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2100: Detection error on HDD0

Q: 2100: Detection error on HDD0

I have Lenovo Thinkpad X250 with SSDI bought it 3 years ago All of sudden i'm getting an error 2100: Detection error on HDD0 and is unable to boot I tried replacing drive with other working SSD from my friends laptop and tried my old HDD, still same errorReplaced ata cable and updated BIOS to latest version using hiren's boot CD and resetted BIOS, still same error I assume the motherboard is bad right?

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

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I bought a X1 Carbon 3448-B86 G1 without a HDD. I bought a SSD HDD on ebay fru 45n8297, which physically suits. When I start I get this message. Is there any kind of initiation I need to do with the HDD?

A:Error detection HDD0 2100

There is nothing extra that needs to be done.  Try re-seating the drive but it may be defective.

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Bought T580 with 512GB SSD 2 days ago. Yesterday and today it had this error above. Please advise. Running diagnostic did not resolve. Please help. Thank you.

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










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

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

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

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Hi,i have thinkpad t570 purchased since Juin 2017.i start received error 2100 Detection error, after this i can't see Storage DISK ( SSD or HDD) in BIOS or Lenovo Diagnostic tools .my ssd or hdd disk is connect using ThinkPad T570 m2.5 Hard Drive Connector Cable 01ER034 450.0AB04.0001 . when i connect disk using USB port, computer reboot normal in this disk without any issues can somone help me to resolved issues ? can the problem in this cable ThinkPad T570 m2.5 Hard Drive Connector Cable 01ER034 450.0AB04.0001  ? Thanks

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

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

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

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

A:2100 detection error on HDD0 [mainhdd]

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

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

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

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

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

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





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

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

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BonjourJ'ai un phénomène étrange avec mon Laptop Thinkap Twist S230.2100 : Détection error on HDD0 (Main HDD)J'avais régulièrement un écran bleu + erreur disc, j'ai donc changé le disque dur en insérant un SSD de 240 Giga neuf.J'y ai installé Windows mais ne voie que 21,8 Giga de partition. Je l'ai sorti, reformaté et re-créer une partition avec EaseUS partition mais cela ne change rien.Mon disque dur étant sorti, j'ai voulu allumer mon pc pour voir dans le BIOS, mais quelle n'a pas été ma surprise quand j'ai vu ma session Windows s'ouvrir sans disque dur inséré.Mon OS est installé sur une partition de 22 Giga interne à l'ordi ?????Par contre n'importe quel disque dur que j'insère dans la fente prévu à cette effet n'ai détecté que une foi sur 6 et/ou ce connecte et déconnecte.Après plusieurs tentative à essayer d'y installer Windows sans succès, j'ai réussi à cloner cette partition de 22 Giga interne sur mon SSD puisque impossible d'y installer l'OS( l'OS redémarre plusieurs fois le pc lors de l'installation et ne re-détecte pas le disque dur au redémarrage)Du coup, quand je démarre mon PC avec le disque dur SSD inséré j'ai un écran me demandant de choisir quel Windows je veus ouvrir.("Windows Sur le Volume 5", des fois ces le 4 ou le 8 pour l'OS interne et "Windows" sans volume pour l'OS du SSD)Malheureusement quand je choisi l'OS sur le SSD celui-ci démarre rarement ou crach au bout de quelques minutes avec toujours le même code erreur... Read more

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

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

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

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

Hemanth Kumar






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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hallo everybody, I hope someone could help me out here. I was updating BIOS or something like that using the Lenovo service software.Then my wife tried to shut down the computer, a window popped up asking her does she want to interrupt the update.Then she clicked ?yes? and shut it down.Now I can?t start it anymore, with the error 2100: Detection error on HDD0 (Main HDD). What can I do now? Online I can?t find anything that really helps. Thanks a lot in advance! Best regardsLeo

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Received a Brand New Lenovo T470P Laptop. Trying to build with windows 10 1809 through SCCM. The Task sequence is keep on failing and the Hard drive response too slow. getting Blue screen of Death(BSOD) and after some time will get 2100: Detection error on HDD0 (Main HDD). I looked at the forum for this error. Every one suggesting to contact Lenovo support. Please advise. Thanks Reddy72

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I had a bigger hard drive installed on my ThinkPad T550. I decided to do this because a big Windows 10 update could not be installed because the original hard drive was full. After this I started getting crashes, either the HDD0 detection error or a blue screen. I took the laptop back to the technician a couple of times, he first removed the foil that had been around the original drive, then added it back etc. At some point I ran CCleaner and let it remove all the files it found. This seemed to have resolved the issue. Today, which is a couple of weeks after I first ran CCleaner, I suddenly got the HDD0 crash again. When I restarted the computer, there was a big Windows 10 update waiting. I installed it, but the computer kept crashing. I then ran CCleaner again. It found a dozen files to removed, for Edge, IE etc. (which I don't use). I let it remove those files and  since then the computer has been stable again. I lost a lot of time because of this error and presumed it was caused by a hardware issue, but it turns out it was simply a Windows 10 update problem. I hope this solution helps someone!

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Hey guys, my drive broke down recently  2100 Detection Error on HDD0 on my t420 thinkpad. I tested the hard drive on another computer as well via sata cables and it isn't turning on. So I figured on buying another HDD right? Well I have been looking up online about this issue and I saw that another possibility for harddrive malfunction could be my motherboard, data controller or something else shorting the hard drive. So I don't want to buy another hard drive and have it be shorted again. So my question is whether I am free to buy another HDD or if something is shorting my hard drive and if so how can I test to make sure that nothing in my thinkpad is shorting the hard drive.  Specs:Lenovo Thinpad T420  refurbished i7 8gb ramHDD-2.5"-SATA (some generic looking hardrive I can't anysort of brand on it ) pic attached

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

A:S540 2100 Detection Erro on HDD0

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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I got an error message 2101: Drive detection error on hdd0 after applying the latest updates from Lenovo. I searched for similar problem, and I found that it may be because of the BIOS version, currently version 1.55 is installed.

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I got an error message 2101: Drive detection error on hdd0 after applying the latest updates from Lenovo. I searched for similar problem, and I found that it may be because of the BIOS version, currently version 1.55 is installed.

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I bought my P43s about 2 months ago, I added 16 GB of RAM and a Crucial P1 1TB NVME M.2 SSD to the laptop. After a month of regular use, I started getting the following error: 2101: Detection error on HDD0 (Main HDD).  Here is the troubleshooting that I have done:- Checked the SSD to ensure it is well position into its connection.- Updated the Bios.- I thought the issue was due to a faulty SSD but after I put the original SSD back in and returned the Crucial SSD, it still got the error. Now I am really not sure what the issue is. Is anyone having a similar issue? Could it be a problem in the miniSATA connection? Thanks

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Hello all. I've got a user who's T430s just goes to the ThinkPad logo and then after several seconds moves on but never gets to loading Windows. We just get 2100: Detection Error on HHDO. I had another T430s so I swapped drives. Now the T430s that wasn't booting boots fine. So I assumed the hard drive was going but the odd thing is that the 2nd T430s which now has the "problem drive" in it doesn't give me the 2100 error. The catch is the drive is encrypted with BitLocker and no combo of passwords or finger swipes will let us proceed. So my dilemna is I can't tell if this drive is bad because I can't see it. I ran Lenovo Bootable Diagnostics and they said they couldn't scan because it was encrypted. I put the drive in an external dock and connected it to a Windows 10 system and the drive doesn't show up under the Bitlocker to Go section. Is there any way to tell if this drive is completely done? It would be great to get data off of it but I can't seem to find a way. Everything I find seems to require a drive letter and this drive has none. Even booted into a live Ubuntu with the drive in the laptop and it wouldn't see it. Thanks all. 

A:2100: Detection Error on HHDOcan

A lot of people have had this issue with perfectly good drives, and some have said they resolved it by going into setup, and then saving settings upon exit.   Others have said that by pressing F12, entering the boot menu and selecting the HD will let it boot as well.    Another said that by changing from SATA to Compatibility in the BIOS, restarting and then setting SATA back to AHCI will force a reset of the drive so it will boot too. Not sure if any will work for you, but you might put the drive back in the original system and give it a try (if you have not already anyway). I did see also where Amy_Lenovo posted in the same thread that a fix was found for the X250 ThinkPads, but that it required the system be sent into Lenovo.

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The storage in my ThinkPad P51 is configured as follows:1TB SSD in the first M.2 slot (came with the Laptop)500GB SSD Samsung 960 EVO in the second M.2 slot1TB SSD Samsung 840 EVO (MZ-MTE250BW) in the 2.5 Sata slot (with an Eluteng mSata to Sata adapter)I'm not sure if it started happening just after installing the 960 EVO in the second M.2 slot or after some time, but when I turn on the machine in the morning (after a shutdown), I get the "2100: Detection error on SSD1 (M.2)" error.By simply turning the machine off and on again it boots correctly and everything works fine.BIOS version is 1.17 but it happened also with 1.16.

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Good day dear forum members! My brand new X1 Carbon arrived fully loaded......with errors. Right out of the box it hit me with a BSOD (CRITICAL_PROCESS_DIED). The system boots from the second attempt, but BSOD pops up every 5-10min. All drivers/BIOS updated. 1TB Samsung nvme ssd (PM961 f/w3L0QCXY7) seems to be using a driver dated 6/21/2006 and so does its "Standard NVM Express Controller". Samsung nvme driver cannot be installed because it claims there's no suitable ssd, Samsung magician doesn't recognize the drive either, however, it is properly identified in the device manager. Any suggestions before I ship this back..? Any help appreciated.
 
