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Registered: ‎02-17-2009
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Need to replace hard drive

I want to get the 2tb western digital  internal hard drive for my t40p.  I've been reading that if its not a Lenovo hard drive I might have warning messages at boot, is this correct?  I've compared the size and it looks like it will fit. 


Also, my old hard drive failed so what else do I need to get my laptop working, a recovery disk or will rescue and restore work?  Will one of these recover Windows?

Message Edited by zorro7444 on 02-17-2009 08:31 AM
Message Edited by zorro7444 on 02-17-2009 01:11 PM
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Re: Need to replace hard drive

Welcome to the forum!


Your T40p requires a PATA/IDE hard drive, and the largest one available is WD 250GB/5400rpm. No errors will be triggered, this is a problem only  with T43/p, R52 and X41/T units.


You will need a set of recovery disks to get your ThinkPad to factory state once the new drive is installed.


Hope this helps.



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