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Edge e530 - Error 2102: Detection error in HDD2 - press escape to continue

Question: Edge e530 - Error 2102: Detection error in HDD2 - press escape to continue

Hallo, Since the past couple of days I am receiving this Error 2102: Detection error in HDD2 during every cold/warm boot. It pops up even after a complete powerdown for overnight and boot up the next day. Further, the boot itself has become very slow - shows blank screen until the Thinkpad logo is displayed, followed by which the error message pops up. Thanks in advance for pointers!!! P.S: I looked up in the community for similar errors - only couple found and no solutions.----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Thinkpad Edge E530 - i5-3210M -upgraded 8GB RAM - 750 GB, 16GB mSATA HDD Performance Booster













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Answer: Edge e530 - Error 2102: Detection error in HDD2 - press escape to continue

That error is coming from BIOS, it means there is something wrong detecting the mSATA SSD. It could point to a hardware problem. It is definitely not a software problem. I would call the support line in your country, and ask what they recommend about it.

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hallo, Nach ca. 4 Wochen nach dem Kauf wird das 16GB mSATA SSD Cache Modul nicht mehr erkannt.Es erscheint folgende Meldung beim starten:"2102: Detection Error on HDD2 (Mini SATA). Press ESC to continue."  Kann das Cache-Modul einzeln zur Service-Stelle eingeschickt werden, oder muss das ganze Laptop eingeschickt werden? Viele Grüsse

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I have a X240 that is giving me 2012: Detection error on SSD2 (M.2). Press ESC to continue. Only thing it DOESN'T have a M2 installed in it. Is there something in the BIOS i can do? The BIOS is also up to date so thats out of the question, also its up to date on any other Lenovo update and windows updates.

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running 1.40 biosthink I have WWAN model as there is a SIM slot and there are a red and blue wires ready for the 3G wireless card.all lenovo drivers etc checked to latest versionsInstalled 128GB Kingspan which failed to do anything and caused the whole system to be unbootable. Turns out the ssd was dead as it did not work in working usb enclosure.swapped in 64GB msata minipci from my old eee901 it is the correct size for the lenovo slot - it wasn't for the 901 and I am now getting 2101 Detection Error on hdd2 on boot up.I have tried reseating the card, cleaning the pins, reseating, booting to Hirens, Slacko, Gparted, Fedora and not been able to see it as the error code is pre OS... Anything I can do? - roll back drivers, roll back bios, buy specific brand msata any suggestions welcome :-)

Answer:Error 2101 Detection error on HDD2 (mini sata) X220

HiIt seems newer drive is needed or its firmware. Chek out SSD manufacturer site for fw update.Since x220 BIOS 1.16 or something like this one, msata SSD error detection has disappeared. Except of rare cases with some Crucial (or Corsair, didn't remember) and Samsung drives. Also do not use OCZ drives.

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Whenever I try shutting down my computer normally, it is extremely slow and displays the message: Error 2101  Detection error on HDD2 (mini sata). This causes some problems on my computer. My laptop is a Thinkpad T530 with Intel Core i7, 500 GB HDD, and 8 GB RAM. Any suggestions?

Answer:Error 2101 Detection error on HDD2 (mini sata) in T530

do you have mSATA installed on the system???

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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?Any techician could help to solve, or I have to do it my own?










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Answer:Error 2101 Detection error on HDD2 (mini sata) in...

Have you ensured you are running the latest BIOS?  What version BIOS do you currently have? After pressing escape does the computer boot normally?

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Answer:Error 2101 Detection error on HDD2 (mini sata)

Yeah I am getting the exact same error 2101. Also X220 but 4286-CTO which I brought from US. The BIOS version is 1.17(highest I can find now).Wonder if it is a compatibillity problem or simply the bios is not programmed rightly.

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hello, I've a Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E5320 Core i5,and every time if i start my laptop afterwards he was or outor standby i get a error thats called; 2102the remainder text in the error message is:Detection error on HDD2  (Mini Sata)i'm wondering wat it is an how i can fix it? i'm hoping for a quick answer, thanks TT de Souza

Answer:2102 Detection error

Hi, TTdeSouza
 
I did some quick research to see how others have gone about fixing this error. I found this thread here from a Lenovo employee on the same issue. According to the employee, someotherguy, the issue is indicative of a hardware fault. Due to this, I would recommend giving Lenovo Support a call at your earliest convenience.
 
Hope it helps,
Adam





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I got a new T440s with a standard disk hard drive. My coworker gave me a Crucial SSD 512GB drive to swap in its place. I imaged the current drive on to the SSD and inserted it. Upon boot, before the boot sequence I receive the 2102 error. There is nothing in the SSD2 slot, as we didn't buy this option. The theory in my workplace (tech firm) is that I may have accidentally turned power on while swapping the drive while no drive was in the primary slot. How/where in the bios do I keep the machine from looking into this slot to boot? Currently what happens is the error is thrown and I have to hit escape to boot windows. This is a minor inconvenience, there is no loss of functionality, but when powering up on a dock or rebooting, it requires user presence. Thanks for your help.

Answer:2102: Detection error on SSD2 (M.2)

t440s might have three slots for drives - one sata III 2,5" and two m.2 slots. Usually new laptops with HDD are shipping with cache m.2 SSD which is placed in the 3rd slot. Since error 2102 is msata drive detection related I'd suggest to check out your laptop configuration and remove small SSD since you have primary SSD drive. But at first check out the function of small SSD drive - cache only or/and hibernation partition storage. And disable appropriate features for that drive.

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I just bought a W550s, and have just installed all the current windows updates, added my antivirus, office suite, adobe suite, winrar. That's pretty much everything I've done to it so far. Just booted it up after installing most recent windows update. Came up on the black screen "2102 detection error for SSD2" Press ESC to proceed I've had lenovos (Thinkcentres, thinkpads), but never really had these kind of issues. What is the best process to get a hold of support? Nothing wrong with phone support, but I've found myself clicking through the suitable options and being on the phone with a software company that has no real relation to Lenovo, so I'd prefer to at least start a ticket/investigation by email/online.

Answer:W550s: 2102 detection error for SSD2

Hi Lolenick,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
As per my knowledge the issue is indicating to mSATA drive which will serve as SSD2 and it is giving error. I?d suggest you to look at your laptop configuration and remove small SSD since you have primary SSD drive. But at first check out the function of small SSD drive - cache only or/and hibernation partition storage. And disable appropriate features for that drive.
 
Hope this helps!!
 
Best regards,
Hemanth Kumar





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I have a w530 with a 512GB Samsung 830 SSD with Windows 7 Home Premium installed on it. 12.7mm SATA III Drive Bay adapter from Lenovo 500GB 7200rpm HDD that came with the laptop in the drive bay. I get the 2102 Detection Error on HDD1 (Ultrabay HDD) on startup before I even have the option to get into BIOS, and the drive cannot be found in BIOS either.  All drivers up to date. No signs of physical damage on any of the ports.This is really frustrating; I have a lot of data on my second drive. Any solutions? I've read pretty much all other posts about this error message and haven't found a solution anywhere.

Answer:2102 Detection Error on HDD1 (Ultrabay HDD) on w530

Hi,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
I?m sorry to hear that you are getting a 2102 HDD detection error in your Lenovo ThinkPad W530.
 
Try reseating your ultrabay hard drive and see if it helps.
 
This error code suggests that the ultrabay hard drive has failed or is about to fail. I strongly recommend you to contact our technical support for assistance.
 
Click here to open a link where you can select the country and get the exact contact support number. I?m sure they will be a great help.
 
Best Regards,
Mithun.





