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USB not working in Thinkpad T61 (Windows)

2008-05-09, 20:56 PM
recently i just fresh installed my windows XP and install all the driver using think update but it seems it failed to install the proper usb driver. I have tried the Intel chipset driver but still not working. What is the apropriate driver for usb?

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Re: USB not working in Thinkpad T61 (Windows)

2008-05-10, 1:04 AM
The USB hub is installed as part of the Intel chipset driver set. If you performed a clean install of XP then installed the Lenovo Intel chipset drivers, then you shouldn't be encountering this problem... unless you don't have SP2 installed. Full USB support was only introduced as part of SP1 and further enhanced in SP2.

I'd advise you to install the full set of Lenovo drivers for your computer based on the specs for your machine as provided by Lenovo, but first make sure you have SP2 installed on your machine before proceeding.

Here is the site for all the drivers required for full functionality of your T61 using XP (you may additionally specify the model type for more detailed set of drivers/software offered):

Lenovo T61 support/downloads page

Hope this helps

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Re: USB not working in Thinkpad T61 (Windows)

2008-05-10, 4:48 AM
I had an absolutely horrendous experience trying to install drivers after a fresh install.  My primary issue was that I prefer using the INF files and the add/remove hardware wizard to install new hardware.  In addition, I had problems with the Thinkvantage update, which didn't always give me the drivers I needed.  I had to perform it manually... on a fresh format, download and install the Intel chipset driver FIRST.  Then install everything else using the included setup files in the drivers manually (using the INF files seems to miss something in the process) .... that should clear it up.

The first few times I experimented with driver setup, I noticed that my T61 is very picky with drivers.  If it is not installed properly the first time, re-installs never work properly.  I had random hardware failures including USB, audio, touchpad, and so on.  Good luck!

Message Edited by singularity2006 on 05-09-2008 09:48 PM
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