07-05-2008 08:52 AM
I was happy when i have see the guy in the brown car drop me a box with Lenovo in red on the box. Its was wonderfull. But naw, have installed Windows XP on my laptop (because Vista was buggy and i have trouble with) so all nice i format and install XP without any problemes but now. Its random freeze, my mouse get kickout of my USB all time disconnected i need to unplug and plug it again and again, my wifi dosent work all time, the laptop can be verry slow and fast. Random crash of my Nvidia and my battries started to meltdown.
So, i have all do the upgrade : Chipset, Video Cards ect .. i have installed all my drivers with System Updated 3, Windows XP all patched and all bios update done. I have contacted so many time the technical support. I am tierd, its dosent work and slow.
I dont know if is possible to be FULL refunded i want to buy somthing else. If someone have the solutions. Please help me !
07-06-2008 03:25 AM
Run Lenovo's PC doctor and see what it reports. You may have hardware issues.
Since your T61 came with Vista, do you have Turbo Memory? If yes, then disable it if you're running on XP.
07-06-2008 04:19 PM
What method did you use to downgrade from Vista to XP? How did you install XP? Did you purchase and use the set of XP Pro Recovery CDs from Lenovo? If not, that may be why you're having dificulties. Please refer to the support page: http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?sitestyle=lenovo&lndocid=VSTA-DWNGRD
07-07-2008 05:38 AM
Do you have the Nvidia card? It is possible that you were one of the unlucky ones to get a faulty Nvidia card. Nvidia recently said they have released many cards with faulty materials, causing crashes. They didn't mention what cards and laptops were affected, but Thinkpads may be affected. From the sounds of things, you ahve a very similar configuration as my laptop, and I've had no problems so far, so you may just be unlucky.
07-07-2008 05:42 AM
You should be asking for a refund from microsoft and not Lenovo.
In the meantime, just give Linux a try. There are "live" versions which do not even need installation and just run from the CD. I recommend Mint or Ubuntu.
07-07-2008 05:51 AM
07-07-2008 10:57 AM
Do yourself a favour and call Lenovo again, get a proper XP set for your machine and move on. It will be money well spent.
That is assuming that you've run PC-Doctor on every component of your system and Memtest86 on your RAM without anything showing any signs of failure.