10-02-2008 01:06 AM
Hi guys. I have recently purchased 2 SSD drives - 1x64gb & 1x128gb. I have the 64gb hooked up to the home pc and is running as the C:\ system drive. I wanted to hook up the 128gb drive to my notebook, but I keep getting an initialisation error (2100) - I have tried AHCI and Compatibility Mode, as well as look up various firmware upgrades and hdd firmware upgrade options via Lenovo.
I was just curious if anyone has had problems with this on there system, and if so, how did you overcome it. I have tried both drives on my notebook, both providing the same error, but both work on the desktop system.
I have a strong feeling it is to do with a firmware upgrade through Lenovo (ibm), as I have the most recent upgrade which is already a few months old... Hope to hear something good soon... Thnx guys in advance.
10-31-2008 01:34 AM
06-21-2009 11:47 AM - edited 06-21-2009 12:09 PM
I have a W500 and a OCZ Summit and it also comes up with a error 2100 though the drive itself is just fine (works great as an external drive). i have updated w500 bios; no effect. it needs to go in the caddy else it can't be removed without opening top of the case. very tight fit with rubber rails makes it difficult to remove also. don't know what to do. did you put it in without the caddie?
PS I have been referred to http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/documen
06-21-2009 12:36 PM
That Hard drive firmware update says:
This firmware update includes the fix for the case on a system with Windows Vista, that the system may display the following error message at each power on, and then cannot boot from the hard drive. "2100: Initialization error on HDD0 (Main hard disk drive)"
Does that sound like your problem?
08-21-2009 05:41 PM
On my Thinkpad X60 Tablet this error appeared to be caused by the PHYSICAL connection as Svaneberg mentioned!
I had the 2100 error, but immediately tried with removing the rubber sleeves and it worked, but unstable (I got the error again). Then I took the sleeves, end cut off the ends near the connectors (just 2 mm's) and re-applied them on the sides ad made sure the OCZ Vertex SDD I have was pushed firmly into the connector by the closing plate. Until now I had no problems anymore!
03-02-2010 08:00 AM
hello i have the same problem on my IBM lenovo T60
ERROR 2100 : HDD0 initialization error (2)
ERROR expansion ROM not initialized- PCI on Motherboard
press ESC to continue
and then nuttin happen
i have a message :
cannnot boot from any device
the pc can't start
and when i put windows cd trying to format it and reinstall it
i have a blue screen ....
can someone please help my pc can no more start; and i cant format it ny suggestions??
03-02-2010 01:06 PM
Welcome to the forum!
Check out following links for ROM not initialized error:-
As for HDD initialization error check following link:- http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/MIGR-42
To install Win XP, SATA AHCI needs to be changed to Compatibility mode in the BIOS for HDD. - Config - > SATA - > Compatibility.
Hope it helps.
Maliha (I don't work for lenovo)
ThinkPads:- T400[Win 7], T60[Win 7], IBM 240[Win XP]
IdeaPad: U350Apple:- Macbook Air [Snow Leopard]
03-05-2010 06:23 AM
thank u maliha for your reply
i took a look at it
the error about LAN card didn't bother me
since my laptop could start
but with that 2100 error; my hard drive can't anymoe be reconized
i just need to recover my data from it
i have 10 Giga of pictures in it
if anyone managed to do it please give me help