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IBM Thinkpad R32 Series Laptop Problems

2008-07-30, 15:32 PM

Hi forum members. I am new to the forum but I do have a number of problems with my laptop that I am unable to solve, despite repeated efforts on my part. I hope someone can help me. My problems are as follows:-

 

1.Hardware update wizard cannot find necessary software and cannot install the software for the following:

     Video controller (VGA compatible)

      Network Controller

 

2.Digital volume display and mute graphical bar no longer works despite running System Update.

 

3.Battery fuel gage no longer displayed.

 

How do I fix the above.

 

Thanks in advance.

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Re: IBM Thinkpad R32 Series Laptop Problems

2008-07-30, 17:10 PM

r32owner, welcome to the forum,

 

you can find all the drivers you need on this site, please take care to note the installation instructions.

 

The Video and Ethernet drivers are easy to find, for the volume display you need the HotKey driver and for the battery fuel guage you need the Battery MaxiMiser and Power Management.

 

If you need more assistance let us know and please then also post your Type and Model number

 

Hope this helps

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Re: IBM Thinkpad R32 Series Laptop Problems

2008-07-30, 18:11 PM

System details
Machine type/model: 2659-CGU Serial number: xxxxxxx BIOS version: 1MET97WW (2.16 ) Operating system: Windows XP Professional Operating system version: 5.01 Total memory: 512 MB

 

I tried the video and ethernet and battery maximer download as was requested, but I have been told that those drivers are already installed.

 

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Re: IBM Thinkpad R32 Series Laptop Problems

2008-07-30, 18:23 PM

r32owner wrote:

..snip.. 

 I have been told that those drivers are already installed.

..snip


What is telling you that they are already installed? Are you, where necessary extracting the drivers and then running the Setup files from the necessary directory?

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Re: IBM Thinkpad R32 Series Laptop Problems

2008-07-30, 20:19 PM

Yes, there is a message that is telling me that drivers are already installed, if I want to overwrite - yes to all and no to all.

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Re: IBM Thinkpad R32 Series Laptop Problems

2008-07-30, 20:39 PM
That is normally the message you become when extracting the drivers to a folder which already contains them. Either click on yes to all and then navigate to the previously indicated folder and run the setup file, or navigate to the file and run the setup file.

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Re: IBM Thinkpad R32 Series Laptop Problems

2008-07-30, 20:43 PM
I re-read your instructions above about paying close attention to the installation instructions and, for starters, I got the battery fuel gauge installed. I will try the others in like manner. Thanks.
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Re: IBM Thinkpad R32 Series Laptop Problems

2008-07-30, 23:15 PM

Unresolved problems that I still have are as follows:-

 

other devices (yellow question mark)

 

Network Controller (yellow question mark superimposed with a black exclamation point)

Unknown Device (yellow question mark superimposed with a black exclamation point)

Video Controller (VGA Compatible) (yellow question mark superimposed with a black exclamation point)

 

Thanks for help on the other issues that I had.

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Re: IBM Thinkpad R32 Series Laptop Problems

2008-08-01, 15:37 PM

All of the problems have been solved, except one. I now have a yellow exclamation mark in front of "IBM High Rate Wireless LAN MiniPCI Combo Card #2." Before it, I had:

 

"other devices (yellow question mark)

 

Network Controller (yellow question mark superimposed with a black exclamation point)

Unknown Device (yellow question mark superimposed with a black exclamation point)"

 

On the list of downloadable drivers, the Ethernet driver is mentioned as "Intel(R) Pro/100 VE Network Connection" but that couldn't be the case as this driver is already listed in Device Manager and is working fine without conflict. So, I used a process of elimination and used all of the mentioned device drivers one after the other to see what would take and the above is what I am stuck with so far.

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Re: IBM Thinkpad R32 Series Laptop Problems

2008-08-01, 17:15 PM

This should be the correct driver:

 

http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?sitestyle=lenovo&lndocid=MIGR-41394

 

Let us know if this worked for you.

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