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T60 hdd isnt getting detected anymore (error 2100:hdd0, initialization error 2)

Question: T60 hdd isnt getting detected anymore (error 2100:hdd0, initialization error 2)

Dear all. Since yesterday evening i am not able to use my T60 anymore as the HDD isnt getting detected as usual. After the BIOS bootup sequence the following error appears: ERROR2100: HDD0 (Hard disk drive) initialization error (2) Press <ESC> to continue As far as i press ESC i am getting a new screen informing me about "Cannot boot from any device" and my HDD is outlined as "4: ATA HDD0: Device Error". I already tried to find it via BIOS and by PC Doctor HDD check tool but nothing happened. The HDD isnt getting recognized anymore. There was nothing special due to the regular usage of my T60 and i am not sure if i would be able to at -least recover, data in any way back to somewhere. Any help, idea or even support would be highly appreciated. Thanks in advance and best regards SteveMessage Edited by T60_user on 11-09-2008 03:20 AM

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Answer: T60 hdd isnt getting detected anymore (error 2100:hdd0, initialization error 2)

Hello, please try Ultimative Boot Cd or Ubuntu or Knoppix Linux Live Cd.Burn them to disk and boot with it. But it seems, that either the hdd or the board controller is faulty.

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This morning I installed new Hard Disk (WD Black2 Dual Drive) on my notebook Lenovo T410, then installed Win 8.1 on it too, It worked  for about 4 hours and my notebook stopped working. I tried to restart the system, but appeared the error: "ERROR 2100: HDD0 (HARD DISK DRIVE) INITIALIZATION ERROR (1). How can I fix it?

Answer:T410 - ERROR 2100: HDD0 (HARD DISK DRIVE) INITIALIZATION ERROR (1)

Hi Wjroque,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
As per the query we understood that you are facing issues after up-grading the WD Black2 Dual Drive on your ThinkPad T410.
 

Have you checked with updating the WD Black2 Dual Drive firmware for your system?
Please click here to visit the link to download the firmware for that and follow the WD Black2 Firmware Update Instructions.pdf located in the downloaded zip file.

Hope this helps.
 
Best regards,
Hemanth Kumar





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I have installed a Vertex 2 (2VTXE180G) some time ago in my Thinkpad T410 (2522-3FG). The installation was successfull, but after less than a week I got the 2100-Error.I thought, that the SSD could be damaged, so I sent it to warranty.Last week I got the replacement drive and today I wanted to install the drive. But it did not work. 2100-Error since the first boot. Is this a problem with T410 and the Vertex2 SSD?Should I send the drive to RMA or should I choose another drive? Does somebody run this combination without problems? Thanks,André 

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Hi everyone, I have a working Thinkpad T61P Type: 6459 CTO. I want to install Windows 7 on this OCZ SSD drive but when I start the computer I get the error above. I tried this with the original BIOS version and with the upgraded version (2.26-1.08). I also tried upgrading the HD Firmware with this and this upgrade, but it didn't detect any upgradeable HDs. The original HD works fine and the SSD drive works perfect if I use it as USB. The SSD drive is also formatted. I'm clueless as what to do next. Any ideas, suggestions? Thanks... 

Answer:ERROR 2100: HDD0 (Hard disk Drive) initialization error (1)

Hi, I have X61 with exactly same SSD amd having exactly same problem. Did you resovle the problem? or anybody in Lenovo can help please? The SSD works fine in a desktop PC and dell laptop. So I consider this is a bug in BIOS. Thanks,Kenneth

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Hallo.
I have a failed HDD.
In the past I have usually been able to help myself to at least retrieve any data from the HDD.
But this time the problem seems to be different. If it has any bearing, this is the first time since upgrading to Windows 7 and operating for I can't remember how long, since without any issues.
As I always have in the past, this HDD is formatted with a separate partitions (1) for the OS and program files, and (2) for my data. This has usually this been enough to retrieve my data by installing the drive in a second Thinkpad using a second HDD adapter and retrieving the data. These days I also keep most of my data on a NAS but I do have some folders on a D:\ or Data drive which I would like to retrieve.

This time however I cannot even 'see' the drive at all. Not when I try to boot from it, or as a second HDD using an adapter. It is not even visible under Disk Management in case it needed to be initialized (again?) So this time, I seem stuck, unable to help myself:

In the first instance, I get the Error 2100: HDD0 (Hard Disk Drive) initialization error (2) when booting from the drive.
When I press ESC to continue, the computer tries to initialize the HDD or something, and from memory, I think displays an 'unable to boot from any device' screen and shows the status for the devices without any operating systems.

When I try the same with the affected HDD but this time with an installation disc inserted, I do not see the 'Press any key to boot from CD or DV... Read more

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I installed a new Seagate Momentus 5400.6 500 Gig internal hard drive in my T 500.  At random intervals,  the computer will randomy boot, and this error message will come up: 2100: Initialization error on HDD0 (Main hard disk drive). I have a brand new T500 that I just received mid March 2009. What is going on? 

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I bought T60 (used) running WIN XP SP2 working fine, but the BIOS has password protected and I dont have the pw to change the BIOS settings. I used BERT software to reset CMOS password and data and time and rebooted. Since then I am getting following error. I tryed with new hard-disk but still i am seeing same error msg.Do you have any suggestions... 2100: Initialization error on HDD0   Thanks for your help.

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Hi,my just over one year old lenovo t410s is not behaving properly. It freezes up unperiodcally in widows and produces a bsod for a couple of milliseconds. When it tries to reboot right after, the following error message pops up: Error2100: HDD0 (Hard disk drive) initialization error (2) Press <ESC> to continue. Pressing escape does not lead any way, the only way to buypass this message in order to enter windows again is to undock the laptop and pull out the battery, and then insert it again. I have read a couple of forum threads and tried some fixes and some registry cleaning, but none of them seems to work. Is this a hardware fault? Do i have to replace my 128 gig ssd, if so will the warranty cover it? Or is there some fix out there Thanks//Even Låte 

Answer:2100: HDD0 (Hard disk drive) initialization error (2)

It sounds like the HD is failing FAST. 1st you should already have done. Get a backup image or at least your data depending on how long it will run before generating the error. Data is lost when it hits that state so the last file is likely incomplete or useless.Have you run the HD diagnostics from your system? It part of the Lenovo tools. It could be thermal related as well. Runing in a cooler area might give you a longer run.SSD drive, well I've seen a few fail and there is no bring them back when they're going.





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 URGENT!!!NEED Help. I am getting the following Error on my T61 laptop. ERROR2100: HDD0 (Hard Disk drive) initialization error (2)Press <ESC> to continue Got this error last week. Tried to attached the seagate laptop HDD to another laptop and PC but it didnt work. It just frezees during boot. I have noticed that the HDD makes some sound like a regular HDD but then stops. I have attached another HDD on my laptop and it works just fine, but the original 1 hasent worked a day since the error occoured. Please suggest what i should do as any update/patch is not possible as i am unable to boot into the bios with the HDD installed. also the HDD gets detected only on 1 PC when used as a primary HDD. Im a novice but can follow instructions. Awaitng some help as Data is important. Thanks in advance.   Some additional Info:- Using Windows7, no recent updates, recent software installed sandiebox, Changed HDD from 80GB seagate 5200 to 320GB HDD Seagate 7200 momentus. Hope some1 can help spot some correcting factor.  













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Answer:T61 "2100: HDD0 (Hard Disk drive) initialization error (2)"

Hello,
 
That usually means the hard disk drive is failing.  Seagate does offer a diagnostic program called SeaTools for Windows here on their web site to test a hard disk drive to see if it is faulty or not.  That program needs to be installed onto a working Windows computer, after which the suspect hard disk drive can be plugged into it for testing.
 
If you do not have access to a separate computer to boot from and attach the suspect hard disk to, Seagate offers a version of the software here on their web site that can be written to a CD-R to make a boot CD for the computer.
 
Regards,
 
Aryeh Goretsky
 

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Dont know what to do.. I have the corsair F120 SSD and there is no new firmware for it.. everything is up to date in my system, using win 7 ultimate. I haven't tried running SATA in compatibility mode instead of AHCI because I then have to reinstall everything and losing alot of the SSD write speed. The laptop works if I restart it after the error(ctrl+alt+delete) and I am only getting this error when I power on the laptop. I Haven't had any issues in windows at all. I really dont know what to do. 

Answer:x201s with new SSD - HDD0 2100 Initialization error every time i cold-boot

Hi sinnes!
 
Check that your SSD is not a recalled Corsair Force 3 120GB F120:
 
http://forum.corsair.com/v3/showthread.php?t=95688 
 
 

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Hi, I have a T410s with the latest BIOS 1.50 and a Intel X-18M 160 GB (FRU 45N8019). If I try to boot I get the hard drive initialization error. I used the Intel Flash Tool and it says the intel drive has the latest firmware. I also changed BIOS to compatibility mode. What can I do to get this working? As I saw on Thinkwiki (http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Category:T410s) the laptop was shipped with this SDD so it should work, no? Thank you.













