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2102 ultrabay sata iii wd blue hdd not working

Q: 2102 ultrabay sata iii wd blue hdd not working

Hi, The topic isn't new but I haven't found the solution yet. Some time ago (about 2 months) my sata ii (3gb/s) seagate momentus strated freezing, but since last 3 years it was working fine. I thought it's broken. I boughts new sata iii wd blue 1 tb. And this one is not working at all with my ultrabay (not original) drive. Only works very olg 80gb seagate 1,5gb/s sata I hdd. If I put seagate momentus (the previous one) it shows the disk but system freeze. The same with the new one. BIOS recognizes new wd blue but tests keeps houres (its veeery slow). What could be the problem? The adapter is broken in some way or wd blue doesnt fits. The same is with another sata ii hdd (nothging at all) and with sata iii samsung 840 ssd (only once it shows in explorer) - then nothing. System doesnt see modern disks at all and freezes. Wd blue of course works fine plugged into hdd0. Greatings!

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I've read through the posts and still do not have a clear way to resolve this issue.  I find it interesting that I have to take my computer a part to reset the mini drive? It does not appear that a good fix for most users? What I don't understand is why I cannot I disable this in BIOS? Anyone have a real solution to this? I see no option to make this error go away? Anyone know if this part can be replaced i find no part number? It also looks like this model Laptop also has a fan issue. It's acting up and I want to replace it but its no longer available? Any other options?

A:2102: Detection error on HHD2 (Mini SATA)

It may help others to help you if you indicate what model laptop you have.

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I pressed the power button, then lenovo logo came out after that saw this 2102. I pressed ESC as instructed to continue , the Boot and app menu came out. I tried everything on boot menu just an endless loop. I tried lenovo diagnostic on app menu , all tests are fine, all green and passed. But it just another loop after I exit. I am forced to press the power button in order to turn off the laptop. What can I do? Help!

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SO ever since last week ive been getting random blue lines when i startup. I check Devicemanager and there it is. it shows my nVidia GeForce 755m with a yellow triangle with an exclamation. Clicking properties would show "windows has stopped this device code 43". I look on the forums and find some solutions that tell me to uninstall my card and i did.  still nothing. still blue lines on my screen. I've pretty much given up at this point and im submitting to the forums. My Ultrabay card just wouldn't work. Now ive resorted to unplugging it and just using the intel integrated graphics card. 

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Yesterday I had a PC technician around to see why my PC was not booting-up properly and also to change my SSD to a larger SSD. As I am visually challenged I cannot do hardware upgrades etc, so I got a Techie guy in.

We used Zinstall HDD by-the-way and I would highly recommend this application for such a job plus, it is extremely fast.

Anyway, while he was diagnosing my boot-up issue he discovered I had a malfunctioning network card; while removing this, he noticed all the SATA settings were set to SATA 2.

When he reset these to SATA 3, the PC would not start-up! When he set them again to SATA 2 there was no problem and it worked fine?

Can anyone illuminate me on this please?

Thanks for any/all imput

A:SATA 3 not working on Asus P6X58D-E motherboard with SATA III support

Many people have had issues with the Marvell controller on that MB.
You may want to live with SATA 3g/s. Easiest path, no real difference except for benchmarks, and no chance of data loss.
But in case you're not satisfied with that, here's something to look at.

AHCI-mode on Marvell 9128 controller in Windows 7 Ultimate x64


[Solved] ASUS P6x58D-E, Win 7 (64) Marvell AT 91xx - Asus - Motherboards-Memory
A fellow name Jaquith seems to know what's up.

Bottom line is you need the right drivers.

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

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

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

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Hi, I have been getting this error when I boot the computer and I have to press the escape key for over three months now. I've been doing all kinds of research on here and on google and tech sites. Everyone says that its because the drive in that slot is bad or the connection to it is bad. Well I don't have a drive there. I have also done all kinds of tests, Shot tests long tests and even longer tests and every single test passed with flying colors. I'm so lost on what to do right now. The computer is less than a year old, and I have had so many issues. Its crashed and burned three times in the last two months. I am always able to safe it though but this is something that I just an't seem to find a fix. Help? is there a way I can just disable the warning or error message in BIOS?Thank You, T550 20CK ThinkpadIntel Core i5-5200U Processor (2.20GHz)4.0GB RAM1x500GB SATA,1x16GB NGFFWindows 7 Professional 64 preinstalled through downgrade rights in Windows 8.1 Pro 6415.6in 1366X768Intel HD Graphics 5500720p HD CameraFingerprint ReaderUltraNav (Multitouch)EthernetIntel Wireless 7265AC(2x2)+BT4.0 M.2 ComboBluetooth 4.03 Cell Li-Polymer

