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06-30-2008

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Undocking Thinkpad X61 Tablet with XP

2008-06-30, 0:26 AM

I downgraded to XP on my brand-new X61 Tablet and when I undock the unit I get the error message "System has recovered from a serious error" at which point a BSOD appears and then it reboots itself.  All the requisite "ready to undoc" lights and messages appear before I take the unit out of the base.

 

Anybody else using XP?  Anyone seeing this problem?  Based on the number of posts, it doesn't appear to be any better in Vista.

 

BTW I have updated all the drivers, etc. etc. 

 

Thanks. 

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06-05-2008

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Re: Undocking Thinkpad X61 Tablet with XP

2008-07-01, 15:04 PM

I have the X61 XP with the docking station, however do not see your errors.

 

I presume you select "Undock" from Start and allow the screen to blick a couple of times. 

 

Also, later on I changed the Power Manager setting to force the tablet to go into Stand-by mode when I undock.   As soon as you open the laptop it will leave the stand-by mode.   The setting is off the Advanced button on Global Power Settings tab in Power Manager.    (Start > ThinkAdvantage > Power Manager > Global Power Settings > Advanced)    See if you still have the same issue in stand-by mode.

 

As a side note, many of the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) events in Vista are probably related to the Turbo Memory, which does not apply to Windows XP systems which can not use Turbo Memory.     The only BSOD event I've had was when I was attempting to print an unusual PDF document, for which I never determined a cause.   

 

Message Edited by ctoys on 07-01-2008 12:45 PM
Full disclosure: Not a Lenovo employee, just someone with a X61 running Win XP SP2
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07-03-2008

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Re: Undocking Thinkpad X61 Tablet with XP

2008-07-07, 1:59 AM

Use the software undock first, then check that the red led (near the latch) is out, then use the undock latch...  Never do this while in standby or hibernate...  Doing so can cause your system to malfunction.  Once the device map has updated (you should hear hardware update tones) you can use your standby or hibernate features...

 

Hope this helps...

 

Dan 

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Re: Undocking Thinkpad X61 Tablet with XP

2008-07-07, 11:28 AM

"Once the device map has updated (you should hear hardware update tones) you can use your standby or hibernate features..."

 

As a side note to this, if you select hibernate or stand-by in Power Manager Undock drop-down selection, it will complete the soft undock and device unmap before going into stand-by or hibernate based on your selection. 

Full disclosure: Not a Lenovo employee, just someone with a X61 running Win XP SP2
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09-18-2008

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Re: Undocking Thinkpad X61 Tablet with XP

2008-09-18, 18:27 PM

wrote:

As a side note to this, if you select hibernate or stand-by in Power Manager Undock drop-down selection, it will complete the soft undock and device unmap before going into stand-by or hibernate based on your selection. 


ctoys, I found this information absolutely critical to successfully undocking my X61 under Vista for the first time. See here for details.

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11-06-2008

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Re: Undocking Thinkpad X61 Tablet with XP

2008-11-06, 2:14 AM

See if the new hotfix in Microsoft KB article 959252 helps you.  This fixes issues with external monitor switching, but I've seen it fix dock/undock issues on a X61 Tablet.

 

URL -> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/959252  

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