08-01-2012 05:41 AM
08-01-2012 06:13 AM
Wow, that is a little odd. But good to hear that you got it working.
I guess we both learned something
Glad I could help,
08-01-2012 06:39 AM
08-01-2012 06:43 AM - edited 08-01-2012 06:43 AM
Yeah, more than likely the power management software + driver enabled something in the other programs. I know that most of the time it is best to have all the drivers and thinkvantage technologies that needed for your machine. They all work together, and I'm guessing that this is one of those times that these particular drivers and programs need catheter to work properly.
Hope this helps,
08-01-2012 06:53 AM
I agree Alex, somehow it must need all the Thinkvantage tools to work or a shared DLL or something.
Well all is working now.
thanks all -we got there in the end
08-01-2012 07:02 AM
Well at least we now know what will fix this problem in the future. I'm glad everything is working for you. You said it best, We got there in the end.
Glad I could help,
08-02-2012 01:01 AM
I believe—but am not certain—that installing the power management driver might install some sort of system management interface that is required for some parts of a ThinkPad's hardware to communicate with the other parts. This is one of the reasons I always like to recommend using the ThinkVantage System Update software to download and install all of the missing device drivers and ThinkVantage software after installing the operating system. It's usually a quicker and easier fix to perform than to try and determine the driver dependencies and install them manually in an attempt to troubleshoot and resolve the problem.
09-01-2012 09:44 PM - edited 09-01-2012 09:47 PM
Good post I have the same issue after installing XP, after being stumped for several days and wasting hours on end trying to install very darn driver they had for the T60, I am going to give this a try. The Power Management drivers won't install without Microsoft NET 3.0 Frameworks, this is the stage I am at now, ready to give it another shot after I download it.
Lenovo should just combined all the drivers into one program instead of this abortion of a dozen different drivers that one has to hunt down !
09-02-2012 06:17 PM
No banana, I installed the Power Manager driver !
I then uninstalled all the other Hotkey drivers and reinstalled them and still no OSD !
What other drivers should I throw it ?
09-02-2012 10:38 PM
SInce a couple of weeks the Lenovo Power Management Driver is not mentioned in the driver matrices of most ThinkPads by (a meanwhile known) error. Please download it from the T430 driver matrix as linked above (first link).
If the function keys Fn-xx work but the OSD not appears, in many cases no or the wrong video driver (from Windows update) had been installed.