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Hey Guys, I ran into a problem today. I changed the SSD in my P52S to another one. Restarted my the computer an started reinstalling Win10. During partitioning I could not remove any of the existing partitions. Furthermore it showed many 0,00 size partition. In total there were around 8 to see in the manager. I quit the installation and rebooted. The SSD is not shown in the BIOS. And the computer shows after the lenovo boot manager the error message 2102 with the drive. During replacing the drive I did not first removed the cable. I removed the tray with the drive while the cable was connected in the controller. The tray sat in its holder very tight and it got free from it abrupt with a yank. During this the cable got riped of the controller on the board. After the error message I inspected the controller and saw the top pins on one side are bend up. I tried to catch it on this pictures. https://www.dropbox.com/sh/px6py9cmx8oiabs/AAClQc-lYnzrLhvNzC6C25Xca?dl=0I could not find more unusual on the slot. I need advice on this situation.Thank you in advance

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This error has popped up several times in the month I have had this laptop. Most recently its happened a few times when im out of the room and return. Microsoft edge with a few tabs open, fusion 360 cad open (at idle) The other times have been when I have attempted to transfer all my iphone photos over to the ssd (30 gig) would crash within the first 5 gig. Does not crash durring benchmark loads, timespy, crystal disk mark... It came installed with an single intel 500gig ssd. No other large issues with computer. some noise from the rtx3000 im sure is un related Ideas? bad drive?

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Ok, this is my problem guys, and i have searched everywhere and nothing is been solved.

I have an very old US Robitics 4 port router and a Linksys SPA 2102 VOIP adapter connected to the Router.

So what i am trying to do, that i could of done before is portforward. The thing that bugs me, is that i get 3 Different ip's from nowhere. !st ip shows when i go into command prompt, and shows my ip, then one shows on my router (probably my lan ip) and the VOIP shows my real ip. So my question is how do i portward through these 2 objects and get decent connection with Uttorent etc...

A:Router+ Linksys SPA 2102 VOIP-Portforward


Your PC has an IP address, such as
Your router has an IP address, usually similar to your PC address such as
Your actual address is assigned by your ISP, this could be

To port forward you tell the router to send port requests to the IP of your PC.

So to port forward for utorrent you find out which ports are needed (such as 6165)then in your router port forwarding section you tell it to forward requests for port 6165 (example remember) to the IP of the PC


www.portforward.com for further help.


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I would like to upgrade the wireless card (Broadcom 802.11 g) to an N card, dual band if possible. My question is; what is the right card and part number? I believe the HP Mini 5103 card will work in the 2102, but I am not certain of this capability. Does anyone know the best wireless adapter card to swap out? Thanks in advance for any help!

A:HP Mini 2102 wireless card upgrade

Hi, Have you heard WiFi whitelist in BIOS ? I don't know the model/product of your HP Mini 2102 but I believe this series came out around 2010. The chance to upgrade wifi card for machines which were built before mid 2014 is from very, very, very slim to none. Regards.  

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I have two HP Minis; a 2102 and a 110-1025DX. Both are running Win 10 Pro, and have similar programs loaded. For a few reasons I would like to be able to swap the hard drives between these two devices, but I'm not sure how feasible that would be. My questions are:Would the Win 10 Pro OS be recognized by the new devices? Could I simply  change the Product Key after swap to "force" an acceptance?Drivers: I do not know how the drivers might be loaded. They both use HP Assistant, could I simply run that to load the best drivers?The "detail" issue here is my MS Office programs; one of my main goals is to move Office 2010 Pro Plus to the other Mini, but I have lost the installation media. I've been told Office 2010 Pro Plus cannot be downloaded from MS like other Office products.Anything that I'm missing?Thanks in advance for help on this question. 

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A:Swapping hard drive on HP Minis (2102/110-1025DX)

If both laptops are licensed to run Windows 10 i.e. are "activated" you should be able to swap the hard drives. Windows 10 is activated by Microsoft servers and they should recognize that the transplant host (I will use donor and host to refer to the original computer that had the hard drive and the computer where it ends up, respectively) is OK to run Windows 10. Just to be sure I would have the Key for the host handy but you should not need to use it. Drivers will likely not be an issue as netbooks all are essentially the same hardware. If you are worried, drivers for the host system are held in a C:\swsetup folder on the hard drive which you could copy to use if needed in the host system after transplant.  The issue is the activation of the Office program. I am not as familar with how its licensing and activation works but I think there may be a copyright or EULA issue with what you are trying to do.  You can buy MS Office 2010 Pro Plus for not much cost: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Microsoft-office-2010-Pro-Plus-licence-Key-download-link-digital-Edition-/152244963867?hash=item237281ca1b:g:6xwAAOSwLnBX3Qgk http://www.ebay.com/itm/Microsoft-Office-2010-Professional-Plus-Full-version-For-32-64BIT-D-L-KEY-/262623934769?hash=item3d259b3931:g:AwgAAOSwQNRXME2X

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Hello,I have t470(HD) with Windows 10 installed. Also I have Samsung SSD 850 EVO 120GB.Today i got this error whie booting (after lenovo logo):2102: Detection error on Storage Device(Main HDD).Tried different(3) HDD and SSD, same error. How can I fix this problem? Didn't find any solutions anywhere.

