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IBM ThinkPad HDD boot error

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#1 Trader_ib1


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Posted 11 May 2010 - 02:08 PM

I bought 2 thinkpad T43 machines (refurb) The first was a 2668 configuration with a 40gb Toshiba hard drive. The second was a 1871 configuration with a 40gb Hitachi HTS541040GBATA00 hard drive. I removed the Hitachi drive and used Acronis to clone the Toshiba to the Hitachi. When I put the Hitachi drive back in I get the 2010 error, indicating that the HD is not compatible. I have the latest Firmware so when I run boot from CD it says no new firmware found and will not update. I have exhausted Lenovo web site and even restored the machine to factory restore. Nothing seems to solve the problem.

I need some good guidance to know what to do next

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 02:17 PM

well, what was the purpose of cloning the drive? I think I would try reformatting the drive, putting it into the computer and trying a clean install. if that doesnt work, I would download hitachis hard drive diagnostic software and run it to make sure you dont have a faulty drive.



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Posted 12 May 2010 - 12:44 PM

Go to forum.thinkpads.com and do a search. For T43 there's a link to list of supported drives on IBM site, don't know if you need to hack firmware or not but it won't work with unsupported drive.

This is due to all the security features in the Thinkpad lines.

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