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BIOS Update (Bootable CD) - ThinkPad Z61e, Z61m, Z61p, Z61t

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2.27
9/10/2009
README for BIOS Update Bootable CD

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Windows Vista (32-Bit)
Windows Vista (64-Bit)
Windows XP (32-bit)
2.27
9/10/2009
This System Program Service Utility updates the BIOS (system program including the Embedded Controller (EC) program) stored in the system to fix problems, add new functions, or expand functions as noted below.

Supported ThinkPad systems:
- Z61e, Z61m, Z61p, Z61t

Supported Operating Systems:
- Microsoft Windows Vista 32-bit and 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.
- If your RecordNow! CD writing program does not have a "Burn Image" entry, please upgrade RecordNow!
- This program is language independent and can be used with any language system.
- 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.
Additional information
Use the links below to obtain the BIOS and Embedded Controller files in other file formats:
Contents
Summary of changes
Creating the BIOS update CD
Update the BIOS
Initializing the BIOS
BIOS information
Memory information

Summary of changes

Version 7FETA9WW (2.27)
BIOS: 2.27 / ECP: 1.08

  • (New) Updated the Computrace part in the BIOS.
  • (Fix) Fixed an issue where the computer might not start when a new ThinkPad Hard Drive Bay Adapter was installed in the Docking Station.

Click here for a complete list of changes fixed by this BIOS update.

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Creating the BIOS update CD

Notes:

  • You should install the CD/DVD writing software which supports CD/DVD creation function from the ISO image file to create the BIOS Update CD.
  • To boot the computer from the BIOS Update CD, you should have a ThinkPad internal optical drive. Any types of PC Card, CardBus PC Card or ExpressCard optical drive are not supported.
  • 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.
  • The contents of the BIOS Update CD can not be shown by Windows Explorer.
  1. Prepare a computer with an optical drive installed and a blank CD/DVD disc, and make sure the CD/DVD writing software is installed into the computer.
  2. Start Windows.
  3. Download the ISO file.
  4. For Windows Vista, click Start, then click Start Search.
    For Windows XP, click Start, then click Run....
  5. Specify the path where you downloaded the file, then click OK. RecordNow! or the default recording software will open. Example: C:\temp\7fuj27uc.iso
  6. Follow the instructions on the screen.
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. Select 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. Under "Boot Priority Order," make sure "ATAPI CD0" (when using ThinkPad internal optical drives) is on top of "ATA HDD0".
  7. Press the F3 key to exit, or press F10 to save the new setup and then select Yes.
  8. Restart the computer.
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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 a ThinkPad internal optical drive.
  • 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.

  1. Print these instructions or display on another system.
  2. Firmly connect the AC adapter to the target 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 that appears. Press the Esc key to return to the menu.
  6. Select Update system program and follow the instructions on the screen.
  7. After the information panel appears, remove the BIOS Update CD from the optical drive then press the Enter key to restart the computer.
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Initializing the BIOS
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.

Notes:

  • After initialization you may need to reapply some settings that you had changed previously.
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BIOS information
Each version of the System Program Service Utility contains the following system program (BIOS) and the Embedded Controller program. The BIOS Version and the Embedded Controller version number can be viewed by entering the BIOS Setup Utility.
  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. Check BIOS Version and Embedded Controller Version.
  5. Turn off the computer.
PackageBIOS ID (Version)ECP (Version)Release
2.27 7FETA9WW (2.27) 7FHT26WW (1.08) Current release
2.26 7FETA8WW (2.26) 7FHT26WW (1.08) 7fuj26uc.iso
7fuj26uc.txt
2.25 7FETA7WW (2.25) 7FHT26WW (1.08) 7fuj25uc.iso
7fuj25uc.txt
2.24 7FETA6WW (2.24) 7FHT26WW (1.08) 7fuj24uc.iso
7fuj24uc.txt
2.23 7FETA5WW (2.23) 7FHT26WW (1.08) 7fuj23uc.iso
7fuj23uc.txt
2.22 7FETA4WW (2.22) 7FHT26WW (1.08) 7fuj22uc.iso
7fuj22uc.txt
2.21 7FETA3WW (2.21) 7FHT26WW (1.08) 7fuj21uc.iso
7fuj21uc.txt
2.18 7FETA0WW (2.18) 7FHT26WW (1.08) 7fuj18uc.iso
7fuj18uc.txt
2.17 7FET99WW (2.17) 7FHT26WW (1.08) 7fuj17uc.iso
7fuj17uc.txt
2.16 7FET98WW (2.16) 7FHT26WW (1.08) 7fuj16uc.iso
7fuj16uc.txt
2.15 7FET97WW (2.15) 7FHT26WW (1.08) 7fuj15uc.iso
7fuj15uc.txt
2.14 7FET96WW (2.14) 7FHT26WW (1.08) 7fuj14uc.iso
7fuj14uc.txt
2.12 7FET94WW (2.12) 7FHT26WW (1.08) 7fuj12uc.iso
7fuj12uc.txt
2.11 7FET93WW (2.11) 7FHT26WW (1.08) 7fuj11uc.iso
7fuj11uc.txt
Not available 7FET91WW (2.09) 7FHT26WW (1.08) Not released to the Web
Not available 7FET88WW (2.06) 7FHT26WW (1.08) Not released to the Web
Not available 7FET86WW (2.04) 7FHT26WW (1.08) Not released to the Web
1.13 7FET53WW (1.13) 7FHT23WW (1.05) 7fuj05uc.iso
7fuj05uc.txt
1.10 7FET50WW (1.10) 7FHT22WW (1.04) 7fuj04uc.iso
7fuj04uc.txt
1.08 7FET48WW (1.08) 7FHT21WW (1.03) 7fuj03uc.iso
7fuj03uc.txt
1.06 7FET46WW (1.06) 7FHT19WW (1.01) 7fuj02uc.iso
7fuj02uc.txt
1.05 7FET45WW (1.05) 7FHT19WW (1.01) Initial Release

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Memory Map information
Reserved Area
The following conventional memory addresses are reserved by 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 model

  • 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 the 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 model/FireGL V5200 models

  • D2000-DBFFF

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 model

  • 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.


  • Alias ID: MIGR-64305, MIGR-64305-KR
  • Document ID:DS002540
  • Last Updated :6/23/2014
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