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windows dont come up - windows has encountered a problem communicating with a device connected to your computer, no devices connected

Hello,
my lenovo x201 shows me the next warning msg:
windows has encountered a problem communicating with a device connected to your computer, no devices connected

it doesn't come up , and a;ways goes back to the same error mesage ?
can someone help ?
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nobus

8/22/2022 - Mon
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it even doesn't come up in safe mode...
no external USB device is connected..

can it mean the HD is dead ??
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sikadmin

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repair didnt help
i will replace the HD, to see if it works.. and let you know
nobus

did you try a system restore?
why do you replace the HD ? did you test it?
that is the first thing to do if you suspect it
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i took it out, put it on a USB to SATA device to backup the data.
it takes a million years until it can be read...and when trying to copy  some files cannot be copied... (corrupted and many other error messages)
nobus

best connect the drive to a normal sata connector - not via USB
but yes, that indicates disk problems
best run a diag on it , to be sure
if the diag can't repair it, try HDDRegenerator, it repaired many drives for me :
http://www.dposoft.net/hdd.html
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can it "damage" the data on the HD ?
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sikadmin

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Thanks !
will try it
nobus

run the diag FIRST -it is free
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Nothing helped...
probably the HD was in vetry bad condition.
only when i replaced it everything work as usual
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nobus

even the best software cannot repair physical damage, as i said above
if no more help is needed, plse close this Q