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  • Anonymous Dec 04, 2008

    Updated computer with a Seagate 500GB HDD. Sometimes Windows freezes, I get BSOD, the system reboots and then I get errar 2100.
    This link did not solve it for me since my HDD is not supported:
    http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.w...

    But might be helpful to others


  • Anonymous Dec 17, 2008

    same problem with me

  • lotfi2380 Mar 31, 2009

    its the some prob but its with 80gb hdd and I dont know how to fix this kit

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To all users with: lenovo T61error 2100: HDD0(hard disk drive),


Possible cause:



  1. Corrupted hard disk logical sectror/hard disk logical error (bad format).
  2. Hard disk connector not well in place.
  3. Hard disk broken, physical fault.
Solutions:

  1. Format hard disk and reinstall system using a Windows setup CD.
  2. If that does not work the Hard disk must be removed to check thge connector, and to test the hard disk on a different computer.
  3. If the hard disk is bad , it must be replaced, and windows reinstalled repeating step one.

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How do I correct Error 2100:HDDO Hard disk drive initialization error 1


I would remove the corrupt drive and connect via USB to another computer running Win7. See if the computer sees the drive. If it does, put it back in the laptop and try booting again. If not, go to Control Panel, disc management and create a drive letter. Doesn't matter what it is. It should then boot OK. If not, replace the drive.

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How to fix error 2100: hdd0


The ThinkPad system may experience a bluescreen that may only appear for a very short time, followed by a reboot. During POST, the system will display a POST 2100 error code indicating the drive cannot be initialized. The machine will not boot into the operating system.
NOTE: Powering the system fully off and then on again after 20-30 seconds will usually clear the error, but a warm reboot will not.
IT have personally experienced this issue twice so far, & Lenovo posted an advisory on this in July.
If you have encounter this issue since getting your T440 notebook, it's highly recommended to update your SSD to this new firmware.
The firmware updater is windows based, & is non-destructive (does not affect existing data) so it's easy to update.
To be absolutely safe though, it's recommended to back up your essential data before installing this firmware update.

ThinkPad may bluescreen and reboot to POST error 2100 Lenovo Support US

Also recommended is to use CCleaner registry cleaner which solves the problem temporarily.

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Just replaced my hdd on Compac Presario 2100 but the system is not detecting it.


This model laptop came with a 60Gb hard disk and if you installed a much larger capacity hard disk then the BIOS cannot detect this hard disk.
For the BIOS to detect a large hard disk a BIOS upgrade is required (if there is one available) Check the HP/Compaq WEB site to see if there is a BIOS upgrade.
If not the try a 120Gb or smaller capacity hard drive.
As an alternative -
You can keep the existing hard drive in your laptop and use an external USB hard drive to store your data.

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I can't boot up. it display error 2100: Hard disk drive initialzation error.


This issue is often caused by either an incorrect setting in BIOS or a bad boot device, such as a bad hard disk drive.

Try this:

Verify that your hard disk drive is setup and detected properly in BIOS. You're computer should list a hard disk drive installed either under the main page or the drives page in BIOS. If BIOS indicates the drive is not installed or not detected skip to Hard Disk drive is bad or not connected properly.
Verify the boot options are properly set in BIOS, almost all BIOS setups should contain options specifying how your computer boots. For example, most computers should have their boot options setup similar to the below example.

- Floppy drive
- CD drive
- Hard drive

Rest your BIOS to default values. Many BIOS will enable users to reset the values to the default settings. If you've tried the above options without success try resetting the BIOS.

Boot from either your emergency repair disk, your bootable Windows CD, or your bootable restore CD.
Once boot attempt to repair Windows. If you're able to repair Windows remove the disks and reboot the computer.

If the above fails:

Verify the connections are properly connected to the computer if the hard drive was recently installed or the computer was moved.

If all connections are setup properly and all the above recommendations have been attempted, it is likely that the hard disk drive is bad and it will need to be replaced.

Let us know how it works out.

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1)How to find and remove the hard drive on the IBM ThinkPad T22 2647. 2)The comp appears to start but screen is blank


hi


to remove the hard disk, remove screws from small hard disk drive door (loacted on back of notebook), disconnect the hard disk by removing two screws (if applicable) pull tab to remove disk.

OR -----

if you do eventually get access to your operating system , when computer runs normally ---

run this test ,, read carefully and follow instructions - go to this link and download the program first

http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?sitestyle=lenovo&lndocid=MIGR-70578

then follow instructions below.

