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gandalf
Posts: 13
Registered: ‎11-01-2010
Location: USA
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Re: Thinkvantage toolbox toolbar keeps coming back

I did see the work around and it did work as described.

 

I agree that removing software that is not used is a good idea. Does the toolbox do anything important, other than alert the user of things it thinks are in urgent need of attention?

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asegarra
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎12-13-2011
Location: Puerto Rico
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Re: Thinkvantage toolbox toolbar keeps coming back

There seems to be a startup service that enables the toolbar upon boot. It is called EnableToolbarw32.exe which as the name implies starts up at boot, enables the toolbar then quits.. In fact if you try the workaround give here you will notice upon boot that this app keeps running in the background indefinitely. Disabling this startup service will stop the toolbar from magically appearing after each boot.

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Manuel1982
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎12-15-2011
Location: Germany
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Re: Thinkvantage toolbox toolbar keeps coming back

I got the same problem with my new X121e. Can we expect an update that fixes the bug? I didn't like to hack this thing with the provided solution.
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someotherguy
Posts: 2,553
Registered: ‎10-29-2009
Location: NC
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Re: Thinkvantage toolbox toolbar keeps coming back

There will not be any update for this bug.  The toolbox is going to be replaced soon with a new software product called "Lenovo Solution Center".  The latest version of toolbox (5849) is the final version and there won't be any more updates.  You can keep using toolbox as long as you want, but there won't be any more updates for it.

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asegarra
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎12-13-2011
Location: Puerto Rico
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Re: Thinkvantage toolbox toolbar keeps coming back

Will we be updated automatically to the new application through the lenovo update app?

 

btw: as I stated in my previous post you can disable the toolbar by removing EnableToolbarW32 from startup.

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zwrose
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎12-25-2011
Location: Boston, MA
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Re: Thinkvantage toolbox toolbar keeps coming back

asegarra, pardon my ignorance, but where do I need to go to disable this from running at startup. I couldn't find anything in msconfig that looked like it ran it, but I am seeing this problem and I did find the enabletoolbarw32 file in my system

Thanks!
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TheRafi
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎01-16-2012
Location: QC, Canada
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Re: Thinkvantage toolbox toolbar keeps coming back

I haven't checked to see if it works yet, but I found the "service" in question. It's actually just a startup item, not a service.

Go to msconifig. The name of the item is PC-Doctor for windows.

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bgi
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎01-04-2012
Location: France
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Re: Thinkvantage toolbox toolbar keeps coming back

Same problem.

 

Config:

W520 W7pro SSD replacing the HDD sold by Lenovo.

Problem solved using the method described by "someotherguy" in page 1.

 

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kaupz
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎04-21-2012
Location: Estonia
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Re: Thinkvantage toolbox toolbar keeps coming back

My solution:

 

C:\Program Files\PC-Doctor

Rename file: EnableToolbarW32.exe

 

And done.

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denhippie
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎04-22-2012
Location: The Netherlands
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Re: Thinkvantage toolbox toolbar keeps coming back

My solution:

  • Start msconfig (start-button + r, type "msconfig").
  • Go to the tab "startup" .
  • Find the entry "PC-Doctor for Windows".
  • Uncheck this box.
  • Click apply and close the window.
  • It will ask to restart your computer, this is fine.

Note that this fix only solves the reappearing of the toolbox after a reboot. You still need to uncheck the option in the toolbox itself to remove it from the taskbar. Once you've done both, the toolbox won't bother you anymore after reboots.

 

I hope this helps!