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Virus???: Hard Drive detection error

Question: Virus???: Hard Drive detection error

First, please forgive me. I am a computer noob. I'm not very savvy with computers, so I might need "extra" help.

We have a shared family computer and today, all of a sudden, a window popped up and said something along the lines of, "Hard Drive Detection Error". My wife restarted the computer and everything on the desktop disappeared, none of the programs were in the Startup menu and we have no idea what happened and how to fix this. I've searched and found that others had similar experiences. I'm not sure if my hard drive really is out of commission or if we've contracted a virus.

I'm running Windows XP (sorry not sure which Service Pack). My hard drive is petitioned into 2 parts, Operating System is on the C:\ and everything else (music, games, pics, etc...) is on the E:\. It seems like everything still shows up on the E:\, that's why I believe I may have contracted a virus???

Can someone please help this noob out?

Thanks in advance!

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Answer: Virus???: Hard Drive detection error

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Answer:2100 hard drive detection error

The mSATA SSD or the hard drive?

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Answer:2nd hard drive detection

You want to select the hard disk with Windows on it as the boot hard disk.

Also, is your first hard disk SATA or IDE (PATA) with a ribbon cable?

If its showing in Windows its likely the problem is a RAW partition, rather than any serious issue. Head to Start > control panel > Administrative tools > Computer management > Storage > Disk management and then select the new hard disk, and "create simple Partition", tick "quick format" and then format it as NTFS.

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Answer:Hard drive detection

Hi aerain,
Make sure your cables are connected correctly. Also make sure your jumpers are set to what you want.Pin 1 on the Hard Drive (Red line on cable) is nearest the power connector on the hard drive. Just a Thought!
 

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Anyone know this combination of keys i am speaking of?

Answer:Hard Drive Detection

Hit F2 to enter setup...you can then verify if the drive is recognized or not. If it isn't detected, then you have a hardware issue, drive controller, cable, jumper setting (IDE), or HDD. If it is detected, then there isn't anything else to do.

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I am sure I should know the answer to this, but my brain doesn't seem to want to work right now.
I have just had to reformat and reload win98 on a computer but it is telling me it is only a 502Mb drive. The bios confirms that it is a 8.5Gb drive.Before the reformat it was correctly identifying the drive.
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Answer:Hard drive detection

Try deleting your partition again, then install win98, which should create a new partition for you.

I presume that you used the fdisk that came with 98 and enabled large disk support, but anyways I think if just delete the partition and install win98 everything should work out fine. Also make sure you autodetect your hard drive in the bios screen just to be sure it is configured correctly.

Its been some time since I last used win98, so hopefully my instructions will work fine.
 

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Answer:hard drive detection

Not really enough information to go on. What OS are you using, the size of the hard drive, and computer specs. would be helpful. Do you have the hard drive jumpered correctly and is the BIOS set to auto detect?
 

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THanks
 

Answer:Solved: IDE Hard Drive and CD drive detection issue

And the make and Model of your PC???????

my BIOS doesn't have any "auto-detect"Click to expand...

use "Load defaults"
 

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I have upgraded to latest BIOS.

Spec is:
Gigabyte 8S648-RZ
P4 2.53 Celeron CPU 533FSB
256MB Kingston DDR333
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Any ideas greatfully received.
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Answer:Hard Drive detection problems

Welcome to TechSpot

When you change your mobo, unless it is an exact replacement of the old one, you will have to reinstall Windows, no matter what version you have. This is because of all the different drivers for the new chipset, audio, LAN, raid, etc.
 

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Answer:Hard Drive detection problem

Arguably I am a little tripped out at the moment - having just had a "special" yogurt if you get what I mean - however if the machine is not recognising a hard drive at, then from what you have said it sounds like even the motherboard could be faulty. There are loads of capacitors and stuff all over the board and if even one of them goes, all will be lost in at least one particular department. My money is on the motherboard.
 

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You installed it as a slave IDE and it wasn't seen?
 

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Answer:Wd Hard Drive Detection.....has me stumped

Welcome to TechSpot
How are your HDs set up, C=Master and D=Slave or are you using cable-select?
If the latter, change the jumpers on the back of the HD.
Is the D-drive formatted?
 

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You should boot up to a boot disk and run FDISK and FORMAT.  Then they can be detected.Or, Windows2000 install will do it all for you if this is the disk where you will be installing the Windows.Chris C.

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Does the other Hard Drive show up during POST or within your BIOS? If it does but not within windows - you may want to remove all HD controllers within the Device manager and let windows redetect them after rebooting.

If that doesn't answer the question set each of the hard drive jumpers to CS (Cable select) this will allow the BIOS to determine where on the cable (1st HD, Primary, etc) each is located.

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Make sure the IDE drive jumpers are set to Master it wont detect the drive otherwise.

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Answer:Windows Vista Hard Drive Detection

I know you jiggled the wires but have you tried different sata and psu cables and tried a different sata port on the motherboard?

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Hi:

I ran a clean install of Windows XP, now one of my drives is missing. My computer was originally setup with RAID 0...not sure how that plays into all of this.

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When I installed XP, I had a floppy with FastTrak 133 drivers (RAID for WinXP). Being the extreme light bulb I am, I thought this was how I was suppose to setup my RAID config. So, I don't see this 80G guy in bios or anywhere...is there a way to recover.

Could I have deleted everything on E? If so, how come I don't have 80G of free space...? Thanks for any advice.

M
 

Answer:Windows XP, New Installation, Hard drive detection

Well, though I do not know much at all about RAID, I do know that I have had a bit of trouble with getting windows to recognize my SATA drive. I had to do a couple things in device manager to get it working, though I cannot remember exactly what. Is your E drive an SATA?
 

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Help.
 

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when this happened both my OS drive and my data drive were not found by bios.
so both appeared to fail at the same time.

when i tested the drives on another person's PC both drives were found by BIOS no problems and my OS drive even booted and shutdown fine.

i narrowed it down to 4 possibilities from my knowledge

bad SATA cables
bad power supply
bad SATA controller/ports
the drives being detected on the second PC was a total fluke and the drives are bad
i bought a new power supply and SATA cables and the BIOS still doesn't find my drives.

so i am thinking the SATA controller/ports is the issue and i am thinking about getting a new motherboard but i want to make sure that i am not missing some else.

also my IDE dvd drives seem to work fine just the SATA is the problem.
does any one have any advice or feedback on this issue such as other potential problem sources i didn't think of etc.
all feedback appreciated.

