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03-06-2012 11:00 AM
I'v got a HP Pavilion zv6100 laptop,and now I'd buyed a new SSd harddisk for it.
When I start up I got a error message at the first site where all the hardware is listed.
The disk is been recognized, but an error 0200 Failure Fixed Disk 0 came up, and a pip noice came too.
When use F1 button , the installation dvd for the new operating system,Linux Mint 12 start installing susessfully.
However , everytime I start the laptop , the same error came up ,and I had to use my installation dvd to help starting up.( in a startmeny I got a choice of boot up from harddisk) then it boot up normally.
My question is if that SSD disk may not been supported by this laptop?
PS. Its a Transcend 32 GB , IDE 2,5 MLC disk.
03-06-2012 11:28 AM
I am very surprised that a SSD works at all in a notebook that old.
I would say that you are seeing the best results you are going to see with a SSD in your PC.
Do you have the latest BIOS revision installed?
I doubt that would matter, but who knows?
03-06-2012 01:32 PM - edited 03-06-2012 01:33 PM
That sort of error is generally specific to the drive...i.e. you may have a bad one. Where did you get it? One does not see too many of the PATA SSD drives around. You might try formatting it to a Linux file system like ext4 or reiser and set up the partitions you want (I would do a "/" partition of say 6 gigs, then a swap equal to the amount of memory on the system and then a "/home" partition for the rest) while connected to another computer with a usb adapter, and then try installing Linux on it. I would certainly try to run a disk checking utility on it and there are specific SSD tools out there for that purpose.
03-07-2012 11:44 AM
Yes, I'v thought about it , but I cant get Bios update in Linux,and windows will not install on this machine. I tryed xp professional, vista and windows 7, and they all came up with same message: couldn't find BOOTMGR.
I guess the cause is my old machine