Hi All -
I had three Lenovo laptops with boot problems within a couple weeks and now two SSD drives look defunct. I'm a bit suspicious and hesitant to think that multiple SSDs failed so close together and am looking for feedback please.
The laptops are all Lenovo T440p models, one with a Muskin mSATA SSD, one with a generic M.2 SSD and one with a regular spin-ey HDD. The problems started with a slew of Windows 8.1 and 10 boot problems and errors, then progressed to 2101 hard drive detection errors in the BIOS.
The current behavior is that if the drives are in the laptops, the BIOS process takes several minutes. When I put the drives in an external caddy, they appear in device manager for a minute or so, then disappear. They never appear in disk management. Two of the laptops have since been running fine with other Crucial SSDs and one with the spin-ey drive. All three had BIOS updates after the failures.
May just be two bad drives, but to me the similarities are interesting and the timing of the events make me wonder if I'm missing something. Below are some of the messages I received when trying to troubleshoot.
Thanks for your time.
"Preparing automatic repair"
Your PC needs to be repaired
The operating system couldn't be loaded because a critical system driver is missing or contains errors.
Error code: 0x0000098
… use recovery tools
Also file: \windows system32\config\system
Error code: 0x0000185
Boot from USB recovery drive - no options to choose between OS, but, there is an option to "go back to previous build"
- This did not work
Reset this PC
- Did not work - the drive where windows is installed is locked, unlock the drive and try again