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ideapad HDD Failure

Q: ideapad HDD Failure

Hello,My college son has an ideapad i5 Ultrabook. It would not boot so he took it to a shop near school who I think just used a USB deivice to get it to boot and reinstall the OS (updated to 10). I later discovered the HDD had failed and the OS was installed on the working SDD. The HDD is replaced and I can see it but the SDD is full and he keeps getting errors and it doesn't appear the HDD is really being used. My question; what is the correct relationship of the SDD and HDD? How do I get it back to the original configuration.

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My Ideapad was purchased new in July 2016. It has always been connected to the mains and never used on the battery. The battery indicator now shows 91% and charging but it isn't charging and the laptop will not start up or continue running if the mains power is removed.I am concerned that a battery fault may cause other problems, such as fire, so I would like advice on how to remove or disable the battery completely and if it is OK to continue to use the laptop with no battery fitted. I am unlikely to need battery operation in the future.

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The battery for my Lenovo ideapad 300 ? 15ISK has shown gradual degeneration and after less than a year it failed completely (battery report at the bottom). I?m deeply disappointed in Lenovo?s response to this. Initially they asked for having it in for repair, which in my case and I assume many others, is completely unacceptable. Being without a PC is extremely difficult and sending it away for a trivial issue like a battery replacement is unacceptable. But that was only the start of it, I checked Lenovo website and could not locate a replacement battery. Hence, I contacted Lenovo by phone but surprisingly I was told that the battery could not be sourced by Lenovo and I was recommended PC world or Amazon, neither have the correct battery in stock as it turned out.A lot of battery suppliers are listed on Google but most of them has very limited description and it seems very easy to end up with the wrong battery. I contacted Lenovo through Twitter asking for some assistance, but after several tweets explaining the issue, Lenovo vent quiet(!). A couple of weeks later I tried again, but with the same abysmal result. So, at the end, I gave up and ordered what hopefully is the right battery. Sadly, after Twitting Lenovo that I gave them up, they came back with the requested information?Lenovo is extremely good at promoting themselves, but be aware the equipment might not be up to scratch and their customer support is certainly not, not on their website, not on the phone, no... Read more

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I bought this laptop about 4 months ago because of its specifications, good price and I thought Lenovo was a trusted brand. The reason that I went to this forum is because I have a serious problem with the battery. It only runs 4 or 5 minutes without AC power and then the battery is completely empty. When you do a reboot (with the AC adapter plugged in) then it charges for about 10 minutes till it says it fully charged. I didn't know you couldn't remove the battery without opening te complete back cover! I even did a bios update to see if the problem of battery drain were fixed. I'm seriously thinking about sending this crappy product back to the store where I bought it!!  

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Brand new ideapad 100s 14 that repeats trying to windows update with failure due to drive space.Has rebooted MANY times claiming to "free up enough drive space" (xtra 64gb MicroSD, and 32gb USB do not seem to help situation).These repeated attempts to download and install windows update are all my computer seems to do, making it useless for me to use for anything else.

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aftter run diagnostic test I obteined:

Informazione sul Dispositivo?

Motherboard Usb Host Controller Count?2
Motherboard Pci Device Count?25
Motherboard Rtc Present?MOTHERBOARD_RTC_YES

Test del Dispositivo?

Motherboard Chipset Test
Motherboard Pci / Pci-E Test
Motherboard Rtc Test
Motherboard Usb Test

Codice del Risultato:WMB00F008-UM7X0D

What does it means?
Can anybody help?
Many thanks
Mod's Edit: Additional information added to Subject line for clarity of issue.

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Hello fellow Lenovo users, i will start by saying having been a Lenovo brand user since my X41 in 2006 and having purchased over 8 laptops from the brand based on the rich experiences i have had over the years i am really disapointed at my Y510p i purchased a few years ago. After ownership of 6months i started to notice the screen would flicker as stated by hundreds of other owners.(just type Y510p screen flicker into youtube and see for yourself) I am sure this issue is not new to you  and there are many posts about this. After contact with customer services who constantly tell me it is driver/software related, which it clearly is not i would like to ask why such a prestigious brand such as Lenovo will not admit that this model was shipped with a design fault? I understand that there would be expense involved but after being an avid fan of Lenovo for over 15 years and having purchased over 13 products from tablets for my kids to phones for my wife and the new laptop i buy every 2 years for work, this is small fry. I can never buy another machine from you again now as i have lost all faith in your design/testing and the lack of willingness to accept liability when so many units have the issue makes me sad. This has become a bit of a rant, which i know is not what he forum is about but i feel people should know all the details about a company ethos before they spend their hard earned money on a sub standard machine. (at least in the Y510p)&nb... Read more

