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BIOS update (Diskette) - ThinkPad X40

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System Program Service Diskette (BIOS)

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1UETD3WW (2.08)
1/31/2007
README for System Program Service Diskette (BIOS)

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1UETD3WW (2.08)
1/31/2007
This System Program Service Diskette updates the BIOS program stored in the ThinkPad system to fix problems, add new functions, or expand functions as noted below.

This release supports the following system:
- ThinkPad X40

Notes:
- This BIOS version will only work with Embedded Controller Program Version 1.12 (or higher). Update the Embedded Controller Program if necessary.
- ThinkPad models with the Intel Pentium M Processor 738/758/778/733 require the Embedded Controller Program Version 1.32 (or higher).
- BIOS Version 1.42 (or higher) is required for Intel Pentium M Processor 738 models.
- BIOS Version 1.55 (or higher) is required for Intel Pentium M Processor 758/733 models.
- BIOS Version 2.02 (or higher) is required for Intel Pentium M Processor 778 models.
- If you should update Embedded Controller Program as well as the BIOS, update BIOS first.

Click here for instructions on how to transfer files greater than 1.44 MB to multiple floppies.

Use the links below to obtain the BIOS and Embedded Controller files in other file formats
Contents
Summary of changes
Installation instructions
Determining which version is installed
Restrictions

Summary of changes
Version 1UETD3WW (2.08)
Note: This BIOS version will only work with the Embedded Controller Program Version 1.12 (or higher).
  • (New) Support for Microsoft Windows Vista.
  • (Fix) CGA font characters are not displayed on the screen with programs for DOS.

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

Installation instructions
Notes:
  • Remove the Power-on password prior to updating the system program (BIOS) in RDM (Remote Deployment Manager) environment or similar environment.
  • You need an AC adapter and a charged battery pack to update the system program (BIOS).
  • If your system is attached to any kind of port replicator, turn off the system and detach it before proceeding. (Except the ThinkPad UltraBase X4 option. You can attach the option and use the diskette drive option in it.)
  • Make sure the System Program Service Diskette is write-protected.
  1. Print these instructions or display on another system.
  2. Firmly connect the AC adapter to the system.
  3. Start Microsoft Windows 2000, Windows XP, or Windows Vista and logon with administrative privileges on the target system.
  4. Extract this package onto the hard drive.
  5. Click the Start button, then click Run. (For Windows Vista, click Start, select All Programs, select Accessories, then click Run...)
  6. Specify file name with the full path name where you extracted the package. (e.g. C:\Temp\1UUJ22UD.EXE) Then click OK to create the diskette. Turn off the system when the diskette creation is complete.
  7. Insert the write protected System Program Service Diskette into the diskette drive and turn on the system.
  8. Select Read this first from the menu and carefully read the information that appears.
  9. Press the Esc key to return to the menu.
  10. Select Update system program and follow the instruction on the screen.

    Note: If you are updating the system program through the USB external diskette drive, it will take quite a long time to complete reading the system program file, but it is normal. Continue the update.

    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.

    After the update has been completed, the system is automatically turned off.
Initializing System Program (BIOS)
In some cases, it may be a good idea to try BIOS initialization when you have some troubles. To initialize the BIOS settings:
  1. Turn off the system.
  2. Make sure there is no diskette in the diskette drive.
  3. Turn on the system.
  4. While the "To interrupt normal startup, press the blue Access IBM button" message is displayed at the lower-left area of the screen, press the blue Access IBM key.
  5. Double-click Start setup utility. The BIOS Setup Utility menu will be displayed. If you have set a supervisor password, the BIOS Setup Utility menu appears after you enters the password.
  6. Press the F9 key to load default configuration.
  7. Select Yes.
  8. Press the F10 key to save default configuration.
  9. Select Yes. The system restarts automatically.
Determining which version is installed
Each version of the System Program Service Diskette contains the following BIOS. Also the supported versions of Embedded Controller Program are shown below. The BIOS version and the date can be viewed by entering BIOS Setup Utility.


Diskette VersionBIOS VersionEmbedded Controller Program VersionFile name
2.08
2.08 (1UETD3WW)
1.12 (or higher)
Current release
2.07
2.07 (1UETD2WW)
1.12 (or higher)
2.06
2.06 (1UETD1WW)
1.12 (or higher)
2.03
2.08 (1UETC8WW)
1.12 (or higher)
2.02
2.02 (1UETC7WW)
1.12 (or higher)
1.67
1.67 (1UETB7WW)
1.12 (or higher)
1.66
1.66 (1UETB6WW)
1.12 (or higher)
1.65
1.65 (1UETB5WW)
1.12 (or higher)
1.55
1.55 (1UETA5WW)
1.12 (or higher)
1.44
1.44 (1UET94WW)
1.12 (or higher)
1.43
1.43 (1UET93WW)
1.12 (or higher)
1.42
1.42 (1UET92WW)
1.12 (or higher)
1.22
1.22 (1UET74WW)
1.12 (or higher)
1.21
1.21 (1UET73WW)
1.12 (or higher)
1.20
1.20b (1UET72WW)
1.12 (or higher)
Not released to the Web
1.14
1.14 (1UET63WW)
1.12 (or higher)
1.13
1.13 (1UET62WW)
1.12 (or higher)
Not released to the Web
1.05
1.05 (1UET40WW)
1.02 (or higher)
1.04
1.04 (1UET39WW)
1.02 (or higher)
Not released to the Web

To enter the BIOS Setup Utility:

  1. Turn off the system.
  2. Make sure there is no diskette in the diskette drive.
  3. Turn on the system.
  4. While the To interrupt normal startup, press the blue Access IBM 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.
  5. Check BIOS Version and Embedded Controller Version.
  6. Turn off the system.
Memory Map Information
  • C0000-CFFFF : Reserved for Video BIOS
  • D0000-D3FFF : Reserved for Option ROM of Ethernet (*1)
  • DC000-DFFFF : Reserved for USB BIOS (*2)
  • E0000-FFFFF : Reserved for System BIOS

Notes:
(*1) This area becomes free by disabling the Internal Network Option ROM option under Config and Network in BIOS Setup Utility.
(*2) This area becomes free by disabling the USB BIOS Support option under Config and USB in BIOS Setup Utility.

Usable Area:

The following memory address can be used by the memory manager such as EMM386.

  • D4000-DBFFF

But 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.

Restrictions
Passwords can be set with the passphrase feature, however, that feature is supported by Windows 2000 and Windows XP only.