerometers now! Your ThinkPad has one (Active Protection), and so does your new hard drive (Seagate G-Force). I don't have personal experience with this, but it's possible the Seagate G-Force software disabled Active Protection. You may be able to re-enable it and run both in parallel. I have no idea how they interact. Either one should be sufficient to protect the drive. Perhaps someone with experience could chime in?

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I have just purchased a Satellite L650/07C. When I purchased it from the reseller, I was under the impression that this model came with the hard disc drive shock protection system (Hard Drive Impact Sensor) feature.
I ran the Toshiba PC Health Monitor application but it appears not to have this feature - it gives me the Power, Temp and Fan settings that are being monitored as well as a hard disc drive status, but nothing about the hard disc drive shock protection system (Hard Drive Impact Sensor).

Under my Toshiba Utilities folder, there is the HDD SSD Alert application that shows the same icon as the one I saw in the reseller on their Toshiba Satellite when they demonstrated the shock protection system. I have ran this application but it just gives me a status message that the disk drive is working properly.

Could anyone please confirm for sure if the model that I have should have this feature.

Many thanks.

Answer:Re: Satellite L650/07C - HDD shock protection system (Hard Drive Impact Sensor)

Everything is fine with your laptop. I have made a screenshot and uploaded it to show you:

http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/788/shocki.jpg

When you shake your laptop hdd ssd aler appears, however, you can disable it appearing.

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I'm always weary about third-party software and things extra to windows...specially programs that start themselves during windows boot. So I'm wondering about ThinkVantage Active Protection System...do I really need it on my T440s? I've read it acts like an airbag to protect the HDD incase I drop or bump my machine. but what If its always sitting on my desk and I never drop it or bump it...then do I still need to have it installed?













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Answer:Do I really need ThinkVantage Active Protection System?

As long as your machine is runing a conventional hard drive and not a n SSD, I'd keep the APS installed. If you feel that it interferes with the operation of HDD, you can change the settings and make it less sensitive.
 
My $0.02 only.

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My X301 came with pre-installed Samsung SSD 128 GB and Think Vantage Active Protection System (TVAPS),TVAPS is automatically launched at start-up and is always running.The question is: do I need TVAPS or can I uninstall it?Why was it pre-installed by Lenovo in a machine with an SSD? Thanks for your opinions. Occam





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Answer:X301: SSD and TV Active Protection System

Go ahead and uninstall it, it's in the image as some systems have "normal" hard drives.

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Hello! I?m hoping that someone here can answer this question ? is APS running all the time, even if the laptop is at a Windows login box with the lid closed? I work as a tech at a K-12 school district.  In our JH/HS building, we have 18 Bretford carts with 14 Thinkpad laptops on each (a mix of R61 and R400 machines, all running APS).  Once the laptops are started each day, the teachers want to have students log off instead of shut down before placing them back in the cart and taking the cart to its next assigned classroom. The classrooms in this building have a ½? lip at the doorway that cart has to traverse when going in and out.  Of course, the teachers have the students take the carts to their next location instead of doing it themselves, so the carts tend to get rough treatment especially when negotiating that doorway lip.  I'm not aware that logging off and closing the lid will park the hard drive head.  If APS isn?t running all the time the laptop is turned on, then there is potential for hard drive head damage during transport, and we would insist that the laptops be shut down for transport to their next destination. Any info would be appreciated.Thanks

Answer:Active Protection System question

APS is NOT running as a service.
 
The Startup will be found in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run and will be executed after login.

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it seems such a handy a unique software but why isn't it available for windows 7 64-bit users ? when do we expect it to come out













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Answer:Active Protection System for Windows 7 64-bit ?

http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?sitestyle=lenovo&lndocid=MIGR-67046
 
This should do it.

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HII just bought a new e530c laptop. and i want to install active protection system on win7 64 bit. but in support website, there is no driver for x64 APS win7.there is a driver for 32 bit APS win7 driver.how can i find it?thanks alot.

Answer:Active Protection system for Win7 x64

Hi Ehsanb65,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
Below is the link to download active protection system for Windows 7 64 bit.
 

Active Protection system for Windows 7 x64

 
Hope this helps!
 
Best regards,
Mithun.





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I bought  lenovo edge E440 about a month ago, and today got this problem, what should I do? 

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"Active protection is not functioning as system detected the abnormal sensor status. To diagnose the sensor device, run PC DOCTOR DOS - HDD Active Protection Test and if it still shows, contact Help and Service for repair" My X61 sometimes once in 3 days my active protection will stop functioning and appear error as above. Im running Windows XP SP2 on it. I done the PC Doctor test on the drive and below is the result: ==================PC-Doctor Test Result Log==================Hard Drive: ST9120822AS  Hard Drive: SMART Status Test...Passed  Hard Drive: SMART Short Self Test...Passed  Hard Drive: SMART Extended Self Test...Passed  Hard Drive: Random Seek Test...Passed  Hard Drive: Funnel Seek Test...Passed  Hard Drive: Surface Scan Test...Passed Need advice and how to solve this. Thank you

Answer:Active Protection System error

You are not alone, We are having the same problem, it only different is that Im running on window vista SP2. It seem appear after the latest update, after 1 day of update. The PC DOCTOR did not help at all, just wasting my time by running this test. Appreciate if anybody can help or at least how to reverse the install latest update.

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Hey, I got this problem. I just did a clean install of Windows 8.1 64-bit on Thinkpad Edge 15 and I downloaded this great tool Active Protection System, which worked perfectly on my Windows 7 before. When I open up the program and shake my laptop it shows that shock is detected and shows that harddrive is stopped and while watching a movie the picture doesn't freeze, which means it isn't stopped. The sensitivity is set high and I disabled "Apatively ignore frequnet shocks". Is this a common problem for Win 8.1 or do I have to install something more?

Answer:Edge 15 Active Protection System on Win 8.1

This is probably about the driver but I can find it.

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System Update is offering Active Protection system for my X1 Carbon. Why? The readme says it is for Hard Drives and I use it on my X230.  But why is it offered for my X1.  The display driver System Update offers will not install.  Yes, System Update is up to date.  Can Lenovo Technical Support shed any light or do I need to call them.  Thank you.   

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My T61 came with a Seagate Momentus 120GB 5400.3 HDD. My HDD is reaching capacity and I would like to upgrade my HDD to 250GB - 500GB and thought a larger Seagate would be compatible with ThinkVantage Acvtive Protection System. Whilst looking at HDDs on Newegg I found a Seagate Momentus 500GB 5400.6 HDD, yet a comment about incompatability with Lenovo's firmware http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148371 Will a 250GB, 320GB or 500GB Seagate Momentus Harddrive work with ThinkVantage Acvtive Protection System?  Have others upgraded their HDDs with any of these HDDs and had any issues with ThinkVantage Acvtive Protection System? TIA    

Answer:Upgrading HDD on T61 - Active Protection System

i just buy it from MSY stores in Australia, everyone of their drive works with the APS on Thinkpad, since i have got all the brand they sell.

