BIOS Update (Bootable CD) - ThinkPad R60e, R60i (Types: 06xx)
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BIOS update utility (Bootable CD)
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2.20 06 Jun 2008
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This System Program Service Utility updates the BIOS (system program including the Embedded Controller (EC) program) stored in the system to fix problems, add new functions, or expand functions as noted below.

This release supports the following systems:
- ThinkPad R60e, R60i (Machine types 06xx)

The following operating systems are supported:
- Microsoft Windows 7 32-bit
- Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit (*1)
- Microsoft Windows Vista 32-bit
- Microsoft Windows Vista 64-bit (*1)
- Microsoft XP (Home Edition and Professional)
- Microsoft Windows 2000

This package is compiled into an ISO format, which is compatible with CD writing software such as RecordNow!(*), and writable to a CD-R or a CD-RW disc.

Notes:
*1: Windows Vista and 7 64-bit support Intel Core 2 Duo mobile processors only.
Additional information
Use the links below to obtain the BIOS and Embedded Controller files in other file formats:
Contents
Summary of changes
Making a CD-R or CD-RW disc to use
Update the BIOS
Initializing the BIOS
BIOS information
Memory information

Summary of changes

Version 7EETD0WW (2.20)

  • (New) Supports Microsoft Windows 7. (addition)
  • (Fix) The boot sequence is different from the expected one in case of Wake on LAN(WOL).
  • (Fix) The computer may hang while formatting CardBus ATA drive on Windows Vista 64-bit SP1.

Click here for a complete list of changes fixed by this BIOS update

Making a CD-R or CDRW disc to use
This section provides instructions using the RecordNow! program to make a bootable CD. Please refer to your other product manuals when using other CD writing programs.
  1. Make sure you have a ThinkPad system with a CD-RW, CD-RW/DVD combo, or DVD multidrive installed and a blank CD-R or CD-RW disc.
  2. Start Windows Vista, XP, 2000 and logon with administrative privileges.
  3. Download the ISO file.
  4. For Windows Vista, click Start, then click Start Search. For Windows XP, 2000, click Start, then click Run...
  5. Specify the path where you downloaded the file, then click OK. RecordNow! or the default recording software will open. Example: C:\temp\7euj22uc.iso
  6. Follow the instructions on the screen.
Prepare the boot device
The resulting CD-R or CDRW disc includes an operating system and is bootable on the supported ThinkPad models.

Note: The System Program Service Utility bootable CD supports only the ThinkPad Ultrabay Optical Disc Drive in the ThinkPad Ultrabay.(Not in the Docking Station Ultra bay)

Please confirm that an Optical Disc Drive is in the boot device list of your BIOS setup.

  1. Power off the computer.
  2. Power on the computer.
  3. While the To interrupt normal startup, press the blue ThinkVantage button message is displayed at the lower-left area of the screen, press the F1 key. The BIOS Setup Utility menu will be displayed. If a password prompt appears, type the correct password.
  4. Choose Startup from the menu.
  5. Choose Boot from the menu. Note the current boot priority order for restoration later if you need to modify your boot list.
  6. In Boot Priority Order, make sure ATAPI CD0 (when using ThinkPad internal optical drives) is on top of ATA HDD0.
  7. Press the F3 key to exit, or press the F10 key to save the new setup and then select Yes.
  8. Restart the computer.

*Note: Please write down the current boot priority order for restoration later if you need to modify your boot list.

Update the BIOS
Notes:
  • Remove the Power-on password prior to updating the BIOS in RDM (Remote Deployment Manager) environment or similar environment.
  • You need an AC adapter and a charged battery pack to update the BIOS.
  • If your computer is attached to any kind of docking station or port replicator, turn off the computer and detach it before proceeding.
  1. Print these instructions or display on another system.
  2. Firmly connect the AC adapter to the system.
  3. Make sure your ThinkPad computer has an optical drive installed.
  4. Insert the BIOS Update CD into the optical drive and turn on the computer.
  5. Select Read this first from the menu and carefully read the information.
  6. Press the Esc key to return to the menu.
  7. Select Update system program and follow the instructions on the screen.
  8. After the information panel appears, remove the BIOS Update CD from the optical drive then press the Enter key to restart the computer.

Attention:
Do not turn off or suspend the system until the update has been completed. If you turn off or suspend the system while the update is still in progress, the system board may have to be replaced.

Initializing the BIOS
BIOS Initialization is suggested for some problems. To initialize the BIOS settings:
  1. Turn on the system.
  2. While the "To interrupt normal startup, press the blue ThinkVantage button" message is displayed at the lower-left area of the screen, press the F1 key. The BIOS Setup Utility menu will be displayed. If you have set a supervisor password, the BIOS Setup Utility menu appears after you enter the password.
  3. Press the F9 key to load default configuration.
  4. Select Yes.
  5. Press the F10 key to save default configuration and exit.
  6. Select Yes.
  7. Restart the computer.

Notes:

  • After initialization you may need to reapply some settings that you had changed previously.
  • After the initialization has been completed, the system restarts automatically.

BIOS information
Each version of the System Program Service Utility contains the following system program (BIOS) and the Embedded Controller program. The BIOS Version and the the Embedded Controller version number can be viewed by entering the BIOS Setup Utility.
  1. Turn on the system.
  2. While the "To interrupt normal startup, press the blue ThinkVantage button" message is displayed at the lower-left area of the screen, press the F1 key. The BIOS Setup Utility menu will be displayed. If you have set a supervisor password, the BIOS Setup Utility menu appears after you enter the password.
  3. Check BIOS Version and Embedded Controller Version.
  4. Turn off the computer.
BIOS versionPrevious releaseEmbedded Controller version
7EETD0WW (2.20) Current release 1.07
7EETC9WW (2.19) 7euj21uc 1.07
7EETC8WW (2.18) 7euj20uc 1.07
7EETC7WW (2.17) 7euj19uc 1.07
7EETC6WW (2.16) 7euj18us 1.07
7EETC5WW (2.15) 7euj17us 1.07
7EETC4WW (2.14) 7euj16us 1.07
7EETC2WW (2.12) 7euj15uc 1.07
7EETB9WW (2.09) 7euj11uc 1.07
7EETB7WW (2.07) 7euj09uc 1.07
7EETB6WW (2.06) 7euj08uc 1.07
7EET18WW (1.04) 7euj03uc 1.05
7EET17WW (1.03) 7euj02uc 1.02
7EET16WW (1.02) 7euj01uc 1.02


Memory information
Reserved Area
The following conventional memory addresses are reserved by the system program (BIOS) and others.
  • C0000-CE7FF : Reserved for Video BIOS
  • CE800-D07FF : Reserved for Option ROM of Ethernet (*1)
  • DC000-DFFFF : Reserved for USB BIOS (*2)
  • E0000-FFFFF : Reserved for System BIOS

Notes:

  • (*1) This area becomes free by disabling the Internal Network Option ROM option under Config and Network in BIOS Setup Utility. This choice will disable PXE and WOL features.
  • (*2) This area becomes free by disabling the USB BIOS Support option under Config and USB in the BIOS Setup Utility. This choice does not affect using USB devices in Windows operating systems.

Usable Area
The following memory address can be used by the memory manager such as EMM386.
  • D0800-DBFFF

Note: Certain addresses in this area will be reserved for CardBus Controllers or others by Operating Systems. The addresses vary and depend on the design of each Operating System.



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