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Change to the Hard drive - Lenovo G400s

Q: Change to the Hard drive - Lenovo G400s

The hard drive of my lenovo G400 is died, and I need to change it, I wanted to know if the lenovo community could recommend me hard drive brands buy these are my options, but I do not know if they serve in my lenovo, someone knows if all these serve him or which not? Thank you: WD Green 3.5" Disque dur interne 1 To intellipower 64 Mo SATA 6Gb/s (WD10EZRX - bulk) https://www.amazon.fr/Green-Disque-interne-intellipower-WD10EZRX/dp/B006GDVREI/ref=sr_1_16?ie=UTF8&q...Seagate FireCuda ST1000LX015 Disque Dur Hybrid SSD Interne 6,4 cm (2,5"), 1 To, SATA 6Gb/s, Noir https://www.amazon.fr/Seagate-FireCuda-ST1000LX015-Disque-Interne/dp/B01LXNUKKW/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&q...Western digital - WD Caviar Blue Disque Dur Interne 3,5'' - SATA - 1000 GB https://www.amazon.fr/Western-digital-Caviar-Disque-Interne/dp/B0088PUEPK/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=150...Seagate ST1000DX002 Disque Dur Interne 1 To SATA III https://www.amazon.fr/Seagate-ST1000DX002-Disque-Interne-SATA/dp/B01ICLGJ8U/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1...Toshiba P300 1 To Disques internes (8,9 cm (3,5"), SATA) https://www.amazon.fr/Toshiba-P300-Disques-internes-SATA/dp/B013J7IN86/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=150676...TOSHIBA P300 disque dur interne 1 To ? 3,5" (pouces) ? disque dur SATA (HDD) ? 7200 tours par minute (tpm) ? 6 Go/s https://www.amazon.fr/TOSHIBA-P300-disque-dur-interne/dp/B0151KM3I0/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=150676811...WD Red Disque dur interne (Bulk) NAS 1 To 3,5 pouces SATA intellipower https://www.amazon.fr/Disque-interne-Bulk-pouces-intellipower/dp/B008JJLXO6/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=1...Seagate ST1000VN002 Disque dur interne 1 To https://www.amazon.fr/Seagate-ST1000VN002-Disque-dur-interne/dp/B01LXUFPY9/ref=sr_1_12?ie=UTF8&qid=1...Toshiba P300 2 To Disques internes (8,9 cm (3,5"), SATA) https://www.amazon.fr/Toshiba-P300-Disques-internes-SATA/dp/B013J7IWQY/ref=sr_1_23?ie=UTF8&qid=15067...Seagate ST1000VX005 Disque dur interne 1 To https://www.amazon.fr/Seagate-ST1000VX005-Disque-dur-interne/dp/B01LZ5AOI4/ref=sr_1_22?ie=UTF8&qid=1...

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The hard drive of my lenovo G400 is died, and I need to change it, I wanted to know if the lenovo community could recommend me hard drive brands buy these are my options, but I do not know if they serve in my lenovo, someone knows if all these serve him or which not? Thank you: WD Green 3.5" Disque dur interne 1 To intellipower 64 Mo SATA 6Gb/s (WD10EZRX - bulk)       https://www.amazon.fr/Green-Disque-interne-intellipower-WD10EZRX/dp/B006GDVREI/ref=sr_1_16?ie=UTF8&q...Seagate FireCuda ST1000LX015 Disque Dur Hybrid SSD Interne 6,4 cm (2,5"), 1 To, SATA 6Gb/s, Noir    https://www.amazon.fr/Seagate-FireCuda-ST1000LX015-Disque-Interne/dp/B01LXNUKKW/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&q...Western digital - WD Caviar Blue Disque Dur Interne 3,5'' - SATA - 1000 GB        https://www.amazon.fr/Western-digital-Caviar-Disque-Interne/dp/B0088PUEPK/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=150...Seagate ST1000DX002 Disque Dur Interne 1 To SATA III         https://www.amazon.fr/Seagate-ST1000DX002-Disque-Interne-SATA/dp/B01ICLGJ8U/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1...Toshiba P300 1 To Disques internes (8,9 cm (3,5"), SATA)         https://www.amazon.fr/Toshiba-P300-Disques-internes-SATA/dp/B013J7IN86/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=150676...TOSHIBA P300 disque dur interne 1 To ? 3,5" (pouces) ? disque dur SATA (HDD) ? 7200 tours par minute (tpm) ? 6 Go/s                 &... Read more

