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HDD read error is displayed after failing to PXE boot and continuing to the HDD - ThinkCentre M72e Tiny (Type 3261, 3263, 3264, 3267, 3273, 3856, 4004, 4156)



If the user performs a PXE boot to the system and allows PXE to time out and boot to the local drive, the user will notice the following error:

"A disk read error occurred. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart".

Affected configurations

The above symptom is associated with the following systems:

  • ThinkCentre M72e Tiny (Type 3261, 3263, 3264, 3267, 3273, 3856, 4004, 4156)

System is configured with:

  • “ATA Drives Setup” is configured as “IDE mode” in the Lenovo BIOS Setup Utility.

Operating Systems
  • All Operating Systems

To resolve this issue, update to BIOS F4KT42A which is located at the following URL:

If you are unable to find what you are looking for, please do try the following options:
1. Lenovo Assisted Search
2. Product usage and general troubleshooting tips
3. Lenovo Support Forum
4. Technical Support Call Centre

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Alias ID : SF13-D0142
Document ID : HT078366
Legacy Document ID : SF13-D0142
Last Updated :
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