Over 1 million tech questions and answers.

Need to Upgrade:Lenovo G470 laptop(4Gb ram, 500Gb hard disk i5)?

Q: Need to Upgrade:Lenovo G470 laptop(4Gb ram, 500Gb hard disk i5)?

Hi there, I am planning to upgrade my lenovo G470 series laptop.I am planning for 8gb or 16gb ram and harddisk 1Tb or 2Tb.Upto how much ram my laptop supports.?Should i buy two 4Gb ram or jus needed only one 4Gb ram(Not sure how many ram chip is inside 2 x 2gb or 1 x 4Gb)? Can i implement a SSD hard disk instead normal hard drive?.Will this upgrade will be supported by my laptop.Will it be worth it after all these years(6-7yrs)?How much will it cost in India for the above upgrade? thank you,Hari Sankar

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 200
Preferred Solution: Need to Upgrade:Lenovo G470 laptop(4Gb ram, 500Gb hard disk i5)?

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

RELEVANCY SCORE 82.4

Hi, recently i just found my old laptop -G470. I need a laptop to do what my pc can do , so when Im not home i can bring the laptop out. What i need is i can photo editing and video editing without any hiccups in the between. Is it possible to upgrade my G470 to what i need or I should just go buy a new laptop. Anyone can help me out here ? Just give me the best hardware that compatible with G470.Thanks in advance.

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 81.6

Hello, I have a Lenovo g470, and I was wondering if it would be possible to get an Ivy Bridge processor. The manual says the following ones are compatible: Intel I7-2620M 2.7G 4M 2c J1 PGA processor CPU.Intel I5-2540M 2.6G 3M 2c J1 PGA processor CPU.Intel I5-2520M 2.5G 3M 2c J1 PGA processor CPU.Intel I5-2410M 2.3G 3M 2c J1 PGA processor CPU.Intel I3-2310M 2.1G 3M 2c J1 PGA processor CPU. But as it Ivy Bridge are backwards compatible with SB, I wonder if I could get a 3ª processor and put in this mobo. If not, does it worth to change from i3 2310m to anyone of these above?? i5 2540m has 200mhz higher clock on gpu and i7 has more l3 cache(4MB), or should I just leave like this?? I appreciate any help. Thank you.  (Sorry for my bad english)

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 69.6

heloo dear...

i hv a 500gb toshiba usb hard disk..

i hv create 3 partition in 500gb hard disk..when i connect the hard disk then only one partition is detect and load but two partition is not detected and not load but the error is introduce like as "Format your partition then you use good\prrity ur disk?" so,plz what i should ?plz ans me

A:500gb usb hard disk

Sakhavatali, welcome to the windows 7 forum.

Have you taken a look at the disk management option in mycomputer/manage/disk management?

from there you might have to format the partitions.

rich

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 68

Lenovo z5170 hard disk sound . I can't remember that i have heard this sound before. it is very quiet sound .Is it normal?also i think it is a little hot on the right side where the hard drive is....

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 67.6

I purchased a P51s with 4 GB of RAM in a single DIMM. I want to upgrade by adding a second DIMM. For best performance, do both DIMMs need to be the same size and speed? Or can I add a larger 8GB or 16GB DIMM in the second slot? Does it have to be DDR4-2133 or can it be DDR4-2400 which I see online more often? For a hard drive, I would like to upgrade from the 500GB drive to a 512GB SSD. Which interface type do I need and which models are compatible with the P51s? Since Windows 10 comes pre-installed, and I don't think my current drive and the SSD can be installed at the same time, how can I transfer Windows 10 to the new SSD? Thank you!

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 66.4

ok so im dealing with a laptop and uppon buying a hard drive and putting it in and installing windows i get this annoying windows detected a hard disk problem popup each boot.

i know what it means but im not buying another HDD just got this today

i need a way to hide the error and please dont say

?Task Scheduler Library? => ?Microsoft? => ?Windows?. => ?DiskDiagnostic? or anything to do with gpedit because this is windows 7 home basic and does not have those options

also i force install the gpedit and it does not have a DiskDiagnostic tab. so i need another way around this

windows is acting 100% fine a i believe its a false positive to i choose to ignore the error.