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Hi, I have a 3 year old Z50-70 with me .I want to upgrade the hard drive to a larger capacity one .Can anyone let me know if the Seagate Firecuda SSHD 2TB SATA 6.0GB/S 2.5-Inch hard drive will be supported by the laptop .Thank you .

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I have two laptops - Lenovo G500, Model Name - 20236, P/N - 59370339 & Lenovo G50-80, Model Name - 80E5, MTM - 80E502Q28IH.The G500 came with Seagate ST500LM012 500 GB HDD & G50-80 came with Western Digital WD10JPCX 1 TB HDD.I use G500 as my main laptop since it has a better processor & dedicated graphics card. The G500's HDD is almost full so i copied some data to G50's HDD. But it has become too much work for me to copy data from one laptop to other as i have to do it very often. So i was thinking of exchanging HDDs b/w two laptops. I took the HDDs out from both laptops and found out they have different current ratings & different SATA types (see the attached images).                                             I want to know if it is possible to exchange HDDs b/w the two laptops considering they have differnt SATA types & current ratings. Are they physically compatible with other laptops i.e. ST500LM012 with G50-80 & WD10JPCX with G500 ? Also could there be any drivers issue or BIOS issue after changing them?

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I went into my BIOS and wanted to play with some security functions. I added a password for system boot, master password, and user password. All having identical passwords. I save and restart, then pops up the system password prompt. I enter and bypass, then comes another prompt which was weird to me. I enter the same password since I only entered one password. No access. What's locked is my harddrive. This is a laptop by the way. I tried typing in different combinations (just in case I fat fingered) but no luck. I spent a lot of time on it even though after two failed attempts, you have to restart. I removed the hard drive and made it into an external drive and tried to see if  I could reformat the drive but it is in a state where it's not accessible (I believe due to the password). I've tried through linux (gparted and parted) and windows tools (disk manager, chkdsk, and others can't remember right now) but they all give me an input/output error--not able to read the drive. Something to note is that the computer recognizes the drive but doesn't display the partitions. It just says it's unallocated and not initilized. I cannot partition the drive, nor can I initialize it because it cannot access it. I tried booting my computer from a fresh USB win10 install to see if I could format the drive that way but I kept getting the error that I could not install windows via USB. Something to point out is that every other computer will recognize the harddrive externally but ... Read more

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necesito ayuda sobre el codigo W1HMTTHUH-MW4LXE, quiero saber que es el estado de prueba smart y como puedo arreglarlo, muchas gracias Aqui un copy paste de el error:Prueba de estado SMARTErrorPrueba de lectura dirigidaAprobadoPrueba de búsqueda aleatoriaAprobadoPrueba de búsqueda canalizadaAprobadoAutoprueba breve SMARTErrorAutoprueba de unidad SMARTError

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Hello , can I replace my lenovo g400s battery with a S400 battery ?I could not find g400s battery in my country

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Lenovo G400s
Model Name: 20244
Mfg Date: 14/01/15
S/N: CB******** P/N: 59392001
Processor: Intel® Celeron® Processor 1005M 2M Cache, 1.90 GHz
Ram: 6 GB 
OS: Windows 10 Pro
Moderator note: serial number removed to prevent abuse.

A:Can I Upgrade Lenovo G400s Processor ?

Welcome to the Community Forums.
Checking on your systemboard shows PN 90003110 VILG2 MB UMA HM70. It appears similar to this discussion:
HM70 Express Chipset. This Motherboard chipset only supports limited number of processor  http://ark.intel.com/products/67419/Intel-BD82HM70-PCH#@compatibility 
If the machine comes with a Intel HM70 Express chipset then the CPU upgrade is only limited to the Intel Celeron/Pentium series.
I hope this helps answer your query.

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Greetings everyone,I new at this forum and i'd like to know, IF is possible change my processor to a i7 4700MQ.My configuration:Notebook Lenovo IdeaPad G400sModel: 80ACSeries: PE00FFXC - PN: 80AC000DBR 4GB RAMHDD SATA 5400rpm, 1 TerabiteProcessor: i5-3250M. @2,60GHzSO: Windows 10 Pro Thank you all for now

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Hi, i have a custom bios on my g400s and after a change the VRAM to 1024 (i know it was stupid), the laptop rebooted and now it reboots every 5s. The screen is blank, there's no beep, nothing, just keep restarting. I tried to turn it on without the battery, remove de CMOS battery, tested the ram sticks, but no luck yet. I also tried to a bios recovery with a usb stick and pressing fn + b, the fan goes full speed, i waited for an hour, but the led on the usb stick dont even turn on. I dont know what to do now, please,help me!

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I'm currently facing a problem which is1. When I've on my laptops, It turn into bluescreen after loading window icons,2. It ask me to startup repair always.3. Keep loop eventho It repair finish. The Startup Error is: Disk Error I only able to startup my computer after reformat it.It's been annoiying me since few days ago as It keep popout this problem everyday. Previously was just to format every 3~5months.

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Hello My name's Edison I have a Laptop, Lenovo G400s touch here is the Specs of the systemIntel Pentium 2020m 2.4 GhzNvidia Geforce GT 720m2Gb Ram 1600mhz SODIMM + 4gb ram 1600mhz Can someone please give me all the compatible "Processors" for my laptop as it is struggling even on the oldest games I would prefer stronger processors than my "Pentium 2020m". Lenovo G400s Touch 80AUModel 59407951Serial#CB28599271

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I update my Bios to the version 2.02 to 2.04 but after the process I see some troubles, the new bios don't recognize the vendor and the motherboard and others lenovo codes. I make my backup from original rom. I'd like to knwo how can I proceed to the fallback the bios. My Bios Backup: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzjGQLE5VTeec0N0SzZhUkd4OHM  

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Ok, so, about a year ago I bought for my GF's birthday a G400s, and oh boy, if I knew it would be one of my worst purchases ever made, I swear to the seven heavens that I would just give the money to the charity... So the problems started with the Samsung HDD that came with the notebook, it stopped working in 3 months after the purchase, then after a long battle with Lenovo Brazil (witch by the way, is one of the worse company that I had the displeasure of ever getting to speak with their Customer support), I gave up and bought a new HDD and changed it by myself. Then again, the notebook made a favor of frying the HDD... Then after that I changed again, and guess what? The notebook won't boot up again!!!

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I just bought Lenovo G400s notebook last day , i would like to use the standard F1-F12 key in some application/ software. The problem is that instead of just pressing F2 I have to now press and hold the Fn key + F2. Is there a way to switch back to standard key just like the software for usb slim keyboard? I checked my BIOS there are no option to switch Fn Key or hotkey mode, Fn Key Lock option under the Configuration tab. Any solution can solve my problem?  Thanks


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A:Lenovo G400s keyboard "reverse Fn key" Problem! Any solution?

hi Knightzk02,
Thanks for using Lenovo Community Forums!
You concern might me similar to this thread.
Hope that helps

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Hello, I have some problem with battery. The issue start when 1 week ago. My notebook sometimes does not charge while I plugged in the adaptors to the notebook. After I turn off the notebook. I turn on it 3hours later and become a normal while I plugged in the adaptors into the notebook and charged very well. But, now I have same problem again with this.So, I do not know why this is happening and how to solve it.Please help me to handle it.Thank you very much.Regards.

