ThinkPad T43 error 2010

When I boot one of the ThinkPad T43s at the office, this text appears on the screen:


2010: Warning: Your internal hard disk drive (HDD) may not function correctly on this system. Ensure that your HDD is supported on this system and that the latest HDD firmware is installed. Press to continue

Press to Setup

I press F1, Windows XP boots, and everything seems OK, but I worry about it nonetheless.

According to Lenovo support, this is a known issue, and it's not a big deal--they just want you to know that some utilities might not work with your hard drive. Other people report frustration with the error message and wish Lenovo would offer complete support for all hard drives.

Lenovo offers a hard drive firmware update, which purports to fix the problem on a particular set of hard drives. I burned a CD of the ISO and gave it a try, but my hard drives are not supported.

I'm going to ignore the problem for now and hope for the best.


4SattarN said...

So, this is three years late, but should you still be using this machine, there has been a modded bios created specifically to fix this problem, which can be found at ThinkWiki.org. Search for "Problems with non-Thinkpad hard drives." Download and run the upgrade from the .zip file, and there should be no more error.

I am currently creating a guide at Ifixit.com

Richard said...

Awesome, thanks.


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