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Answer:T410s and Intel X18-M (SSDSA1M160G2LE): 2100 HDD0 (Hard Disc Drive) initialization error (2)

Can you boot a Linux Live USB and access the drive from there? It's possible the drive has failed.

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Hello, I secure erased the Samsung ssd in my x300. I had already done that before with no issues but this time the system did not react for an hour or two so I had to manually turn it off and back on again. Now the SSD is not recognized by the BIOS anymore - booting is sluggish and I get  2100 HDD0 Hard Disk Drive - Initialization Error (3)  I already tried attaching the ssd to an external 1,8" mSATA-> USB adapter but it didn't help.  My laptop is out warranty for about 4 months now - does anyone have an idea on how I can get it to work again w/o having to purchase a new mSATA drive (which easily runs $150) Thanks  Andreas













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Answer:x300 - after Bios secure erase "2100 HDD0 Hard Disk Drive - Initialization Error (3)"

Hello andrasz14 and welcome to community,
 
Kindly update the BIOS and check, also check with another SSD if available
 
 
Best Regards,
Tanuj

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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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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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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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Question: 2100 Error on HDD0

Hi there, i have laptop Lenovo laptop which getting 2100: Detection error on HDD0. Does it means that my HDD gonna die soon? Or the machine as other problem which related to HDD 2100 error? What is the solution?
 

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Hello. I have W510 and change a standart HDD to SSD Corsair Force F240. And allready second time today have an error while power on: error 2100: HDD0 initializing error (1) how i can fix it? thanks Stas. 

Answer:error 2100: HDD0 initializing error (1)

Possible Solutions:http://forum.lenovo.com/t5/T61-and-prior-T-series-ThinkPad/T61-New-hard-drive-will-not-boot-BIOS-doe... http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/X-Series-ThinkPad-Laptops/quot-Error-2100-Hard-drive-initialization-erro...

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Hey! I have a Lenovo Thinpad R61i laptop and when I turn it on I receive 2100: Detection error on HDD0 (03). I reseted the BIOS and I've extracted the HDD and tossed it again. No solution! I need to power off it 2 times before it enter the Windows. Please help me!













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Answer:2100: Detection error on HDD0 (03)

Hi NRCS,Warm Greetings & welcome to Lenovo Community, happy to have you here.As I understand that you are facing issue HDD 2100: Detection error on HDD0 (03) in your ThinkPad R61i.
As you have said system is booting in Windows at that time you can try to run Lenovo Diagnostics for complete checkup of your hardware components & update us how it goes.
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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Hi,
I have Lenovo laptop which getting 2100:Detection error on HDD0. What does it means? I couldn't get into windows.

Answer:2100: Detection error on HDD0

seems to be a common problem with lennovo laptops if it is a thinkpad yoga popping over to lennovo support and downloading chipset and IRST drivers then updating may be the way forward. install chipset 1st then IRST
click here click here
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Whenever I try to restart my ThinkPad T440s, it takes a very long time to get past the "ThinkPad" screen.  If I hard reboot it while it's stuck here (press and hold the power key, then turn it back on), it loads just fine.  However, if I let it keep going it beeps loudly and angrily and gives me the 2100: Detection error on HDDO (Main HDD) on a black screen with only "Press Esc to continue".  When I press Esc it loads the boot screen, but without access to my hard drive.  If I hard reboot it again, it starts just fine. Any ideas on why it would be doing this, or what I could do to fix it?  It looks like it was a common problem a few years ago, but this is new to me and it doesn't really look like there was a fix back then.  Hoping there's better news now? Any help is appreciated!

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 I have a Lenovo E550 with a HDD and i5 processor. It was bought about two years ago and it works fine until today. I found that the computer cannot start normally and "2100: Detection error on HDD0 (Main HDD)" just showed up after a few seconds. I did the lenovo diagnostic test but all test passed. I cannot find any solution of this problem online. please help.

Answer:2100: Detection error on HDD0 (Main HDD)

It usually means the HDD is dying.  Do you have a backup?

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Hi all,i am discovering the same problem as most people here.I have an expensive Yoga Thinkpad 12, about 2000,= euro's in januari 2014, warranty endded in januari 2016, my extra 3rd yr warranty i have bought is missing by Lenovo (i forgot the registration but in the mean time i have send the supportdesk from Lenovo al the documents including pincode from the card) and now they say de extra warranty was canceled and / or credited. Nothing of that. poor service for such a great brand.But now my problem. about 3 weeks ago all of a sudden my SSD stopped and generated this 2100 error. It's a Samsung M27TD256 from the same series as Lenovo mentioned. Because of Lenovo's attitude of not servicing (Oh yes the supportdesk guy said SSD Failure, needs to be replaced for new) i went on to the Internet how to open the machine and without any damage that was no problem. I have a computer repaircentre myself and i tried to replace te Samsung SSD with: a 120 Gb Kingston SSD / a 240 Gb Kingston Fury SSD / an Intel 120 Gb SSD. All brand new, right out of stock, non will work !!!So i took the old original SSD, tested it in another PC and it works perfectly, i could install Win 10 and boot from it.I put it bak in the Yoga... nothing. the 2100 error again.So i thought it would be the mailboard or controller but curious a i am, i took an old 250 Gb harddrive, no SSD and guess what....... The Yoga booted up without any error messages, external DVD connected and i could install an OS (whatever, Win8... Read more

Answer:2100: Detection error on HDD0 (Main HDD) Where is ...

I had the same problem on a S230U Lenovo Twist. I replaced the MB and the HDD and the HD connector/controller and had the same problem. By accident, as a result of testing I installed the HD without the bracket that holds it in place. Voila it has not failed once since then. It has been running flawlessly for 2 months or more now. I havent bothered to reinstall the bracket since it is running great. There is almost no extra room in the HD compartment so I am not worried about it flopping around. Only thing I can figure is there is some kind of static buildup with the bracket installed. I tried bending the bracket to see if I could make it contact the MB to discarge static if that was the case. No good. Removed the bracket, and it worked immediately. I don't know if that will work for you but it worked for me.

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when this error pops up the only thing that is noted as [failure] is my media how do i solve this problem 

Answer:2100 detection error on HDD0 [mainhdd]

Hello ryuyankataso, welcome to the community,
 
could you maybe post which Lenovo notebook you have as this will help members to assist you best.  Quite often this error wil indicate that a hard drive has failed but can also mean that it has jogged loose and just needs removing and replacing.

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hello.  I have a E540 laptop with a ssd.  Recently I have gotten this error when starting up my computer : 2100 detection error on hdd0.  To get past it I have turn off and on the laptop multiple times.  Does anyone have a fix?

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I have a Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga, with a 256GB SSD and an i5 processor. I received it on April 29. After two weeks of normal use, it crashed and gave this error:?2100: Detection error on HDD0 (Main HDD)?I could not get it to boot. I took it to a computer repair shop and they (Lenovo warrantee) replaced the SSD. It worked for about a week, then crashed again, same error. My tech guy said that it might be a bad board, frying hard drives; but Lenovo insisted on replacing the hard drive again. Ten days later, same crash. I unplugged it and put it on a shelf for the weekend, intending to take it back to the shop. Monday morning I plugged it in and it started up normally. It has been working normally for three days, but I am worried about getting the same error and crash. Can you tell me what might be happening, and if there is anything I can do to prevent a recurrence? This seems to be a common problem across many machine models, but I haven't found any solutions to it.  










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Answer:2100: Detection error on HDD0 (Main HDD)

The connector or the data controller board could be shortcurcuiting the ssd.

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Hi, I bought Thinkpad Yoga last year. The Yoga originally came with 512 GB HDD plus 16GB SanDisk SSD. A couple of days ago, I replaced the original HDD with Crucial BX100 SSD (500GB). Since then, I have the 2100 error. It goes like this. When I boot the computer by pressing the power button on the side of the computer, it boots well. About 30 minues later, the computer suddenly loses connection with the newly installed SSD, and shows 2100 error message on black screen. When I press any key (as instructed on the screen), the computer shows Boot Menu. But the Boot Menu lists only ATA HDD1: SANDisk SSD U110 16GB.  When I reinstalled the original HDD, 2100 error didn't happen. But I don't want to use HDD anymore for speed issue.  If anyone solved a similar problem, please help me.  Thanks in advance.- H_Kim.  

Answer:2100: Detection error on HDD0 (Main HDD)

This is not just that one particular comptuer type or HDD type. I have two different Edge Series comptuers with standard HDD that are consistantly getting the 2100 Connection Error and Missing Operating System errors at bootup. Have to boot a couple of times to get the OS to load properly.

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hello.  I have a E540 laptop with a ssd.  Recently I have gotten this error when starting up my computer : 2100 detection error on hdd0.  To get past it I have turn off and on the laptop multiple times.  Does anyone have a fix?

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hello.  I have a E540 laptop with a ssd.  Recently I have gotten this error when starting up my computer : 2100 detection error on hdd0.  To get past it I have turn off and on the laptop multiple times.  Does anyone have a fix?

