11-30-2007 04:02 PM
02-28-2008 12:38 PM - edited 02-28-2008 12:41 PM
02-29-2008 03:46 PM
05-03-2008 07:48 AM
09-18-2008 09:59 AM
Just bought a brand new X61 tablet and TurboMemory is awful. Out-of-the-box, ReadyDrive was disabled, but ReadyBoost was enabled in the TM console, and everything ran fine. Then I applied the latest batch of Lenovo updates (new TurboMemory driver, Matrix Storage driver, latest BIOS--7SET33WW) from the system updater, and Vista started locking up after about 10 minutes of use from that point forward. It would run beautifully, then suddenly disk activity would cease completely. The mouse would still move until I clicked or right-clicked enough times, then eventually the whole system would freeze.
After wasting an entire Saturday first making system restore CDs (thanks for the terrible labelling leaving me clueless as the what OS was on the included CDs, Lenovo!) and then reinstalling everything from scratch, only to have the exact same thing happen again. I finally narrowed it down to the fact that after installing the updated TurboMemory driver from either the Lenovo system update tool or Intel's site, It DISABLES ReadyBoost, and ENABLES ReadyDrive. Changing it back to the out-of-box configuration caused all locks up to cease. Either ReadyDrive or TurboMemory are architecturally flawed for this to happen on brand new hardware after installing the latest drivers.
Unrelated, but my system also locks up hard after properly ejecting from the X6 docking station, rending the station useless. I'm probably going to return the whole thing and just call it a learning experience about Lenovo, but I'm going to start a new thread and see what I can find about fixing the docking station. I've learned that I love the new Vista tablet features, but the terrible drivers from manufacturers like Intel and Lenovo are pretty awful so far.
Terrified about what's next,
09-21-2008 01:14 PM
12-21-2008 10:34 PM - edited 12-21-2008 10:34 PM
My problem is that I have owned the X61 Tablet for just over a week. I am not able to get anything other than the following:
- A black screen with a mouse "pointer" with no other operability.
- A Lenovo "recovery Screen of some sort that also has zero operability.
- The Windows Vista "loading" bar which churns forever or turns into the black screen of zero operability.
I have tried booting the laptop up in both "Lenovo Safe" and/or regular mode but receive the above screens regardless.
Any input would be appreciated.
02-11-2009 06:39 PM
Started having this problem a few days ago and traced it back to recent bios update (2.19). The problem went away after rolling it back.
Hope this info saves someone else the half day it took me...
03-03-2009 02:45 AM
My personal experience is always found BSOD or the screen keep freezing, zero operability after move or shake laptop. So I guess there is something wrong with hard disk and try to turn off "Thinkvantage active protection system", the application which can avoid damage from your hard disk if too big vibration suddenly. Luckily, I didn't meet BSOD from that time. For your reference.
04-23-2009 03:30 PM
I am also getting the BSOD whenever my tablet restores from sleep or hibernation. Running Windbg on the core dump file indicates the problem is in ianvstor.sys. I have updated the BIOS to the latest version. I installed the latest version of the turbo memory driver I found on the Intel site, but I still get the error. I tried updating with the ITM installer found on the Lenovo downloads site, but it doesn't appear to contain a necessary executable (see my other thread on that question).
This is really obnoxious and I'm not sure what else to do to get it working correctly. Any advice would be appreciated.