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I recently bought an OCZ Nocti mSATA SSD for my w520 and after I installed win7 on it, the system started showing 2101etection Error on HDD2(mini SATA)...... does anyone know how to fix it?? thank you!

Answer:How to deal with 2101: detection error on HDD2(mini SATA)

I had this problem with w510 and corsair force SSD. but after update a laptop BIOS and SSD firmware I have this problem very very rare (may be one time per have a year)Stas

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I got this error out of the blue the other day on startup, and now I get it every time I restart.  I have tried a number of solutions that I found in these forums (which I'll outline below) but it seems like my system just can't find the drive anymore.  Here's what I've done: 1. ran the ExpressCache program via Command Prompt (eccmd.exe -info) and got this error:  "**ERROR** ECCmd Request device is not available"2. unistalled the ExpressCache software, shut down, pulled the battery opened up the memory module slot cover, removed the mSATA drive and then re mounted it.3.  reinstalled ExpressCache4.  I'm trying to reformat the drive, but I am receiving similar errors     a.  When I try to format the drive (eccmd.exe -format) I get the following error:  HFS Volume is not mounted  **ERROR**  ECCmd Requested device is not available     b.  When I try to create a partition (eccmd.exe -partition) I get the following error:  0x10df (4319).  I looked this up and maybe there are system files missing? I have also tried this but it then says "There is NO mSATA detected, please check mSATA attached" http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/research/hints-or-tips/detail.page?DocID=HT073737 If anyone has any advice, please let me know.

Answer:2101 detection on HDD2 (mini sata) error on my T430

Hello and welcome,
 
None of the symptoms you describe sound to me like software issues. There is something wrong with the mSATA SSD, or the controller that accesses it - or it needs to be re-inserted in its socket.
 
Is this machine under warranty?  I'd suggest calling support and running this by them.  They may suggest re-seating the device in its socket, or may offer replacement or some other option.  I don't speak for Lenovo, just offering my personal suggestion.
 
Z.

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I started getting this error everytime I reboot my machine. If I press ESC boot continues fine. Whats strange is I dont eve have a HDD2 Mini Sata, and if I do I have never known about it and I cant set it in device manager, etc. How do I get the machine from stopping to try and detect this? Very annoying. 













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Answer:T530, 2101: Detection error on HDD2 (Mini Sata)

Disconnect AC power, remove battery pack, wait for a while, then put everything back and try if 2101 disappears.

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I ordered the mSata mini 128GB card to go into the half size slot under thge keyboard.  However when I boot I get:  "2101: Detection error on HDD2 (Mini SATA)".  I thought that a half size drive would work, as it does it my Lenovo W520.  However it appears the BIOS does not recognize it.  It does however recognize it in my W520. Has anyone else successfully added a second drive internally to the X1 Carbon Touch? http://www.mfactors.com/msata-mini-half-size-sataiii-ssd-128gb-64gb/  













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Answer:X1 Carbon - "2101: Detection error on HDD2 (Mini SATA)"

Hello and welcome,
 
No personal experience here, but I do see this note on the page you linked:
 
Note: Only works with systems with mSATA standard connector. NOT compatible with Mini PCIe slot for WWAN/wireless cards
 
The way I read the Hardware Maintenance Manual  that slot is WWAN only, not a WWAN/mSATA combo slot.  Could be wrong.
 
Z.

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Hello Lenovo Community, My laptop is as follows:Lenovo T430sMachine Type: 2352-CTOWindows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit Please let me know if there is any other necessary information. Problem:During startup, I receive the above "2101 Detection error on HDD2 (Mini SATA)" error. It is important to note that this problem is intermittent. I have a 16gb mSATA installed on my computer. I've attempted to do the following to fix this error: 1. Run several virus scans - no viruses apparent2. Earlier I ran "eccmd -info" and the command prompt indicated that everything was working correctly.3. I reseated the mSATA card last night.4. Today, when I run the same command as an administrator: "eccmd -info" ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------C:\Windows\system32>eccmd -ifnoExpressCache Command Version 1.0.86.0Copyright? 2010-2011 Diskeeper Corporation.Date Time: 7/8/2014 17:33:18:579 (STEVEN-THINK #0)HFS Volume is not mounted.USAGE:ECCmd [-NOLOGO][-INFO | -PARTITION | -EXCLUDE | -CLEAREXCLUSIONS | -FORMAT | -PRELOAD]-NOLOGO - No copyright message will be displayed.-INFO - Display ExpressCache activity information.-PARTITION - Create an ExpressCache partition.[DriveId] - Optional drive ID[PartSize] - Optional partition size in MB-EXCLUDE - Exclude a drive from being cached.DriveLetter - Drive letter-CLEAREXCLUSIONS - Clear all cache exclusions.-FORMAT - ... Read more

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Hi.  I have a T430s (original owner). At boot-up, I receive a "2101: Detection error on HDD2 (mini sata)", BUT I don't use a Mini SATA!! Windows 10; All drivers current via Lenovo system update (incl. bios 2.69).I have a Crucial SSD drive; I have verified Crucial SSD has latest firmware.I do not have (and have not had) a Mini SATA card installed - this is why the error is so weird to me.I DID recently change the Wifi Switch and cable (which is when the error started showing)The wires that would feed the Mini SSD are still covered with tape from the factory (I forget the colors)I have removed the battery, internal battery and power (and rebooted).  I have reseated the SSD and the DVD drive (and rebooted).I do not have Express software installed; the software that would control the Mini SATA drive (I can't see any "express" software in Add / Remove programs) Can you help me with this annoying mystery?

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PC Specs
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Games are lagging as soon as the CPU temperature hits 59C. Fan speed gets low starting at this point. Once this temperature reaches 69C, rpm falls down to as low as 200 from usual 1500. I checked all the connections, everything is fine. This board is replacement one i got last yr from asus service center. So its around 1-2yrs old. This is not the usual false warning which can be turned off in BIOS. I've checked fan speed myself and its rotating/stopping/rotating/stopping for temperatures >59C and once CPU cools down to some 58C rpm is back at 1500. I dint get a reply from asus tech support yet. I did try resetting the BIOS but that dint help

If someone completely understood where the problem lies, please do help me

Thanks
 

Answer:CPU fan error! Press F1 to continue

Your fan speed should be over 2000rpm and you cpu around 40c.
I suggest getting a new heatsink the old one maybe failing.
Make sure you use the correct amount of thermal paste when reinstalling.
http://www.arcticsilver.com/instructions.htm
 

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Answer:Keyboard Dock Fan Error Press Esc to continue

Hi,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
Please refer this knowledgebase and try to do the firmware upgrade as suggested.
 
Hope this helps!
 
Best regards,
Mithun.





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Answer:Boot "Disk error I/O" - Press any key to continue.

Can you try another FDD

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my Helix machine stops working because of fan and dock error. i did whatever said in comunity, link in belw:https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/X-Series-Tablet-ThinkPad-Laptops/Helix-keyboard-stopped-working-or-fan-...i am very frustrated and would like to sort this out soon, as i need this laptop for next week journeyplease help me to sort it out asap thanksAkbar













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Answer:Keyboard Dock Fan Error Press Esc to continue

well, it is sorted by this instruction:  Prior to the firmware update release, a temporary remedy was to reset the keyboard dock using a paper clip to press the reset switch found on the rear of the dock. ThanksAkbar

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4th master hard disk error, press f1 to continue

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Answer:4th master hard disk error, press f1 to continue

That is a BIOS error, check your PSU.

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Answer:restart comp and it says A:driver error press F1 to continue

This is happening on your Vista Upgrade?
 

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This MBO has 6 S-ATA connectors on it for setting up a RAID0, 1, 5, or 10. The MBO manual states; "when using the connectors in standard IDE mode, connect the primary (boot) hard disk drive to the SATA 1/2/5 Connector. Refer to the table below for the recommended SATA hard disk drive connections."

