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Lenovo Z 580 BIOS not detecting HDD

Q: Lenovo Z 580 BIOS not detecting HDD

My laptop Z 580 doesn't detect HDD .On checking in BIOS setup HDD status is not installed. On restarting several times But problem is not solved , .Everytime I switch on my system I have to try several times. I have restored defaults in BIOS menu, still same problem.BIOS VERSION-5FCN34WWKBC VERSION-5FEC32WWSystem Memory-4096 MBplease reply the solution as soon as possible..

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Lenovo G500 - BIOS stopped detecting DVD-RAM Drive
In fact DVD Drive has worked properly about 10 months and now disappeared from BIOS. DVD is also not visible in Device Manager.
DVD Drive is integrated in laptop. When I push the DVD?s button, LED indicator flashes and tray ejects. When I place a CD and close the tray, the LED indicator starts blinking and a noise of rotating can be heard. After several seconds the blinking stops first and noise after that.
My question is if there is any way to check whether the DVD Drive is really broken and needs replacement or something in my BIOS settings is wrong?
The BIOS was recently updated to the newest version available in Lenovo Support. That caused no problems with DVD Drive and it worked normally.
A week ago I updated successfully Windows 7 Professional x86 to Windows 7 Ultimate x64 via Windows Anytime Upgrade (not using DVD). After that I haven?t use the DVD drive until today. I am not sure if it is possible that Window upgrade to cause DVD Drive to disappear from BIOS.
Computer is Lenovo G500, Product: 20236, Serial: xxxxx, BIOS: 78CN23WW(V2.03)
Any advice will be much appreciated.
Moderator comment: Serial number(s) removed to protect member from mischief.

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A:Lenovo G500 - BIOS stopped detecting DVD-RAM Drive

hi Mavros,
Welcome to the Lenovo Forums.
AFAIK, if the DVD drive is not detected in the BIOS then it's likely that the device is malfunctioning / failing (the mechanical parts that turns ON the drive and spins the disc maybe operational but the circuit board that stores the firmware maybe faulty)
More info:
ODD Mechanical Parts
What you can try is to boot into the BIOS, press F9 to load factory settings (this resets the hardware components connected to the machine) and press F10 to save and exit.
If resetting the BIOS to factory settings doesn't work, I recommend you contact lenovo and report your findings as you may need to get a replacement DVD drive.
Support phone list

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Hi all,

I have a problem on my hands unfortunately..

I have myself a Lenovo h50-50 and it is listed under my system specs. I went to turn on my PC after replacing my hard drive in it, and no screen whatsoever upon boot. The monitor does not turn on at all. I noticed that my led keyboard and everything else lit up fine and I could tell the PC booted because it took a while of holding my power button to turn it off.

What I've tried:

-put in another gpu
-reseat the camos battery
-change power supply unit
-unplug hard drives

I don't know what's going on because I remove my gpu and the PC boots with the screen lighting up. Everything is normal except for the gpu when I put it in my tower.

Any help would be greatly appreciated and I will gladly mark this as solved if it is fixed.

A:Lenovo H50-50 not detecting gpu

I found this:


Could my gpu's just not be supported by this motherboard? Should I just get a gpu in the list? Which one should I get then if I should?

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It was seriously working about 5 mins ago. I turned it off and then turned it back on to burn something when all of a sudden computer isnt going into Windows, and BIOS doesnt detect HDD's. What can I do to fix this problem? Please help.

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i have another problem my hard disk is detecting from the bios but it not seen in the my computer or even in the disk managment tools or in deivce manger

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When I boot into BIOS and select standard CMOS Features It says that both IDE Channels are empty. Yet when I go into the boot RAID menu it can detect my HDD. The HDD Is a seagate ST1000DM003 1TB 7200rpm. Ive been looking for some time now and cant find a way to fix it.
System info:
Hexa core Amd Phenon II
8 gigs ddr3 Kingston Ram 2 4gig sticks.
750 Watt Power supply
G-force 560 Video Card
Gigabyte m68mt-s2p Motherboard
Seagate 1TB ST1000DM003 HDD

Thanks to anyone willing to help a noob with his problem.

