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Qasim
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Registered: ‎09-12-2008
Location: Mississauga, ON, Canada
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Latest thinkvantage system update causing many problems...

Hi, I've got a T61, 7662-CTO, running Windows XP sp3.

 

I recently ran the Thinkvantage system update, which attempted to update some of the thinkvantage drivers, including the power scheme manager.

 

After the download, Window's Data Execution Prevention started to interfere with the install.  I downloaded the updated driver manually, turned off DEP, and installed manually.

 

Since then, all my ThinkVantage functionality has started to act up.

- Power Schemes don't work

- None of the Fn + F# keys seem to work, except Fn + F4

- the blue thinkvantage button stopped working

If I start the ThinkVantage programs from the start menu, then some of the programs work okay (but not power schemes)

 

Am I the only one facing these issues?  Any advice would be helpful.

 

-Q

Qasim
Paper Tape
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎09-12-2008
Location: Mississauga, ON, Canada
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Re: Latest thinkvantage system update causing many problems...

After calling Warrany Support (woo hooooo), I found that the hotkeys driver needed to be reloaded.  That fixed the Fn+F# key issues, but my power manager is as messed up as it was (even after reinstalling the driver).

 

As a matter of fact, the Power Manager issue persists only on my admin account.  My sibbling's account doesn't seem to have any problems with it.  The problem was that the power profiles were not being activated when selected, and some of the profiles were removed (like Power Source Optimized, Maximum Battery Life, etc...).

 

 

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