Answer:advice on hard drive detection problem

Two things to try:
Reset the Bios Defaults
Clear CMOS/CLRTC procedure
Be sure to make note of all your important BIOS settings before doing either so you can set them back.

CLRTC Procedure (Clear CMOS procedure is similar):
Note all your current BIOS settings
Shut down the computer > remove the power cord.
Remove the 3v battery.
Move the CLRTC jumper from pins 1-2 to 2-3.
Touch a metal part of the case and Press and Hold the reset button for approx. 30 seconds to discharge all power from the board.
Put the CLRTC jumper back on pins 1-2.
Replace the 3v battery > replace the power cord > boot.
Immediately go back into BIOS and reset all your preferred settings. If the CLRTC worked you will need to reset the date and time.
See if the ports are active after doing either of these.

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Hi,

I have a Dell 8200 w/ 80 gig Maxtor drive. It works well. I recently acquired a new Samsung SP0411N 40 gig drive.

Both drives work well by themselves.

However, if I connect both drives (Maxtor as primary master and Samsung as primary slave), after a very long time the BIOS detects what seems to be like no drive on primary slave and messed up name for primary master (something like CA82smiley-HP#l0d) as a 49999MB drive.

???!?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,
Dan
 

Answer:[SOLVED] Hard drive detection problems

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Hi:

I ran a clean install of Windows XP, now one of my drives is missing. My computer was originally setup with RAID 0...not sure how that plays into all of this.

2 physical drives: My C drive is 40G, the E drive (now missing in action), is 80G. I looked in BIOS, Device Manager and Disk Management...no 80G hard drive...but, there Z drive (RAID partition?) which was used to back up files from C and E shows up.

When I installed XP, I had a floppy with FastTrak 133 drivers (RAID for WinXP). Being the extreme light bulb I am, I thought this was how I was suppose to setup my RAID config. So, I don't see this 80G guy in bios or anywhere...is there a way to recover.

Could I have deleted everything on E? If so, how come I don't have 80G of free space...? Thanks for any advice.

M
 

Answer:Windows XP, New Installation, Hard drive detection

how many physical hard drives are in your computer and which ones were set up as a RAID?

When you boot with your xp cd press F6 when it tells you to (at the beginning when it loads everything) and then insert that floppy and it will load the needed drivers from that to recognize your RAID setup. In the bios it will (should) just come up with the separate hard drives and not the RAID drive that you saw in windows.
 

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I'm not really sure where to put this, as it covers many different errors, but basically what is happening is this; when I boot up my computer, half of the time it doesn't detect my main hard drive. Even when it does, it still trys to boot off my secondary hard drive, despite the other one being higher up in the boot order. So, if i select it maually, it boots windows, before bluescreening. I have anywhere between about 30 seconds and 5 hours before it bluescreens. When it bluescreens, it either gives a kernel stack inpage error, a kernal data unpage error, or it tells me that a critical thread has been exited unexpectedly.

Does anyone have any ideas? I will try to find more information if people need it.
 

Answer:Hard drive detection problems and other errors

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Working on my friends desktop computer and the BIOS doesnt detect the haddrive all the time. If i cold boot or reset the machine the harddrive is not detected. However if i pull the CMOS battery and power cord then drain the capacitors (by pressing the power button) and replug the power the drive is detected by the BIOS and starts booting windows (then freezes). The Computer can boot from CDs fine (from IDE cd drives). when i power up the machine without draining all of it's power/ removing the power cord the BIOS gets stuck detecting the SATA drive.

I tried the Hard drive in my machine it and worked fine so i dont think its a drive/cable problem. i also tried one of my known good WD drives in the machine and it doesnt detect it.

i have tried replacing the signal cable

default settings (no options for IDE/AHCI just enable or disable SATA)

i'm not sure if windows freezing is a 2nd problem or part of the first.

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-k9ns Version F9
Drive: seagate 500gb sata (also tried a WD green 500gb & black 1TB)

thank you for any tips

Answer:intermittent bios hard drive detection

Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
HD Diagnostic

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I have a Toshiba hard drive that used to work perfectly. I have a lot of things stored on it and I got a larger HD so I wanted to transfer everything. I plugged my old HD into my laptop and to the other 5 computers in the household and they all detect the new hardware but it doesn't show up under My Computer on any of the computers that I've tried. It shows up under my Device Manager but not under Disk Management. I tried to change the letter assigned to it for the drive but under my Device Manager it shows up as a Mass Storage Device. If I could format it I wouldn't want to because of all the extremely precious things that are stored on it. Please someone help me! I don't know what to do. I'm running Windows XP.. the HD is in a separate USB casing. I'm at my wits end! Help!
 

Answer:External Hard Drive Detection Problem

Sorry, just to reconfirm.
You have tried 5 different computers and none of them detect it properly, is that correct?
If so, then just unscrew the external casing and plug the Sata drive internally, into one of the other computers (as a slave or secondary drive) then boot up the computer and hopefully Windows detects a new mass storage drive
 

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Hi:

I've plugged this guy up to three different computers now, even my new one...and it doesn't show. Not in disk management, or anywhere...no signs of life.

Basically, I have to figure out any way I can get the info off of this thing, if there is a way.

Has anyone ran into the solution?

Thanks for any help.

Specs:

Pentium 4
Windows xP
One Touch Family I USB
 

Answer:Maxtor One Touch External Hard Drive Detection

Have to start with the obvious...sorry...does it have a power on light that indicates the unit is on?

When you plug it in do you hear the "USB Tone" that indicates new hardware found?

Likewise, if you click on the "safely remove hardware" icon on the taskbar, is the device shown there?

Have you tried different USB cables?

Have you thought about exchanging it for a new one?
 

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in my new built computer the time had come to instal an o/s,but first, do all the bios stuff.when i got to the ide hdd auto detection all i got was 15 beeps whilst a pop up said detecting hard drive.after the beeps, nowt, in the capacity heading a big fat zero.all my cabling has been checked so could it just be a faulty hdd.your thoughts on the matter would be gatefuuly received.

Answer:hard drive detection on newly built computer

To find out your beep code meaning, visit this site:-click here

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Hi, Im trying to add a secondary 80GB Seagate IDE HDD into my machine. I Already have a 120GB SATA installed which works fine.

When i installed the IDE HDD, it was detected on post as the full 80GB HDD, however, when windows had booted, in My Computer, the HDD is detected, but is only read as being 5.99GB in size.

I Tried a format on the Hard Drive to try and clear the issue, but when i open the Format window, in Capacity, the only option i can choose is 5.99GB.

When its finished, the HDD size is still 5.99GB
 

Answer:Hard Drive size Detection and Formatting Problem

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I installed a second hard drive. I put it on the same serial cable as first hard drive. Bios detects hard drive. Windows XP Device Manager also detects it. But it detects an extra CD-ROM that I do not have. In My Computer there is an extra icon for an F: Drive and its detected as a CD-ROM. I have uninstalled both secondary hard drive and extra "ghost" CD-ROM and then I have either tried to Add Hardware or I have restarted the computer. Either way both items are detected but the CD-ROM is the only item coming up in My Computer (and I, of course, cannot access it).

Answer:Secondary Hard Drive installation, Detection but not properly

Update:I disconnected the serial cable to the second hard drive and restarted the computer. Windows still detects secondary cdrom device even though there is nothing physically connected (instant check to make sure, one hard drive, one floppy drive, one dvd drive... all of which are listed in my computer as well as the "ghost cdrom drive).  I uninstalled it again and went to add hardware and it found the cdrom again... very confused now

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Can someone please help me? I purchase a new free agent 500gb external hard drive. When I plug the free agent external hard drive into one of the 4 usb ports it does not appear in My Computer. I have tried the external drive in my wife's computer and it works well and we can back up files. The only difference between her computer and mine is she has xp professional and I have xp home edition. I have all the latest window updates pack 1,2,and 3 including all the other releases. Although the external hard drive does not appear in 'my computer' it does appear in Computer management/disk mangement and assigned the drive letters to the external drive. This is fine, but as soon as I restart the computer it loses its drive letter and I have to start the whole process over again. But the external hard drive still does not appear in my computer. In the regular windows operating system, I have unistalled all of the usb drivers and then restarted the computer and reinstalled. The hard drive still does not appear. I have also unistalled the usb drivers in safe mode and reinstalled them in the regular window operating system and the hard drive still does not work. I have worked through the fault finding found on Seagate website and Window website and nothing works.I don't know what else I can do? 

Answer:failure Plug and Play Detection of USB External Hard Drive

Is the problem computer a Hewlit-Packard ?

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Hi,

I have a Dell XPS laptop which for whatever reason decided one day not to boot. I took the opportunity to do a backup and full restore using Dell DataSafe (?) which crashed and got stuck at 29%. On attempting to restart my computer I receive an error message from SMART that my hard drive is about to fail, and despite me furiously tapping f8 to enter safe mode the error screen always overrides the safe boot menu (which I sometimes see for half a second but never long enough to do anything about it).

The backup I did using DataSafe prior to my first system restore is on a partition went to a partition on my C:\ drive so I'm loathed to switch out the HDD completely at this point.

I just want to boot in safe mode so that I can move my backup to my external HDD but I can see absolutely no way to do so. I have tried using bcdedit in the command prompt but I get the exact same thing when restarting the computer, just this time in safe mode - still no option to attempt to boot. I have no SMART options in BIOS so apparently I'm stuck with the error message!

I'm sure there are plenty of specifics I've missed out that I can provide if anybody has any ideas, just a case of jogging my memory! I've spent all day trying to work this out and it is beginning to drive me insane.

Thanks for your time (and hopefully help).

Will

Answer:Help! Problem with system restore and SMART Hard Drive detection

It is a fake virus and I have it too! Fortunately I have my trusty iPad!
Anyway, do a google search on SMART HDD and you will see what I am talking about.
I ended up having to buy PC Tools ($40 Australian) to get rid of the virus though I am not 100% sure if it is completely gone.
http://http://www.pctools.com/forum/...DD-Smart-Check
I have hopefully pasted in the link I am referring to.
For my particular issue I think I am going to have to reload the OS. At present I am backing up to DVDs because any USBs or external HDD is not recognised.
The good news is that once you follow the instructions and unhide your data should still be there. Good luck.

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Ok my mothers computer has gone wierd after working fine, it's an AMD Athlon 3500+ , 2.5GBs DDR-400, Foxconn 939 board, 4 year old WD Caviar 250GB win XP Home SP3. Anyway it had a disk read error after verifying DMI Pool Data, then actually booted into windows but as it was loading blue screened. I am wondering whether the hard disk is going bad :/

Anyway what I WANTED to do was plug it (the potentially bad hard disk) into my PC and copy the important data across, format the "bad" had disk and copy the data across.

However when I plug it into my PC depending on which SATA data cable I plug in it either: tries to boot to windows XP, or give me a disk mgr problem and wont boot any OS.

I have tried changing the boot order in the BIOS but my pc's hard drive isn't even detected just the "bad" one. I have also changed the jumpers to no avail.

help very much appreicated

Cheers.

Answer:AHHH hard drive booting prioty/detection problems

Go to the Western Digital site and download the appropriate Data Lifeguard Diagnostic Utility for your PC.

WD Support > Downloads > SATA & SAS

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I am trying to run an online virus scan from symantec at http://security.symantec.com. I click the virus detection button and the scanning screen opens. The scan does not start. I receive an error message "unable to run virus detection"-In order to run Virus Detection you must be using Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 or higher with ActiveX and Scripting enabled.
I have checked my internet options under the security tab. I defaulted my options and made sure activeX and scripting is enabled. I have windows xp pro with Internet Explorer version 6.0
I have tried reinstalling IE6.0

I have an antivirus program and I am not at risk. How can I fix this problem? thanks.