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If the SATA controller is in RAID mode then the drives may only show up in the RAID utility and not in the regular BIOS, this is not necessarily a problem.

Also, IDE generally refers to an older technology that uses wide ribbons to connect to the drives, not the thin SATA cables that your hard drive uses, it may be a left over from a similar board that use to have a PATA/IDE controller as yours does not.

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I have just installed Windows 7 to my second hard drive. On my first hard drive I have got Windows XP. When I go to the OS selection on bootup windows7 isnt there.

So i have to disable my first ahrd drive in order to load up windows 7 because wints xp is set to default.

If I load windows xp and try to choose windows 7 as default OS in the GUI I cannot because Windows 7 is not in the drop down list...

Anyone know how I can manually make windows 7 the default OS so I can enable my first hard drive, because I want to have access to the data on there whilst using windows 7.

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There should have been an option path at the time of install of 7 to setup the dual boot. Now you will have to either manually modify the bootloader (bcdedit) to include both, use a different bootloader (GRUB) or what I would try becasue I'm lazy is the EasyBCD bootloader modification program (http://neosmart.net/wiki/display/EBCD/EasyBCD+Documentation+Home) even though 7 is not officially supported yet.

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The ami bios on my ecs k7ama (duron 1100, 384 pc133 sdram) motherboard only detects the 40g Maxtor (ata133) drive as ata33, so I only get udma2 in windows. It ran fine at udma5 on an older board. The new 80 wire cable is fine I think - the bios detects it, or rather flags the fact that I've not got one fitted on ide2 which has a 40 cable connected to a single cdrw drive. On the latter I only get multi-word dma 2 in windows. What can be happening? I've flashed the bios to the latest update so the settings were reset, but I've enabled dma , re-detected drives and enabled 32bit mode for them all in bios. There is no setting to manually adjust for ata speed. Are there other settings likely to affect detection, or could there be another reason?

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Hey all. I recently decided to build a new pc seeing as my old one was very out of date.

I got it all working fine apart from the SATA HDD i bought.

Currently i've got it running on an old IDE HDD thats just too small for my needs so i got hold of a WD SATA drive and i'm really getting stressed over this thing.

When the drive is plugged in and i go into the bios the section where the drive is displayed is blank yet i press enter and i can go into the next menu where i can choose to auto detect the drive. When i auto detect it nothing happens.

My IDE Optical drives and my IDE HDD work perfectly.

I have tried reinstalling win xp and putting on the sata/raid drivers but after the F6 part where you have to press s to choose the driver i get two options one for a nvidea storage driver and the other for a raid driver. If i choose the storeage driver it says it has encountered a problem.

If i go for the raid driver the windows installation carries on until it goes to boot up into the desktop and i get a blue screen of death denoting a hardware failure.

I have an:

ECS mobo
AMD Athlon 64 4200+
2 GB 800mhz ram
Gforce 8600GT
40gb IDE HDD

Please help, i'm running out of hair to pull out.

A:BIOS Not Detecting HDD

OK, if the bios does not detect the drive, you are wasting your time with drivers, reinstalling windows, etc.

Have you tried a different sata cable?
Have you tried a different sata power connector?

You may just have a failed drive.

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Hi All, My back up drive has stopped working, here is what happened

1) The drive was being detected in the bios and showing in My Computer, but it was not possible to access it and it caused a major slow down of xp.

2) Now its not showing in the bios or My Computer, but the drive is spinning , i am going to try a new ide cable , any other ideas would be appreciated before i try to reover the data


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I have 2 x 4GB RAM cards instslled into my asus m5a78l-m motherboard and when im in my bios it only shows as detecting 4gb of it. Im on 64 bit windows 10 and when in resource manager it says the 8gb is installed but 4gb is hardware reserved. I have tried running msconfig and unchecking the max memory box but that doesnt help. The bios has been updated, ive tried switching the ram cards around etc.
I havent been able to find an help on any forums.

Please help, ive been trying to solve it all day

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Hi guys. I have a Lenovo laptop. I tried to clean the fan from gpu and then I turned the laptop on, without the fan plugged, and my pc have died for some hours. After that, it was running hard, and I reinstalled the windows. That didn't helped. I installed the drivers and it didn't found my NVIDIA 920m gpu. I think it's from the motherboard. That means it have to be replaced? Thanks. Sorry for my bad english.

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I have buy Lenovo Yoga -500 which come with Windows 10 pre-installed. I have contacted new laptop to my HP monitor via HDMI to VGA convertor. But my laptop is not detecting monitor. I have already checked following.Adaptor working fine with Windows 7 LaptopHDMI port of new Laptop working with my Samsung smart TVI have update the windows 10 with latest version Please help on the same.

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Hi, Have Lenovo G40-70 with Seagate 500 GB HDD. Lenovo solutions center scan has shown hard disk failure.  SMART Status Test PassedTargeted Read Test PassedRandom Seek Test PassedFunnel Seek Test PassedSMART Short Self Test Failed SMART Drive Self Test Failed In order to repair the disk, I tried using Seagate DOS tool (even changed the controller to 'compatible' mode. also tried AHCI mode as well ) but it didn't detect hard disk in DOS Tool.  Has anyone faced the same problem ? Please help. Shan

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hi to everybody..my problem was my pc..the bios not detecting the harddrive, when i starting to choose into the bios menu (boot)..when i set it into primary and slave, the booth of this are not functioning and stil disabled.

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thanks for everybody who gonna help me.......(_")

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just built a computer and it's not detecting my sata hard drive. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I'm really frustrated

pc specs

asus a8n sli motherboard
1 gb ram
western digital 120 gb sata hdd
amd athon 64 3500

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did you install the drivers?

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I have an Aspire 3050 running XP, which when booting, gives the message 'Operating System Not Found'. I have checked the BIOS and neither the hard drive nor the optical drive are detected, the USB ports are also inactive, the hard drive works fine in another machine.

Memory check is good and there are no beeps on POST. Any advice on possible causes or further checks would be greatly appreciated.

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Zoom in on this, it helped me eliminate a lot of potential problem I might have been having

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Hello everyone Merry Christmas.

As a gift for a buddy of mine i've promised to fix up an old computer in an effort to aid with his career as an oil painter (access to Fineartamerica, research, etc.).

But at any rate; I've done a bit of swapping around of hard disk drives and cd drives and whatnot and have decided on a very basic config. using a single hard drive in the Master slot and a single cd drive in the slave.

The problem im seeing is that the Bios is not detecting either of the drives, or perhaps very briefly then disapppearing.

At first i thought it may have been the cmos battery, because the drives would appear at first and then disappear immediately, but i've purchased a new cmos battery and its still doin the same thing.

For a while i thought i may have had the wrong jumper settings because the hd drive didnt label them, but i checked a diagram online of an identical drive and its set at the master slot; and the cd drive at the slave.

I've tested it with several IDE cables in multiple channels and it still gives me the same message when turned on 'Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key'.

also, the disk drive opens and functions properly when IDE cable is not connected, but when it is connected it doesn't appear to be getting any juice.

any thoughts?


A:Bios not detecting IDE devices

What's the motherboad make/model?

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Hello, I installed a new Hitachi 1TB HD in my PC. The drive show up in Disk Management but not in the Bios or Boot Menu. It show up in DM in Diskt 1 in front of a smaller HD (Logical Drive). The New HD is labeled "A" I have posted screenshot.

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Very strange as it shouldn't show as drive a which is a floppy disk. You say it's new but who has created the partition and logical drive?

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Hi, ive just upgraded my Lenovo G500s ram by swopping the stock 1x4gb stick with 2x8gb sticks (corsair vengence, 1866MHz, DDR3). 
Problem ive is that the bios is only recognising 8gb instead of the 16gb it should be seeing...
I've tried removing 1 stick at a time to check if it's a bad stick or bad ram slot,  but then the bios is only reporting 4gb per stick.
Do I need to configure some settings somewhere?
Greatly appreciate any help. 
Serial number is: ******
Mod's Edit: Serial number removed from public view to protect owner from its unwanted use.

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Hi, I reinstalled window 10 Pro to Factory and now Lenovo companion application is not detecting any need for drivers.I have to install the new driver manually when they come out.On the home page of Companion App my system product number and serial are detected and accurate. Is there anything to be done to reste the baseline to allow the system to dectec delta in the driver version? thanksLaurent 

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Purchased the T470s with 4G LTE modem. The Sierra wireless EM7455 is clearly visible in device manager with no errors and can be turned on and off, but it won't detect any SIM-cards (have tried updating, restarting, different SIM-cards), but nothing. Only asks to enter the SIM-card, but does not detect it when inserted. 

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Bought a new Lenovo V330-15ikb just in November and the pre-installed windows 10 has corrupted.Was using it one day and it suddenly shutted off.After that it wont boot, troubleshooting advanced options wont work, boot menu manager options wont respond as well.Tried reinstalling windows 10 using custom install and the Hdrive is not detectable.Tried installing or loading drivers as suggested on a Youtube video and none worked as well.Any ideas exactly what is wrong or it can only be resolved by an expert.

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Hi sir, Please I need immediate response. In bios HDD is detected not by boot or OS This all was working good. But suddenly form yesterday morning iam stuck here. Laptop keeps restarting & when I tried to reinstall windows. In partition area laptop doesn't detects drives & tries automatic repair. It shows system can't be repair automatically. & In system restore it shows ' Operating System : Unknown . Please help. I have loads of imp data in my HDD capacity 500GB. Waiting for help

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Hey guys,

This has been a frequently reoccuring issue. At the moment I have two hard drives I use on my 10 month old computer. Everytime I shut down my computer and try to reboot it I recieve and error message similar to "Reboot or select proper Boot device or Insert Boot media in selected Boot device and press a key". When I open BIOS to check on the issue one of my hard drives is never dected, but the other very frequently is (sometimes neither are detected).

To solve this issue I have been powering down my computer for about 30 mins then I'd try again in the hope that it would detect both that time. When they both have been successfully detected I then have to navigate my way to Boot>Hard Drives then swap the 1st hard drive with the 2nd so on Boot>Priority the 2nd is the one showing. However, the 2nd hard drive that I speak of is the one that is rarely detected. This is rather frustrating at times and I would like to solve the issue as soon as possible as it seems to be getting progresively worse.

I currently don't have any external hard drives plugged in. I have swapped the hard drive cabels around from hard drive to hard drive (I tried unplugging/re-plugging first) and the issue is still occuring.

Any help or suggestions will be very much appreciated. If you would like further information I will try my best to answer.


A:BIOS not detecting one of my hard drives

Is this a Windows XP O/S system?

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So one day, I decide to see just how far my CPU would overclock. I started at 140MHz and worked my way down...None of them worked until I hit 133.
Then, as I decided to go through a full boot-up, the post-POST check pauses on "Detecting Primary Master", then doesn't detect it. It detects my slave, the 20GB Seagate, but not my master, the 10GB WD.
So, I reboot and enter my BIOS. Nothing out of the ordinary except the lack of a Primary Master and the boot sequence has been shifted for my slave, which didn't have an OS on it.
It looked as follows:
Primary Master: None
Primary Slave: ST80...
and the CD-ROMs are fine.
So I select the Primary Master, PM, and I change it to "Auto" then go over to the detailed description of the PM, where you change the # of heads, platters, cylinders, blah blah blah...
So here's the wierd part. It showed up fine! No problems whatsoever. It read "WDC#####" at the top.
So everything looks fine, and I reboot.
The after POST boot sector check fails again! It reads nothing for the PM, and I get an error message that says "Primary Master faill, press F1 to continue or DEL to enter setup"
So, I finally had to reinstall Windows on my slave, and that's where I'm at now! Ugh.

A:Wierd problem w/ my BIOS, not detecting my HDD

Sounds like that old 10GB just decided it was time to give up the ghost. Is the drive spinning up when you boot?, do you hear any noise from it at all?

