Lenovo T400 / T500 :: Windows Blue Screen After Enabling AHCI In System Bios Not Resolved By Making Registry Change

Dec 21, 2012

Looking at fitting an SSD which needs AHCI.  So I looked on microsoft and saw registry edit which I've done. Then I  changed to AHCI in BIOS and get BSOD so set it back. Also I see that there are problems with Smsung Pro, does any problems with Samsung evo ? Why mSATA is not recommended for boot disk and only for cache ?

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Lenovo T400 / T500 :: T400 Corrupt Windows System Files

Jan 26, 2012

I have tried to make a fresh Windows 7 installation, but after installing updates via Lenovo System Update the system gets corrupt.I replaced the hard drive on an T400 and loaded a image that I had on to the drive. After a installing a few updates and program I noticed strange system beaver. So I did a system file check and it came back that files was corrupt and cold not be repaired.So I did a new fresh Windows install. But it to became corrupt after just running Windows Update and Lenovo System Update.So I ran some hard drive and memory diagnostic without find and problems.

Then I did a new Windows 7 install again. After I installed all recommended updates from Windows Update I did a system file check, all OK. The I installed Lenovo System Update and all its recommended updates and did a new system file check, Windows system files corrupt. What Lenovo update is destroying the system?

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Lenovo T440 T400 / T500 :: Enabling VT-x With I5-4200U?

Jan 14, 2015

How to enable VT-x on T440s? I tried to enable Security -> Vritualization setting in the BIOS menu. After a cold restart, the virtualization setting stays the same Enabled state, but the Win8.1 doesn't seem to recognized it and CPU-Z shows no VT-x like the image below. The BIOS is the latest, update yesterday. 

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Lenovo T400 / T500 :: T430s-2352 Blue Screen And Stop Code 101

Aug 9, 2012

During one month usage of my T430s, I met four times of BSOD(Blue Screen) and the recent two showed the same error message: A clock interrupt was not received on a secondary processor within the allocated time interval. And the stop code: 0x000000101
Here is the screen shot: 
Link to picture
When I use the software "BlueScreenView" to read the .dmp file, it says that it caused by address "ntoskrnl.exe + 7f1c0".
And recent two days, when I use Vmware workstation 8, the playing music suddenly stuck for few seconds and my screen was freezed. I thought the BSOD coming again, so I stop doing everything with my PC but then the music came back and screen was released. I think maybe the CPU is stucked again but not so serious to cause BSOD. But I treat it as a sign.
By the way, after I got my T430s, I have done lots of stability, stress test, including Prime 95, Furmark, MemTest Pro. But none of them gave me problem and my T430s all survives. But the BSOD just happened randomly.
My Config:
i7-3520M with HD4000
I enabled Intel Turbo Boost before recent two BSOD.

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Lenovo T400 / T500 :: T540p - Change Screen Backlight Brightness Because Its Too Bright By Default

Oct 20, 2013

I have a new T540p with Windows 8.1 and fn+f5/f6 do nothing, while sound buttons work fine. Is there any way to change screen backlight brightness, coz it too birght for me by default.

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Lenovo T400 / T500 :: Enabling Secure Boot On T430s?

Jun 17, 2010

My laptop was running Windows 8.1 with SecureBoot enabled just fine. But I just swapped out my boot drive for a bigger SSD and, when I tried to boot from my USB installation media (to do a fresh Windows 8.1 install), nothing would happen (the screen would just flash when I tried to select the USB drive). I realized I had to disable Secure Boot in order to boot from the USB drive and then to enable booting from legacy/non-UEFI devices.
So now I've been able to install Windows 8.1 and it's running without a hitch, but Secure Boot is still in the disabled state. When I enable it, I can't boot from anything. How can I re-enable Secure Boot with my fresh Windows 8.1 install? Or if I have to reinstall, what steps do I need to take this time?

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Lenovo T400 / T500 :: Change Fingerprint Login Icon / Picture - Windows 7

May 27, 2014

I've got a fairly new T440s for which I've set up fingerpringt reading. I was wondering if there'd be an (easy) way to change the picture displayed on the welcome/login screen. I'm not talking about the background, but the icon in the middle that is currently a picture of a fingerprint. 
I looked around at other threads and they either referred to editing .dll files (above my head a bit) or some picture in "C:Program FilesThinkVantage Fingerprint Software" which is not a directory on my machine. I'm running the latest version of Lenovo Fingerprint Manager Pro, and nothing in the Fingerprint Manager Pro program files looked persipacious.