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I have a Ideapad U350 with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. I haven't found a newer version of Active Protection System software (I have installed version 1.70.06). Can you help me please with a download link for the latest version? Thanks!

Answer:What's the latest Active Protection System firmware?

check download page

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Hi, Every time I try to install ThinkVantage Active Protection System, I get this error on the setup "This installation package is not supported by this processor type." My processor is an Intel T3400. Thanks,Daniel

Answer:ThinkVantage Active Protection System will not install

Hello mate, You need a ThinkPad to install Active Protection System, i don't think it will work with a Lenovo 3000.





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Hi, I upgraded my IdeaPad U160 to Windows 7 64bit, and the download pages do not show any APS drivers. The driver that was stored in the software partition on the hard drive does not work with 64bit; in fact it prevents Windows from booting even in safe mode, so that I had to use a partition image to restore the system. Does anyone know where to download this driver? I tried the driver for the U330; it did install, but it reports very abrupt motion and parks the HDD heeds while the IdeaPad is rock steady.  I do not know if it is the wrong driver or if the motion sensor does not work correctly. Best regards Mandos













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Answer:U160 APS (Active Protection System) driver

try this first, if it doesn't work, take a look at this thread.

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Hello, I don't understand why the system tray icon disapear ?Is still the system always working ?The last update from TVSU put the 1.82.2.20.Thanks.

Answer:Active Protection System disapear since the last update ?

The option to display the icon in the system tray may be turned off, so you might want to try to open it from the Thinkvantage control panel applet and see if the option to display it is enabled.    Version 1.82.2.20 was supposed to  "Fix" an issue with APS icon disappearing from system tray after restart" per this document, but perhaps they did not quite fix it after all. Regards,

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Hello all, I am looking to upgrade the hard drive in my T61p, however my only reservation is the active protection system. I would like to keep this feature, and was unsure if the sensor for this was on the Lenovo hard drive itself or if it was elsewhere on the system. I would like to install a Western Digital hard drive and retain the active protection system. Does anyone know if this is a problem? Thanks in advance.













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Answer:Active Protection System Sensor Location

the sensor is on the motherboard. and some hdd have an additional sensors on them too.  I have a WD 500 gig in one of mine T61 that i replaced last week, so it works okay. Any SATA hdd with 9.5 mm thickness and 2.5 inch factor is okay for your laptop. 

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I wonder why aps is not available for T520. Is it because the laptop has an ssd?





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Answer:Thinkvantage Active Protection System For T520

HiIs the OS on your laptop fresh installed, not Lenovo preloaded?

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I was trying to find the Active Protection System software for Win8 for while now, it's just not coming up anywhere. I really need to disable the disc freezing feature on my V570 cause it's super annoying (especially when watching videos).Does anybody know of a place whether the software is available? I've tried the Win7 version, but there are some compatibility issues, so it doesn't work....Also, if the software is not available yet for Win8, are there other ways of turning this thing off (BIOS, registry)??? Thanks!













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Answer:Lenovo V570 Active Protection System on Windows 8

Hi armenicum
 
Welcome in Lenovo Forums
 
the 7 generations of lenovo unit are not covered for windows 8 software's , also it cannot be accessed through the Bios or even the registry
 
Thanks
Alaa





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Hi, I am using a X61 and when i resume from standby, the active protection system will be disabled. I need to reenable it again. Resuming from hibernation does not have this problem. Note: I just got a replacement harddisk from ibm. Its a fujitsu 120gb MHZ2120BH G1. Firmware: 0084000A Machine:X617674FY8 Using Windows XP service pack 3. Any idea of how to resolve this issue??

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On my Windows 7, APS works well with an icon on the system tray. But in Ubuntu (13.04), because of no driver, I dont know if APS works or not. The question is: does it still work silently without the driver on Ubuntu?If APS doesn't work, is my laptop harmed when it's shaken?Does Lenovo have any solution to get ASP worked on Linux (Ubuntu)?













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Answer:Questions about T410's Active Protection System on Ubuntu

If no answer can be found as with another commenter below, now is the time if there was ever one, to buy a(n) SSD. They are considered more rugged than a spinning platter, have no need to defrag, are lighter and smaller than a disk, - 1 1/8" size. However for all of their attributes, they command a price premium.  Regards,-30-





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I just got a 128GB SSD. Also, because I never use my DVD drive, I bought an Ultrabay SATA HDD adapter so I could continue to use the factory hard drive for mass storage. (128 is a *bit* smaller than I can comfortably use.) Is it possible to set up Active Protection to only stop the second hard drive and ignore the SSD upon shocks? Or am I faced with the choice of unnecessary interruptions on my SSD if I want to keep protection for the secondary drive? Could leaving Active Protection on damage the SSD? Thanks in advance. -awa64

Answer:W510 - Active Protection System with two drives, one SSD one traditional HDD?

Just install APS. The SSD should ignore the suspend command issued by APS and hence not be affected by APS in anyway.

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Hi all, Ever since I installed an update for the ThinkVantage APS (Active Protection System) my computer has crashed almost every time it suspends the HDD. This has become a niusiance, and I have disabled it for now (Rendering my PC unsafe).  Anyone else having this issue? The crashes are BSoD's, and the errors I get are KERNEL_DATA_INPAGE_ERROR or CRITICAL_PROCESS_DIED. 













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Answer:Twist Crashing due to Active Protection System (BSoD)

I'm not aware of this problem, but are there any dump files on your computer?
Look in the C:\Windows\Minidump folder, is there any .dmp file there that corresponds to the time/date that a BSOD happened?
If so, and if you can post the .dmp file to dropbox/yousendit/box/etc and share the link, I can look it at.

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So the Power Manager's InstantResume requires that Active Protection System to be enabled.  This is rather stupid and annoying for laptops that has SSD installed. Is there some option that I am missing to enable InstantResume without Active Protection System being ON?  If not, I would greatly appreciate that this be fixed.. thx!

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Hello, I am using P70, and installed M2 SSDs for system partition,and replaced the SATA HDD by SSD.It seems to me that active protection system is no longer necessary for this configuration,However, the active protection system background application is keep running.I consulted Lenovo engineer, he suggested me to go into the device and printer menu, and then turn off the protection.I found that there was no such options inside the menu, and it was not provided at Lenovo settings either. It seems to me that although the resources that the app is taking is not much,if the user feels it no longer necessary, there should be a way to stop running it,in "Official, Supported" way..Is there such a way that I haven't tried? Or is it not yet to be supported? Currently I installed W10 enterprise on the system over W10 Pro, which was preinstalled.If it was the cause of the problem, I am also curious that is it legitimate to me to ask for any patch (or anything...) for this kind of problem. Thank you in advance.


























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Answer:how to remove active protection system background application from startup

Hi Parkyere, 
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community! And happy to have you here.
 
As I understand that you have query regarding Lenovo Active Protection System in your P70
So try to check in Control Panel-> System and Security -> Lenovo Airbag Protection -> adjust protection settings
You can disable it from there. Or else uninstall it from Programs & features.
 
I hope the above information helped you.
Please feel free to post in Lenovo Community Forums if you have any further queries!
 Regards,
Prabhansh_______________________________________________Tap that Kudos button if I helped.If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"!

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I bought an ultrabay adaptor from lenovo for my R61i and a Western digital 250GB SATA drive which should be compatible. When I installed it, the system recognized the Hard drive in Device Manager (and in BIOS); but wouldn't assign a drive letter to it.

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Hi everyone, We supplied 4 x Lenovo ThinkCentre M93P Tiny Desktops (Model: 10AB003SAU) to a business customer earlier in the year. They are all running Windows 7 64-bit with 500GB 7000RPM SATA drives. Late last week to early this week (approx 17 April 2015 to 20 April 2015) an update came through Lenovo System Update for Lenovo Active System Protection V1.0.0.21 which the customer installed on all four of their systems. Since then, all four systems have been hanging & locking up during use & then require a hard reset for the systems to be usable again until the problem reoccurs next time then the same thing over & over. I spent a heap of time going over the systems trying to work out the cause of this issue which has cost me an absolute fortune in lost productivity & lost revenue. It also lost the customer a lot of time & renenue due to the systems being problematic over a number of days. Thanks very much Lenovo! Won't get any of that time or lost labour back! Customer is furious with both us & Lenovo over this matter, we will likely lose future business due to this. Hoping this may save someone else a major headache if they see this post early enough as I assume problem would be relatively widespread if people are using Lenovo Update. If anyone else has or had this issue recently then please comment. Very disappointed with this probl... Read more

Answer:** Lenovo Active Protection System V1.0.0.21 Causing Windows 7 64-bit to randomly lock up **

I just had the very same problem with a 10A5 0006 (M93 without "p"). Customer reported the issue on Friday, 8th of May after apparently suffering silently through the issue for a few days already, saying that it becomes worse, and that he has to restart the machine sometimes every quarter of an hour. Thankfully customer was able to say that the problems started in the last week of April already, and indeed, on the 16th the machine last installed Windows Updates, and on the 19th the aforementioned Active Protection Of Doom 1.0.0.21. I already began back tracing (read: uninstalling one by one) the updates from that day when I stumbled over your post. In all fairness, I would probably not have even touched the Lenovo update, thinking first of a MS foobar. This post saved me from having to invest several hours of time, not to mention that I will be now prepared if the next machine with the similar issue comes around the corner (I need to service roundabout 50 M93p's from the last half year, I betcha there will be more) Thanks 

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Hi there,I am an X220t owner and my APS doesn't work after an modification. I used to have an HDD in SATA3 slot as boot&system drive and APS works well. Now I have an SDD at mSATA slot as main drive and HDD is set is still connected. When I shake my device, the APS software detected the position of my laptop but it doesn't stop my HDD. I guess APS only protect system disk, and if it does so is there anyway to let APS back to work?Thanks (and sorry for poor English... not an native speaker

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I have a computer running Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit on a dual core machine. I will be getting a new i7 machine and instead of re-installing all the programs, I'd like to just swap the hard drive. Will this work? Or will I run into Vista or other problems?

Thanks!
 

Answer:Installing old system hard drive in new computer

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The hard drive failed in our IdeaCentre B305.  I replaced it with a new one, but don't have recovery disks.  Where can I get the ISO's to reinstall the operating system?

Answer:Installing Operating System on New Hard Drive

I should add that I went straight to microsoft and entered the product key in order to download the OS but it told me that since it was a preinstalled operating system that I had to contact the mfr. However, I cannot find any information on the Lenovo website to help me and can't find a phone number that I can use to contact them.

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Hi guys

I'm new on the site and very confused about a lot of the information I've been getting on replacing a hard drive.

I have an old HP Pavilion with 256MB RAM, an AMD 366/mhz processor, and a 9GB hard drive. Sad, but true.

I know it's not as good as alot of the stuff out there, but I just wanted to add a little more internal hard drive space until I can get a new system.

I am running Windows XP upgraded from the original 98. Original HD runs good but is very low on space.

I got a new 160GB Western Digital Caviar SE internal EIDE 7200 RPM hard drive as a gift. Is there any way to make it work without burning out my computer? Everyone I've asked says something different, and when I tried to install the drive myself the computer froze at the welcome screen and wouldn't boot.

Does anyone out there have any words of wisdom? (besides the obvious,since I can't buy new right now)
 

Answer:Installing new hard drive on older system

The problem is your computer does NOT support BIG HD.

Over 40G.

The thing is you need a program that will accept the 160G WD.
I don't remember the name there is a program that the OS will boot first and your HD will work, Or you could partition your harddisk to 4 part 40G each.
 

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I have an OEM version of XP Pro and I want to load it onto a new hard drive for a Gateway laptop. I used to know how to do this during the old DOS days, but I don't have a clue with Windows. Can anybody help me? Thanks so much!

Answer:Installing an OEM XP Operating System on a new hard drive

Do you have a XP cd?

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Hi, I have a computer that has been without a hard drive for a few years.  I just bought a new hard drive, and am trying install Windows XP onto it.  The problem is that neither my cd-drive or my dvd-drive is reading the installation disc.  I tried using a boot disk (floppy drive), but the universal drivers still aren't helping recognize the cd/dvd drives.  I even went into config.sys and changed the drive from cd1, to cd2, cd3, and cd4 to try the other drivers from the boot disk.Here is the website I got the bootdisk from.  http://www.bootdisk.com/pop1343.htmIf anybody can help, that would be great.  Thank you!

Answer:Installing Operating System on a new Hard Drive! Help please!!

1. dos your machine read any other cd or dvd if yes then follow this2. use seperate data cable for cd rom and hddthat should solve the problem and you will be able to boot also chk the boot sequence in bios first boot should be cd / dvd and second HDD0 disable all other boot options disconnect printers and any other USB Device attached.

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I just purchased a T410 running Windows 7 and want to be able to boot to a hard drive installed in the Ultrabay. I have a hard drive that was configured for a Dell D620 running Windows XP. I have installed this hard drive in the Ultrabay. When I boot the T410 I press F12 to select my boot drive. It recognizes the hard drive in the Ultrabay, but the screen just goes blank and won't boot. If I let the computer boot normally, I can see all the files on the hard drive in the Ultrabay. Am I just missing drivers on the hard drive from the D620? Any suggestions? Thanks.













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Answer:T410 Ultrabay Second Hard Drive

the hdd configured for dell laptops is not going to boot in a Thinkpad, you need to reinstall everything under Thinkpad on that hdd to able to get it to work. 

