02-26-2012 11:30 AM
I'm trying to upgrade the hard drive on my T60 laptop and am getting the message "A disk read error occurred. Press Ctrl + Alt + Del to restart." I'm grateful for any help anyone can give.
The old hard drive is a 60 GB Hitachi model HTS541060G9SA00. The new hard drive is a 500 GB Samsung model HN-M500MBB. I used Acronis True Image to create an image of the partitions on the old hard drive, following the procedure and guidelines I found here:
To reiterate a few aspects of the process: I had the *new* hard drive within the machine; I booted to the Acronis CD; I restored/resized the image stored on a USB hard drive to the new hard drive. When I boot to the new hard drive, I get the "disk read error" message.
What I've tried:
* I booted to UBCD. From this, I can open "My Computer" and see the partitions on the new hard drive, and I can see the files and folders within it. The C: partition is NTFS, 64428 MB with 43501 MB free; the D: partition is NTFS, 418765 MB with 393804 MB free. I assume this means that the hard drive itself is not faulty.
* I tried changing one BIOS setting: the "Serial ATA (SATA)" setting on "[Compatibility]" and booting (got the disk read error) and then on "[ACHI]" and booting (again, the disk read error). This is beyond my knowledge base, but I read on a forum somewhere that toggling this setting helped someone with a somewhat similar problem.
Any suggestions? I'm grateful for any help you can give. Thanks!
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02-28-2012 08:47 AM - edited 02-28-2012 08:48 AM
You asked the same question Sunday on the "other" thinkpad forum. I told you the problem (advanced format drive) and asked you what OS you were running. I need to know that before I can be more specific
03-07-2012 10:28 AM
I hadn't realized that the two forums were linked or frequented by the same community or I wouldn't have posted in both places. I was able to get to a solution, details here: