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by ulrich.von.lich
Wed Feb 22, 2017 5:02 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Windows 7 Pro recovery discs for T420s ?
Replies: 5
Views: 2473

Re: Windows 7 Pro recovery discs for T420s ?

Unfortunately I wasn't contacted again by the member above. I'm basically stucked with a new computer, a new hard drive and no operating system. An OEM Windows 7 costs about 40€, but I find it silly to buy another licence since I already have one for this laptop. So, I would be greatly appreciated i...
by ulrich.von.lich
Mon Feb 20, 2017 2:20 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Windows 7 Pro recovery discs for T420s ?
Replies: 5
Views: 2473

Re: Windows 7 Pro recovery discs for T420s ?

That would be wonderful! Would you please let me know the link after you host them?

I'd like to thank you in advance for your time and efforts.
by ulrich.von.lich
Sun Feb 19, 2017 4:00 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Windows 7 Pro recovery discs for T420s ?
Replies: 5
Views: 2473

Windows 7 Pro recovery discs for T420s ?

Hello, I recently bought a used T420S from Germany, and the laptop has a Windows 7 Professional sticker on it. However, I realised later the OS the seller put on it is not genuine. The Rescue and Recovery partition is non-existant, either. I would like to restore the partition. While I was trying to...
by ulrich.von.lich
Tue Oct 12, 2010 7:52 am
Forum: Windows OS (Versions prior to Windows 7)
Topic: Manage wireless connections in Windows 2000
Replies: 1
Views: 4344

Manage wireless connections in Windows 2000

Hello, I recently installed an Intel 2200BG wireless card in an A31p which runs Windows 2000. The card works correctly but Win2K doesn't seem to have the integrated program that detects and manages wireless connections like in XP. So I end up with a wifi password without knowing where to input it. A...
by ulrich.von.lich
Tue May 04, 2010 3:43 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: ThinkPad T43 Recovery CD Set (8 CDs)
Replies: 0
Views: 317

FS: ThinkPad T43 Recovery CD Set (8 CDs)

Language: US English OS: Win XP Professional SP2 Condition: New, with every disc being still sealed. Price: 20€ to anywhere in the world 1 Boot CD (recorded in the UK on April 27, 2005) 6 Product Recovery CD (recorded in the UK on June 23, 2005) 1 Supplemental Product Recovery CD (recorded in Hungar...
by ulrich.von.lich
Sat Oct 17, 2009 6:34 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: What's wrong with my T43?
Replies: 3
Views: 783

Re: What's wrong with my T43?

Thanks! I'm downloading the software. I will report back.
by ulrich.von.lich
Sat Oct 17, 2009 5:23 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: What's wrong with my T43?
Replies: 3
Views: 783

What's wrong with my T43?

Hello, I have been a happy T43 owner. Since its purchase in 2005, it has never given me any problem. But recently, I have experienced two "blue screen of death" in one week. Here's what it says exactly: *** Hardware Malfunction Call your hardware vendor for support NMI: Parity Check / Memory Parity ...
by ulrich.von.lich
Wed Jun 24, 2009 5:02 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Windows Password Removal, need help!
Replies: 1
Views: 538

Windows Password Removal, need help!

Hello, I changed the windows password (the one associated to my account) last week and now I don't remember it :( I can still log on thanks to fingerprint recognition but I would like to remove or change the current password. I did a brief research on the internet. Many of them are for the impossibi...
by ulrich.von.lich
Thu Jan 22, 2009 6:36 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Warranty extention questions
Replies: 5
Views: 1651

Warranty extention questions

Hello, My X41t is going to run out of warranty in June, 2009. I would like to extend its base 3 year warranty. I have a few questions here: The machine is UK based, can I extend the warranty in France? What choice do I have? Plus 1 year or 2 years? How much would they cost usually? Will it be ok if ...
by ulrich.von.lich
Thu Jan 22, 2009 6:28 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Can't get rid of stuck pixel on new T400
Replies: 7
Views: 1451

Re: Can't get rid of stuck pixel on new T400

The software has never works for me. I'm always surprise to hear the cases where they have worked. Hot pixels are hardware defects so don't expect too much software miracles. Ask yourself you find it annoying right now. If so, you'd better return it because, trust me, that feeling won't go away. Bes...
by ulrich.von.lich
Thu Jan 22, 2009 6:18 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: DVD burner issue or software issue
Replies: 4
Views: 661