A:LENOVO laptop Disable windows detected a hard disk problem

Well i found nothing to fix this issue so i killed it from the root. found the .exe that is responsible for the prompt "DFDWiz.exe" & "DFDWiz.exe.mui" and renamed it and prompt gone. had to go thought such extreme measures but hey it worked.

for anyone also looking on how to remove the message

i took permission of the whole system32, right click system32 folder with the take ownership.reg (provided below) then look for the 2 files "DFDWiz.exe" & "DFDWiz.exe.mui" and rename them to something like Old-DFDWiz.exe & Old-DFDWiz.exe.mui

then reboot. Done

Read other 2 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 66.4

I bought an XPS 15 9550 laptop in October 2015, with a 500GB SSD C: drive.  I need to upgrade that 500GB SSD to a 1TB SSD, but I'm concerned about compatibility with the BIOS, etc.  Can you tell me if Dell sells a compatible 1TB SSD drive or if I can find one at Amazon?  If you know of a source of detailed instructions for the physical upgrade and for moving the OS and contents of the C: drive to the new SSD, that would be greatly appreciated.  With SSD prices appearing to be falling, this sort of thing should be occurring more frequently.  Thanks in advance for your help.
Don Henderson

A:XPS 15 9550 Laptop - Upgrade 500GB SSD to 1TB SSD

The system uses an M.2 PCIe SSD - any will work.  In order to clone your system, you're either going to need an external hard drive (to hold an image of the drive) or some kind of USB to M.2 adapter so you can connect both drives to the system at the same time.  Be sure you turn OFF secure boot in setup (F2 at powerup) before making an image or cloning the drive.

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 66.4

My Dell Inspiron notebook hard disk is about to fail (SMART event warnings; Crystaldiskinfo status: bad)
I am still on Win 8.1; reserved upgrade to Windows 10; status is"we will let you know when your system is ready for upgrade".
I have a replacement hard disk available; how do I replace it without new Windows 10 licence ?
Do I need to need to re-install Windows 8 (with Dell OEM installation disk) and then upgrade to Windows 10; or can I do a clean install of Windows 10 (using Windows 10 installation media downloaded from Microsoft) on the new hard disk?
As I am entitled to an upgraded OS (Windows 10) - I should be eligible to install and use Windows 10 on a replacement hard drive. Please correct me if that is not right.
Thanks

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 66

Looking to upgrade GPU for 3D software needs (Not games). On the June 2017 compatibility matrix I only see the Nvidia Quadro K420 as applicable. That card does not have a high enough 3DPassMark for the software I am using. What options do I have to get a more powerful GPU for this machine? I only need 1 video out. Thanks! 

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 65.6

Hi Buddies

I am having a Tecra R840-13V, Part No: PT429E-01Q01UAR, Purchased at Oman and i'm currently living at Qatar. I am using this laptop since 2010 and i need experts advise on Hard Disk upgrade. The default HDD capacity is 500GB and i planning to upgrade to 3TB and planning to get genuine Toshiba HDDs. The issue i am facing i could not figure out which model of Toshiba HDD will perfectly suits for my laptop. Kindly advise which model of HDD i can go for my Tecra. Thanks in advance.

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 64

hi,

it takes almost 15min to boot windows 7 32bit clean installed window.after that some time works fine but most of the time when i open or close some window, it’s open like in slow motion but task manager shows ok(cpu0to5%ram36%of2GB without any background).I have spare fully working HDD so replaced but problem is same ,even BIOS is hanging.i have tried lenovo provided tool to test system and it shows all ok. cd/rom,wifi card and hdd is tested physically.ram is tested by memory diagnostic tool only.

need help!!!

