08-10-2010 02:04 AM
I have W510 and change a standart HDD to SSD Corsair Force F240. And allready second time today have an error while power on:
error 2100: HDD0 initializing error (1)
how i can fix it? thanks
08-10-2010 02:38 AM
08-10-2010 09:42 PM
I also had this error with a Corsair X256. I would get this error first thing every morning when the machine was literally cold. I found that by powering down (holding down the power button) it would then bootup okay (at least four times out of five). Alternatively if I kept the unit warm overnight (next to a heater) I would not have the problem (go figure).
I spent hours and hours trying to resolve, having the motherboard replaced twice and even buying a second (horrendously expensive) Corsair X256. None of this resolve the issue.
Unfortunately the initialisation error seems to be specifically related to a number of Corsair SSD's. I finally purchased the P Series from Corsair and haven't had a problem since.
09-18-2010 03:32 AM
I have the same problem with my W510 and my SSD Corsair F240. The error appears every second time when i boot or resume windows. I tested the hard drive with ThinkVantage PC Doctor and HDTune. Everything looks fine.
Stas, could you fix the problem?
01-28-2015 10:14 AM - edited 01-29-2015 03:34 AM
This definitely appears to be a hard drive issue, possibly linked to the firmware or OS settings.
On a T410 and a refurbished Western Digital Scorpio Black 320 GB the system ran fine (Win 7 Pro), *but* at some times would get that error on boot. Either rebooting or switching from ACHI to Compatibility mode would correct the issue, but never permanently. That T410 never has any issue with other drives.
This seems to be a timing issue with the HD being recognized in time: sometimes just hitting the Thinkvantage blue button at startup is enough to get the drive to be recognized. This may also be why changing from ACHI to Compatibility helps.
So my take is to *just* try another hard drive first, possibly cloning it on another system where it is recognized. And WD refurbished no more for me. It was a poisoned gift.
01-30-2015 07:29 PM
01-30-2015 11:55 PM
WD black are my preferred ones, indeed w/5 yr warranty - however this one is a refurb one, only 90 day warranty from WD (expired - I ran tests then but that issue didn't show up at the time - bummer)
Re RPS - interesting, this was set as standard (no RPS). So trying RPS enabled, so far the drive hasn't had the error 2100 booting issue. - but experiencing far more random BSOD's (there were some issues before jumpering but not as much). Since I ran memory tests (this one has 8GB of OEM ram) it is probably a cache issue also caused by that hard drive. What a specimen, a drive that works well most of the time but fails reliably some 20% of the time!
Will confirm for sure after I replace w/ a different drive.
WD shouldn't be reselling these refurbished drives at all - terrible for their reputation.
01-31-2015 12:27 AM
Not sure if this will help or not. But my experience with SSD's so far is that the Intel (some, I don't recall which), Kingston HyperX (very nice, all SSD inner workings completely hidden from user and automatically working in background), and all Samsung SSD 's work without issues on a variety of Thinkpads (T60/61p, X200, W500, T500, T410, T430s ..). So maybe trying one of these instead might be useful.
03-08-2016 09:11 PM - edited 03-08-2016 09:14 PM
I have a T430 and ssd Corsair Force LE 240GB.
Start work fine with Win7 but when I update to 10 error 2100.
-update bios to 2.70
-bios ssd not in list
Maybe the ssd need new bios.