Thinkpad R51 won`t start hard drive, it seems Tags: Hard Drives Storage Last response: September 9, 2006 3:38 AM in Storage Share rashka September 6, 2006 10:49:00 PM Hi everyone, I hope this post is in the right sub-forum. My laptop is an about 2 year-old IBM Thinkpad R51 that had a few issues in the past which, though, didn`t bother me too much. A few days ago then, while playing a Winamp video, it suddenly froze. Since this has happened before, I didn`t give it too much consideration. Reboot and it was fine. Yesterday while opening a pdf document, the same thing happened, but this time when I tried to restart it, the only things that happened were the fan starting up and a few LEDs flashing up. If you listen really closely to where the hard drive is sitting, you can hear that something in there is spinning, but it just won`t "pick up" and boot. After a few tries it worked until yesterday night, and this morning no reboot could awaken it at all. I`m all out of wits by now and would be really glad if anybody could give me a heads up on how to get it back running. Thanks. More about : thinkpad r51 start hard drive Codesmith September 9, 2006 3:38:15 AM Get yourself a free copy of the Ultimate Boot CD, run the manufacturers diagnostic utility on your hard drive. If it can't boot change the boot order in the CMOS setup, or if you can't change the order use the floppy version. If you can't enter the CMOS setup then you got more serious problems. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Memory installation on ThinkPad R51 - hard to do? Forum SolvedMy computer won't start without auxiliary backup hard drive Forum SolvedI changed my hard drive but now Windows won\'t start Forum Hard drive won't start up... Forum Boot issue on Windows 7 won't start after installing an extra [empty] hard drive Forum Portable Hard drive won't start Forum Windows 7 won't start after installing an extra [empty] hard drive Forum [Solved] Error 0xc0000021a ; computer won\'t start, hard drive suspected Forum SolvedHard drive randomly seems to disappear and reappear. Forum SolvedI just got a new case and motherboard for my pc, using my old hard drive, however its seems a ton slower than usual Forum Hard drive won't start up Forum SolvedCan this hard drive fit in my Lenovo Thinkpad t60 Forum Windows won't start, is it my hard drive? Forum NOT READING USB or Hard Drive LENOVO THINKPAD Forum Win 7 comp won't start-up after adding second hard drive Forum SolvedBIOS detecting hard drive, Vista install does not, seems to be stuck in RAID? Forum SolvedJust built new PC, experiencing some weird sound coming from what seems the like hard drive. Can anyone tell me what this is? Forum i have a wd external hard drive seems like the connections are lose tried another usb cable but the light barely flickers on a Forum Windows detected a hard disk problem, seems to be reallocated bad sectors? Is the drive beyond saving? Forum My pc won't start - goes immediately into what seems to be powersaving mode (I just got an upgraded power supply and video car Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !