Symptoms corrected by the latest BIOS update - ThinkPad A21m, A22m (except Sxx models)
Symptoms Symptom corrected by Version 1.00 KXET20WW
(New) Support for ThinkPad A21m.
Symptoms corrected by Version 1.01KXET21WW
(New) Add a Lock BIOS settings menu to BIOS setup.
(Fix) Cannot select a boot device by F12 option when a supervisor password is set.
(Fix) A system enters full-suspend mode with some network PC-cards on Microsoft Windows NT4. It sometimes causes network failure after resume from suspend.
(Fix) Some PCI video cards in docking station do not work after Ctrl+Alt+Del.
(Fix) Hard disk drive (HDD) indicator LED sometimes stays on after hibernation wake-up on Windows NT4.
(Fix) Intermittent hibernation failure.
(Fix) Access to CD-ROM in docking station becomes slow after resume from suspend on Microsoft Windows 98.
(Fix) TV is disabled, when Fn+F7 is pressed.
Symptoms corrected by Version 1.02KXET24WW CAUTION for users with the Intel/Xircom Mini PCI combo cards: This BIOS version will only work with Intel Boot Agent(IBA) 4.0 or later for Wake On LAN (WOL) based remote installations. If you plan to do remote installations with IBA versions prior to 4.0, then you must use a previous BIOS version to 1.01. Failure to do so may cause the ThinkPad system to hang.
(New) Modified SMBIOS Type 3 to report AssetNumber in EEPROM User Asset Data under the Asset Tag Number field.
(Fix) The screen does not come up by opening LCD, when Will not suspend even if LCD is closed option is enabled.
(Fix) POST 189 error.
(Fix) Reboot from BIOS-call causes system hang.
(Fix) The system can not boot from a HDD with partition ID of n5h where n is 1 or greater.
Symptoms corrected by Version 1.03 KXET29WW
(New) Support for ThinkPad A22m Model Pxx, Qxx, Rxx, Txx.
(New) Add SuperDisk Boot disable selection to allow SuperDisk drive to be assigned fixed letter.
(New) Intel Pentium-III D0 Step support.
(Fix) Memory size and HDD size in AssetID EEPROM are incorrect.
(Fix) PC card is sometimes configured abnormally during POST.
(Fix) PCI BUS Power Management setting is disabled after suspend/resume on Microsoft Windows Me and Microsoft Windows 2000.
(Fix) DMA channel of ECP parallel port may not be available on Windows Me and Windows 2000.
(Fix) System may restart automatically when wake up from hibernation on Microsoft Windows 95.
Symptoms corrected by Version 1.04 KXET30WW
(New) Support for ThinkPad A22m Model Vxx, Wxx.
(New) Add an option not to display Press F1 for IBM BIOS Setup Utility message during POST.
(Fix) It takes extra 3 seconds during POST, when 3.3V 16-bit PC card is inserted.
Symptoms corrected by Version 1.05 KXET32WW
(Fix) 84-key is selected on cold boot under Windows NT4.0.
(Fix) 0175 POST error occur.
(Fix) If ECP mode is selected, the parallel port does not work after resume from standby state on Windows Me and Windows 2000.
Symptoms corrected by Version 1.06 - KXET33WW
(New) Microsoft Windows XP support
(New) Improved resume speed on Windows Me and Windows 2000.
(Fix) If Alert On LAN 2 is enabled, sometimes file transfer through network fails.
(Fix) No display came upon LCD when a lid opened after undocked from a ThinkPad Dock or a Port replicator with an external monitor. (Windows 2000)
Symptom corrected by Version 1.07 - KXET34WW
(New) Improved CPU thermal control
Symptoms corrected by Version 1.08 - KXET35WW
(New) Update POST 175 error check routine.
(Fix) POST hang may occur if CMOS value is incorrect.
(Fix) Dock/undock operation on Windows 98 causes a system freeze if the DVD/CD-RW combo device is installed the in docking station.
(Fix) If the hibernation file structure is special, hibernation wakeup may cause a system hang.
(Fix) A Password is required twice if the user presses the F1 key when the password prompt appears.
(Fix) The ThinkPad system does not wait long enough for the command that stops the hard disk drive spindle motor during a system power off.
(Fix) Hibernation wakeup causes a system hang if the supervisor password is installed and BIOS update diskette is inserted.
(Fix) Password prompt will come up at reboot after suspend/resume on an ACPI operating system.
(Fix) Operating system installation using Remote Deployment Manager (RDM = LCCM) causes a system hang.
(Fix) If supervisor password is enabled, disabling Legacy Floppy Devices in the BIOS setup startup menu does not work properly.
(Fix) SpeedStep function does not work correctly on Microsoft Windows 98.
(Fix) File transfer through network fails when Alert On LAN is enabled.
Symptoms corrected by Version 1.09 - KXET36WW
(New) Added a BIOS option to disable built-in network card ROM using upper 640KByte location. (Some network card features will be disabled)
(New) Improve security related process.
(Fix) If Lid close action beep is enabled, LCD close during OS boot may cause continuous beep.
(Fix) (Windows98) Error message appears on 2nd hibernation wakeup with New USB Memory Key.
(Fix) Hibernation swap area destroys POST work area.
(Fix) Fix the incorrect setting of PCI IRQ routing in docking station CardBus controller.
Affected configurations Any of the following IBM systems: