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THINKPAD T400 - SO MANY ISSUES NEED FACTORY RESET

Q: THINKPAD T400 - SO MANY ISSUES NEED FACTORY RESET

Hi all -I know I am talking about a very old machine but I am hoping there is someone out there that would be willing and able to provide helpful advice - some background - in my dire need I purchased a 'refurb' Lenovo Thinkpad T400 from who now turns out to be an unreputable seller - I was silly enough not to worry about recovery disks or even a 30 day warranty - now I am paying dearly for my negligence. This machine has had issues from day one that I thought I could work my way thru reading forums, Lenovo site etc. but nothing has worked. My first challenge was trying to just get the right-click on touchpad to produce context menu - I searched and searched and reluctantly loaded 3rd party softwares to no avail. I gave up on that only to discovered that when I loaded any antimalware program my cursor would not open that program nor would it open any other program on the machine. So I uninstalled the antimalware. So I can't really run to see if I have a virus. To make a long story short right now NONE of the function keys work nor the THINKVANTAGE. When I reboot and attempt to go to safe mode, bios utility I get nothing except opening up windows where sometimes the cursor will open a program or not and the trying to open programs from the start menu or the task bar is hit or miss same happens in the start menu and trying to open a browser. I am running on Windows 7 Pro 64-bit and would like to go back to factory settings, but again I can't get to the RnR and I have no discs for recovery and can't afford to purchase - anybody out there willing to bring an 'old' machine back to life for an 'old' user. I can follow most directions and can get to command prompts (but it does not always go to an elevated prompt)...so there's my story and if I have posted in the wrong area I am terribly sorry and will move if I am directed to do so.

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Preferred Solution: THINKPAD T400 - SO MANY ISSUES NEED FACTORY RESET

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Hi, I bought a Thinkpad T450s last June. I wiped out the windows installation and installed Ubuntu and encrypted the drive for work. Now I want to return this PC to its original installation, with Windows 8.1 I think. There is no F11 option available in the BIOS so I probably wiped that out when I installed Ubuntu. Any help would be greatly appreciated.  I would take this to a Lenovo shop somewhere to get sorted, if that is possible... Thanks,k-rock

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I've had my L540 for a couple of years, and it was starting to show its age. I copied my necessary files onto a hard drive and started a full factory reset just to clean the thing out. It started out all fine, but the progress has frozen. The screen shows the startup "Lenovo" logo and "Resetting this PC 99%", but it's been stuck like this for about 12 hours. The loading wheel animation is still going. Not sure exactly if or what I should do about this, but the fact that it's been stuck for so long is a little concerning. Any advice? I'm a little scared to mess with it too much because I know it's in a delicate state during factory reset. 


























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I reset my laptop and now it's replaying the startup screen over and over how do I fix it
 

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I got this today "Your device is at risk because it’s out of date and missing important security and quality updates. Let’s get you back on track so Windows can run more securely. Select this button to get going"

I ran several command prompts including chkdsk,  got  a repair utility to repair registery... etc,  defragmented and everything  I tried every solution found online and  I still  get this error when useing updates.  I even updated my drivers. I tried everything,  s  I even uninstalled my antivirus and tried it again.   I gave up and tried to do a reset  and also tried to whipe everything and do a reset and can not. really odd. 

Any insight will be appreciated.

Also on the microsoft website I saw a security update dated 09/25/2017 ( today)  and when trying to manually update it said it did not apply to my pc.  I own a Dell Desktop all in 1 64-bit operating system Product ID 00325-95873-11633-AAOEM touchscreen 24 inch all in one

A:Windows 10 update issues. Also can not do a factory reset or any kind of reset

This sounds like your system took a hit with phishing-ware or other malware.
Factory reset instructions:
www.dell.com/.../reset-or-reinstall-windows-10-on-your-dell-computer