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i having problem all my network diable after go to sleep mode, i need to restart my laptop than okhttp://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/wiki/windows8_1-networking/wi-fi-wont-reconnect-after-sle...i following windows how to fix but still not fix .....my solution i downgrade to windows 7 because i see windows 7 lenovo power management driver have system enable wifi or disable ....... so far okey no problembut i hope have any solution for winows 8.1 n windows 10... i sent the problem i face windows say my laptop problem..but i see so many people face this problem .... but maybe true because some of laptop only because my laptop g50-80e windows 8.1 no issu like this.... so i hope lenovo team can help me...

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Hi,I need some help, my dolby v2 on lenovo g400s doesn't work at all.i just update my bios from 7BC21WW (V1.05) to 7BC38WW(V2.04) it causing my dolby doesn't work and swapped the function of f1-f12.i managed to enable the function of f1-f12 through bios configbut i still can't fix the dolby audio and i'm already reinstall the driver but it doesn't affect anything.maybe anyone have the bios version 7BC21WW (V1.05) so i can revert it.or any suggestion? thank you so much.

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Hi I have lenovo G400s touch laptop. It has following display adapter: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000NVIDIA GeForce GT 720MI have a QHD External Monitor having 2560 * 1440 native resolution. On connecting my Lenovo laptop and Monitor with a branded 4K HDMI cable, I still gets FHD (1920 * 1080 resolution). I am having tough time to find the solution online. I have installed latest drivers for both the above adapters. Still only FHD resolution.  I also find GeForce GT 720M supports QHD as mentioned in specification: https://www.geforce.com/hardware/notebook-gpus/geforce-gt-720m/specifications Please let me know I need to upgrade the adpater. If yes, which one will support G400s touch laptop. ThanksMohnish  

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 I am using a Lenovo Laptop G400s touch that came with Windows 8 preinstalled. Yesterday I updated it to Windows 10 and after that whenever I boot my pc to desktop I get an error message saying that "Unable to start the Dolby audio driver". I tried below thread but I couldn't find audio driver for G400s. Please help me to get Windows 10 audio driver to perform the reinstallation. https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-B-and-G-Series-Notebooks/Unable-to-start-the-Dolby-audio-driver-... 

A:Lenovo Notebook G400s touch Dolby Audio Driver Win...

Hi iyyappan_3,
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
First make sure that the Audio driver and the dolby will be in sync.
Open Device Manager 
    Uninstall the Audio Device Under Sound and gaming controllers / Make sure to place a check in the Delete driver software prompt.
Now make sure you don't have any dolby components
    Proceed to Control Panel / Programs / Uninstall a Program
                     Uninstall all Dolby Related programs
                             Restart if Prompted
Now install this software driver
When you install this software it will show you a directory path whre it will extract, Make sure to Remember the path
This next xtep is important

Open the directory path where the Audio driver installer extracted the Audio driver.

Check all the folders inside it and find the Dolby Installers, Install the Dolby either Advanced audio or Digital plus.
ANd you should now get your dolby back
Hope this helps

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While dowgrading Lenovo g400s windows 8 to 7 the setup was stopped. When I press the restart button then it keeps restarting itself. I can enter into Bios but can't boot from any device (HDD, USB, DVD, CD) It gives message "Auto reboot (EC coldboot) count = xxxx. When tried to boot from usb, It loads only a few files then starts restarting

A:Lenovo g400s auto reboot (ec coldboot) count=2000

hi gapgrg,
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
Have you tried Pressing the novo menue and try accessing the recovery.
   You might still be able to put back the original os back and start with the downgrade again.
You can also try booting from the DVD / CD or USB but you have to check if these settings in the BIOS are met.
Got to Exit Tab and Change OS Optimized Default to Other OS
  Save and exit the boot into BIOs again
  Under Boot Tab
          Change Boot mode to Legacy
           USB Boot should be enabled
    Under Security
          Secure Boot Has to Be disabled
Once All are Set Make sure to save all changed by hitting F10 and enter for Yes
    After Hitting enter It will Restart and You have to keep on tapping F12
       this should pull up the Boot Menu letting you select where to boot. You should have now your USB Stick as an Option or DVD/CD. Try to boot from those
Hope this helps
Let me know your findings

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My lenovo Thinkpad Yoga S1 wont boot at all I've tried unplugging the battery,etc The only way I can get the computer to boot is when I unplug the hard drive then it boots into boot manager I've tried to reset bios without any luck The last thing I did was update my bios before it wouldn't boot anymore  any ideas?