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So I purchased my Ideapad U530 Touch two years ago and unfortunately I had an extremely common hardware failure occur after my warranty period. One day, without reason or warning, my left hinge on my laptop completely failed when I went to open it. The hinge was stuck in the closed position and when opened it seperated from the laptop screen with a series of unexpected cracks and pops. I spent over $1,000 on this laptop expecting it to make it through my years at college but now I am left with a laptop barely connected to it's built-in monitor. I contacted lenovo support and the support rep even admitted that this is an extremely common occurence but stated that since I am out of warranty, I am basically out of luck and $1,000. You can easily google or search these forums and find that this is obviously a fault in the Lenovo design but they stated that nothing can be done because they can't put me in the system even. The support rep sounded extremely foreign and was unwilling to provide me with any help other than calling Best Buy and paying for a repair. My problem with this is that if I was "lucky" enough to have this design flaw happen during my warranty, I would be provided a repair. But since I was unlucky and had it occur after, I basically lost my money. To me, this is absolutely horrendous customer service for a company that I am sure has billions of dollars in profit. They sold me a flawed laptop that was destined to break at some point and now I have no ch... Read more

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Ideapad Z560, Model 0914, Win7 home premium..  Hard drive started acting up until it got to a point it would not run.  Ran chkdsk and some other utilities, many bad sectors, could nto even access the recovery partition.  Cought a new drive, but I cannot find any restore media downloads or any alternatives from Lenovo other than the one click restore.  SOmeone please tell me I can download a bootable recovery media for cdrom, USB or DVD.  I may be able to if I can find the right "57" number, but I can't find that either.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.  Even tried downloading MS win7 media, but it was not allowed since the key if for and OA (OEM) install. thanks! -m

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purchased laptop within 4 months hard drive failed  , warranty replaced drive, october 2016 hardrive failed again,  warranty replaced hard drive, warranty expired jan 2017  now hard drive failed again may 2017. i paid 500 plus for this laptop my other laptops and tablets from lenovo have been awesome.  i am searching a solutuion and this is very frustrating spending 500 plus for a lemon laptop. error is boot device is missing blue screen and no solutions online help.

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Hi, I've been experiencing this problem for the last two weeks and can't seem to fix it. I've looked around and the last resort option seems to be replacing my harddrive which I want to avoid until I know for sure that's the only way. The problem is that I am still able to load my Windows and access everything but the message where it says media test failure returns if I'm either inactive on the laptop or I shutdown for a few hours. I tried these various ways:Changing the boot order to defaultPutting the network(Lan) thingy to 6th priorityReinstalled my entire system(Did not work)Take out the battery and unplug the cord. Then holding on power button for 40-60 seconds. (After a few attempts, this seems to be the method to temporary fixing the problem.) So if anyone knows or experienced a similar problem on this laptop, I'd appreciate any solutions

A:PXE - E61: Media Test Failure, check cable(Ideapad...

hi Epochness,
Welcome to the Forums.
When the computer boots up, it undergoes a series of hardware detection, driver identification and code execution. Ideally, if the system is set to boot from the HDD, the system checks first if an HDD is present (in the BIOS and during POST). if the system detects the HDD, it will then read the boot sector where it boots the Windows. The "PXE-E61: Media Test Failure, check cable" error that your getting happens when the system doesn't detect the HDD (or any bootable media) and then boots into the network.
If the issue is intermittent, the problem may lie on the HDD or the connection of the HDD to the motherboard.
Things that you can try:
1. Verify the integrity of the HDD by running an error scan (i.e. using HD Tune).
2. Reseat the HDD
If the problem remains, I recommend you contact lenovo and report the issue.

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Hi, Recently I bought my lenovo 700-15ISK with one of the highest configuration (i7, 16GB RAM) and windows 7.I have huge problem with this computer - it crash 2-3 times per day. When it occure nothing is responding (dislay show some artifacts, noise on audio output) - I'm only able to reset computer by holding power button. It's really annoying because there are days when it doesn't appear and I can't find any common factor of all of this crashes. I'm wondering if I should return computer to seller but I can't afford for delay in my work and I'm trying to figure out what will eliminate or "hide" this problem. Can someone observed similar issue? Maybe this is some driver fault (report  from lenovo solution center attached)?Thans for any sugestions. Regards,Thomas  

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A friend of mine bought Ideapad S206 4 years ago with Win 7 and made Win System Image backup at that time. Recently his hard drive failed. I bought a new hard disk ( slightly larger than the original one  - 500G )  for him and recovered from Win system image backup made 4 years ago. However, Windows does not start complaining that something changed and I cannot repair.with common tools. I wanted to use Lenovo One Key recovery  to get to the factory default, but this does not work ( does not start when I press the other power button ).  When I boot from Win install USB stick ( from other system ) I can see through command prompt and Diskpart these - NTFS C: System_DRV volume, D:Windows7_OS, E:LENOVO and another RAW which is most likely OEM partition. I do not see any folders/files in E:.  Is there any way how I could re-install Win7 or are the partitions containing factory image destroyed because of using Win system image backup? Appreciate any ideas. Thx.