Site of the message i receive:
http://security.symantec.com/sscv6/...ie&venid=sym&plfid=23&pkj=WGVMRHYTINMHDKDCWLL
 

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All right, I just built a computer, and whenever I plug the dvd burner into the motherboard, it won't get any power, but when I unplug the IDE cable from it, it gets power just fine. I've tried using a different cable, different CD drive, and unplugging unnecessary things (video card, ram, hard drive, etc.), and same result every time, anyone got any suggestions? Here's what I got:
AMD Athlon 64 3700+
ASUS n-force 4 motherboard A8N5X
1 gig stick ECC PC3200 ram (x2)
250 gig SATA hard drive
Geforce 6800 PCI-E 256 MB vid card
500 W power supply

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My son is running a PC with XP pro. I ran AVG antivirus and it has detected 3 viruses in a zip file (count.jar-43c66fb6-14c3949a.zip) called BlackBox.class, Verifier.class, and Beyond.class. I tried to follow through on the AVG suggested removal which says if you haven't got Java plug-ins installed you can delete the appropriate file. When I do this it appears to prevent access to the internet. Any advice much appreciated.A bit of further info, on boot up it keeps generating a message that New hardware relating to an Ipod has been found, even though no such item (we don't have one) or infact anything is plugged into any of the ports.I am not sure if the Online gaming that appears to have installed itself in favourites(and cannot be deleted is any connection, it also appears to have installed a browser bar at the bottom of the screen which also I don't appear to be able to remove.

Answer:Virus Problems & Hardware detection error

Try downloading Winsock fix click here then remove the file, then run Winsock fix.Also scan with Ewido click here

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Hello,

I'm on my laptop right now, I just got this message on my main computer. Not sure if it's legit or if it's a virus. I can't go to system restore or access anything because when I go to All Programs, it is empty.

A couple messages pops open:
Critical Error
Windows can't find hard disk space. Hard drive errorClick to expand...


Critical Error
Hard drive critical error. Run a system diagnostic utility to check your hard disk drive for errors.Click to expand...


The system has detected a problem with one or more installed IDE/SATA hard disks.
It is recommended that you restart the systemClick to expand...

I took some pictures of the screen:



The main computer is running Windows XP, service pack 3 I believe.

Any help would be appreciated.
 

Answer:HELP! Hard Drive error? Is it legit or virus?

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Hi I have an HP that is badly infected. There is nothing in my c drive or so it wants you to believe. It has one of those bogus XP recovery diagnostic pop ups and Hard drive problem pop ups.It stopped my Avira anti virus and right now I have had problems downloading Malwarebytes. No matter what i do it tells me that access is denied or it downloads but when I try to open it I can't. I was able to download and run Superantispyware and it found over 400 detections and I removed them but who knows what is really removed. I know I'm supposed to post first first but I was able to run rkill and here is that log if it helps at all. My OS is Windows XP What else can I try. This log file is located at C:\rkill.log. Please post this only if requested to by the person helping you. Otherwise you can close this log when you wish. Rkill was run on 05/30/2011 at 8:47:26. Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Processes terminated by Rkill or while it was running: C:\PROGRA~1\SBCSEL~1\SMARTB~1\MotiveSB.exeC:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\xXjsKiNbkvU.exeC:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\19586852.exeRkill completed on 05/30/2011 at 8:47:32.I'm probably wrong doing this before anyone posting but I also ran the rootkit unhooked scan. Here is that log. Sorry I'm running these before anyone helping but I am limited getting into the forum and what I can run.RkU Version: 3.8.388.... Read more

Answer:Virus Windows Recovery, hard drive error

Is this the same computer as your other topic here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic400147.html

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i was chatting to a friend on gmail when firefox stopped responding to user input. (i had not opened any unusual or dodgy websites.) then my whole laptop froze. i had to shut down my computer manually and restart it. once i did so and re-opened firefox, after a few minutes lots of windows kept on popping up showing some error message about a hard-drive failure. some security windows popped up at the same time, i think maybe even before the error messages. i think i may have clicked 'don't allow changes to be made' button in the security windows once or twice. i never clicked on any of the hard-drive failure messages. after a while, speech bubbles announcing a hard-drive failure started popping up in the taskbar as well. most of my icons on the desktop vanished, documents and programs seemed to vanish too. there were about 30 windows error messages open now and the computer was more or less frozen, so i switched it off manually. i then unplugged the laptop, took out the battery, waited for a minute, put the battery back in and switched the laptop back on. i managed to start up and sign into windows normally, but as soon as it started up, all error messages, the same ones as previously, popped up again. the only icon left on my desktop was the recycle bin. the taskbar looked strange with bigger font than usual. most of my programs were gone. i managed to run the control panel by pressing the windows icon and r, i opened up system restore and i proceeded to restore m... Read more

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Yesterday, I ran a .exe file which I shouldn't have and it suddenly wiped out my files. I got a black desktop with only the Recycle Bin left. My files are nowhere to be found and I started to restore my computernto a previpus restore point, it still did not work. My computer also starts to notify me about RAM problems and hard drive errors. I performed scanning my computer for errors, some of the errors were fixed but somehow some of them weren't because it says I have to buy a full version. I don't know much of these technical stuff, please be patient with me. I really need your help. Thank you.

Answer:Virus wiped my hardware, it also says hard drive error in windows 7

Hi Saira029, welcome to TSF.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link given below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a link at the top of each page.

Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:

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If you have trouble running DDS, please try running it in Safe Mode using the following instructions:

Restart your computer and boot into Safe Mode by hitting the F8 key repeatedly until a menu shows up (and choose Safe Mode from the list). In some systems, this may be the F5 key, so try that if F8 doesn't work. Login on your usual account.

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Okay i have turned my pc on after not having it on in 3 months (due to having to buy a new graphics card) anyway everything was running smooth untill i heard a few beeps only to see that avira has detected few viruses i had a choice to either remove or ignore so i pushed remove 10 minutes later avira is detecting the virus again so i click remove and then do a quick scan with Malwarebytes and it did not detect anything so i did a full scan with my Avira Anti Virus and it found 1 warning 13 hidden files and 30 detections now i would like to know what to do from here to completely get rid of the 30 detections that it has found the two that it has detected look like this: TR/BHO.ZWANGI.Trojan TR/GerVar.EJ Trojan there are 30 of them in my Avira quarantine so what i would like to know is where to go from here thank you.

Answer:avira virus detection beeps with detection pop ups

Hello,Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<==.Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it ==>HERE<==If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the new topic. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then post back here and we will provide you with further instructions.

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Okay i have turned my pc on after not having it on in 3 months (due to having to buy a new graphics card) anyway everything was running smooth untill i heard a few beeps only to see that avira has detected few viruses i had a choice to either remove or ignore so i pushed remove 10 minutes later avira is detecting the virus again so i click remove and then do a quick scan with Malwarebytes and it did not detect anything so i did a full scan with my Avira Anti Virus and it found 1 warning 13 hidden files and 30 detections now i would like to know what to do from here to completely get rid of the 30 detections that it has found the two that it has detected look like this: TR/BHO.ZWANGI.Trojan TR/GerVar.EJ Trojan there are 30 of them in my Avira quarantine so what i would like to know is where to go from here thank you.DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86 Run by DJ at 19:40:17.32 on Thu 09/09/2010Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_20Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1023.518 [GMT -7:00]AV: AntiVir Desktop *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {AD166499-45F9-482A-A743-FDD3350758C7}============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exeC:\windows\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchC:\windows\system32\svchost -k rpcssC:\windows\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcssvchost.exesvchost.exeC:\windows\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Avira&... Read more

Answer:avira virus detection beeps with detection pop ups

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. Please include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Please refrain from running tools or applying updates other than those we suggest while we are cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so we know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.Even if you have already provided information about your PC, we need a new log to see what has changed since you originally posted your problem.We need to create an OTL ReportPlease download OTL from one of the following mirrors:This is THE MirrorSave it to your desktop.Double click on the icon on your desktop.Click the "Scan All Users" checkbox.In the custom scan box paste the following:CODEmsconfigsafebootminimalactivexdrivers32netsvcs%SYSTEMDRIVE%\*.exe/md5st... Read more

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Hi there,

I'd like some help regarding fixing a hard drive error. I've got Dell Inspiron 6400 with 34x Windows XP and, unfortunately, it gor infected. I've scanned the laptop in safe mode and removed the viruses with AVG and Avira, and the laptop was working again. After about 1 month, it just didn't start anymore and gave me an error message saying that my SYSTEM file is corrupted and I could try to repair it from a Windows CD. I've taken out the CD that came with my laptop about 7 years ago when I bought it and trid to run the repair, but nothing happened. So, I've booted Ubuntu from a CD on my laptop and scanned windows using Clam antivirus. It detected 2 viruses and I've deleted them. However, my laptop still doesn't want to start up. I've run diagnostics and it came up with an error of hard drive, error code 1000-0146. This is where I am stuck... I tried looking online how to fix it, but all of the solutions require Windows running, which I don't have. May be I could fix it from Ubuntu? Any idea would be greatly appreciated!

Many thanks,
T
 

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Virus\trojan causes access denied error 5 and reducing or disappearing hard drive space. I should have 11gb now I have only 4gb. Let me know if I need to post any info logs like from OTL

Answer:Virus\trojan causes access denied error 5 and reducing hard drive space

Hello,Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<== starting at step 6. If you cannot complete a step, skip it and continue.Once the proper logs are created, then post them in a reply to this topic by using the Add Reply button.If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the post and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the reply and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.Please note that I am not a member of the Malware Removal Team and will not be assisting you in removing the infection. I'm simply helping you to post the information they need in order to assist you.If HelpBot replies to your topic, PLEASE follow Step One so it will report your topic to the team members.Orange Blossom

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Here is my OTL info:

OTL logfile created on: 8/12/2011 02:19:51 - Run 1
OTL by OldTimer - Version 3.2.26.1 Folder = C:\Users\Aaron\Downloads
64bit- Home Premium Edition Service Pack 1 (Version = 6.1.7601) - Type = NTWorkstation
Internet Explorer (Version = 9.0.8112.16421)
Locale: 00000409 | Country: United States | Language: ENU | Date Format: M/d/yyyy

4.00 Gb Total Physical Memory | 2.43 Gb Available Physical Memory | 60.85% Memory free
7.99 Gb Paging File | 6.41 Gb Available in Paging File | 80.22% Paging File free
Paging file location(s): ?:\pagefile.sys [binary data]

%SystemDrive% = C: | %SystemRoot% = C:\windows | %ProgramFiles% = C:\Program Files (x86)
Drive C: | 453.62 Gb Total Space | 5.69 Gb Free Space | 1.25% Space Free | Partition Type: NTFS
Drive E: | 7.46 Gb Total Space | 0.05 Gb Free Space | 0.63% Space Free | Partition Type: FAT32

Computer Name: AARON-WIN7 | User Name: Aaron | Logged in as Administrator.
Boot Mode: Normal | Scan Mode: Current user | Include 64bit Scans
Company Name Whitelist: Off | Skip Microsoft Files: Off | No Company Name Whitelist: On | File Age = 30 Days

========== Processes (SafeList) ==========

PRC - C:\Users\Aaron\Downloads\OTL.exe (OldTimer Tools)
PRC - C:\Program Files (x86)\PC Tools Security\BDT\FGuard.exe (Threat Expert Ltd.)
PRC - C:\Program Files (x86)\Free Download Manager\fdm.exe (FreeDownloadManager.ORG)
PRC - C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\mscorsvw.exe (Microsoft Corporation)
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Answer:Virus\trojan causes access denied error 5 and reducing hard drive space

bump Now my hard drive space is 3gb from 6gb it should be 11gb
 

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Hi, I bought my ThinkPad T400 (2767wc8) a little less than year ago and have been running it since with Windows 7. Everything worked fine until I decided to install a bigger hard drive. The old one was Seagate 250GB 5400.4, so I thought it would be safest bet to go with another Seagate and bought 500GB 5400.6. Installed Windows 7 64-bit on it and all the necessary drivers from Lenovo. Otherwise no errors or anything but now and then (many times a day) the computer just randomly reboots and gives 2100: hard drive initialization error when trying to boot and keeps repeating the error until I shut down the computer and start up again. Then it boots normally. I looked in event logger and found no error concerning the hard drive. I tried Lenovo's hard drive firmware update CD (newest version, http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-63685 ) but it said there's no need to update the firmware and would not do anything. My firmware is 0001SDM1 and the one on Lenovo's CD is 0008LVM1. BIOS is the newest version 3.09. Active Protection works fine. edit: I think installing the firmware would solve the problem, but I can't install it. Is there any way to force it?  

Answer:T400 random reboot + hard drive initialization error after changing hard drive

Hi Ziltoid,After seeing plenty of posts on this problem I would suggest returning the drive and getting a replacement for it.http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/X-Series-ThinkPad-Laptops/quot-Error-2100-Hard-drive-initialization-erro...http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/X-Series-Tablet-ThinkPad-Laptops/X-61-Type-7762-Tablet-HDD-Initializatio...http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&safe=off&client=safari&rls=en&q=+site:forums.lenovo.com+hard+drive+initialization+error&ei=mFgSS72gKYvQtAPTitXBAQ&sa=X&oi=forum_cluster&resnum=1&ct=more-results&ved=0CAwQrQIwAAHope it helps.





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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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I am having a serious problem with my pc.Windows disk is showing me these following errorsBoot sector of the hard drive disk is damagedBad sectors on hard drive or damaged file allocation tableRead time of hard drive clusters less the 500 msHard drive doesnt respond to system commands40% of hdd space is unreadableWhat does this mean and can I fix itI cannot access my documents folder or other programs Any Help would be greatI tried the defrag thing but it didnt workEdit: Moved topic from XP to the more appropriate forum, at the recommendation of forum staff. ~ Animal

Answer:Critical Error Hard Drive not found. Missing hard Drive

When you say "Windows disk". Can you give a little better description of just what\where the warning message is coming from?

You "tried the defrag thing but it did`t work".

Where did you go to access the defrag? What does "it did`t work" mean?

The reason I am asking these questions is not to give you a hard time. There is a virus going around that is very similar in it`s behavior.

I am just trying to find out exactly what it is we are dealing with.

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Having a real issue here. Annoying really. I cannot seem to get this T30 to see the hard drive during a windows installation. Is there a driver or driver set I need to have on the hard drive before it will install? I have a machine with a wiped drive, and have no OEM disks. I am using a full retail XP Pro. SP2. Do I need to slipstream drivers for this to work? HELPPPPPP!! Thank you community  I'm an idiot. Solved the problem. Sorry for cluttering the board.Message Edited by dehnger2u on 08-23-2008 07:18 AM

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Hi. I have taken out my sata hard drive and swapped it for an ide hard drive. I formatted the disk with acer recovery fine, now when the pc starts it says error reading disk. I cannot understand this. My work flow is as follows: I took away the sata drive and cables found a ide ribbon cable with three connectors one to the board, the second to the ide hard drive set as master and the third to the dvd, set as slave. Can anyone please shed some light why the pc refuses to load windows. Perhaps there is a cmos/ bios setting i need to change. Any help greatly appreciated with regards.The system is an acer desktop aspire T180

Answer:swapping sata hard drive for IDE hard drive error

MB=========================Slave========Master.Or you can try temporarily disconnecting the optical drive to see if it works.Is there an OS installed on this drive ? ?If so was it installed on that drive when it was in the Acer ? ?This can cause issues if it's from another machine where Windows was installed....

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Hi I am pretty new to viruses, trojans etc... usually very careful online but it seems a clever virus has tricked me somehow... must be only the last week as recently i cant turn on user account control in windows security centre.

i cant open google chrome, i can use internet explorer and firefox. i can google search programs like malwarebytes but cant actually get there browser just says problem loading page.

cant boot spybot

I have ran malwarebytes it found one trojan and deleted it but no difference problems are still there. ran it again and found no threats.

trojan it found was called trojan.zbot.gen

had to run malwarebytes using the chameleon dos booter that came with it.

computer not running slow. had problems updating itunes. can't visit microsoft website either.

hope this is a thorough description of my problems and would be very grateful of any assistance...

regards...

Answer:virus i think cant run spybot or view virus detection progam web pages

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Thanks for the description but we want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link given below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and
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Please follow our pre-posting process outlined below. Use a USB flash drive to download and transfer the tools to the affected machine, if necessary. You might like to run the Flash_Disinfector.exe on the clean machine and the flash drive first to protect against any possible transfer of infection via USB.


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in my start menu on the right of the clock it says VIRUS ALERT!

I believe the virus came from a bad file brought out by the disk defragmentor. When I ran the Disk Defragmentor, a file showed up on my computer called, Antiviruspro 2008, I looked it up online and noticed it was a spyware virus. I had McAfee 5.0 before running it, after running the Defragmentor, The Antivirus got deleted, my Windows Automatic Update won't work anymore, and while i'm on the administrator name my registery has been blocked by the administrator. I fixed that by getting RED (Registry Enabler & Disabler) and got it working, when I click on My Computer I can't find the file Local c: Drive, When I try to search for files or folders I can't press enter or click the search box nothing happens, Now. I'm not sure. I have on my add/remove programs alot of SP1 Hotfix (i honestly don't know what they are) And 1 XP SP2 Hotfix, but i don't believe i have sp1 or 2 and I can't get them because my Automatic Update doesn't work or because the website won't be displayed. I've tried to download numerous antiviruses and my browser wont let me go to the download site (I suspect that to be the Virus too), and I can't find any System Recovery, Application Recovery disks at the store or online that will support my system. I don't know what advice you could give me but any would help, I don't have much money. The System Info says it was made in 2001... Read more

Answer:Virus HELP!! Automatic Updates won't work, Virus detection can't be installed, etc.

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Hard Drive not detected-Primary Master Hard Disk ErrorSystem went off while working and message above appeared. When attempted to restart I got a full screen with:AMIBIOS(C) 2008 American Megatrends, Inc.Copyright 2008 by Hewlett -Packard CompanyBIOS Revision: 5.01 BIOS Date: 04/18/2008CPU Type: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T5750 @2.006HzCPU Speed: 2.00 GHz/FSB Speed: 667MHzCache RAM (L2): 2048 KBInstalled Memory: 4096 MB MB/PC2-5300 Dual ChannelMemory Bank 1: 2048 MB/DDR2 SDRAMMemory Bank 2: 2048 MB/DDR2 SDRAMInitializing USB Controllers..Done1st Dive None2nd Drive: TSSTcorp CDDVDW TS-T633A01 USB mass storage devices found and configured.Primary Master Hard Drive ErrorPress F1 to ResumeI did but nothing happened.Thanks for your input. Hope I don't have to buy a new PC

Answer:Primary Master hard Disk Error - No hard drive detected

First pull ac power and then press power on button a few times. Then replace ac plug and see if it boots correctly.If not then use bios to see if there is a hard drive. Some have a sort of autodetect selection. If still fails then get the hard drive diagnostic for that brand. Almost every hard drive company offers great software that can run usually from a cd or dvd drive. You boot to the cd.Then maybe I'd go in the computer (after you remove ac and press power button a few times and use esd strap) to re-seat hard drive cables. Look for any wear or damage on the cables. Test the power supply maybe too. A Pit Bull is like a gun you can pet. And there is no safety on it.

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"0x80070057" error. I was simply trying to copy a folder or group of files to another hard drive.
Hard drive to Hard drive, no SSD or External was involved.

Any solutions to this issue?

It literally refuses the copying to be performed ...

I'm trying to copy folders/files from a Seagate SATA II 320 GB Hard Drive to a newer Western Digital SATA II 1 TB Hard Drive.
thanks

Answer:"0x80070057" Error copying files from hard drive to hard drive??

  
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"0x80070057" error. I was simply trying to copy a folder or group of files to another hard drive.
Hard drive to Hard drive, no SSD or External was involved.

Any solutions to this issue?

It literally refuses the copying to be performed ...

I'm trying to copy folders/files from a Seagate SATA II 320 GB Hard Drive to a newer Western Digital SATA II 1 TB Hard Drive.
thanks



That error sometimes refers to a read write problem. That could be caused by a controller, too little ram, or a busy cpu.

How bis are the copies?

What does it say in event viewer about it?

There are several ways to find what the problem is. The best is to go into event viewer (type eventvwr in search). Go to the windows log>application tab.

You want to look for critical errors (they have red in the left column ).

When you find them you want to look for critical errors that say app hang, app crash, or anything that relates to the problem.

When you find them please note the event ID, and the source codes and tell us what they are.

Let us know if you need help with any of this.

Ken

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I was laying in bed and heard my computer restart for seemingly no reason. I get up to look at the screen and I get the error "3rd Slave Hard Disk Error" I try to continue but since Ubuntu is installed on the now faulty hard drive, it says error: no such device: - device name - Entering rescue mode - grub rescue>... which I've seen before, it's telling me that it can't find the Ubuntu installation. I have windows as my primary OS on the first hard drive (the one that's still detected) and manually choose windows before the computer starts. I went into BIOS to try and change the boot sequence, which has caused the grub rescue screen before, but the 2nd hard drive is no longer detected. How can I get passed the grub rescue screen? What could of possibly happened to my hard drive in such a seemingly random way? I have a 3rd unused hard drive, am I better off just installing windows on it and starting over? I don't want to lose everything on my 2nd hard drive though.

I tried starting it with the cords plugged into the primary hard drive into the 2nd faulty one, it's spinning but still not detecting it
 

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I have had my Satellite M30 for 2 years now and it has never given me any problems, until a few weeks ago. The problem started soon after I upgraded Windows to SP2, when I was playing a game it would stick for a minute or so, and then carry on as normal, the problem slowly got worse and started blue screening with 'Unknown Hard Error', and occasionally the odd tool tip at the bottom right hand side saying ?Unknown Hard Error? and then freezing. It also took a long time to boot up and to generally do anything.

I assumed that it was a problem from when I upgraded to SP2, so decided to re-install Windows and start over again, updating the BIOS while I was at it.

Once this was done it seemed fine for an hour or so, but then tried to install a game and sure enough, the good old blue screen appears and the whole problem starts again.

I took it to a repair shop and explained the problem and that I had re-installed Windows to no avail, and that I suspected that it may be a hardware fault, I left it with them and 2 Days later I get a call saying its all fixed and ready to be picked up, I asked what was wrong with it and they said they re-installed Windows and its now working fine (which is what I told them I had done and hadn?t worked!). I picked it up (and got charged ?40 to have done what I had already done). I got it home and all seemed ok?..for a few hours, then the blue screens appeared telling me all about beginning physical dumping and the usual stuff.

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Answer:Satellite M30: Unknow Hard Error - Could it be a hard drive problem?

Hi

Does the blue screen appear only if you play games???

But I agree with you. In my opinion there could be really a hardware malfunction.
The question is --- it?s a HDD or something different?
Hmmm?. I think the issue is not related to the HDD but maybe to the overheating??
According to the posting it happens when you play games. The game is a heavy performance application. All devices run with full performance and produce warmness.

I?m not 100% sure but possibly the high temperature has a bad influence on the system and therefore the BSOD happens.
You have suggested that the notebook run for about 2 years properly. Maybe fans cannot cool properly because of the dust and debris. Two years is a long time if you have not cleaned the cooling modules and fans.

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

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

do you have mSATA installed on the system???

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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













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

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

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I opened a strange email the other day. Night before last I began getting "hard drive" error messages. I also get messages about drive clusters, system restore messages referring to critical errors, etc. The computer will not let me open files on the first click. Sometimes it takes five or six double clicks to open files.

I initally thought it was Check Disk but the basic removal techniques for that did not work.

I am getting data integrity and hard drive integrity messages too.
I have to this point:

1. Backed-up data
2. checked for cleanliness issues
3. Enables topic reply
4. Run disabler for CD emulation software
5. Run DDS
6. Created GMER log

Not sure what to do now.

Answer:Hard Drive, drive clusters, critical error messages

Hi,

If help still needed post fresh dds + gmer logs, please.

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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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I got my 430s, and it's with a 16Gb mSATA SSD cache inside.Now everytime when I open my PC, it shows Error 2101 Detection error on HDD2 (mini sata) and I need to press ESC to continue.Is there any software or driver's problem, or it just phsically got wrong?Any techician could help to solve, or I have to do it my own?










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

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

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

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

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

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I'd lost my power cord and haven't been using my E220s for few weeks.When I finally bought a power cord, the screen only shows:Thermal sensing error.2103: detection error on HDD2 (mini sata).And it turns on.How do i fix it?

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Hi guys, I fitted a 64GB Sandisk P4 mSATA SSD today in my week old X220 4287CTO & get this error, I thought it maybe the bios causing the problem as reported in the forum but the threads I have read seem to be the SSD not being recognized at all. Any help would be appreciated. Product SKU: 4287CTOProduct Name: ThinkPad X220 - 3 Yr Depot Topseller Warranty Intel Core i5-2410M Processor (2.3GHz, 3MB L3, 1333MHz FSB)7 Home Premium 64 English12.5" Premium HD (1366x768) LED Backlit Display, Mobile Broadband Ready, 2x2 Antenna2 GB DDR31333MHz (1 DIMM)Keyboard UKFingerprint Reader720p HD Camera20 GB Hard Disk Drive, 7200rpmNo Micro Solid State DriveThinkPad Battery 29+ (6 cell)Country Pack United Kingdom with Line cord & 65W AC adapterBluetooth 3.0Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 (2x2 AGN)Integrated Mobile Broadband - Upgradable

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

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

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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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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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Aprox. 3 year old Gateway laptop. Recently started running very slowly. Last night would not boot at all. Shows Gateway Logo when turned on then Press F11 to start recovery-get MBR Error.
Press Esc- get Operating System not found

Does not recognize the system recovery cd/dvd

After it is inserted- Press R for System Recovery options- Get Hard drive write error! Press any key to continue.

System tries to re-boot- shows press R for options
Then press F to format drive and perform a full system recovery- get Hard drive write error! Press any key to continue.

System tries to re-boot - shows press R for options
Then press Q to quit ant to boot the OS on hard disk.-
Hard drive write error! Press any key to continue.

Any help would be greatly appriciated.

Answer:will not boot- MBR Error, after recovery attempt- Hard drive write error!

hi, you say it does not recognise the system recovery disk, have you accessed the BIOS, by pressing f1, f10, f10 or del then go to boot order and make sure the cd is booting first then the hard drive. Also in the bios check if the cd-ROM is detected.
Is it possible to access safemode through f8? or can you only choose the two options displayed?
I think it might be that your hard drive is failing,
Also make sure the BIOS setup doesn't inhibit wrting to the boot sector
Check this to see if the hard drive is failing.
http://www.techsupportforum.com/f234...es-302602.html

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Anyways yesterday I posted about how I accidently uninstalled some preloaded Windows programs, I reinstalled some of them, but now my laptop's all funny. When I connect to The Internet, any program that I open freezes for like 10 minutes, after which it unfreezes. During this time I normally restart my computer, with no success. If I open Windows Live Messenger and Internet Explorer 7 together it freezes normally.
Pinball, WordPad, Sound Recorder, and Volume Control cannot be restored.
Also, I tried using my Toshiba Recovery DVD, with no success. It says Loading RAMDISK Image, then it reboots and loads the exact same system with no changes made. I called in to Toshiba support, a customer service rep and I redid this process, and no success. He says there might be a hard drive corruption so severe that it refuses to accept The DVD.
What can I do?
My computer specs:

Toshiba Satellite a100
Windows XP Home SP2
Intel Centrino dual-core 1.6 GHz
100 GB hard drive
1 GB RAM
DVD-RAM multi-layer burner

Yada yada.
Please help, and if you require any more information I will be glad to provide it.

BTW, I had this exact same problem with my previous laptop, which was the same kind. That one, I returned it to Future Shop and I got it exchanged for this one since it was still 2 weeks of my purchase. It's been 2 months, however, so that option is not open.
Update: When I connect to The Internet, if I try to open ANY programs it freezes, not just IE7 or WLM.
 

Answer:Windows XP error, probably hard drive error, recovery disc not working

My HJT log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:19:47 AM, on 29/10/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cisvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\DVDRAMSV.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\IWP\NPFMntor.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\tcpsvcs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\snmp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA Applet\TAPPSRV.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\SAVScan.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\DLA\DLACTRLW.EXE
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA Zooming Utility\SmoothView.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\Tvs\TvsTray.exe
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Hi
I had defragment running on my laptop then while it was running i uninstalled malware anubyte from my laptop and it asked me to restart the laptop so i cancelled the defragment and restarted my laptop.Then after restarting it said computer had some peoblems so run the repair or start normally but start normally when was clicked it just kept on showing starting windows logo but the laptop didnt start so restarted it again and tried again but still didnt start (even with repair) and i repeated the process.Then at one point it stopped detecting my hard disk and then i ran via bootdisk i kept it the whole day it reached the postion where it showed me my folders but i couldnt copy or do anything with it then i restarted again.AFter certain point without bootdisk it didnt detect hard disk and asked for boot disk and the bios also didnt detect i even tried placing my hard disk in another lapto p and it too didnt detect .

So could the problem be with software or hardware?
Help qould be really appreciated
Thanks
 

Answer:Hard disk detection fail

This sounds like a dead or dying hard disk. What brand is your disk? Most hard disk manufacturers have diagnostic software that can be downloaded and burned on a CD to be booted from. They can run all kind of tests to see if you hard disk is in good shape.

But if two different computers are unable to even detect the hard disk, I'm quite sure it's faulty.
 

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i need help! I have two hard drives on my pc, one with the operating system and the other a backup storage drive only. Recently I had formatted my master drive and re-installed Xp, after which it detects both the hard drives, but for some reason I can only access the one with the o.s installed and not the secondary hard drive. Although it does get detected through the device manager but the icon does not appear in my computer, in other words I cannot gain access to the secondary hard drive.

Any help would be appreciated.
 

Answer:Hard disk detection question

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HP portable 1tb hard disk is detecting in devices and printer, disk manager but not showing in My computer

Answer:Hard disk detection problem

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
It's pretty staggering to see 133 multimedia devices listed that could be a record

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Hello guys!
This is my first post here. Please guide me if I violate any rules.
I have hp dv6-3140SE with Windows 7 home 64bit pre installed. After a month of use, BSOD came and I couldn't start my windows in normal mode so I formatted and reinstalled windows using HP recovery manager.
My laptop got back to normal but after a month or so BSOD attacked again and I repeated the same procedure. But, this time I partitioned my C drive so that the data stored on D drive would be safe.
This time BSOD came, and when I started HP recovery manager, all the options are disabled except Command prompt. And even in command prompt only I can see X drive which have windows, users and two other folders. I can't access either C or D drive so it does make me wonder if it is hard disk problem .
I didnt have recovery disk so I downloaded a recovery disc but unfortunately even recovery disc can't find any operating system.
Really need help from you guys, otherwise have to send it to HP and they are going to take atleast a month because I have international warranty.
Thank you in advance

Answer:BSOD and no hard disk detection

And I can't access windows in safe mode either. Since BSOD has ruined my operating system so no chance of getting into windows using safe mode. Anyone think that it might be a faulty hard disk problem? since my pc can't diagnose my hard disk. Also, I can't even see the BSOD message because it comes for just a micro second.
Please help, am really nervous at the moment

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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



source

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