08-02-2012 07:23 AM
Hi everyone, I have a BIOS modded "no 2010 error"by TTAV which lets me place just about any HDD in the laptop.
Recently I purchased a Transcend TS64GPSD320 PATA SSD HDD to replace the 5400rpm drive I have now but it always will BSOD & restart on install after a clone - or if installing win7 from scratch it won't see the drive at all.
It is seen just fine in BIOS. I know this laptop has a SATA to PATA bridge, not sure if that affects it somehow. Any feedback as to why this is happening or how to fix it. When attempting to put XP on here it only see's 4GB of the drive. I also tried to align it to 1024K to optimize manually for win7 but still didn't go.
Any advice is appreciated!!!
08-02-2012 11:16 AM
What error is posting on the BSOD?
Also, what machine type and model are you using? This could help us get closer to a solution.
Hope this helps,
08-02-2012 11:31 AM - last edited on 08-02-2012 12:37 PM by andyP
The BSOD is when cloning the current operational mechanical drive I have now, it was 0x00007B I believe and the make\model is R52 serial: xxxxxxx Type: 1847-2BU
A clean install will get me to the point where I select the type of Drive to install onto but that drive list is empty (both in Vista and Win7) setup's
I suspect somehow the SATA to PATA bridge is at fault here, perhaps this laptop is only willing to accept a drive with a head/cyl count in PATA form. I know I seen success with people whom SATA mod theirs and are using an SSD drive successfully.
Thanks for any idea's you can come up with, I would love to get this going with the PATA SSD drive.
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08-02-2012 12:55 PM - edited 08-02-2012 01:01 PM
Hi xtacydima, welcome to the forum,
the 7B error is usually seen when trying to install XP on a SATA system without previously setting the BIOS SATA setting to Compatability Mode or installing the SATA driver during the installation process.
As an R52 doesn't require the SATA driver to install XP your problem is with alignment as you have mentioned or something else. One thing that springs to mind is to ask if you transferred the metal caddy, attached to the original hard drive, to the SSD as this can sometimes cause problems?
Other causes can be defective installation discs, but as you have problems with both XP and Win7 it seems unlikely but cannot be ruled out 100%.
Edit; although it concerns newer systems please take a look at the advice offered in this thread.
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08-02-2012 04:16 PM
I can't find the thread right now, but there were issues reported on TPF with these drives in T43/R52 units...
My advice would be to go the SATA-mod route, and then you can plug in *any* 2.5" SATA SSD and enjoy a new machine. Seriously.
08-16-2012 09:00 AM
Yah I suspected it would be as such, not sure how the TPF works. Also, I thing the bridge that converts SATA to PATA and then the SSD is probably a PATA to SATA adapter anyway - just too many conversions confusing the heck out of this thing.
08-16-2012 05:58 PM
TPF = Bill Morrow's ThinkPad Forum