Symptoms corrected by the latest BIOS update - ThinkPad A30/p
Symptoms Version 1.00 - 1EET32WW
(New) Support for ThinkPad A30p/A30.
Version 1.01 - 1EET42WW
(Fix) Hard disk drive (HDD) password prompt does not appear but white screen appears when resuming from standby state, on Microsoft Windows Me.
(Fix) The system does not resume from standby state if UltraPort Camera is attached to the USB port through ThinkPad Port Replicator, on Microsoft Windows 2000.
(Fix) Microsoft Windows 98 cannot be installed to ThinkPad A30p.
(Fix) The system hangs when entering to standby state, if TV is enabled as primary display device, on Windows 2000.
(Fix) The unexpected color appears on TV when entering to Hibernation mode, if TV is enabled as primary display device, on Windows 2000.
(Fix) Ultra DMA mode 5 (ATA/100) cannot be enabled on ACPI operating systems.
(Fix) USB BIOS cannot be disabled by PS/2 USBBIOS D command of ThinkPad DOS Utility.
Version1.02 - 1EET44WW
(New) Microsoft Windows XP support
(Fix) Some garbage appears on TV when entering to and waking up from Hibernation mode, if TV is enabled as primary display device, on Windows 98.
Version1.03 - 1EET48WW
(Fix) For Microsoft Windows XP, the LCD backlight is on when the LCD is closed and in suspend mode
(Fix) SXGA+ panel becomes blank after some period of time
Version1.04 - 1EET49WW
(New) Support for PS/2 PREF Memory Enable command which makes it possible to install the Matrox G450 driver on Microsoft Windows NT.
(New) Enhance BIOS image data integrity at flash update.
(New) Remove RIPL function support.
(New) Add selection for Power-on state of NumLock key in BIOS Setup menu
(Fix) POST 195 error occurs by pressing the F1 key several times during system boot.
(Fix) Clock generator may cause invalid condition at POST.
(Fix) HDD spindle turns off automatically after 3 minutes on ACPI operating system.
(Fix) Once an ACPI operating system has booted up, some items in the BIOS setup becomes operating system controlled. There is no way to exit from this condition except initialization of CMOS.
(Fix) Brightness level setting of high is automatically disabled, if brightness level is changed from ThinkPad utility.
(Fix) If the system is docked to the docking station which includes a HDD, then Hibernation on APM operating system may cause system hang.
(Fix) Post resource conflict error occurs with token ring 16bit PC card II with Ethernet device.
(Fix) Power on password prompt does not appear when rebooting the system after selecting boot device by F12
(Fix) Update SpeedStep function when thermal/critical condition.
(Fix) SpeedStep applet can not work intermittently after waking up from Hibernation.
(Fix) Fn sticky state can not displayed correctly
(Fix) Boot as WOL after once removing AC, Battery, and CMOS battery.
(Fix) Some SMBIOS contents is invalid.
(Fix) Unsupported RFID items appears in BIOS setup
(Fix) Unsupported "Processor serial number" is removed from Item Specific Help of BIOS SETUP
(Fix) Pentium III CPU name was not displayed correctly in Diagnostics Mode
Version1.05 - 1EET50WW
(New) Decrease valid keys at password prompt.
Version1.06 - 1EET52WW
(Fix) Windows NT boot is stopped by timer canceled at boot menu while an external keyboard is attached. (Also at PCDOS boot menu)
(Fix) Intel Boot Agent is update to 4.0.22.
Version1.07 - 1EET53WW
(New) Warm/Hibernation undocking support.
(Fix) Power On/Supervisor Password is required twice intermittently.
(Fix) Hard disk drive shutdown sequence is not correct
(Fix) POST reports resource conflict error when CMOS contents are broken.
(Fix) When the system boots with a Token-Ring CardBus card, screen garbage may appear.
Fix) (Windows NT) Abnormal Onscreen display seen after wake from Hibernation.