You could try Mr. G's freezer trick if there is data on there you really need. Know though, its a one shot deal and may or may not work.

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Hello BC, this is my first post here, and im desperate!

Basic Problem description : Computer is an HP desktop running XP. When turning on computer, after bios screen, the words "operating system not detected" appear. When inside bios setup, primary master, slave read "none". Both cdrom floppy are detected. Both hard drives inside the computer are not detected

Full details : (sorry about all the details, but i wanted to give all the info i could)

A friend of mine asked me to install a virus scanner for her because she was about to get the internet at her house for the first time, so I took her pc to my house. I installed malware bytes and avast, then did an overnight full scan with avast and it detected around 78 infected files (including a rouge/fake virus scanner). Shes says she had gotten the computer from a friend some years back so i guess they had gotten the infections then and my friend had just been dealing with them while playing her games. I just deleted them all, then proceeded to do a windows update. The computer hadnt been updated for many years, as it still had IE 6 i believe. I installed service pack 3, and then did a restart. When it came back up it started my avast bootscan that i forgot i had scheduled. The scan detected a virus in the temp internet files and asked me what i wanted to do, however i had not plugged in the keyboard and after plugging it in It would not detect, so i had to do a reset. After turning it back ... Read more

A:BIOS not detecting Hard Drive

update. I found an old ide 2.5 inch laptop hard drive and stuck it in there with an adapter. it detects it, but gives the message "hard disk is not system drive" or something similair. The bios still does not detect the HD with windows on it. I have done a scandisc with the western digital specific utility and it detected no errors, and i used the one that windows provided and it detected nothing. The bios does however detect the the blank extra hd that was in there now (seems to detect it every other time). I cant seem to get the computer to boot from cd though (with windows repair disc), even though ive changed the boot order, it might just be the disc though, ima burn another one. Any other suggestions please?

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My pc had suddenly decided to not recognising any of my Sata drives.

Win 7 32 bit, 4 gig ram, asus psn d motherboard,ati sapphire 1g pci card, 1 250g western digital Sata drive 1 x 1tb seagate hdd. Sata DVD drive

Yesterday my pc froze up while surfing the web, so reset it and that where the problems started

It only recognised one of the hdd then wouldn't boot got a bsod uncountable boot volume. So opened up the case to check if the cables where loose, nope, so decided to run a repair via the recovery console. Didnt detect my o/s at all ask me to install the correct drivers grrrrr. So stripped the pc down swapped the Sata cables to see if that was the problem, no joy at all would only find one Sata drive and DVD drive. Then it wouldnt recognise any of them, so swapped out the Sata DVD drive for an IDE drive. The booted up nothing bar the DVD drive. Have now come to a cross roads don't know what else's to try. Managed to boot via a USB drive with Linux and everything system wise, pcu, gpu etc works, but still no Sata drives.

Done some digging online and some ideas are not a big enough psu, faulty Sata cables, but swapped in an IDE hdd and nothing again.

So any ideas or pointers would be great, missing my pc, skyrim needs my attention

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Hi jayjay291077 and welcome to W7 Forums

Is the date/time showing correctly in the BIOS (you will need to press F2 or Delete on powering up - see the screen/manual for which key to press) ?

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I am have a problem where Windows XP will not recognize my mouse and keyboard, even in safe mode. They function fine in the BIOS and Win XP Recovery Console, but they will not function in WinXP. I have tried multiple keyboards and mice, but none work.

Any suggestions?

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Which ones are they.. make/model?
Have you tested them on any other computer to see if they work?

You may need the drivers that come with them in the CD or from manufacturers website, if MS doesn't provide them.

Can you check in Start>Run>type: devmgmt.msc, hit enter, under Keyboard and Mice to see if they're detected, and if so, right-click>properties to see if its says its working properly and under "Resources" tab to see if there are any conflicts too.

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First off: wow, what a big and interesting community that I didn't know about. I'm going to school for computer network systems and becoming a permanent fixture here looks like it might be fun and rewarding.

