06-03-2011 08:19 AM
I have a dead lenovo y560 with all my data due to graphics module failure. I tried accessing the data using an external esata enclosure, but cannot access the drives where I stored my data: maybe due to the rapid drive thing.
Need help on the following:
1. Is there a way to know if the hard disk is corrupted? If not, how to retrieve the data?
2. How much is the mainboard? I cannot find my receipt so I can't register the base warranty
3. Where do you get the fru part number of the mainboard for ordering?
....Any help will be much appreciated.
06-04-2011 07:07 PM
I am almost certain its the RapidDrive technology in your way...
I had an issue where my OS wasn't booting after installing too many updates and drivers at once. I couldn't get into the OS to split the partitions to reinstall. I tried with the Windows 7 disk, but I couldn't access the partitions, they were still joined. When I tried to reinstall on the joined partition, It gave me an error that it couldn't create a system partition.
So I tried my XP disk and voila! It was able to see both my SSD and HD, split. So I was able to format the SSD and reinstall with the windows 7 disk.
So if I were you, I would try to access the drive from a computer running XP. Maybe something in XP cripples the RapidDrive technology. Or it could be because the driver is made for Win7, so it doesn't load.