(Fix) PC Cards is not initialized when rebooting.
(Fix) (Windows XP) Cannot boot from USB floppy disk drive when the system is restarted.
(Fix) Zoomed screen returns to normal after Hibernation
(Fix) (Windows 98) Long password (over 8 characters) is accepted wrongly after suspend and resume.
(Fix) (Windows 98) System restarts after undock/dock with a combo drive installed.
Version1.08 - 1EET54WW
(New) Support EEPROM update function.
Version1.09 - 1EET63WW
(New) Celeron support.
Version 1.10 - 1EET64WW
(New) Support B1 step of Intel Mobile Pentium 3 CPU.
(New) Support UltraDMA function for ZIP250 drive
(Fix) Eliminate high pitched noise (from power circuit) that may occur with some applications using DirectX.
(Fix) Prevent POST 175 error which could occur if system is powered off during POST.
(Fix) Prevent frame dropout of video out to DV (digital camcorder) through the IEEE1394 CardBus card.
(Fix) When disabling a device in the Startup menu of BIOS Setup, the device would sometimes disappear from the menu and could not be re-enabled.
Version 1.14 - 1EET65WW
(Fix) UXGA, SXGA+ panel flashes very intermittently.
Version 1.15 - 1EET68WW
(Fix) TV/DVI is disabled with the Lid closed or docking.
(Fix) (Windows NT) USB mouse does not work if the ThinkPad is in suspend if the power on password is installed.
(Fix) Boot Sequence is reset after BIOS update.
(Fix) Using Wake by Scheduled Tasks may set wrong date and time.
(Fix) Disabling the SpeedStep does not work correctly.
(Fix) When keyboard is set to SysRq, some Alt key combinations will be ignored.
(Fix) If the Lid close action beep is enabled and the LCD is closed while the operating system loads, it may cause a continuous beep.
(Fix) Improve security related process.
Version 1.16 - 1EET70WW
(New) Compatibility enhancement with SMBIOS access programs. (Move to E0000h)
(New) Added a BIOS option to disable built-in network card ROM using upper 640KByte location. (Some network card features will be disabled)
(Fix) Unusable +/- sign in Pop-up Boot Menu removed.
(Fix) ID for EC device object in ECDT table fixed.
(Fix) (Microsoft Windows 98) Error message appears on 2nd hibernation wakeup with New USB Memory Key.
(Fix) Update help text of NumLock setting in BIOS SETUP.
(Fix) Update BIOS Setup Help text.
(Fix) Fix the incorrect setting of PCI IRQ routing in docking station CardBus controller.
(Fix) Hibernation swap area destroys POST work area.
Version 1.17 - 1EET71WW
(Fix) A second hard disk drive (with password) that is hot swapped into a Windows 2000 or XP system will give a password prompt. Note: A hard disk drive password should be entered at resume time from suspend after hot swapped into above systems.
(Fix) Remote update of the H8 eflash by RDM failed.
(Fix) SMBIOS data area conflicted with BIOS DC000h - FFFFFh
(Fix) System may hang during POST if two USB devices are connected.
(Fix) Some multi-function type PCCards will not work after suspend/resume.
(Fix) Pressing Initialize(F9) key twice will reset network boot sequence to other than BIOS Setup Default.
(Fix) (Windows98) Blank screen appears when waking up from Hibernation with Extended desktop state.
Version 1.18 - 1EET72WW
(Fix) Power management setting for LID close is altered after Hibernation.
(Fix) Diskettes will be formatted as 720KB when a diskette drive is in a docking station, even if its default is 1.44MB
(Fix) NT4.0 Hibernation hang up problem (very intermittent)
(New) Embedded controller version is stored in a SMBIOS type 11.
(New) Enhancement of the battery control.
Version 1.19 - 1EET73WW
(New) WakeOnLAN function updated.
Affected configurations Any ThinkPad A30 and A30p system.