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 64

Hello! Recently I upgraded my G470 notebook into win7, and my wifi is not working, the button is turned on and I installed the driver in the lenovo support center, I also installed the Energy Magagement program and etc, but when I press Fn + F5, the only thing that appear is the Bluetooth connection, which is turned on, but my wifi does not show there, and also, it does not show in the Device Manager... What can I do?It is enable on the BIOS as well.

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 64

I encountered the BSOD with the problem about atikmpag.sys It seems like I made a wrong choice about deleting it, (solution from internet searching)  and now the Display Adapters doesn't work anymore as you can see in the pictures  after deleting the atikmpag.sys during safe mode, It somehow resolved the problem about the BSOD and my laptop are finally starting properly now the problem is about the resolution, it's not the same anymore, it's too low and somehow the screen is blurry, as you can see at the Graphics section, the maximum resolution I can only choose is 1024 x 768, which is supposed to be 1366 x 768 (HD) if i'm not mistaken,   I need your help on how to fix this I hope i can turn it back to normal., I don't have a CD installer (if it is supposed to have one) to re-install it, and about downloading from other sites I'm a little bit concerned about that so I haven't tried it yet.. and it seems like Lenovo has its own installer... Pls help ASAP













Solved!

Go to Solution.

A:Lenovo G470 atikmpag.sys problem

hi jm9327,
 
Welcome to the Lenovo Forums.
 
The G470 with a dual GPU (Intel+AMD), uses a muxless driver (this is a custom driver that switches the discrete AMD Graphics to the Intel Graphics to save power). If you have installed a different driver, this may cause system instability (including BSOD).
 
If you're running on Windows 7, try the following::
 
1. Follow this guide on how to disable automatic driver installation.
2. Install these drivers in order (reboot if necessary)
   (1st)  - Intel Onboard Graphics Driver for Windows 7 (64-bit)
   (2nd)  - AMD Video Driver for Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit)
 
When finished, check if the yellow exclamation marks are gone under Device Manager > Display Adapters and observe the screen resolution adjustment and BSOD occurrence.
 
 
Let me know how it goes.
 
Regards

Read other 7 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 63.2

There's always a pop-up message that my Lenovo D: drive is almost out of space, I clicked it, cleared recycle bin, but nothing happened still, I manually checked on the drive but I'm afraid to delete these folders such as applications, drivers, etc.. please help me to resolve this... I would really appreciate your response..
 

A:How to free space on my Lenovo G470 drive D:

What is on the "Lenovo D: drive"?

Please attach a screen shot of the Disk Management window, as that sometimes helps us understand your issue. If you need help with that see TSG Posting a Screenshot. FWIW to take screen shots with Windows 7 or Vista I prefer to use the built-in Snipping Tool.
 

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 63.2

Hello guys, I try to be detailed as possible in this problem. While watching a H264 MKV AAC video using mpv using this parameters:mpv --vo=opengl-hq:lscale=lanczos3:cscale=lanczos3:dither-depth=auto my computer suddenly blue screen with this dump. [download here : http://1drv.ms/1ujkdR4], summary detail of BSOD(Nirsoft BlueScreenView): -- SOF OF BSOD --A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damageto your computer. The problem seems to be caused by the following file: atikmpag.sysSYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED If this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen,restart your computer. If this screen appears again, followthese steps: Check to make sure any new hardware or software is properly installed.If this is a new installation, ask your hardware or software manufacturerfor any Windows updates you might need.If problems continue, disable or remove any newly installed hardwareor software. Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing.If you need to use safe mode to remove or disable components, restartyour computer, press F8 to select Advanced Startup Options, and thenselect Safe Mode. Technical Information:*** STOP: 0x1000007e (0xffffffffc0000005, 0x000000000000ff00, 0xfffff880031af8d8, 0xfffff880031af130)*** atikmpag.sys - Address 0xfffff88004011b1a base at 0xfffff88004000000 DateStamp 0x4ff4eb9e--EOF OF BSOD -- After my unit restarts, the drivers is gone and display "Standa... Read more

A:[Help] Lenovo G470 video card problem.

Adding property (based on details):Hardware Ids:PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_0000&SUBSYS_397517AA&REV_00PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_0000&SUBSYS_397517AAPCI\VEN_1002&DEV_0000&CC_030000PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_0000&CC_0300Driver node strong name:display.inftd.Mfg.NTamd64:vga:6.1.7600.16385ci\cc_0300

Read other 9 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 63.2

As the Title says.... I have a 5 year old Laptop Lenovo G470 with a switchable graphicsIntel HD Graphics Family 3000 (which win 10 reads it)AMD Radeon HD 6300M series (which win 10 reads it) or "6730M" The Problem is everytime i try to install the AMD its causes BSOD when playing games and stop responding error when trying to watch videos....it works fine alone with just Intel HD Graphics Family...I tried:Installing 1st Intel before AMD in a fresh format (Which i read about the issue about AMD)....= Still having BSODInstalled latest drivers for AMD... = Still having BSODDid try to find to downgrade BIOS if thats the case = Failed didnt find lower BIOSdid the atikmpag.sys thingy... = caused me more trouble since it does not go to start windows so what im having now is just my Intel HD working... can someone help me with this issue... im not really that techy guy but i do know how to follow instructions

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 63.2

hey, i have an Lenovo g470 laptop with windows 7 Home Basic, Service pack 1, 64 bits and the webcam wont work. when i start up cyberlink youcam, it says: "Warning, No webcam detected. Try plugging in a webcam into your computer now. If you are using an integrated camera, make sure that it is turned on". It worked when i first got my computer for a few months, then it stopped. I havent used it for a few months because of this problem. Please help me! Any help is appreciated, thanks!
 

A:Lenovo g470 integrated camera not working

welcome to TSG.

Please do not create duplicate posts for the same issue. Closing thread, please respond at the one in hardware.

http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/1052268-lenovo-g470-integrated-camera-not.html

thanks,

v
 

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 63.2

hey, i have an Lenovo g470 laptop with windows 7 Home Basic, Service pack 1, 64 bits and the webcam wont work. when i start up cyberlink youcam, it says: "Warning, No webcam detected. Try plugging in a webcam into your computer now. If you are using an integrated camera, make sure that it is turned on". It worked when i first got my computer for a few months, then it stopped. I havent used it for a few months because of this problem. Please help me! Any help is appreciated, thanks!
 

A:Lenovo g470 integrated camera not working

Read other 9 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 63.2

hey, i have an Lenovo g470 laptop with windows 7 Home Basic, Service pack 1, 64 bits and the webcam wont work. when i start up cyberlink youcam, it says: "Warning, No webcam detected. Try plugging in a webcam into your computer now. If you are using an integrated camera, make sure that it is turned on". It worked when i first got my computer for a few months, then it stopped. I havent used it for a few months because of this problem. Please help me! Any help is appreciated, thanks!
 

A:Lenovo g470 integrated camera not working

welcome to TSG.

Please do not create duplicate posts for the same issue. Closing thread, please respond at the one in hardware.

http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/1052268-lenovo-g470-integrated-camera-not.html

thanks,

v
 

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 63.2

Here i comes again for another problem and need another solutions.

Why everytimes i plug-in the AC it only charge 50% batteries..That the max..

so is it normal? or any problem to my lenovo? before this it charge 100% but after i install new windows 7 ultimate it only charge 50%...please help~

sorry for my bad english~ ASIAN PEOPLE BAD AT ENGLISH

A:Batteries Charge only 50% for Lenovo G470, is it normal??

Which version of Windows you have shouldn't affect how your battery is charged up so it's probably just coincidence.

You may be needing a new battery. Do you have anyone nearby who can check the battery for you?

Your English is better than my non-existent Malaysian!

Read other 9 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 62.4

i has been bougth lenovo g470 friend's. with specs core i3.does the g470 I bought do not have dual graphics with AMD radeon?,because every i install amd driver, always failed.i check specs on google all article says it have a dual graphics.

