So I recently used the Thinkvantage Productivity tools to perform an "Update". Unfortunately it resulted in a series of issues that I would have hoped that a good QA process would have caught.
So it found quite a bit of software it wanted to update. Amongst many things was flashing the BIOS to the latest firmware. I let it run through the automated process, and clicked accept to allow the BIOS update after checking that the x200 laptop was plugged in with a full battery. It ran through the process and restarted resulting...
- display booting at VGA 640x480 resolution, 16 colors, couldn't change from Display properties
- error message about ACWLicon.exe with bad entry point in a dll
I re-ran the Thinkvantage update, it found nothing to update. Compounding this, was that Support.lenovo.com was offline in "maintenance" mode.
Anyway, the solution was fairly straightforward, wait for support downloads site to be online again, and then:
- download and install the Video package for lcd/monitor adapter
- run CCcleaner to clean up registry
- download and install Thinkvantage Access Connections
Once you did that, it was all good again. However, would have thought that Thinkvantage Update should have installed updates in correct order in first case, and in second case after everything was screwed up, reinstalled the Video and Access Connnections drivers.
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