07-12-2018 10:54 AM
I had a bigger hard drive installed on my ThinkPad T550. I decided to do this because a big Windows 10 update could not be installed because the original hard drive was full.
After this I started getting crashes, either the HDD0 detection error or a blue screen. I took the laptop back to the technician a couple of times, he first removed the foil that had been around the original drive, then added it back etc.
At some point I ran CCleaner and let it remove all the files it found. This seemed to have resolved the issue.
Today, which is a couple of weeks after I first ran CCleaner, I suddenly got the HDD0 crash again. When I restarted the computer, there was a big Windows 10 update waiting. I installed it, but the computer kept crashing.
I then ran CCleaner again. It found a dozen files to removed, for Edge, IE etc. (which I don't use). I let it remove those files and since then the computer has been stable again.
I lost a lot of time because of this error and presumed it was caused by a hardware issue, but it turns out it was simply a Windows 10 update problem. I hope this solution helps someone!
07-12-2018 01:26 PM
A detection error occurs at power-up and means the drive did not respond quickly enough. It wouldn't matter if the drive was completely empty or completely full. I would make sure I had a good, current backup.