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T470 unable to detect M.2 SSD 2242 after updates inlcuding BIOS

Q: T470 unable to detect M.2 SSD 2242 after updates inlcuding BIOS

Hi, Yesterday, I did all available updates including BIOS pertaining to T470, thereafer T470 is unable to detect the Transcend M.2 SSD 2242. The M.2 SSD 2242 was working fine prior to the updates. Anyone can advise? Thank you.

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Just received a new T470 and installed a 256GB M.2 2242 HD. However, the computer is not recognizing the HD.  I saw another thread mentioning that Bios version 1.30 gave some issues, but checking my system, I have 1.28. Do I need to upgrade to 1.29? Or is there something else I need to do? Thanks!

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Hi, everyone,  I purchased the T470 last month. My T470 has M.2 2280 256G SSD. I want to add a M.2 2242 SSD on the WAN slot, but I have browsed the forum, somebody had BIOS issue after they added a M.2 2242 SSD on the WAN slot. It is said that add a M.2 2242 SSD  on the WAN slot is ok after I read the user guide. So, I am confused that adding a M.2 2242 SSD on the WAN slot can work normally?? Could anybody give me some suggestion? Thank you very much.

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I finally got my m.2 cable and tray to swap out my 2.5 to an m.2.  I installed and can see the 960 pro in the BIOS fine.  However it seems the 2242 SSD has disappeared.  Does this laptop not supporting having both populated? (It worked fine with a SATA 2.5)

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Hi, everyone,  I purchased the T470 last month. My T470 has M.2 2280 256G SSD. I want to add a M.2 2242 SSD on the WAN slot, but I have browsed the forum, somebody had BIOS issue after they added a M.2 2242 SSD on the WAN slot. It is said that add a M.2 2242 SSD  on the WAN slot is ok after I read the user guide. So, I am confused that adding a M.2 2242 SSD on the WAN slot can work normally?? Could anybody give me some suggestion? Thank you very much.

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Hi,I have a new T470 sitting here. I'd like to use a 2242 SSD (128 or 256GB) in the WWAN slot to run my system off, and also - as a separate data drive - use a 2.5" SSD that I have in my current work laptop .Are there any official recommendations, or a positive experiences as to which 2242 drives are compatible with the T470? I know there have been issues with the T450 and 460, so I'm reluctant to just buy one to realize it doesn't work. Thanks,Michael

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Hello, I am planning to buy T470,570 or P51s (not decided) with 500GB HDD. Can I buy a 2242 m.2 SSD from another vendor and have the Windows installed in that SSD and simultaneously use the HDD. I assume this wouldn't need any extra adapter. Read threads saying BIOS upgrade killed the m.2 2242 SSD and that made me skeptical about this. Please advice.

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Hey there, I have an Emachines 14170 w/ winxp home.

It went unused for nearly 2 months while unplugged.

Today, I plugged it in to format the harddrive and reinstall windows XP pro, and The computer will only beep for 10 second or so intervals. No display or anything.

The disc drive still ejects and the like, so I asked a techy friend, and he said the best problem would be it was bumped while unplugged and a few wires are loose inside. Second best would be it may need a replacement battery. And it could very well be a memory problem.

Is there a non-intrusive way to fiddle with this before I crack the case? I've never opened up a system and I'm hesitant to do so.
 

A:Bios unable to detect a thing.

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I have a Dell Latitude E5430 and when I run"Automatically detect driver updates for your system"it down loads the 5530A16 BIOS which fails during the install with a,

Error: Unsupported System ID Found.

