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by Muse
Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T60 has occasional problems starting
Replies: 22
Views: 2655

Re: T60 has occasional problems starting

Same problem with T60p. Rarely it hangs right after the Windows boot logo appears. Config: -Intel Core Duo T2600 2.16GHz -PC2-5300 3GB -ATI FireGL v5200 -15" FlexView 1600x1200 -Intel WiFi Link 5300 AGN -Seagate 160GB HDD -Genuine 6cell and Ultrabay batteries Running WIN7 and latest modded BIOS. AH...
by Muse
Fri Jul 28, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61 -- Suddendly, mysteriously, a one fingered swipe on the trackpad causes all windows to tile
Replies: 10
Views: 1055

Re: T61 -- Suddendly, mysteriously, a one fingered swipe on the trackpad causes all windows to tile

With Middleton's BIOS you can use any Lenovo W7 Recovery diskset. A COA that came with a bought W7 is only valid for that exact same type of W7 (Home, Pro, Ultimate, etc.). You might get lucky with 32 or 64 bit of the same type, don't know. The COA on the machine (sticker on bottom) is for Vista Bu...
by Muse
Fri Jul 28, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61 -- Suddendly, mysteriously, a one fingered swipe on the trackpad causes all windows to tile
Replies: 10
Views: 1055

Re: T61 -- Suddendly, mysteriously, a one fingered swipe on the trackpad causes all windows to tile

If 64-bit runs on it, then 32-bit definitely also will. It just won't use all the memory if there is more than 4GB. That I knew. What I'm concerned about is the licensing. I have a valid legal Win7 64bit Ultimate disk with key. Can I install Win7 32bit on the machine using a Win7 32bit disk with a ...
by Muse
Fri Jul 28, 2017 1:14 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61 -- Suddendly, mysteriously, a one fingered swipe on the trackpad causes all windows to tile
Replies: 10
Views: 1055

Re: T61 -- Suddendly, mysteriously, a one fingered swipe on the trackpad causes all windows to tile

The crazy thing is it doesn't happen all the time, just occasionally, seemingly as a result of the same type of finger swipe across the trackpad that at other times doesn't cause the behavior. It's been suggested that I can turn off some or all of the fancy features of trackpad, with the exclusion o...
by Muse
Thu Jul 27, 2017 4:50 am
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: And another reason to avoid Micro$haft's W10
Replies: 72
Views: 2866

Re: And another reason to avoid Micro$haft's W10

And here's another reason to avoid Micro$haft's crapware W10: Microsoft cuts off Windows 10 support early for some PCs :twisted: All aboard the Titanic 2, now known as the Windows 10 Boat. Microsoft is artifically creating icebergs and blaming it on the ship being a few years old. All aboard the li...
by Muse
Thu Jul 27, 2017 4:42 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61 -- Suddendly, mysteriously, a one fingered swipe on the trackpad causes all windows to tile
Replies: 10
Views: 1055

T61 -- Suddendly, mysteriously, a one fingered swipe on the trackpad causes all windows to tile

This has been going on now for about a week. A funny aspect of it is that it's not to-me obvious how to reproduce the behavior. I'm typing on the machine right now. Naturally, using the trackpad, when I want to move the cursor from one location to another I place one finger on the trackpad and slide...
by Muse
Thu Jul 27, 2017 4:29 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Need help(!) Middleton BIOS T61 Windows 10?
Replies: 17
Views: 1887

Re: Need help(!) Middleton BIOS T61 Windows 10?

Well, TBH I'm pretty open minded and not very opinionated. I may indeed simply be pitifully naive about Windows 10. If you could link me to some relevant material or take a moment and explain I'd love to consider the notion that Windows 10 is a nasty idea. I am not being facetious. I can certainly b...
by Muse
Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Need help(!) Middleton BIOS T61 Windows 10?
Replies: 17
Views: 1887

Re: Need help(!) Middleton BIOS T61 Windows 10?

SUCCESS :-)! That's what I like to hear... :thumbs-UP: I cannot tell you guys how appreciative I am of your help and patience! That's what this forum is all about. Now, what do we need to bribe you with in order to scrap the nastiness that is W10 from that classic machine ? :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrg...
by Muse
Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Need help(!) Middleton BIOS T61 Windows 10?
Replies: 17
Views: 1887

Re: Need help(!) Middleton BIOS T61 Windows 10?

I flashed it on my Windows 10 64bit T61. Needed to in order to install an Intel Ultimate-N 6300 633ANHMW WiFi Wireless Card. Doing so appears to be the reason I haven't had a single BSOD since. It's been over 3 months now, I think. I was getting BSODs all the time before swapping out the original Wi...
by Muse
Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: Win10 64bit, T61 - Suddenly a mere 1-fingered swipe on trackpad causes window tiling!
Replies: 0
Views: 166

Win10 64bit, T61 - Suddenly a mere 1-fingered swipe on trackpad causes window tiling!