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I currently have the BIOS set so the SATA connectors are in IDE mode. (I tried to set them in SATA mode under this config and that started a whole other set of issues. I put it back to IDE)

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The 160GB ATA/100 Maxtor has the OS loaded on it and the jumper is set to Master. It is connnected to the primary/black IDE connector. In the BIOS I have this drive set as number 2 in the boot priority.

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Answer:Start Up Error: No Master IDE H.D.D. Found! Press F1 To Continue

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Hi All,

I have been given a 3TB Seagate HDD as the original owner believed it to be faulty. So I thought I would take a look after installing it I get this error on boot up.

'Sata Port 2 Device Error, Press F1 to continue'

After continuing to windows its not visible in disk management.

It is visible in the bios menu though.

Any ideas? Is it a throw away?

Cheers Brizee

Answer:HDD - Sata Port 2 Device Error, Press F1 to continue on start up??

I would run a few disk checks on it - starting with chkdsk in cmd. Or the Seatools: SeaTools | Seagate

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Answer:Keyboard Dock Fan Error Press Esc to continue-LENOVO HELIX

Did  you manage to fix this? I have exactly the same problem.

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Hallo,
 
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is there a solution for this problem or is the disc broken?
 
CrystalDiskInfo shows following results:
 
Link to picture
 
Thanks in advance for your help!
 
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I have gotten a message that says "thermal sensor error" twice so far.  I just got the laptop a couple of months ago.  Why am I getting this error? Should I just send the laptop back? 

Answer:Thermal sensor error on Thinkpad Edge E530

I've seen that error on my previous laptop 2 days after I got it.The error is displayed when the thermal sensor for the cpu isn't working, so you should return the laptop and get a new one or have the main bord replaced.

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Windows 10 got updated and the left click on the mouse/trackpad keeps sticking. As though it is LEFT CLICK + HOLD. No matter what I have tried it does not undo it. Any suggestions? Cannot find a driver update for Windows 10.

Answer:Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E530 - Windows 10 - Mouse error

Hi ravivekaria,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Forums!
 
Please find the link given below and download the latest drivers for mouse and update the same.
http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-edge-laptops/thinkpad-edge-e5...
 
Please let me know whether the above step helped you.
Thank you, have a good day.
 
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I tried formatting my hard drive using the provided software from the company I bought the computer from, but it did not install correctly. Now there is no Windows or any files of Windows showing up on my hard drive whatsoever.

Whenever I pop in the Windows CD to try and repair or re-install, I get an error that states "Disk Boot Sector is to be modified! Press Y to continue, any key to abort" and once I do, it seems like the Windows options are about to come up, but then it just shuts down my computer. Any thoughts or possible fixes? I'm not sure of the correct location for this thread so I put it here. Thanks in advance!

Answer:ERROR: "Disk Boot Sector is to be modified! Press Y to continue" then crash?

I'd try a bootable hard drive diagnostic that's available from the support website of the manufacturer of your hard drive. That'll let you know if the hard drive is failing and we can move on from there.

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Hi.Yesterday I received 2 x 7200rpm hdds. I intended to use both of them, 1 in main bay and 2nd in ultrabay, but I ran in some issues.For some reason, at a regularly basis I'm getting "ERROR 2102 Initialization error on HDD1 (Ultrabay hard drive)", i mean not every time, but every 2nd or 3rd try.I noticed that when it is NOT recognized, green led is much brighter, it looks the same when optical drive is ready and idle(not working).On the other hand when it's darker, but still has some light there, it works fine, it is recognized and I can boot into OS with not problems. 2nd case looks the same as optical drive is under usage, when you copy something from a CD/DVD.I have a feeling that it's because it doesn't power up ultrabay drive properly.Oh, the "Ultrabay Slim SATA HDD Adapter" is not from IBM (I bought it on ebay), can this be the problem? I would be more convinced if it wouldn't work at all, but not in this case, although I may be wrong. I guess this will be the last option i have, it just costs about 55$, it's kind of expensive try.Does anyone know any solution for this? Any thoughts are welcome.Thank you in advance.Message Edited by oct on 02-17-2009 11:21 AM

Answer:ERROR 2102 for new 7200 hdd in ultrabay

This is an older post but I found the reason anyway. I've been running a Seagate Momentus 7200.4 ST9320423AS 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache 2.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s in my T61's primary bay for months without issue. I recently added an additional HDD with an Ultrabay purchased directly from Lenovo.The new drive, a Seagate Momentus 7200.4 ST9500420AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache 2.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s resulted in the same error you are receiving. "ERROR 2102 Initialization error on HDD1 (Ultrabay hard drive)" The problem for me is that the ThinkPad Serial ATA Hard Drive Bay Adapter only supports 1.5Gb/s of thoughput while the new drive is 3.0Gb/s

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I just bought a T61 with Vista Home. When it starts, it takes 2 min to pass the page "Thinkpad - interrupt the normal start, pressing the blue ThinkVantge". After refreshing, the screen turns black with the message as follow: "Error 2102 HDD1 (Hard disk drive in Ultrabay) initialization errorPress Escape to continue" Once I press the "Escape", it looks like the real Vista start up kicks in. By the way, my T61 was not on any docking station. I tried firmware update. It did not help.  Thanks for your help in advance. -Melanie

Answer:T61/Vista Error 2102 during start up

Hey Melanie did you find a solution to this problem? I am having the same issue, the weird thing is that on my first try, I was able to access the hard drive in the ultrabay, windows even installed the device driver for the hard drive.  Now when I reboot with the ultrabay adapter installed, I got the same error as you had, when I insert the ultrabay adapter when windows is already running (hot swap), it does not detect the hard drive.  I am using a hitachi 80GB SATA hard drive.  Can anyone help me with this?  I have a T61 and using windows vista business. Thanks in advance guys!Message Edited by lloyd on 02-10-2009 04:58 AM





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Hello DELL COMMUNITY,
I can't believe this is an unsolvable issue...
my Studio XPS1340 isn't that old...
and my battery was replaced by warranty a little over a year ago...
it was charging fine...then suddenly, when I rebooted, I got:

WARNING: The battery cannot be identified.This system will be unable to charge this battery.Press Any Key to ContinuePress <F2> 2 times to enter SETUPPress <F12> and Any Key to enter Boot Menu
Do I just need to replace the battery?

Answer:WARNING: The battery cannot be identified. This system will be unable to charge this battery. Press Any Key to Continue Press <F2> 2 times to enter SETUP Press <F12> and Any Key to enter Boot Menu

Hi,
I apologize for the inconvenience caused to you. You can follow the steps below:
Drain the residual power of your computer and recaliberate the battery by following the steps below:

Power off your computer. 
Remove all the external peripherals  (printers, scanners or any other USB device) connected to your computer.
Please remove the AC adapter and battery of your computer. 
Press and hold the power button of your computer for 10-15 seconds to drain the residual power. 
Release the power button
Keep the battery out for atleast 2 - 3 hours.
Then insert the battery and charge it overnight with the system powered off.
Insert the battery in and connect the AC adaptor.
Then power on the computer and see if it works.

If the issue still persists, you can update the BIOS of the computer.
Note: Make sure the ac adapter is connected and the battery is charged 10% or above to update the BIOS. Also, disconnect all the external peripherals before updating the BIOS. All the programs should be closed and documents saved.

Click on the below link: http://dell.to/Th8z4k
Click on “Download File”.
Select “For Single File Download via Browser”.
Click on “Download Now”.
Save the BIOS on your desktop.
Once the BIOS is downloaded on the desktop, right click on it and select “Run as administrator”.
Follow the prompts on screen and restart your computer.