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 62.4

After spending an inordinate amount of time searching the internet about my problem, and then contacting Lenovo (who told me it was hardware and I needed to return all of the laptops I bought), I managed to magically find the solution to my problem.  Since it wasn't documented elsewhere on the internet, I thought I'd create a post for it here. The problem I was having was that my Lenovo G470 laptop did not display Press F2 to Enter Setup during the boot process, and because of this, no amount of hammering the F2 button would allow access to the BIOS.  I attempted all of the standard fixes, pulled the battery, held power down for 30 seconds, removed the HDD -- nothing would cause this to appear.  Since it was happening on all 3 of the G470s we just purchased, I didn't believe it was hardware.  I reached out to Lenovo Premium Support, and after about 3 minutes of discussion, "Paul" informed me that all three machines were defective and would have to be sent back in for repair, and it would take 4-6 weeks for repair and diagnosis.   As I had been noodling around with the machines for a few days, ONE of the three ended up showing the bios options during the boot process.  At that point, I had been hitting just about every single key on the keyboard during the boot process, so I couldn't identify what it was that I did that caused the options to appear.  A little more troubleshooting and I figured it out: Lenovo G470 machines equip... Read more

A:SOLUTION: Press [F2] to Enter Setup does NOT Appear - Lenovo G470

Now that's a slick solution.
 
Dave

Read other 9 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 61.6

Please need help,

I can't found newest driver video card Lenovo G470 for Windows 7 Profesional 32bit

A:How to get driver Video Card Lenovo G470 with support Direct3D ?

You should be able to get updates from Lenovo support (Link below). In the Category drop-down select Video. In the Operating System drop-down select Windows 7. Choose the correct driver download for your video hardware.

Drivers and software - Lenovo G470 Notebook

Also, there's numerous other updates for your PC. You should browse the list.

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 58

Greetings,
 
I have an Asus laptop running windows 7 64 bit and this laptop came with 2 hard drives, each partitioned into two parts (C:\ & D:\ and E:\ & F:\).
 
I am transferring over 30GB of data from one drive (C:\) to the other (F:\)
 
Get this... the transfer rate is 1.2MB/s right now. Over 9 hours left to copy the 30GB. There are over 125,000 items but that still does not justify the 1.2MB/s
 
I am open to any suggestions but first, a few points.
Yes, I am sure they are two separate drives with those partitions.
Error checking showed zero errors on both drives.
This is the 3rd time I am trying a transfer.
Both drives are relatively empty (especially the F:\).
C:\ is my system disk.
The SMART data shows no read/write errors or overheating.
I have disabled the virus protection and all real-time scanning.
 
Again, I am very open to suggestions and checks. Feel free to post your idea!
 
 
Thanks in advance!

A:Laptop Hard Disk to Hard Disk transfer Extremely Slow

My experience with file transfers of the type you describe...is that the number of files doesn't matter...what matters is how large the files are.  Video files take much longer than text or document files.
 
Slow transfer rates between partitions/drives...can indicate a problem with either the partititon or the drive, IMO.
 
Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.
 
Louis

Read other 2 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 57.6

A hard disk partition of my Lenovo G50-70, which has a capacity of 1 TB, has been leading to system freezes for the past few days. Also, i can't copy several files from this partition to any external devices via usb. I ran a hardware scan in lenovo solution center and it failed 3 tests - targeted read test, random seek test and SMART short self test. I'm hoping to get any solutions for this from the experts here and any other users who have faced the same problem or know something about this. The result code of the Hardware scan - WHD01V00M-DL7W5M ?

A:Lenovo G50-70 failed 3 Hard disk tests during hard...

Hi RGN007 , 
 
Welcome to the Community Forums. 
 
Calling technical support would be able to decode error WHD01V00M-DL7W5M using specific internal tools but as it is very evident at the moment with the described performance issue , you may need to replace the harddrive.  
 
S.M.A.R.T. test is a harddrive integrity measure to alert users to backup their files as much as they can to avoid data loss before everything breaks down and make the harddrive unbootable. 
 
Check your warranty and give technical support a call for replacement harddrive. 
 