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Lenovo T400 / T500 :: Failed Fingerprint Reader And Constant Blue Screen On T430

Aug 13, 2013

I believe my fingerprint reader died a death after a windows update.  I have tried reinstalling drivers several times but no luck, the computer doesn't even seem to recognise that a scanner even exists anymore.  Its incredibly frustrating...well not as bad as this constant blue screen and crashing.  I don't really understand the reason for it, but to be fair I don't really know what im looking for when the blue screen appears....it mentions something about a usb driver i believe.  There isnt even anything plugged in to any ports when the crashes take place.
Im really not happy about these issues with a laptop that is no more than 6 weeks old.  

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Lenovo 11e E/Edge :: E530 Unable To Change BIOS Settings After Installing Win8.1 And Enabling Bitlocker

Aug 6, 2014

I'm using a lenovo thinkpad edge e530.

I have a problem changing my BIOS settings after installing win8.1 and enabling bitlocker. I wanted to reformat the partition it was on, so I wiped it with gparted and now all settings in bios are greyed out and I cannot change anything. What can I do to be able to edit my BIOS?

I also have linux installed on my computer if I could do anything from there.

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Lenovo T400 / T500 :: System Update With T440s And Windows 8.1

Nov 20, 2013

I installed clean install windows 8.1 (iso directly from Microsoft) and I was thinking, that Lenovo System Update will install all necessary drivers and tools for me.Even newest bios wasn't offered for install. However, on lenovo's website all drivers was available.

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Lenovo T400 / T500 :: T420 - Base System Device Driver Not Working On Windows 7

Jul 7, 2014

After reinstalling W7 the lenovo solution center was complaining saying that the System Device Driver is not working. I saw that the SD card reader was not working neither so I assumend the missing driver was that one.

From the Lenovo page I dowloaded the driver for the Multi Card port for W7 and T420. After installing it the message dissapeared and the SD cards were recognized properly.
However, after rebooting the system, after a while, the mesage appeared again and the card reader stopped working.

I did install it again and the same happened. It was working and after two reboots stopped working.

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Lenovo T400 / T500 :: T410s Recovery Windows 7 Failed To Start After System Installation

Oct 14, 2008

I've got a problem with the laptop Lenovo T410s. I've put the new HDD on it (tried even the same with a different HDD too), and started to instal WIN 7 64-bit from the recovery disks. I used to do it many times so far with different Lenovo laptops without any problems. But this time, a while before the end of the instalation (when processing the sdrivebackup.wim) it stops and comes with a statement: " the recovery process has been finished, please ...." (but I see that the progres bar is far awayfrom 100%) , and finishes the instalation, reboot the computer and it comes the screen with the statement from the Windows Boot Manager:

"Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem (...)
File: Windowssystem32winload.exe
Status: 0xc000000f
Info: The selected entrycould not be loaded because the application is missing or corrupt"
I read a lot about the ways to solve similar problems, but they don't work on my case. The strange thing is, that I can instal WIN 8 or WIN7 from regular Windows instalation disks  (not from Lenovo recovery, but from normal universal Windows instalation disks).

As I told before, I tried it in 2 different HDD disks with the same effect. It looks that the recovery instalation stops before the end without instaling some files which are missing later during starting the system.

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Lenovo T400 / T500 :: T430U Windows 7 Pro Install Errors - System Reserve Partition

Oct 26, 2013

NIB T430U (Type 8614), 128 SSD, shipped with Win 7 Pro but had a Win 8 Pro license.
Booted into Windows Installer via USB thumb drive running YUMI Multiboot tool (Win 7 Pro is the only OS on it currently).  Installer loads perfectly, go into Custom (Advanced), blew away all existing partitions and create a new one using all available space (122104MB).  New partition is created, go to format, expecting it to automatically create the System Reserved partition but it doesn't.  Click Next, get an errors stating, "Setup cannot create a new system partition or locate an existing system partition.  Check setup logs for more details."
Did some research and decided to go into DISKPART and do all of the partitioning ahead of time.  Ran the following sequence:
list disk
select disk #
clean all
create partition primary align=1024
format fs=ntfs
Closed the Windows Installer to reboot the PC and went through the same installation motions, omitting making any changes when in the Custom (Advanced) section, same error.