Windows XP
  1. Click Start, select Search, then click All files and folders.
  2. Type hddquicktest_setup_60549818x86.exe in the search field, then click Search. This will locate the file you just downloaded.
  3. Double-click the hddquicktest_setup_60549818x86.exe icon.
  4. PC-Doctor for Windows will be installed on your system.
How to Run Lenovo Hard Drive Quick Test
Summary
Lenovo Hard Drive Quick Test is a diagnostic tool that tests the hard drives in Lenovo ThinkPad, ThinkCentre, and Lenovo 3000 computers running Windows XP or Vista released after January 2004. If you are experiencing issues with your Lenovo product, you may run this test to determine if your issues are hard drive related.
Running Lenovo Hard Drive Quick Test
To run Lenovo Hard Drive Quick Test from Windows, follow these steps:
1. Download the test to your computer.
2. Run the application install and choose the defaults. Once installed, the application will be placed under a "Lenovo Services" choice on your Start Menu.
3. If the application detects that the Lenovo System Toolbox is already installed, it will ask whether you want to continue the installation. This is because the new hard drive test is installed by default as part of the Lenovo System Toolbox.
4. Choose a drive if you have more than one drive.
5. Start the Test
Testing in process:
1. The test may take 4 to 6 minutes depending on the size and speed of the drive.
2. When the diagnostics are complete, a message will be displayed indicating that test "Passed", "Failed", or "further testing is required to verify the drive's proper operation". If further testing is required, start running the extended test. The test may take more than an hour depending on the size and speed of the drive.
3. When the diagnostics are complete the extended test, a message will be displayed indicating that the test Passed" or Failed".
4. If the test failed, contact Lenovo Support Center
Note: Lenovo Hard Drive Quick Test is included in http://www.lenovo.com/systemtoolbox
Lenovo System Toolbox is a full application of computer diagnostics utilities.

hope this helps

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When i am told to insert disk and reboot..and press and hold f12 or f10..it wont boot off the drive..it goes to windows start up


Most likely because the array in the bios is set to look at HDD0 which is your hard drive first. If the hard drive has and executable file for loading an operating system and the array is set that way it will not look at your CDROM for a boot file. So look up the F key command on google for whatever model laptop u have to get into the bios. Once your in there you need to change the array to look at your cdrom 1st before HDD0.

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My ibm thinkpad r51 is not starting up just keeping giving me error message and it doesn't recognize the hard drive in boot. I have to take the battery to stop the system trying restart the window again...


It appears the hard drive is faulty.
Does the hard disk LED flash when the laptop boots up?
Go into the BIOS configuration and see it the hard drive is detected, (then Startup - Boot - and look at IDE HDD0 it should list the make and model of the hard drive).
If the hard disk is detected it still could be faulty. To test the hard drive, remove the hard drive and connect it to an USB hard drive adapter and connect it to a working computer's USB port.
If the computer sees this as an external hard drive and you can open the various folders and files then the hard drive is OK and the fault could be the disk controller on the laptop's motherboard.
If the hard disk is not detected the it is faulty and you need to replace the hard drive in the laptop and install Windows etc. to get it working again.

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Hard drive


For programs installations you would have to manually change, redirect or point the program folder locations to the Lenovo disk ( E:/ or F:/ , etc, etc).For all other personal documents, image files, music files, video files you would have to do the same thing, go that programs (whichever program you use) options or preferences and edit the default file save locations to point to the Lenovo ( E:/ or F:/ , etc, etc) instead of your C:/ drive

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There appears to be a BIOS update or two available for the Lenovo TP T60. One of the updates makes reference to this error code, but the verbage afterwards is a little different to that posted here. Mind you, my recommendation is that you should stay on target with BIOS updates because they are fixing problems with the computer, even if you don't realise you are having those problems!

Please go here: http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/MIGR-64462.html

Press Ctrl F and search for 2100. This tells you which update fixed a problem with ERROR 2100: At the bottom of this page you will find that these updates are for all regions. You will also find the link to the BIOS update utility.

My experience of BIOS updates on the Thinkpad range is that you have to undock the laptop prior installing the BIOS update, and ensure the laptop has a constant power support - NOT BATTERY. Ensure you read the on-screen notes carefully.

Hope this helps.

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