Cannot update a 'Latitude E5430 non-vPro' with a BIOS for a 'Latitude
E5530 non-vPro'

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Hi I've done following to troubleshoot this issue :-- update T420 BIOS to latest version- download "Intel 520 series__irmfuu_lenovo_3.1.0_pc1.exe" from "https://support.lenovo.com/my/en/solutions/ht076644"- download "Solid State Drive Firmware Update Utility" from "https://support.lenovo.com/my/en/downloads/migr-69806" However, T420 still unable to detect the ssd.Then I used my wife laptop (Lenovo G405), and suprisingly G405 BIOS is able to detect the ssdInstall Win10 and execute "Intel 520 series__irmfuu_lenovo_3.1.0_pc1.exe" but error no drives were found ( even BIOS able to detect the ssd )Create bootable firmware cd with "Solid State Drive Firmware Update Utility" and boot in T420However, ssd is still unable to detect Does T420 support Intel 520 ssd ( https://www.harddrivebenchmark.net/hdd.php?hdd=Intel+520+180GB+SSDSC2BW180 ) ?  SSD working fine in G405  

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I have been fighting this infection for a week with complete system rebuilds. Bios reflash followed by low level format, followed by a bios reflash and reset and a new install of windows Microsoft must think i'm build pc's here... NONE of the commercial utilities can identify this @#$!@#$! NAV, AVG , pc house call, spybot, spysweeper.Most recently tried to install PREVX - but it gets blocked during installation.The worst thing is that I can't recover my data drives as ever time I do BAM - re-infection.HELP!Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 11:01:55 PM, on 30/01/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCDsrv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Command Software\dvpapi.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXEC:\P... Read more

A:Bios Virus Unable To Clean Or Detect

Hello altered2222 and welcome to the BC HijackThis forum. There are no indications of any viruses or malware in the log. It is clean.

How about a little more information.

- What exactly is happening (popups, error messages, what)?

- What is reporting an infection and what infection is it reporting (file names, infection names etc).

- If everything is fine until the data drives are reconnected or reinstalled then if there is an infection it would point to being on the data drives. Have these been scanned with anything prior to copying or reinstalling any data from them?

Post back with the information and we'll see where we should go from there.

Cheers.

OT

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Hi. I've just received my T460s and a Transcend 2242 512GB SSD card, but unfortunatelly this ThinkPad doesn't detect the SSD at all. I'm disappointed because I was sure I read somewhere that it was technically possible to do that on the WWAN M2 slot, but now there are other reports telling it's not working. My question is: is this a hardware limitation or is it possible that a BIOS update can enable SSD support on the 2242 slot? This would be ideal to me so that I can have Windows 10 and Linux with dual boot, without sacrificing storage. Thank you.

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I recently downloaded the Windows 10 update, and it installed fine. I then downloaded a driver app which updated most of my drives for me, a few weeks later I encountered WHEA errors whenever I would watch videosWhen the errors stopped occuring, I was unable to receive any Wifi Signal (only Ethernet Network was available), the driver for the wireless connection apparently 'dissapeared' and it seems that the computer is not able to detect the Wifi card anymore...I have tried downloading all the necessary drives for the wifi card, also tried to roll it back from windows 10 to the OS it came with (win8), all to no avail...Any help?

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Hi all, new to the forum. After browsing a bunch of similar posts with the same issue, I couldn't find one with my situation, and I'm hoping to get some insight before I do anything else. I bought this computer about late April of last year and haven't had any major hardware problems until now. Towards the end of last month I encountered a problem with my battery on my Lenovo T470. It ran out of battery and was in the power saving mode then I plugged it in, it lit up a little bit as usual but then went back to not charging (Windows 10 alert 3% left or whatever the lowest percentage alert was). Didn't think of much, next day, I thought it charged for the night, didn't. Couldn't start it up because it didn't charge, so I had to use an outlet to run the computer, then I get the battery gauge with no charging animation and a Lenovo alert for battery plugged in but not charging. I tried doing those reset techniques advised on other forums (taking battery out, holding power buttons, etc etc). No luck. I read about bad battery life spans and with getting a new one I can at least eliminate it being a battery problem. I went ahead and bought a new battery that came today. Put it in, still computer plugged in, not charging. I checked forums about power management and my settings are not in airplane mode. I tried uninstalling the ACPI compliant control method battery as another technique I saw on the forums, but that led to no success either. Since it is not a battery problem ... Read more

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Hi All, Am I not paying attention to older BIOS of T470? Because I've noticed below: Evaluation Only?Is this correct info? And is this showing on older BIOS versions?  Thanks!


























