08-27-2009 07:12 AM - edited 08-27-2009 09:35 AM
I have a problem with my X200 Thinkpad (7458-5RG). I am using the most current BIOS ( 08-21-09 )
I am using Windows 7 and Ubuntu 9.04 (in both systems the same problem).
When I try to shutdown it somehow hangs up short before it powers off. So the fan is still running and and the battery indicator remains on. The only way to shutdown is to press and hold the power button for several seconds.
The behavior during a reboot is more complex. I made a little YouTube video that shows it.
I used the PCDoctor boot disc to reveal any problems but nothing failed.
What else should I do?
10-29-2009 11:30 PM - edited 10-29-2009 11:32 PM
I've been having the very same problem. I'm using Vista Business on an x200 (7458-7DU). Sometimes when I instruct the system to shut down or to restart, it hangs on the "shutting down" Vista screen, with the fan running but the disk apparently off. The computer does not react to Ctrl+Alt+Del, Esc, F1, or "Thinkvantage" buttons, and the only way to power it off is to hold the power button and do a hard shutdown. This happens in both AC and battery modes.
The power-up behavior is sometimes strange, too. For instance, it will take a long time to power up, and after the Windows taskbar first appears, the screen will go white for 1 or 2 seconds, before the remainder of the desktop is displayed. Sometimes the computer will freeze on startup, with the desktop displayed, but no response to anything at all, except a hard shutdown.
I tried to get rid of extra startup processes, and updated the thinkvantage suite. The Windows Vista Business is up-to-date as well. The problems don't seem to occur in safe mode. Does anyone have suggestions, or perhaps even a solution?
10-31-2009 09:05 AM
To the best of my knowledge, this is not a software problem. I am having the same problem. I have had vista business, vista enterprise, and a clean install of Windows 7 on my system, and the problem has not cleared itself up. I have a sneaking suspicion that it may be due to a bad power supply.
11-15-2009 05:05 AM
I have a simular problem - after starting or rebooting everything seems to be ok, but when I want to open an applikation everything hangs - this happens only sometimes.
The most times this happens, is wehen I shutdown the X200 and boot it the next day.
Hope someone can help.
PS: Sorry for the empty post...before
11-15-2009 04:54 PM
Ghostwind: I bought the laptop this year (in 2009) and it's a 2008 model (serial nr. in my previous post.) I'm not sure how to interpret your suggestion that this may be caused by faulty power supply -- would there be a way to test whether that is the case?
Redsoc: I haven't tried formatting or restoring the HD, and I would rather not do so unless it's necessary. (I understand that this would erase much of the software I have installed, wouldn't it?) Can anyone think of a way to troubleshoot this?
11-15-2009 05:12 PM
One thing that someone suggested to me was trying a linux live cd. Presumably if the problem was software-based, the problem would resolve itself upon loading the live distro on to the computer. unfortunately I have been unable to do this as of yet...
11-15-2009 06:05 PM
Ghostwind: Is the hypothesis that running a live linux CD somehow fixes the problem temporarily (while running the live CD) or permanently? I have an Ubuntu distro somewhere, so I'll give it a shot. However, the problem occurs sporadically, so it may be hard to tell for a while whether anything has changed. I'll let you know once I've run it.
11-15-2009 06:08 PM
the idea is that if the problem is hardware-based, when you shut the system down using ubuntu, the system will not shutdown correctly (as with your windows OS). I would think this would leave two problems: the bios firmware, or the mobo