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System cannot resume from hibernation after enabling the internal wireless device in BIOS when hibernation - ThinkPad (R60, R60e, T43p, T60, T60p, X60, X60s, Z61e, Z61m, Z61p, Z61t) and Lenovo 3000 (N200, V200)


When the following steps are performed, an error message will be displayed.

  1. First, disable the internal wireless device within the Bios, then save the configuration and re-start.
  2. When logged into windows, hibernate the system.
  3. Upon resuming, enter the Bios once again and re-enable the wireless device.
  4. Save changes and exit, allowing the system to continue resuming from Hibernation.
  5. Some system will display black screen, some system will halt and the following error message will appear, that is:
    *** Hardware Malfunction
    Call your hardware vendor for support
    NMI: Parity check / Memory Parity Error
    *** The system has halted***
Affected configurations

Any of the following systems running on Microsoft Windows Vista:

  • ThinkPad R60
  • ThinkPad R60e
  • ThinkPad T43p
  • ThinkPad T60
  • ThinkPad T60p
  • ThinkPad X60
  • ThinkPad X60s
  • ThinkPad Z61e
  • ThinkPad Z61m
  • ThinkPad Z61p
  • ThinkPad Z61t
  • Lenovo 3000 N200
  • Lenovo 3000 V200

Changing hardware across hibernation is not currently supported by Windows.


Perform the following steps to resolve the issue:

  1. Before the system resumes, go into bios and set the internal wireless device to hidden or disable.
  2. Save the configuration and exit to let the system continue resuming.
  3. At this point, the system should resume properly without halting

  • Alias ID: MIGR-69576
  • Document ID: HT004839
  • Last Updated :17 Jun 2014
  • (c) 2014 Lenovo