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by StarGehzer
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X220 issues with clean Win10 install
Replies: 7
Views: 2278

Re: X220 issues with clean Win10 install

Yes, this was the first driver I installed. When this is installed the mouse properties have a setting where I can select 'scroll' or 'center click', but it doesn't make any difference, both scroll. Just to be super-certain (sorry for asking something so obvious), you did click 'apply' after select...
by StarGehzer
Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X220 issues with clean Win10 install
Replies: 7
Views: 2278

Re: X220 issues with clean Win10 install

Did you install this Synaptics driver? https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/downloads/ds103454 Thanks for offering an idea. Yes, this was the first driver I installed. When this is installed the mouse properties have a setting where I can select 'scroll' or 'center click', but it doesn't make any diffe...
by StarGehzer
Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X220 issues with clean Win10 install
Replies: 7
Views: 2278

Re: X220 issues with clean Win10 install

Have you run Windows Update to see if Windows offers the drivers you need? Thanks for looking. Yes, I've used the Windows Update, rebooted, & repeated until it insisted I had all the updates. I've also double checked the pcsupport.lenovo.com site & it also says everything is good. Does nobody else ...
by StarGehzer
Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X220 issues with clean Win10 install
Replies: 7
Views: 2278

X220 issues with clean Win10 install

I've just installed a new ssd & installed Win10 onto it. This is my first experience with Windows 10. The install seems to have worked just fine. But... I'm having some driver? issues. From the pcsupport.lenovo.com site I installed & ran the auto update & now it says all drivers are installed. I'm h...
by StarGehzer
Sat Dec 01, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: How do I put the 4 install discs on one USB drive for setup
Replies: 1
Views: 2231

How do I put the 4 install discs on one USB drive for setup

I'm having trouble explaining what I want to do. Sorry. I have the set of original X220 setup discs. I want to do a fresh install from a USB flashdrive. I know how to make the flashdrive bootable & install the first ISO, but what do I do with the other discs? I want to copy them to the same flashdri...
by StarGehzer
Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: "ME is in recovery state" Appears when I boot my X220
Replies: 15
Views: 4948

Re: "ME is in recovery state" Appears when I boot my X220

RealBlackStuff wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:04 am
It's the CPU's built-in spyware from Intel: Management Engine.
THAT is a great link, explained it so I could mostly understand it! LOL

Thanks!
by StarGehzer
Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: "ME is in recovery state" Appears when I boot my X220
Replies: 15
Views: 4948

Re: "ME is in recovery state" Appears when I boot my X220

BTW, if anyone can explain what the error message 'ME is in recovery state' actually means, I'd love to know. When you did the reset you actually reset the Embedded Controller which runs Intel ME. You actually have 2 different operating systems in your X220. Little is known about the OS that Intel ...
by StarGehzer
Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: "ME is in recovery state" Appears when I boot my X220
Replies: 15
Views: 4948

Re: "ME is in recovery state" Appears when I boot my X220

According to the following post, this is likely caused by corrupted firmware. Sometimes removing all power such as what you did above will fix the problem. I have not seen this message before on my X220, but I did have to remove all power such as you did to resolve boot up problems. https://www.del...
by StarGehzer
Sun Nov 25, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: "ME is in recovery state" Appears when I boot my X220
Replies: 15
Views: 4948

Re: "ME is in recovery state" Appears when I boot my X220

Thanks for your reply. The BIOS was upgraded to the latest version a long time ago. When the issue started I did some research & there were some suggestions that the BIOS was involved so I 're-flashed the BIOS, did the restart, the F9, & reset the things the way I wanted them. It didn't make any dif...
by StarGehzer
Sun Nov 25, 2018 4:08 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: "ME is in recovery state" Appears when I boot my X220
Replies: 15
Views: 4948

"ME is in recovery state" Appears when I boot my X220

When I boot up my X220 (Win7) the first thing to appear on the screen is the words, "ME is in recovery state" in the top left corner. It never did that before today, and it does it every time I boot, even if I boot to a USB drive. BIOS is the latest version. I don't even know what 'ME' is, so how do...
by StarGehzer
Sat Nov 24, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X220 Trackpoint Trackpad not in Device Manager (Win7) [Solved]
Replies: 1
Views: 1881

X220 Trackpoint Trackpad not in Device Manager (Win7) [Solved]

I picked up an X220 that had no hard drive. I've installed a drive & set up Windows 7. Everything seems to be working except the Trackpad & Trackpoint. In the Bios they are enabled. I tried switching them off, rebooting, then putting them on again, but no change. In the Windows Device Manager there ...
by StarGehzer
Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Fn F5 isn't working anymore.
Replies: 7
Views: 4544

Re: Fn F5 isn't working anymore.