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Lenovo Solution Center reported a hardware failure today in my ideapad - 110-15ISK, with the below message, Result code: WHD01V002-RM8Y0EDevice: TOSHIBA MQ01ABD100 - 931.51 GBs. I have no idea what this is, when went further the details were related to Storage Device (Target Read Test - Failed). Experts advice please.

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My laptop had a boot failure . I do not have OS image with me . The laptop came with pre-installed Windows 8 . How can I install and activate OS on my laptop without having OS image with me . Thanks in advance

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Ideapad 300-15isk passes the Lenovo Solutions Center Hardware Diagnotics under Windows 10.After reverting to Windows 7 to seek more reliable performance, the same hardware scan now indicates that the Intel HD 520 video math operations test fails with Intel video driver installed. The post at https://support.lenovo.com/ca/en/solutions/ht105222 describes the solution for this problem on the Y700-17ISK.  Trying that procedure for this computer produces a popup stating either:- the best driver is already installed, or;- The driver being installed is not validated for this computer. On May 3 2017 Intel published graphics driver to install this driver also fails, citing that this driver is not validated for this computer. Any thoughts / ideas on this one?

A:Ideapad 300-15isk Video Math Operations Test Failure Intel HD520 Windows 7

Hi Chekov,1. Use this guide to bypass Intel Driver Validation and install the driver. 
2. Perform another hardware scan.
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i have used the bios update utility for my ideapad300-15ISK downloaded from the product page  , after that the device tells me this message default boot device missing or boot failed.insert recovery media and hit any keythen select boot manager to choose a new boot device or to boot recovery media i can`t use my laptop and can`t find a way to flash the bios againany help please??

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Hi, SMART Hard Disk Error The SMART hard disk check has detected an imminent failure.  Hard disk 1 (301) FAILURE ID:  Q37V6J-77R8AJ-MFPV7F-60AG03    Need help!!!

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Hi ,         We purchased 3 lenovo ideapad 110-15ISK Laptops (ideapad). in that i installed windows 7 professional os. i am trying to incre,decrease screen brightness(fn+f11,fn+f12). but brightness control buttons not working. how to control brighness part.Now brightness is very high. Because of this brightness i am getting eye pain. So Please provide me solution for brightness control. my mail id : [email protected]  Thanks.  

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I got a 2nd hand Lenovo Ideapad 100S. It came with Win10 installed but had someone elses profile and data. 
(I am not sure if it originally had Win8.1 when it was shipped, there is no rollback option anymore)
My preference is to wipe the current installation completely by downloading Win10 and installing a clean copy off USB. 
I also usually prefer to delete all partitions, including recovery because future reinstallations can be done from scratch via USB. (I don't need the option of reinstalling from recovery partitions , the extra space is more important)
I see a warning in the user guide however .....
"Do not delete or modify the Recovery Partition on a WIMBoot-enabled computer. If the Recovery Partition is deleted or modified, you may not be able to restore Windows to the factory status. For computer models on which WIMBoot is enabled, deleting the Recovery Partition may cause Windows to fail to start. How can I determine whether the Windows running on my computer is WIMBoot enabled? WIMBoot technology is normally enabled on copies of Windows 10 Update running on SSD (or eMMC) -only computer models."
What is the best way to do this?

Install a clean copy and remove the partition by booting off a USB, or should I not do this?
Via Settings: settings > Recovery > Reset this PC > Remove everything, or
settings > Recovery > advanced startup > Reinstall from USB

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A:Ideapad 100s - Win10 clean installation on ideapad...

 Hi larrens , 
Welcome to the Community Forums. 
It's a good thing you posted first before proceeding with any clean installation. 
Not sure what the Machine Number is to verify the details and specifications of your system.
But if you have a pc with a Windows Image Boot (or WIMBoot) you may not want to choose a clean installation. 
This new deployment of installation is compressing part of a big OS file so that you can have an operating system that can only take small spaces intended for small storages (SSD).
Best option to wipe out previous owners profile is a have a fresh out of the box image is using the Puch button Factory reset (Novo key similar to Item 7 page 1). Simply shutdown the system and use the button to turn on, System Recovery option would provide One key recovery from initial backup to do it. 
WIM boot are usually created thru OEM depot authorized by Microsoft . DIY for WIMboot maybe a bit complicated.
Click on underlined links for further review. 
Hope this answered your query.
Update us. 

