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Productivity Center failes to start

2008-09-19, 22:03 PM

Productivity Center failes to start, the same dialog box appears twice with


Title: "LPL1"

Mesage text: "An unsupported operation was attempted"


The issue started after I have changed Service startup 'ThinkPad PM Service' from Automatic to Manual. (the service is started anyway because OnScreenDisplay srevice which is dependant on the PM Service is set to Automatic start). This change helped me to avoid BSOD which started to happen after the recent Lenovo System Update (19.09.08). Basicallyboth issuesseems to me as a result of this System Update...


The message text is very undescriptive - Any ideas would be much appreciated!




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Re: Productivity Center failes to start

2011-06-24, 4:55 AM

Hi -

It's about 3 years since you wrote this, and unfortunately, no answer.   Maybe there isn't one from the experts at Lenovo?


I just had the same thing happen to me after having reinstalled Vista and downloaded all lenovo and msft updates.

Can't get the Productivity Center from the Start menu, nor from the blue Thinkvantage button on the keyboard.  It wouldn't seem important except that Password Manager has also quit since the updates download of about 6/20/2011.


Oh well....   

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