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heugonaut
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T61P HDD Error 2100

Hey all, I have a T61P which I was running Windows 7 on. Two days ago my hard drive crashed. Following the boot screen there are two beeps and then I get an error 2100 message. I went out and bought a new hard drive and installed Windows 7 on it. As I was installing Windows updates and Thinkpad drivers the hard drive crashed and again goes from boot screen to an Error 2100 message. What can this be and how can I fix it? Any help would be appreciated.

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Re: T61P HDD Error 2100

Hi heugonaut,


Try BIOS update, the list of changes page says "The error code 2100 (Hard disk drive 0 initialization error) is displayed only occasionally after "Setup Default" is done in BIOS Setup Utility."


If that doesn't help then the HMM for T61p suggests following:-


1. Reseat the hard disk drive.

 2. Main hard disk drive.

3. System board.


Hope this helps.


 

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Maliha (I don't work for lenovo)
ThinkPads:- T400[Win 7], T60[Win 7], IBM 240[Win XP]

IdeaPad: U350

Apple:- Macbook Air [Snow Leopard]
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Re: T61P HDD Error 2100

I believe that my BIOS is up to date. Also it could not be a case of re-seating the drive if I swapped a new one in...
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Re: T61P HDD Error 2100

Reseating sometimes helps, a while ago I was updating 6GB to 20GB on my IBM 240, I noticed that the ThinkPad sometimes threw HDD error, I reseated the drive and noticed that one of the HDD pins was little bit crooked, I straightened it out and never got any error ever since.

 

There is an HDD firmware update, see if your drive qualiifies:- http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/MIGR-63685.html

 

From the txt file:-

 

This firmware update includes the fix for the case on a system with
             Windows Vista, that the system may display the following error
             message at each power on, and then cannot boot from the hard drive.
             "2100: Initialization error on HDD0 (Main hard disk drive)"
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Maliha (I don't work for lenovo)
ThinkPads:- T400[Win 7], T60[Win 7], IBM 240[Win XP]

IdeaPad: U350

Apple:- Macbook Air [Snow Leopard]
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Re: T61P HDD Error 2100

Replace HDD with other one, manufactured by other vendor. But avoid WD - they will cause 2100 error. Tried personally, it really works.

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