I currently have an HP P6320f. The specs are available at CNet. I'm unable to retrieve them due to my current predicament.

So, last night the computer froze up on me and I thought it was an issue with Chrome. I tried to bring up the task manager and Windows 7 blue screened on me. I had to forcefully shut it down and everything went well until today. The system froze on me again, but it gave me some kind of disk error. When I tried to boot it up again I got this dreaded "please insert boot disk" error.

I thought for sure that my hard drive was having issues, so I ran the diagnostic from the HP start up screen. The CPU and RAM were good, but it gave me a BIOHD-8 error on the hard drive indicating it was failing. I wasn't satisfied, so I burned a Seagate diagnostic boot disk on my other computer and popped it into the DVD drive.

The software booted fine and it could see the hard drive, but it froze up halfway through the scan and I had to force a restart. This time while booting up I got another "insert boot disk' error and I was completely confused. There was a bootable disk in the DVD drive. When I restarted, I hit F10 to go into the BIOS setup and, sure enough, neither drive was detected.

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I got a dilemma here,

Trying to do a clean download of Windows 2000, I just bought a new HD for it. For some odd reason, the bios screen can detect it if I go into setup, but when I try the install from Windows.....it gives me the dreaded "Blue Screen" and says that Windows cannot find a drive with sufficient drive space.....I just got an 80GB HD....what gives?

A:Solved: Bios is detecting my HD, Windows does not.

try booting from a windows startup disk and format the drive, then attempt the windows install again

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My windows 7 ruuning on 2.1GHz , 3 GB RAM used to show blue screen while tryingt o watch any movies. It used to get stuck.

Also in Bios it occasionally stopped detecting the hard disk. also system time used to get slower time to time. after 2-3 weeks, now the hard disk completely stopped detecting and only DVD drive is showing in boot option. earlier I could get it detected after rebooting it copuple of times. Now it comepletely stopped detecting

Is it a hard disk failure issue ? or Bios battery becomes too low ? can someone guide me on same ?

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Hello and welcome tomcatic fist of all mate how old is the machine and some more specs would be real handy.

Find these with Speccy - Download < from piriform

send some screen shots if possible as it would be good to see what the temps are doing too.

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two weeks ago i dug out my old compaq v4000 dead laptop out of the closet when a dell laptop from my shop fell off a table and broke . the compaq died a couple years ago and a computer repair shop said the processor was shot so anyway the dell laptop had a pentium m 1.73ghz 479 533 mhz processor and the compaq had a celeron m 1.3ghz 479 400 mhz so i took both apart and put pentium m in compaq hit the power button turned on got into windows works good . well when i checked the bios it shows 1.3 ghz instead of 1.73 ghz checked manual it should support 2.0 ghz 533 mhz i did a bios update still shows the same. the ram is 1 gb pc2700 ddr 333mhz could this be the reason.i would switch memory with the dell but its 2 gb ddr2 5300 or somthing like that i just know it would not hope someone can help me out

A:bios not detecting new processor speed

Your full speed isn't showing up because you are using PC2700, but you need PC4300.
PC4300 runs at max 533MHZ, while PC2700 runs at max 333MHZ.

You wouldn't be able to use the DDR2 ram, as it isn't compatible with DDR slots.

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Hey there. I'm using a brand new PC with Windows 7 Professional (64bit).

My motherboard is the Asus P6X58D Premium Motherboard.

My problem is this:

My brand spankin' new PC uses a fresh 500g Western Digital SATA drive. This drive is plugged into the SATA1 port. The OS is installed on this drive.

After conducting the installation and checking that everything is hunky-dory I decide to pop in my "older" (3 months) 500g western digital SATA drive. I have it placed in the SATA2 port. This older drive came from an older PC that used Windows XP. Admittedly I am very new to this sort of maneuver, I sort of assumed that the BIOS would just detect the second drive and that I could just transfer over all my old data, regardless of the OS that was on it.

And yes, I have tried several of the other SATA ports just in case SATA2 was malfunctioning.

My question is this... Why isn't the BIOS detecting this older drive? How can I cause it to detect so that I can have both drives at my disposal?

