I have an IBM T30 with a second HDD in the ultrabay.
On start-up, F12 gives the boot options.
I can see Hard Disc as an option with +Hard Disc, but I cannot find the option to expand to select the second HD to boot from.
Only the HD in the main part will boot, unless I disable the primary in the setup.
When the primary boots you can see the secondary in my computer ok.
Both HD have windows xp.
If I phisically swap the locations, same thing but 2nd drive now boots in the main bay.
How do I choose????
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Re: IBM T30 Start-up HD options
Why do you what to boot up from the 2nd hard drive?
If you want to boot up with a different operating system from a 2nd drive, I suggest you set up a dual boot system with the other operating system on the 2nd drive.
When you boot up you will be given a menu and you can choose which operating system you want. There is a time delay and if you don't choose a system it will default to the first operating system on the list.
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restart your computer witht he XP cd in your drive and maiing sure it boots to cd by either pressing F12 or going into your bios and setting the priority to cd first then hard drive second after you have done this if it still cant see the hard drive then the hard drive has developed a fault and will need replacing if you havent formatted it yet try and see if it boots up to windows 7 if it does then it means the xp cant format the drive. if you have more problems then please use the comment below to describe whats being done.
60GB HDD orderable as marketing option part number 08K9688 has a height
of 12.5mm and will not fit in the HDD slot of the systems with the
touch pad installed. For these systems, it is only supported via the
ThinkPad 2nd HDD Adapter for the Ultrabay 2000.
The 60GB HDD orderable as replacement service part number 08K9833 is 9.5mm.
Supports one additional HDD which can be used concurrently to offer expanded storage utilizing the Ultrabay 2000
S.M.A.R.T technology to issue an alert if a hardware failure is pending
ATA Bus Interface
4200 or 5400 rpm
you can upgrade the HDD, it is not designed to be removed and
reinserted on a regular basis. Repeated and frequent removal, for
purposes other than to upgrade for greater capacity, can cause damage
to the system. The Ultrabay 2000 HDD adapter is designed to provide
this flexibility with a second HDD in the Ultrabay 2000 IBM says. I say if the OS recognises it and so does the BIOS, you're good. good luck, hope this helps.-jmattes p.s. I found this info on: http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/MIGR-42218.html
One of your memory slots might be bad as I'm assuming you tried both memory chips in the known working slot.
I found setting the boot up sequence in BIOS is better than using F12.
Set your BIOS to boot the CDROM first. I suspect the hard drive has failed or has a problem. Do you have a floppy boot disk? Lenovo has PCDoctor bootable diagnostics on their website. You may have inadvertently bent a pin inserting the hard drive. Your CMOS battery could be dead but since that was untouched I would be surprised.
both hard drives will need to be jumpered to a master and a slave or both have to be jumpered to cable select. normally the jumper setting are either on the label of the drives or are marked on the bottom of the drives near the jumper drives. if the setting are not shown find the drive type, model and capacity then do a google search for the drive "select the factory manufacture link" and search their site for the jumper setting of the type drive you have.
The T30 comes with ‘One, integrated, easy-loading modular
Ultrabay(TM) 2000 Plus.’
You should be able to buy a DVDR Ultrabay™ 2000 Plus drive
that will replace the floppy drive.
For example: http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-46337