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by unitedunited
Fri Dec 14, 2007 5:47 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T42 shuts down when i move it
Replies: 287
Views: 254740

whups...sorry about that....here is his website: http://www.firstphasetech.com/ ps; united, about that black goo...you might try a heat-gun on it. Most glues will soften with heat. thanks dozer. I went to the site and they have a page about the similar iBook repairs: http://www.firstphasetech.com/i...
by unitedunited
Thu Nov 29, 2007 11:33 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T42 shuts down when i move it
Replies: 287
Views: 254740

Interesting post... a good side effect of this is that I've learned way more than I ever thought I would (or should!) about soldering BGAs.

Do you have a seller name or website for the apple board guy in AZ?
by unitedunited
Sat Nov 24, 2007 3:58 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T42 shuts down when i move it
Replies: 287
Views: 254740

update: I popped the top, hoping to do the post-it fix, and ran into two problems. One, I have a T42p, hence a long fan, so I can't actually see what's going on with my GPU. I do know that the slightest of touches on the top left corner of the fan-unit copper covering the GPU creates the screen disi...
by unitedunited
Mon Nov 12, 2007 5:45 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T42 shuts down when i move it
Replies: 287
Views: 254740

Amazing thread.. both for the info contained and that it is almost a year old and still going strong! I first started having these sorts of problems with my T42p over a year ago, at that time with help from these boards I diagnosed bad memory and replaced my expansion RAM. That seemed to work until ...
by unitedunited
Thu Aug 24, 2006 6:46 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: missing IBM recovery/restore partiton: go forward or back?
Replies: 15
Views: 2411

thanks I think the HPA/service partition (no one's yet been able to tell me whether those two things are coterminous) is a great feature but I just wish IBM/Lenovo was clearer and more upfront with documenting it.

not me on the email.
by unitedunited
Wed Aug 23, 2006 2:28 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: missing IBM recovery/restore partiton: go forward or back?
Replies: 15
Views: 2411

also, I ran across an old posting of yours http://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.php?t=21609&highlight=partitioning which quoted When you use the Product Recovery CDs, all data and partitions on your hard disk are deleted. The end result will be a single C: partition containing the original factory c...
by unitedunited
Wed Aug 23, 2006 2:25 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: missing IBM recovery/restore partiton: go forward or back?
Replies: 15
Views: 2411

sorry, but I'm not sure how to mount the above file to CD-ROM. I don't have an external 1.44. Not sure why lenovo can't provide .iso files given that most of their machines now ship without... EDIT: found the thread with the link to the .iso of the MBR repair (http://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.ph...
by unitedunited
Wed Aug 23, 2006 9:55 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: missing IBM recovery/restore partiton: go forward or back?
Replies: 15
Views: 2411

If you think it is still there, you can try the following.... Rescue and Recovery - Recovery repair diskette thanks for the link... I don;t think it would work because I never installed R+R (too heavy, I thought). It looks from the description that this only works with the full R+R, not the basic H...
by unitedunited
Wed Aug 23, 2006 9:46 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Lenovo Software Updates
Replies: 9
Views: 1683

here's a question... I no longer have the hidden IBM recovery partition (or actually, as I've recently found out, the hidden protected area, which I think is not a ture partition?) because I *think* acronis wiped it on a restore. Could I install IBM R&R (which I never did before because it was too b...
by unitedunited
Wed Aug 23, 2006 9:33 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: missing IBM recovery/restore partiton: go forward or back?
Replies: 15
Views: 2411

on rereading your post, I realized you are right that the IBM restore partition is not a partition at all and I shouldn't call it that. It is the HPA or Hidden Protected Area. the fact that it's not a partition is probably why acronis wiped it.
by unitedunited
Wed Aug 23, 2006 8:29 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: missing IBM recovery/restore partiton: go forward or back?
Replies: 15
Views: 2411

it does help, thanks... the IBM partition is indeed hidden and so I don;t understand how acronis could so easily wipe it out. That's why i think its data is likely to still be there, just not accessible from the BIOS, but no one's answered me on that point. windows xp backup is a joke (this is why I...
by unitedunited
Sat Aug 19, 2006 12:06 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: missing IBM recovery/restore partiton: go forward or back?
Replies: 15
Views: 2411

to ask a more specific question: if I am going to live without the hidden IBM recovery partition, then would it make sense to partition off the C: drive into what I have now, which is basically the factory restore with my personalized tweaks (updates, security software) and another partiton for all ...
by unitedunited
Sat Aug 19, 2006 11:54 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: missing IBM recovery/restore partiton: go forward or back?
Replies: 15
Views: 2411

i checked disk management already. The hidden parition is not there. Perhaps the data from the partition is still there somewhere and that is why 6 GB or so is unaccounted for. But the partition itself is gone.
by unitedunited
Fri Aug 18, 2006 6:18 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: missing IBM recovery/restore partiton: go forward or back?
Replies: 15
Views: 2411

missing IBM recovery/restore partiton: go forward or back?

