10-05-2009 10:42 AM
I've tried installing the APS drivers for Windows 7 on my X61s, but I don't see the APS icon in my System tray after the driver has been installed and I've restarted my computer. I've listed all the icons in my system tray, and the APS icon is not available for display. In addition, i don't see any start menu links to the APS utility. I've checked in the control panel, and the APS driver is listed as installed. I have tried uninstalling and re-installing the driver, and have not had any success.
I don't think it is turned on, and I have no way of configuring the settings, such as avoiding repetitive shocks. Has anyone else faced this problem before?
Another driver that I think isn't working properly for me is the on screen display. My volume indicator shows up on screen when I use the volume and mute buttons, but the same does not happen why I adjust the brightness settings using Fn + Home/End.
I was using Windows Vista Business before and did not have problems with either driver, and I'm currently using Windows 7 Professional.
In Windows 7, I've installed the following drivers:
System Interface Driver
Power Management Driver
Active Protection System
Ultranav Trackpoint drivers
Any help or information would be much appreciated
10-05-2009 10:56 AM
Which version of APS are you using?Did you try to install the one for windows 7 ?
10-05-2009 11:00 AM
Yes, I've downloaded and installed all the drivers for Windows 7 from that page. APS still not working though.
I've also tried installing the Vista version, and then installing the Windows 7 version. After installing the Vista version, I see an APS utility in my start menu, but when I try to run it, I'm told it isn't compatible with Win 7. After downloading installing the Win 7 version of the driver, the shortcut in my start menu disappears.
10-06-2009 04:46 AM
APS is working on your maching. Somehow Lenovo sets strange default values which prevent you from seeing the software.
Go to the control panel, click "Lenovo's Airbag Protection" and check the box saying "Show active protection icon ...".
(TBH I reinstalled APS three times before figuring this out ; ) )
10-06-2009 08:20 PM
The problem with OSD of brightness seems to be abug in the driver reported by many people. We will have to wait for a new version of the driver to have that fixed.