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Hi,  I need to upgrade the firmware of the SSD and when I put the SSD in Lenovo laptops in ROM mode. I get the following error "2100 Detection Error on HDD0" as disk can't be read.  After this it asks me to press "ESC" to continue. I want it to go to PXE boot when the DISK failure is found as I push OS in the RAM and then treat this disk as secondry (SSD) and then recover it.  My boot order is set as :: SSDPXE  Can some please help how can I avoid getting in the Press ESC to continue and make machine reboot automatically? By the way its 440P lenovo machine I tried this stuff on. Any help is appreciated. Thanks-Vishal

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Hi, I got this error message this morning right after trying to get the laptop off standy off and it froze, so re-booted and voila this error came up... have read up a bit about it, and it seems I'd need to get a BOIS uprgade done, but dont know how to go about it now that I can't log-on... The bigger problem is that Lenovo does not support the T61P in India, andif I cant fix it by myself I am left saddled with a a very heavy paper weight! Thanks,Conred

Answer:ERROR 2100: HDDO (Hard Disk Drrive) initialization error (1) with T61P

Hi Conred, http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-67989 here is the link to the bootable bios update for you T61P. should work if there's no prob. with your HD. Jay





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I have a Thinkpad Yoga which today was turned on while I was away (i.e. computer was not in use). When returning back the screen said "2100: Detection error on HDD0 (Main HDD)". Windows must have crashed (probably just another one of those faulty Lenovo drivers) and then the system couldn't boot up.
Everything seems alright after a hard reboot but I'm afraid my SSD drive has gone bad.
 
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Found a support document of the error on Thinkpads with Samsung SSD, but mine have a LiteOn. Can anyone help me find out why this happened and if anything is wrong with my SSD?
 
Thanks,
// Måns
 
The support document I'm talking about: http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/documents/ht082504
 
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Answer:2100: Detection error on HDD0 (Thinkpad Yoga)

I have the same problem on a Lenovo Thinkpad, it does it once a day One way to fix it: Once it boot up wrong, press esc and the in the menu select the "Lenovo diagnosis" or something like this, once you see your 2 drives, you can reboot and it will work.When I launched a usb key while having the 2100 error, only the liteon ssd was detected... Might be a Hard Drive problem? (my thinkpad is only 3 months old) I tried updating my Bios, and I reinstalled windows. No differrences, still having a bug once every 2 or 3 reboot I'm trying to fix it soon and if no way, i'm going to make the warranty work(Sorry for my english, not my native language)

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Hello,I have SSD installed into mSATA slot and 9mm HDD installed into ultrabay slot with HDD adapter. But I REMOVED the original 7mm HDD and now there is nothing in regular hard drive slot. After restart, there is a couple of beeps and error message " 2100: Detection error on HDD0 (Main HDD) press ESC to continue", and booting proceeds only after I press ESC. Before that there was no such error. Laptop still boots well from SSD and HDD in ultrabay works well, but this error during startup is annoying at least.Laptop Thinkpad T430s. Is there any way to disable SATA port that corresponds to HDD0 (may be in BIOS?) or any other way to get rid of the error?The HDD in Ultrabay slot is 9mm, so I think there is no way to fit it into main HDD slot.Thanks!

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Hello everybody, I know that there are some other posts with this error message. But they all appear on other devices and none of them has a solution which is working for me. I got a T430s back from one of our users which showed this error (mentioned in subject) when booting. I had no no chance to enter BIOS too. 1. I copied all partitions to another SSD and replaced it => the error came up again after few days=> so I thought it must be an hardware issue concerning the internal SATA-connector2. I put the SSD in a completely new device and ordered a replacement of the mainboard because there was waranty left on the older device.3. Yesterday they came and replaced the mainboard of the older device.4. Today the user came back with the same error on the new device with the new SSD In every case it helps to remove the SSD one time and insert it again - then the SSD is detected correctly - until the error appears again after few days of usage. The only thing I did not try until now is to insert the SSD in the old device with the new mainboard. Before I forget this: BIOS is Ver. 2.52 (I see there is 2.54 available since few days, but change log does not say something important - gonna check that later and post it) Any ideas? Thx Martin

Answer:T430s - 2100: Detection error on HDD0 (Main HDD)

check with the OEM of the SSD drive. You did not mention the Make/model of the SSD. Maybe there is a firmware update for the SSD drive. Especially since the 430 has SATA3 interface.If its not hardware you'd need to assess what you're doing software wise in the "copied all partitions ot another SSD..." I have found out cloning can cause problems and partitions become misaligned. When I went ahead to fix the misalignment with Mini partition Manager it corrupted the registry and so other files. Various applications cannot be updated or uninstalled. I have to reimage it and not clone from the source to get it right.A quick test is to just to a base install on one of the SSD's (EG Windows 7) after purging all the partitions. Letting the OS configure, partition & format the NTFS drive. If it works after that then its not the hardware and a software issue.My thoughts anyway.





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Anyone experiencing this? I see a lot of older posts referring to this error. This is on a brand new machine.  Wondering if this is something that needs to be repaired or just a bug which could be fixed by an upcoming Bios update.  Happens infrequently but sometimes I will come back to the laptop after walking away, and it will be at this error. 

Answer:T450s: 2100: Detection error on HDD0 (Main HDD)

Do you have an SSD?

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I found some similar threads (such as this one) but none with an actual diagnosis and resolution. I have a Thinkpad T520 with a 1TB Samsung 840 EVO (an SSD like all the other reports of this problem). It has worked fine for a month then suddenly I am seeing this error on boot.I have the latest BIOS and drive firmware updates as of the time of this writing. The error appears to be "bogus" in that booting from a Linux CD, and from a Windows Recovery CD, the drive is seen just fine, with no errors reported, despite the "detection error" reported by the BIOS. SMART status as reported by Linux shows the drive to be in excellent condition with no error or warning flags: SMART Attributes Data Structure revision number: 1
Vendor Specific SMART Attributes with Thresholds:
ID# ATTRIBUTE_NAME FLAG VALUE WORST THRESH TYPE UPDATED WHEN_FAILED RAW_VALUE
5 Reallocated_Sector_Ct 0x0033 100 100 010 Pre-fail Always - 0
9 Power_On_Hours 0x0032 099 099 000 Old_age Always - 658
12 Power_Cycle_Count 0x0032 099 099 000 Old_age Always - 145
177 Wear_Leveling_Count 0x0013 099 099 000 Pre-fail Always - 1
179 Used_Rsvd_Blk_Cnt_Tot 0x0013 100 100 010 Pre-fail Always - 0
181 Program_Fail_Cnt_Total 0x0032 100 100 010 Old_age Always - 0
182 Erase_Fail_Count_Total 0x0032 100 100 010 Old_age Alway... Read more

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Hi,I got T450s with 500GB HDD which I replaced with 500GB SSD Crucial MX200.After installing Windows 8.1 Pro, turning on bitlocker and restarting machine, I saw black screen with white text: 2100: Detection error on HDD0 (Main HDD) usually if I power off laptop and turn it on again, problem gets solved and I can start Windows, but then after restarting computer again the error is usually there again... I've noticed that if I turn off the bitlocker, the problem doesn't appear (at least I wasn't able to encounter it without bitlocker). I saw threads about similar problems with this and other thinkpad models as well as crucial and samsung SSDs, but none was actually reporting that it may be connected with bitlocker functionality... (I can't be 100% sure it is, but so far it looks like it). any idea how I can fix it so that it works also when bitlocker is enabled? Thanks!

Answer:T450s: 2100: Detection error on HDD0 (Main HDD)

I have exactly the same problem too with a T550 and a 1TB Crucial MX200. Did you ever find a solution? I'm tempted to return the MX200 and try a Samsung 850 EVO instead.

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Hi, last week I received my new T470; everything fine until yesterday when, after enabling virtualization support when running on battery, I received the infamous "2100: Detection error on HDD0". Power off and on again and the system booted correctly. After a couple of hours I left the pc for ten minutes or so and I wasn't able to wake it up: power light was on but tapping on keys or touchpad didn't wake the laptop up. Power off and a second "2100"; this time turning the pc off and on didn't do the trick... I thought the issue could be related to the virtualization settings I had enabled, so I entered the BIOS and disabled virtualization. Bingo, the pc booted! So, just to be sure that it was the root cause of the problem, I re-enabled it.. but everything went fine!  From then I'm not able to reproduce the issue anymore, but my OCD (and my colleagues, that kept saying I should have bought a Mac) is telling me that I have to fix this. My hard disk is a Toshiba SSD: Model Number: THNSF5256GPUK TOSHIBAFirmware Version: 51025KLA Googling these codes brought me here: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-X-Series-Laptops/ThinkPad-X270-PCIe-SSD-NVMe-refusing-to-wake-... The fact that my laptop wasn't waking up makes me think the problems could be related; I've seen a lot of posts of people with the same issue, some suggest checking HD connectors, other to change the HD model. Some people say that when the error oc... Read more

Answer:Brand new T470: "2100: Detection error on HDD0"

This kind of problem is hard to diagnose, but if it were my machine, I would update the BIOS to the latest version and install the newest power management drivers.  I would then boot into the BIOS and load setup defaults.  I would use the machine normally and see if it is stable.

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Hello. I got this error each time after hard reset, or any non-standard unexpected poweroff."2100: Detection error on HDD0 (Main HDD)". I found workaround how to boot: each time in this situation i press F10 to load Diagnostic Utility at boot time, then see error message, press ESC to continue booting into diagnostic utility, and here I already see my hard drive. So just do nothing, quit from utility to restart laptop. And now it see hard drive and boot as usual. BTW, if I boot from USB flash drive, and do hard reset, it throw same error but for m2 SDD instead of sata HDD0. I have stock WDC WD10JPVX-08JC3T5 hard disk and stock SanDisk SSD U110 16GB.Model of laptop Lenovo ThinkPad T440p 20AN0030RT. BIOS GLET83WW. All with lastest firmware (respectively 05.01A05 and U21B001). Latest updated BIOS (2.37). Please, suggest any appropriate solution, because I can't figure out this by googling by myself.

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Hi all,I replaced original HDD on SSD 250 GB and formatted built-in Toshiba SSD-disk 20 GB . On 250 GB SSD installed Windows 8. And after turn on notebook I get "2100: Detection error on HDD0 (Main HDD). Press Esc to continue". If press "Esc" then there is boot menu, contain 2 point: ATA HDD2 Toshiba and PCI LAN. But after ALT+CTRL+DEL begins normal loading Windows 8.Any ideas why?

Answer:X240 2100: Detection error on HDD0 (Main HDD)

Hi - I've seen this so many times I lost track. I have about 100 X240 with the Samsung 256GB SSD and 100 T440 with the same drives. Periodically they crash and boot to the same error: 2100: Detection error on HDD0. If you reboot a few times it will come back. I suggest dowloading the SSD firwmare: http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS034646 If that doesn't work, call it to Lenovo and have them send you a warranty replacement. 

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Ok, so my wife shot herself in the foot and dropped, then fell on her W520.  Now, it tries to come up butget's the 2100 message.  I can get to the "boot menu" with the following two options:ATAPI CD0: HL-DT-STDVDRAM GT33NPCI LAN: IBA GE Slot 00C8 v1366Hitting enter with the ATAPC line highlighted   = no actionHitting enter with the PCI LAN line highlighted =Initializing INTEL boot agent GE 1.3.66 then:PXE-E61 Media test failure - check cablePXE-M0F Exitting Intel Boot Manager The DIAGNOSTICS Splash Screen shows this: Phoenix SecureCore Tiano(TM) for ThinkPadBuild Time: 07/26/2013CPU = Intel(r) Core(TM) i7-2720QM CPU @ 2.2GHz8192 MB System RAM Passed256 KB L2 CacheSystem BIOS shadowedVideo BIOS shadowedBIOS Version: 8BET62WW I've unplugged the power and pulled the battery. Re-seated both the RAM and Harddrive. No affect.  Hitting F1, F8 and F12 and thinkvantage buttons do nothing on rebooting.  Opinions on if it's worth fixing? 













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Answer:2100: Detection error on HDD0 (Main HDD) Can't get anywhere - HDD or System?

03bluecoupe wrote:
Ok, so my wife shot herself in the foot and dropped, then fell on her W520.  Now, it tries to come up but
get's the 2100 message.  I can get to the "boot menu" with the following two options:
ATAPI CD0: HL-DT-STDVDRAM GT33NPCI LAN: IBA GE Slot 00C8 v1366Hitting enter with the ATAPC line highlighted   = no actionHitting enter with the PCI LAN line highlighted =Initializing INTEL boot agent GE 1.3.66 then:PXE-E61 Media test failure - check cablePXE-M0F Exitting Intel Boot Manager
 
The DIAGNOSTICS Splash Screen shows this:
Phoenix SecureCore Tiano(TM) for ThinkPadBuild Time: 07/26/2013CPU = Intel(r) Core(TM) i7-2720QM CPU @ 2.2GHz8192 MB System RAM Passed256 KB L2 CacheSystem BIOS shadowedVideo BIOS shadowedBIOS Version: 8BET62WW
 
I've unplugged the power and pulled the battery. Re-seated both the RAM and Harddrive. No affect. 
Hitting F1, F8 and F12 and thinkvantage buttons do nothing on rebooting.
 
Opinions on if it's worth fixing? 

Geez
 
I do hope she feels better.

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Hi,I dropped my laptop and now it is showing error 2100: hard disk initialization error. I took out the hard disk and reconnected it but it still won't turn on. Can you please help me out on how I can fix this. The laptop is ThinkPad T410

Answer:Error 2100: Hard disk initialization error

It sounds like you either broke the drive or the motherboard.  Can you try the drive in another machine?

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Hi have a problem with my x61s.Two days ago the computer started doing weird things under vista. I had to make a hard reboot. Since, vista never boot up. The hard drive is not even seen by the bios. And I have a "Error 2100 - Hard drive initialization error".I went on google to find a solution and I found this :http://www.gottabemobile.com/CommentView,guid,32b17bc1-db16-4f37-a4c4-f40e53d37342.aspxBut (there is a but) the solution I found only works for Hitachi/Fujistu/Toshiba, and my hard drive is a Seagate...http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?sitestyle=lenovo&lndocid=MIGR-63685The problem seems common. I'm a bit disapointed, as I used the laptop for a week... I did no backup, and I'm afraid I've lost a whole week of work...If any one has an idea ...

Answer:"Error 2100 - Hard drive initialization error"

No one has an idea ?...

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Hi there guys! First of all, it's my first time to post something here. Just recently purchased a Thinkpad Twist. However, after a few days, all of a sudden, I always get the error 2100: Detection Error on HDD0 (Main HD). I'm not sure what exactly is the problem though because after a few minutes, when I restart, it'll load Windows 8 back and eventually after a few browsing and use of computer, will force restart stating there's a problem encountered, etc. Once it restarts, it gives the same 2100 error again. Please help me guys as I'm really frustrated. I can't seem to use the computer normally without force restart due to error and loading windows 8 thereafter due to 2100 error.

Answer:Thinkpad Twist s230u 2100: Detection Error on HDD0...

I have the same problem. When I reboot the computer it keep on showing this error and it happened very often. But when you try a few time reboot it may be OK . So frustrated......I will call the support center...

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Hello everyone. I'm having random problems with my new disk Evo 500 Samsung 840 Gb The error I get is, "2100: Error detection on hdd0".I searched the forum responses to this error and can not find a solution to the problem. Apparently this error is due to the compatibility dell disk controller which uses "Samsung 3-core MEX Controller" with the team (W520 82844DG). I do not know if this is true and if you have easy solutions.Some of you can provide me a solution or a hint to solve this problem Thanks.

Answer:W520 samsung ssd 840 evo 500Gb: 2100 Detection error hdd0

Have you been able to figure this out.  I'm looking to upgrade either to the Samsung SSD 840 Evo or the Crucial M500.  Please let me know if the Evo ended up working well for you.

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On my W520 I am running a Crucial M4 512GB for the last 4 month. It was updated with FW 010G 10 days ago.When it stopped working with "2100: Detection Error on HDD0" I took the M4 out. It would not become active on  any other  port.While I tried to rebuild the system on another HDD-drive I left it in a //FREECOM HDD dock powered on, but not connected.When I finished the rebuild about 2 hours later I plugged the dock into the usb of another machine and it got recognized.So I took it back to the W520.It is now working in the W520 as before for about 2 * 10hrs without any problems. Can anyone explain what happened please?





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Answer:W520 + Crucial M4 512GB 2100:Detection Error on HDD0

Edit:  You have the latest firmware, didnt read

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Hello, I recently upgraded my hard drive from 128 to 256 sdd without migrating my files to the new hard drive I thought I could reinstall everything from scratch. But when I installed the new sdd I first got a Hdd0 error and then send to the boot menu. The boot menu didn't have anything to select, so I thought of putting back the old hard drive to return it back as it was. After doing that I still get the same screen error. What can I do to fix this or can it even be fix?
 
 
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Answer:Yoga S1 2100: Detection error on HDD0 (Main HDD) after installing sdd

Forgot to mention that I owen a thinkpad yoga s1.

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Hello!Namely, I was put my new SSD ADATA SP550 240 GB to ThinkPad T400.After turn on my computer, "drive LED" don't turn off.The next a lot of time I see ""error 2100: HDD0". When my new hard drive is connected, I can't open BIOS very fast. When I unplug hard drive and run installation Windows 7 and in during initialization I connet my SSD to notebook (SATA II interface).Windows 7 installation can see hard drive but I can't install Opering System on this because this hard drive is not bootable. Thank you in advance for your time.

Answer:ThinkPad T400 + ADATA SP550 240 GB error 2100: HDD0

Hi and welcome, bipocichI assume this issue is the BIOS and SSD firmware incompatibility related. Lenovo support site and forum confirm it's the most likely cause.Check out the recent versions on the Lenovo and SSD manufacturer support sites.

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Hi Lenovo Community,  around April/May I bought a T470 and since then my Notebook is crashing from time to time out of nothing with the apparently famous "2100: Detection error on HDD0 (Main HDD)" error.First this error screen shows up:     First error messageAnd it is shortly followed up by this one:Second error messageBefore starting this thread I had a look into the community and the older posts. This seems to be a problem which comes up often with all kind of Lenovo Notebooks (ThinkPads and also IdeaPads) however there was no thread for the T470 model yet and the suggested solutions (mostly only to update the drivers) didn't really solve my problem...!All my drivers are regularly updated via Lenovo Companion and yet the problem still comes out of nothing...Does anyone have an idea?Thank you.Best Regards,GT500M

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Hi, I updated BIOS on my ThinkPad Yoga to the latest version (i went from GQET35WW to GQET38WW according to the log). After I installed WIN 10 TP and Ubuntu 14.10 (dualboot with GRUB2).Afrer a while I started recieving POST ERROR 2100 after cold boot. I thought my HDD is gone, so I went to dignostics menu and immidiately my HDD turned on (I heard it spin up), so I ran the tests (everything was successful) and everything was working correctly. Next day I had the same issue - so i just launched diagnostic menu, my HDD spins up, then I just exit the diagnostics menu and everything is working correctly... I have read some thread about this problem, but everybody is talking about their SSD drives. I suspect that the new BIOS is the problem, before that everything was OK. Thanks for any advice. 

Answer:TP Yoga POST Error 2100 HDD0 after BIOS upgrade

Hi aa07, I had a situation similar to yours: a Thinkpad E531, with Windows 10 TP and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I happened to see the error after a VERY extensive update of Windows 10. I just managed to solve the problem, though do not know if this will solve the problem permanently: in Application Menu under Setup, I entered in Config tab and chose Serial ATA (SATA), and changed the value (of SATA Controller Mode Option) to Compatibiliti (originally it was on AHCI). After that the laptop was working again like a charm. I tried to change back the value to AHCI and still it boots smoothly (actually I did not dedicate time to figure out what those two values mean). Anywa I beleive it's the fault of Windows 10 TP, since I had the problem immediately after Microsoft update, and actually the Wndows does not load anymore (I see a big )': in the middle of blue screen displaying an error), and though Windows tried to return to the previous version, it still does not load. It's the last time I'm going to try a TP product of ANY type. Hope this helps.Best

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I got the dreaded 2100 error a few days ago on my X230 with a Samsung SSD.While I managed to solve it in a somewhat unexpected way, I wanted to document the process here as I am almost certain it was the result of a bug in the laptop firmware/BIOS. If any Lenovo representatives are reading along I'd appreciate your comments.Long story short: Power on laptop, observe 2100 error. Reboot, press Enter to interrupt start-up, then F12 to select boot device. Hard drive appears in list, despite it not being detected a few seconds earlier. Sigh of relief. Select hard drive, boot up. Problem solved.Details: System configuration is X230 ThinkPad (BIOS version 2.57) with a Samsung 840 EVO SSD (model MZ-7TE1T0BW), Windows 8.1. Before someone points it out, I am aware there's a BIOS version 2.58 available, but from the readme file it doesn't appear to have any fixes for this.The trouble started when I had just powered on the laptop from stand-by, and was setting up a WiDi connection to my TV. The laptop froze hard - no activity whatsoever, couldn't move the mouse pointer, no response to Ctrl-Alt-Delete. Kept the power button pressed until the laptop switched off. Then got a "2100: Detection error on HDD0" message when I tried to boot it again.My first concern was trying to salvage as much data as possible, so I removed the SSD and connected it to a different machine using a SATA-USB adapter. The SSD appeared to be in perfect condition, and I was able to copy all of my data off of it.Popped... Read more

Answer:X230 2100: Detection error on HDD0 - BIOS issue?

There are tons of threads on forum here about this error 2100 issue. Most of them relate to the drive (SSD as well as HDD) firmware. Is your SSD fw up to date?Look at the bottom of this your thread and find out another similar discussions.

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After about 18 months of use, I am repeadedly receiving the following errors on my Thinkpad Twist S230U (Model #3347CTO): 2100: Detection error on HDD0 (Main HDD)Press Esc to continue. (On Startup) or   Your PC ran into a problem and needs to restart. We're just collecting some error info, and then we'll restart for you. (0% complete)If you'd like to know more you can search online later for this error: CRITICAL_PROCESS_DIED (Windows 8 BSOD when I am in Windows) I am periodically able to login, so on my last login I did a complete refresh ran all the disk utility options, and did a complete refresh.  I just finished installing the 150 or so updates, did another run through the disk utility applications, and it is still doing it.   Any thoughts? I'm worried that it will get to the point where it won't startup again (and it is a huge pain when I am working and it goes BSOD on me).  There was nothing installed or any physical shock to the machine that would have led to this happening when it did.

Answer:2100: Detection error on HDD0 and BSOD on Thinkpad Twist

Hi Glennschatz,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
I?m sorry to hear that you are facing the issue with HDD drive on ThinkPad Twist S230u.
 
I suggest you to check with Lenovo diagnose tool, through which we can identify the exact error from that.
 
Below is the link to enter the downloads page and install Diagnose application and check accordingly, please click on "Select Product" then in "QUICK PATH" enter the MTM no. select the exact model.
 
http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/default.page#
 
Hope this helps. Do post back if issue persists!
 
Best regards.

Hemanth Kumar






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After a windows update, the laptop started giving me this error. I attempted the quick fixes, such as going into diagnostic, the HDD isn't present there either. I've reseated the HDD, nothing is working. I believe this could be a chipset/IRST mismatch issue, I just need to know what to get and a suggestion on how to get it installed.  Ok yes it's an old laptop but I need to get it going even if only long enough to back up my data. I am desperate please any solution is a godsend at this point.

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My laptop is T430 of Lenovo. I have two drives installed on my computer, one is SSD (128 G, PLEXTOR), another is HDD (500 G, Samsung). Now I have encountered a serious issue that I could not find the HDD in my Windows 10. Almost two weeks ago, I found my laptop crash frequently. I think there is an extreme incompatibility between the Windows 10 and SSD. I even reinstalled my OS for several times. But it still crashed. Even I opened a simple word file, it does not respond. Two days ago, the issue got even more serious. When I boot my system, I found a problem with "2100: Detection error on HDD0 (Main HDD)". It suggests me to press the "ESC" button to enter into the OS. However, I could not find my HDD on my computer anymore. I have some paramount important data and files in this drive.  Could some friends provide some meaningful suggestions of recovering data and files for me, please?  I'm very anxious. Thank you very much!

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Hi, I used an SDD Crucial m500 480 Gb in my Thinkpad x201i for about a month.It was configured in 'Self-Encrypting Drive' (SED) so my Thinkpad asked me a passphrase at boot.It worked great, never got a problem with it. Last week, I bought a t440s.I decided to move my SSD into that t440s. At first, I always got the same error message "2100: Detection error on HDD0 (Main HDD)" and wasn?t able to boot or install the OS.I removed the SED passphrase (because I wasn?t sure if encryption was involved with the TPM chip or not) but that didn?t help. I flashed the UEFI / bios to the latest version (2.17 at that time) without any more luck.Then I updated the SSD Crucial m500 firmware to MU02 to MU03.One of the fixes of that update is "Fix for potential Haswell compatibility issue (latest Intel platform)" which could only help.And it helped : the drive was then recognized and I installed the Operating System after setting again a SED passphrase.It worked great for several reboots but, this morning, a "hot reboot" (restart from the Operating System without power off), I?ve got the 2100 message error again...I powered the system off, remove the power cord for several second then powered on and it worked but It keep me worried....The problem is not permanent but It could be very bad to not be able to boot my laptop !I thought I fixed the problem permanently with that firmware update but it seems not... Do someone has any idea ?Is that SSD a model to avoid in... Read more

Answer:SSD Crucial m500 + T440s = 2100: Detection error on HDD0 (Main HDD)

Hi lovecraft,thanks for posting and welcome to the community. Looking at your case could you possibly try the update below.http://support.lenovo.com/en_MY/research/hints-or-tips/detail.page?DocID=HT076644Hope this helps and please do post back your results.Regards

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Hello everyone,
One fine evening while watching a movie, my laptop stopped responding and in frustration I switched off the laptop by holding the power button long enough to turn off. Next Morning it showed a blue screen and a message to recover my windows, which I failed to do and by the afternoon this message showed up. Detection Error on HDD0 (main HDD) and hence forth I've been unable to install windows from a USB drive since ( and I suppose) it is not able to read my HDD. I do not care about my data at all, I just want my laptop up and running. If I can have the data back it will be perfect otherwise I don't mind not getting my data back. I know for a fact that my Hard disk is fine because I went into command prompt, diskpart , and list disk, and saw the status of HDD as healthy, this is after the error (detection error on HDD). SO my question is: Why this error? IS there a problem in the motherboard? Why the error shows once and then doesn't show the next time and then comes up again.
 

Answer:2100: Detection Error on HDD0 (Main HDD); Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga

The error might be bad sectors, but I'm not sure. if my guessing is correct, you might have to get a new drive to replace. also you need to reinstall OS
 

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Sometimes i get this error when i start my Thinkpad T530 (Cold Boot and also with a reboot). Could Someone give me advise on this all update and firmware updates are installed also on my SSD drive
Manufactor: Mushkin
Type: Chronos Deluxe       
Model : MKNSSDCR480GB-DXFirmware : 504ABBF0Serial Number : MKN1243A0000135952
 
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Answer:T530 2100: Detection error on HDD0 (Main HDD) SSD Mushkin Chronos Deluxe

Hi Michael222,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
As per the query we understood that you are facing an issue with HDD detection on your ThinkPad T530.
 

Have you checked updating system BIOS?
Is the system is having both HDD and SSD?
Check with reseating the drives.

Best regards,
Hemanth Kumar





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Hi, I've had my W520 since November or so last year, I swapped out the hard disk when I got it for a Crucial M4 256GB.  The machine has been fast and totally stable until now.  I'm using Win7 Pro and have not applied reg hacks or bois updates, it just worked. Now I am seeing the 2100: Detection Error on HDD0 sporadically after being unattended for about 30 mins.  Rebooting solves the problem.  The machine is set to never sleep or hibernate other than manually.  It hasnt yet occured when working at the machine but I suspect Windows is crashing, then this message appears as the machine tries to reboot.  When I reboot manually its detected and Win7 runs. Has anyone seen this or have any ideas? Could it be an overheating issue?Is my drive on the way out? It has been running far more than is strictly nessesary.The machine is set to never hibernate/sleep, so it cant be an error related to that.SSD Life reports the drive is in excellent health.  All files are stored on network shares, only program files on the SSD. RegardsMatt













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Answer:W520 + Crucial M4 256GB Fine for 10 months now 2100:Detection Error on HDD0

Try putting the old drive in and see if it does the same.Do note that SSDs tend to fail in unconventional manners compared to platter drives.

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Hello. Today had this problem, trying to load my laptop. I have wd 320 GB (ATA, HDD). Reseted hdd multiple times, reseted BIOS to standarts, tryied to use recovery from BIOS - no result. Also coudn't find explanation what does (3) and (2) means. Hope, there is a solution. Thanks.

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I have an x220i type 4286 with a standard 320GB mechanical hard drive. I ordered it in 2011, and it has been an absolute marvel for me for the 2 years that I've had it, then out of nowhere, I got the error message you see in the subject above, "2100: Detection error on HDD0" then when I go with the "Hit ESC to continue" I end up getting the PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable" error message pops up. I removed the keyboard to get a look and everything...ehh..."looks" ok, the ribbon cable doesn't look torn or anything, and nothing in the back of the HDD looks wrong.  I removed the HDD to see if excessive dust was in there and it seemed ok, and I reseated it carefully, and it looked proper.   So I'm kind atorn as to what I should do now. I don't think I have another external HDD that will work to test, but apparently this is a common issue or something?  It seems a lot of folks have issues with the SSD but mine is just a plain-jane mechanical HDD. help?  Please?













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Answer:x220 - 2100:Detection Error on HDD0 // PXE-E61:Media test failure,check cable

Hi,
 
Most likely your HDD has failed   Can you connect it to some other machine via sata/USB adapter or direct to a desktop and see if it's accessible.
 
The PXE/media... error message is your laptop attempting to boot via the network since it can't boot the HDD.  You can ignore that.  All it means is that the boot devices earlier in the boot order list weren't bootable.
 
Z.

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Hello, I have a T60p 2.33Ghz T7600 that I sped up by using an SSD drive from OCZ. It has been working great for about a year. All of a sudden, I start getting the infamous HD 2100 error. But here is the good news, because this is an SSD drive, all you do is turn of the notebook and reboot, and everything works. The trouble is, at first it was once a week, now it is after about 30mins. Here is the A/B test: Because my work is so critical, I have 4 identical T60p laptops that I use as spares. One goes down, pull the hard drive, move it to another. I use Acronis to make images of my hard drives. My first thought was the SSD drive was going bad, so I was going to put an image on a regular drive and put that back in the original unit. However, the first A/B test I did was to put the SSD drive in another T60p. Here is what I don't understand: The different T60p has run now with the SSD for about 9 hours with no 2100 error. This experiment makes me believe something on my main board is going bad. The error is not from the hard drive. My hypothesis is that main boards when they fail are damaging the non-SSD hard drives, and the main board is the problem not the drives. Does anyone have any evidence to support or negate this hypothesis? I have tried to find information on what the exact problem is that gives rise to the 2100 error in ThinkPads without success. 





T60p 8743-CTO, 8742-W7W, 8741-C4UAll T7600, 3GB, 15.4" UXGA, XP Pro SP3

Answer:A/B Test T60p Error 2100 - Hard drive initialization error - Help Understanding Results SSD Drive

MTUser2009 wrote:One goes down, pull the hard drive, move it to another. Perhaps the SATA connector on laptop A is no longer as tight as the SATA connector on laptop B.  I would use a note card to shim the SSD in laptop A and see if that takes care of the error.

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received several new t410s laptops last week, some systems shutting off randomly and rebooting with Error2100: HDD0 (hard disk drive) initialization error (1)press ESC to continue almost like disk is simply disconnecting... we tried to update the intel x18 SSD firmware with latest from intel (yes disabled AHCI) and cant because of BIOS/mobo like such http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/T400-T500-and-newer-T-series/T410S-unable-to-update-firmware-of-the-Inte... was waiting for lenovo to release an official update anyone else getting the error 2100? thx, -trekuhl





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Answer:t410s SSD errors 2100 HDD0

I've got the 80GB SSD no problems so far.

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Hello, I've bought a S540, december 2014. Since a few weeks I'm getting the error:"2100 : Detection error on HDD0 (Main HDD)"A clean install of Win10 doesn't work, he just isn't able to find the HDD so I can't install win10 on anything. Q1) Anyone agrees that this is way to soon for a HDD to die? Lenovo service centre in the Netherlands is not willing to do anything because one year of warranty is expired, really annoying.Q2) Current installed BIOS-version is 1.57, current downloadable version is 1.66. Could it be that a BIOS update will result in a detectionable HDD?Q3) If so, how can I update the BIOS via USB since the HDD is not available and my S540 doesn't have a CD-ROM player? See http://support.lenovo.com/nl/nl/downloads/ds038373 which only mentiones via a working Windows (HDD) and a CD-rom player. Arnord

Answer:S540 2100 Detection Erro on HDD0

I have the exact same problem.. I've changed the harddisk (Samsung SSD 840) to a brand new Kingston SDD (240 Gb). and it still does the same problem. I've had it in for diagnostics twice, but they can't seem to find the problem. Once in a while the computer detects the harddisk and I'm able to open windows (otherwise it opens the boot-menu), and it stays stable for somewhat 10 min and then the computer freezes and restarts.  I've had the detection problem for quite a while now (since March), and just restarted the computer and continued working until I turned it off myself. But the problem became worse, and now I can't even use it. I really hope you can help me. I love to work with this model, and I don't want to buy a new computer since I just started studying again and urgently need one..Thanks in advance! kgrovep

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On startup I get a popup box with "Initialization Error - error code: 0x80073b01 for MS Security Client", with a selection of choice of "OK".  This issue isn't malware related because I had an earlier topic http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/516854/initialization-error-error-code-0x80073b01-for-ms-security-client/?view=getnewpost that was used to finish the malware removal process.  Also when I shutdown my PC, I get a message to not force a logoff because 1 of 3... updates are being installed, even though my MS Security is up to date.

Answer:Initialization Error - error code: 0x80073b01 for MS Security Client".

See comments by Maurice Naggar at http://spywarehammer.com/simplemachinesforum/index.php?topic=14246.0 .
 
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On booting PC, I get an error box with the above message.  Outlook comes up OK but not IE.  I also get that when I attempt to run Microsoft Security Essentials.  How do I correct this issue?
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.16428  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.45.2
Run by Baltz at 12:06:42 on 2013-12-08
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.6057.3743 [GMT -6:00]
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AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {641105E6-77ED-3F35-A304-765193BCB75F}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {DF70E402-51D7-30BB-99B4-4D23E83BFDE2}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\logishrd\LVMVFM\UMVPFSrv.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\ProgramData\WPM\wprotectmanager.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskhost.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
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Answer:Initialization Error - error code: 0x80073b01 for MS Security Client

Hi there,my name is Marius and I will assist you with your malware related problems.Before we move on, please read the following points carefully. First, read my instructions completely. If there is anything that you do not understand kindly ask before proceeding. Perform everything in the correct order. Sometimes one step requires the previous one. If you have any problems while following my instructions, Stop there and tell me the exact nature of your problem. Do not run any other scans without instruction or add/remove software unless I tell you to do so. This would change the output of our tools and could be confusing for me. Post all logfiles as a reply rather than as an attachment unless I specifically ask you. If you can not post all logfiles in one reply, feel free to use more posts. If I don't hear from you within 3 days from this initial or any subsequent post, then this thread will be closed. Stay with me. I will give you some advice about prevention after the cleanup process. Absence of symptoms does not always mean the computer is clean. My first language is not english. So please do not use slang or idioms. It could be hard for me to read. Thanks for your understanding.   Scan with FRST in normal modePlease download Farbar's Recovery Scan Tool to your desktop: FRST 32bit or FRST 64bit (If not sure: Start --> Computer (right click) --> properties)Run FRST. Don´t change one of the checkboxes and hit Scan. Logfiles are created on your desk... Read more

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Hi ,
This morning when i was browsing on my W510, all of a suddent the pc got hanged and restarted.

and showed a messge : Hard drive error 2100: HDDO initilization error (1)
I hard restarted the pc and ran hard disk drive diagnostics program. and results were pass for both "controller diag" and "read verification and speed test "

After restarting the windows normally, the pc is working fine, May I know why this error is caused.
Are there any problems with my hard drive. please help.
I have attached the system information .
Also please let me know, these errors occur only because of hardware errors or this might happen even due to software issues.


Regards,
Vijay.

Answer:Hard drive error 2100: HDDO initilization error (1)

Quote:
Initialization error on HDD0 (Main hard drive)
Reseat the hard drive
Main hard drive
System board



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Hi ,     This morning when i was browsing on my W510, all of a suddent the pc got hanged and restarted. and showed a messge : Hard drive error 2100: HDDO initilization error (1)I hard restarted the pc and ran hard disk drive diagnostics program. and results were pass for both "controller diag" and "read verification and speed test " After restarting the windows normally, the pc is working fine, May I know why this error is caused.Are there any problems with my hard drive. please help.I have attached the system information . Regards,Vijay.

Answer:Hard drive error 2100: HDDO initilization error (1)

Here is the system info. Lenovo ThinkVantage Toolbox: System Information
Thursday, November 25, 2010 1:58:55 PM

Motherboard
System Board
Chipset Intel PCH QM57
BIOS
Vendor LENOVO
Release Date 08/26/2010
BIOS Version String 6LET72WW (1.33 )
ROM Size 8.00 MB
Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU M 620 @ 2.67GHz (CPU:0)
Name Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU M 620 @ 2.67GHz
Cores 2
Threads 4
Current Speed 2.53 GHz
Features MMX, PSE36, EM64T, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, IDA, VMX, AES
L1 Instruction Cache 2 x 32.00 kB
L1 Data Cache 2 x 32.00 kB
L2 Cache 2 x 256.00 kB
L3 Cache 4.00 MB

Memory
Total Physical Memory 8.00 GB
4096 MB DDR3-SDRAM (1333 MHz)
Memory Size 4.00 GB
Memory Type DDR3-SDRAM (1333 MHz)
Memory Manufacturer Samsung
Memory Manufacture Date Week 33, Year 2010
Memory Part Number M471B5273CH0-CH9
Memory Serial Number 77215874
4096 MB DDR3-SDRAM (1333 MHz)
Memory Size 4.00 GB
Memory Type DDR3-SDRAM (1333 MHz)
Memory Manufacturer Samsung
Memory Manufacture Date Week 33, Year 2010
Memory Part Number M471B5273CH0-CH9
Memory Serial Number 77215873

Hard Drive
ST9320423AS
Vendor Seagate
Model Number ST9320423AS
Serial Number 5VH3XR0S
Firmware Revision 0003LVM1
Size 298.1 GB
Rotation Rate 7200 RPM
Cache Size 16 MB
Temperature 27 C
Sector Information
Physical Sector Size 512 B
Logical Sector Size 512 B
Logical Sector Count 625142448
Supported Standards ATA8-ACS, ATA/ATAPI-7, ATA/ATAPI-6, ATA/ATAPI-5
Specification Version ATA8-ACS rev 4
C:
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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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Question: HDD0 device error

Hello, My computer was on and when I came back it gave me the error HDD0 device error. I am not sure what all i am doing to find the problem but this is what i have tried so far. Googled the error -> takes me to lenovo forums about the same error [but 2007 posts] This didnt help much at all. Used the bootable flash drive i had with back track 4 in it to boot into it. I tried mounting sda1 which tells me it's a cdrom and is already mounted. I am asking around in IRC where people have told me to a] take HDD out physically and put it back in. b]Make a CD for boot loader for Windows Vista [i dont see this helping cause HDD is not deteced?] This is what I know about my laptop. It's a Lenovo T61 ThinkPad. I bout it roughly 2 years ago online [not sure about warrenties] I havent dont anything with it that might cause HDD to crash (to my best knowladge) This problem seems to be linked directly to Lenovo rather then HDD? from what i have read so far. I dont want to take forever to recover what i can, but a new HDD which i can't afford right now, and have the same thing happen again. Thank you in advance for any help.

Answer:HDD0 device error

I would try to reseat the HDD first. if that does not work press F1 at power up there is a HDD diagnosics in the BIOs you can run





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Hi, I recently put together a new computer with parts from newegg, and when I attempt to start it up, my debug LED reads "53" which, according to the manual, indicates a memory initialization error (no usable memory detected).

My system:

CPU: Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I72600K

Motherboard: ASRock P67 EXTREME4 GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBRL

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus

PSU: Thermaltake Toughpower XT TPX-775M 775W ATX 12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.91

Video Card: EVGA 012-P3-1571-KR GeForce GTX 570 HD w/Display-Port (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16Click to expand...

Things I have tried:

1. So, I installed the whole thing, LEDs light up, fans whirring, all that. Just no POST.
2. I followed this guide to try and solve my problem, to no avail: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261145-31-perform-steps-posting-boot-video-problems
3. Currently, I have everything taken out of the case with only the motherboard, CPU, HSF, and PSU hooked up.
4. I have tried both sticks of RAM seperately in each slot.
5. I have tried resetting the CMOS.
6. I was careful to constantly touch the grounded PSU before I touched sensitive pieces.
7. I made sure all connections were secure, and everything was in its proper place.

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Answer:Can't POST, "Memory initialization error. No usable memory detected"

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I have an x1 carbon 4th gen. I bought my laptop and upgraded the hard drive to the samsung 950 pro. Unfortunately, my laptop does not seem to recognize the new SSD. Can anyone help me here? I am extremely frustrated to be honest and I have no idea what to do. Thanks.

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When i startup my computer an error appears

(Name Of Box)MOM.EXE - .NET Framework Initialization Error
(Red circle with X) Unable to find a version of the runtime to run this application.
[ OK ] Button

The picture on the task bar is the ATI logo and says ATI. I looked up MOM.exe and knew it has something to do with ATI, i have tried uninstalling and reinstalling my ATI drivers, didnt fix the problem.

I was having a problem before where I had a similar error at startup. The name of the box was MOM.EXE, and it said it couldnt run the problem if i remember right.

Im both cases i can click the OK button and the error doesnt come up again until i restart my computer.

I am using Windows XP Home.

Thanks in advance for the help.

Answer:At Startup Error: Mom.exe - .net Framework Initialization Error

This error may be a result of the .NET Framework either not being installed or the installation is corrupt. Go Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs and make sure the Show Updates box at the top is checked. Then search for an entry called:Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0If it is there remove it (don't worry if it is not there). Then go to this site and download a fresh copy of it. Install it, reboot and then see if your problem has been solved.

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Hi, I hope some one can help me. I have a P50  In thise I have the OS on a M2 disk. I have on other M2 disk both are working good. When I tryed to mount a 2.5" ssd Kongston 256 gb I got the message "2100: Detection error on HDD0 (Main HDD)"If I connect the disk to a ekstern reader I finde it but not when connected internaly in PC. BR 

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Task Scheduler service has encountered RPC initialization error in "RpcServerUseProtseq:ncacn_ip_tcp". Additional Data: Error Value: 1720.
ANIBODY THAT CAN HELP
 
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Answer:Task Scheduler service has encountered RPC initialization error in "RpcServerUseProtseq:ncacn_ip_tcp". Additional Data: Error Va

I have Windows Vista Ultimate and am an administrator on my box. I was able to open Task Scheduler but the the Create Task and other items were greyed out and the library was unavailable with the 'Reading Data Failed' error.After spending a looong time on the phone with a very nice man from Microsoft support, the fix for this error has been given to me. It is to delete a particular registry key that was corrupted by a MS update. Here is the fix that worked for me.Start > Run > regeditNavigate to HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\RPC\INTERNET Export this key to back it up first, then delete the whole Internet key (and it's sub-keys). Reboot your systemTask Scheduler should now work.