 Please reply with the findings.

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I just added a refurbished mainboard to my T60 Widescreen (Model 8743). Everything works fine except I can't boot with my DVD/CD-ROM drive in the ultrabay.The system hangs. I try to enter the BIOS, the screen won't come up. After 3-4 minutes the system gives me the following message: initialization error 2102 (and some more). It's basically an Ultrabay problem. I can then enter the BIOS. BTW the UUID in the BIOS is zeroed. The DVD drives I try are produced in 06/07 and are the both of the Multi kind (dvdrw/cdrw).So, the system boots fine with the DVD drive out. Once it's up and running I can insert it back in the machine, Win7 registers it and everything works fine.I have checked extensively on-line but don't see any solutions.Any help woud appreciated. If it's a mainboard problem I need to return it. Thanks.













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Answer:Odd Boot problem. Ultrabay error 2102.

A quick addidion: the full error message reads:Error 2102: HDD1 (Hard Drive in ultrabay) initialization error. Obviously a DVD drive is not a Hard drive.

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w520 has intle 330 ssd on ultrabay(made by lenovo) and intel 320 ssd on HDD0. But has random  "ERROR 2102 Initialization error on HDD1 (Ultrabay hard drive) "when power up. The BIOS version is 1.37. How to solve it?

Answer:w520 has intle 330 ssd on ultrabay, random ERROR 2102 when power up

Hi jimmy0415, Please try with a proper Hard Disk to isolate problem with the Disk/ UltraBay/ Machine first. For more info, please kindly contact local Lenovo for further assistanceWorldwide Support Center phone list for ThinkPad, ThinkCentre and ThinkStation systemshttp://support.lenovo.com/en_US/detail.page?DocID=HT036550Fred





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Probook 45540s has been having a issue there has been no change or anything. You power on the computer and the hp logo screen wit "press the esc key for startup menu" No keys respond nor do boot able cds....I'm as such as this computer. Please help....I've seen like article but non seem to b have worked for me and need help.

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When I turn on my HP laptop it will not boot it just keeps flashing press Escape to enter into setup I have tried system restart it will not do anything but flash press escape to enter system setup. I have run the diagnostics test and it's giving me an error code of 0601. But every test that it has been has passed I'm at a loss of what to do from here can someone please help me.

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My mouse freezes whenever I press Escape. Using ALT-TAB will unfreeze it. The problem began when I installed dual monitors, but I can't see what that would have to do with it (and I have another identical computer that I installed dual monitors on which does not suffer from this problem). Any thoughts?

I use Windows XP.

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So I was trying to install windows update when it got stuck on the preparing to configure stage, then the 2102 Mini Sata Error popped up. The install undid itself, error again, and then it looked like the it did install, except it hasn't. The 4 updates were for .NET Framework. Anyone know a solution?













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Answer:Brand New T-430 (Got it today) 2102 Mini Sata Error and Windows wouldn't update

You have a brand new system. You should call tech support and have them resolve it.A support tech can remote into your system and fix it. Also they can check for other issues which may be the cause. This save a lot of time.





T520 Model 4239 Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2860QMbr>; Nvidia NVS 4200M Win 10 64bitZ70-80 I7 - 5500U 16GB GB - 1TB HD Win 10 64bit FHD 17.3", G840 w/2GB

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Hi there

I have a packard bell imedia S3210 and a few months back i got some driver detective like software and it messed my drivers up, mainly my ATA controller and graphics drivers anyway i sorted that out and now when i turn my computer on it will just sit on the Packard Bell screen until i press escape then after that it works fine, it didnt used to before any ideas what is wrong?

Thanks alot
 

Answer:Computer wont boot unless i press escape?

There HAS to be something else on the screen. Perhaps white letters in one of the corners?

Driver detective is crap software and would only affect Windows software and function. If the machine does not leave the PB screen, chances are that there is an issue in the BIOS or with some other piece of hardware causing the system to stop. Usually, with the symptoms that you state, this is a keyboard not plugged in message.

Since I do not have any recent experience with PB units (only the really.....really old ones), I recommend trying one of the function buttons. Such as F1, F2 or perhaps F10. However, any other one could work depending on how the BIOS is programmed. Sometimes DEL is necessary to enter the BIOS.

The goal here is to remove the PB splash screen and see what the stop message is. If you get into the BIOS, there should be an option to disable it and show the POST screen as the machine boots. My best guess is that F1 should allow you to see the message. Once you know what the stop is for, you can figure out how to resolve it. It may be something as simple as the CMOS battery failing, as this will cause issues similar to this.

TL;DR: You have to find a way to see what is behind the PB splash screen to figure out what the issue is.

edit: Unplug any USB devices that you have plugged in (aside from keyboard and mouse) to see if one of them is causing an issue with booting.
 

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Hello, Have seen many other users post about this issue, have tried all the solutions that were presented but none worked. I wanted to replace the GPU on my desktop but when I started up all I got was the "Press Esc to startup" menu and as with other users pressing escape key did nothing. Tried pressing F10 on powerup to get to boot menu, no luck. Tried resetting the CMOS with the jumpers, no change. Tried taking out the motherboard battery and waiting for 5 minutes, no change. Closest I got was when I reset CMOS with jumpers and then mashed F10 to get to BIOS. It took me to something that looked like BIOS but it just repeated the "Press Esc for startup menu" text at the bottom and had no options to change anything on startup. Screen would not respond to any key presses until I hit CTRL+SHIFT+ESCAPE and then it took me right back to that stupid "Press Esc" screen. Please help!

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press escape key for startup menu problem After a short break I come home and meet this text when I try to start my PC. press the escape key for startup menu I have searched many forums, including this, how many solutions are described, but nothing helps.I have tried to remove the coin-cell battery, hold the Power button for 30 seconds.Then connect the power and boot up. Same problem.With Coin-Cell battery removed, wait 20 minutes, and try Power on again. Same problem.I removed the DVD drive and hard disk. Same problem.Have tried to connect another disk. same problemHave tried to press Esc continuously during start-up. Same problem.Have tried to press F10 during startup. Same problem.It can not be right that this problem can not be overcome.What more can I test has run out of ideas? ? ? 

Answer:press escape key for startup menu problem

Bielefedt Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!I read your post about your PC not getting past the esc menu prompt and wanted to help -- but need more information. The graphic image you posted on the forum is not displaying, so I can't see that information.Your PC did not come with Win10 preinstalled, so you must have done the Win10 Upgrade -- right? If so WHEN did you do that? And, what version was the prior OS? Did this problem start right after the Upgrade?  Or has it started recently, and if so, when?We can proceed once you provide the information.Thanks

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I get this error when I try to open Escape From Monkey Island. That's all that the problem is about. Please look at the attachment.
 

Answer:Escape from monkey island error

Which Operating System are you running on that machine? Also, have you applied any Service Packs to that OS? If so, which?

That's basically a Direct X error, it appears. Make sure, also, that you're running the latest-available drivers for your video chipset.

If you're running Windows XP or 2000, that's an older game and may need you to run the game in "emulation mode" of, say, Windows 95-98.
 

