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Registered: ‎03-31-2012
Location: WI, USA
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T60 Disk Drive Failure After Trying to Write Recovery Disk


After backing up my computer for a reformat, I decided to create system recovery disks. I inserted a CD, and got an "unspecified error" message with the code 0x80004005. My computer no longer recognizes any disks I put in it, including my Windows 7 disk, and makes a sound I've never heard before, that sounds like the drive starting to run, then failing before it gets to speed.
Is it possible that Windows has somehow deactivated my disk drive, or could it have happened to fail minutes before a reformat due to the strain of having to burn a CD? Is there some way for me to salvage the optical drive without taking physical measures? If the optical drive is toast, is it possible for me to copy files from the Windows 7 CD to USB, and boot it from there?

Thanks for any help.


Edit: I found a guide for reformatting from USB, and will attempt it once I find a flash drive large enough for the Windows 7 ISO I made.

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Registered: ‎01-05-2010
Location: INDIA
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Re: T60 Disk Drive Failure After Trying to Write Recovery Disk

Hello Axeman89 and welcome to Lenovo community,


As I understand the optical drive does not read any disc now.

Uninstall the optical drive driver from device manager and restart the system and check,

If the issue persist the update the optical drive firmware from Lenovo website and also try making the anti virus program disable or uninstall.



Best Regards,


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Registered: ‎11-13-2008
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Re: T60 Disk Drive Failure After Trying to Write Recovery Disk

Heard about those error before. Click on Start/Run. Type in sfc /scannow Let the test run. After complete do the following. Start/Run. enter cmd. In the command window type chkdsk /F /R. After the next reboot it'll check your hdd for errors.

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