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Hi after installing the fw Update  update for the hdd controller offered by lenovo vantage driver support automatically my x1 Carbon Touch fails to start with error above. it starts very slowly, i can get access to bios after est 10 minutes. I tried to clear tpm chip, no change. Wht can I do? This is a business notebook and I need it for work very urgent. best regards ralf    

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Hi, I bought my P50 like 4 months back and suddenly it has started to throw this error when the machine is starting up."2100: Detection error on SSD1 (M.2)". I have run the tests in BIOS mode and all the tests got passed. I have faced the error 2 times now and after keeping the machine down for few minutes and switching back on resolved the issue. But I can't be sure it will solve the issue next time.Just bit of a background to the error. I have started my machine this morning, and from Windows login screen machine sudddenly restarted saying "DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION". And on the restart I got the error. I do have a feeling that this not related to actual hardware, but firmware etc.  Any ideas would be highly appreciated. Thanks.Jaliya

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Receiving the following error upon boot:2100: Detection error on SSD1 (M.2)Resetting boot options to default from bios and cycling boot resolves issue. The issue persists on next boot cycle.I've never changed boot settings away from defaults, and the firmware is up to date. Are there any solutions that don't require SSD replacement or mailing my machine in for repair? Thanks.

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I am having a Lenova Yoga thinkpad laptop (Lenovo yoga 260).When I start my laptop, it shown: lenovo 2100 detection error on storage device (m.2) How can I solve this?

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Today, when i power on my laptop - T470 - Windows 10 1809. I received the problem "2100: Detection error on storage device "Few day ago, i installed a lot of update, which you can see in my pictureupdate historyPlease help me resolve my issue.Thanks!

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Hi I have a 2nd Gen X1 Yoga (20JES00N00) which is not even a year old and, for the third time now, is giving me an error ("2100 Detection Error on Storage Device (M.2) \\ Press Esc to continue.") when I start it up (and pressing Esc as instructed only prompts a question where to boot from, and then leads to the same error again). First time this happened (in March), Lenovo Hotline Zagreb sent me a new SSD, which I had installed by an expert (turned out it was impossible to do without special tools, because a screw had been overtightened at the factory). Second time (in May), I got a new SSD and mainboard installed. (Needless to say, each time with significant downtime and hassle setting up the system by myself again). Now the error is back a third time. Does anybody know of a solution which really works? This is rather frustrating.

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Hi Guys ! I have been getting this error for a while now. Since august I think. It happens very randomly and I don't know what triggers it really. I tried to put another m.2 and it worked perfectly, no errors. But with the factory m.2 I get this error and I never got the way around to fix it. When I first got this error I barely could start my computer. 9/10 times I got the error and I couldn't start the computer at all. I replaced it with another m.2 and worked fine until I decided I wanted to put the factory one again ( because it has twice as much storage ). Now I still get the error but rarely. Casually. In very random situations. I still find it very frustrating and I was hoping someone has any solution. Thanks and have a nice day   

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About a month of regular use with my Yoga 3rd Gen. laptop, I started getting an inconsistent error whenever I attempted to power up the device. For about a week or two I attributed this 2100 error to the software side as nothing hardware had changed, or at least to my knowledge. After no avail after windows updates/intel updates, I then switched to the hardware aspect after reading online posts with a similar issue and potential solutions. I unscrewed the back cover with little difficulty and located the M2 drive. My plan was to reseat the drive as I had read online that this could be a quick fix. However, the stubborn M2 drive would not budge, resulting in some unfortunate stripping. I then tried to increase the padding to the drive as I had hoped the issue was stemming from my daily commute and movement the laptop was experiencing. I first using some eletrical tape as a way to decrease the distance between the back cover to the drive. After using the computer that night, this attempt appeared to be successful as I did not run into any error. However, the next day when I powered on the device, I was faced with the familiar black screen 2100 error. Once again, I then tried to increase the artificial padding and to see if I was on the right track. Today, the first day after the weekend, I had to see if I had finally found a solution but was faced with 2100 errors and constant blue screens/crashes after a few minutes of use. The only options that I have left whic... Read more

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Hi Guys ! I have been getting this error for a while now. Since august I think. It happens very randomly and I don't know what triggers it really. I tried to put another m.2 and it worked perfectly, no errors. But with the factory m.2 I get this error and I never got the way around to fix it. When I first got this error I barely could start my computer. 9/10 times I got the error and I couldn't start the computer at all. I replaced it with another m.2 and worked fine until I decided I wanted to put the factory one again ( because it has twice as much storage ). Now I still get the error but rarely. Casually. In very random situations. I still find it very frustrating and I was hoping someone has any solution. Thanks and have a nice day   

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