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When I try to boot my W520, I get a BIOS boot up error : "2100: Detection Error on HDD0 (Main HDD)". I am using PNY XLR8 240GB SSD. It worked fine for a month. I also have PGP installed and whole disc encrypted. I installed an update of Intel Management Engine Firmware and Intel Chipset, both are the latest from lenovo site because I was experiencing expreme slowness from my harddrive. Programs would freeze. Webpages would take forever to load..The next time I rebooted, I got the error. If I leave the SSD out for a bit, and put the SSD back in, the disk will work for some time... but on next reboot, it is again detection error.. TRIM is enabled on my system. I am not sure how the SSD died so quickly. I am back to using my HDD but I am not happy. I want a solution... is this a intel chipset issue? Intel IMEI issue? Is  the PNY SSD just a bad model? I've googled plenty and dont really see a solution. Sometimes there is a firmware update.. PNY has no firmware updates for my drive.. I don't see anybody else using PNY on their W520, but plenty of people are experiencing Error 2100 with SSD on their W520.. somethings fishy.. help please! thanks in advance !

Answer:W520: PNY XLR8 240GB SSD with error "2100: Detection Error on HDD0 (Main HDD)"

Hello,
I don't have a ThinkPad W520 or a PNY SSD, but could it be simply that the SSD is coming loose inside the ThinkPad's chassis?  I suppose this could occur if a 7mm high SSD was inserted into a 9.5mm high 2.5" drive bay with a ~2mm spacer to "pad" the unused vertical space.
 
Regards,
 
Aryeh Goretsky
 

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I've had my T430 for about a year, and other than two Corsair RAM sticks failing my computer has been running smoothly. Last night, my computer suddenly froze up and now it won't recognize my SSD. I'm currently using my stock HDD, but now I can't access any of the data on my SSD. I've tried running the SSD firmware update from the Lenovo site, but it wouldn't show my SSD under the memory devices (I'm not sure if this particular SSD is supported by the firmware update either). I don't think lenovo customer support would help in this situation, since my stock HDD runs fine and I didn't buy the SSD from them, so any help would be appreciated.

Answer:T430 "2100: Detection error on HDD0 (Main HDD)" Error on Samsung 830

I have the same problem that I ran into for no reason.  Does anyone have a solution for this?  Luckily I was able to login to safemode once and did my data back up after I could not login to safe mode.  The moment I connect to net work this problem happens.  On a side note I bought this T430S on ebay 3 months back with 16GB Memory, 500GB SSD which was running pretty good.

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Hello! First post on this forum but been browsing for some time. My machine: ThinkPad S430, type-model: 3364-5HG, Win 7 x64, 500 GB HGST HDD. My problem is notably similiar to this one: https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/documents/ht082504.The problem occurs on very irregular basis, at times a couple of times a day but other times it goes weeks between the interrupts. It starts with some sort of short mechanical sound from the HDD, similar to the one when you turn the laptop of by pressing and holding the power button (only do this if I absolutely have to, it feels like choking someone with a pillow). After the sound, the screen freezes for a couple of seconds before the short bluescreen mentioned in the link occurs. The rest is as follows by the link above. Basically the only difference is the HDD brand (HGST in my S430 and Samsung in the link). After reboot (with power button during the automated reboot after bluescreen when the error code occurs), the laptop works fine.  It's getting quite annoying when this happens and also the suspension of not knowing when it will happen next is not good for my heart. What to do? Thanks in advance! Regards,Nicholas

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Hi, I have a month old T440s. It has the original 256GB SSD drive (didn't open\replace anything).After uninstalling some antivirus software win8 had problems booting. To make a long story short, I tried different things to fix the MBR and eventually got to the point of trying to do a full factory restore, which didn't work (it couldn't find the recovery partition).When I boot up now, I get the "2100: Detection Error on HDD0 (Main HDD)" error.Aside from trying to restore using Lenovo CD (shipped to me, will be here in a couple of days), what else cn be done and what caused this ordeal? I don't mind about the data on the SSD, I just really need my laptop functioning ASAP. Thanks for any advise you may have!

Answer:Brand new T440s (original 256GB SSD) - Error 2100: Detection Error on HDD0 (Main HDD)

Hi,check out the disk drive model. If that's a Samsung SSD PM841, refer the page below regarding firmware update affected models:http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/documents/ht082504

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I have an issue with a Lenovo X1 Carbon Touch Windows 8. It has a 512GB SSD. (Believe its Samsung)  Earlier today the computer frooze while saying plug in your charger, so I had to hold down the power button to do a forced shutdown. Upon turning it back on I got this error after hanging on the Lenovo logo for a good five minutes. Error: 2100: Detection error on SSD0 (M.2) The SSD is not visible anywhere not in BIOS or anywhere else. I've tried reseating it however it doesn't help. The BIOS is upto date, any I'm unable to update the SSD Firmware as I cannot get onto Windows as per the instrutions here - http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/documents/ht082504 1. I cant update firmware for the SSD as I cant get onto Windows2. The BIOS firmware is the latest 3. I've taken the SSD out and put it back in4. Reset BIOS settings5. Disconnected Battery and left it for an hour I'm panicing as all my data is on there, I assumed it was safe as it's SSD.  Please can anyone assist?  

Answer:X1 Carbon - SSD Failure? Error 2100: Detection error on SSD0 (M.2)

Sorry for a 2500 GBP laptop I'd expect better really. This is the SECOND X1 Carbon I've had out of 4 to fail me with the SSD. I've lost all my data (Yes I know I should have backed it up) that I'll never be able to recover. Ultimately I've given up on the brand of Lenovo, my company who supplies exclusively Lenovo hardware to our customers are now switching to Dell as a direct result of the lack of support and poor hardware/firmware design. Just ordered 2X Dell XPS 13's as a replacement for my less than 6 month old Lenovo X1 Carbon, never thought it would come to this but the lack of support, knowledge and consitant hardware failures has left me no choice, I can't operate or do my work on an Lenovo X1 Carbon, fingers crossed the Dell will be better as it cant get any worse than Lenovo. To anyone who has Google'd the error and found this thread some cold facts; According to my resources this error can be caused if the system is not shutdown, BSOD or sudden power loss. If it doesn't resolve itself, there is a good chance it wont. Cycle the computer numrous times, let the battery run flat. Try it a few more times. Reset the BIOS, Update the BIOS. Prevention is better than cure, supposedly updating the SSD Firmware might have prevented this from happening in the first place.Lots of reports that this is an issue with BIOS and Firmware issues that result in an early death. I can confirm this having happened twice to me on different generation and model... Read more

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Model: T450sEquiped as:Intel i54+4GB RAM256GB SSD (M.2) Configured as boot disk running Win 7 x64500GB HDD as additional storage Issue:Seemingly at random, approx once every one to two weeks while PC is on and at the desktop but not actively being used (meaning no user is sitting in front of it performing tasks) it will error and crash.  The error is a black screen with the following error: 2101: Detection error on SSD1 (M.2) Press Esc to continue. According to the user Esc does nothing and the only escape is to long press the physical power button until a power down occurs.  On reboot the system comes up without issue.  No user has actually seen the crash take place.   MY QUESTION(S):1st.  Is this most likely an issue with the T450s not being able to reliably boot from the m.2 slot or is this more likely an issue with the SSD installed in the m.2 slot?2nd.  Is this something altogether different?  Any (knowledgeable) advice or info appreciated.

Answer:T450s Thinkpad - ERROR 2101: Detection error on SSD1 (M.2)

It is hard to diagnose without seeing it, but my experience has been that the Gen4 and later CPUs (like yours) support a very low power state that is incompatible with some devices. (that would make it a problem with the card) Make sure you have the latest BIOS and power manager software installed. Look in the device manager and find the M.2 SSD. There should be a power management tab. Turn off the option to allow the system shut the device off to save energy.

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Hi guys,

when I try to launch EMI (I have Windows XP and an Athlon processor), the system check says that I have "no CPU".

Googlin' around was unsuccessful.
Any help?

Thanks in advance.
M
 

Answer:Escape from Monkey Island: error on startup

Hello marcolino and welcome to TSG!

The game your trying to play is quite an old game and might not be compatible with Windows XP.