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Ho Comprato un'IdeaPad 100: il volume di dell'altoparlante e Basso RISPETTO un calcolatore di un altro Lenovo bis del calcolatore di Altre Marche, vorrei Sapere se Qualcuno ha LO STESSO Problema. Grazie.
Google translated from Italian to English......
I Bought un'IdeaPad 100 : the volume of the speaker and Basso RESPECT one computer to another computer in a Lenovo Other brands , I would like to know if anyone has the same problem . Thank you.
Mod's Edit:  Since this is an English forum you may get a better response by posting in English.  Readers have a tendency to avoid posting in threads which require translation.
Modifica del Mod : Dal momento che questo è un forum inglese si può ottenere una migliore risposta inviando in lingua inglese . I lettori hanno la tendenza ad evitare distacco in fili che necessitano di traduzione.

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I have Lenovo Ideapad 300-15ISK type/model 80Q700DRSC.
I want to update BIOS, so I downloaded D5CN47WW. In text file it is written that this is BIOS for my computer.
Everything seems fine but when I execute BIOS exe file it says that this is BIOS for Lenovo Paris 300 notebook!
What Paris now? I tried to google but only can find Paris in France.
I am user of Lenovo notebooks for many years (from IBM ThinkPads to this days) but when txt Readme file said
this is update for your computer, it was! This is confusing for me so I cancelled update.
Can anybody explain this mistery?
Thanks in advance
Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.

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hi all,i am facing issues with my keyboard as number 4 is getting typed continously and i cant stop it  (number 4 on keyboard not on numberpad). also i am unable to type upper case letters, as once i hold the shift key the cursor travers backwards and stops at the first word. plz helpi have tried below points:i have tried reinstalling windows which didnt work.there is no dust setteled on keyboard.please help.

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First of all, I thank you for your attention.

I cannot perform any "Windows update" issue since the 23/08/2016.

Each time I reach the "Windows Update" screen, I get the following error message :

In french : "Redémarrer l'ordinateur pour installer d'importantes mises à jour"

In english: "Restart the computer to install importante updates"

Then, after rebooting, nothing change.

After further investigations, I get the following error message:

In French : "windows update ne peut pas actuellement rechercher des mises à jour car vous devez tout d'abord redémarrer votre ordinateur afin de terminer l'installation précédente."

In English : "windows update cannot research update because you must first restart your computer in order to finish the previous installation".

Then, I've recreated a new catalog by executing these commands:

net stop wuauserv

ren %windir%\SoftwareDistribution SoftDist.old

net start wuauserv

Now all services are running but I still cannot perform updates.


Please find below the new "ReportingEvents.log":

{01BE2198-E0D2-430F-9299-BBD2100A83F8}    2016-10-22 19:03:27:466+0200    1    148    101    {00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}    0    8024a005  
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My computer will not past the Hp screen. It has a failure code as listed above.

A:SMART hard disk failure FAILURE ID: PLW3HS-7ASBG2-MFPV7F-60V...

HI.  Check the document, you must replace the hard drive. http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01443465 Regards.

? I do not work for HP, I volunteer.? To close the topic, check "accept as a solution" the correct answer or Thumb to say thank you.? I'm sorry but you do not answer questions privately.

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My Windows 7 machine fails to properly request a dhcp address but works with a static address.   Looking at the error logs I see the error message.
The Network Location Awareness service terminated with service-specific error %%-1073741288.
This problem started with a failure of the DHCP service to start but I fixed that by fixed by changing permission in the registry as outlined in this post -

dhcp fix
Based on what I found online I tried the fixes below - none have restored the Network Location Service. 

Restored to a previous good statechkdsk sfc /scannow  
netsh winsock reset ; netsh in ip reset ; reboot virus scanovernight memtest  
The hardware/network seem fine - this machine is dual boot with Ubuntu which runs fine.  
Any suggestions ? 


A:dhcp failure caused by Network Location Awareness service failure

Run the commands 
net localgroup administrators localservice /add
net localgroup administrators networkservice /add

Then reboot.Regards, Kalyan.

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Hello All Computer hardware wizards,
My Dell Notebook a Vostro 1500, 1.6Ghz 4G Ram, 250GB Hardrive and OS: Vista Home Edition, suddenly acted up yesterday.
1) At first my screen displayed random horizontal color lines (sort of blinking randomly). When that did not change after a few minutes, I 'hard' powered off the Laptop.
2) When I pushed power on, it dispalyed the LED's for Num Lock, Cap Lock and Scroll Lock. The Cap Lock LED was blinking and the Num Lock, Scroll LocK LED's remained continously on. SCREEN was completely black.....no display!
3) After about 30 seconds all 3 LED's shut off and computer went dead.

I repeated this several times. Took battery off, tried unplugging from 110V power etc. Still does the same as described in paragraph 3.


A:Screen Failure & Startup power failure. After 30 seconds laptop powers off

That doesn't sound too healthy!

How old is the laptop? If it is under warranty I would get it checked that way.

My initial thought, although not a certainty, would be a problem with the graphics card itself from your description.

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As I try to boot my laptop (a different computer than the one on which I have a malware thread ongoing) - IBM Thinkpad T41, I get the message: ERROR - 0200: Failure Fixed Disk: 1. Press F1 to setup, which brings up the IBM bios setup screen - with which I do not know what to do.

While I do have the backup of my user files, I do not have boot/recovery disk, I think. Am searching for something like that...

Any help would be appreciated.

A:Solved: Failure to boot: Error 0200 Failure Fixed Disk 1

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hi there,below is the error message I received - with hard disk test -- What does this mean? Testing Drive: 1SMART Check: FAILEDFAILURE ID: 9C06TT-5B762N-9XL02K-60BV03 

View Solution.

A:SMART hard disk failure FAILURE ID: 9C06TT-5B762N-9XL02K-60B...

Hi, The drive on the link below is an example of one that would be fine for your notebook. 500Gb Hard Drive The procedure to replace the Hard Drive starts on Page 43 of your Maintenance & Service Guide. Once done, simply use your Recovery DVDs to reinstall the Operating System on the new drive. If you don't have your Recovery Discs, you can order a replacement set using the link below. http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c00810334 If you have any problem with this link, order them directly from HP. If you live in the US, contact HP Here. If you are in another part of the world, start Here.?Regards, DP-K

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Hi there

Recently, I upgraded my laptop from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10, but randomly, I get lots of BSODs, either Kernel Security Check Failure or Video TDR Failure igdkmd64.sys . However, these do not happen at the exact same time, ie when I log in, or boot up a certain programme (I think). They just occur out of the blue (no pun intended ).

Any help/advice/fixes would be super helpful, as I am completely lost

Attached is my bundle of files that were requested in this thread here; BSOD - Posting Instructions - Windows 10 Forums

PC Specs
CPU: Intel Core i7 4700MQ
GPU: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600 + NVIDIA GeForce GT 755M
RAM: 16GB DDR3 Dual Channel memory @2394.3 MHz

A:BSOD - Kernel Security Check Failure + Video TDR Failure igdkmd64.sys

Are you using 361.43 version of nVidia driver ? If that is correct, rollback to 359.06 version and report back.

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HI Techies,

This is my first post here. I am doing my first MOBO build and am having some issues. Here are my specs:

PC Chips A13G+ Motherboard
AMD Athlon 64 X2 3600+ 2.0GhZ
200 GB SATA Hard drive
80 GB SATA Hard drive

Now when I first turned on the computer I got the following error. I have seen posts with this error before and I tried some of the things but they didn't work for me. The only thing I didn't try is replacing the Lithium battery, which I will do tomorrow. But in the mean time the error I got was the following:

PXE - E61: Media Test Failure, check cable

Now here is what I have tried so far:

- Reset CMOS (by placing the jumper in the CLR_CMOS mode for about 30 secs)
- Unplugged Video card, HDD cables
- Switched RAM around
- tried booting a Win XP cd
- taking out the lithium battery and placing it in again.

I would appreciate any help from you guys.

Thanks in advance.

A:Media Test Failure, check cable, disk boot failure

Make sure your BIOS is set to boot from your optical drive first.

Or you have a SATA hard drive and controller and are trying to boot from an unpartitioned drive on a controller that you haven't provided a driver for.

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I've been browsing the site and the internet for a sollution to my problem, but can't seem te find it. There are similar postings, but they're always just a little different. So that's why i posted the new thread.

Since a couple of days i've been experiencing troubles shutting down my PC and using my USB ports. It started when i tried to log onto my work from home. It failed and the IT guy from work told me to reinstall citrix reciever. So I did and I was able to work from home. After finishing and logging out (to get back to my own PC) I found that my USB portst didn't work anymore. I tried rebooting, but af 10 minutes of "shutting down" I got a blue screen: Driver Power State Failure with code 1000009f.