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I have installed a new hard drive in my ultrabay for the X201 tablet, but it doesn't appear as a drive in windows explorer, my computer. It does see it when I go into hard drive diagnostics in the bios? Setup screens. do I have ot format it and how do I do that is the laptop isn't seeing it?

Answer:Ultrabay Slim Hard Drive

Hi and welcome to the forum!

You would need to initialize the drive in Windows, see the instructions here:- http://www.brighthub.com/computing/hardware/articles/22069.aspx

Let us know how it goes.





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Hey guys I want to buy the official lenovo Ultrabay, so I can use it for an SSD and have my second drive in the other slot. here is the link to the only place I can find it in the UK, and it doesnt say what models its fits : http://www.amazon.co.uk/LENOVO-0A65623-Adaptor-ThinkPad-Notebooks/dp/B007QWGSCY And here on the Lenovo site, it doesnt say it fits the T510, but does lots of otehr models.  is this right, will it not fit my T510? http://support.lenovo.com/en_GB/product-and-parts/detail.page?&DocID=PD022801  Thanks













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Answer:Ultrabay for hard drive in T510, help please!

The T510 accepts a 12.7mm thick Ultrabay adapter so yes the ones you've linked will work, i.e. part number 0A65623.
 
See also: 9.5mm or 12.7mm? What Serial ATA Adapter do I need for my Lenovo Thinkpad

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Got way too many ThinkPads around here and decided to retire my T61.  It had a 128gb Intel SSD I cloned it and installed a small hard drive so it can be reused/recycled.  I cloned my T400's HDD to the SSD.  Good for day to day use and I have gobs of cloud storage.  After 4 years or so the $00 gb HDD only took about half the 128 SSD.  My Ultrabay frame is supposed to be here tomorrow and I intend to install the 500 gb drive in it.  I'd like to use it for my primary storage.  I'm clueless as to the best way to do this.  I've never considered doing this before but realized that I hardly ever used the CD/DVD drive and unlike the MacBook, I can still swap them with out a set of tools and an hour or so to do it. 




T400,, 2.53ghz T9500,8gb ram Windows 7 Home PremiumT61,15.4 T7300, 2gb RAM, Windows 7 Home Premium14.1 T23, type 2647 9LU, 1.13 PIII, 1gb, XP Pro

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Hello, I need help, my A33 won't boot to a hard drive. It is seeing the hard drive in the bios and even by the operating disk when you go to install. But as soon as it goes to boot to the hard drive, it just sits at a black screen. It is very strange that you can see the hard drive in bios and even with a diagnostic disk. I can see it, scan it and check it by booting with a diagnostic disk, but when I boot the computer, it does nothing.

Help please!!!

Answer:Satellite A33 won't boot to hard drive even after installing new system

Wait a moment. Your posting is so confusing. When you read it can you understand what you wrote?

BIOS recognizes HDD properly, right?
When you use bootable disc for OS installation is HDD recognized properly?
Can you install OS using original recovery disc or using Microsoft installation disc?

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Hi everyone! Am a newbie at fixing stuff. Just wondering if it's possible to install an operating system (say Windows98) onto an external USB hard disk.

Any suggestions are welcome! Thanks!

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I want to install another installation of windows xp on an external hard drive. My plan is to boot up with and use the external drive for my web browsing. I have already formatted and partitioned the drive and am looking for suggestions as to how to do it. The only thing I have is on my recovery disk since the computer cam pre loaded with windows xp home.
I would try linux but from what I have read in microsoft support files, linux is not one of the operating systems that windows will allow a dual boot with. What do I need to do?
 

Answer:Installing a 2nd operating system on external hard drive

XP won't install to an external drive. Is your machine capable of booting from USB?
 

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Well my hard drive finally died and I need to replace it. I have never done anything like this so I'm kind of nervous about doing this. I was running a raid 0 configuration before but this time I'm only going with a single 500 gig hard drive. The guy that built it for me no longer lives in my state so he can't help me. I have found a sata hard drive and a oem operating system for around $150.00, can someone help me out with advice on installing the hard drive and the operating system, TY
 

Answer:Need help/avice on installing new hard drive and operating system

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I received the caddy from newmodeus and I popped in the hdd,which came with W520 primary bay, into the ultrabay.everything is running fine, but the speed in HWINFO64 is shown as 1.5Gb/s. however the HDD itself support SATA II, which is supposed to be 3.0Gb/s. anything wrong with my setup or caddy? I emailed the newmodeus and the replied me that "Our caddy has a pass-through SATA connection. It will support the maximum speed your optical drive controller will support". any thought on this? Thanks

Answer:Hard drive in Ultrabay Caddy shows 1.5Gb/s

Tolgcc: The hard drive caddies are nothing more than a fancy version of a cable that connects the drive to the computer. If the drive is not operating at fast speeds, probably best to go troubleshooting somewhere else, although I don't really know where to suggest. I have an Intel application on my computer called "Intel Rapid Storage Technology" - that displays the SATA transfer speed of the disc - you might want to have a look at that application, and also check to make sure you have the latest version of that application and the driver associated with it. The easiest way to get it is to use the Lenovo System Update tool. Michael





W520 (4270 CTO), which replaced a W500 (4062-27U), which replaced a T42P, which replaced an A21P...

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Hi, Windows 7Thinkpad T400Ultrabay HDD with SATA encrypted with Bitlocker I plug my drive in, unlock it, use it, and go get a cup of coffee. A few moments later, the drive will no longer be in my computer. I looked through power manager to see if there was a setting turning the drive off, but cannot find any option.  

Answer:Ultrabay HDD (Hard Drive) Disappears After a Few Minutes of Being On

Hi, Windows 7 Enterprise x64SATA 300GB Drive in Ultrabay (using Bitlocker)Lenovo Thinkpad T400Latest Windows Updates InstalledLatest updates from System Updater installed I power on laptop, open my computer, open drive, type in password. I can access the drive and the contents. About 20 minutes later, the drive disappears from My Computer. It is missing in Disk Manager and Device Manager. The only errors I see in the event viewer are: Event Source: iaStorEvent ID: 9The device, \Device\Ide\iaStor0, did not respond within the timeout period. Event Source: DiskEvent ID: 15The device, \Device\Harddisk1\DR2, is not ready for access yet. Any ideas? 

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I'm thinking of buying a new SSD.  If I move my current HDD to the ultrabay, can I boot off of it if I want to?













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Answer:Can you boot off of an Ultrabay hard drive? (T510)

 erik_h wrote:I'm thinking of buying a new SSD.  If I move my current HDD to the ultrabay, can I boot off of it if I want to? Yes, you just need to select it from the boot menu, or set it as the bootable drive in the bios. 





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Well, I noticed the price, 189.99...I talked to a sales rep on chat and said I could not buy just the hard drive caddy. Lenovo, I am very dissapointed in you. How dare you sell the caddy and the HD at that price. You claim we could buy the accessories, yet we can not purchase a caddy seperately. Way to go...I hope there are plans to change this, extremely dissapointed. Mis-leading your customers like this, we should have had more information.   http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/web/LenovoPortal/en_US/catalog.workflow:item.detail?...