I envy you... I bought my X220 used. The recovery partition was gone & while a newly installed Win 7 was running, I didn't get install discs. I downloaded some version of Win7 that I used a couple of years ago, but it was less than a smooth install. I find after a few years Windows OS's need to be r...
by StarGehzer
Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Fn F5 isn't working anymore.
Replies: 7
Views: 4544

Re: Fn F5 isn't working anymore.

Glad you got it sorted. Some years ago I used to use Access Connections, but I haven't used it in some time. For me on my X220, Fn+F5 brings up a menu to turn on and off the WiFi, and Bluetooth radios as well as enter Airplane Mode. Seems that's all I need these days. That's exactly what FnF5 does ...
by StarGehzer
Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Fn F5 isn't working anymore.
Replies: 7
Views: 4544

Re: Fn F5 isn't working anymore.

For Fn + F5 requires Hotkey Features Integration drivers and IIRC possibly the Lenovo System Interface driver for it to work properly. The Hotkey features also integrates with the camera and bluetooth drivers. Look under Software and Utilities on the following webpage for Hotkey Features and other ...
by StarGehzer
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Fn F5 isn't working anymore.
Replies: 7
Views: 4544

Fn F5 isn't working anymore.

On my X220 Fn F5 used to work fine. I've recently realized it doesn't work anymore. Lenovo Update & Drivers doesn't list anything missing or required. Could you please suggest what I might do to get it working again. Edit: Running Windows 7 64 Edit 2: Running C:\Program Files\Lenovo\HOTKEY\TpFnF5.ex...
by StarGehzer
Thu May 10, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: How do I enable 5ghz WiFi on X220?
Replies: 4
Views: 3124

Re: How do I enable 5ghz WiFi on X220?

Thanks for the help.
I've ordered a new card.
by StarGehzer
Sun May 06, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: How do I enable 5ghz WiFi on X220?
Replies: 4
Views: 3124

How do I enable 5ghz WiFi on X220?

X220, Windows 7 pro. According to Device Manager I have the Intel(R) WiFi Link 1000 BGN WiFi card. Is it capable of connecting to 5ghz? My current driver, version, 14.3.0.6 is dated, 2011-10-27. I've been unable to find a newer driver. If this card is NOT 5ghz capable, is there a different card avai...
by StarGehzer
Mon Dec 14, 2015 1:30 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Edge / E-series
Topic: I have 3 monitors - but I can only get 2 to work at once
Replies: 9
Views: 11987

Re: I have 3 monitors - but I can only get 2 to work at once

Specs for that say it connects to the "Single DisplayPort or Mini DisplayPort video output". My laptop only has a VGA and an HDMI output. So the Matrox won't work, unless I'm missing or misunderstanding some info. :( (By the way, I'm not thread-jacking, Jen is my daughter & I'm trying to help her o...
by StarGehzer
Sun Dec 13, 2015 8:38 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Edge / E-series
Topic: I have 3 monitors - but I can only get 2 to work at once
Replies: 9
Views: 11987

Re: I have 3 monitors - but I can only get 2 to work at once

Matrox Tripple Head 2Go will get you there. Specs for that say it connects to the "Single DisplayPort or Mini DisplayPort video output". My laptop only has a VGA and an HDMI output. So the Matrox won't work, unless I'm missing or misunderstanding some info. :( (By the way, I'm not thread-jacking, J...
by StarGehzer
Sun Dec 13, 2015 10:18 am
Forum: ThinkPad Edge / E-series
Topic: I have 3 monitors - but I can only get 2 to work at once
Replies: 9
Views: 11987

