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Blue screen error "NMI Parity Error" may intermittently occur - ThinkPad R60, R60e, T60, T60p, X60, X60s, X60 Tablet, Z60m, Z60t, Z61e, Z61m, Z61p, Z61t

Symptom

Some ThinkPad systems that contain the Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Mini PCI adapter may experience a specific blue screen error called "NMI Parity Error". This may occur when the system is booting to the Microsoft Windows desktop, or while the system is up and running. It could occur on battery mode, or while the system is plugged into the AC adapter.

Affected configurations

The following ThinkPad systems with the Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Mini PCI adapter running Microsoft Windows XP or Microsoft Windows 2000.

  • ThinkPad R60, R60e
  • ThinkPad T60, T60p
  • ThinkPad X60, X60s, X60 Tablet
  • ThinkPad Z60m, Z60t
  • ThinkPad Z61e, Z61m, Z61p, Z61t
Solution

The latest Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Mini PCI adapter software (package version 10.5.3.1, driver version 10.5.1.89) fixes a specific problem that can lead to a "NMI Parity Error" blue screen message.

Click here to download the latest Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Mini PCI adapter software.

Additional information

Note: There are many possible different sources for the same blue screen error message under the Microsoft Windows operating systems. Not all "NMI Parity Error" problems are caused by this one specific wireless driver issue.


  • Alias ID: MIGR-67654
  • Document ID: HT003171
  • Last Updated :6/17/2014
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