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I have looked through previous posts and some come very close to answering my query but as an unforced error at my end is not acceptable I think it best I ask the experts.


My old (very old) machine running XP snuffed it (MB burnt out). As it wasn't cost effective to get a new MB/CPU combo vs a new machine I opted for the new Advent 2102. Cheap and cheerful and it works well.

I also bought a Dynamode caddy so I could transfer all data via usb from the 'old' Cdrive to a folder on the new machine. This worked reasonably well although for some reason some files were deemed outside of current permissions (seemed to be the odd zip file and modelsupport folders in Delphi projects. I can live with that but I would like to find out why)

So, I have a new Win7 machine and have not lost any data. However what I am now faced with a reinstall of Delphi 2005, Indy and whatever 3rd party components I had and all the updates upgrades etc since the original install.

This can be a pain to get right.


Therefore I want to find out how to Dual Boot into either the current new Win7 drive or the old XP drive (which I can connect via the usb caddy or internally using the unused IDE port of the G31MX-K MB in the Advent)

What steps do you recommend I take?


A:Dual Boot new Advent 2102 w/Win7 and old Cdrive from dead XP machine

Have a read of those tutorials:
Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP
SATA Drivers - Load in Windows XP Setup on Dual Boot
SATA Drivers - Slipstream into Windows XP CD

Use EasyBCD 2.0 in Win 7 & Win XP.
EasyBCD 2.0 Beta Builds - The NeoSmart Forums

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Last I looked, this hard drive had 1 or more bad sectors. Seems inefficient that this hard drive still can't be utilized. Is there a proper way to format this drive (make it clean) so that the bad sectors can be ignored, or cleaned up and let the hard drive be usable? Or, will I be disposing this hard drive to be recycled?

Trying to save having to buy another hard drive or installing an SSD.


You do not format a drive to "Fix" bad sectors. Most drives have a few bad sectors and the drive's controller marks those as unusable. One bad sector does not make the drive unusable. What does the western digital diagnostic say regarding the drive? I would run that first and foremost.
BTW the blue series drives are low end and only have a two year warranty. The black series drives are better quality and have a 5yr warranty. If you replace the drive, I would really go with a black drive.

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Windows XP Pro
Asus P4P800-E Deluxe
P4 3.0GHz w/HT
2 mushkin 512MB (1GB total) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200)
Nvidia GeForce 7600 GS
Western Digital 1200JB (IDE-120gb/8mb cache/7200RPM)
**Western Digital 3200KS (SATA-320gb/16mb cache/7200RPM
430w Antec TruePower psu

I just installed the WD 3200KS SATA 320gb drive last night. It is being used only as a storage drive.

This is the first time I've used a SATA drive. Everything works fine during Windows. Instead of completely shutting down, I usually place the system in Standby mode.

After resuming from standby, I get this "kernel_stack_inpage_error"...I ONLY get this error when resuming from standby. I've also noticed that if I reboot, it takes FOREVER to get to the "Windows XP" splash screen...At least 60 seconds.

Here's a picture of the BSOD...

I'm wondering if the new drive is causing this...anyone else know what may be the culprit? Again, this is the first time I've installed a SATA drive.

Thanks in advance.

A:New SATA HDD causing blue screen??


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I have been getting blue screen failure.The suggestions by microsoft were so variable and made no permanent fix, I removed the memory cards and graphics card[FX5500] cleaned terminals with switch cleaning fuid, dried with an air line, re-started and it worked fine for a day but after shutting down correctly, had a problem next day on startup.It would go thru the bios display but when it came to the Xp pro screen would restart.
I removed the cards again and cleaned with liquid freon.The powersupply, main board[there is a grey residue that will only come off by rubbing with a cloth] cpu.Now this has the effect of freezeing the components breifly.The computer is our 2nd computer and is about 6 years old now.I half expected it to completely "give up the ghost" but it restarted and is working now.
Now, with "speedfan" it says all voltages are normal.I wonder if I( can physically check voltages with a very sensitive DC tester I have.I'm wondering if the power supply is faulty and spraying with freon temporarily resets it.I
also get a "spoken message" without speakers that the failure is due to "overclocking" on occaision when all I have done is opened my gmail.
I hope someone can make some suggestions as how to continue.
I realise my approach to this problem is irregular, but I recall a similar problem with my 1st computer in 2001 and after doing a similar "fix" it continued for another year and a half before I replaced it.Tha... Read more

A:Asus K8V SE deluxe Sata HD blue screen

"there is a grey residue that will only come off by rubbing with a cloth] cpu"

That is a thermal compound that ensures a good thermal transfer between the cpu and the cpu heatsink. If a cpu is removed, the old compound should be removed and a THIN layer of new compound applied.

