02-15-2012 11:43 PM
I have a T400 that I had to reset to factory settings (2008) . After resetting I began to download and install all the windows updates. For one set of updates, after restarting the computer my T400 began taking some 10min to boot. It continues to do this even one week later after all the updates have been installed. The screen goes blac for 10min and then I get the Thinkpad screen and windows boots wihtout a problem.
Can someone tell me what the problem might be? How can I tell which update is causing this and uninstall it?
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02-16-2012 05:32 AM
02-16-2012 03:40 PM
02-17-2012 09:12 PM
Disable the Intel system control items, disable the memory test, and any other features that you don't use. Set your boot order and delay short.
02-19-2012 11:28 PM
I guess, that the Lenovo updates contained a BIOS update. After the BIOS update the BIOS needs to be initialized as described above.
If it doesn't help, unplug the BIOS-battery for several minutes, re-attach it and start the computer.
Don't forget to detach Power-supply and system battery before starting the BIOS-battery-removal.!!!!
02-20-2012 06:44 AM
OK, so if I understood correctly I shoudl do the BIOS update (following the thinkvantage instructions) and then initialise by:" Disable the Intel system control items, disable the memory test, and any other features that you don't use. Set your boot order and delay short."?
what does set delay short mean?
Also, if i reset the BIOS, I will not loose anything on the HD?
02-20-2012 11:50 AM - edited 02-20-2012 11:51 AM
No i did not recommend a BIOS update.
I think, you DID a BIOS- update via System Update and now the BIOS needs to be initialized.
Only go into the BIOS, press F9-load defaults, F10-yes
If it does not help, remove the BIOS battery for a few minutes.
02-20-2012 02:25 PM
OK, thanks, I will try that.
One other thing, I just tried to use the Thinkvantage Productivity center to "update my system" but i got an error: system update could not start properly. Is this a problem?
02-21-2012 04:07 AM
Maybe you have now an outdated System Update on your computer after the recovery
You can remove System Update (Start-Controlpanel-Add/remove Software) and install the latest version manually.