Any and all help will be greatly appreciated :)


A:BIOS not detecting 2nd SATA drive


You have tried using the working SATA cable on the non-working drive?
And vice versa?
Make sure that all the plugs are plugged in firmly especially power.
Make sure that the drive does spin up when you turn the computer on.
If you have access to another PC check if the drive can be read on a different machine.
This sounds like it could be an error in how the BIOS is set to detect the drives, but as always it pays to check the simple things first.


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I started with two harddrives (40gb & 20GB) I used Ghost to clone 1 to the other. Changing the boot sequence in the BIOS I was able to boot from both drives seperately.. (I thought). Someone just told me that cloning drives in Ghost creates something like RAID 0 and both drives are needed to boot. AS it turns out I cannot boot from either drive when it is the only drive installed.
When I added the new 80GB drive using WD Data Lifequard instructions for creating a bootable drive I copied over the files from the 40GB drive. Unknown to me at that time, I could not boot from the 40GB by itself.
At this time I can only boot if I have both the 40 and 80 GB drives installed.
How the heck do I create a bootable drive. Both drives have the boot files installed, but when attempting to boot with just 1 drive the BIOS does not detect it. Help Help Help
WinXp Pro--AMD 2100--Asus A7v333-x--512 Mem-

A:BIOS not detecting hard drive

Vanmol, I am not an expert on harddrives, but after seeing your first post about an Active Drive, I was curious about this subject. I did a lot of digging and your not the only one that has problems after cloning XP. Nothing illegal here: You buy a new bigger drive, clone XP to it, then format the original drive and use it for backup and storage. It seems that the main problem is: "Before you first boot the new drive you have to remove the original drive". XP writes to the MBR's and the registries with disk information, and is now confused. As to how to fix your situation, I don't have the answer, but thought posting may invite answers from others. Check out the caution note about halfway down the page: http://ghost.radified.com/norton_ghost_4.htm

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Hi forum,

I take out the HDD, when I stick it back; the BIOS didn?t detecting the HDD.
How can I set the HDD at the BIOS? The option drives i/o isn?t editable.

I need urgent help...


A:Portege 3500 does not detecting the HDD at the BIOS

Try to access the BIOS and set it back to the default settings. Don?t forget to save the changes. ;)

A friend of mine had a similar issue and the BIOS default settings was the key.

So check it out

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Hi,I have cloned the old 1TB HDD that came in this laptop, to a new Samsung SSD 850 Pro.I have installed the drive, and it won't boot.Before trying all the usual cloning issues, drivers etc, I went into the BIOS, and the BIOS is not seeing the SSD.I updated the BIOS to the latest version, and still nothing.I have installed the SSD in another laptop, and its fine, I have put it in a caddy and onto this laptop with the original disk booted, and it sees the disk - it just doesn't like the SSD installed on the sata port.Does this version of the BIOS not support SSDs? Any ideas greatly appreciated. Thanks 

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I have an older Gigabyte mobo, still on SATA2. There were 3 settings in the mobo that deals with IDE vs AHCI, I changed them all to AHCI. I also notice in the BIOS where it says "IDE Master 0", my SSD isn't listed there, it just says None. When I rebooted, there was an additional post screen that says it's searching for AHCI devices, then it says it didn't find any. I installed windows 8 anyway and it worked. I used AS SSD benchmark to confirm that it is running AHCI and aligned properly. So, according to that, I'm running on AHCI, but everytime my computer boots up I still get that same message: searching for AHCI devices and not finding any. What's wrong here?

A:SSD seems to be running in AHCI but BIOS not detecting?

Same is happening with my MB (check my sig), it doesn't show in boot menu but it's there when choosing default boot drive. My guess is that they were not ready for SSDs at the time. I scared me first time I put SSD in, thought it was DOA. It does show properly when in IDE mode but that's not good for SSD.

