Use the links below to obtain the BIOS and Embedded Controller files in other file formats:
(New) Supports Microsoft Windows 7. (addition)
(Fix) The computer with RICOH CardBus Controller has slow data transfer performance.
(Fix) The computer may hang while formatting CardBus ATA drive on Windows Vista 64-bit SP1. (BIOS)
(Fix) WOL(Wake on LAN) may fail. (BIOS)
(New) When Power button of Power Options in Control panel is set to "Do nothing" for "When I close the lid of my portable computer:" in Extended desktop, Extended desktop is kept even by closing portable computer. (BIOS)
(Fix) The process of Fingerprint authentication at power-on was improved. (BIOS)
(Fix) Memory address more than 4GB can't be accessed under Vista WindowsPE. (BIOS)
(Fix) Intermittent errors, such as device unrecognized, may occur at wake-up after BIOS configuration was changed in BIOS Setup during hibernation. (BIOS)
(Fix) A Post error may intermittently occur at wake-up from hibernation after ThinkPad BIOS Setting for Windows was run. (BIOS)
(Fix) This BIOS contains a workaround of resolution change issue. When using an Intel Graphics model on a minidock with an external monitor set to SXGA, the resolution will intermittently be changed in certain docking/undocking situations switch to XGA. (BIOS)
(New) The firmware version of TPM chip was upped to 1.2.0B.0D. (BIOS)
Note: BIOS update on the PC with Revision 0D TPM chip and with 7JET25WW BIOS or later versions to 7JET24WW or older versions is inhibited. (Fix) The data transfer rate is extremely slow using IBA(Intel Boot Agent) PXE protocol. (BIOS)
(Fix) An error may happen on updating the BIOS. (BIOS)
(Fix) Provided BIOS level solution for the issue of extended video model disabled after undock/dock operation. (BIOS)
(Fix) Fingerprint authentication fails once at power-on time, power-on password prompt appears immediately. (BIOS)
(Fix) Even if the password was not actually changed under CSS (Client Security Solution), a message showing it being
changed may appear and authentication may be failed even by entering the password. (BIOS)
(Fix) The CPU clock may down during charging the battery. (EC)
([Important] This BIOS contains a critical processor microcode update to improve system reliability. Lenovo highly recommends that you apply this BIOS update.
(New) Upgraded to the latest microcode update for Intel Core 2 processor. (BIOS)
([Important] (On Windows Vista only) The computer may stop booting from the hard disk drive with the following message. (BIOS)
2100: Initialization error on HDD0 (Main hard disk drive) (Fix) The system may fail to boot from an optical drive. (BIOS)
(New) Support for Microsoft Windows Vista. (BIOS)
(Fix) Noise can be heard when using the Tablet Pen in battery mode. (BIOS)
(Fix) "SATA Controller Mode Option" is changed to "Compatibility" when the system boots up without a primary HDD. (BIOS)
(Fix) SMBIOS structure which represents modem jack (RJ-11) is not shown. (BIOS)
(New) Add "Intel(R) Virtualization Technology" option in BIOS Setup Utility if CPU is capable of the feature. (BIOS)
(Fix) (MultiTouch model only) Touch Panel and Digitizer can intermittently become unfunctional after repeated suspend/resume. (BIOS)
(Fix) DOS boot fails from a USB HDD with EMM386.EXE. (BIOS)
(Fix) POST error 1804 may appear at system power-on with a USB device attached. (BIOS)
This section provides instructions using the RecordNow! program to make a bootable CD. Please refer to your other product manuals when using other CD writing programs. (New) Support for ThinkPad X60 Tablet.
The resulting CD-R or CD-RW disc includes an operating system and is bootable on the supported ThinkPad models.
Make sure you have a ThinkPad system with a CD-RW, CD-RW/DVD combo, or DVD multidrive installed and a blank CD-R or CD-RW disc.
Start Windows Vista, XP, 2000 and logon with administrative privileges.
Download the ISO file.
For Windows Vista, click
Start, then click Start Search. For Windows XP, 2000, click Start, then click Run... Specify the path where you downloaded the file, then click
OK. RecordNow! or the default recording software will open. Example: C:\temp\7juj13uc.iso Follow the instructions on the screen.
Note: The System Program Service Utility bootable CD supports only the ThinkPad Ultrabay Optical Disc Drive in the ThinkPad Ultrabay. (Not in the Docking Station Ultra bay)
Please confirm that an Optical Disc Drive is in the boot device list of your BIOS setup.
Power off the computer.
Power on the computer.
F1 key to enter the BIOS Setup Utility when the ThinkPad logo is seen on the screen. The BIOS Setup Utility menu will be displayed. If a password prompt appears, type the correct password. Choose
Startup from the menu. Choose
Boot from the menu. Note the current boot priority order for restoration later if you need to modify your boot list In
Boot Priority Order, set " ATAPI CD0" to the top of the list, 1. Press the
F10 key to save the new setup, and then select Yes. Restart the computer.
*Note: Please write down the current boot priority order for restoration later if you need to modify your boot list. Notes:
Remove the Power-on password prior to updating the BIOS in RDM (Remote Deployment Manager) environment or similar environment.
You need an AC adapter and a charged battery pack to update the BIOS.
If your computer is attached to any kind of docking station or port replicator, turn off the computer and detach it before proceeding.
Firmly connect the AC adapter to the computer.
Make sure you have a ThinkPad with an optical drive in the ThinkPad X6 Tablet UltraBase attached.
Insert the BIOS Update CD into the drive and turn on the computer.
Read this first from the menu and carefully read the information. Press the
Esc key to return to the menu. Select
Update system program and follow the instructions on the screen. After the information panel appears, remove the BIOS Update CD in the drive then press the
Enter key to restart the system.
Attention: Do not turn off or suspend the system until the update has been completed. If you turn off or suspend the system while the update is still in progress, the system board may have to be replaced.
BIOS Initialization is suggested for some problems. To initialize the BIOS settings:
Turn off the computer.
Turn on the system.
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. Press the
F9 key to load default configuration. Select
Yes. Press the
F10 key to save default configuration and exit. Select
Yes. Restart the computer.
After initialization you may need to re-apply some settings that you had changed previously.
After the initialization has been completed, the system restarts automatically.
Each version of the System Program Service Utility contains the following system program (BIOS) and the Embedded Controller program. The BIOS Version and the the Embedded Controller version number can be viewed by entering the BIOS Setup Utility.
Turn on the system.
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. Check BIOS Version and Embedded Controller Version.
Turn off the computer.
The following conventional memory addresses are reserved by the system program (BIOS) and others.
C0000-CE7FF: Reserved for Video BIOS
CE800-D07FF: Reserved for Option ROM of Ethernet (*1)
DC000-DFFFF: Reserved for USB BIOS (*2)
E0000-FFFFF: Reserved for System BIOS
(*1) 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.
(*2) 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.
The following memory address can be used by the memory manager such as EMM386.
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