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Service partition module update utility to address the ATI graphics driver first-boot hang - ThinkCentre A51, A51p, M51, S51

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Service partition module update utility
exe
29646.46875 KB
Windows XP (32-bit)
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8/10/2005
This utility has been created to update the service partition of systems that hang at first-boot after performing a system recovery using the F11 function.
Additional information
Affected configurations

Any of the following systems running the reloaded version of Microsoft Windows XP configured with an ATI graphics adapter, 1GB of memory, and a USB mouse:

  • ThinkCentre A51 (type 8424, 8425, 8428)
  • ThinkCentre A51p (type 8420, 8421, 8422, 8423, 8426, 8427)
  • ThinkCentre M51 (type 8095, 8096, 8097, 8141, 8142, 8143, 8144, 8145, 8146)
  • ThinkCentre S51 (type 8098, 8171, 8172, 8173)
Downloading the update
  1. Click the file link to download the file from the Web page.
  2. When prompted, select a drive and directory in which to save the downloaded file.
Extracting the update
  1. Click Start, select Find or Search, then click Files and folders.
  2. Type pz2z37usa.exe in the search field, then click Find Now. This will locate the file you just downloaded.
  3. Double-click the pz2z37usa.exe icon.
  4. Read the license agreement.
  5. Click I accept the terms in the license agreement.
  6. Click Next.
  7. Ensure that "Save files in folder" is set to C:\IBMTOOLS\DRIVER\PZ2Z37US.
  8. Click Next. The necessary files will be extracted to your hard drive.
  9. Click Finish.
Installing the update
  1. Click Start, then click Run.
  2. Type C:\IBMTOOLS\DRIVER\PZ2Z37US\VFSETUP.EXE, then click OK. You will be prompted to close all other applications and notified that the system will undergo a forced reboot upon completion.
  3. Follow any other onscreen instructions to complete the installation.