I did the following:
- tried system restore - it failed with different time stamps
- update drivers - they were all up to date the system said
- Malware Bytes, CC Cleaner, MS Essentials, Hitman pro - Did them all, had some minor stuff, fixed that, problem remained.
- SFC/scannow - no problems
- Memory check - no problems

As it is now, the only update I have left is the update to WIN10. However it has tried and failed during a few of the reboots, so that doesn't seem to be and option.

After try all different kinds of things from a lot of posts I decided to refresh my windows install. Did a lot of updating and still the problem remains. Although I now found out that USB devices that are plugged in upon startup work. Once I unplug en replug them, t... Read more

A:BSOD Driver power state failure when shutting down /failure USBports

Are you still having BSOD problem?

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OK so i went to do a system tune up on my compaq laptop and it says short dst failed with the failure id gw5xww-5k9848-xd003f-60xu03. does anybody know how to fix the problem?

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A general system board failure (Blink code 5) is the failure of a component not covered by the other LED error codes. Contact HP for assistance.

A:A general system board failure (Blink code 5) is the failure...

The notebook is not booting. Showing error. Blinking light caps and nums 5 times. Please help.

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Hey, I got some BSOD problems. Do you got time & experience to help me?

I got Windows 8 at the moment, I will install 8.1 shortly. Had 8.1 before i re-installed OS when the first BSOD showed up, so I doubt that 8.1 will fix things completely.

My problems ATM!

- Driver Power State Failure
- Video TDR Failiure (nvlddmkm.sys)
- Screen freezes at start up or when I get to the desktop
- Have to Disable my NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M to use the CPU (Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43).

Got two other kinds of BSOD before I re-installed windows but don't remember what they said, I just felt like "Hey I need to re-install my OS anyways so w/e". But apparently that didn't solve the problems.

I also gained "NVIDIA Windows Kernel Mode Driver, Version 340.52 stopped working While playing CS:GO" but that was before I re-installed windows. And now to use my CPU I need to go into Device Manager and shutdown my NVIDIA card to be able to use the CPU and use the Intel card instead. If I don't shut it down my CPU will freeze the screen for days, til I restart or I get a BSOD.

I will buy a can of air and open up my laptop and blow some dust away, perhaps that could help? Perhaps the NVIDIA card is burned/broken and I have to buy a new PC?

I've tried a few different driver for my NVIDIA card also, nothing works.

I'm no computer expert and thats why I'm here begging for help, so if someone could help me out here I would appreci... Read more

A:Driver Power State Failure,Video TDR Failure(nvlddmkm.sys)

Hi Markmsigt60 & Welcome to the forums ^_^,

I have analysed your dump files and below has been provided an analysis of the same for informative purposes :-

**************************Fri Sep 26 06:15:51.972 2014 (UTC + 5:30)**************************
Loading Dump File [C:\SysnativeBSODApps\092614-55906-01.dmp]

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for ntoskrnl.exe

*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for ntoskrnl.exe

Windows 8 Kernel Version 9200 MP (8 procs) Free x64

Built by: 9200.16912.amd64fre.win8_gdr.140502-1507

System Uptime: 0 days 0:07:07.738

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for ntoskrnl.exe

*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for ntoskrnl.exe

Probably caused by : ntoskrnl.exe ( nt+5a540 )

BugCheck 9F, {3, fffffa800892b880, fffff8800326a7f0, fffffa80089c3e10}

Arg1: 0000000000000003, A device object has been blocking an Irp for too long a time
Arg2: fffffa800892b880, Physical Device Object of the stack
Arg3: fffff8800326a7f0, nt!TRIAGE_9F_POWER on Win7 and higher, otherwise the Functional Device Object of the stack
Arg4: fffffa80089c3e10, The blocked IRP



CPUID: "Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3630QM CPU @ 2.40GHz"

MaxSpeed: 2400

CurrentSpeed: 2395

BIOS Version E16F3IMS.50R

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2215 EIT failure. VA recoad read failure.ensure drive with VA image is not installed correctly

A:2215 EIT failure. VA recoad read failure.ensure drive with V...

Hello 8022, I understand you are getting the "2215-EIT failure. VA boot record read failure. ensure drive with VA image is installed correctly" error. I would be happy to assist you, but first I would encourage you to post your product number for your computer. I am linking an HP Support document below that will show you how to find your product number. As with this we can provide you with accurate information.How Do I Find My Model Number or Product Number?Please re-post with the requested information and I would be happy to provide you with assistance. Thank you for posting on the HP Forums. Have a great day!

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First ever Post I think (memory at 77 not brilliant): with updates first received error 0x8024402C.
Tried lots advice from different sites: regarding Proxy etc.; CHKDSK; Repair from installation CD; SFC /scannow; produced sfcdetails.txt;today ran KB947821.
following 947821 tried updates again this time Code 66A unknown error.
Produced CBs.zip but it's 19.3MB so I'm attaching (I hope!) an SFC SCANNOW.zip which I hope, in my ignorance, contains the uncorrected Corrupt files.
Hope I've everything correct only at my advanced senility .....

A:KB2604121+KB2468871 update failure+ SFC /scannow failure to repair

These are not errors as such - MS says they are the result of miscoding the files in a couple of updates as being static rather than variable.
You can either leave them alone, or uninstall the updates concerned - KB3022345 and KB3068708

As far as your WU problems are concerned, we need at least the CheckSUR.log and CheckSUR.Persist.log files, together with the C:\Windows\windowsupdate.log file.

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Hi,I have just bought refurbished dc7800. It came with windows XP. I realized that pc does not recognize network adapter and some other hardware. I decided to format it and install Windows 7. During format I also divided the harddisk into two partition. This is the point my nightmare started. I had formatted VA partition by mistake and bios keep error of searching VA partition. I have not been able to find any solution for this issue.The stuff I have tried up to now* clear cmos* clear and flash bios* install different harddisk* from bios changed the SATA emulation to none (it was harddisk). by this way I have been able to bypass POST error and load windows 7 recovery disk but whenever I change the emulation to harddisk the error turns back again.*manage the access MEBx menu, unprovision everything but it also did not help.*unfortunately google search ended with no solution.your help will be appreciated thanks

A:hp dc7800 2215-EIT Failure. VA boot record read failure

pls read this manual of 14 pages and try to disable the VA or change boot sequence from VA to  normal boot http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c01159978/c01159978.pdf

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i have  been having this challenge on a system that i support, and have tried 3 different hard disks to replace but i keep getting the same message. any suggestions on how to resolve?

A:"2215-eit failure VA boot record read failure "on hp dc7800...

Somebody could help us regarding this annoying error message tht keeps my desktop computer not to work.

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Trying to fix my dad's PC that has been on the the decline for a few weeks. He had a tech dude look at it for a few hrs one night, couldn't fix it and said it was a virus or malware. I got a hold of it and have run a few bootable AV's to no avail ie. kaspersky, AVG, Hitman Pro. 
The oldest issue I could find was the failure to update the .net framework 4.5.1 update for maybe 3 months. this had been tried multiple times.
I'm unsure what the cause is, any help would be appreciated, some of the symptoms that I can think of are;
Internet browser failure - Internet explorer will only get to a white screen then shut down and sometimes take the PC with it. Chrome (before I removed it) was loading, but giving the 'aww Snap' blue screen.
Windows Update is failing, mainly on the .net framework update - I tried resetting update with the same results.
User Account control is not functioning correctly - tried to create a new administrator account in case of corrupt user but the button to create new account is not responding.
There are some other issues but I think they mainly tie back to these primary failures. As a result of these failures I haven't been ab;e to get any solid programs installed to do any good. All installations come up with different faults, either "error 1719", or "invalid picture" or "windows installer not installed correctly".
I know I have spent almost a week of evenings trying to solve this with now joy, any help or advice would be greatly ... Read more

A:browser failure, windows installer failure and uac restricted control

Welcome aboard
Same issue with browsers in safe mode with networking?
How to start Windows in Safe Mode

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So I have a pirated windows 8.1 which I have been using for more than a year now. Since the past one week my drivers ( especially the internet driver) keeps crashing and stops detecting any networks. Upon an attempted restart I get the Bsod for which I have attached the files ( All the minidumps.) I run a Dell 5521 R and have updated the drivers, uninstalled and reinstalled them too. Kindly help ASAP as I require my wifi urgently tomorrow.
Note: After restart the drivers get refreshed automatically and start working for sometime. And then the same issue. Please help.VATSAL-Tue_02_09_2016_101910_61.zip

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My computer has been recently crashing alot, it kept saying the message about Bios or something close to that, I was quite sure, since the bios message kept changing over and over. I had thought that my hard drive had fail on me, so i went out to buy a new hardrive and reformatted everything, but then it happen again, at first i came to the conclusion it was my hardrive again, but when i tried take a different hardrive with another Os, it turn out to be the computer. Also when i took the new hardrive that had been reformatted, try to put it as a secondary slave on another computer, it would not boot up at all. So both my computer and my hardrive wont load at all, a bios message keeps appearing up. What can i do to fix this problem? I dont have a slight clue what to do first, i called up a friend who knew some computer, he told to reset the bios, listening to instruction I still i have some trouble on what to do.Product keyBWP4F-WDGT4-8RR2R-QTP4W-KXT6G