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Looking for help to get my new T470 booting from a secure USB, that requires two boots to get to its functions (Ironkey). I've stopped the fast start. But cannot do boot from it. Was so easy on my [email protected], all I did there was hit F12...

A:T470 unable to boot from USB

Hi rockwood,Warm Greetings & welcome to Lenovo Community, happy to have you here.As I understand that you have query regarding booting your T470 from external bootable USB drive.
Have you tried to disable Secure Boot from BIOS menu? Please check in BIOS>Security>Secure Boot>Disabled.
 
I hope the above information helped you.
Please feel free to post in Lenovo Community Forums if you have any further queries!
 
Regards,Prabhansh_______________________________________________Tap that Kudos button if I helped.If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"!

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Hello all, I unfortunately spilled coffee on my T470 and the keyboard at this point is no longer in action. Rest of computer seems to be fine. (fingers crossed). Being this is my work computer I have gone ahead and purchased a keyboard replacement opposed to trying any other cleaning methods. Here is my issue, from what I have read I need to disable the internal battery from the BIOS before pulling and replacing keyboard. I am having issues with this as my f1 key is not functioning and my external keyboard is not getting me to the BIOS when I reboot the computer. So Im not sure how to excactly disbable it. Any advise? Could I just unplug the power, pull the removable battery and let the internal battery drain?  Side note, the current keyboard is acting finicky, sticking keys etc/interfering with external keyboard. Its not aweful but its annoying. Can I pull the internal keyboard before I get the replacement and just use the external one? Thanks for the help in advanced.   

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Hi, I've been trying to order a T470 online (both on the education store and standard lenovo store) but when trying to customize a configuration, the page returns an error message ("invalid configuration" followed by "price below floor price"). Is there any way around this? I have tried different browsers and different machines. Cheers,Alex

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Hi, I've been having an issue for a while now where I cannot update my BIOS from version 1.30. I additionally appear to be having issues with the Intel ME: PS C:\DRIVERS\WIN\ME> .\MEInfoWin.exe -verbose

Intel(R) MEInfo Version: 11.8.50.3448
Copyright(C) 2005 - 2017, Intel Corporation. All rights reserved.


Windows OS Version : 10.0

Table Type 174 ( 0x AE ) found, size of 0 (0x 00 ) bytes
Table Type 222 ( 0x DE ) found, size of 72 (0x 48 ) bytes
Table Type 14 ( 0x 0E ) found, size of 42 (0x 2A ) bytes
Table Type 134 ( 0x 86 ) found, size of 15 (0x 0F ) bytes
Table Type 16 ( 0x 10 ) found, size of 25 (0x 19 ) bytes
Table Type 17 ( 0x 11 ) found, size of 103 (0x 67 ) bytes
Table Type 19 ( 0x 13 ) found, size of 33 (0x 21 ) bytes
Table Type 14 ( 0x 0E ) found, size of 14 (0x 0E ) bytes
Table Type 222 ( 0x DE ) found, size of 72 (0x 48 ) bytes
Table Type 14 ( 0x 0E ) found, size of 42 (0x 2A ) bytes
Table Type 134 ( 0x 86 ) found, size of 15 (0x 0F ) bytes
Table Type 16 ( 0x 10 ) found, size of 25 (0x 19 ) bytes
Table Type 17 ( 0x 11 ) found, size of 103 (0x 67 ) bytes
Table Type 19 ( 0x 13 ) found, size of 33 (0x 21 ) bytes
Table Type 14 ( 0x 0E ) found, size of 14 (0x 0E ) bytes
FW Status Register1: 0x8030404E
FW Status Register2: 0x340D0006
FW Status Register3: 0x00000020
FW Status Register4: 0x00000000
FW Status Register5: 0x00000000
FW Status Register6: 0x00000000

