03-18-2011 02:13 PM
I recently purchased an x120e and installed an SSD with my own copy of Windows 7 Professional 64-bit. I managed to install all drivers but my 2x2 ABGN wlan card driver refuses to install correctly. I keep getting a code 10 this device cannot start message and have tried to reinstall the drivers several times, and tried a fresh Windows install as well using my Win 7 Ultimate 64 DVD with the same result. I called Lenovo support and they remoted in and tried as well and couldn't get it to work. They sent me a replacement 2x2 wlan card and it too won't accept the drivers. Has anyone run into this issue?
I'm going to try installing a copy of Windows 7 32 next and see if its a 64-bit driver issue. If that doesn't resolve this, I'm guessing my only option is to call the warranty guy on-site and replace the system board. If anyone knows another fix or some other source for these broadcom drivers, please let me know. Thanks
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03-18-2011 02:24 PM
Hi and welcome to the forum!
Would be a good idea to check in the BIOS if the card is enabled in there.
Let us know the outcome.
Maliha (I don't work for lenovo)
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03-18-2011 02:51 PM - edited 03-18-2011 02:55 PM
I ran into this exact same issue. Replacing the system board isn't likely to help as this is a driver problem. I played around with a fresh load of 64-bit sp1, but couldn't get wireless to work. I'm almost positive that I tried enabling the radio first. I ended up reverting to the system image. I may try to get a clean install working again but I'm holding off for now as I'll probably have to send my x120e back for its flickering backlight.
03-18-2011 04:39 PM - edited 03-18-2011 04:42 PM
Thanks for the replies.
I installed a 32-bit copy of Windows 7 and the 2x2 ABGN driver off Lenovo's website installed properly and the card is working perfectly now. There seems to be an issue with the 64-bit driver they have posted on the x120e driver matrix. Lenovo is mailing me recovery CDs for Win 7 64 which I'll have to use on my SSD until they release (hopefully) a new version that fixes the code 10 issues on Win 7 64 fresh installations
Here's the link to the driver I am referring to:
Version 188.8.131.52 (84W007WW)
If the mods can escalate this to Lenovo to fix the x120e's x64 drivers for fresh Win 7 installations, I'd appreciate it.
Hope this info helps others that run into this same problem.
03-18-2011 06:56 PM
When I installed my copy of WIn 7 SP1 64 bit, I downloaded the latest driver from Lenovo at the time and it is 5.60.350.21. It worked great for me.
The product code is the same as yours 802.11a/b/g/n - broadcom 2x2 84W007W
I don't see it on Lenovo's site anymore so I uploaded it here if you want to give it a try:
03-20-2011 08:22 PM - edited 03-20-2011 09:11 PM
I too can confirm this is an issue.
Error code 10 after installing the driver from Lenovo's site on Windows 7 Professional 64-bit. I would appreciate it if Lenovo would escalate this issue and release drivers that work.
UPDATE: Since I still had my factory hard drive (I upgraded to SSD), I plugged it in via USB and tried installing the drivers that I know were working on that factory install. They didn't work. Same error 10.
03-22-2011 07:12 AM - edited 03-22-2011 07:12 AM
Nobody had a problem finding the driver on the download page. That same link appears a few posts up. The issue is that installing that driver results in a code 10 error in device manager for the wireless card.
03-22-2011 07:45 AM
Just put a 2x2 card (FRU 60y3251) into my X120e running Win7 Pro 65.
I uninstalled the previous wireless drivers, installed the card and booted. Installed the Lenovo drivers, card works fine.