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by alacrityathome
Tue May 06, 2008 11:22 pm
Forum: Windows OS (Versions prior to Windows 7)
Topic: SP3 Windows XP... what's the verdict?
Replies: 75
Views: 21478

Can see absolutely no difference.
by alacrityathome
Sun Mar 16, 2008 10:20 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61 - No boot for a few hours after BSOD (Pic)
Replies: 7
Views: 1157

diver,

do Memtest86 v3.4 first to check your RAM.
by alacrityathome
Fri Mar 14, 2008 11:39 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Setting up your Ultrabay HD to boot into Acronis
Replies: 9
Views: 820

pae, For interest, please describe what you mean by a "high risk user". I assume I am the same....putzing the Pc to death until some failure occurs. In my case, I am always trying a new o/s or software or hardware. What type of risk taking putzing do you do? How often does your hard drive fail when ...
by alacrityathome
Fri Mar 14, 2008 3:42 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Setting up your Ultrabay HD to boot into Acronis
Replies: 9
Views: 820

zern, Funny....I was also preparing for a trip and put in a 2nd 150GB hard drive in the ultra bay. But in my case, I had set up a separate boot via BIOS for Ubuntu 7.10. On the primary hard drive, I have a boot into XP Pro. I have Acronis on XP Pro and Partimage on Ubuntu. On both hard drives I have...
by alacrityathome
Tue Mar 11, 2008 4:00 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61: Need Help with booting problem (Virus?)
Replies: 1
Views: 339

wahoo, Here are some suggestions: ...get your data first by booting up with a live linux cd....like ubuntu 7.10. Linux can read your windows files and copy them to usb storage. ...then test your RAM by downloading Memtest86 v3.4 iso. Boot it up and run it thru 2 full passes. ...then download Hiren's...
by alacrityathome
Fri Mar 07, 2008 12:33 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Your opinion is appreciated!
Replies: 5
Views: 833

Recommend WSXGA. I have the combo you are considering....and it is great. WUXGA is a little hard on the eyes unless you are younger than 25. By the way, with either screen, you can use the CTRL ++ for increasing font size dependent on your application. Quite useful.....in Mozilla font not only incre...
by alacrityathome
Fri Feb 29, 2008 12:10 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Thinkpad Outsourcing and Factory Codes
Replies: 3
Views: 797

Newt, Your topic is a good one. In another thead we were trying to nail down the culprit manufacturing plant producing the faulty motherboard. Found this Lenovo PDF on their manufacturing sites: http://www.pc.ibm.com/ww/lenovo/procurement/Guidelines/volume/Lenovo_Volume_5_Part_Labels_41U3001.pdf And...
by alacrityathome
Tue Feb 26, 2008 6:59 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Trouble installing a new Atheros Card
Replies: 8
Views: 1522

padhead, is that a pcmcia card or internal pci card? lenovo has their BIOS set to accept their approved internal cards only....if that is the problem. What is the card model/chipset? Otherwise, wireless cards can be a bit touchy. If that is not the issue, keep playing with the settings. Are you usin...
by alacrityathome
Tue Feb 26, 2008 5:23 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61p configuration - anything you'd get differently?
Replies: 16
Views: 2698

Drop the Turbo Memory. It doesn't fly with XP Pro and many folks say it works poorly with Vista.

Upgrade to the 9 cell battery. Cheaper when you get it with a new purchase at Lenovo. And, dramatic difference in battery time.

Nice selection.

Enjoy.
by alacrityathome
Sun Feb 24, 2008 3:24 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61p DVD drive (UJDA775) doesn't work properly
Replies: 25
Views: 15749

Do a google on your drive.

I found this... http://forum.notebookreview.com/showthread.php?t=198120

which sounds very similar to your problem.

One test from the thread is to try a commercial DVD. Your DVD Drive may be sensitive to burned versus commercial DVDs.

Good luck.
by alacrityathome
Sat Feb 23, 2008 11:46 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: I want to see the hidden RR files in C:
Replies: 13
Views: 1634

MeCasa,

If my memory is correct, I have been able to see the partitions three different ways:

...Use an XP Install boot disk

...Use Acronis Disk Director boot disk

...Use a Linux Live CD boot disk that reads windows files ... like Ubuntu.

Alacrity
by alacrityathome
Fri Feb 22, 2008 11:57 pm
Forum: Windows OS (Versions prior to Windows 7)
Topic: XP SP3 Ready
Replies: 2
Views: 890

XP SP3 Ready

I just got my Microsoft email update on available downloads. XP SP3 RC2 is now available to the public:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/deta ... laylang=en


Alacrity
by alacrityathome
Fri Feb 22, 2008 4:31 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61p graphics problems
Replies: 493
Views: 116370

icantux, Good decision. Lenovo is well aware of the issue and now will readily replace the mobo for those PCs affected. I think only 2007 PCs were affected and hopefully Lenovo has tightened up their mobo manufacturing techniques. There are pretty good techniques (primarily proposed and developed by...
by alacrityathome
Fri Feb 22, 2008 11:47 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: W2k or W2k3 on a T61
Replies: 22
Views: 5243

