01-02-2016 01:51 AM
01-02-2016 04:10 AM
I don't know what is the exact return policy but since you have the on-site warranty it is time to use it. I understand it is frustrating.
01-02-2016 07:45 AM
Just an update.
I managed to change the BIOS. It was setup for Network.So now I no longer get the error at bootup.
But when I run Lenovo Solution Center I get failures on PCI EXPRESS. It gives me an Error code.
I assume it needs to be changed after all.
It is very disappointing.
01-02-2016 10:16 AM - edited 01-02-2016 10:29 AM
Have you updated Lenovo Solution Center (via Lenovo System Update that comes preinstalled) and Adobe Air (from Adobe web site, be careful because the download may offer unwanted software) ? Lenovo Solution Center depends on Adobe Air https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Security-Malware/More-Adobe-Updates-for-December-2015/td-p/2235909
The BIOS factory settings are weird. I would try to load BIOS default values as it seems the current BIOS settings are messed up.
What is the exact error code or text message ? It can be a false alarm https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-Apps/Lenovo-Solution-Center/td-p/2225195
01-02-2016 10:33 AM - edited 01-02-2016 10:42 AM
Unfortunately, the first thing happened on the screen was the following:
2100: Detection error on SSD1 (M.2)
Press Esc to continue
You're sure that's what the error showed, and not 2101?
Anyway, looks like an onsite service call is appropriate. I agree, disappointing.
Just one more thought... if you only have one SSD installed, it's come to light that the slot ("a" or "b") in which the SSD is installed may be crucial. There is at least some ambiguity as to whether the slot on the left is the one which should be used when a single SSD is installed, or should it be the slot on the right?
And the question really is what the BIOS shows as NVMe0/HDD2 or NVMe1/HDD3, and should the one identified as NVMe0/HDD2 (no matter which slot it turns out to be) be used for the boot drive, especially in a single M.2 SSD non-RAID configuration.
Have you checked the drives shown in the BIOS list of installed drives? Is the correct device specified as the first drive in the boot sequence? I'm just kind of thinking out loud here, even though obviously this is not how the machine should have been delivered from Lenovo if it's not even bootable from the factory.
01-02-2016 12:03 PM
Before I changed the BIOS the error was 2100.
After I changed the BIOS (I think they set it up for network) I no longer get the error.
When I run Lenovo Solution Center version 3.2.002 (latest version) I get the following:
Hardware scan has detected one or more failures
Result code: WPE001001-UL7VJE
Device: PCI Express
I also noticed when the computer runs for some time there is occasional freezes.
01-02-2016 01:06 PM
01-03-2016 07:34 AM
in Event Viewer in Application there are no errors
However, in System I have couple:
Service Control Manger
Most of them have to do with permission in Window.
There is nothing for PCI Express nor for windows operating system
Checking the Windows 10 disk manager everything is healthy including the PCI Express SSD drive!
I just looked at Lenovo solution Center read me file
It states under Limitation And Consideration:
*Only SATA and SAS hard drive and SSD is supported
*SATA Controller Mode needs to be set to AHCI in system BIOS if the system doesn't provide UEFI BIOS
*Doesn't support hardware test on eMMC type Storage Device
So where does it leave the PCI Express SSD hard drive?
01-03-2016 03:10 PM
Ok, so the status is that you can boot successfully into windows off the PCIe M2 Drive?
What happens when it freezes? Does the system freeze for a second and come back? Or does it totally stop and you have to reboot? What are you doing when it freezes?
Have you tried reinstalling windows?
Its possible that it is a unrelated error that concidentally occured around the same time that you had the PCIe problems. In that vein, can you test the integrity of your RAM?
For example with memtest:
01-04-2016 12:19 AM
I got the same error this morning. Received the P70 on 31st Dec. All booted fine. Set up BitLocker and changed BIOS to request password before boot. Also changed BIOS to use VTx as I'm using VirtualBox to run VMs. All was good. Could shutdown and restart with no issues.
This morning (4th), turned the machine on and I get the 2100: Detection Error on SSD1 (M.2) / Press ESC. I get the error after entering the password.
Pressing ESC does boot from the SSD and I can get into windows. Don't yet know if there will be any issues during the day - this is its first long working day.
I've just run the updated version of Lenovo Solution Center and it passes - although there is a red X against the PCI/PCI-e Test with the word "Invalid".