Answer:Ultrabay Hard Drive caddy Y500

hi iamtheecho,
 
Sorry to hear that you were not able to buy that product directly from Lenovo. My guess is that the HDD and the HDD caddy are bundled and are not sold separately.
 
But since you have a 9.5mm tray-in Ultrabay ODD, you can buy this HDD caddy as an alternative:
 
LotFancy New 2.5" /9.5mm (SATA) 2ND HDD HARD DISK DRIVE Caddy/Adapter
 
 
Hope this helps.

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Good Morning, I've just bought a W520 and I would like to had an SSD.The idea is to remove the actual HDD, place an SSD in stead, remove the Ultra Bay optical drive and place the (removed) HDD there. I would like to know if I need to order an adapter to plug the HDD on the Ultra Bay. I found that : http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/frweb/LenovoPortal/fr_FR/catalog.workflow:item.detai... I called the French Lenovo support center but they didn't answer me clearly. Thanks for your time.













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Answer:W520 Ultrabay Adapter for second Hard Drive

Hello BGI: There are a number of discussions here in this forum about procuring an adapter (an UltraBay tray) that will hold a hard drive.  The 'executive summary' is this:  Lenovo makes such an adapter, it is about 9mm high and it fits nicely into the 12mm high UltraBay slot.  There is a 3mm gap at the top (between the top of the adapter and the top of the UltraBay hole) when it is installed.  This gap looks a little odd but does not seem to affect function. Various third party manufacturers (none of whom are very well known) make a 12mm high adapter tray that completely fills the hole.  These are generally less expensive than the Lenovo products. It seems that the people who have bought both adapters (9mm size and 12 mm size) are happy with them.  I have a couple of the 9mm Lenovo adapters, they work just fine. If you do a keyword search in this forum for the word 'UltraBay' or 'adapter', you will probably find the previous discussion threads pretty quickly. Apropos of buying a SSD to put in the primary drive bay (inside the machine), you might want to browse the discussions about that topic before you buy one.  There have been some reports of difficulties when people have installed non-Intel SSDs in the W520.  The only SSD that Lenovo themselves provide with the machine (if one is ordered as a factory-installed device) is the Intel SSD.  This one is not the largest capacity, nor is it the least expensive... Read more

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I have a Dell Vostro 420
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I am re-purposing this computer for another user and I want to start fresh with factory settings.  Unfortunately I cannot seem to find the cd that came with the computer, so I don't know how to do this.  Any help would be appreciated.  I have tried going into the setup when i see the dell logo, but there is no option for system restore or anything like that.

Thanks,
Shardul

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Ok here me out, I have an old windows millenium pc I completely Destroyed the hard drive, Meaning theres completely Nothing on it.

Im trying to put windows xp on it using the windows millenium pc but im getting a invalid boot diskette error When im not even trying to use a diskette, So,

Is there a way i can hook up the desktop harddrive to my laptop install the operating system and then move the hard drive back onto the desktop machine?

Is it possible? Thanks for listening

Answer:Installing an operating system on a desktop hard drive on a laptop

It might work with an eSata port - if you have one on your laptop.

Here is a solution for Windows7 for USB attached HDDs. Not sure whether that would work for XP.

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HelloMy Laptop Is G570 . After I Deleted The ( C ) Partition By Mistake . My OneKey Recovery System Failed and When The Laptop is Turned Off And I Press The NOVO Key ( Onekeyrecovery Button ) The Laptop Powers On As If I Pressed The Power Button and Doesn't Enter The Rescue System ... Also In The Windows Application When I Press ( Recover System ) It Just Do A Restart And Doesn't Boot Me To The Recovery SystemPlease Any One Help MeAnd Thanks
 
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Answer:G570 Installing The One Key Rescue System Again On a Blank Hard Drive

Please . Could Any One Help Me To Install The Recovery System Again and Create The OEM Partition On My Blank Hard Disk Drive .And Re Activate The NOVO Button Of The Recovery Software ... Thanks
 
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Hi! I currently got a new system with Windows 7 after my old XP system died, Since I cant boot up the old system I was wondering if I could install the old C-drive from it into my new(Win 7) system if so, would I have to have a dual boot option or would it recognize it as a Hard-drive and allow me to access it through Win7?

So in a nutshell can I take a hard-drive from a Winxp system and throw it in my new systems drive bay and without doing anything have it recognize it or will I have to go into BIOS?

I was going to plug-n-pray but I figured I'd enlist some help from some Techies namely anyone who can answer/help me

Thanks so much for anyone whom can help
 

Answer:Installing a WindowsXP Sata hard drive onto a new Win7 system?

It will just recognize it as a hard drive. For it to work in a dual boot setup you will have to install XP after the hard drive is installed in the computer.
 

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The problem began when I tried to use Vista to run a disk check on the ultrabay hd, which was scheduled to happen on the next boot.  Whenever the hd is in, the T400 hangs on boot.  I've let it go for an hour and once the disk activity stopped for an extended time, I assumed that it would not boot. If the hd is not in, the T400 boots fine.  It also boots fine if the dvd is in the ultrabay instead of the hd.  What can I do to resolve the problem?  (diskcheck is not listed as one of the startup services)





T400 | Vista 'meh' 64| T9300 | 4gb | 7200rpm hd x2

Answer:T400 will not boot with ultrabay hard drive installed

Come on Lenovo - you should be able to help with this.  This is one of the dumbest issues I've seen on computer yet.





T400 | Vista 'meh' 64| T9300 | 4gb | 7200rpm hd x2

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I try to add a second hard drive in the Ultrabay slot of a W540. I am using the official ThinkPad 9.5 HDD_BO TP 2nd HDD Adapter. OS: Windows 7.When I put a 5 year old, slow hard drive into the adapter, everything works fineWhen I use the new hard drive, which was shipped with the w540, the drive does not show up in WindowsI verified on a different machine that the hard drive itself works fine. It seems that the Ultrabay adapter only works for slow or old hard drives.Is there any driver update, or what do I have to do to make it work ? - I have already updated to the latest BIOS version 2.21.

Answer:w540: 2nd hard drive in ultrabay only works with old hardware

Does the new drive spin up in the UltraBay? Does the drive appear under Disk drives in Device Manager?

