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Fanfold Paper
Posts: 12
Registered: ‎08-10-2016
Location: CH
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L540 - HDD broken ?

So here's my problem. I used to have an SSD from Kingston on my ThinkPad L540 but due some issues with that SSD, i for the moment use the standard 1TB WD HDD the laptop was shipped with. First of all the boot now takes quite a long time and second after the sign in page on win 10, the screen will be black for a moment, for about 20 seconds or so. Is it a issue with the HDD, Win 10 or with the laptop ? Btw the HDD gets also quite hot. 


Would be thnkful for any help. Thank you in advance! 



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Paper Tape
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎08-17-2016
Location: US
Views: 199
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Re: L540 - HDD broken ?

Log into windows and download/use Crystal Disk info. There is a non installer zip file version. Just run it and it will tell you if your hard drive is bad or not. Likely just a slow 5400RPM drive.

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