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Lenovo Thinkpad P51s boot issues (SSD / SSD controller)

2021-01-18, 13:48 PM

Dear community, a couple of days ago My Thinkpad P51s with Samsung SSD and win10 installed started BSOD'ing every half an hour or so, and then failed to start up completely. The Diagnostics tool from Lenovo can't test the SSD - test fails (See attached screen). 

The diskpart tool I run from the recovery CMD doesn't see any volumes, partitions and the bootrec tool tells me there are no windows systems installed. Is this the SSD problem or the SSD controller problem? How do I know for sure? How do I recover all the data from the SSD?  


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Re:Lenovo Thinkpad P51s boot issues (SSD / SSD controller)

2021-01-18, 17:36 PM

Hello pstr, 


   Welcome to Lenovo Community


Try checking the connection of the SSD, make sure it's properly seated.

Another step would be, is to try the SSD on a different machine,  to test and likewise see if the data can be recovered. 

On the same computer, perhaps another spare drive can be use to isolate the issue.



Update us how it goes



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