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My lenovo Thinkpad Yoga S1 wont boot at all I've tried unplugging the battery,etc The only way I can get the computer to boot is when I unplug the hard drive then it boots into boot manager I've tried to reset bios without any luck The last thing I did was update my bios before it wouldn't boot anymore  any ideas?

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My primary HDD was failing so I backed it up and replaced it with a larger 1TB drive.  After reinstalling everything the new drive is displaying the same size as my old drive and the extra space available is unallocated.  I can allocate it as
a separate drive but I find that annoying and would prefer to just have my primary C: drive show up with all of the available space.  I formatted the extra space and made it available separately as drive G hoping that I could EXPAND drive C but that option
is not highlighted as selectable on drive C for some reason.  Should I just live with this extra space or is there a way to easily combine C and the new G space?

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Olá meu notebook Lenovo IdeaPad G400S hibernou e agora não liga e so a luz do carregador está acendendo, e a terceira vez que este problema acontece das outras duas eu consegui ligar ele porem pelo metodo normal botão ligar so que tentei um dia todo so que desta vez ele não liga, liguei no suporte e informaram que poderia ser o S.O porem tem 20 dias que o not foi atualizado e antes disso apresentou o mesmo problema.

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I have a USB external hard drive that I keep all my documents etc on (had it for years)

I upgraded from Vista Home to & Home Premium then had to upgrade recently to Professional to run my Sage. Through all these upgrades my ext. drive ran fine. Occasionally the drvie letter would change if I had something else plugged into the USB, this was always easily corected in disk management by changing the drive path.

The connection on the case packed up so I had to get the drive put into a new case, now when I plug it in the drive is assigned G instead of F, I tried to change the drive letter allocation in Disk Management but it won't let me as the program still thinks I have a second ext. hard drive which is labelled F. I suspect this has happened because when the usb connection broke the drive was disconnected suddenly instead of a proper eject.

How do I get Disk Management to remove the inactive drive - i can't find any obvious way - eject, delete etc are all missing when I click on tools or tasks.

If there is no easy way then how do I stop program updates for Adobe etc. failing because they can not find the F drive. I don't know why they look at that drive anyway.


A:External Hard Drive - Drive Letter changed - unable to change back


Welcome aboard.

Try this:

Download drivecleanup.zip V 0.8.1 from

Drive Tools for Windows

Unzip to a folder. In it you will have two folders Win32 and x64, each containing DriveCleanup.exe for Windows 32bit and 64 bit respectively.

Now unplug all the USB devices from your PC (except of course the Keyboard and mouse), right click on the appropriate DriveCleanup.exe for your system and run it as an administrator.

This will remove all non-present drives from the registry.

Reboot and then plug-in your external drive.

The drive will be installed and hopefully you should be able to assign any free drive letter to it.

Please report whether it resolved your problem.

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My External Hard Drive (My Book) was always Drive letter F.

I went to sleep and woke up to find Windows 7 Pro had updated and rebooted and I was welcomed by my login screen.

Consequently now my My Book external HDD now reads as Drive letter G.

I went into Administrative Tools > Computer Management > Disk Management

Drive letter F is not available.

F is assigned to a drive that does not exist and never has. I am confused. I only have one CD drive and it says now that I have 2 even though the one addressed as F doesn't have any information. If I click on F it says "Insert Disk"

A:External Hard Drive (F) Drive Letter changed to G - Can't change back

Update: The mysterious other CD Rom drive seems to be MagicJack.

