01-12-2013 01:35 AM
So I just got my T430 in November and recently it had been blue screening. I decided to factory restore and ever since the factory restore I have been receiveing a 2101 Error every time I restart, and only when I restart. I have no idea what to do, anyone have a solution?
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01-14-2013 12:21 PM
I tried to do some research on your error, but Microsoft has little listed for a code 2101 error. Could you possibly reboot your machine at some point and copy down the error message in its entirety? With more information, we might be able to figure out a fix.
01-14-2013 01:28 PM
01-14-2013 03:47 PM
All my data is backed up so there I don't mind rebooting, and I think it's a hardware issue so I'm sending it in to get it fixed. And the 2101 Error is error about the mSata so it's most likely a hardware issue.
01-20-2013 02:35 PM
The Error 2101: Detection error on HDDx miniSata is a BIOS error. This has nothing to do with the operating system you have installed or any drivers. During the POST, the system does not see the miniSata drive.
I (like some others) received my new T530 recently, setup it all up and then a few hours later received this error.
The solution is simple. You must open up your ThinkPad. Remove the two keyboard screws and remove the keyboard and RE-SEAT the miniSata drive. There is 1 screw holding the board down. Remove it, re-insert it in. Screw everything back up and voila, no more issue. Go to the Lenovo / ThinkPad Guides and Manuals page for your device (http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/guides-and-manuals/default.page?) and download the Hardware Maintenance Manual for your ThinkPad. There are clear instructions (for those less inclined) on how to remove the keyboard. You do NOT need to disconnect the ribbon cable. Simple / carefully slide the keyboard forward and the miniSata drive will be visible and accessible.
You can also use the ExpressCache program to get stats on the miniSata drive and see how it is working. Open a Command Prompt (in Administrator Mode) and issue the command:
eccmd -info - Display ExpressCache activity informatio
eccmd -? - Will show you all options
eccmd -format - Will reformat and clear the cache drive.
Hopefully, this will help out those out there with this issue. Just remember, if the BIOS doesn't see the device, it is not a driver problem !