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BIOS Update Bootable CD for Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit), Vista (32-bit, 64-bit), XP, 2000 - ThinkPad T60, T60p wide screen models

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BIOS Update Bootable CD

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Windows 7 (32-bit)
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1.19
4/22/2011
README for BIOS Update Bootable CD

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Windows 7 (32-bit)
Windows 7 (64-bit)
Windows Vista (32-Bit)
Windows Vista (64-Bit)
Windows XP (32-bit)
1.19
4/22/2011
The BIOS Update CD can boot the computer disregarding the operating systems and update the BIOS (including system program and Embedded Controller program) stored in the ThinkPad computer to fix problems, add new functions, or expand functions below.

Supported ThinkPad Systems:
- T60, T60p wide screen models (MT: 6369, 6370, 6371, 6372, 8741, 8742, 8743, 8744)

Supported Operating Systems:
- Microsoft Windows 7 32-bit
- Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit (*1)
- Microsoft Windows Vista 32-bit
- Microsoft Windows Vista 64-bit (*1)
- Microsoft Windows XP (Home Edition and Professional)
- Microsoft Windows 2000

Notes:
*1: Windows Vista 64-bit supports Intel Core 2 Duo mobile processors only.
- 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.
- If your RecordNow! CD writing program does not have a "Burn Image" entry, please upgrade RecordNow!
Use the links below to obtain the BIOS and Embedded Controller files in other file formats:
Contents
Summary of changes
Creating the BIOS update disc
Update the BIOS
Initializing the BIOS
Determining which version is installed
Memory map information

 

Summary of Changes

Where:

  • BIOS: BIOS version
  • ECP: Embedded Controller Program version
  • [Important] Important update
  • (New) New function or enhancement
  • (Fix) Correction to existing function

Version 1.19

  • (Fix) Corrected an description of CREATING THE BIOS UPDATE CD in this README document.
  • (Fix) Fixed an issue where Tivoli OS from USB memory key might not boot.

Note:
Please refer to the README file under the "File details" section for a complete list of changes fixed by this driver update.

 

Notes
  1. You should install the CD/DVD/BD writing software which supports CD/DVD/BD creation function from the ISO image file to create the BIOS Update CD.
  2. To boot the computer from the BIOS Update CD, you should have either of the following optical drive.
    • ThinkPad internal
  3. Any types of PC Card, CardBus PC Card or ExpressCard optical drive are not supported.
  4. To boot the computer from the BIOS Update CD, you may need to change the boot device setting in your ThinkPad computer. Refer to the "Prepare boot device" section in this document.
  5. The contents of the BIOS Update CD can not be shown by Windows Explorer.

 

Creating the BIOS update CD

This section assumes to use Internet Explorer and Explorer.

[Downloading file]

  1. Click once on the underlined file name with the left mouse button. Once this is done, some pop-up windows will appear.
  2. Follow the instructions on the screen.
  3. In the window to choose Run or Save, click the Save button.
  4. Choose the folder you would like to download the file to and click the Save button. A different window will appear and the download will begin and complete. Once the download has completed, there may or may not be a message stating that the download completed successfully.

[Creating BIOS Update CD]

  1. Prepare a computer with an optical drive installed and a blank CD/DVD/BD disc, and make sure the CD/DVD/BD writing software is installed into the computer.
  2. Locate the folder where the file was downloaded.
  3. Locate the file ending in ".ISO" that was downloaded, then double-click it. A writing software will open.
  4. Follow the instructions on the screen to finish writing and complete creating BIOS Update CD.

Finally delete the file saved in Step 4.

 

Prepare the boot device

Confirm that an optical 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 the following device is on top of "ATA HDD0".
    • "ATAPI CD0" (when using a ThinkPad internal optical drive)
  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.

 

Update the BIOS

Notes:

  • If your computer runs satisfactorily now, it may not be necessary to update the BIOS. To determine if you should update the BIOS, refer to the Version Information section.
  • You need an AC adapter, a charged battery pack and either one of the following optical drive.
    • ThinkPad internal
  • If your computer is attached to any kind of docking station or port replicator, turn off the computer and detach it before proceeding.
  • Remove the Power-on password prior to updating the BIOS in the RDM (Remote Deployment Manager) or similar environment.

Attention:
Do not turn off, suspend the computer or remove the BIOS UPDATE CD until the update has been completed. IF YOU DO THAT WHILE THE UPDATE IS STILL IN PROGRESS, THE SYSTEM BOARD MAY HAVE TO BE REPLACED.

Manual Update
  1. Print these instructions or display on another computer.
  2. Firmly connect the AC adapter to the computer.
  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.

 

Initializing the BIOS

Note:
After initialization you may need to reapply some settings that you had changed previously.

BIOS Initialization is suggested for some problems. To initialize the BIOS settings:

  1. Turn off the computer.
  2. Turn 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. Press the F9 key to load default configuration.
  5. Select Yes.
  6. Press the F10 key to save default configuration and exit.
  7. Select Yes.
  8. Restart the computer.

 

Determining Which Version is Installed

Each version of the System Program Service Utility contains the following system program (BIOS) and the Embedded Controller program (ECP). 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.
PackageBIOS
ECP
Release
1.19
7IET38WW
1.07 (79HT50WW)
Current release
1.18
7IET37WW
1.07 (79HT50WW)
1.17
7IET36WW
1.07 (79HT50WW)
1.15
7IET34WW
1.07 (79HT50WW)
1.14
7IET33WW
1.07 (79HT50WW)
1.13
7IET32WW
1.07 (79HT50WW)
1.12
7IET31WW
1.07 (79HT50WW)
1.11
7IET30WW
1.07 (79HT50WW)

 

Memory Map information
Reserved Area

The following conventional memory addresses are reserved by the BIOS and others.

ATI Mobility Radeon X1300/X1400/FireGL V5200 models

  • C0000-CFFFF : Reserved for Video BIOS
  • D0000-D1FFF : Reserved for Option ROM of Ethernet (*a)
  • DC000-DFFFF : Reserved for USB BIOS (*b)
  • E0000-FFFFF : Reserved for System BIOS

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 models

  • C0000-CE7FF : Reserved for Video BIOS
  • CE800-D07FF : Reserved for Option ROM of Ethernet (*a)
  • DC000-DFFFF : Reserved for USB BIOS (*b)
  • E0000-FFFFF : Reserved for System BIOS

Notes:

  • *a: 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.
  • *b: 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.

ATI Mobility Radeon X1300/X1400/FireGL V5200 models

  • D2000-DBFFF

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 models

  • 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.