Having problems with your IBM ThinkPad X61s PC Notebook ?

Error 174 im getting an error but I have run testing multiple times on my laptop and it says there is nothing wrong with the systemboard. i have replaced the hard drive 3 times and im still getting the error. what can i do about this without paying an arm and a leg to fix this?


Answers :

This is what the error might be:
174(Configuration error:)
1. Check device configuration.
2. Hard disk drive assembly.
3. System board.
When you power it up, press F1 or alt(prn scr) and hold it until you see the BIOS screen. It should then show you the configuration information. Error devices usually have a white arrow beside them. If you have tested the system and replaced the hard drive - quite likely the problem is that the drive is simply not configured properly, try a different setting for the HD. Also when a CMOS battery gets weak, occasionally errors will post, try changing the CMOS battery, it is usually in the memory area and looks like a large watch battery. After replacing it you will have to redo the bios settings again. Occasionally also simply changing a setting and saving it and then changing it back and saving again will eliminate errors - this forces the bios to rewrite it's data and correct any corrupt entries.I don't recall exactly but there may also be an option in that type of bios to clear the error logs. Do that also if it has that setting.
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