Try using Windows 95 compatiblity mode.
 

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Hi!
My system (XP Pro) has been doing some aggravating things of late like half a window loads, sits, finally other half will load, mouse just doesn't seem to do anything so you click (whatever) again and 3 minutes later 2 of whatever will finally open... just annoying crap really! A few days ago comcast went off and I had to unplug modem, wait, then plug back up and restart system. I got a "Disk read error press control, alt, delete, to restart" error, tried that same thing so I shut down and when I turned back on it booted fine. I have since moved... just set up the system and am getting the same error except this time shutdown/restart isn't working ( The OTHER problem I realize is this... this is a tempory move! Most everything I own is in a storage unit, boxes to the back, furniture to the front and guess where my disks are? Right! I put printer, shredder, disks, everything I didn't just HAVE to have in the storage unit. My XP CD is in there SOMEWHERE. It is NOT an option to find it... Can anyone offer ANY help at all?
Thanks
 

Answer:Disk read error press control, alt, delete, to restart ERROR! Please HELP!

Sounds like you need to run chkdsk /r from the recovery console on the XP cd. I had a similar problem and did not have the XP cd.

Had to borrow my daughter's XP cd to run the recovery console. Do you know of someone that would be willing to let you use their cd?
 

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Hi All,

Looking for some help, please!!

My son has a Dell Demension 2400, which up until recently has been pretty good! For the past month of so... the computer started running more slowly (it's about 4 yrs old)..then it starting freezing more and more! Last night he turned it on and got this message:

A Disk Read Error Occured. Press CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart" error message.

Of course, Pressing CTRL ALT DEL brings you right back to this message? Can you please help us out with how to resolve this!

He runs Windows XP and is pretty good about doing the updates and he also uses Avast, Zone Alarm, CCleaner and Spybot!

We are hoping it's not a bad HardDrive??

Thanks so much for any help you can provide!!
 

Answer:A Disk Read Error Occured-Press CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart" error message ~HELP!

Go to safe mode and run check disk. (keep tapping F8 from when you see the Dell logo as it boots)
Delete all temp files, temp internet files first.

It is likely that you hard drive is either nearly full and/or on its way out.

Let us know how you get on.
 

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Im trying to fix a laptop running xp home edition with this error message, but it just keeps going back to boot up.

Ive searched it on google and read lots of ways to try to fix it but i have some other issues that prevent me from doing the suggestions.

If i insert a windows xp disc and re-boot i get ...loading cd then nothing (i have set the bios to cd-rom first boot device).
I have a seperate recovery panel cd but the same thing happens.
The laptop doesnt have a floppy drive.

I think ive covered all the obvious things to try but now im proper stuck.

I did manage to get a hard drive utility to load and it checked the drive for errors but found no problem.

Any ideas?

Thanx
Paul

Answer:[SOLVED] Error - Disk read error press alt, ctrl, del

i think proving the HDD is the culprit try using a different hdd and boot from that. if that works then you A) need to format or zero the disk then format
or B) buy a new hdd. this does seem to be hardware with the information you have given,

can you tell us what happened to cause this problem

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I am wondering if I am having a security issue and if so, what is going on and what can I do about it.

I began noticing that when I visited various websites, a screen would cover my entire browsing window and force me to watch an advertisement (I was permitted to skip it and continue on to the web page I was trying to access by clicking a link). It was happening on lots of different websites and frequently on websites that normally don't have advertising, like government websites. I saw the advertisements with two different browsers: Chrome and Firefox. I ran scans with Microsoft Security Essentials, Spybot Search and Destroy, and Ad-Aware, but wasn't able to find and fix anything that stopped the advertisements.

Eventually, I clicked the "About this ad" link at the bottom of one of the advertisements and found out it was from Jeetyet Media. I looked in my cookies and saw that there were several Jeetyetmedia cookies, including ones from edge.jeetyetmedia.com. I deleted all my cookies, but I still kept seeing the advertisements and when I looked in my cookies again, the ones from Jeetyetmedia were back. So then I set Firefox to ask me every time whether I wanted to allow cookies. It turned out that the cookies were being placed when I signed into my gmail account. I have set Firefox not to accept cookies from Jeetyetmedia and I have not seen them come back in my list of cookies. The advertisements have also stopped.

However, now I have begun to notice that... Read more

Answer:Can't escape from edge.jeetyetmedia.com

Welcome aboard Is Firefox affected as well?

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Please, any idea how to fix error 2104 with laptop ThinkPad p50 full error message >>  2104: Detection error on Storage Device2 (m.2)

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Hi, I have a question for you guys. Is keyboard from Lenovo Edge E530 the same one as is in Edge E540? Will it fit properly and work properly on E540?













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Answer:Is keyboard in Edge E530 as same as in Edge E540?

from memory they are different, and not cross compatible.

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On one of our old windows 3.11 packard bell computers that is used for a phone system, when you turn the computer on, you get a message that says
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invalid configuration info- please run setup program. press the f1 key to continue f2 to run setup utility
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I thought maybe it was the floppy controller so i disabled that but that did not do anything.

Answer:press f1 to continue

run a check disk make sure the drive isnt bad.

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...maybe not.I'm trying to flash my mobo BIOS so that I can upgrade my processor. I've got an MSI, so I use their 'Live Update' facility to get the precise BIOS revision identified and downloaded. I then make a diskette as per the instructions and boot-up using that. When the final warning comes up about the dangers of flashing your BIOS unless you 'really know what you are doing' (I like that bit, real confidence booster), it prompts "press any key to continue" with the flashing procedure. My PC hangs at that point (or maybe just dosn't detect any key being pressed). End of my attempts to upgrade the processor for the time being.Same thing happened to me when I installed a new Maxtor hard drive: made a CD using their utility for Set Up and Partitioning, but the process kept hanging this side of the POST.Any ideas why I keep running into these brick walls with the keyboard?

Answer:'Press any key to continue...'

Do you have a USB keyboard? If so, that is likely the problem.

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Just replace hard and I have to press F1 to finish start up.

Bob
 

Answer:Press F1 to continue

Replace hard drive and loaded Win7 and now I have to press the "F1" key to finish the the booting process.

Sorry for the the 1st post.

Bob
 

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I have got a new PC
when ever i start the PC it says press f1.
i have to press f1 inorder to get to the windows.
Please Guide Me
 

Answer:Press F1 To Continue

Is that all it says? Just press f1?

Please post the whole message, because what comes before press f1 is the problem you have.
 

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I have fixed a friends Dell Optiplex 745 computer. All is working well except it will not boot directly to windows, I get the "press f-1 to continue then it boots up. When I go to the bios, it looks different than any bios screen I have seen.  I don't know how to fix things there, there are not a lot of options..

Answer:press F-1 to continue

In the BIOS you could select "restore defaults" and that may get normal operation back. Does the "F-1" warning contain any information as to what is prompting it such as a fan failure,etc.? truenorth

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I have a small annoying problem. Everytime I boot up my computer I get the splash screen then it tells me to press F1 to continue. This is a recent occurence I have not made any changes to my computer and I have checked the BIOS and it is set to boot from the HDD first. Whilst it does not in any way affect the running of the computer it is annoying. Can anyone help?

Thanks.

shipboard.

Answer:Press F1 to continue

Usually when I see this, it's the BIOS with some minor error, like it can't see a hard drive when the setting says there's supposed to be one. I'm surprised it doesn't spell it out.

You might have lost some hardware, like your optical drive. Start pulling stuff off the motherboard and see if the error goes away. Also disable everything you don't need in BIOS. It's a good idea to do that anyways.

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Hello,

I wud like to skip the subject prompt at bootup. I'm running DELL Dimension 3000, Win XP Home.
Have 2 hard drives plus DVD.

What wud the proper jumper and BIOS setup be to accomplish the above?

Present setup:
WD077 (has the OS) master and is on the proper cable connector.
WDxx -2nd master
DVD - 1st slave

Boot sequence:
DVD
WD077

Thanks,

Sam
 

Answer:Press F1 To Continue. . .

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HP laptop, when i turn it on i get this

SMART Failure Predicted in Hard Drive 0:xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

WARNING: Immediately back-up your data and replace your Hard Drive Disk. A failure may be imminent.

Press F1 to continue.

i press f1 and it does nothing....wont even boot to a boot disk or os disk. any suggestions other than get a new hd??
 

Answer:Press F1 to continue

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i just done a fresh install of a new hard drive in my sons comp, it was working fine untill he got to ( adjusting ) resolution; ie; and whatever else...now when you turn comp on it starts boot sequence then stops at press f1 to continue or delete to enter setup... if you press f1 it goes to windows, and works fine... i need help to get it to go strait to windows without the f1 to startup...any help greatly appreciated..
 

Answer:press f1 to continue ???

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hiAs I aware you that i am facing problem, when start my computer it is saying cmos checked default load error press f1 to continue. help me what i have to make setting to correction this error message.thanksjiffry

Answer:press f1 to continue

You might have a bad cmos battery. Just went through this with my old 98 machine.

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at startup ,get blue screen then black screen press f2 to continue. computer did not always do this.

Answer:how to press f2 to continue

Put the exact blue screen error message into google.Or, use this.WhoCrashedhttp://www.softpedia.com/get/System...http://www.softpedia.com/progScreen...http://www.resplendence.com/mainpress f2http://is.gd/pZAMh6

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when pc start at that time it ask press F1 to continue and delete to enter cmos setup.

Answer:Press F1 to continue

Any other errors its giving? how old is your PC?

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Does anyone know how to program something like this:

cout << "Hello, World!" << endl;
cout << "\nPress any key to continue...";

I don't know how to make the program pause then continue by pressing any key. Can anyone help?

Thanks,

Nic
 

Answer:Press any key to continue...

I don't know how to do it in C/C++, but in QBASIC you make a loop which goes around until a key is pressed. So somthing like this:


Code:

PRINT "Press any key..."
DO WHILE $INKEY = ""
LOOP
PRINT "Continuing"

Using the same principle you could probably do the same in whatever language you're using.
 

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Hi,At start up pc is asking me to press F1 to continue,when pressed pc will start normally,why im having this,can i do something to let pc start without this ?
thanks

Answer:Press F1 to continue

I could be a setting in your bois.
We need this first so we know what we are working with.
Please update your system specs.
In the lower left of your post tick on (My System Specs)
This is also helpful.
System Info - See Your System Specs

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Running on a PC now getting this Message 3rd master bad . I believe this means the HD is failing BUT which HD I have 2 the main is partioned to C and G and D is another one .Evrything seems to be working normally. Not too technical please
Thanks

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During my usual morning start-up, I got a dos screen with a message and to press F1 to continue. Everything booted fine after that. I ran malwarebytes, backed up my data files on a flash drive and looked into the event logs to see what might have happened. Unfortunately, I didn't even know where to look in the event logs except the administrative events which showed nothing critical.
I wish I had paid more attention to the original dos screen message. I'm now afraid to shut this puter down and wondering what happened. Appreciate any input........
Ann

Answer:Bad startup Press F1 to continue

Dude I get this on every boot
It could be something like. No optical drive. Or new drive.

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Hello , Am having a problem and i have searched alot about this but i didn't find any thing that can help me ..  So what i did and how i got this message ?* i want to formant my pc so i put the windows 7 CD in then i completed first step which is copying folders and stuff then it comleted 100 % and it restarted automatichly after restarting the pc it stucks on blue screen with a message " press esc to continue" i have tried to press every thing nothing worked for me ,,  WHAT THINGS YOU TRIED TO SOLVE IT ? * i tried to remove all plugs inside the case like wires from HDD and mother board every thing = still not solved *i tried to go to BIOS recovery mode tried to press F10 and more but it stucks on blue screen with that message = Nothing happend * tried to press POWER ON + WINDOWS KEY + B = nothing heppend * tried to press POWER on then i kept pressing on ESC = went to a black screen and it has a kind of details like prosssor name chanel 1 2 3 and l1 l2 l3 NOTHING WORKS FOR ME   PLEASE HELP ME  i will be thankfull if u helped me in this problem  

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Hello , Am having a problem and i have searched alot about this but i didn't find any thing that can help me ..  So what i did and how i got this message ?* i want to formant my pc so i put the windows 7 CD in then i completed first step which is copying folders and stuff then it comleted 100 % and it restarted automatichly after restarting the pc it stucks on blue screen with a message " press esc to continue" i have tried to press every thing nothing worked for me ,,  WHAT THINGS YOU TRIED TO SOLVE IT ? * i tried to remove all plugs inside the case like wires from HDD and mother board every thing = still not solved *i tried to go to BIOS recovery mode tried to press F10 and more but it stucks on blue screen with that message = Nothing happend * tried to press POWER ON + WINDOWS KEY + B = nothing heppend * tried to press POWER on then i kept pressing on ESC = went to a black screen and it has a kind of details like prosssor name chanel 1 2 3 and l1 l2 l3 NOTHING WORKS FOR ME   PLEASE HELP ME  i will be thankfull if u helped me in this problem  

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Hi Experts!!
I want to know how I can bypass the start up screen for American Megatrends that says "Press F1 to continue boot" I just want to turn on my computer and it will boot straight to Windows XP without havving to push keys to continue. There is nothing in CMOS or Bios that comes close!! Please Help!!

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E6550 @ 2.33GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 11
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2006 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) Q35 Express Chipset Family, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 381543 MB, Free - 299356 MB;
Motherboard: ECS, Q35T-GB(vPro)
Antivirus: Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled
 

Answer:press F1 to continue boot

Have you fitted the NEW DVD drive you were mentioning on a previous thread.
Did the problem exist before or if you have fitted it only since then.
If you have fitted it is the drive working OK.

Check when you do get a boot the time and date displayed on the lower right corner of the desktop, especially after the computer has been off overnight.
It can be caused by a flat CMOS battery
Also check the boot device priority in BIOS.

If for instance you have the first boot device set for a floppy drive, but the computer does not have a floppy drive, that can cause it OR is the boot priority set for a CD drive that is NOT present

So for boot priority set DVD first
the HDD with Windows - if you have more than one hard drive as second
USB third if an option and if it is available also set - check other boot devices.
 

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Hi,

I hope I am in the correct category for these two questions. When I start my computer I have to hit F1 in order to contine. Once I am signed in I have a message telling me to alter the date and time, which has set itself at 31 Secember 1999. I duly obey and new date and time is showing in bottom right. However, I have to do this every time I start up my computer. Does any kind soul have a remedy for this little tinker please?

Cheers, BoltonByrd

Answer:Having To Press F1 To Continue & The Clock

Hi .This is very common, if not recognized by users the first time it happens. The remedy is cheap and readily attainable by all .CMOS Battery. - http://www.geocities.com/micksmix2000/cmosbatt.html CMOS Battery Replacement - http://www.liverepair.com/encyclopedia/art...cmosreplace.asp Louis

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Hi, does anybody know if i can change the text that the "pause" command shows?


Code:
C:\>pause
Press any key to continue . . .
to something like


Code:
C:\>pause <something>
Press any key to exit . . .
- Hakon

Answer:C:\>pause Press any key to continue . . .