CurrentS... Read more

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Hi all, we've received T470 and x270 which are delivered by default with SecureBoot enabeld.I found out that it isn't possible to set SecureBoot to disable by WMI. But we have to deploy Win7 and this is not working with Secureboot enabled and CSM disabled.Does anyone has an idea how this can be solved on a WinPE x64 environment?I also don't understand why it is possible to change the Secureboot option by WMI on M710q but not on ThinkPads. Thanks for your help. Best regards

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So I jumped out to the T470 20HD downloads and noticed BIOS version available is now 1.43. I currently have in my downloads version 1.44, I've searched and have not found a reason for this. Does anybody know why this was pulled? DETAILS1.44      (N1QUJ13W)  1.44 (N1QET69W)      1.30 (N1QHT48W)   01    2017/12/25<1.44> UEFI: 1.44 / ECP: 1.30- [Important] Enhancement to address CVE-2017-5715.- (Fix) Fix an issue where user cannot enter Bitlocker Pin code by using Bloomberg 4 keyboard.- (Fix) Fix an issue where system cannot boot with USB 3.0 Ethernet adapter or ThinkPad Docks        with USB Ethernet device.- (Fix) Fix an issue where Operating System cannot recognize custom ACPI Table.- (Fix) Fix an issue where Wireless LAN connection is not recovered after restart or        hibernation when Wireless Auto Disconnection is set to Enabled.- (Fix) Fix an issue where system does not boot from LAN by Intel AMT. Thanks,Bob













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A:T470 20HD BIOS Recalled?

Update was pulled on Intel's request, as new CPU microcode make system unstable. More information below:https://support.lenovo.com/uu/en/solutions/len-18282

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After I have updated the Intel managemet Engine 11.8 My computer takes 60 secunds before I can hit Enter to enter the bios. Then another 20 sec to launch Windows. Therefore I have tryed to update my bios from 1.39 to 1.42 BUT when the computer tryes to reboot it enters hypernation mode or something. The led in the power buttom pluses slowly and I need to remove battery and hit the reset buttom to restart the computer. I the created a flashdrive to boot from but it is the same If I restart the computer from windows normaly - it reboots. How can I prevent the computer to enter hibernationmode on restart while updating the bios? 

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Hello,I just got my new laptop T470,and I found there is no TPM config page in bios setting,but for experiment I need to open it ,so could you send me one TPM Enabled bios setting config backup file if you have T470?,appeciate so much if you can help!
 
for get a backup of bios settings,please use SRSETUPWIN tool to backup a bios config file,you can download it from lenovo's offical site which url is
https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/LAPTOPS-AND-NETBOOKS/THINKPAD-T-SERIES-LAPTOPS/THINKPAD-...
 
and,simple unzip it type "srsetupwin64.exe config.bak /C" in the command console

then you get a config.bak file in current dir,Really very appeciate if you can send me this file!!
 
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A:Chinese sale version of T470, no TPM config page in bios

Hi balabalabalaboo, and welcome to the Lenovo User Community!
 
What kind of experiment are you hoping to do?

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Hi, I have the ideapad 300-14ISK (80Q6) were it comes with a HDD of 1Tb, I recently updagre it with a 250Gb SSD from Sandisk, and the computer does not detect the HDD at first power one, but if I restart with ctrl + alt + supr it restarts and then loads win 10 without problems. bios version is: D5CN43WWEC version is: D5EC43WW I have reset default settings, enter the secure boot to setup mode, reset factory ec from bios, swap to legacy (just testing because win 8 and up must be on UEFI) and nothing works but problem was very identified because only happend when is SSD and detect until second boot. if I power on, then power off and then power on, it be considered as two cold power on so it does not detect HDD, for detect drive must restart after the first boot does not detect in order to work.  

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As the title says, top right USB port on my T470 doesn't work after BIOS v1.42 update when device is plugged in on boot.  Non of devices power up when plugged into that port. Naturally there's nothing in dmesg. This is not OS-dependent since devices don't power up in BIOS screen as well. The other 2 ports still work as expected. Restarting doesn't help. After some cold boots the ports starts working again. This never happened with previous BIOS versions.

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I need to make a Windows 7 Enterprise (32-bit) USB boot stick for our new T470's. (20JM-0009US). Using my personal workstation (not the new laptops), I did the following:=======================================I extracted the 32-bit ISO to my hard drive.I used DISM to open the "boot.wim" and "install.wim" files.I used "/add-driver" & "/add-package" to add the following:   - Ethernet driver   - USB 3.0 driver   - Windows NVMe hotfixes  (KB 2908787, 2990941, 3087873)   - Intel Rapid Storage Technology (iRST) I still get a "No CD/DVD device driver found" when trying to install Windows 7.  My research says this is caused by the installer being unable to access the storage. I downloaded the Windows 7 32-bit Chipset driver for the T470's, but the driver is an .EXE format and 7-ZIP is unable to extract any usable files from it.  I believe this may be my problem. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated!!!

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I couldn't find a BIOS category so I figured this forum was the closest fit with my problem. In a nutshell, my Dell Dimension 4100 BIOS is claiming my drive that has been working without incident for a year is suddenly "not installed."

I've been using a Dell Dimension 4100 P3 1 GHz for a couple of years without problems. One of my other computers randomly decided to stop working (another story altogether), so I used the Dell to do analysis on the drive. Since it was a SeaGate hard drive, I used SeaGate's online scanner to scan it for errors because I suspected it was faulty. I also did some virus scans. I restarted a little while later, and the Dell computer would get stuck on the Dell post screen. It wouldn't even go into BIOS after I hit DEL (it would freeze). So I flashed the BIOS (A11 from Dell's website) after reading some threads stating that maybe I had screwed up the BIOS (I was really confused as to why things were messed up). I still had the same issue where it would get permanently stuck after the memory testing on the post screen, and wouldn't let me access the BIOS.

I did some more reading, and read that hardware components could be messing up the computer load process. It turns out, my CD-Rom drive was faulty or something, so when I removed it, BIOS was accessible. However, now I faced a new problem: BIOS doesn't recognize the original drive that was in the Dell, which is connected to a PCI slot via a ... Read more

A:BIOS doesn't detect HDD: BIOS Virus?

Promise Ultra TX2 ATA controller card sounds faulty to me.
Try moving it to another PCI slot
Try CS instead of Master (even though it has worked on Master before)
Try resetting the bios jumper
Try dispersing all voltage to the M/b by holding the power button in for 30 secs whilst the power cable is out
Lastly test with another ATA controller card
 

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Hello,

I own a HP Pavilion Tablet with Vista Business. I haven't noticed it until just recently that the CD-ROM drive disappeared off device manager. In an attempt to remedy the problem (hoping it was a software problem), I do what I usually do: rstrui. When recent restore dates didn't work, I turned the clock back the oldest state I had, which was back in late September. Next thing I knew, it wouldn't boot properly. It would pass the initial stage but would eventually end up on a blank screen. However, the cursor is visible (and movable). I can't progress through this point. BIOs is unreachable and it cannot boot from CD. I am unsure as to how to proceed from here. Any help would be appreciated, thank you.
 

A:Unable to Boot; Unable to detect CD

First and foremost, read your manual as to how to do a system recovery. There will be a key or key combo to hit when powering up like F11 or whatever. This starts the system recovery.

Note many of these will overwrite ALL data on the drive. If there is info you need ie work files, data files, etc; I would pull the drive and slave it to a working system. Copy whatever data you need. Reinstall the drive and do the recovery.
 

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HP PAVILION NOTEBOOK STUCK ON RESTARING AFTER STARTING UPDATES THEN MESSAGE UNABLE TO COMPLETE AND MESSAGE UNDOING UPDATES.

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My P50 is on my way home, and I have a M.2 SATAIII SSD (Transcend MTS400), it's 2242 length, I want to install it on P50, please kindly comment whether this is possible? I heard the M.2 interfaces beneath the keyboard CANNOT support SSD? If so, can I insert it into the M.2 Slot into SSD slot (D surface) without drive bay? together with the initiate disk.  WIll it be stable?  


























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A:Possible? 2242 M.2 SSD on P50

the wwan slot will not support an ssd

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When I search for new drivers using Dell System Detect, it says 2 drivers are available, however I already installed these updates:
9350_Chipset_Driver_6X18P_WN32_30.100.1519.7_A00
Chipset_Driver_MX1JJ_WN32_11.0.0.1162_A01
Why could this be happening? I am on a Dell XPS 13 9350. 
Thanks,
Mark

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I need help. All of a sudden the BIOS in my puter will not detect my CDR/W. All was fine untill the other day. I noticed that the drive did not show up in windows, so I started looking to see what the problem is. Here are the facts and what I have done so far:

1. There are 2 hard drives on the primary IDE controller and 2 CD drives on the secondary IDE controller.

2. The CD rom shows up, but the CDR/W does not.

3. They are on the same cable. I swapped the cable from the hard drives to the CD drives with no help.

4. I've changed jumper on the the CD drives from slave to master and back, no love.

5. I've removed the CD rom and had only the CDR/W on the cable, using both connectors, no love.

6. I've installed the drive in another computer and it works.

7. The drive has power and the door opens and closes normally.

Is the secondary IDE controller poop? Why dose it see one drive and not the other?

Please help, I'm not sure what to do next.

What I've got:

Home built PII 350 (yea I know it's old)
Tyan S1854 board w/award BIOS
512 mb ram
2 hard drives, 30 gig (parted 10 gig and 20 gig) and a 2.6 gig
2 IDE CD drives (56x cdrom [working] and Acer 12x8x32 cdr/w [not working])
Windows xp pro
 

A:BIOS will not detect CDR/W

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I built a new computer by using ASUS A8V-MX motherboard and AMD64 Athlon 3500+ CPU, I pull the FD, CDR and 40 gb Maxtor HD from my working old computer, the BIOS detect the FD only but no the CDR and HD, so I went out and bought a new Maxtor 300gb SATA HD and a new CDRW drive, the BIOS detected both new hardwares, I was able to load the Window xp and get the computer working, but the old CDR and HD still not detected, any ideas how to get the old hardware working?
 

A:BIOS did not detect my old CDR and HD

Set the master/slave jumpers and the IDE cable correctly.
 

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i got a 2.5" toshiba hdd +5v n 0.7a

bought a casing
fix it and connect to my pc using usb (y cable)

i attached both the both the usb connector to my pc to ensure there are sufficient current as is a rather old hdd from compaq m2000.

was doing so to backup my friend laptop as it doesnt boot up (showing a blue screen of death)

my pc is able to detect (with pop up on the bottom right) showing toshiba xxxx

but i waited under "my computer" nothing appears.
it only happen to appear once after dunno 10x of reconnecting but when i click on the drive, it hanged my whole pc.

what could be the problem?
insufficient current?
compatibility of casing?

thanks for the help in advance

Cheers
Colin
 

A:unable to detect ext hdd

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Hello,

I recently flashed my BIOS to upgrade and the computer crashed (checksum error) on reboot was requesting BIOS password. I erased CMOS memory with jumpers. Then the computer was able to get to BIOS setup. It does not detect the hard drive, though it does detect both the floppy and the CD. It reports both primary master/slave as not detected. I have tried to resore custom defaults and load optimal defaults without any improvement.

