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Thinkpad t20 dvd error

I left my laptop on for about an hour or two while i was out of the house and when i came back home i noticed it was off.  i tried turning it on and would not boot up.  I then removed the ram turned it upside down and placed it in the oppisite port.  i then put in a different hard drive.  While the computer did boot up i got an error after the windows xp logo.  it says everything is ok but there was a dvd error.  i tried reloading windows on it but i cant get past the error screen.  it give me the option to enter ibos or boot device setup but dose nothing when i try them.   any help would be greatly appericated.  thanks -david

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  • dtkeys1 May 29, 2009

    and i did try to boot it with out the dvd drive and still no luck

  • dtkeys1 May 29, 2009

    i havent tried that but the hard drive is form the same computer i just upgraded to a larger one and tried the old one first i going to try it right now

  • dtkeys1 May 29, 2009

    no luck with the original harddrive but the original problem is i after the windows logo( i had xp on it ) i get an error message 0175

  • dtkeys1 May 29, 2009

    ok i found out it isnt a dvd error but an 0175 error crc1 stop post?

  • Ben Wabnick
    Ben Wabnick May 11, 2010

    Try cleaning the laser on your dvd drive with a damp q-tip, there could be dirt or even a smidge of dust that is affecting the drive or it could be a weak laser in your drive.

  • ksjon May 11, 2010

    when you boot up your computer. can you please F8 several times so you get you the boot menu. choose the option -> deactivate automatic reboot on error (or something similar)

    when/if the bluescreen appears, write down the top line that looks like this

    and the line close to the bottom

    STOP: 0x000021 (random numbers i dont need)

  • ksjon May 11, 2010

    maybe a stupid question, but have you tried to put back in the original harddrive? what was the original problem?

    cause to me, it now seems you are trying to get the computer work with a harddrive with xp installed from another computer.



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Unfortunately only few people know your problems solution but I'm happy that i can help you.

Its simply a problem of setting HDD ( Hard Disk Drive ) type which can be changed using BIOS setup. I hope your laptop must have SATA but if its not working on current settings then please change it to another options available.

Surely, your system will get booted after that and furthermore you can re-install your windows again...

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With Regards,

Posted on May 29, 2009


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