Lenovo R500 Hard Drive Upgrade and Reinstall Issues
Posted on 2013-01-10
I have just upgraded a clients Lenovo R500 laptop harddrive from a 160GB hard drive to a 750GB. The laptop runs Vista Business
I found that the Windows Update feature was not working and kept coming up with errors all the time.
I ended up reinstalling the software on the laptop after inittially imaging it using Acronis.
Even after the reinstall the Windows update feature would not work. I tried the usual stuff, but eventually found an article which suggested I needed to install the Intel Rapid Storage Technology driver on the laptop. After doing this and restarting the Windows update feature has worked fine.
Now a new issue I have come across is since the Windows Update area update Internet Explorer from version 8 to 9, everytime I open IE9 it crashes. I get the error message which says:
Internet Explorer has stopped working
A problem caused the program to stop working correctly......
It does this on every start and will not open a page.
I have tried running without add-ons and the same thing happens.
I have uninstalled version 9 and reverted back to version 8 and it works OK.
I have reset the IE settings.
Can anyone help me with this issue now. I don't think this would be related to the fact that we upgraded the hard drive, but given the first issue we found, I would not be surprised.