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I've had a virus on the laptop/tablet for a while now and it was ruining the PC for me. I tried multiple different free malware detection services but the actual problems always slipped through. I didn't want to have to pay for a whole new program just to clean it out, and because this is a fairly new device I decided to just factory reset the whole thing. I followed the steps in the user manual and a couple of different internet sites, but I've hit a brick wall. When I get to the reset screen of the laptop, all of the possible options I can use encounter errors. I tried to use "refresh your PC" and get "There was a problem refreshing your PC". I tried "reset your PC" and it gets about half way through the process and says "There was a problem resetting your PC". I went into the advanced options that looks like the image I've attached to this post. It says I do not have any point to restore to, I don't have an image backup, the system repair says that it couldn't repair the PC, I have no idea what to do in command prompt, I couldn't find anything useful in the UEFI (But then again, I didn't know what to look for), and startup settings doesn't do anything. On top of all that, I can't even get out of this menu. My options at the menu start are to Continue (Exit and continue to Windows 8.1), Use a device (Which I do not have one or know how to get one), Troubleshoot, and Turn off your PC. When I try to continue, the PC boots up, says "Preparing Automatic Repair" and I get put ri... Read more

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After doing a factory reset with my windows 10 pc my mouse and keyboard are not responding I changed key boards and mice but I can not select any options when I have to select timezone and language if anyone can help I would appreciate it.
 

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I go to do a factory reset and it asks for windows instalation or media to continue and i cant figure it out and i try to do a reset to a time when i backed my computer up and it does all the steps and at the end it says error and it couldnt complete. Please help

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I am currently trying to factory reset my computer, however, I am unable to do so as i do not know my login details, i have tried to factory reset the computer through the advanced settings, but i am also unable to do so, as i am told that the 'bootmgr is missing'. And i cannot think of any other way to factory reset the computer.

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I recently upgraded to windows 10 in August and I am fixing to sell it. Now when I go to do a factory reset I get to the pick your keyboard and I cant do anything no mouse no keyboard no nothing. Any clue to what is going on ?

A:Factory reset issues

Welcome to the forum. Win 10 will remove any factory reset use a win 10 DVD and do a clean install deleting all partitions you can download the DVD from ms media creation tool

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I have a Acer Win 7 laptop and when I bought it nearly a year ago I set up a homegroup on it. Let's call it Homegroup1. I was negligent and did not record the homegroup password, or, if I did, I don't remember where. I had some issues with the laptop and sent it in for warranty work, where they replaced the hard drive and required a factory reset. When I did the factory reset, I set up a 2nd homegroup as prompted. Call this Homegroup2. My husband joined Homegroup2 on his laptop and has the password there. And all went swimmingly until it became obvious the laptop repair didn't actually fix the problem and I had to send it back in AGAIN. It returned with the same hard drive and settings, but I no longer seem to be able to access or detect Homegroup2. I am, however, detecting Homegroup1, which has an unknown-to-me password and is basically being run by a nonexistent PC (since the computer running it got reset and now has a new name and identity). I tried to enter Homegroup2 Password and Windows rejects it as the wrong password.

I would like to delete ALL these homegroups and try again because this is ridiculous. But I can't get the "original" PC (the one I had to reset) to leave the homegroup and therefore delete it, because apparently to delete the homegroup all computers have to leave it. Is there some way to do this? Because it seems like I'm in a catch-22 devised by evil geniuses.

Also I am unable to "detect" the printer on the network a... Read more

A:Homegroup issues after factory reset

I suppose I should mention my husband was messing around with routers during this; we replaced an old one with a FIOS one and added a higher speed one to the FIOS one to actually connect to, to supposedly make everything super fast. But I'm uncertain about the timing.

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So I recently installed linux on my Surface Pro, but decided to go back to Windows 8 since wifi doesn't work properly yet. I thought, restoring shouldn't be a big deal, just insert the recovery USB you made and factory reset it. Boy, was I wrong. Any time I try a factory reset, it fails around 97%-99%. Windows won't even start booting. I kept trying it until I decided to try installing Ubuntu on it then trying to reset it again, hoping that would fix something. Well, it helped a little. The reset still fails at the same point, but now instead of not booting, it says "Recovery: Your PC needs to be repaired." At first it was because an EFI file was missing, so I booted into the recovery drive again and tried an auto-recovery. It fixed the EFI issue, but it's still at the same screen with \Windows\System32\config\system missing. Can anyone help me get my Surface Pro working again? Thanks in advance.

A:Surface Pro Factory Reset Issues

Welp, I tried to reset it a few more times, but now the "Recovery: Your PC needs to be repaired" screen doesn't even show up. It just goes straight to the UEFI firmware menu. I'm thinking about replacing it under warranty, because I have a yellow spot on my screen in the bottom right corner anyways from the adhesive not being applied right.

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So today, I factory resettled my computer after having many BSoD and just gave up. Now, my issues involve 0x0A or 0x1E, my computer freezing with no errors, or being unable to boot up. I've done clean booting it, malware scanning, virus scanning, and windows memory test. Can you guys help me? I will attach mini dump files when I get to my computer. I'm on mobile.

A:Many BSoDs and Issues After Factory Reset

May be caused by some outdated drivers.

When you will be back on the computer, post it following the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions. Attach the data in your next post.

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Hey there,I was having an issue with my S3-392 whereby it would not shut down or sleep.  It would just stay half on whereby the screen was black but the fan would stay on and it wouldn't fully shut down.  I eventaully managed to shut it down but when I restarted it, it wouldn't load the OS.It's out of warranty so took it to a computer repair shop who said that the OS was corrupted and would need to be reinstalled.  I agreed for them to go ahead and do this.  Since I've gotten it back I have realised that the sound volume/quality is v poor.  Obviously seeing as the reloading of the OS (Windows 10) wouldn't have had all the original Acer software/drivers then the original sound software is now gone.  Is there anywhere I can download some decent sound drivers? Also, the laptop no longer recognises my wireless mouse.  Is there something I can do about that?  Or do I just need to buy a new mouse? Many thanks!

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I have a sony vaio laptop and for the last month or so I have been constantly disconnecting from the internet every few minutes, I'm pretty sure the problem is within the laptop as other devices are fine and never disconnect.

I factory reset my laptop yesterday and I am still having this problem, it is extremely frustrating as I play an online game..

Please help,
thanks

A:Still having disconnection issues after factory reset

Do you disconnect when you're NOT playing online games?

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I have a G50-80 latop which was upgraded to Win10 quite a while ago. Recently it started having trouble with hardware and software that once worked not working any longer. I decided to use the factory reset option to take the system back to Win8.1. Before doing this I uploaded the more critical of my user files to a cloud service and created a Windows system recovery image to an external SSD connecterd via USB. I also created a system recovery CD. Once I felt all was safe, I pushed the little button and began the factory reset. It worked beautifully, the system came up in Win8.1. However, the files I had uploaded to the cloud didn't fully propagate, and I needed to restore the Win10 image to get them back. After many attempts to get the Win10 upgrade to work, I was finally able to boot Win10 and restore from the system image from the SSD. I found the files and more securely saved them for later access. Now, I needed to perform one more factory reset to bring the system back to Win8.1. But, the operations to do so resulted in the system rebooting back to the Win8.1 installation. It was not able to start the factory reset. Some reading on the internet indicates that if the HD partitions are written to by software other than the Lenovo OneKey tools that any attempt to use the factory paritions to do a reset would fail with the symptoms I was seeing. Using the Win10 disk management tool, I can see that there are 6 paritions on my HD. They are called "Reco... Read more

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Hello! I'm having some major problems with my laptop and I was hoping for some troubleshooting assistance. A short history, first. You can skip down to the bold if you don't think you need any context.

A few weeks ago I started getting regular BSoD (not the one I'm reporting now) on my Acer laptop, as well as errors when attempting to write to the drive, followed by the dreaded 'click of doom'. I knew I was dealing with a failing hard drive so I immediately purchased a new one and backed up data manually (I also keep a regular backup via Acronis).

The new hard drive arrived, I hooked it in and attempted to restore the full Acronis backup. No good, backup corrupt. Of course I don't have another one, that's way too smart for me. Fine, I think - I'll use Acronis' drive clone to copy everything over directly, since the failing hard drive still has some spins left. That didn't work either, as Acronis gets totally jacked up when it has to talk to bad sectors.