I have used PEbuilder to try to boot from the CD-ROM, and it will boot to a Windows type environment. In that environment, I can access the C: drive (hard drive) and view the files, so it appears that the drive is working fine, only it is not being detected by BIOS.

Since the initial BIOS flash crashed, I have since done recovery with the latest version of BIOS, without any improvement.

I have an intel D865PERC motherboard

Please help!
 

A:BIOS won't detect HDD

remove your HDD cables and power cable from your mother board then start the computer without the HDD attached when the POST is finished and you het an error, power off , re-attach cables and power on computer again. if not working manually detect your HD in the BIOS.
 

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I woudn't exactly call myself a newbie at computer hardware and setups, but i'm feeling very confused and puzzled at the moment, unsure of what to do next.

Following a HDD failure (on my 500GB) i recently bought a new 2TB hdd, a Samsung Spinpoint Ecogreen F4 2TB. But this Hdd couldn't be detected on my Bios. I have an Abit Fatality FP-IN9 Sli mobo, with on chip sata controllers, and was using both the 500GB and a 1TB HD (non raid) concurrently with no problems at all.

My plan is to use my existing OS on the smaller drive, leaving the larger capacity one merely for storage. But when connecting this samsung 2TB Hdd into my setup, it simply woudn't get detected in the bios setup, upon going inside and auto searching, the search "hung" on the respective sata port, like bios knew something was there, but coulnd't find it. As bios couldn't recognise it, windows had no chance.

As well as checking the obvious sata cables and power inputs, i also tried hotplugging it from a usb caddy, avoiding the whole sata interface from the mobo's pov. Yet the drive still couldn't get detected in XP, like it usually would as "mass storage device".

Assuming the HDD to be faulty, i sent it back, simply wating an exchange. But upon testing, i was told the drive is fully working and was given a refund instead (not what i really wanted, but oh well).

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When starting my XP (approx 5 years old) pc the boot screen stops at detecting hdd (it doesn't detect or go any further).

I turn off the computer, turn on again and then the BIOS DOES detect the IDE hdd. Is this a hard drive problem or perhaps a power supply problem or anything else?

Appreciate any advice on this one.
 

A:BIOS does not detect IDE hdd

Could it be a poor connection. The copper in the connector does get oxidated with time and that is why the important ones need to be gold-plated.

Pushing it out and back a few times could be the cheapest maintenance you can carry out, with the system powered down of course.
 

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I've built my first build, and everything went cool and awesome until I tried to install Windows 7. Apparently my BIOS cant't seem to detect my hdd, on which I want to install Windows 7. The strange thing is that the BIOS detects my optical drive, but no hard drives what I've tried.

My motherboard is an Asus HM110-A, the Hdd is a Western Digital (WD) Green 2 tb.

Thanks!
 

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Hello. i read many of the posts about similar problems but could't find something to help me. i have an old pc (Celeron 700MHz, QDI Advance 9 motherboard) and have connected on it only one ide HD. it is a WD 20Gb.
The problem is that i get the classic "disk boot failure, insert system disk..." error at startup. i've entered bios and realized that it doesn't recognize HD not even when set to auto or manually. i tried to flash my bios but problem remains. after that i tried to set Delay for HDD to 15 sec but this didn't helped either. the connection are all ok i have triple checked them and i also used new cables just to be sure. i have removed jumber and also tried on cable but again no luck. the HD works ok though on other pc so it isn't HD problem. the thing that makes it all more confusing is that i tried to install windows XP pro and the installation saw the HD and even formatted it (!!!) but when i reboot to continue installation from HD i get the same message. if anyone has any idea that would help me i would be grateful !
 

A:Bios does not detect HD

Can you boot the HD on another PC? You could have a corrupt bootsector - that doesn't necessarily prevent using the drive as a slave.

Did you try the HD on both IDE channels? You should test the HD with the WD diagnostics utility (on the PC that does find the thing).