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Lenovo T400 / T500 :: How To Get Into BIOS In Windows 8 On T440

Jun 20, 2014

I am using T440. I just upgrade the operating system from windows 7 to windows 8 using recovery disk. I upgrade according to the manual paper in the box.
The issue is, the windows 8 is installed in my HDD with capacity 500GB and the SSD 16GB are not detected. My question is, it should be installed in my 500GB HDD or the SSD drive? What are the correct steps to do recovery if I 500GB HDD and SSD drive?

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Lenovo T400 / T500 :: Can't Install Intel Rapid Storage AHCI Driver On T430s

Oct 27, 2013

I got a T430s with the nvidia nvs 5400m and when i try to update drivers etc via the lenovo system update I got a message that I should update the Intel rapid storage driver to, and that isn't even the latest version, but anyway I mark the update and let it install and then reboot. But when I search for updates I have to update the same driver to the same version I just installed. I have tried to remove the driver via device manager, but without results.

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Lenovo T400 / T500 :: No Update Available For BIOS In Windows 8.1 For T410

Jul 23, 2014

I want to upgrade my BIOS, but there is no update available for bios in windows 8.1.. My Bios version is 1.18, I want to update because i read somewhere that if your fan make noise make sure you have updated BIOS :A.. I want  to know if I can install "BIOS update for win 8" in my lenovo t410 with windows 8.1.. 

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Lenovo T400 / T500 :: Black Screen With Windows Xp

Dec 15, 2014

Lenovo T400 to install Windows XP on it..It previously worked fine with windows 7 and 8.1.so it boots in windows XP preinstall screen, it formats hdd and like usual installation automatically restarts after that BUT its black screen, lights and sounds show that it works and goes to next screen BUT the screen is still black. Powering down and turn on again is not showing any screen picture. Opened it removed Bios battery, turned up after few on and off it starts it reset bios.

So now there is picture and it goes on the next screen of windows instalation like normal, after installing devices and stuff it automatically restarts like usual BUT it has NO screen again, black screen, lights and sounds again show that its loading windows end instalation screen but no picture on the screen. Reset BIOS again, it starts normaly and this time it shows BSoD with code 0x7B, after BSOD Black screen again..Maybe its a BIOS setting?!? tried installing with drivers for AHCI and tried installing without drivers for Compatible , what else can it be? Updated the bios to latest version, same result. To say it again - it works fine with other windows, but XP must be installed

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Lenovo T540p T400 / T500 :: Can't Change Brightness

Dec 13, 2014

After updating my Thinkpad T540p, I cannot adjust the brightness in anyway. This is a problem because the screen is too birght and eats up battery.
It appears the only way to adjust the brightness is to use Intel HD Graphics, which isn't so convenient.
Fn keys don't work. changing the brightness on the Power Manager settings doesn't work. There is no brightness option on Windows Power Manager.
I have Intel HD Graphics 4600
I have Lenovo Power Manager 6.66.3
Edit: In fact, I think it's posisble that Power Manager to just outright no longer works.

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Lenovo T400 / T500 :: Power On Password Change T410

Jul 3, 2014

I returning my T410 supplied by my employer as I am leaving the company. Would like to change the power on password, but cannot see the option to do it. I do know the password so was assuming this should be stragiht forward.

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Lenovo T400 / T500 :: Display Works At BIOS Startup But Goes Black When Windows 7 Starts To Load

Sep 7, 2012

My T400  display works  at BIOS startup but goes black was soon as Windows 7 starts to load..  Video out put  works  and I can see an  UN Backlit   image on the display.    Is there some sort  back light controller /driver that may be broken.

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Lenovo T400 / T500 :: T440s Black Screen After Starting Windows 7

Dec 27, 2011

A new T440s makes multiple times problems after start or sleep mode. Windows 7 comes up but instead of login screen a black screen appears. Just the F7 wireless control gives response. When it happens after wake a programs are runing in background but the screen is black.
I did already all updates,  just not my BIOS, it is 2.11 but  now 2.19  is available. I hesitate BIOS updates.
I could return the laptop since it is within the 2 week return garantie.

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Lenovo T440 T400 / T500 :: Screen Turned Off During Windows Login?

Nov 9, 2013

Something strange happened on my T440s today when I first turned it on...it booted to windows, then I entered my windows login pin, and then the screen went blank/dark instead of going to the windows 8 tiles. so I closed the lid, and it went to hibernate. and when I opened the lid again the screen came back on and it worked fine.