At this point I switched to Clonezilla, which 'worked' but did what I found out over another eight hours of troubleshooting was nearly irreparable damage to the MBR or file structure on the fresh drive. The only thing I could do with the new drive at this point was run Acer's factory reset from the recovery partition, which somehow arrived intact on the new drive.

So I did that, and miraculously it worked. I began transferring files back over from my manual backup, and reinstalling programs, starting with Steam and... Read more

A:BSOD, other issues after factory reset on new laptop HDD

It put your Atheros network adapter driver to a problem.

Code:
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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck D1, {0, 2, 8, 0}

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for athrx.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for athrx.sys
Probably caused by : athrx.sys ( athrx+af111 )

Followup: MachineOwner
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Which is very old here.

Code:
lmvm athrx
start end module name
fffff880`0421e000 fffff880`04444000 athrx T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: athrx.sys
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\athrx.sys
Image name: athrx.sys
Timestamp: Fri May 07 05:30:58 2010 (4BE3583A)
CheckSum: 0022BDB6
ImageSize: 00226000
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
Update it from ATHEROS drivers for Microsoft Windows (Atheros?????).

There may be some more drivers those are out of date. Give DriverMax a go.

Let us know the results.

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Hi

I had to reset my Satellite T130-11H to factory settings to try to stop issues with my internet and computer been very slow and not responding but now when it starts up it states that it is 'finishing the installation may take several minutes' then restarts on its own starts again and then restart again and again!

Now it is say ing the same message but just hangs and does not go onto my desk top?

help

thanks

A:Re: Satellite T130-11H - Factory Reset Issues

Hi,

As I know during a recovery procedure you laptop will restart for many times. So, don't interrupt it and wait. If it still restarts for a long time, you can restore factory settings using recovery media you have made

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I've been having memory issues. I deleted all kinds of stuff. I've reset to factory setting before. But now my notebook will not let me restore. It says there was a problem. Gives the option to troubleshoot. Then it don't troubleshoot. I don't know what to do. Please help this "almost" computer illiterit person get this fixed. Thank you.

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Hello, I am trying to attempt a factory reset on a Windows XP Professional Dell Latitude D600. Unfortunately, the computer was previously owned by another company and has a login which I do not know the username/password to. The laptop does NOT have a CD drive and I am using a USB drive to attempt to fix the laptop. If the factory reset does not work, I will be trying to install Ubuntu. I do not have a Windows disk to repair/reset the computer.
 
On startup (without any other bootup USB drives), it would allow me to access the login screen but I would not be able to get through as I do not know the password/username. I have already tried using Ophcrack (no users would show when loaded), Offline NT Password & Registry Editor (no Windows installation was found), and Trinity Rescue Kit (no Windows installation was found). I have also tried to install Ubuntu with no success. I have tried to use Crtl + F11 / F11 to access a "System Restore" which did not work during startup. (Dell does not have this feature on some of its older laptops, not sure.)
 
Key Information:
- Windows XP Professional
- Dell Latitude D600
- Unknown password/username
- Password recovery software failed to work
- Failed to install Ubuntu, other programs failed to see hard drive as valid Windows installation (despite loading up as Windows normally)
- Factory reset option unable to be reached from boot menu
 
I will try to respond to any requests or questions as soon as I can.
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A:Factory Reset Issues (Windows XP Professional)

IMO call the other company for assistance, helping to defeat passwords is highly frowned upon on any legitimate site.

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Hi
I'm getting error below after I reset to factory setting my HP Pavillion notebook 
OSL Windows 8
the activation server determined that the specified product key has been blocked

0xC004C003




Robert

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I just flashed me eeprom for some reasons, but now my think pad is not booting properly , it goes in bios automatically and after some time turns off.

A:Thinkpad t400 notbooting

Hi Punittiwari3353,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 

Have you checked it individually with battery and without battery?
Did you check with different power adapter or with different power socket?
Is the CPU fan running with regular speed?
Boot the system into ?Safe mode? and check if the issue persists there also?

Hope this helps. Do post back if the issue persists!
 
Best regards,
Hemanth Kumar





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I have got refurbished laptop which is in amazing condition  just like new. I am going to upgrade my laptop with RAM and SSD.Laptop description. Intel Core 2 Duo CPUP8600 @ 2.40 Ghz2GB RamWindows XP 32 bit Pro RAM:-I am trying to upgrade the Ram with 8 Gb and will also upgrade with windows 64 bit 7 From lenovo site they have recommended  PC3-8500 1066MHz DDR3 But from Crucial site after scanning my laptop from their tool they have recommended: PC3-10600 1333MHz DDR3even many people have installed this Ram in there laptop and it works. Which is one more suitable ?... SSD: Which one is best?: Crucial M500 120GB SATA 2.5-Inch 7mm (with 9.5mm adapter) Internal Solid State Drive CT120M500SSD1  Samsung Electronics 840 EVO-Series 120GB 2.5-Inch SATA III Single Unit Version Internal Solid State ...  Samsung 840 Series 2.5 inch 120GB SATA III internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-7TD120BW   













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A:thinkpad T400 Ram Upgrade

RAM: You need a minimum of PC3-8500 1066MHz DDR3. However faster chips like PC3-10600 1333MHz DDR3 or PC3-12800 1600MHz DDR3 will work fine as well.
 
If there's little or no difference in price I'd buy the faster memory. The reason is that if I upgrade to a new(er) notebook it's more likely the RAM will work at full speed on that system.
 
Note also that while you can upgrade to a maximum of 8GB (2x 4GB) with a 32-bit OS like WinXP-32 you won't be able to utilize more than 3GB.
 
SSD: Any of the drives you've listed will work well. 
 
 
 

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I honestly have no clue what could have caused this!  I turned it on this morning & it was stuck on the booting screen. It read "ThinkPad" in large letters followed by "To interrupt normal start up, press the blue ThinkVantage button." I waited for about a half hour for it to boot & it never did. I of course pressed the ThinkVantage button & to my dismay...nothing happened. Afterwards, I unplugged it & removed the battery pack. I then plugged it back in & attempted to start it up again. Once again, nothing. I unplugged it again & attached the battery pack. At that point I tried starting it up again and N O T H I N G!  What do I do?!













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A:My ThinkPad T400 won't boot!

have a look at your usb ports, there could be some sort of pins touching, as the result of damaged usb pins.
 
 
ADMIN Edit - Link to related tip in our forum KB
 

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Now, I suspect that the inverters are fine and I'm wondering about the LCD switch or LCD cable. I suppose I could just buy a cable, but before that, I wanted to take a step back and try to figure out if I'm overlooking anything. I've not been able to find a picture or location of the t400 lcd switch in either the lenovo hardware manual for the t400 or elsewhere online.Hi,I've got a thinkpad t400 with CCFL backlight. I recently replaced a bad LCD (the backlight was working at the time) with a new one. However, while the new screen works, it's backlight did not. I ordered a new inverter and plugged that in - still didn't work. I grabbed the old screen's backlight and tried it with both inverters - did not come on. I then grabbed another laptop I have and plugged in the old screen's backlight - it came on. Plugged in the new screen's backlight (while lcd was still plugged into the thinkpad), it's backlight came on.So, I know both backlights are fine, and suspected I just had a crappy inverter. I got a replacement new inverter and it still doesn't work. Tried new lcd and old backlight with all three again, no dice. Backlights still turn on when connected to spare laptop. So I now suspect the inverters are fine. I noticed that the laptop no longer goes to sleep or hibernation when the lid is closed. I changed the power settings so that it should sleep or hibernate, tried each power mode and it still refuses to do so. So I think the issue is with the switch that detects when t... Read more

A:Thinkpad T400 Backlight Issue

Did you ever figure your problem out.  I have the exact same issue...  Thank!

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I have a T400-2764 that I have upgraded to Windows 10.  What do I have to download to have the best drivers and software for this system, like battery management, display management, and WiFi management???