I did some research but the following tech help did NOT work as you can see by the previous post picture that it doesn't not show it up in Disk Management:

MagicJack/Support Resources/How-To/Assign Drive Letters - Wikibooks, open books for an open world

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Recently bought a new Laptop, and went through all the setting up process, one of which was Windows 7 back up. At the time I just went for the partitioned drive option, but after a week, I've decided to buy an external Hard drive for my back ups instead.
My questions are:
1. Can I easily change the destination of the back up files?
2. Do I just delete everything on Drive D once I'm backing up to an external Hard Drive, or will Windows give me this option when I change to external Hard Drive?
3. The Back up is done on a schedule, so how do I get on when the date passes? Will it ask me to plug my external Hard Drive in the next time I boot up?
4. Finally, I'd like to back up our Desktop too, running on Vista. Can I just partition the external Hard Drive, and keep our laptop, and Desktop backed up on the same hard drive??

Cheers, Matthew

A:Change back up files from D Partitioned Drive to External Hard Drive?

Hi Matthew -

You don't need to partition the HD to keep your different backups on it.

The WindowsImageBackup file needs to be named only that and in the root of the external to reimage from the booted DVD or Repair CD, however you can click on it to see which PC it is for.

Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
Backup User and System Files

I don't like the way Win7 file backup works so I drag the active User folder from each computer here to external once per month, then update the backup image every few months. You may decide to go Manual after trying the automated backup, since you'll need to move the external to catch the backup anyway.

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I'm booting off my SSD which is drive C:\ and I have games and programs on an extra hard drive which was origanally drive H:\ but after a restart it switched to I:\ and when I go into Disk Management to change it Drive H:\ isn't there.

A:Hard drive isnt allowed to change the correct drive letter

Hi KiityCancer,

What you say makes perfect sense. So, if a restart changed the drive letter to I, then H won't be there. Why not just leave it at I or is there more to this story...

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Sometimes on power on, I have no screen, absolutely nothing, but the led of camera lights up, only no screen.Sometimes this happens on reboot, everything works ok, but when the system power off and then reboot, no screen. Only backlight.What can I do?

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Hi , Lenovo Community I have recently bought Lenovo Idea Pad Notebook 320-151KB , Machine Model 81BT0047AD having 2 TB of Harddisk storage . I found out that primary partition of Harddisk (C is more than 1.5 TB whereas D : is only 100 GB . This seems to me  strange since the secondary partition is always used for more storage . Now i want to change the partition and shrink the volume of C: Drive to less storage and use maximum storage for D: .But minimum volume that can be reduced to is 1 TB which is still too much . Can i use  Novo recovery to reformat the Harddisk and  partition the drive to my choice , in this case how do i know  where  the recovery software is installed and it will not be impacted by the reformat of harddrive . Please advise

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It can't play a game like anygame now When I play the game graphic so lag and delay every game.Before I change my Hard Disk I can play DOTA 2 and LOL at low graphicHow can I resolve this problem? or I have to change my RAM Back to 4GB ?

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I have a 1TB external hard drive and my Yoga won't detect it. The same port detects my cell phone, and other storage devices.  I'm not technologically savvy, so if anyone has an idea of how to get it to boot again, and can give me step by step instructions, that would be great.I can't find a tech support phone number anywhere.  Thankyou

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Just bought a new z51 last month and I'd like to replace my Disc drive with a hard drive but I'm not sure which Caddy to get. There are several on Amazon for pretty cheap. Anyone successfully do this?  Thanks! Phen

A:Lenovo Z51 - Which Hard Drive Caddy would work to replace DVD Drive?

Any updates? Did it work? I got a 'universal' caddy, but it does not get detected on my Z51. Works on my hp though.

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I have a new Envy 17 with a SSD 258 drive and a 1 TB std hard drive. I am trying to get the computer to boot on the 1TB drive. When I go into setup I am unable to change boot drives. On startup I have to press esc key and select F9 and then select the 1TB drive to get it to boot to the 1TB drive. I have my windows 10 pro installed on my 1TB drive. The laptop came with the Windows 10 installed on the SSD drive. I want the laptop to automatically boot to the 1TB drive and can not figure out how to change the configuration. Help. Thanks

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One things I have never been able to get right is changing a hard drive with Windows on without reloading Windows.

