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X41 Tablet: 0200 Failure Fixed Disk 1 error

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X41 Tablet: 0200 Failure Fixed Disk 1 error

#1 Post by Oromei » Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:37 am

Hello everyone, I was just hoping to get a little help with an issue I've run into with my first old ThinkPad restoration. My x41 produces the error in the subject line, even though I attempt booting to a USB (which the system does recognize).

(Here are a couple of pictures: X41 error https://imgur.com/a/3DrhOBX)

The hard drive I have is actually a mini pcie sad hooked up to an IDE to mini pcie converter, but regardless as I said it produces the error just from trying to boot with my usb.

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Re: X41 Tablet: 0200 Failure Fixed Disk 1 error

#2 Post by RealBlackStuff » Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:02 am

Obviously whatever contraption you use as your HDD is faulty.
Remove it, and then you should be able to boot from a USB-HDD
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Re: X41 Tablet: 0200 Failure Fixed Disk 1 error

#3 Post by axur-delmeria » Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:15 am

I'm guessing it's an IDE to mSATA adapter.

The most likely cause is that the X41 Tablet uses a SATA-IDE bridge chip for the HDD port. That's because the ICH6M southbridge only has 1 IDE port, which the X41T uses for the CD/DVD drive on the Ultrabase.

The IDE to mSATA adapter also uses a SATA-IDE bridge chip (operating in reverse, these chips are usually bidirectional), and it's a known fact that having two of these bridge chips in one port will cause a number of issues, like failure to detect the disk, timeout errors, or reduced speed (usually 33 MB/sec max).

The optimal solution is to "cut out the middleman" by removing the SATA-IDE bridge chip, turning it into a SATA port. However, it requires a quite a bit of modding.
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