A:Dimension 2350 Hardware Failure or Hardrive failure

i need to know what the bios message says.
when you boot up your pc, at the dell logo press F12 to enter startup menu. Select boot to utility partition. The do a diagnostic on the whole pc.
dimension 2350 - intel celeron 2.20ghz 30gb hd 512mb of ram
dimension 2400- intel celeron 2.60ghz 80gb hd 512mb of ram

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The other day I was workigna t ym computer, when it started to show tell tale signs of HDD failure, and then would not boot, could hear thrashing and clicking etc when trying to read it.

I was pretty annoyed about that but I thought oh well its all backed up just need a new HDD.

So got a new one ordered all specs reccommended by the computer manufacturer, installed by a preofessional too.

*** was going well, new OS flying along nicely so I went to my external HDD to transfer some data. Uppon trying to open my 1.5tb external HDD I realise windows cannot read it, although it is shown in "device manager" as a usb sotrage device. My other lapotop wont read it, nor a mac, nor linux even with force boot command.

I then go to my emergency backup 320gb hard drive with a small fraction of my important stuff on it. this 320gb hard drive WAS readable when I installed my new HDD with OS on it, but I went to the 1.5tb first as it had more on. But now even the 320 GB hard drive cannot be read, by a selection of computers.

I then plugged by 8GB Nokia N95 in and now it cannot even be read.

Complete disaster.

I have tried chkdsk, macs reading all drives, linux force boot commands.

I am quite scared that my new 500gb OS hard drive will fail soon too but I dont know what is causing this please any help much appreciated.



A:Hard Drive failure + External HDD Failure Similtaneously

What OS?
Look in Event Viewer/System for any red marks that may provide clues.
I understand the initial drive failure. but the subsequent failures suggest a major problem with the computer itself. Power supply, memory IDE controller, motherboard?
A virus could do this. There may be some rogue file on the external drive.

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Hi - I have a small program called Voicemail Recorder which will not work using Windows Vista sp2 - Outlook Express v6.

The program functions correctly - loading, recording but when I click on send it either freezes or tries to send but delivers a message "sending mail failure! General MAPI failure [2]"

Can anyone understand the problem and knows how to fix it. If anyone can help I would be grateful if your instructions to a solution is very simple to suit my limited knowledge.

Many thanks.

A:sending mail failure! General MAPI failure [2]

It may be worth running the program in compatability mode and seeing if this stabilises your problem.

Compatibility Mode

It is a starting point at the very least.


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Coninued getting "preparing automatic repair" message followed by blank screen.  Tried to create media for WIN10 from MS website and start with that..... No avail

A:HP Pavilion short DST failure with failure id: M0DVXV-6MM8GC...

Nothing other than replacing the hard drive is going to help. 

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Hi Guys,

First post here. I'm very discouraged with my new pc. I just built my first rig from scratch and have been having lots of problems ever since a recent thunderstorm. I made the most idiotic mistake of all time and forgot to plug the PSU AC supply into the surge protector and had it right in the wall. When I came home the day of the storm I noticed the PC was in a strange reboot loop. It would try to power on, the fans and lights would activate for a few seconds and then it would power down. I was very concerned by this but managed to quit the loop by turning off the power supply completely.

The computer worked as normal for 2-3 days but then i started noticing it would hang at odd times when the cpu should not have been under particular stress. Eventually, by the next day the bootups were failing and trying to run startup repair unsuccessfully. I also got messages that files were corrupted. I was unable to boot up in start mode or run a system restore.

I then proceeded to use a Ubuntu Linux Live disk and was able to get to my files and back everything up. After this, I ran a clean install of the OS.

A day or two went by and I noticed similar problems, system instability eventually devolving into boot failures/startup repair failures etc. I gave up at this point and resigned myself to the thought that some part of the hardware itself had been damaged by a power surge and I needed to replace it. I took it in to my nearby Canada Computers who ran a diagnostic and ... Read more

A:Bootup Failure/Repair Failure/Corrupted Files

Hello !! Welcome to SF !!

What I think it might have damage the PSU. The low voltage to the Motherboard and other devices might be causing the crashing and freezing. See if you can get a spare PSU replaced it and test it and see if it works. If it works then we know. Honestly i think it hardware.

Good Luck,

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