DVD burner issue or software issue

Hi, The DVD burner in my T43 (the Panasonic one) now refuses to burn discs but it has no problem to read them. It says burning starting failure soon after starting a burning process. I use Nero 6 and it's the only DVD writing software I have. I wonder what would be the best way to determine whether ...
by ulrich.von.lich
Mon Nov 17, 2008 6:53 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Different behaviors of IE7
Replies: 1
Views: 595

Different behaviors of IE7

I don't really get it. I use IE7 on both a T43 and an X41T. It works really well on the T43 but crashes a couple of times a day on the X41T. I use the same OS (except the X41T has the tablet version of XP) and same internet connection for both computers. I tried to get rid of the plug-ins but it did...
by ulrich.von.lich
Sat Oct 04, 2008 9:58 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: I think I've just killed my external burner :(
Replies: 1
Views: 586

I think I've just killed my external burner :(

I bought it off eBay a couple of weeks ago. It's a Macbook styled (slot load?) Panasonic branded drive (I can't find the exact model number now) It came with two cables, one USB to USB cable (small head to regular read) and one Power to USB cable. When reading discs, the USB to USB cable is enough. ...
by ulrich.von.lich
Sat Oct 04, 2008 9:35 am
Forum: Forum Notices, Questions and Suggestions
Topic: Can't send PM (DEBUG MODE error), please help
Replies: 7
Views: 2492

Thanks for the replies!

I checked the sent box and it wasn't there so I sent him again the message and it worked this time :)

Cheers,
Tony
by ulrich.von.lich
Fri Oct 03, 2008 10:11 am
Forum: Forum Notices, Questions and Suggestions
Topic: Can't send PM (DEBUG MODE error), please help
Replies: 7
Views: 2492

Can't send PM (DEBUG MODE error), please help

Hi,

I was trying to send a PM to a forum user TPCollector and got the error message below:


Failed sending email :: PHP ::

DEBUG MODE

Line : 234
File : emailer.php


What should I do now?

Any help is appreciated!

Best Regards,
Tony


mod note: moved to 'forum notices' forum
by ulrich.von.lich
Wed Sep 10, 2008 5:33 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: Thinking of purchasing the Thinkpad W700...
Replies: 15
Views: 3804

they now have the Core 2 Extreme processor X9100 (3.06GHz 1066MHz 6MBL2), and the Core 2 Extreme processor QX9300 (2.53GHz 1066MHz 12MBL2) So the latter is supposed to be faster? I'm kinda lost here. The W700 sounds nice but with that kind of money (assuming the retail price is 3500EUR here) I can ...
by ulrich.von.lich
Wed Sep 10, 2008 3:53 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: So, does the W700 have a better screen?
Replies: 5
Views: 2092

So how is a TN panel supposed to help photographers since it can't even represent colors accurately? Or has the TN technology evolved over the years? I can only say my T43's LCD is not reliable at all when it comes to colors and I have to edit all my photos on my DELL S-PVA monitor. I do wish to hav...
by ulrich.von.lich
Sat Sep 06, 2008 6:23 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: So, does the W700 have a better screen?
Replies: 5
Views: 2092

So, does the W700 have a better screen?

Is it an IPS/S-IPS/S-PVA etc... or only a brighter TN?

Anyone knows it?

Regards,
Tony
by ulrich.von.lich
Sat Sep 06, 2008 4:42 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T400 First Thoughts
Replies: 49
Views: 14308

A quick question: do the new ThinkPads share the same dock with the T6 series? The keyboard flex sounds kinda scary but maybe lenovo is just testing the new product as they did make the new TPs compatible with old keyboards. IMO not a big issue as long as they are still supplying them. On the bright...
by ulrich.von.lich
Mon Aug 25, 2008 3:19 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Choosing an external DVD burner
Replies: 1
Views: 802

Choosing an external DVD burner

Hello everyone, I'm purchasing an external DVD burner soon. I prefer the slim version, which is basically a laptop sized drive with a USB enclosure. Because I can save some weight and a power cord. Here's the question, I've noticed on eBay that those drives are not universal but made for particular ...
by ulrich.von.lich
Mon Aug 25, 2008 3:09 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Voice Recording on a ThinkPad?
Replies: 5
Views: 1435

