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by Puppy
Wed Jul 27, 2005 8:22 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: R52 SXGA+ no flexview?
Replies: 10
Views: 2877

Anyone has already seen it ? I've heard the display quality is extremly bad. It is a sad news because it means the R series is mostly dead :-/
by Puppy
Thu Jul 07, 2005 3:05 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: R52 SXGA+ no flexview?
Replies: 10
Views: 2877

Ghosting is problem of every LCD display. I've seen R50 (XGA only) panels and they were lacking contrast and view angle comparing to my R51 (with FlexView). On the other hand R52 have (finally !) 5400rpm HDD.
by Puppy
Sat Jul 02, 2005 10:22 am
Forum: Windows OS (Versions prior to Windows 7)
Topic: Software installer no longer offers some older updates ?
Replies: 1
Views: 547

Software installer no longer offers some older updates ?

Last week I noticed there were some software updates for my R51, in particular new ATI video driver or WinDVD player update. I didn't downalod them that time. Today I run the installer again but these two updates were no longer listed. It is normal ? I have version 3.12.0506
by Puppy
Mon May 16, 2005 6:34 am
Forum: ThinkPad T40/T41/T42/T43 Series
Topic: Error with IBM Active PRotection System on T42P
Replies: 7
Views: 1698

If you have XP SP2 with all updates you might try this fix http://support.microsoft.com/kb/894194/
by Puppy
Sat May 14, 2005 6:19 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: Desperate for help A20M Rebuilt. BSOD's
Replies: 11
Views: 2396

Have you tried to run a standalone memory testing software like http://www.memtest86.com/ ?
by Puppy
Fri May 13, 2005 6:14 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: New R52 models - no longer FlexView displays ?
Replies: 3
Views: 1750

Moreover R51 series does not seem to be completely dead. I found new model 1831-9XG recently http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site. ... ry=18319xg
by Puppy
Fri May 13, 2005 7:35 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: New R52 models - no longer FlexView displays ?
Replies: 3
Views: 1750

Yep, R51 1829-L7G and 1829-9MG models have 15" SXGA+ FlexView
by Puppy
Fri May 13, 2005 4:45 am
Forum: Windows OS (Versions prior to Windows 7)
Topic: XP SP2 error in svchost.exe during shutdown
Replies: 2
Views: 614

XP SP2 error in svchost.exe during shutdown

Anyone has encountered an error in SVCHOST.EXE during shutdown which is reported lately on next startup ? It happens from time to time since february when I updated IBM APS software. It also seems to be related to Microsoft KB873333 update http://forum.iamnotageek.com/history/topic.php/1819062255-1....
by Puppy
Sun May 08, 2005 4:02 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: New R52 models - no longer FlexView displays ?
Replies: 3
Views: 1750

New R52 models - no longer FlexView displays ?

I've noticed there are no R52 models with 15" SXGA+ FlexView displays listed on IBM site. There was at least one R51 model with such display recently.
by Puppy
Sat Apr 16, 2005 6:28 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T40/T41/T42/T43 Series
Topic: Error with IBM Active PRotection System on T42P
Replies: 7
Views: 1698

I think I fixed it. Try following steps:

1. Uninstall IBM Active protection
2. Reboot
3. Open C:\Windows\System32 folder and delete TPAPSLOG.LOG and TPHDLOG0.LOG files there
4. Reinstall IBM Active protection (version 1.30b)
5. Reboot
by Puppy
Sat Apr 16, 2005 5:10 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T40/T41/T42/T43 Series
Topic: Error with IBM Active PRotection System on T42P
Replies: 7
Views: 1698

Everytime I stop the service I'm getting following error in Event Log

Event Type: Error
Event Source: Service Control Manager
Event Category: None
Event ID: 7016
Date: 17.4.2005
Time: 0:08:20
User: N/A
Description:
The IBM HDD APS Logging Service service has reported an invalid current state 32.
by Puppy
Sat Apr 16, 2005 4:29 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T40/T41/T42/T43 Series
Topic: Error with IBM Active PRotection System on T42P
Replies: 7
Views: 1698

Current version is 1.30b
by Puppy
Sat Apr 16, 2005 4:24 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T40/T41/T42/T43 Series
Topic: Error with IBM Active PRotection System on T42P
Replies: 7
Views: 1698

I'm having the same problem on R51 after I updated IBM Active Protection.
by Puppy
Wed Apr 13, 2005 11:40 am
Forum: Windows OS (Versions prior to Windows 7)
Topic: New IBM ThinkPad Software Installer ?
Replies: 1
Views: 747

New IBM ThinkPad Software Installer ?

I've found there is new IBM installer http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site. ... TE.html#AN Does it replace the buggy IBM Update Connector ?
by Puppy
Mon Mar 07, 2005 7:55 am
Forum: ThinkPad T40/T41/T42/T43 Series
Topic: Intermittent Clicking sound from T42
Replies: 8
Views: 1999

I'm experiencing the same loud sound on my R51 1829-L7G and I think it comes from the HDD. It does not seem to be related to the IBM anti-shock protection because it persists even you disable it.
by Puppy
Mon Mar 07, 2005 5:10 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: R51 - is the gap between keyboard and display safe ?
Replies: 3
Views: 1548

R51 - is the gap between keyboard and display safe ?

I'm wondering whether the gap between the keyboard and display is safe to protect potential damage of the LCD surface by keyboard buttons when carrying the laptop ? Some materials says you should put something in between while others says it can make it even worse ;-)
by Puppy
Fri Jan 28, 2005 11:29 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: How to stop flashing of Bluetooth LED indicator on R51
Replies: 1
Views: 883

How to stop flashing of Bluetooth LED indicator on R51

Is there any way to stop flashing of the Bluetooth LED indicator under the display when communication is active ? It is extremly annoying when using wireless mouse.

Thanks.
by Puppy
Fri Jan 28, 2005 5:44 am
Forum: Windows OS (Versions prior to Windows 7)
Topic: WAM.SYS (LEGACY_WAM) - is it spyware or unused IBM driver ?
Replies: 7
Views: 5589

Hmmm ... am I really alone with this issue ?
by Puppy
Sun Jan 23, 2005 8:23 am
Forum: Windows OS (Versions prior to Windows 7)
Topic: WAM.SYS (LEGACY_WAM) - is it spyware or unused IBM driver ?
Replies: 7
Views: 5589

More on this issue. I restored registry hive file from backup I've made after fresh reinstall and the WAM registry keys were there as well. So it looks like it is part of IBM preinstall. But the driver name still does not make me feeling "safe" because it reminds a stealth virus/spyware loader. I do...
by Puppy
Sat Jan 22, 2005 9:42 pm
Forum: Windows OS (Versions prior to Windows 7)
Topic: WAM.SYS (LEGACY_WAM) - is it spyware or unused IBM driver ?
Replies: 7
Views: 5589

I did complete reinstall and the seems to be there again. Anyway, could someone else please confirm that you have the key in your registry as well. I'm getting little bit nervous ;-) It seems to be related to Rapid Restore Ultra 4.0 but who knows ... The key is located in the registry at following l...
by Puppy
Tue Jan 18, 2005 3:24 pm
Forum: Windows OS (Versions prior to Windows 7)
Topic: WAM.SYS (LEGACY_WAM) - is it spyware or unused IBM driver ?
Replies: 7
Views: 5589

WAM.SYS (LEGACY_WAM) - is it spyware or unused IBM driver ?

I found strange driver and related service in my registry with description "Wicked Access by Mark". It looks like a spyware at first glance. Google didn't help much except one posting which has additional information from the registry where imagepath to the (non-existing) WAM service was: \??\C:\Pro...
by Puppy
Mon Jan 17, 2005 4:48 pm
Forum: Windows OS (Versions prior to Windows 7)
Topic: Backup with a Bootable IBM Rapid Restore Ultra 4.0 ?
Replies: 0
Views: 752

Backup with a Bootable IBM Rapid Restore Ultra 4.0 ?

I used to do full hdd image backups with Norton Ghost using its bootable diskette. Is there similar way with Rapid Restore using the Access IBM environment activated during system boot ? I know I can do backup from Windows but I don't believe such backup while the system is running (and files can ge...
by Puppy
Fri Jan 14, 2005 5:03 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Considering R51 - Doubts about display...
Replies: 9
Views: 4384

Yes, there are R51 models with Flexview displays
by Puppy
Thu Jan 13, 2005 9:30 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: Which ThinkPad R5x do you have?
Replies: 5
Views: 1928

1829-L7G model (SXGA+)
by Puppy
Sat Jan 08, 2005 7:12 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T40/T41/T42/T43 Series
Topic: Problem with IBM recovery password
Replies: 5
Views: 1745

Try the same password you have used for login to the system when you were doing the backup.
by Puppy
Wed Dec 15, 2004 12:52 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: What is the DVD-RW drive used in R51 and T42 ?
Replies: 1
Views: 1204

Nero InfoTool 2.27 Drive Information ------------------ Drive : MATSHITA DVD-RAM UJ-811 Type : DVD-RAM Recorder Firmware Version : H102 Buffer Size : 2 MB Drive Letter : D:\ Location : 1:0 Mechanism : Tray Read Speed : 24 , 20 , 12 , 8 , 4 X Write Speed : 16 , 12 , 8 , 4 X Read CD Text : Yes Return ...
by Puppy
Sat Dec 04, 2004 7:54 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: Occasional "hit" sound from the HDD
Replies: 9
Views: 3615

Occasional "hit" sound from the HDD

I'm experiencing a short "hit" sound (like if a metal part crashed into another one) from the HDD in my R51. The sound is very noisy comparing to normal hdd noise. It happens few times during the day, most of the time when the hdd is idle. PC Doctor does not report any issues. Is that normal ?
by Puppy
Sat Oct 30, 2004 5:27 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: R51 15" display problem. Is that service issue...?
Replies: 5
Views: 2472

I noticed the same effect as well. But it is not very disturbing

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