You are aware that Win2k SP4/RC1 actually has a larger footprint in memory than WinXP SP2/3 and that the security in XP is far better, yes? The WiFi support is also far improved. I put off upgrading to XP until SP2 came out, but after that, there was no reason to stick with 2k. I've also had more b...
by alacrityathome
Fri Feb 22, 2008 10:48 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61p graphics problems
Replies: 493
Views: 116370

icantux, I think the thread had the cause pretty well nailed down to poor manufacturing of the motherboard that showed up under high temp thru intensive 3D gaming. Typically, a cold solder joint or poor solder joint would react as described in the thread. I read the thread every once in a while with...
by alacrityathome
Fri Feb 22, 2008 12:37 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: W2k or W2k3 on a T61
Replies: 22
Views: 5243

Zaph, Hard to answer your question without knowing what you are having difficulty with.....and what your PC goals are. Was your problem speed, BSODs, or.... But, it is easy enough to experiment with different o/s systems. In fact, I am using XP Pro but installed Ubuntu Linux on my T61p last week and...
by alacrityathome
Wed Jan 30, 2008 9:32 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61p graphics problems
Replies: 493
Views: 116370

Congratulations!

You must be a happy camper.

Now enjoy your laptop.


Alacrity
by alacrityathome
Tue Jan 29, 2008 2:58 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Access Connections and Wireless Connectivity is Screwed Up!
Replies: 25
Views: 3174

fred has a solid recommendation....roll back to alternate settings....or re image hard drive. other forum threads also recommend against using Lenovo updates unless there is a specific problem or need your have....if it ain't broke, don't fix it. access connections is a sensitive bugger sometimes. u...
by alacrityathome
Mon Jan 28, 2008 3:20 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: How to reenable the F11 function (Product Recovery Program)
Replies: 29
Views: 49122

Should be useful..thanks. But, can you expand on what you mean by: "Note: Install the Rescue and Recovery software, before restoring the partition." I assume it means that you have already had the hidden partition and have all the TP software on the PC but have only lost.... for some reason ... the ...
by alacrityathome
Sun Jan 27, 2008 7:36 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Restart-->Thinkvantage ---> Option F11(RNR) Disappear
Replies: 4
Views: 850

waikking, yes, somewhere along the line, you changed the boot sector. Did you add another software program like Acronis or Ghost? Or did you add a dual boot with another o/s? One thing you might do is to take a hard drive image of your present C drive. Then, use the prior posters recommendations or....
by alacrityathome
Sun Jan 27, 2008 4:02 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Anyone Having Trouble with Rescue and Recovery 4 with WinXP?
Replies: 27
Views: 2785

eecon, Glad it worked out for you. With Acronis, you can place a hidden recovery partition on your hard drive which can be triggered at boot with F11 to re-image the hard drive with a recent XP hard drive image. But, you can not have both the original RnR of the Thinkpad and the Acronis. You have to...
by alacrityathome
Sat Jan 26, 2008 11:13 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Received Intel 4965AGN instead of Atheros a/b/g/n...:(
Replies: 8
Views: 1739

A shame that there is a "white list".


Anyway, one solution is to buy a low cost Atheros pcmcia card which is not limited by the BIOS.


Alacrity
by alacrityathome
Sat Jan 26, 2008 11:10 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Anyone Having Trouble with Rescue and Recovery 4 with WinXP?
Replies: 27
Views: 2785

Thought I should at leasts try RR4....so I could compare with Acronis. Took 38 minutes to make a hard drive image. Also the process stopped and I had to shut down Norton 360 which I don't have to do with Acronis. Then, after it finished, I restarted and pressed the Thinkvantage button and found out ...
by alacrityathome
Sat Jan 26, 2008 1:42 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Anyone Having Trouble with Rescue and Recovery 4 with WinXP?
Replies: 27
Views: 2785

Other advantages of Acronis: ...hard drive or MBR is messed up....image is separate. ...you can do Acronis on your hard drive if you wish and F11 recovers the recent image ...you can do Acronis on DVDs, etc But, the first advantage for all the putzing and fooling around with vmware or dual booting.....
by alacrityathome
Sat Jan 26, 2008 12:06 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Anyone Having Trouble with Rescue and Recovery 4 with WinXP?
Replies: 27
Views: 2785

Move to Acronis. Smooth 10 minute back-up or recovery.
by alacrityathome
Sat Jan 26, 2008 2:28 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Which thinkpad fan control version for T60? Thanks.
Replies: 12
Views: 7068

The recommended one is the most recent TPFC. I actually tried a bunch of them and they all worked well.

Set your INF settings, though, from someone's recommendation in the threads.

Alacrity
by alacrityathome
Sat Jan 26, 2008 1:54 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Which thinkpad fan control version for T60? Thanks.
Replies: 12
Views: 7068

Don't despair.

The definitive thread on TPFC is here:

http://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.php?t=17715

The most recent TPFC is in the last post in the signature of troubadix.

Enjoy,

Alacrity
by alacrityathome
Fri Jan 25, 2008 10:37 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Fan control of T61
Replies: 6
Views: 1672

did you try manual first?
by alacrityathome
Fri Jan 25, 2008 12:39 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T60p laptops and clogged heat sinks
Replies: 3
Views: 4151

Nice write-up!

You already helped at least one person today with your thread:

http://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.ph ... 332#380332

Thanks again,

Alacrity
by alacrityathome
Fri Jan 25, 2008 12:37 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Overheating - is my T60 defective? (Pic)
Replies: 34
Views: 14517

Good work and resolution.

How long have you had the PC? Unusual to get a heat sink build-up in just a couple of months.

Anyway, it's nice to get a solution. I had read Chung's thread before.....so I will also be monitoring the temps and heat sink clogging in the future.

Enjoy your PC!

Alacrity

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