07-29-2011 01:13 PM
I am running Windows 7 (64-bit) on a T500 with 6GB of RAM.
I ran the Lenovo Software Update utility the other day and installed all of the listed updates. This morning, I attempted to bring up Access Connections (aka Internet Connections; v. 5.84) to take a look at the profiles I had defined. When I start Access Connections, the task appears in the task bar but there is no window displayed!
I thought that the update that was performed through TVSU might have gone wrong so I downloaded 5.84 from Lenovo's website and attempted to install it again and I'm seeing the same behavior.
Has anyone else encountered this problem?
For now, it's not severe issue as I don't have a need to create a new connection profile but I may have to soon.
Any suggestions on what I should try?
Thanks in advance.
08-01-2011 10:45 AM
I've tried removing and installing Access Connections a few times now. I removed and installed 5.84 and went as far as selecting to not save any of the profile information as part of the removal process. When I started attempted to start the application, I was able to get the user interface screen once. After that, I would end up in the same situation as I had previously. The task shows as running in the task manager and on the task bar. But, I get no interface. I get a couple flashes on the screen. So, there appears to be some issue with rendering/displaying the UI screen.
Thinking that it might be an issue with 5.84, I downloaded and installed 5.83. Still seeing the same behavior.
I guess I will see if I can get in touch with Lenovo support regarding this.
08-01-2011 07:26 PM
08-02-2011 08:20 PM
08-03-2011 07:04 AM
At this point, I only have Access Connections 5.84 installed and I am still seeing the same problem. It appears as though the application is unable to draw the interface window for some unknown reason.
I don't even see the application's splash screen though the taskbar item appears. This is very annoying (to say the least). Is there any way I can speak with someone at Lenovo's technical support group to report this problem? Do I need to call in through the 800 number?
08-12-2011 02:04 PM
08-16-2011 09:39 PM - last edited on 08-16-2011 10:22 PM by andyP
I was experiencing exactly the same problems with my T500 Win7 X64 Utilimate machine after the last set of Lenovo updates. It took a few days for me to notice the problem. Not only weren't the Access Connections and Power Manager windows not rendering, I also stumbled onto the fact that my Blackberry Desktop Manager was also not rendering.
I had also applied a number of windows updates as well. I backed them all off with no change.
LENOVO SOFTWARE SUPPORT DOES NOT EXIST!!. I called the 800 number 1-800-IBM-SERV and was told by the IBM contractor answering the Thinkvange support call that he is only allowed to tell a customer to uninstall and reinstall the Lenovo provided software. If that does not fix the problem then he must tell the customer to reload the system from a prior backup or reinstall the operating system.
I booted the machine in safe mode with networking and found that the Power Manager and Access Connections windows will render. That reminded me that included in the recent System Updates was a new display adapter driver from AMD. I have had problems with these drivers in the past and went into device manager and rolled back the driver. Reboot and now I have my access connection, power manager and Blackberry desktop windows fully operating.
IS THERE NO WAY TO REPORT A PROBLEM TO LENOVO FOR THEIR SOFTWARE ISSUES?
I hope this helps you and anyone else experiencing the same problems.
LENOVO - The last AMD Dual Driver is BAD!!!! as was releated in the past month for X64 machines.
I can be contacted at xxxxxxxxxxx if any Lenovo representatives or managers would like to discuss this issue and why I should continue to buy ThinkPads for me and my clients.
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