Re: I have 3 monitors - but I can only get 2 to work at once

Does anyone know if some USB adapter would make it work?
by StarGehzer
Sat Dec 20, 2014 2:20 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X220 needs a larger SSD
Replies: 14
Views: 3300

Re: X220 needs a larger SSD

Thanks George, your link just goes to the NewEgg homepage, but I think you were pointing at the Plextor M6M PX-512M6M Mini-SATA(mSATA) 512GB for $479.00. That's more than double the price of the Crucial. I think I'll cross my finger & hope the extra heat is minor.
by StarGehzer
Sat Dec 20, 2014 1:51 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X220 needs a larger SSD
Replies: 14
Views: 3300

Re: X220 needs a larger SSD

Could someone please confirm that this mSATA card is suitable for my X220.. Crucial M500 480GB mSATA Internal Solid State Drive CT480M500SSD3 http://www.amazon.ca/Crucial-480GB-mSATA-Internal-CT480M500SSD3/dp/B00BQ8RHMO/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1419101169&sr=1-1&keywords=Crucial+M500+480...
by StarGehzer
Sat Dec 20, 2014 1:27 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: What can I do with the 45mm ExpressCard slot on my X220?
Replies: 8
Views: 4501

What can I do with the 45mm ExpressCard slot on my X220?

I've seen cards that would give me USB3 ports (my X220 is an i5, so it only has USB2).
Are there memory card that would fit in?
What other options are there?
by StarGehzer
Sat Dec 20, 2014 2:07 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X220 needs a larger SSD
Replies: 14
Views: 3300

Re: X220 needs a larger SSD

Thanks very much for your help. I'll compare prices & figure out which route to take.
by StarGehzer
Fri Dec 19, 2014 6:38 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X220 needs a larger SSD
Replies: 14
Views: 3300

Re: X220 needs a larger SSD

I'm not familiar with the mSATA option. Is there a write up on how that is done?
Where does the mSATA drive go?
Adding a 2nd drive sounds like a great solution if I can do that.
by StarGehzer
Fri Dec 19, 2014 1:58 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X220 needs a larger SSD
Replies: 14
Views: 3300

X220 needs a larger SSD

I know very little about SSD drives. My X220 currently has an INTEL SSDSA2CW160G3 (160GB SSD drive).
I want to replace it with something larger.
Can you recommend a brand & model of SSD?
Thanks for any help or suggestions.
by StarGehzer
Mon Oct 21, 2013 11:11 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Clock gains about 9 minutes per week. X220 Win7
Replies: 4
Views: 1399

Re: Clock gains about 9 minutes per week. X220 Win7

My registry fix didn't help. :( Laptop still gains time & won't correct itself by connecting automatically to one of the internet time clocks.
Between the time I did the registry hack & now (11 days) the computers clock has gained 12 minutes.
Does anyone have a clue what might be happening?
by StarGehzer
Thu Oct 10, 2013 2:19 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X220 boot failure if USB thumbdrive is inserted
Replies: 5
Views: 1773

Re: X220 boot failure if USB thumbdrive is inserted

I wouldn't mind knowing the solution....
by StarGehzer
Thu Oct 10, 2013 10:01 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Clock gains about 9 minutes per week. X220 Win7
Replies: 4
Views: 1399

Clock gains about 9 minutes per week. X220 Win7

I've noticed that the clock (bottom right corner of the screen) on my X220 is always running fast. I have it set to sync with the internet, but I've seen it up to 15 minutes fast. Whenever I notice it's off, I've gone ahead & manually synced to correct it. I just adjusted the registry so it will syn...
by StarGehzer
Tue Jan 08, 2013 11:10 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x220 display port audio question
Replies: 4
Views: 1471

x220 display port audio question

If I buy a display port to HDMI cable, (such as this http://dx.com/p/gold-plated-displayport-male-to-hdmi-male-adapter-cable-1-8m-37066 ) and connect my X220 to my TV, will I get the audio or do I need to run a 2nd cable? I think I'm seeing that some laptops need the extra cable & others don't & I d...

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