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NMI Parity Error / Hard Lock with t60p + v5200

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#31 Post by WPWoodJr » Sat Apr 14, 2007 9:55 am

Since you have a repeatable situation, it would be cool if you could try the driver update first and see if that fixes it.
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#32 Post by mitchellst » Sat Apr 14, 2007 3:08 pm

Yeah. I may do that.

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#33 Post by WPWoodJr » Mon Apr 16, 2007 10:19 am

mitchellst wrote:Yeah. I may do that.
Hi, any update?
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#34 Post by mitchellst » Mon Apr 16, 2007 10:20 am

Just loaded the driver and an update for Access Connections. It still crashed.

I'm gonna try the motherboard now.

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#35 Post by mitchellst » Mon Apr 16, 2007 10:54 am

Strangely enough, that didn't seem to do the trick either. Back to the drawing board.

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#36 Post by WPWoodJr » Mon Apr 16, 2007 10:57 am

Too bad! :( I'm a bit unclear what you are doing to cause the lockup - maybe someone else can replicate it too if you explain it?
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#37 Post by AlexanderT » Mon Apr 16, 2007 12:00 pm

Weird, I could have sworn it's the wireless network driver. I had the dreaded "NMI: Parity Error" only once and that was when I was actively using my wireless network connection. Normally I am hooked up to ethernet cable, and I never had the bluescreen again.

The newer drivers which supposedly fix the error (it's mentioned in the readme), are only available for Win XP but not for Win Vista yet.

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#38 Post by mitchellst » Mon Apr 16, 2007 12:06 pm

Well... It seems to be happenning whenever I shut down now.

I'm running the diag tests from the recovery partition right now. I doubt it will find anything, but I feel I should try before ordering all new hardware for this unit.

The CD (UBCD) I was running to cause the lockup may be different from the direct download. I know we use it to write the DMI information on all the toshibas we rebuild, which I know was added on by one of our old techs. I'm not sure what the menus look like from the direct download of the CD, so I don't know if this will help.

When you boot from the CD, the first option on the menu is Launch Ultimate Boot CD for Windows. Once windows loads, on the start menu, it has "shut down options". From there, I pick "shut down and eject cd". The cd ejects, and I get the error.

I'm guessing there are several things that can cause this. I'll figure it out eventually... I was really expecting it to be the board though.

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#39 Post by mitchellst » Tue Apr 17, 2007 12:17 pm

Well... It definitely has something to do with the wireless card. I removed all the unnessecary hardware from the board and the error went away. I put back the wireless card, and it came back.

I decided to retry installing the drivers that were supposed to fix this problem. Now, when I try to run setup, halfway through it, I get the error message.

I'm gonna order a new wireless card. I'll let ya know how it turns out.

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#40 Post by WPWoodJr » Tue Apr 17, 2007 12:43 pm

Wow, weird. Thanks for keeping us posted!
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#41 Post by mitchellst » Wed Apr 18, 2007 10:03 am

Final word... It was the wireless card. I put in a new one, and the errors are gone.

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Re: NMI Parity Error / Hard Lock with t60p + v5200

#42 Post by mlevin » Mon Apr 07, 2008 9:36 pm

dodeca-t wrote:I have noticed a few failure modes:

1: What appears to be a VPU reset. This is the most rare. Screen will blank out, come back, WoW will continue to run.
2: Screen blanks, or image freezes on screen, and sound loops. this requires holding down the power button to restart the machine. Windows seems unaware that a crash occoured (no warnings, etc on next reboot) (this is the most common)
3: Blue NMI: Parity Error screen
I'm experiencing the same thing on my T60p with 2x1gb sticks. I've updated the wireless driver and the display driver. Neither helped. For those of you who found that replacing the wireless card fixed it, what's a good replacement model?

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#43 Post by WPWoodJr » Wed Sep 07, 2011 8:53 am

WPWoodJr wrote:I haven't had any BSOD since updating the wireless driver (fingers crossed!)
I upgraded my T60p to Windows 7 and was getting the BSOD occasionally. The other day I found a new wireless driver for Intel Wireless LAN (bg, abg, abgn)/Windows 7 on the Lenovo support site. Haven't had a blue screen since, hoping that was it!

http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloa ... MIGR-77063
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Re: NMI Parity Error / Hard Lock with t60p + v5200

#44 Post by WPWoodJr » Tue Sep 13, 2011 12:19 pm

The other day my wireless card stopped working and I had to reboot to get it back. Better than a BSOD though!

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#45 Post by taichi » Wed Sep 14, 2011 11:21 am

WPWoodJr wrote:I haven't had any BSOD since updating the wireless driver (fingers crossed!)
I upgraded my T60p to Windows 7 and was getting the BSOD occasionally. The other day I found a new wireless driver for Intel Wireless LAN (bg, abg, abgn)/Windows 7 on the Lenovo support site. Haven't had a blue screen since, hoping that was it!

http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloa ... MIGR-77063[/quote]

Apparently you need to have KB932063 installed as a prerequisite for the new driver, which I, surprisingly, can't find in my installed MS updates and fixes.

The driver page links you to the MS page for KB932063, which I find the most counter intuitive and bewildering page I've ever been on. I can't find the simple link for KB932063. (I'm running Vista 32 Ultimate)

Also on the driver page it says you may have to reenter security information after installing the Wifi driver. Did you have to do that? Was it merely the information for your router?

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Re: NMI Parity Error / Hard Lock with t60p + v5200

#46 Post by WPWoodJr » Wed Sep 14, 2011 2:55 pm

I have Windows 7 so I did not need that hot-fix. However, the hot-fix page indicates that you should simply upgrade to the latest Vista service pack and the fix is included.
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#47 Post by taichi » Wed Sep 14, 2011 6:40 pm

WPWoodJr wrote:I have Windows 7 so I did not need that hot-fix. However, the hot-fix page indicates that you should simply upgrade to the latest Vista service pack and the fix is included.
I have Vista SP2 6002. but when I look for that hotfix I don't see it in installed updates/fixes!

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#48 Post by WPWoodJr » Wed Sep 14, 2011 8:51 pm

That doesn't mean the fix isn't part of the service pack. I wouldn't worry about it.
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