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Lenovo T400 / T500 :: ThinkPad T440s Windows 8 - Gray Screen With Camera Icon

Aug 17, 2014

I have a T440s and have an issue with the camera.  It seems to turn on (little green light comes on) when I access the Windows 8 camera app or any other app (like skype), but I do not see anything out of the camera except for a gray screen with a camera icon that has a bar through it.  It looks like the camera needs to be activated somewhere but where to look.  I have checked the driver and it seems to be fine (no yellow warning icon), I even unistalled and reinstalled the latest camera driver from the support website but that does not change anything.  

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Lenovo T400 / T500 :: System Failure After Update Of Drivers

Sep 6, 2014

Today I updated two Lenovo drivers (ACPI and Sound). After the installation I was asked to restart my Laptop. The restart did not finish and the system showed the bluescreen for a short time and the it restarted with the system recovery. All attempts to repair the system with Windows recovery were not successfull. I am still not able to start my Laptop.

My system is:
Lenovo Thinkpad T530 (2429DT7)
Windows 7 (64Bit)
What can I do to rescue my system?

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Lenovo T400 / T500 :: T410s Active Protection System On Ubuntu

Jul 18, 2013

On my Windows 7, APS works well with an icon on the system tray. But in Ubuntu (13.04), because of no driver, I dont know if APS works or not. The question is: does it still work silently without the driver on Ubuntu?If APS doesn't work, is my laptop harmed when it's shaken? Does Lenovo have any solution to get ASP worked on Linux (Ubuntu)?

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Lenovo T400 / T500 :: T440s System Date Does Not Advance At Midnight

Jan 3, 2009

This is a brand new T440s, i7, W7 Pro that I have had for 3 days.  On the first power-up, the system date was set on "tomorrow," in other words, one day ahead.  I reset the date, time, country and time zone.  It is set to sync with the internet.  Each morning now when I power it up, the system date is "yesterday," one day behind.  I have to manually change the date each morning.  How can I fix this permanently.  Other than this date glitch, it's a beautiful machine.

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Lenovo T400 / T500 :: What Is The System Drive Partition On Thinkpad T431

Aug 10, 2013

I have a ThinkPad T431 with the 500GB HDD installed.tell me what the system drive is used for?  When I go into the disk management view, I see 3 partitions: 1.46GB SYSTEM_DRV, 450GB for the OS and finally the 13GB Recovery partition.

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Lenovo T400 / T500 :: T440 System Restore - Cannot Find Station

Jun 19, 2012

Got a new T440 yesterday. Good machine, only a small issue with the Windows 7 System Restore feature that i'm not able to fix:

I wanted to try system restore but it did not work properly. There are numerous system restore points created but i'm not able to revert to one of these restore points. It says Local Disk (Unknown) - The station cannot be found. (Picture in Dutch)

After i received the T440, i created a new partition on the 256GB Samsung SSD. Maybe this is the reason system restore is not working properly?

I already fixed the mbr, but this makes no difference. In the picture below, you can see the partitions. I 
only reduced the size of the C: partition and created a new D: partition. The *SYSTEM_DRV, Q: Lenovo Recovery and the *: 7.00 GB partition are not changed at all.

System specs:
Windows 7 SP1 x64
256GB Samsung SSD
8,00GB Ram

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Lenovo T400 / T500 :: System Image Migration / Restoration To T540P?

May 26, 2014

I have previously done a system image of to T500 OS and everything. The T500 is on it's last leg. I received a T540P as a replacement but I want to migrate the T500 system Image to be restored on my T540P.
I know it's doable because I have done it BUT the problem is, I think the downloads. It seems when I go to update software after the image is done the T540P downloads. (the Lenovo PM, Graphics and Display drivers) when the reboot happens I get to the Startng Windows screen and the 4 bubbles coming together and then pulses. But it always says there. It at least, I stopped it after like a 30 minutes.

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Lenovo T400 / T500 :: T440S - System Update Couldn't Start Properly

Sep 11, 2013

System update Lenovo stopped working some days ago. Today I had my fingers crossed that maybe with the installation of currently latest version it will work (systemupdate506-11-04-2014.exe). When I have ran the installation it has warned me there are some previous versions and it will be installed, but installation didn't went thru. After manually removing System update service (sc delete SERVICENAME) and running the installation again, the installation wizard completed successfully...

But then when I run System update I receive an error "T440S - System update Cuuldn't start properly".

How to achieve that System update would work properly on T440s laptop. My operating system is 8.1 x64 enterprise.

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