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hi i got a R61i, was working just fine, all of a sudden it doesnt work fine and it gives me this error       2110: HDD0 (Hard Disk Drive) Error ReadingPress <ESC> to continue now i do press escape and i get a list of my it gives me my boot list and it goes like this: Cannot boot from any devise           Current boot order and devices status              1: ATAPI CD0: Model HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-T20N-(-> )No valid operating system              2: USB FDD:                                                                    -> Device not found              3: USB CD:                                               &nb... Read more

Answer:2110: HDD0 (Hard Disk Drive) Error Reading

That doesn't sound good at all  I would personally start by removing and the reinserting the hard drive, maybe it's got a bit loose. The fact that the hard drive is recognised in BIOS doesn't favour this being the solution, sorry. I would then create a bootable cd of PC Doctor or Hitachi Drive Fitness Test, (preffered), and run intensive diagnostics on the hard drive. If you are unsure about how to remove / replace your hard drive, please post your Type and Model Number, this will help members help you. Thanks

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Help!  My computer was fine when I left work; I shut it down to put it in hibernate mode when I left, as always - when I try to turn it on now I simply see: "ERROR2110: HDD0 (Hard disk drive) read error Press <ESC> to continue" Why would it stop recognizing my hard drive, and how do I fix this? I have a tablet, X61, running Vista, 2G RAM, not sure what else you might need to know. Thank you!Esther

Answer:2110: HDD0 (Hard disk drive) read error

go to hitachi hdd website, and download a copy of the hdd fitness test, it will do a surface scan to see whether it is software corruption or drive sector corruption. If it is the latter, then you would need to get a new hdd or claim a new hdd from warranty if you are still within warranty.  I hope you backed up the files on the hdd. If you need to download the hdd information, you will need to get an external usb caddy, and plug into your desktop or another laptop and download it that way. Provided that there is no password of anysort. 

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I am attempting to reinstall a program and am receiving a "setup is unable to find a hard disc location to store temporary files" error "make at least 0kb of disc space available and try running windows setup again"

Never had this problem before.
currently there is 35GB of free space.
Windows XP.

What might be hanging this thing up?
Thanks
Scott

Answer:initialization error 101

One thing that will hamper restalling softwares is traces of an earlier installation still remaining and being loaded. The installer is most likely running into that problem where you will first clean all traces of it off the drive and any remaining registry values still trying to load things. With a new temp folder created for this and the custom install option if available you might avoid the manual steps needed to remove the previous.

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OK, when I am overclocking my ram I am able to reach DDR3 2296 however when I go pass DDR3 2300+ I get the following error code 79 which is CSM initialization.

Question 1

Does anyone know what CSM initialization is?

Question 2

What bios setting do I need to do to push past this to keep overclocking?

Thanks.

Answer:CSM initialization Error with RAM

Here you go. Read the thread, both pages. ASUSTeK Computer Inc.-Forum- Qcode error 79 Initialization+

From the thread: CSM means Compatibility Support Mode. Q Code 79 could mean (just guessing) that you have connected some device, that UEFI cannot cope with. Besides, when having 4 Memory Modules you should allways set 2T instead of 1T in Memory section of UEFI !.

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Hi there,

I keep getting an error message, " c:\windows\system32\guard.tmp dll initilization routine failed " message when i log on to a user account that is not the administrator. I don't know what the guard.tmp file is for. it's around 240Kb, and i'm reluctant to delete it from my computer because i don't wan't my computer to crash completely. i recently did a ad-ware/spy-ware removal so i'm not sure if that has something to do with it or not. I also removed a couple of processes from the task manager on my administrator, so i'm not sure if that may have anything to do with it. but then, it shouldn't affect the other user accounts, right? if anyone has any clear thoughts and as to what i should do to correct this problem, it would be great!!!

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I tried to unistall AVG antivirus on my laptop. It actually showed that it was suceesfully uninstalled. but when i tried to install another antivurus software, Panda, it failed to install as it shoed the follwing error,

Installer initialization failed due to following error:
Error: @AvgErrorCode_0x0253 %FILE% = "C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8"
@AvgErrorCode_0x0020

Now i cannot install another antivirus and any software and i fear my laptop was corrupted and infected with a virus aslo. How should i go about it?

Answer:AVG initialization error:

Run a full anti virus scan
Download and run a full scan with malwarebytes
If all are negative with system restore go back to a point prior to the uninstall and I will tell you how to uninstall with the uninstall tool.
System Restore - How to

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When I click on a new email message, I get the message "This note cannot be displayed due to an initialization error."
 

Answer:Initialization error

Hiya

Have a read of this:

http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q216/4/33.asp

Regards

eddie
 

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Whenever I boot up I get an error message that says  "the CSS.exe initialisaion process could not operate on this occasion" plus the Rescue and Recovery backup process fails each week.  Any ideas?  Ive gone into the R&R and client security solution programs and tried to see if there is a setting error but cant see one.  Any clues?  I have a ThinkPad X60s 1704-56G.

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I recently udated my Gateway Select 800 from Windows 98, second edition to windows XP. Most of my pogramsn trnsferred even if they were Windows 05, but when I try to get Create a card Gold 3 work I get a message telling me there was an initialization error & that I need to reinstall it; however, I reinstall it ,but it does not work. I just keep getting the same message. Is there any way I can install it? My projects are on the machine, but I can't open them. Thak you for any help.
 

Answer:initialization error

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Hi. Not sure what happened but when i started my laptop i was getting the error [see title]
C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v.0.30319\mscoreei.dll could not be loaded.
Anyone know how to fix this?
 

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"window initialization error"When I try to start a program this little box pops up and says window initialization error. I use this program all the time. But I just got this used laptop and installed the program. It starts upwhen I first download it. but when I close it, It wont start again.I uninstall it and re install it and the same thing happens. I have noidea what to do.

Answer:window initialization error

This is a XP laptop? What is the program? Is "window initialization error" the complete exact error message?

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Help! Although I found another thread listing the same problem I have, I can't understand the solution. :-o Here's the thread, in case you need to refer to it. http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=26792&highlight=_SETUP.DLL:-o

Whenever I try to install my child's game software, I get this message: "Setup requires _SETUP.DLL and ISRES.DLL (located in _SETUP.LIB) in order to operate properly. Please ensure these files are located with SETUP.EXE." I'm using Windows XP. I know this game worked on Windows 98, and I'm pretty sure it worked on our XP for a while.

I'm going to check his other games, as we've been having problems with many of them, and it may be the same problem or something just slightly different. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Louise
 

Answer:Setup Initialization Error

Try:

http://www.wikihow.com/Run-Windows-98-Games-in-XP
 

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please help, i have done something bad to pc, everytime i start computer a msg which is titled hpqthb08.exe - .NET Framework initialization error and underneath it says please set registry key HKLM\Software\microsoft\.NETFramework\installroot to point to the >NET Framework install location.

so if any1 knows how to fix this problem please help, its driving me nuts
 

Answer:.net framework initialization error

- Copy the text below - everything in the blue window - to the clipboard:

Code:
REGEDIT4

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\.NETFramework]
"InstallRoot"="c:\\WINDOWS\\Microsoft.NET\\Framework\\"

- Open Notepad
- Paste the text into Notepad
- Save the file to C:\Reset.REG
- Open Windows Explorer
- In the left-hand pane, click the '+' next to 'My Computer'
- Select the C: drive
- In the right-hand pane, double-clcik the file Reset.REG
- Click 'Yes' to the 'Are you sure...' question, if it appears
- Click 'OK'

NB!
This assumes that your Windows installation is in the default location, C:\WINDOWS
 

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Pentium 4; Win98se. Hard disk C-4 GB free space. Hard disk D-16 GB free space.
I observed that on my program "Accent Express" that all the menu had changed from English to symbols.Also at the same time on "Microsoft Reader" my books had changed from English to what appeared to be Hebrew ,but was meaningless.I checked the computer using "Trojan Remover" and found and removed two trojans.
This action restored "Microsoft Reader" to normal, but not "Accent Express".This program was not found in "Add/remove" so I deleted all the files manually including entries in the Register.
Using the official CD I attempted to reinstall "Accent Express" but I got the following message:-
" Setup initialization error. Insufficient memory or disk space."
Another peculiarity-looking in the Recycle Bin there is no trace of the "Accent Express" files I deleted.
Please help as I have documents that can only be opened with Accent Express
Reuven
 

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" initialization error" appears on win 7 desktop when starting up ." Ok" clears message and bootup continues

Answer:initialization error on win 7 startup

Do a start up repair using install disk, repair disk (you should have made), recovery disk, or recovery partition.You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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Network Initialization Error. Windows XP. THE DNS lookup failed. Error 105. Unable to resolve the servers dns address
Please help. Trying to tutor. Need. Computer
 

Answer:Network Initialization Error

If your computer can access the internet but could not resolve the address, this problem is caused by your ISP, the ISP's server computer doesn't tell your computer the DNS server information.

To fix it, you may enter the DNS server address manually, set the DNS server to 8.8.8.8 or 199.85.126.10.
 

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