02-04-2013 11:10 AM
I have lenovo T430s laptop that is configured with Bitlocker encruptions and TPM PIN entry. I don't think that has anything to do with the error msg I am getting but here it is. Error: 0271: Real Time Clock Error - Check Date and Time settings.
Press Esc to continue or F1 to enter setup. I am unable to get into BIOS or even the login screen for Windows 7.
Any advice would be appreciated.
02-04-2013 12:57 PM
02-05-2013 06:43 PM
richk is correct.
I found some info in the Numeric error codes and it says to "Run BIOS Setup Utility."
So what is happening when you try to access BIOS?
02-12-2013 08:01 AM
OK, I have a similar problem with my T430s. Specifically when I have the computer on (running on battery) and then try to connect it to my docking station, the computer turns off and reboots with this error. I never had an issue like this on my T410s.
I went into BIOS and set the time and date, and then it went to boot up properly. But I don't think I should have to do this EVERY TIME I reconnect the computer to my docking station.
Thanks in advance for your help!
02-12-2013 01:53 PM
02-12-2013 04:53 PM
02-13-2013 12:48 PM
Thanks dmckenzies and richk for the quick response. I'll try to answer your questions:
1. The dock is type 4337 ans P/N 75Y5905
2. The dock is connected to AC power at all times
3. As for "are your BIOS and chipset updated" -- I have no idea what this means. It is a new computer, I have been using it for maybe 2 months. Each time I get this error I go into BIOS and update the date, but I don't think that's the question you're asking.
As for the suggestion of replacing the CMOS battery, how could this possibly be necessary with a new computer?
Thanks again in advance for your help!
02-13-2013 06:11 PM
According to this document on ThinkPad Mini Dock Series 3, the T430s is not compatible with this particular docking station.
According to this document on Docks, Port Replicator, Ultrabase - Reference Guide the T430s is only compatible with the 3.0 docking stations.
02-14-2013 05:52 PM
Thanks to everyone for the help. Just want to close this out. I had a IBM/Lenovo technician here today and he replaced the CMOS battery. Upon the change, the computer is fine being reconnected to the dock (the three times I tried it). So it has been resolved with the battery. Surprised by the incompatibility claim because I am not having issues now. Wondering if it's just a USB 2.0 vs. 3.0 thing (and Lenovo trying to sell more peripherals, of course).
02-14-2013 06:14 PM