Windows is very picky about partition tables etc. You could try wiping the beginning of the disk using some disk wiping utility or just trusty dd command in any unix OS.
 

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I just purchased an old 486 66 mhz computer. It was cheap and it was just something to play with. It came with two hard drives. Both hard drives work and they are able to hold information and I plugged them both into my 400mhz pentium II computer and loaded win 98. I put one hd on the 486 computer and it boots up. (slowly but it boots up) then I try the other hard drive and whenever it tries to boot up it gets the error, 'unable to auto detect hard disk'. I think it might have something to do with the bios or something. I tried going into the setup and and it won't let me enter in the information for the hard disk. (1056 cylinders 16 heads, etc...)

What's going on here??? Please assistance....
 

A:Unable to detect HD

Many older BIOS can't handle larger hard drives.

You can get around this using software, like EZDrive. You can get it for free from the utility section of my website.
www.rkfdcore.com

This will create a boot disk - just set BIOS to drive type 1, boot with this disk, and let it configure the drive.

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I?m currently updating the BIOS of some Lenovo ThinkCentre M83 PC´s and I came across a problem. The Flash UEFI BIOS update (provide by Lenovo) worked almost perfectly on the first PC´s, despite it didn?t automatically open the console and started the flashing process.Anyways I did go on with my work. Almost all other PC´s had the problem that when the second phase (yellow font)/ afudos.exe imagefb.rom /defans /capsule /b /n /r /sp started the afuwin.exe stopped working (it crashed). It seemed like the Update wouldn?t get done this way so I decided to try it with the USB Flash method, also provided by Lenovo, but it also didn?t work. It says in the second phase ?15 - Error: Secure Flash function is not supported on this platform? Last but not least I tried to update the BIOS with the CD-ISO but when updating with this method it says that the BIOS-Version is too old. Some information about the system: ThinkCenter M83Type: 10BE0003GEOS: Windows 7 SP1 64bitBIOS-Revision: FBKT73AUSBIOS last Updated: 01.April.2014 Furthermore Information what I found out:BIOS-Revision seems to not matter (same version but some worked some not)Doesn?t matter if BIOS is set to UEFI only or Legacy onlySecure Boot also seems like it doesn?t matter if it´s on or notWhen the afuwin.exe crashes it only writes a return codeI use the update provided by this Page from Lenovo (Update: fbjycpusa)https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/de/de/downloads/ds035753 Thanks... Read more

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Hi,
This is my first post, so please be understanding.
When I run Dell System Detect on my XPS 13 9360 it tells me there are two downloads available, Chipset: Intel Management Engine Components Installer and Chipset: Intel Chipset Device Software Driver.
I have on a number of occasioins installed these components and received the messages:
Installation complete Restart required 2 drivers downloaded and installed successfully. I have installed them from a browser and by downloading to a local drive and running the install from there.
The O/S is Win10 64 bit and I run the install as a local admin.
Any ideas why it presents the S/W every time I run System Detect?
Thanks in advance,
John

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New WinPatrol 12.2.2007

Detect Changes to Windows Automatic Updates

There has been a lot of controversy lately over the Windows Automatic Update feature. First Microsoft made change some files used in the Auto Update mechanism on a users machine without ever making it an option. Now, Microsoft has been accused of making changes to the Windows AutoUpdate settings. Some claim during the last Windows update their configuration was changed to “Update Automatically”. Microsoft denies the accusations. Others report that Microsoft One Care or other application make changes for you.

WinPatrol has a long history of monitoring unique settings that most other programs don’t worry about. Many new WinPatrol features are requested by users but a lot of changes are based on things I want for myself. I thought “Hey, I’d like to know if something changes my Automatic Update settings”.Click to expand...

More Info:
http://billpstudios.blogspot.com/2007/10/detect-changes-to-windows-automatic.html#links
 

A:New WinPatrol 12.2.2007, Detect Changes to Windows Automatic Updates

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