In DOS, you could edit the io.sys file to change the string. If you know how to do that, we can talk.

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I was defragmenting my drive with Perfect Disk 8 when I got a blue screen. I followed some Microsoft troubleshooting tips, and it told me to run the disk error checking utitlity on My Computer>C:\ Drive (right click)/Properties/Tools/Error checking. So I did an error check. The problem was that it got stuck at 46% at Step 4/5. I restarted my computer and when it said 'Press any key to stop error checking' I pressed any key, but it didn't stop error checking. I tried this about 10 times. Same result. Then I entered BIOS Setup utility and selected 'Load Optimal Defaults' and saved changes and restarted. Then, I got an error that said NTLDR is missing please restart. So I found a solution on this site, which told me to use the XP bootable disk. When it says 'Press any key to boot disk' I press any key, and guess what? Nothing happens! It loads Windows XP bootscreen then, it goes to the disk checking which I scheduled (which I still freezes at 46% and can't be aborted)I have tried 3 different keyboards. Please help!System Specs... Microsoft XP Home EditionMotherboard: AsrockThat's about all I know, since I can't load Windows on that computer.

Answer:'Press any key to continue' not working

The important detail, which is missing, is what happened prior to this. See below.

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Hello,

I built my latest computer about a month ago and it has run great. However, each time I have to start the computer up either from rebooting or because I shut it down hours before, it always asks me to "press any key to continue ..."

Here is what is on the screen:

ODD0: ATAPI iHAS424Y
ODD1: ATAPI iHDS1185

Press any key to continue ...

*******
If I do not press any key withing 5 seconds, then it gets stuck on that screen and message. When it gets stuck, I have to hard shut down and restart my computer. I have built 7 computers since I started building them and this has never been an issue. I am sure there is a fix but I have searched and not found one.

Thank you.

I am running Windows 7 Ultimate
 

Answer:-Press to continue- on startup

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Hi,

This weekend I was on a website and IE suddenly went blank and a windows dialog box will pop up with "You must press yes to continue". I pressed yes once and I was asked to download a file whose name I failed to write down (like an idiot) but I wrote down the website address: 209.190.5.106. I clicked cancel, closed Internet Explorer and did "all the right things". I ran AVGFree. It found 8 infected files. 7 were "Java/ByteVerify" and the other was "Trojandownloader.Generic.SSX". AVG was unable to clean or remove because the files were "Archived". I looked at the location of the files and all were in the Temporary Internet Files, so I ran "Disk Cleaner", then explored and wiped out what disk cleaner missed.

I ran AVG again and I was clear. I thought I was good. Then yesterday, the same thing happened. I did NOT click yes. I closed IE, ran AVG (10 files this time). Then, because AVG doesn't have a very good virus descriptions page, I looked "ByteVerify" up on Symantec's website. And what Symantec described for this virus sounds nothing like what I am experiencing. Just as a precaution, I downloaded all the critical updates for my computer (only 2 I didn't already have). I deleted ALL the temp folders, ran MSConfig to check my start-up files, etc. When I re-ran AVG again I was all clear.

Except that today it happened again. I didn't get the "You must press Yes to cont... Read more

Answer:"you Must Press Yes To Continue" While Browsing

Hi, Forgot to include my "Hijack This Log"Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLLC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXEC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXEC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tskC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KB891711\KB891711.EXEC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KB918547\KB918547.EXEC:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXEC:\WINDOWS\TASKMON.EXEC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXEC:\PROGRAM FILES\GRISOFT\AVG FREE\AVGCC.EXEC:\PROGRAM FILES\GRISOFT\AVG FREE\AVGEMC.EXEC:\PROGRAM FILES\GRISOFT\AVG FREE\AVGAMSVR.EXEC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSTASK.EXEC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WMIEXE.EXEC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DDHELP.EXEC:\PROGRAM FILES\HIJACKTHIS\HIJACKTHIS.EXER1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/customize/...rch/search.htmlR0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.yahoo.com/R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/customize/...rch/search.htmlR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/customize/...//www.yahoo.comO2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\AD... Read more

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Upon booting, I get a warning, "System fan faliure ... Press F2 to continue".   First time pressing F2 resulted in a hang.  Booting a second time and pressing F2 was successful in booting to Windows. The system fan is making bad sounds. Where are some good places to buy a replacement system fan for an HPE-180T desktop?  I saw one on ebay, but it's unclear if it is actually new   What are some equivalent fans that might be more reliable ?   What are the specs for the HPE-180T system fan? I looked at the info available on this site, but it does not detail system fan info.  Also, I didn't see a link to buy replace HP parts.  What is the HP parts buy link?

Answer:System Fan Failure .. Press F2 to continue

#HPExpertDayRefer: http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/bph07153 Check for hardware functionality: http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03463381 You will find compatible parts here: http://partsurfer.hp.com/search.aspx

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I am trying to install 64 bit Windows 7 OS

I have a Windows 7 32 bit system and i have an installation disk of windows 7 64 bit.
When i try to boot the 64 bit DVD after changing the boot order my screen displays :

Boot Failure
Press any key to continue

It repeats ....
Any help ... ?

Answer:Boot Failure - Press any key to continue

Perhaps its a bad installation media. Try create an alternative with a 4GB USB thumb-drive instead:

1. Download the appropriate ISO here
2. Write it to the USB thumb drive using this
3. Boot from USB thumb drive and install

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hello recently (for the last several months) whenever i boot up my computer i get the message press f1 to continue here is the full reading

bios: Phoenix ROM Bios Plus version 1.10 A06
system: Dell System Precision work station 530 MT

Primary hard drisk drive 0 not found
primary hard disk drive 1 not found
(keyboard error) <-- lol no keyboard inserted atm because its in storage i'll grab one later)
Hardrive: seagate ST336752LW

i have no idea what my mobo is i couldn't find anything i do belive it is the default one D:
(all my drives are scsi)

the thing is after i press f1 it works just fine can play on it with no issues. But it is annoying to press f1 every time anyone know why this happens? i have windows xp (not any help though )
and btw how can i press f1 if there is no keyboard
 

Answer:Solved: Press f1 to continue on bios

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I already tried making HDD the first priority on BIOS, tried everything but still didnt worked please help need my files badly. How to fix this or any kinds of solution you got there.

Answer:Boot Failure, Press any key to continue. Please help

Hello and welcome Kaiyzen mate first up we need to have some system specs to play with
System Info - See Your System Specs

Secondly how old is the machine and the OS install?

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Occasionally when a key is pressed; it will act as if it is being held down: however the keys are not stuck. I have tried updating the drivers, but it didn't work. This is not the biggest issue, since it only happens less than a dozen times a day.

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I have seen the above in various posts, here and else where and have thought this must be some obtuse joke , which I did not get the handle on. Then to-day P.O.S.T halted at an early stage,and there it was 'Unlock keyboard press F1 to continue'and of course pressing F1 did nothing because........ A Re boot did the same. We went to do the weekly shop Came home had a refreshing cuppa booted up and all was normal So what was that all about?

Answer:unlock keyboard press F1 to continue

Either the lead for the Keyboard wasn't fitted properly, or there just wasn't any/enough power to "see" the keyboard correctly.I agree, it IS stupid... My old system's keyboard was broken and it said press "F1" to continue... What good would that do if the keyboard has died?Anyway, I hope I have answered your question

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I was looking at a system not all that long ago that everytime it started up on the second screen of the BIOS it would say something like:

Both Mac Addresses on the APC & DMI are incorrect. Press F1 to continue (not sure if that is correct)

the board is a brand new Asrock G-Pro mainboard, anyone got any suggestions? - Should I try flashing the BIOS?
 

Answer:Asrock BIOS -> Press F1 To Continue

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