"I also get a "spoken message" without speakers that the failure is due to "overclocking" on occaision"

Asus motherboards have a 'crash-free' Bios and it can activate if your motherboard gets a major fault/shock or runs into psu issues. That message is one of the signs something has happened.

Voltages are only one consideration - temperature is just as important.

Given the age of that motherboard, Everest would provide a good reading for both volts and temps;

Install Everest, run it and click on file, preferences, report and UNCHECK 'include debug information in the report' and click OK.

Then bring up Computer, Sensor, click Report, quick report-sensor, plain text and copy and paste everything under [Sensor] here.

You should save to file also.




edit: I would also suggest running Memtest86 for 7 passes.

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Hello to the fighters of the good fight ,

I have recently managed a fresh install of xp on a single 80gb sata drive and all was weel for a while however 2 days in and my machine had a hang which resulted in a necessary power off . On reboot i couldnt get onto the xp os, and tried safe mode where it was hanging on mup.sys and would not go any further. So i tried booting from xp cd and used fixboot which worked and booted me into windows. However during tha time there was another hang inside windows which needed another reboot and this time every time i booted up i was getting the blue screen of death giving nme the ntfs.sys error

***stop 0x00000024 (0x001902FA), (0xF89ADB70, 0XF89AD870, 0xF814B83D)

***ntfs.sys - address F814b3d base at f813a000, datestamp 3d6de5c1

this time every time i tried to use xp to boot and recover i could not get into it as it would kick up the blue screen after asking if i wanted to repair existing or install xp.

I have managed and install xp on a small ide drive and am currently trying to slave the sata drive so i can get the contents from it. However every time i connect the sata drive with the ide drive set to master and making sure i boot from that xp install i get the blue screen error again.

Also if i connect the drive once booted up inside windows it reboots

Is this a terminal HD error or simply a recoverable windows error ?

any help really appreciated as i have a clients work waiting on it and its getting scary...OO... Read more

A:ntfs.sys blue screen on sata drive

I had the same problem, I do not know what caused it or why it happened, and it took me almost 5 days to finally get it working again.

Although probably not the easiest way to fix my computer, or the simplest, what I did was

1. Downloaded Knoppix (a Live CD version of Linux) from www.knoppix.de
2. Backed up all my work from Knoppix. Knoppix supports reading of NTFS filesystems, but will not write.
3. Once I had my backup, I opened shell in Knoppix
4. My hard drive had the name of HDE1. hde represented the drive and 1 the partition. I used the shell and typed:
su (turns you into super-user)
fdisk /dev/hde

once fdisk was running on my hard drive I used delete (d) on the partition. I then used x for expert and the w command (write to disk) This dleted my bad partition on reboot and allowed me to reinstall windows.

-Tekhead teenager

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Hi! My name is Greg and i have a huge problem with my freshly bought SSD. Its a WD Blue M2 Sata, i did research before i bought it so that its truly compatible with my lenovo y520. After i removed the back cover, i put it in place in correct way. I started the laptop, but the SSD cannot be recognized nor in BIOS nor in Disk Manager. I did so many forum research, i also reinstalled my windows 10 in AHCI mode. Nothing helped. Please if someone have a solution i would be so thankful.Yours SincerelyGreg

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I am adding a second SATA drive to my computer. I have an ASUS A8N32-SLI deluxe MB. I plugged the second drive into the SATA3 port, and booted the computer. I went into the BIOS, and I saw the primary drive was listed as IDE Master 3, and the new second drive as IDE Master 5. I made sure the boot order was set correctly.

After saving/exiting, windows proceeded to boot, until I got the following blue screen:

"A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.

If this is the first time you have seen this stop screen error, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:

The BIOS in the system is not fully ACPI compliant. Please contact your system vendor of visit http://www.hardware-update.com for an updated BIOS. If you are unable to obtain an updated BIOS or the last BIOS supplied by your vendor is not ACPI compliant, you can turn off ACPI mode during text mode set up. To do this, simply press the F7 key when you are prompted to install storage drivers.The system will not notify you that the F7 key was pressed - it will silently disable ACPI and allow you to continue your installation.

Technical information: 0x000000A5 (0x00000002, 0x8A997348, 0xE1021A70, 0x8A9BB410)

as best as I can tell, my BIOS version is 1009, dated 12/14/05

I shut down the computer, removed the SATA cable, and then booted successfully.

A:Windows Blue Screen after adding second SATA drive

Can you get a little more technical about the system your using. We see your MB make but what's your OS on it?