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Hi, I have a Lenovo Y50 laptop I purchased back in 2014 that has worked very well since then. Recently though, the wireless has been dropping and not picking back up. I need to have it plugged into ethernet constantly if I ever want to use the internet. When I do network diagnostic troubleshooting, it usually picks the signal up again for a minute or two but then it drops again and cannot find the networks. I did the hardware scan on the lenovo website and it told me that all of my components were working fine. Does anyone have any recommendations on how I can fix this? I did try a lenovo support thread that told me to enter some things into the bios but since I did that, I don't really notice any difference.

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I have govt gifted Lenovo B460e Laptop. I already removed old both OS. I freshly installed Windows 8 using Bootable Pendrive. Now I think to install new OS using Bootable Pendrive but my Laptop not boot ing Pendrive for OS Installation. If i try to boot from Pendrive. Show Black Screen and go to the windows OS Login Window and also Setu Utility (BIOS) protected with password. I dont know also Setup Utility Password. I also checked Bootable Pendrive with another Laptop its working fine with it. Kindly help for installing new OS using Bootable Pendrive.

A:My Lenovo B460e Laptop not detecting Bootable Pendrive

hi Santh93,
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
Try using other Pendrive (Other brand)
   This might be compatability issue with the format
Or the BIOS is se to load a proper UEFI boot. If this is the Case you will really need to enter the BIOS and set it to boot as legacy for it to boot on your flash drive.
With the BIOS Password, the only thing I can think is to call Support team for assistance.
Solid Cruver

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My z50 laptop's dvd drive is not detecting dvd's or cd's. Am using windows 8.1. Before it was working fine. Now stopped. Tried uninstalling the driver s/w, restarted many times but sill same.  Any one pls tell me what's wrong? Regards,Vandana

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Have a Lenovo T450 with Windows 10.  Its used every day at the office to connect to the wireless network at the office.  We are working remotely today and it will not detect the Verizon wireless Jetpack we have with us. Knowns:The Jetpack is working correctly, we have a Macbook Pro connecting to it with no issues.  Have verified all settings in the Jetpack, and nothing is mis-configured including number of users ect ect.The T450 is able to see other SSIDs, and is able to connect to them with sucessful connection to the internet. This machine has never connected to the jetpack in the past, so something is preventing it from seeing it.  Any thoughts?      

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Have a Lenovo T450 with Windows 10.  Its used every day at the office to connect to the wireless network at the office.  We are working remotely today and it will not detect the Verizon wireless Jetpack we have with us. Knowns:The Jetpack is working correctly, we have a Macbook Pro connecting to it with no issues and its been in use many times in the recent past with multiple windows 7 machines as well.Have verified all settings in the Jetpack, and nothing is mis-configured including number of users ect ect.The T450 is able to see other SSIDs, and is able to connect to them with sucessful connection to the internet. This machine has never connected to the jetpack in the past, so something is preventing it from seeing it.  Any thoughts?      

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Tried everything----------1.Installed driver given on Lenovo product page. 2.Downgraded Bios and Tried,doesn't worked. 3.In Win 8 it was Broadcomm driver installed.I tried installing it seperately ,but it says driver not detected.PS:I know driver version and all.My Friend is having same laptop with win 8 What to do.....Help please....Kudos for help

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hey guys, please help
yesterday night i formatted my friend's lenovo laptop with Win7 Ultimate, All went perfect but when the desktop appear, i looked upon the network icon on the right bottom of the taskbar a cross sign appeared on it.
Solutions -
1. i tried updating the drivers through device manager - NO result
2. i downloaded the wifi software from the lenovo drivers site - During installation messaged appeared "There are no match driver for the hardware"
3. I reformatted the Laptop again - NO progress
4. I even uninstalled the drivers from the device manager and restarted the laptop "in a hope it will install automatically" but still nothing.
5. And its a good image - not broken/fixed/nothing - its ****ing perfect.
6. I used it soo many times to format my/friends/family/others PC's all are working perfectly. I dont understand how did thing happened!
7. I even installed the same image in my vmware just for to be sure if its not corrupted, but it was installed and working fine with all drivers running.

SO please help guys. Give me some solutions

A:Lenovo Wifi Hardware not detecting after Win7 Formatting

A long shot but maybe?

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