I never had seen this but for the last week almost this T61 laptop has had this peculiarity. Sometimes (don't know why it's inconsistent -- it doesn't always happen, haven't figured that out) when I place one fingertip on the trackpad and swipe it some (e.g. to send the cursor up to the top right to...
by Muse
Thu Jun 15, 2017 7:18 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T60 has occasional problems starting
Replies: 22
Views: 2655

Re: T60 has occasional problems starting

Well, I swapped out the original wifi card on this machine with another. That has pretty much solved the slow reconnection to wifi when waking the machine. Replaced this -- ThinkPad 11a/b/g Wi-Fi wireless LAN Mini-PCIe The replacement -- Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 WLAN 802.11A/B/G/N Wireless Car...
by Muse
Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:20 am
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: T61 running W10 64bit -- Two problems (SOLVED!)
Replies: 61
Views: 5747

Re: T61 running W10 64bit -- Two problems

Yeah, I installed a Middleton no-whitelist BIOS on this 15.4" T61 (6465CTO), and later a New Intel Ultimate-N 6300 633ANHMW WiFi Wireless Card for Thinkpad, from China. Costs less than others and looks different but I figure is essentially the same. It cost me $7.98 and free shipping on ebay. Not on...
by Muse
Thu Jun 08, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: T61 running W10 64bit -- Two problems (SOLVED!)
Replies: 61
Views: 5747

Re: T61 running W10 64bit -- Two problems

My experiment today installing an Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 WLAN 802.11A/B/G/N Wireless Card in my 1953CTO T60 was a success. I installed it because I was experiencing 10-15 second delays before wifi was working when taking the machine out of suspend. After swapping out the original 4965 AGN wi...
by Muse
Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: T61 running W10 64bit -- Two problems (SOLVED!)
Replies: 61
Views: 5747

Re: T61 running W10 64bit -- Two problems

Just removed the old 4965 AGN wifi card from this T61 and installed the 6300 AGN Ultimate. Connected to my network on the 5GHz band. Will see if my BSOD's are resolved, but I won't be confident unless I go 3 months without one. Even a week or two would be reason to be optimistic. It's been over two...
by Muse
Sun May 14, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T60 has occasional problems starting
Replies: 22
Views: 2655

Re: T60 has occasional problems starting

I just posted a thread describing exactly what you are experiencing. Your issue is for sure in the laptop not the windows or the hard drives. I wiped, formatted and installed Win 7 on two used drives and one brand new drive. They all hung at the same place yours does. I now have the drives in other...
by Muse
Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Can I simply swap out my T5500 CPU in my 1953CTO T60 with a T5600? Or my T2400 core duo in my 2623D6U T60?
Replies: 4
Views: 1041

Re: Can I simply swap out my T5500 CPU in my 1953CTO T60 with a T5600? Or my T2400 core duo in my 2623D6U T60?

On a T60 you can only install 3GB RAM, so there's no point installing a 64-bit OS, it will not improve things. T7200/T7400/T7600 are all Core 2 Duo, any one will do. But most improvement will still come from a decent SSD. None of the T60 CPUs will work in a T61. Thanks for the clarifications. Well,...
by Muse
Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Can I simply swap out my T5500 CPU in my 1953CTO T60 with a T5600? Or my T2400 core duo in my 2623D6U T60?
Replies: 4
Views: 1041

Re: Can I simply swap out my T5500 CPU in my 1953CTO T60 with a T5600? Or my T2400 core duo in my 2623D6U T60?

Upgrading the CPU will generally not cause an issue--Windows will detect the new CPU and configure itself (you'll need a reboot though). Unless Your Windows is a 64-bit version and you replaced the Core 2 Duo T5500 with a 32-bit processor like the Core Duo T2400. Thanks. Any issues concerning which...
by Muse
Mon Apr 24, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Can I simply swap out my T5500 CPU in my 1953CTO T60 with a T5600? Or my T2400 core duo in my 2623D6U T60?
Replies: 4
Views: 1041

Can I simply swap out my T5500 CPU in my 1953CTO T60 with a T5600? Or my T2400 core duo in my 2623D6U T60?

Can I simply swap out the CPUs, assuming I apply Artic Silver 5 evenly to the cleaned CPU/heatsinks? Or will there be a problem with Windows? How about T7400?
by Muse
Sun Apr 23, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: How can I tell if my T60 running BIOS 2.27 already has the Zender SLIC2.1 no-whitelist BIOS?
Replies: 4
Views: 1198

Re: How can I tell if my T60 running BIOS 2.27 already has the Zender SLIC2.1 no-whitelist BIOS?