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Lots of question about the Ultrabay SSD/HD Adapters on the Thinkpad W530. Are the Ultrabay Hard Drive Adapters SATA 2 or SATA 3 specific?Or are the Ultrabay Hard Drive Adapters just a connector (similar to like an ethernet cord) and what really matters is the HDD (or SSD) and the Laptop? On the W530 User Guide (Page 94)  [http://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/t530_t530i_w530_ug_en.pdf]  it says to buy the ThinkPad Serial ATA Hard Drive Bay Adapter III (P/N 43N3428) but this doesn't even exist on the Lenovo product page.  The closest thing i can find to the Serial ATA Hard Drive Bay Adapter III (P/N 43N3428) is 43N3412 and it's the same product name, so i'm assuming that this works too.  Is that what everyone else is using?  And will it work at SATA 3.0 at 6.0 Gbs? Also, the User Guide also says that the ThinkPad Serial ATA Hard Drive Bay Adapter III (P/N 43N3428) can only support 7 mm HDDs and not 7mm SSDs.  Then, how come the 43N3412 product description says it can support SSDs? I saw Adapters similar to 43N3412 and it even references the Part number 43N3412 on Amazon.  Anyone ever try this?http://www.amazon.com/LotFancy-Adapter-ThinkPad-UltraBase-43N3412/dp/B0055X071O/ref=pd_cp_pc_0 Will it perform, as well as the Lenovo version? According to the User Guide, there's also a 12.7mm version of the Ultrabay HDD/SSD Adapter.I am leaning toward the ThinkPad Serial ATA Hard Drive Bay Ad... Read more

Answer:W530 - Question about Ultrabay Hard Drive Adapter

Not sure if this helps, but I bought this caddy for my W530. It works in SATA 3 mode with the SATA 3 drive I put in it. The drive is held in place via screws through the bottom of the caddy. No rails or special mounting hardware needed. The necessary screws were included with the caddy. The drive I installed was a 9.5mm height, though the caddy will accommodate a 12.5mm drive. My only very minor complaint is the caddy has a blue activity LED that's a bit on the bright side and doesn't mesh well with the softer green and amber tones of the other LEDs on the W530. Aside from that it seems well made and does not look like an aftermarket addition.

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I have been trying unsuccessfully to insert a hard drive into an Ultrabay 2000 hard drive adapter. The hard drive is a (new) 60GB Fujitsu MHV2060AH ( Enhanced IDE (ATA-6)) drive. The Ultrabay 2000 hard drive adapter is IBM part number 08K6068. The adaptor fits into my Thinkpad A21m and my Thinkpad Docks. Try as I might, I just can't push the hard drive far enough into the connector to be able to close the plastic latch at the far end. In fact, I accidentally broke off a feeble thin strip of plastic on the latch, by trying to close it with the hard drive in place. I know that it is meant to fit tightly once it is seated, but is it supposed to be so difficult to insert? Does it require very strong fingers to push it into place, or is there some other problem with using that hard drive? Should I buy a different brand of hard drive or a different model? I would be grateful for advice. Thank you.













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Answer:Insert Hard Drive into Ultrabay 2000 2nd HDD Adapter

The way I've been doing it for years is to put a regular HD caddy on the bottom of the adapter, put the drive in the caddy (no screws required) and push it gently with the plastic in the back lifted, then lower the plastic down once the connection has been set.
 
Are you sure there are no jumpers on the pins of your hard drive? That's pretty much the only thing I could think of that would cause such an amount of grief...
 
Good luck.

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I'm working on upgrading a T410s to give it as a gift to my girlfriend. I already upgraded the ram and had to replace the screen and both of those went very well. Now I'm working on adding a second harddrive with the ultrabay. I'm keeping the original SSD as my boot drive and want to use the ultrabay for a normal HDD to increase the total space for her. She's a graphic design / photography major so space would be nice.  I bought a 3rd party caddy and a WD Black 750g 7200 rpm drive through Amazon. I followed the advice I heard somewhere that you needed to make a shortcut of the former EVD drive to access the new hard drive. When I installed the ultrabay and booted up, the computer couldn't access E:. Nothing happened.  I heard somewhere else that the ultrabay could only use 5 units of power (I'm not sure if it was watts or volts) and thus the black series WD drive I got is probably needing more power to run (the upwards of 9-12 units). Does this sound correct to anyone who has installed an ultrabay themselves? Perhaps back when the T410s first came out, most hard drives didn't use more than 5 units? Any recommendations? Thanks! 





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Answer:T410s Ultrabay problem - hard drive needs more power

I am not sure what the units of power are, and I have never heard of the the ultrabay on a T410s not giving a hard drive all the power it needs. I will admit that I am very skeptical of the claims that you have read.Perhaps the drive has not been initialized since it is new? If you are on Windows 7, click the start button and type "Create and Format" in the search bar. You should see the drive there for it to be initialized. Another way to get there is by going to Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Computer Management > Disk Management.





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Purchased a SATA ultrabay HD adapter (P/N 26R9247) and a seagate SATA HD. Inserted the adapter in the notebook and it's not being detected. I went into the BIOS Setup and it's not detected there either. I happened to notice that the adapter doesn't have a connector for power to the HD. Is SATA self-powered? Just grasping at straws here. Any ideas?

Answer:T61P doesn't detect hard drive in ultrabay

I have the same problem.  The drive in Ultra bay cannot be detected.  When reboot, BIOS will try to boot from this drive instead of primary, until you bypass the drive.  There has to be something wrong with the BIOS, as the drive is not defective - I am able to use the drive if using an USB casing.     Message Edited by fredfromsj on 06-23-2009 09:31 PM

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Does anyone know the part numbers for the ultrabay hdd caddy so I can move the existing 500GB drive into the ultrabay and fit a SSD? Also is there a way of still using the ultrabay DVD drive through a USB caddy/housing?

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I just built a new system using a SATA150 WD hard Drive and while trying to install windows it says it cant find a hard drive. The motherboard is GIGABYTE GA-K8VM800M. Anyone know why this could be?

Answer:Built new system...can't detect SATA hard drive while installing windows!

You need to install the drivers, you should of got a driver floppy disk with the motherboard, if not download them, and put them onto a bootable floppy.

When in windows setup (the first stage with the blue screen) at the bottom it will tell you to press F6 to install 3rd party scsi drivers, press F6 sometime on that screen. At the end of that it will give you the option to install the SATA drivers.

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Hello, I got a Lenovo T410s which I have been buying parts for here and there, and since I can't afford an msata SSD, I got an ultrabay hard drive adapter off ebay. The problem is, for some reason it is not powering up the hard drive properly. I beleive it worked a couple tims using a 320gb seagate drive, I just purchased a 1TB hitachi drive, and it start to power up then power to it cuts off. I set the CD performance to high and it did not fix anything, what is going on? This is the one I bought. http://www.ebay.ca/itm/New-9-5mm-SATA-Optical-Bay-HDD-Hard-Disk-Adapter-Caddy-Lenovo-T410s-T420s-T43...

Answer:Lenovo T410s ultrabay not powering hard drive properly?

I booted up parted magic, and removed them plugged it in and it's working fine, detecting them no problem, so for some reason the BIOS cuts power to the ultrabay it seems.

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I recently bought a T440p and the Ultrabay Hard Drive Adapter IV to go with it. This is a replacement of the CD/DVD drive which allows a second hard drive to be included. The issue is that while you can put a hard drive in, it is absolutely insecure and WILL disconnect after minor movements. Forget about storing it in your backpack / laptop carrier, the second hard drive will disconnect requiring you to re-open the hard drive bay adapter. This is because the fold down hinge will not secure a hard drive UNLESS a seperate Lenovo OEM part is purchased. Without it the hinge does not contact with the hard drive allowing it several millimeters of free movement on the sides and much more on the back side. Here are pictures clearly showing that a 2.5" 9mm SSD hard drive is loose within the adapter. The internal drive included in the laptop has this product. It is a rubber wrap which attaches on three sides and expands the space of the hard drive. When inserted with a separate hard drive into the adapter it fits perfectly. The manual for the adapter clearly shows that the adapter expects this rubber wrap. I need another one of these products so I can use my internal hard drive and secure my secondary hard drive. However I called Lenovo Support who did not know what part I was mentioning, who then transferred me to sales which was convinced I purchased the wrong hard drive, who gave me a number for parts who hasn't answered their phone. There is ... Read more

Answer:Generation IV Ultrabay Hard Drive Adapter CANNOT work as purchased

I put a strip of metal tape along the front edge--the edge opposite the SATA connector--and folded it down over the edge and then on to the base of the adapter. That will keep the drive from moving around.While I agree that it's pretty cheesy that they'd sell it like that, you can fix this easily. Just tape it down.

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Can I fit a Intel X25-M SSD to my Ultrabay Slot  with an adapter ? I already installed one on a W500 that works well. But according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lenovo_UltraBay the R61i ultrabay is not sata. I was thinking adapter like this: http://cgi.ebay.com/SATA-2nd-HDD-Caddy-For-IBM-ThinkPad-T60-T61-R60-R61-New_W0QQitemZ180404429339QQc...  





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Hi guys quick question, I'm looking to put an ssd in my r61i and preferably use the existing hdd in the ultrabay slot with the help of the adapter. Only problem, is the one I see for sale (40Y8725) lists that the 7650 isn't compatible. Is there an alternative to this, or am I out of luck. Hope you all enjoyed your labor day weekend and thanks in advance for the help. Ryan

Answer:2nd HDD in r61i (7650) via ultrabay slot

The FRU 40Y8725 is a caddy that should fit your machine. Check the connector of your ultrabay dvd -rw. If it looks like the one from this product, and it is of regular height (12.7 mm) you can safely buy from ebay this or any other similar product. If it is a slim device (9.5 mm) then this one will fit.

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Hi there I just had a look on a t530 in a store here in Germany, and i grabbed myself one of the customer care emplyees to ask a couple of questions. So one of the answers i got confuzzled me. The customer guy was telling me that i would NOT bwe possible to exchange the Ultrabay DVD drive with an Ultrabay adapter which is holding the internat HDD of the T530. In other words: It is Not posible to exchange the HDD with an SDD and to put the HDD into the Ultrabay slot. The reason for that would be, thats what the customer guy said, that is is not written in the specifications of the machine.ist that true?   Hi liebe Community,ich war letztens bei Saturn, weil ich grade in der Stadt war, um mir mal ein ThinkPad von nahem anzusehen. Und da in der Filiale grade ein T530 rumstand habe ich mir einen Verkäufer geschnappt, um ihm ein paar Fragen zu stellen.Eine dieser Fragen war, ob es möglich sei, in den Ultrabay-Schacht die werkseitige HDD per UltraBay-Adapter einzubauen, um in dem "normalen" Festplattenschacht eine SSD einzubauen. Die Antwort des Verkäufers war, dass es generell nicht möglich sei eine Festplatte in diesen Schacht zu bekommen, die dann auch vom Gerät nutzbar ist. Es sei nämlich so, dass in der Produktspezifikation nichts dergleichen genannt wird, man also davon ausgehen kann, dass das Gerät dies nicht unterstützt.Ist dies eine korrekte Antowort? Stimmt es, das in den UltraBay-Schacht nur der zusätzliche Akku eingebaut werden kann?MfgAlex

Answer:T530 Ultrabay slot unnecessary?

Hello and welcome,
 
Ultrabay + HDD is possible. It's even shown as an option on the web sales site.
 
Have you considered an mSATA SSD?  That way you can have your HDD and optical drive as well.
 
Hallo und herzlich willkommen, Ultrabay + HDD möglich. Es ist sogar als Option auf der Web Verkaufs-Website angezeigt.
 
Haben Sie eine mSATA SSD in Betracht gezogen? Auf diese Weise können Sie Ihre Festplatte und optisches Laufwerk sowie zu haben.
 
[edit] And from the tabook (in English, sorry):
 
DVD burner, 12.7mm Ultrabay Enhanced, removableOne bay for removable devices, Ultrabay Slim-compatible, 12.7mm high, bottom accessSome: Solid State Drive (SSD) / SATA 6.0Gb/s, 2.5" wide, 7mm highSome: HDD / SATA 3.0Gb/s, 2.5" wide, 7mm or 9.5mm high, Active Protection System?All: removable, upgradable, supports the second disk, Shock Mounted Hard Drive
 
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Hello, I have a T420s with a 160gb SSD. last friday i got the BAD_CTX error for the SSD drive and lost all of my data. i called lenovo support (still under warrenty) and they told me the drive was fine. i was shocked! never the less, i found a way to get the drive to work again, but this "fix" will delete all the data on the drive. i want to use the ultrabay to add a new HDD to backup my SSD on and would like to know if the these three products are compatible. T420s using the ultrabay with a seagate momentus XT 750gb hard drive? Thanks in advance for your help... James

Answer:is the T420s ultrabay compatible with the seagate momentus XT 750gb hard drive?

jamesrb wrote:
 
T420s using the ultrabay with a seagate momentus XT 750gb hard drive?

I'm 99.9% certain that the answer is yes. I have a 500GB HDD in my UltraBay with no problems.

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I've installed the Seagate 500GB drive in my UltraBay and most of the time at boot I get a 2012 error. Sometimes I don't and things go fine. Anyone have any ideas how to resolve this?

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I just bought an ultrabay caddy for my Thinkpad Edge E530 (3632QM i7 quad core). The ultrabay first did not fit inside but I removed some plastic juts from it with a knife and drill . Now it fits in the slot, and the hard drive does seem to work when the machine is on. The only problem is that when you try to shut down the computer or reboot, it "thinks" for about 10 minutes before it actually shuts down the computer or reboots. I tried many things, I installed OS from scratch and it still does it. Immediately when I disconnect the ultrabay and put the machine on again the problem disappears. I tried changing various settings from BIOS but it does not help. I disabled rapidstart and removed the 16GB SSD, no change. OS is Win7-64bit. Any idea what could be causing this...? I think the most logical quess would be that something assumes that there is still an optical drive inside the computer even that there isn't and this causes the delay. Although I really don't understand how this could be as SATA is standard bus and you should be able to connect anything into it.   By the way the Ultrabay i bought  is made by Leicke:http://www.amazon.co.uk/LEICKE-Ultrabay-Enhanced-Adapter-Thinkpad/dp/B007II8O32/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&q...  BIOS version is the latest (was it 2.08 or something...?)  

Answer:Thinkpad Edge E530 + Ultrabay extra hard drive = 10minute freeze on reboot...?

OK, so I examined the issue more and it seems to be about power management. When I disable Intel Speedstep and  the setting below it (CPU Power Management was it...?), this problem disappears. I also noticed that the same delay is when I try to get the computer to sleep. Of course it is not really good idea to use a laptop without these settings being on so another solution must be found. I guess there must be BIOS support for a hard drive in the DVD-bay in order for it to work with power management enabled. The question is that 1. should there be such a support...? 2. if there isn't will there be with a BIOS update...? Btw.. I tested with 2 hard drives with both the same issue.   If it becomes clear that there is no way to get a hard drive to work in DVD-bay with power management on, can you make such configuration that you buy 256GB msata SSD, install OS into it, and have a hard drive in the normal HD-bay...? Or would the machine go crazy when it tries to search for a non-existing rapidstart partition from msata...?

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Is there a possible way to connect an external GPU (for example GTX 680) via ultrabay pci-express slot? If you put together a cable that connects these two is it possible? Like on some laptops expresscard slot is used to connect external GPUs but it lacks the speed pci-express has.

Answer:Connecting an external GPU via ultrabay pci-express slot Lenovo Y500

Dear Icepower
 
Welcome in lenovo forums
 
Yes you can connect it but it should be the same model of the machine's card
 
Thanks
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Current Master Drive (C : OCZ-VERT EX2 SCSI (my SATA Drive) - 60 GB
Current Slave Drive (D : WDC WD10EARS-00Y5B1 ATA - 1 TB

My computer used to have a boot file set on my slave drive, but OS installed on my
master. So i eventually reformatted it so that my boot AND OS was installed on my SATA (master) drive.
Recently a USB gave a conflict to my boot priority and wasn't letting me boot with both my hard drives intact. Solved it by loading start up repair via a win7 disk and "repaired" it.
However, now there's the partition of my slave drive, that is marked as system, active now. Before it was just "unallocated space". How can I "shift" that over so that nothing "boot worthy" or "system active" is part of my slave drive?

Thank you for your time. Please take a look below at the screen shot.

Answer:System reserved partition (system, active) on Slave drive

Disk management (right click on My Computer, Manage, Disk Management) should allow you to simply delete that partition if you don't need it. Just make sure you don't need it before doing so. I'd unplug the slave from the mobo and boot the computer to make sure everything is fine without it.

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Hi, I just got a Dell Dimension 3000 and when I decided I wanted to put my 2nd 120GB hard drive in it for storage, I realized there's no bay/slot for the hard drive to go in.

The original 40GB hard drive is mounted in a bracket/enclosure vertically against the front of the case. Here is a picture of the inside of a Dell Dimension 3000 and it looks exactly like the inside of mine: http://www.saisin.to/2400sokumen.jpg

You can't see it really well, but there's a molex connector going to the hard drive there at the front of the case.

What am I going do? I really need that extra HD for storing files! The way the bracket is designed, it looks like I may be able to screw another bracket against the first one with another hard drive in it.

Here are my questions:

1) Does anyone know where to get another mounting bracket like the one already in my Dell Dimension 3000 for another hard drive?

2) Can I get some sort of enclosure that will allow me to fit the HD into one of the optical drive bays?

3) I've heard of USB enclosures for IDE hard drives. Are they fast? I don't want to have a slow link with my system.
Does anyone have any other ideas? I don't want to go and get another case! I don't even know if the components could easily be transferred to another case (with all the USB ports in the front and back)!

I'd appreciate any help you could give me!
 

Answer:No Slot for 2nd Hard Drive in Dimension 3000

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hi, i recently purchased b490 (59-369345). but according to specifications on internet, it should have a 7200rpm HDD, the salesman also told me the same, but i checked that it's of 5400 only. also the crucial system scanner showed only one memory slot, with maximum support up to 4gb as opposed to 2 slots with the option up to 8gb.  i don't think that it's a case of counterfeit product as i have registered my product on the website and warranty status is very much active. any thoughts?...thanks   













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Answer:b490 memory slot and hard drive RPM issue

hi autosaibot,
 
Welcome to the Lenovo Forums.
 
According to this pdf data sheet, the Lenovo B490/B590 laptops have two models:
 
B490 HM77-based models - 8GB Max DDR3 1600 MHz (2 DIMM slot)B490 HM70-based models - 4GB Max DDR3 1600 MHz (1 DIMM slot)
 
You probably got the latter that's why you only have 4GB max memory. As for the HDD, this is an optional upgrade (you can customize the specs mostly thru online purchase).
 
 
 
Hope this helps

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Hi everyone,
I'd be really grateful if you could help me out with this one. I've got PII 233 /Win 95/32 Mb Mem.
couple of months ago my hard drive started buzzing away for no particular reason. Sometimes up to a minute but mostly 10 to 30 seconds. Can't do anything while this is going on. I bought Norton System Works and optimized just about anything that could be optimized. Much better after that. Then it started up again. The only thing that was different was that I had upgraded to MS Office 2000.
Someone told me to empty the Temp internet folder which I did but it still buzzes away whenever it feels like it. Is my hard drive giving up? Or should I get a new computer altogether?

Thanks

Chris Vickery
 

Answer:over active hard drive

Try booting in Safe Mode to see if it still happens (F8 at boot, then choose Safe Mode from the menu). If not, it isn't the drive, but is a program you have loading.

Could be FindFast, part of MS Office... could be a virus...
 

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I hope you can help. My hard drive is always active. I have run HJT, the log file is below.

Thanks in advance

doolie

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 13:36:02, on 17/12/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG10\avgchsvx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\AOLacsd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG10\avgwdsvc.exe
c:\APPS\Powercinema\Kernel\TV\CLCapSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Shared Files\CLML_NTService\CLMLServer.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\FsUsbExService.Exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Shared Files\CLML_NTService\CLMLService.exe
c:\APPS\HIDSERVICE\HIDSERVICE.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft LifeCam\MSCamS32.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Search Enhancement Pack\SeaPort\SeaPort.exe
C:\Program Files\Virgin Media\HUB\ServicepointService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\slserv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\TomTom HOME 2\TomTomHOMEService.exe
c:\APPS\Powercinema\Kernel\TV\CLSched.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG10\Identity Protection\Agent\Bin\AVGIDSAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ulead Systems\AutoDetector\monitor.exe
C:\Apps\Powercinema\PCMService.exe
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Answer:Hard drive always active

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Hi,
The log file seems to be good and your computer is secured. The log file shows the suspected files and have cleaned them. For more queries related to computer, you may revert to [email protected] or www.elitechies.com
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