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I have a dell from 2 years ago and the thing died so i'm rebuilding it... new everything. I got a nice setup and it all works fine.

Motherboard: Intel Intel D925XBC Socket 775 mATX MBB
I have 1 GB RAM
Hard drive: Seagate ST3200827AS 200GB 7200RPM 8MB SATA/300 HDD
CPU: Intel Pentium 4 516 2.93GHz 533MHz 1MB Socket 775 CPU
ROM: Lite-On LH-18A1P 18x Double Layer DVD?RW IDE Drive

Anyways I put it all together and everything works! BIOS start up nicely and everything.

1st off I want to put windows XP home edition on the hard drive since the last died. So I setup BIOS to load CD drive 1st then my hard drive, I boot from the CD and the normal blue screen comes up, I press F6 and I load my RIAD boot floppy disc so SATA hard drive can load. I load up all the drivers though on the floppy b/c otherwise the thing acts like i didn't do everything.

Once windows setup loads I agree and I take only 10GB partitian to load the windows OS on to so I have easy cleaning for later on down the road. It installs and restarts the system... i skip the CD boot and go to hard drive where the windows thing does its thing... it gives me the dumb error that it can't find a file...looked it up and found out that windows XP isn't made to know what a DVD burner drive is so i switch my ROMS out for a standard old fashion CD Drive that does nothing but read. I went ahead and uploaded the OS again just to make sure....pc restarts i get to the screen again and it goes through the 23min thi... Read more

A:Help with XP install, SATA hard drive, blue screens and more

what does the bsod tell you

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I have been running windows xp pro (sp2) with 1 gig of dual channel ddr2 ram, 2 30 gig sata drives (mirrored) and one 300 gig external drive for approximately one year.

about a week ago i got a blue screen error: stopx0000007b etc...

in an attempt to fix this problem i have tried:
-reinstalling the SATA divers and formatting the 2 drives (together and individually, RAID and non RAID)
-installing old IDE drives (6 different drives)
-switching out the RAM (4 separate sticks, i tried each one at a time with each hard drive)

when windows setup tries to start windows i get the blue screen error every time. When running FDISK i can never find any hard drives.

I don't have another computer to test the drives, and since i have no reason to believe any of the IDE or SATA drives still work (the SATA drives failed and the IDE drives are all old) is there any way for me to test the RAM and my IDE and SATA controllers thru DOS? I don't want to go out and buy new hard drives until i'm sure everything else works.

A:Blue screen error / can i test IDE & SATA controllers from DOS

Heres what MS says about that Stop error

Try Windows Memory Diagnostic Test

The Windows Memory Diagnostic tests the Random Access Memory (RAM) on your computer for errors. The diagnostic includes a comprehensive set of memory tests. If you are experiencing problems while running Windows, you can use the diagnostic to determine whether the problems are caused by failing hardware, such as RAM or the memory system of your motherboard. Windows Memory Diagnostic is designed to be easy and fast. On most configurations, you can download the diagnostic, read the documentation, run the test and complete the first test pass in less than 30 minutes.

Or you can try memtest

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Well i had my computer on all day since i woke up @ 8 in the morning gaming and what not. It had finally crashed on me while i was playing dirt 2 a couple of mins ago. I had fixed all my previouse blue screen problems by not using any AMD OverDrive Settings for my Radeon HD 4850.

My specs are Phenom x4 9150e, Asus M3N78 Pro, Muskin 4GB DDR2 @ 800MHz Dual Channel, Radeon HD 4850, Segate Barricuda 750gb Refub model, Windows 7 64bit home premium Offical And Activated.

Any assistance would be appreciated

A:Blue Screen out of the Blue, Was working fine for 9+ hours then c...

"It's not a true crash, in the sense that the bluescreen was initiated only because the combination of video driver and video hardware was being unresponsive, and not because of any synchronous processing exception".

Since Vista, the "Timeout Detection and Recovery" (TDR) components of the OS video subsystem have been capable of doing some truly impressive things to try to recover from issues which would have caused earlier OSs like XP to crash.

As a last resort, the TDR subsystem sends the video driver a "please restart yourself now!" command and waits a few seconds.

If there's no response, the OS concludes that the video driver/hardware combo has truly collapsed in a heap, and it fires off that stop 0x116 BSOD.

If playing with video driver versions hasn't helped, make sure the box is not overheating.

Try removing a side panel and aiming a big mains fan straight at the motherboard and GPU.

Run it like that for a few hours or days - long enough to ascertain whether cooler temperatures make a difference.

If so, it might be as simple as dust buildup and subsequently inadequate cooling.