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I have a thinkpad T400. Couple of months ago the problem started. I could not shut it down it just keep re-booting. I had to press and hold the start button to shut it. Now it won't boot at all. It beeps 1-3-3-1 and just sits there. When I press start button all lights come ON for a while and after only battery , AC and Ready lights stay ON. Here are few things I did so far without any luck: 1. Removed battery and AC adaptor waited few minutes put it back - same problem2. Removed CMOS battery. DIMM cards waited for ten minutes replaced - same problem tried with swapping  DIMM cards - when I put only one card on top slot it says put the card on zero "bottom" position. After placing the Mem card on the bottom slot no thing happens. It beeps again and sit. When I checked in the manual it says either DIMM or System board. I do not know which one is giving me the problem. I just do not want to replace all parts without knowing. Can any body help please or had similar issue and solutions if you managed to solve it. Thank you. Roshni

A:Thinkpad T400 won't start just beep 1-3-3-1

If you tried both DIMM cards you have in the bottom slot, it sounds like tyhe system board, assuming they were seated correctly

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Hi,I have ThinkPad T400, which isnt supported on lenovo sites anymore and have problems with drivers or updates BIOS system, cant find nothing safe. I  have Windows 10 32-bit and works with small problems, but works quite good. But can try update BIOS for better results. Thank you very much.

A:ThinkPad T400 - BIOS update

you should be using the 64-bit version of windows 10 as for a BIOS update, the T400 is ok with the original one, the link is provided for the thread if an update is desired https://support.lenovo.com/ca/en/downloads/migr-70350  

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I have a IBM T400 Thinkpad win 7 32 bit pro OS and the taskbar just recently started flickering in "heartbeat" type of rhythm. I have updated the display drivers as the only solution I have been able to glean from this forum and the internet. The driver update has not worked to date.

I would appreciate any other suggestions to fix this issue

TIA
jinx
 

A:Flickering Taskbar IBM T400 Thinkpad Win 7 32bit pro

Is anything else flickering besides the taskbar?i also have a t400 but mine is running windows xp pro with no problems. it might be that the graphics or video cards have a problem or the laptop screen itself might be the culprit.you might want to have it checked out to see what the actual problem is and then go from there.
 

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It all started when I installed Win 7 after a Linux usage for a couple of months. First I thought it was uTorrent that screwed it up so I removed it but it still gave BSODs at least once a day. Haven't had the energy to do anything about it until now so now I'm asking you guys for advice how to get rid of it.
I have activated minidump in Control Panel > System > Advanced System Settings > Setting in Startup and Recovery > Small memory dump (256KB) under System failure.
Got a BSOD a couple of minutes ago but I didn't get a minidump output from it.

Attached the four debug reports I got from SF Diagnostic Tool.

Appreciate any help I can get,
Johan

A:Thinkpad T400 Elite. Get BSODs all the time

Can0n, welcome to SF. Please fill out detailed System Specs, found in your lower left corner.

Then, follow these instructions:

http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html

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Hi everyone. I've a problem with mi Lenovo ThinkPad T400. The brightness is always at the minimum, and cannot be changed. But it is like when you close the laptop and the screens turns off, it is almost like that, I need a lantern to see what appears in the laptop, but besides that everything else works fine. If I connect it to an external monitor, then there is no problem, but you know, I don't wanna carry an external monitor with the laptop. Do you know how to deal with this? Thanks in advance!

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I put my Thinkpad T400 in hibernate, but next morning I could not boot. When I press the power button, the lights below the screen turning on and I hear the sound of the hard disk, and the turns off. I do not even see anything on the screen; it is just black. The process keeps on repeating in a loop, unless I press the power button to turn off. I have tried the static charge removing trick. I have also removed the hard disk put it back again, but did not work either.  Please help.










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A:Thinkpad T400 not booting, lights below the screen...

Solved the problem myself. Removed the internal battery and reinstalled it after 30 s. It worked perfectly. Typing from it now.  

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I have a T400 ThinkPad upgraded to Windows 10 that suddenly had a blank screen and no lights except for wifi.On closer inspection I discovered the backlight is not lit during startup, whilst ThinkPad splash and window symbol are displayed but then, screen goes blank and then I hear the windows startup sound.Displays perfectly on an external monitor. I have replaced inverter, lcd cable and screen .... nothing works! I'm not sure if I should just resell the parts I bought and get another laptop .... can I transfer Windows 10 to another machine or is there another fix I could try? I don't have much money.Any help appreciated.

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Hello Dears, I have updated my BIOS via Lenovo BIOS updater and everything went successfully and it asked me to restart your computer after updating BIOS and now I do not get any display , I have waited for like 10-15 min to see if i can see anything and i saw it booted and i have updated my drivers for win 7 ultimate and upon restart again i dont have any display and i am waiting 20 more to see if i get anything .  Anyone else face the same problem here after updating BIOS? What should I do guys next, I still have the warranty left? Does updating BIOS remove the warranty?thanks in advance for your advise regardsJan













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A:Thinkpad T400 No display after BIOS update

updating bios did not affect warranty. call for service

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The T400 that I have will start but will go no further then the first screen.It sets at the screen that says Thinkpad and at the bottom of that that ssays to interrupt normal startup press the blue ThinkVantage button will not go any further. Just stops there.
 
 
Moderator comment: New thread created. Subject edited for clarity. Was: Re: T400 will not boot, any help from the masters?

A:T400 boot hangs at ThinkPad splash screen

@garyoverton,Does the hard drive light stay lit at that screen?

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Hi,

I have a T400 which has the following two display adapters:

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3400 Series
Mobile Intel(R) 45 Express Chipset Family

After installing Windows 7 and checking device manager, the ATI adapter does show up under the "Display adapters' section, but it has a ! sign on it, and if I click for details, it says:

This device cannot start. (Code 10)

I tried downoading and installing this:

Lenovo Support & downloads - ThinkPad Switchable Graphics Driver for Windows Vista 32bit and 64bit - ThinkPad T400, R400, T500, W500

and when I rebooted, it went through some diagnostic tests in a cmd window to finish installation. But when I checked the device manager again, the ATI adapter still says it cannot start.

I also tried this:

ATI Catalyst? Mobility Display Driver

which I got to by selecting W7 32-bit > Mobility Radeon > Mobility Radeon HD 3000 series.

It seemed to install OK, but I got a message which I've gotten with previous attempts, which says:

"The Catalyst Control Center is not supported by the driver version of your enambled graphics adapter. Please update your ATI graphics driver, or enable your ATI adapter using the Displays manager."

I went to the device manager, right-clicked on the ATI adapter and did Update Driver, and it did at first find a better match but said it couldn't be installed with the same error message from above (Code 10). Now, when I try to update the driver again, it says... Read more

A:W7 and ThinkPad T400 ATI Radeon 3400 series driver

I am also running a Thinkpad T400 with an ATI Radeon HD 3400 Series with Windows 7 32 bit. I cannot uninstall the current driver (8.56.1.13) nor can I update using the ATI driver package.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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 Dear Moderator(s) I am having boot up warning with the current Bios that is recently updated in February 2017. This machine dual boots with Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16.04.2.  I am facing error and warning message from the Bios which can only be fixed by Lenovo Inc. Please review the bug and error messages below.  The bug is as follows:[ 0.000000] ACPI BIOS Warning (bug): 32/64X length mismatch in FADT/Pm1aControlBlock: 16/32 (20150930/tbfadt-623)[ 0.000000] ACPI BIOS Warning (bug): Invalid length for FADT/Pm1aControlBlock: 32, using default 16 (20150930/tbfadt-704) The ACPI error is as follows:[ 1.978280] ACPI Error: Field [TBF3] at 294912 exceeds Buffer [NULL] size 262144 (bits) (20150930/dsopcode-236)[ 1.978287] ACPI Error: Method parse/execution failed [\_SB.PCI0.VID.GETB] (Node ffff8801570b1960), AE_AML_BUFFER_LIMIT (20150930/psparse-542)[ 1.978296] ACPI Error: Method parse/execution failed [\_SB.PCI0.VID.ATRM] (Node ffff8801570b1938), AE_AML_BUFFER_LIMIT (20150930/psparse-542)[ 1.978304] failed to evaluate ATRM got AE_AML_BUFFER_LIMIT I am not certain if it affects the normal shut down. Even though i can use magic sysrq key to shutdown safely, it is a hassle to do so. Thank you for your kind assistance in issuing new update to the Bios for T400.   