RealBlackStuff wrote:Zender never put any Slic in his BIOS-mods, he only removed the whitelist!
Grab any Dell/HP/FRUIT/whatever non-IBM/non-Lenovo wifi card and try it in your T60.
If it works, then the whitelist has been removed.
Is there a way to tell if a SLIC is embedded in a particular BIOS?
by Muse
Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: How can I tell if my T60 running BIOS 2.27 already has the Zender SLIC2.1 no-whitelist BIOS?
Replies: 4
Views: 1198

How can I tell if my T60 running BIOS 2.27 already has the Zender SLIC2.1 no-whitelist BIOS?

I want to run that Zender BIOS on both my T60's: 1st: 1953CTO with 1.67 gigahertz Intel Core 2 T5500 BIOS: LENOVO 79ETE6WW (2.26 ) 04/01/2010 2nd: 2623D6U with 1.85 gigahertz Intel Core Duo T2400 BIOS: LENOVO 79ETE7WW (2.27 ) 03/21/2011 Is there a way to tell if the 2nd system already has the Zender...
by Muse
Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:22 am
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: T61 running W10 64bit -- Two problems (SOLVED!)
Replies: 61
Views: 5747

Re: RE: Re: T61 running W10 64bit -- Two problems

Replaced the 4965 AGN with a 6300 ultimate last night. Speed much better, and so far no BSOD. Sent from my Le Pan TC802A using Tapatalk Now 21 days since I made the same replacement. Still no BSOD in the T61 running Win10 64bit! I'm not sure if I'm out of the woods on the occasional (sometimes freq...
by Muse
Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB - Windows 7 32bit recovery set for T400 / T410 / T420
Replies: 3
Views: 608

Re: WTB - Windows 7 32bit recovery set for T400 / T410 / T420

TuuS wrote:I have the set, both 32 and 64bit if you'd like a more reliable source than an anonymous download
Great. I'm interested in the 32bit set. I will PM you. Thanks.
by Muse
Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:40 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T60 has occasional problems starting
Replies: 22
Views: 2655

Re: T60 has occasional problems starting

It would not hang on mups.sys, it's the NEXT driver AFTER mups.sys that is causing the problem. That next driver is NOT shown on screen, but could be found in the dumps that are created upon failing. Check BIOS/Config/SATA and try changing AHCI to Compatibility or v.v. What happens if you remove HD...
by Muse
Sat Apr 15, 2017 10:23 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T60 has occasional problems starting
Replies: 22
Views: 2655

Re: T60 has occasional problems starting

So, I ran memtest+ over the last day, 10 passes, zero errors. I then (1/2 hour ago), hit ESC out of memtest+ to boot the machine and it again hangs at the Windows logo screen (this surprised me because the handful of times I booted the machine after Windows Update finally succeeded this week didn't ...
by Muse
Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T60 has occasional problems starting
Replies: 22
Views: 2655

Re: T60 has occasional problems starting

I ran Lenovo Diagnostics tests on the machine. Everything passed except for a FAILED on the read/compare test on the external optical drive. 2nd time I ran that it PASSED.

I think I should/will run Memtest+ for at least 8 passes. Don't know what else to try.
by Muse
Fri Apr 14, 2017 2:40 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T60 has occasional problems starting
Replies: 22
Views: 2655

Re: T60 has occasional problems starting

I think the Lenovo diagnostics program was called the Lenovo Toolbox (prior to that it was PC-Doctor), it was available on OEM OS installations, but also as drivers available from the Lenovo website. Unfortunately Lenovo discontinued this and it is no longer available from their website, however yo...
by Muse
Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T60 has occasional problems starting
Replies: 22
Views: 2655

Re: T60 has occasional problems starting

That's an odd problem. The first thing that comes to my mind is: are you sure the SSD isn't defective in some way? Did you try another SSD, or HDD? Did you install the OS from scratch? I.e. a clean install? Also can you run the Lenovo diagnostics program to test your hardware? Finally did you try b...
by Muse
Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: T61 running W10 64bit -- Two problems (SOLVED!)
Replies: 61
Views: 5747

Re: T61 running W10 64bit -- Two problems

Just removed the old 4965 AGN wifi card from this T61 and installed the 6300 AGN Ultimate. Connected to my network on the 5GHz band. Will see if my BSOD's are resolved, but I won't be confident unless I go 3 months without one. Even a week or two would be reason to be optimistic. It has been 13 day...
by Muse
Wed Apr 12, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T60 has occasional problems starting
Replies: 22
Views: 2655

T60 has occasional problems starting

I have two T60s and a T61. I bought only one of these new, which is a 1953CTO which I bought end of 2006. That machine has had this problem, the other two machines, bought used (the T61 refurbished), have never had a similar problem. The 1953CTO T60 with the problem has done this with all 3 OSs I've...

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