01-23-2008 04:52 AM
R40 – 27220GDM Win XP SP2 Laptop firmware update 1.33 _1PET65WW), embedded controller firmware update 1.14.
My laptop currently has a 100 gig Seagate (ST9100823A) – not flashed with IBM firmware – previously Ghosted from the original IBM HDD. When I attach a 160g Seagate drive (ST9160821A) via USB & external enclosure to the R40 laptop, the drive is totally visible in Disk Manager & accessible if I allocate a drive letter to it.
I then Ghosted (Ghost 12) the 100 gig internal system drive to the 160 gig drive via USB, correctly setting the active drive and bootable (without allocating a drive letter), but when I install the 160 gig drive into the laptop immediately after Ghosting (viz without first restarting with the 100 gig or accessing the drive via the USB device which is purported to allocate a different drive letter to the device), the BIOS doesn’t seem to recognise the 160 gig drive. We just get a flashing cursor in the top left of the display. When doing the selective boot (via IBM Access button, then select temp startup device selecting Hard Drive, the drive doesn’t appear. Have tried Fixmbr from XP CD repair. Have also tried by partitioning the drive to 136 gig before ghosting which is inside the size limitation of some BIOS’s. Also tried cloning the 100 g to 160 g using the sector copy giving the same 100gig size partition, without success.
If the drive is accessible via a USB interface, does that mean the PC BIOS should be capable of seeing the drive via the regular P-ATA interface?
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01-27-2008 08:24 PM - last edited on 01-27-2008 08:41 PM by JaneL
MIGR-62282 Hard drive firmware update utility (Bootable CD ISO) - ThinkPad
Put the 160GB drive in the Thinkpad, turn it on, & start tapping F12 rapidly & repeatedly to get a Boot Device menu, put the Update CD in the drive, and select ATAPI CD0 from the menu, and follow the instructions. That should let the Thinkpad properly detect the HDD.
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