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First, my t400 would only boot with power cord unplugged. Then it stopped booting altogether. I read to press the power button 10 times and hold it on the tenth time and to unscrew the palm rest to unplug the little battery for 30 seconds. That is the only way I can get it to boot now. I picked up a new regular battery today thinking it might be related but that hasn't solved it. Any ideas?
 

A:thinkpad t400 wont boot w/o reseting little battery behind palm rest

I looked at it closer and to get it to start i don't press the power button at all. I unplug the power cord and after unplugging the CMOS battery for awhile i just plug the power cord back in and it starts up. The first thing i see as it starts up is an error message about a bad CMOS checksum and then i have to change the date/time in the BIOS or it yells at me to do it. After all that it boots into windows 7. Once it is in windows no matter what i do to change the settings of what the power button does it still doesn't do anything. I can restart it fine but once i shut it down it the CMOS battery needs to be reset to get it going again.
 

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When opened fully (at right angle) the screen is blank. I can initially see a very dim Thinkpad logo on boot but nothing else, no BIOS, grub or luks screens. Also during this time the bluetooth LED on the inverter is on. The thinklight still works as does external display: If I move the screen down towards the keyboard the display comes on and I can see the screen as normal and other inverter lights come on such as the battery light.WHILE DISPLAY IS DOWN IN KEYBOARD   PLEASE ANY ONE SUGGENST ME WHAT SHOULD I DO?    

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I know I am behind the times using a Thinkpad T400 with Windows 7 Pro 64-bit but I am having a heck of a time using  this machine as it constantly freezes up.  I tried running the diagnostics and it failed on the SMART tests and did not complete the remainder of the tests ie video card, etc.  The final result code was:W1UKDVUB5-QE4MD9 Does anybody know what this code means - how much trouble am I in and why is this machine freezing up all the time? Thanks for any thoughts or assistance. Lorelei

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Getting an infinite loading sort of error where my comp goes to HP loading screen, blackscreen, turns off, and repeats. Very annoying and nothing I've seen so far is working. I don't have a disk or drive to use to reload Windows with, and I didn't set any system restore points like an idiot, so I'm stuck here. I'm not that great with computers so any help would be appreciated, thanks.

A:Stuck restarting after failed factory reset, reset still not working

What is the full model number of the HP desktop?

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BSOD Still crashes after a factory reset. Attempt to reset the display driver and recover from timeout failed.

I thought a clean factory reset will fix the issue. But it is still has the BSOD. I have uploaded the zip file that contains the dump as instructed.

A:BSOD Still crashes after a factory reset. Attempt to reset the display

Your display driver is outdated.
Update it by following these instructions.

How-To Install AMD Catalyst? Drivers For A Windows? Based System


Code:
fffff880`046e0000 fffff880`04cf7000 atikmdag T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: atikmdag.sys
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\atikmdag.sys
Image name: atikmdag.sys
Timestamp: Thu Jul 02 18:45:07 2009 (4A4CF223)
CheckSum: 005C2509
ImageSize: 00617000
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4

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hi,i wanted to know if hard reset and factory reset are the same things?my laptop won't turn on and i found out that i can hard reset that, but i do not want any of my data on hard disk to be erased. is it possible?(i've shut it down before so there is no data on RAM)thanks in advance.











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A:are hard reset and factory reset the same thing?

Hi, No, factory reset will bring your machine back to facory status (the time opening the box) byt hard reset won't. Regards.

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I was having issues with my hp laptop, so I tried a few solutions, none worked , so I had to factory reset my laptop with the help hp tools , whist doing this however I got the message, "windows could not complete the installation. To install windows on this computer, restart the installation. But every time I restart it, it shows up again

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Hi,I cannot log in on the Windows screen. I have a password for Bios. I just need to be able to get into this computer, I bought almost 2 years ago on eBay and have not been able to use it! Please help! I just want to reset this so I can use it.Thank you, Jessica

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After factory resetting my pc, it was installing windows and i accidentally turned it off. now everytime i turn it on it says i have to click ok to restart as it was turned off during windows installation  when i do it just repeats the same time no matter how many times i click ok and it restarts. please help as my computer is not booting up

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