Hope this help answer your query. 
 
Regards

Read other 2 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 54.8

Hello,I have Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 (core i5, Nvidia GT 630M). I have hdd and DVD. Can I replace DVD driver and install SSD disk (like GoodRAM CX 200)? SSD will work istead of DVD? Thanks for any replies

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 54.4

   I know it is possible to upgrade the hard drive but I am reading about a M.2 SATA drive but not sure if my hard drive is a M.2. Please tell me.   If the image doesn't show it's a seagate momentus thin 500GB hard drive taken out of a HP laptop.

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 54.4

Hi,

The hard disk of my laptop T510 has carshed. This means that when I start my laptop, it does not boot up. It displays an error message that it is unable to access the hard disk. I tried putting that one into another laptop and it was unable to detect this hard disk. It is considering it as a raw disk.

Let me know how to resolve this issue.

Thanks,
Nirleo
 

A:Lenovo T510 hard disk crash.

Read other 6 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 54.4

Recently Lenovo sent me a new HDD to replace my damaged HDD. I was told that I can return the old, damaged HDD in 10 days after deleting all data. I am based out of Frankfurt, Germany and want to know the address to which the old HDD must be shipped. 

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 54.4

Hi, Yesterday, i bought a Lenovo G510 with a 500 Gb of Hard Disk. I want to upgrade the hard disk to a disk with more capacity (speed is not a problem).Does support Lenovo G-510 hard disk of 2 TB of capacity? What is the máximum capacity supported?.In the market there are 2.5" hard disk of 3TB ¿will be supoorted by the G510? (Sorry for my bad English)

A:Does support Lenovo G510 2Tb Hard Disk?

Hi Elecktrus,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
I?m sorry to inform you that the HDD (Hard Disk Drive) can only upgraded up to 1TB with the same specifications as mentioned in the below image:
Spoiler (Highlight to read)
Do post us back for further queries.
 
Best Regards
Shiva Kumar





Did someone help you today? Press the star on the left to thank them with a Kudo!If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"! This will help the rest of the Community with similar issues identify the verified solution and benefit from it.Follow @LenovoForums on Twitter!

Read other 4 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 54.4

Hi, my Lenovo g505s is not detecting it's own hard drive. I have already tried reseating the hard drive and that did not seem to work. Is there something else I can try?

A:Lenovo g505s hard disk not detected

Hi NeddyNelson , 
 
Welcome to the Community Forums. 
 
You can try to reset the BIOS default and check if BIOS will detect the harddrive. 
It may be the the harddrive itself is bad , so if you have another harddrive to test it with just to islate if BIOS would detect another harddrive. 
 
Hope you manage to abck up your data , you may slave the harddrive in an enclosure and test it on another pc to diagnose its integrity . 
 
reference for review
 
Update us how it goes.
 
 
Regards

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 54.4

I wanted to add a ssd in my laptop for os and keep my old hdd for storage purpose.So can anyone tell me if this laptop will support dual hard disk or not?

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 54

Just a little gripe, I have a Lenovo Yoga 700 and was very disappointed to learn that the 512gb hard drive in this unit cannot be upgraded. I tried several m.2 drives but it would not recognize any of them...I would like to go to 1gb and was looking to buy the 910 but if this is what I have in store for me..I will look somewhere else... is there any work around for this or has anyone had any luck finding a drive that will work. . It is an M.2 Drive.

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 54

Just a little gripe, I have a Lenovo Yoga 700 and was very disappointed to learn that the 512gb hard drive in this unit cannot be upgraded. I tried several m.2 drives but it would not recognize any of them...I would like to go to 1gb and was looking to buy the 910 but if this is what I have in store for me..I will look somewhere else... is there any work around for this or has anyone had any luck finding a drive that will work. . It is an M.2 Drive.