I would download cpu-z and gpu-z (both free) and keep an eye on the video temps

STOP 0x116: VIDEO_TDR_ERROR troubleshooting

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Picked up a T-61 for a song and love the beast, but I'm having a problem with the hard drive Ultrabay that came with the Laptop. The drive isn't being recognized.  I've tried several SATA drives of sizes between 50 gig to 1 Terabyte, and all fail to recognize in the OS. (I've tried Win 7 and 10) The drive shows up in the Bios, regardless of which of the actual physical drives I've installed, and passes the Bios diagnostic, and the Drive shows up in the Device manager, but the OS can't see it. Deeply confused, hoping for a silver bullet. The DVD Drive Ultrabay works just fine, but no HDD in the other bay can be found by the OS, any suggestions?

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I finally decided to replace my ageing ThinkPad W530 with a ThinkPad P71 The build I have ordered includes 2x 1TB SSD PCIe TLC OPAL2I am assuming that these are NVMe drives bound to PCIe lanes on the mainboard.  I would like to add (at least) another two more drives to my machine, and I am aware that there are two potential expansion points: a) The main 2.5" drive bay. Having NOT selected a HDD option in my build I expect this to be both empty and available for use b) An "Ultrabay" adapter for the Optical Drive I guess I have a bunch of questions around these: (a) Main 2.5" Drive BayAre there any adapters I should expect to need in order to fit a 2.5" SSD?I have a 2.5" Samsung Evo 840 1TB SSD and would ideally like to put that in the main 2.5" drive bay. Is this going to be simple? Does this bay only support SATA or does it somehow support PCIe connections? (b) Ultra-Bay / Optical DriveI already have an UltraBay adapter for my W530. Is this going to fix the P70 or will I need a new one?I am aware of PCIe format Ultra-Bay adapters. Does this mean there spare PCIe lanes I could leverage or is it not worth it?(I have a spare Samsung Evo 840 1TB mSATA SSD .. is it worth using this given the slower "mSATA" transfer speeds available? if the Ultra-Bay ONLY provides a SATA connection anyway then I'm guessing there is little point putting a full-on PCIe SSD in there?) Many thanks and appreciated in advance!

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As a newbie to this site, I am not sure exactly where to post this question, so Im guessing it is a hardware issue.

I recently acquired an IBM ThinkPad T20/T21. This unit contains what IBM calls an Ultrabay 2000 port on the side of the unit. This is the source of my question/problem. The Ultrabay port and software allows the hot swapping of the interchangeable FDD and a CD-ROM modules. Under the installed Win 95 OS, the Ultrabay worked fine.

In order to gain use of the USB port on the unit, I just completed an upgrade from Win 95 to Win 98 SE. I upgraded using an OEM disk and in the end wound up with both a Windows directory (for the Win 95 OS) and a Windows.000 (for the Win 98 OS) on the HDD. After a little re-mapping, Ive gotten the audio, video, modem and mouse/trackpoint to work fine. My problem is the Ultrabay. Even with the latest IBM drivers, the Ultrabay port/computer will not recognize the CD-ROM. If I boot up with the FDD installed, both Windows Explorer and the Ultrabay S/W recognize the module and everything works fine. If I then hot swap to the CD-ROM, the Ultrabay SW sees the drive but indicates it is inoperable by placing a large red X through its icon in the system tray. Windows Explorer does not see the CD-ROM at all and still reports an FDD. If I boot up with the CD-ROM in the port, Windows Explorer sees the CD-ROM and allows full use of it, the Ultrabay SW however continues to show the red X. If I try to hot swap back to the FDD the system loc... Read more

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Hello, is there a way to disabled the 2102: detection error on ssd2 (m.2)  upon bootup on a T450?there's no actual M.2 drive so the error message isn't needed

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I purchased this PC as a refurbished unit from Amazon. When I received it, the ultra bay slot was empty but since I was going to install an HDD into it, this didn't bother me, (too much). I purchased the caddy and HDD, put them together, installed them and guess what, it didn't work. I guess not having the DVD/RW installed should have given me some indication but, oh well. I checked out the caddy and the HDD and they both work. Before I go inside the PC and ruin another one, lol, does anybody know if there is something within the system that controls the ultrabay, i.e. BIOS, Device Manager, etc.. Thanks for taking the time to read this and hopefully have an answer.

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I didn't know where to post this specifically. Hence I chose the General Support section.

I have a ThinkPad T530. The main disk is an SSD (on which Windows 8 is installed and is the primary boot device). In the ultrabay slot, I have a 500GB hard disk. There used to be an optical drive here. I replaced it with the stock hard disk since I needed storage more than optical drive.

Anyway, on startup (as well as resume from standby and hibernate), I don't need the disk to be recognized. I want it to be done manually. Is there a way to stop windows from recognizing the device every time it boots? Presently, I am doing a "Safely remove device" after every start up, which is kind of annoying.

Hope you got what I am trying to say.


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I'm not that on the ball when it comes to PC's but I'm trying some gaming on this laptop and wanted to know if I can change the ultrabay to another graphics card? If so do I have to get a particualr one? And is it a significant difference in performance? Oh and is it just plug & play? Thanks Guys

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Is it possible,to unly use the video card in the ultrabay and disable the other one temporarily? I feel,likemin normal use the one in the ultrabay rarely does anything. Id like to use it so that the load/heat is more equal distributed and the one fan for gpu1 and cpu doesnt have to do all the work. (and doesnt have to spin so fast.) Is that possible, if yes, how?

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Hi, I've a problem with a SSD in the ultrabay slot. Put a Sandisk 240GB SSD instead the disc drive. SSD is recognized in BIOS and everything seem to work. But......it is not possible to install Windows. No response anymore when I create the boot partition.just installed Windows to primary HDD. In Windows the SSD is still recognized but cannot be formated or partitioned (no errir message, just stops at formating the drive. And 100% disk usage stays). By the way. SSD is working in my workstation without problems.Then replaced SSD with normal HDD. The HDD is working normal in ultrabay.  What can be the issue here? First I thought sbout a defect Adapter or SSD, but the cross check tells me that it must be a problem of the notebook.At the adapter I also checked all variants with the manufacturer diagnostic Pin... Thanks

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Hello, I own a T430s Model 2356LRG. My Bios version is 2.66 (G7ETA6WW) which I believe is the latest. I bought a UltraBay adapter and a SATA HDD. I can access my UltraBay HDD in Windows 10 and Linux. Disk is detected by BIOS. I want to use it as a system boot disk (running LINUX) and I changed BIOS to disable Security Boot and changed from UEFI to BOTH (Legacy First). 1. If i connect a USB Pen in my USB port, F12 recognizes it and I can boot another OS.2. If I click F12, mi UltraBay HDD isn't there. I tried the same adapter in a T510 and F12 lists the HDD. So, it isn't an adapter problem, I believe. What do you guys suggest I do to solve this issue. Rgds

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Hi,Can anybody tel me if it is possible to change the DVD otptical unit provided with my L540 by a BlueRay optical unit  ?I know that the Ultrabay Enhanced can be a HDD but a BlueRay unit ? Regards.

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Just as the title states. When the y400/500 were first announced and then released, I was so excited. Using the concept of removeable slots,, as found in business machines, to augment a gaming machine seemed like a brilliant idea. And it was, they sold like hotcakes. The y410/510p made some incremental improvements, like activating the iGPU with Optimus and increasing the resolution on the 14" model. As expected, they were popular as well. Then came the y40/50 and now the y700 series. Lenovo completely designed their gaming lineup, removing the ultrabay and cutting fuctionality. Why? I can have 2 full sized HDD/SSDs and a 42mm M.2 installed in my 14" y410p, but the 15" y50/700 only has 1 full sized bay. Just what. Then instead of 850/860M SLI we get a single 860M in the y50, which was updated to a 960M in the y700. Yes the 860M is a decent card, and beats the 755M handily, but it's practically on par with 755M SLI. I just find it strange that such a great concept on such popular machines was cut. I'm sure there were issues, but removing the ultrabay just makes Lenovo's newer laptops just another crop of mid ranged machines. They lost a lot of what made them special, and what I feel made the brand take off after the y580 generation. 

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 I recently installed an HGST 1TB HDD using Ultrabay caddy (see related question). I am using Windows 7 pro. On restart, I can see the HGST in device manager. However It does not show up as a drive. Need help to get it going. Thanks.

A:T520 does not recognize HDD in Ultrabay

OK, so I found out that the disk came without a filesystem. So I initialized an NTFS file system using computer > manage, then mounted it on an empty folder (C:\HGST) The disk is now accessible but the free space shown in Explorer does not take this volume in account. So it shows only C-disk free space which is very incomplete info. How can this be fixed? How can I stat it? Thanks. 

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What is the best SSD to use in the Ultrabay caddy in a Thinkpad T420?

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I cant find an ultrabay FRU# for the M90z. I'd lke to replace the DVD/R with an SSD. Does anyone have a part #? Thanks,Mike

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I have an HP Media Center m7077c that I am setting up for my wife. I have installed an additional tuner for a total of two. It has colors on the SATA connectors on the main board, Blue, Black, Yellow, White.

What is the significance of the colors?

I think I know the meaning of blue; but, what about the others?

A:What do colors mean, Blue, Black, Yellow, White SATA ports on motherboard?

As far as I know it is just to make it easier to identify the ports. Black is SATA1, White is SATA2, Blue is SATA3, Yellow is SATA4.

Limk to Motherboard specs at HP.

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My original Post was this:

Last night I was playing a video game called Heroes of Newerth, in the middle of a game I began to experience frame freezing like I never had before. Upon completion of the game I closed the program to find that everything was locking up outside of the game as well along with black splotches in my desktop background. Getting impatient i manually shutoff my computer and turned it back on. At this point my woes began. Since discovering it won't boot in any form of safe mode and the last driver to load is the crcdisk.sys I am at a loss for what to do.

I tried to download a vista installation disc and run a repair from there but the white bar loads from the disc than it goes to the windows loading screen (with the green bar) for a few seconds than the screen goes black.

I looked in my bios to see if it was trying to load in an improper boot order or any such thing. I ran a memory test and everything checked out. During my diagnostics it started giving me floppy disk load errors but I do not have a floppy disk, I resolved this by disabling the floppy detection system in the bios (for some reason it turned on). Any help would be appreciated. I would like to think my computer is still useable/salvageable. I am willing to do a complete system restore if I can figure out how.

It is possible that there is an error in my installation disc, I burned it to a spare cd I had lying around and am not positive if I need a dvd or if it can be done from a cd... Read more

A:Moved from OS, WD Caviar Blue 500GB 7200RPM 16 MB Cache Sata 3.0 GB Issue

1. turn on computer.
2. keep clicking F10.
3. click system restore.. and restore to earliest date.

We'll hope this gets you in and you've got the system restore backup you need

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Hello, I'm new to Lenovo and I'm about to buy one of the Y510P (59373392) with single graphics and the 1TB version.The last question I've got is whether it is possible to install an additional SSD via the DVD slot-in. I don't need the DVD drive, so it would be wonderful to install a 128GB or 256GB SSD. I've read some topics and saw that the motherboard doesn't have a mSATA connection but it must have a NGFF connection if I'm right. Since I'm not very experienced with laptops, here are a few more questions 1) If it is possible to install an additional SSD, what products are available?2) Where do I get the UltraBay adapter?3) Would it then be possible to make the SSD the bootable drive? Thanks in advance!

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A:Y510P 59373392: SSD upgrade via UltraBay?

hi thewavelength,
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
You can use a caddy for this.
But the SSD you can use here is a 2.5 SSD not the msata one.
  this kind :
ODD can be set as primary boot and should be able to boot windows from it.
    BIOS has to be set to legacy.
Hope this helps,

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I have the lenovo y510p (59370015). It has a disk drive in the Ultrabay. Does this mean that there is no Nvidia graphics card in the laptop? If this is the case, then why are there a bunch of Nvidia files on it? If this is not the case then how do I get the card working, I see it with a Error Code 43 in device manager.

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I have the lenovo y510p (59370015). It has a disk drive in the Ultrabay. Does this mean that there is no Nvidia graphics card in the laptop? If this is the case, then why are there a bunch of Nvidia files on it? If this is not the case then how do I get the card working, I see it with a Error Code 43 in device manager.

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Ok, so here's a long story. Purchased a Thinkpad T530 5 years ago. Configured it with two drives that came from Lenovo (one in main HDD bay, another one in Ultrabay - one was IIRC Hitachi and the other one Toshiba, can't remember which was installed in which bay). OS was Windows 8 Home (installed on HDD in main bay) which I sported for a only few weeks since I was confronted with Ultrabay HDD constantly (every 5-10 minutes) parking its head (clicking noise). Being unable to successfully resolve the issue I decided to ditch Windows 8 and install Windows XP 32-bit (also on the main bay HDD). Problem? Gone. In the meantime, I decided to sport a dual-boot system and installed Windows 7 Ultimate (64bit)  on the Ultrabay HDD (in the meantime I replaced the Ultrabay HDD that came from Lenovo with a WD 7500BPKT drive). Problem? None whatsoever, probably because the HDD was constantly in use since it had a OS (which became my main OS) installed on it. Fast forward to a few days ago. Bought a Crucial MX300 2TB 2.5'' SSD and installed it into the main HDD bay. Purchased a SAMSUNG 850 EVO mSATA SSD and installed it into the mPCIE slot. Left the WD 7500BPKT HDD in Ultrabay. Installed Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit) onto Samsung mSATA SSD and? Problem with Ultrabay HDD constantly (not as frequently as other people using AHCI+Windows+Intel Rapid Storage drivers were reporting though - once every 5-10 minutes in my case vs once every minute or so as reported by other users) parkin... Read more

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Hi Since I changed to Windows 10 (completely new installation), sometimes the HDD in the Ultrabay gets detached after wake up from sleep. First I can hear it turn on, then it goes off and a notification tells me that the HDD was removed. I've tried all sort of drivers (Lenovo, Microsoft, Intel RST 12.5-12.9) with no luck.It worked without any problems in Windows 7 (with Intel RST 12.5 driver). Is it a known problem?What can I do? RegardsVone

A:UltraBay HD missing on wake up with Windows 10, T5...

Good day.Please provide your system model name/number (don't post your serial number, though), otherwise it will be difficult for the community to assist you. We will also be able to confirm that your post is in the proper forum.Regards.

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