08-19-2012 01:13 PM
i have a thinkcentre m52 8215 that has a damaged drive.
i replaced the drive en ordened the recovery cd's by lenovo.
whem i start de recovery cd it stops after loading the drivers en then the screen is black with te cursor flickering.
this probblem is also there when i use a original xp cd.
has anyone any idea??
ps, sorry for my bad english
08-20-2012 07:37 AM - edited 08-20-2012 07:50 AM
No worries friend, your English was clear enough to explain the problem you're encountering.
You said your drive is damaged, could you explain what you mean by that?
*Edit* I read it wrong, you said you replaced the drive so I see that you're starting the recovery with a new drive.
08-20-2012 08:21 AM
Also, do you happen to know the FRU # for the disks you ordered?
08-20-2012 11:10 AM
Yes, sorry I should have specified- that would be the part number. I was just curious if you had the correct discs, you most likely do, it just the first thing that came to mind.
08-20-2012 11:46 AM
i forgot to tell that i also flashed the bios to the latest version...
when i start with a windows 7 32 bit setup i see the errorcode stop 0x0000005c (0x0000010b,0x00000001,0x00000000,0x00000000.
when i start with the original recovery cd it hangs on please wait.......i think that its loading the drivers??
when i start with a original xp cd 32 bit it hangs after loading drivers with a blank sckreen and a blinking cursor....
i also tried with the f6 option lo load extra sata/raid drivers for this motherboard........in xp and recovery cd...
11-10-2012 08:17 AM
Perhaps your optical drive or its cabling has gone bad… Can you boot e.g. a live Linux system from USB? If that works, that suggests some problem with either or both of the aforementioned items. If that doesn’t work either, there is some other problem; then I’d suggest first checking the capacitors on the system board for obviously malicious ones (bulged out → indicates that the capacitor is broken). In that case you would have to replace the system board.
If replacing the optical drive and/or its cabling doesn’t help matters, you might want to try to flash the BIOS once again, preferably by using a floppy disk. I personally had no errors when flashing about 20 M52 8114s with new BIOS versions, but the BIOS update can go wrong and cause unexpected problems.