Note that recording a lecturer on a laptop mic is going to give low audio quality. Thanks for the tips! I will bring both the X41t and my Olympus voice recorder for the first few lectures and compare them. Yes Audacity is really an excellent software, not only for sound recording but also for editi...
by ulrich.von.lich
Sun Aug 24, 2008 3:29 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Voice Recording on a ThinkPad?
Replies: 5
Views: 1435

Yes the X41t has a built-in mic and the software I just find out Audacity is excellent for the job. The Windows recorder has a maximum recording length of 2 minutes or something so it's not very useful to me.

Cheers,
Tony
by ulrich.von.lich
Fri Aug 22, 2008 10:02 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Voice Recording on a ThinkPad?
Replies: 5
Views: 1435

Voice Recording on a ThinkPad?

Hi everyone, I have an X41t and an Olympus voice recorder that I bring to school nearly every day. I wonder if there's a way to record lectures using my X41t. I recently discovered that it has a microphone. If someone has succeeded doing it, would you please post your experience here? (which softwar...
by ulrich.von.lich
Tue Jul 29, 2008 12:58 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Is PATA dead?
Replies: 36
Views: 5281

Hi aaa, No... my T43 was an express model so it had only one year warranty which went expired in 2006. Besides, my T43 originally came with a 60GB 5400RPM HDD, the 7K100 Hitachi TS HDD I'm using is not IBM-branded. I had flashed its firmware (thanks to the guide on the forum.) Very unlikely. People ...
by ulrich.von.lich
Tue Jul 29, 2008 11:35 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Is PATA dead?
Replies: 36
Views: 5281

I talked to Hitachi Storage today and they told me they have ceased production of ALL IDE/PATA 2.5" drives from now.
Sad to hear it...
My question would be, is it possible to by a IDE-SATA adapter for the Thinkpad T41P?
I'm afraid not. (but it might be possible with an IDE-CF adapter.)
by ulrich.von.lich
Tue Jul 29, 2008 10:43 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Is PATA dead?
Replies: 36
Views: 5281

Is PATA dead?

I've had two wonderful years with my Hitachi 7K100 (HTS721010G9AT00) but recently it starts to make some weird noises. When I was about to purchase another one on the same website where I did 2 yrs ago, the hard drive was gone :( And I'm afraid it's gone forever :cry: (the site always marks "tempora...
by ulrich.von.lich
Tue Jul 29, 2008 10:18 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Something about the Software Updater
Replies: 0
Views: 404

Something about the Software Updater

[Important updates] Nothing. [New functions or enhancements] - Support for ThinkPad SL400, SL500. [Problem fixes] Nothing. Just wondering, why am I always advised to install those "updates" on my T43 and if there's a way to change the SU behavior so I can stop receiving them. Shouldn't they be recom...
by ulrich.von.lich
Tue Jul 22, 2008 3:42 am
Forum: ThinkPad SL and L Series until L420/L520
Topic: SL500 review - they changed the keyboard layout!
Replies: 22
Views: 12878

I hope the SL line is targeted at consumers, just like the Z or W series, while the traditional T/X/R series stay the same. I don't believe they would get rid of ThinkVantage suite on those models. (Maybe the keyboard was simplified due to the lack of ThinkVantage suite.) It's been a while since I d...
by ulrich.von.lich
Tue Jun 10, 2008 3:47 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Am I gonna die if I drink a lot of RedBulls?
Replies: 12
Views: 1622

Thanks everyone for the tips! If I die, I shall donate my personal T43 to the forum for educational use. Not because of Parisian attractions, I fail because I'm sort of person who won't do anything if there's still tomorrow. I've never passed all my exams before summer, but this time I have more sub...
by ulrich.von.lich
Tue Jun 10, 2008 4:36 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Am I gonna die if I drink a lot of RedBulls?
Replies: 12
Views: 1622

Am I gonna die if I drink a lot of RedBulls?

say several cans a day, everyday for about two and half months? Will I be running into some sort of problem ?

I failed my exams and I need to study the whole summer to succeed the second session of exams in September!!

Cheers,
Tony

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