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 54

Hello, My hard disk broke. And now I want to buy a new disk and install windows again. But I want to make sure that the installation is going to be fine. I need to know the serial key windows license or all is automatic?  Best regards,  Daniel 

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 54

Last night, I fell asleep while using my laptop and later I guess the laptop went to sleep automatically. After I woke up, I turned on the laptop and the Hard disk started making sounds and the Windows crashed AGAIN!.. Prior to this, Few days ago, my laptop suddenly stopped working, I tried to format it but the computer found no bootable device. So, I went to the BIOS configuration setup and found that Hard disk is not detected. Then I went to the store from where I bought Lenovo Ideapad Y700 and they changed the Hard disk. It worked, but now after 15 days, I am having the same problem all over again.

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 54

Hi, I have Lenovo T430 Laptop and Harddisk is damaged and wanted to purchase a new one and need to know what is the proper harddisk size and brand to purchase. Laptop Serial Number is; PBLEYKY Thanks

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 54

I have a brand new lenovo ideapad 110-15IBR  and when i try to instal windows 10 in the BIOS information section hard disk [not detected] appear. Please tell me how can i solve this issue  to be able to instal the OS


























IMG_20170210_205430.jpg ?8167 KB

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 54

Hello. I have been using my Lenovo G480 for approximately 3 years and 2 months.OS: Windows 8.1 Processor: Intel Core i5 3210M @ 2.50GHzRAM: 8GB Motherboard: LENOVO INVALID (U3E1)Graphics Card: Intel HD Graphics 4000 (Lenovo) / 2047MB NVIDIA GeForce GT 635M (Lenovo)Storage: 931GB Western Digital WDC WD10JPVT-25A1YT0 (SATA)Several issues have been coming up for the past two weeks.1. The notebook overheats, going as far as to 80-90C. (It might have reached 100C, but shut down)2. It occassionally shuts down itself. (I assume due to issue 1)3. It has been giving KERNAL_DATA_INPAGE_ERROR quite frequently for the past week or so (almost daily).At first I suspected issue 3 to be due to the RAM, as I have received notifications to reduce running programs in the past, but the memory diagnosis showed no problems.So, I ran a hardware scan on Lenovo Solution Center and it failed the Targeted Read Test.I went through some event logs and the issue "The device, \Device\Harddisk0\DR0, has a bad block." has showed up several times too."The device UMDF HID minidriver Device (location (unknown)) is offline due to a user-mode driver crash. Windows will attempt to restart the device 4 more times. Please contact the device manufacturer for more information about this problem." came up too, I suspect due to my laptop crashing with KERNEL_DATA_INPAGE_ERROR.However, Speccy and SeaTools for Windows showed no issues.May I know how I should go about this? I understand that my hard disk most likely has ba... Read more

A:Lenovo G480 Overheating and Hard Disk Bad Sectors

ncem wrote:Hello. I have been using my Lenovo G480 for approximately 3 years and 2 months.OS: Windows 8.1 Processor: Intel Core i5 3210M @ 2.50GHzRAM: 8GB Motherboard: LENOVO INVALID (U3E1)Graphics Card: Intel HD Graphics 4000 (Lenovo) / 2047MB NVIDIA GeForce GT 635M (Lenovo)Storage: 931GB Western Digital WDC WD10JPVT-25A1YT0 (SATA)Several issues have been coming up for the past two weeks.1. The notebook overheats, going as far as to 80-90C. (It might have reached 100C, but shut down)2. It occassionally shuts down itself. (I assume due to issue 1)3. It has been giving KERNAL_DATA_INPAGE_ERROR quite frequently for the past week or so (almost daily).At first I suspected issue 3 to be due to the RAM, as I have received notifications to reduce running programs in the past, but the memory diagnosis showed no problems.So, I ran a hardware scan on Lenovo Solution Center and it failed the Targeted Read Test.I went through some event logs and the issue "The device, \Device\Harddisk0\DR0, has a bad block." has showed up several times too."The device UMDF HID minidriver Device (location (unknown)) is offline due to a user-mode driver crash. Windows will attempt to restart the device 4 more times. Please contact the device manufacturer for more information about this problem." came up too, I suspect due to my laptop crashing with KERNEL_DATA_INPAGE_ERROR.However, Speccy and SeaTools for Windows showed no issues.May I know how I should go about this? I understand that my hard disk most li... Read more

Read other 4 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 54

Hi,
 
I did a hard disk drive scan using Lenovo solution center diagnostics tool but ended up in failure. The result was very evident as the system started responding poor and Alt+ctrl+del doesn't work and every action is taking longer than normal time to complete. I still have extended warranty of 58 days left.
 