Let's say for example I have a laptop with one drive on it (and let say only one partition) and I would like to put in a bigger hard drive. How do I do that without reloading windows.

Other than copying all files over to the new drive and setting that partition with the Windows files on the new drive as the active one, what else do I need to do?

A:Change Hard Drive

hi gmansa, a lot of members on here have had success using macrium reflect Macrium Reflect Backup and Hard Disk Imaging for Windows 7, Vista, XP and Server 2003/2008 or you could use a disc imaging software like acronis true image

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I have put a new hard drive on my Dell Dimension 8300, initially it was for extra storage, my C drive is 40GB and is now full, i copied my C drive using Norton Ghost onto my E drive 80GB. I need to know how can i tell my system to boot from my E drive.

A:Hard Drive Change

Set the 80GB as the C drive and the old 40GB as the E drive. Are these drives IDE or SATA drives? IDE drives have Master/Slave/ CS (Cable Select) physical jumpers and SATA drives do not have these jumpers

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My mother's computer has not been working properly lately, and I suspect it is a faulty hard drive.
When folders with large amounts of photos are opened, Windows Explorer closes and the whole screen refreshes (the same thing that happens when you hit "restart" on Windows Explorer through the Task Manager).

The PC then continued to recieve a blue screen with the code "memory management". I ran Memtest86 but it passed with no errors. I ran CrystalDiskInfo and HDDScan and they have come back with warnings (results attached as an image).

I reckon the HDD is failing and a new one needs to be bought. I wanted a second opinion from y'all because I didn't want to do anything stupid hastily.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-4150 CPU @ 3.50GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 4034 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 730, -2048 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 90 GB (14 GB Free); D: 232 GB (20 GB Free); E: 142 GB (29 GB Free);
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated


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I am changing from a HDD to a new SSD. I have a USB Recovery Media on a flash drive. After the install do I just insert the recovery media or will the computer just tell me what to do? 

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i did have two hard drives in my computer two ide hard drives one of the ide hard driver are going out and i bought i 160 gb sata drive so i could rma my ide hard drive i loaded my ghost to the 160Gb sata but it is still booting form my primary ide hard drive does any one know how to fix this



A:Change hard drive and need help

i think you need to go into your bios and change it to boot of you new drive

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I have just attempted to swap a hard drive from my dell to a compaq that someone gave me. When I power on the computer that the hard drive is in I get a blank screen. Did I do something wrong? Please help.

A:Hard drive change

Hi wcheard,

Welcome to Techspot!
Sometimes when you swap a hard drive over to another PC it doesnt like the hardware change.

Try the following:
Remove the HDD from the Compaq and re-boot the pc. Even though the HDD is missing you should still get a picture on the screen.
If you DONT get a picture with the HDD removed the the Compaq either has a) a faulty mobo OR b) there may a problem with the graphics card. This all dpeends if you have a graphics card installed or if you are using onboard VGA.

Hope this helps


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I have a new computer that runs W7 Prof 64 bit. I noticed when I got it the following.

Drive C (W7 on it and it's the boot drive)
Drive E (second hard drive
Drive D (CDROM drive)
Hard Drives are both 1TB SATA3
What is on the E drive is data I copied there.
I would like to change the E drive to D and the CDROM drive D to E.
This way my hard drives will be C and D and the CDROM will be E.
I have no idea how to do this. Can anyone help me?


A:Change Hard Drive Letter

You can do that in Disk Management. Right click on the drive(s) and you will see. But you will first have to assign a different letter (e.g. M) to E or D to free up that letter. If you have data on E, it may lose the path though.

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i think i heard someone tell me once that there is a way to change hard drive space to RAM. is this possible?

A:change hard drive space to RAM

i think i heard someone tell me once that there is a way to change hard drive space to RAM. is this possible?

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