I'm stuck in a limbo state between having/not having the hidden factory restore partiton and I hope folks with more experience than me can offer some advice... I recently had to restore factory settings using the hidden partition. After that, I did about 25 steps worth of basic customization (removi...
by unitedunited
Thu Aug 17, 2006 12:28 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: ThinkVantage security issue
Replies: 4
Views: 1455

The ibmegath files which are downloaded when you install the ActiveX control are already at the latest version (3.20.0284.0) as stated in the 2nd link you provided above. not sure I understand... so can one just download the file (http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/IbmEgath.cab) listed on the neohap...
by unitedunited
Thu Aug 17, 2006 11:58 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: System Update fails after recent update
Replies: 9
Views: 3382

egather was part of IBM's software installer package. I got to know it because symantec anti-virus always picked it up and I had to run a patch to get it to stop. I suspect egather2 is part of the System Update package.
by unitedunited
Thu Aug 17, 2006 11:51 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: System update Vs Software installer
Replies: 9
Views: 2055

there was another thread on this a couple weeks ago. basically, the cut-off date for updates that can be located/downloaded by Software Installer is mid-july, when System Update officially debuted. I suppose SU might have been written to not find any updates older than a certain date as well. What i...
by unitedunited
Thu Aug 17, 2006 9:16 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T42p: Expansion Memory burned out on upgrade to 2 GB RAM?
Replies: 7
Views: 1194

i guess i'll just have to send the module back to crucial and hope that does it. thanks for the help!
by unitedunited
Wed Aug 16, 2006 9:33 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T42p: Expansion Memory burned out on upgrade to 2 GB RAM?
Replies: 7
Views: 1194

egibbs:

I reseated again, still get corrupted config/system file error and can't boot windows, but now it does pass the memory test in PC doctor. Do TP's have a track record of expansion memory coming loose in the socket?
by unitedunited
Wed Aug 16, 2006 3:04 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T42p: Expansion Memory burned out on upgrade to 2 GB RAM?
Replies: 7
Views: 1194

I wish... my TP was bought through my school and didn't come with a WinXP disk. It would be nice if IBM rescue and recovery had a similar utility, or an option to just restore certain files (like config.sys) but it doesn't seem to.
by unitedunited
Wed Aug 16, 2006 2:04 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T42p: Expansion Memory burned out on upgrade to 2 GB RAM?
Replies: 7
Views: 1194

I did, and no dice. but since my config.sys file is now screwed, I'm not sure that means anything--I should have tried that from the get go. I think I will have to restore the factory settings without the expansion module, anyway, just to eliminate that as a source of problem, then reinstall when I ...
by unitedunited
Wed Aug 16, 2006 12:58 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T42p: Expansion Memory burned out on upgrade to 2 GB RAM?
Replies: 7
Views: 1194

T42p: Expansion Memory burned out on upgrade to 2 GB RAM?

T42p: Expansion Memory burned out on upgrade to 2 GB RAM? A few weeks ago, my T42p had a case of repeated stop errors (blue screen of death). I intially thought the problem was due to Access Connections 4.12, and was back to normal after I removed it. A week or so later I had the same problem. This ...
by unitedunited
Sun Aug 06, 2006 9:34 pm
Forum: Windows OS (Versions prior to Windows 7)
Topic: Adobe Acrobat 7 Professional Activation & Access Connect
Replies: 32
Views: 21583

when I installed AcroPro 7, it had a phone activation option--there should be a radio button for phone activation on one of those activation screens, but you will have to unstall and reinstall to get the option back. Whether or not this would solve the problem is not at all certain, but since it's n...
by unitedunited
Sun Aug 06, 2006 9:16 pm
Forum: Windows OS (Versions prior to Windows 7)
Topic: Serious Intel PROset/Wireless Software vulnerabilities
Replies: 17
Views: 3999

if/when there is an update, it might not be available on software installer... you'll probably have to switch to System Update. I'm just checking the driver download page at lenovo and hoping they come out with an update soon, because this sounds pretty scary.
by unitedunited
Sun Aug 06, 2006 8:23 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Software installer/System update for T43p Problems
Replies: 7
Views: 1437

according to this page, yes. They are still making SI available, though.

Given previous experiences with SI, I am going to wait on System Update until it gets the thinkpads.com seal of approval...
by unitedunited
Fri Aug 04, 2006 1:59 pm
Forum: Windows OS (Versions prior to Windows 7)
Topic: What is and isn't necessary in the "Software Installer&
Replies: 24
Views: 3558

oh i see. so ATI doesn't really have a system restore-ish feature, just the fact that if you run differential backups you can theoretically turn off system restore. And it seems this would really only work if ATI can run automatically (or be enabled in task scheduler) to do daily sequentials. hmm. d...
by unitedunited
Fri Aug 04, 2006 12:42 pm
Forum: Windows OS (Versions prior to Windows 7)
Topic: What is and isn't necessary in the "Software Installer&
Replies: 24
Views: 3558

nice suggestion, thanks. have you used the windows system-restore-like features as well? I wonder about this because when I had a stop error last night and tried to use system restore on all of my restore points over the past two weeks, but was unable to get them. I suppose this could make it especi...
by unitedunited
Fri Aug 04, 2006 12:28 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Migrating from a T43 to a T42. Best way? How?
Replies: 18
Views: 2544

whoa! when did they pull Software Installer? This must have happened recently. I wonder what new and exciting problems System Update will bring ;-)
by unitedunited
Fri Aug 04, 2006 11:42 am
Forum: Windows OS (Versions prior to Windows 7)
Topic: What is and isn't necessary in the "Software Installer&
Replies: 24
Views: 3558

To make a Ghost image is to clone your hard drive. Ghost (from Symantec) is just one of just several available programs to do this with. See following FAQ for how to clone. And no, you cannot do this with Rapid Restore or just Windows. Hard Drive Cloning HOW TO thanks, read the FAQ but it seems to ...
by unitedunited
Sun Jul 30, 2006 3:14 pm
Forum: Windows OS (Versions prior to Windows 7)
Topic: What is and isn't necessary in the "Software Installer&
Replies: 24
Views: 3558

I made a Ghost image of my base working configuration (IBM intall minus the stuff I don't want) and rather than bother with the restore partition or disks that only get me back to factory standard, I carry my two DVD ghost restore set. It takes about an hour and 15 minutes to fully restore the X41,...

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