I got my laptop in India but imported from Thailand. I am currently residing in Australia. I dialed Australia customer care and they are conveyed that I need to contact Thailand Customer Care for this. Being a global company I didn't expect as I was expecting a quick solution. 
 
Can one of you, please let me know what needs to be done in this regard.
 
Regards,
Shan.
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.
 

A:G40-70 - LENOVO SOLUTIONS CENTER SCAN - HARD DISK ...

Hi tshanmuganathan ,
 
Welcome to the Community Forums. 
 
To avail of the in warranty coverage , it would be following the advise of Lenovo tech to contact the country as point of sale . Models and parts may not be available and / or not marketed to a particular country so International warranty would not be able to cover a particular laptop.
 
To explain more about IWS , you may review this article. 
Terms and conditions , international warranty lookup . 
 
Hope this helps answer your query,
 
Regards

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 54

I looked at the specs  http://psref.lenovo.com/syspool/Sys/PDF/Lenovo%20Laptops/Lenovo%20G50/Lenovo_G50_Platform_Specificat...and it mentions SSHD with 8GB NAND flash memory. 1. Will any 2.5inch SSD work with the Lenovo 50-45 model 80E30181US laptop?2. Is any brand like Western Digital better than others like Samsung for SSDs or they are pretty much the same quality?3. Do I need the mount bundle shown at with the SSD https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-2-5-Inch-Internal-MZ-75E250B-AM/dp/B00OAJ412UAny suggestions would be appreciated.

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 53.6

I bought a f500 series Compaq laptop... ok, It's originally with VISTA but the previous owner installed Windows 7 Ultimate in it. Runs ok and everything but I want my lappy to be in its original state. OK... here's the problem I spent HOURS and hours trying to solve without success...
I can't boot my Laptop from USB, CD-ROM, USB FLASH DRIVE nor External disk drive. I checked BIOS. I set the boot order like I'm supposed to, DISK > USB > HDD. Nothing happens.
I hit f10 for BIOS setup... or ESC for Boot order and I only see Hard Drive as boot option. No CD, USB... I tried to "repair computer" (F8) and I get no repair option, only restore option with restore points.
I have use Partition manager to check partitions. I am unable to install RECOVERY MANAGER. I get missing "HardDisk.dll" or when I install hdd.dll, I get error code that Recovery Manager is unable to run.
I have recovery Disks for both VISTA X 64 and WIN 7 X 64 and both are no use since I can't access those.

I tried to upgrade my BIOS F1.71 >>> Running the BIOS upgrade software I got from HP official site... I get to the point where the Software tells me it is creating a FLASH BIOS and I get immediately the blue screen with "memory dump" message. This happens every time I try to upgrade.

I'm not too knowledgeable in computers but I can troubleshoot easily with good instructions... I've tried everything and I come across with a problem after a problem. It's so frustrat... Read more

A:Unable to boot my laptop from DISK, USB, ANYTHING but Hard [email protected]#%

There has to be a setting in the BIOS that is stopping you from booting from the USB or CD/DVD drive. That is IF those to thing actually work.

Have you checked to see if the USB and CD/DVD drive work?

As to the memory dump when trying to update the BIOS. You are doing this from inside Windows? I would suspect that because of the memory dump error.

99% of the time the computer/OS BSODs from memory errors. Memory errors come from bad memory.
If the notebook has 2 sticks of memory remove one of them then try the BIOS update. If it still BSODs put that stick back in and remove the other.
If it still BSODs then try it from a Safe Mode boot or from a Command line boot.

Read other 9 answers