11-07-2011 05:52 AM
I have a new E525 that I am trying to use with some external eSATA storage. If I boot the system with the eSATA drive attached, the internal HDD is not found and the system will not boot. I get "Fixed Disk: External Disk 0" on the diagnostic splash screen.
If I boot with the eSATA drive turned off, and turn it on once the OS has booted, all is well and both internal and external drives are found.
Any ideas? I have looked for a BIOS update but have not been able to find one. I've also been through most of the BIOS settings but can't see anything that looks relevant.
11-09-2011 06:46 AM
11-10-2011 06:38 AM
I would appreciate some sort of reply to this from Lenovo........
If I boot from the DVD drive, both internal and eSATA drives are visible. So this is purely a BIOS boot option problem. How about providing a BIOS update that allows boot from either eSATA or internal SATA?
I have other laptops (from Dell) that don't do this using the same eSATA hardware. They give me the option of choosing between eSATA and internal drive, and specifying the boot order.
01-03-2012 10:50 AM - edited 01-03-2012 10:53 AM
I just installed a E525 1200 2hg (AMD Processor) and experience the same problem. It's annoying and i would like to see a soltution to this.
I do not have this problem on a Toshiba notebook.
Is there a BIOS fix for this?