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BIOS Update Bootable CD for Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit), Vista (32-bit, 64-bit), XP, 2000 - ThinkPad R61, R61i 14.1 inch widescreen with IEEE 1394, ThinkPad T61, T61p

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README for BIOS Update Bootable CD

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This BIOS Update Utility updates the BIOS (system program including the Embedded Controller (EC) program) stored in the ThinkPad system to fix problems, add new functions, or expand functions as noted below.

Supported ThinkPad Systems:

Supported Operating Systems:
- Microsoft Windows 7 32-bit
- Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit
- Microsoft Windows Vista 32-bit
- Microsoft Windows Vista 64-bit
- Microsoft Windows XP (Home Edition and Professional)
- Microsoft Windows 2000
Additional information
Use the link below to obtain the BIOS and Embedded Controller files in other file formats:
Contents
Supported ThinkPad System
Summary of Changes
Notes
Creating the BIOS update CD
Update the BIOS
Initializing the BIOS
Determining which version is installed
Memory information

 

Supported ThinkPad Systems
  • ThinkPad R61 14.1 inch widescreen models with IEEE 1394
    (Machine types and models:
    • 7732-11x, 12x, 14x, 1Ex, 1Fx, 4Rx, 4Sx, 4Tx, N4x, N5x, N8x, N9x, NAx, NBx, NCx, NDx, NEx, P1x,X2x,X3x, X6x
    • 7733-12x, 13x, 14x, 15x, 16x, 17x, 1Bx, 1Cx, 1Dx, 1Ex, 1Fx, 1Mx, 1Nx, 2Ax, 2Dx, 2Ex, 2Fx, 2Gx, 2Jx, 2Kx, 2Lx, 2Mx, 2Nx, 2Px, 2Qx, 2Rx, 2Sx, 2Tx, 3Ax, 3Bx, 3Cx, 3Dx, 3Ex, 3Fx, 3Gx, N5x, N6x, P1x, P2x, P4x, PAx, PBx, XAx
    • 7734-11x, 12x, 14x, 15x, N3x
    • 7735-12x, 1Bx, 1Cx, 1Dx, 1Ex, 1Jx,XAx
    • 7738-16x, 17x, 18x, 19x, 1Bx, 1Cx, 1Hx, 1Mx, 1Nx, 1Px, 1Rx, 1Sx, 1Tx, 1Ux, 1Vx, 21x, 22x, P1x, P2x
    • 7742-11x, 12x, 16x, NAx, NBx, NCx, X1x, X7x
    • 7743-11x, 12x, 13x, 14x, 15x, 17x, 18x, 19x, 1Gx, 1Hx, 1Jx, 1Kx, 1Lx, 1Mx, 2Ax, 2Bx, 2Cx, 2Dx, 2Ex, 2Fx, 2Gx, 2Hx, 2Jx, 2Kx, 3Bx, N3x, N4x, N5x, N6x, P1x, P2x, P3x, P4x, P5x, P6x, P7x
    • 7744-1Ax, P1x
    • 7751-11x, 12x, 13x, 1Gx, 1Hx, 1Jx
    • 7753-2Xx
    • 7754-2Xx
    • 7755-11x, 12x, 13x, 14x, 15x, 16x, 17x, 1Bx, 1Dx, 1Ex, 1Fx, 1Gx, 1Hx, P1x, P2x, P3x, P4x, P5x)
  • R61i 14.1 inch widescreen models with IEEE 1394 (Machine types and models:
    • 7732-21x, 22x, 23x, 24x, 25x, 26x, 27x, 28x, 29x, 2Ax, 2Bx, 2Cx, 2Dx, 2Ex, 2Fx, 2Gx, 2Hx, 2Jx, 2Kx, 2Lx, 2Mx, 4Ax, 4Bx, 4Cx, 4Gx, 4Hx, 4Jx, 4Kx, 4Nx,6Ax,6Bx,6Cx,6Dx,6Ex,6Fx,6Gx,6Hx,6Kx, 7Ax, 7Bx, 7Cx, 7Dx, 7Ex, 7Fx, 7Gx, 7Hx, 7Jx, 7Kx, 7Lx, 7Px, 7Rx, 8Ax, 8Bx, 8Cx, 8Dx, 8Ex, 8Fx, 8Gx, 8Hx, 8Jx, 8Kx, 8Lx, 8Mx, 8Nx, 8Px, 8Qx, 8Rx, 8Sx, 8Tx, 8Ux, 8Vx, 8Wx, 8Yx, 8Zx, 9Ax, 9Bx, 9Cx, 9Dx, 9Ex, B1x, B2x, B3x, B4x, B5x, B6x, B7x, B8x, B9x, BAx, BBx, BCx, BDx, BEx, BFx, BGx, BHx, BJx, BKx,C1x,C2x,C3x,C4x,C5x,C6x, C7x,C8x,C9x,CAx
    • 7742-21x, 22x, 23x, 24x, 25x, 26x, 27x, 28x, 29x, 4Lx, 4Mx, 7Mx, 7Nx, 9Gx, 9Hx, 9Jx, 9Kx, B1x, B2x, B3x, B4x, B5x, B6x, B7x, B8x, B9x, BAx, BBx, BCx)
  • T61, T61p

 

Summary of Changes

Where:

  • BIOS: BIOS version
  • ECP: Embedded Controller Program version
  • [Important] Important update
  • (New) New function or enhancement
  • (Fix) Correction to existing function

Version 2.30-1.08
BIOS: 2.30 / ECP: 1.08

  • (New) Added support for the new Conexant audio chip.

Version 2.29-1.08
BIOS: 2.29 / ECP: 1.08

  • (Fix) Corrected an description of UPDATING THE BIOS in this README document.
  • (Fix) Fixed an issue where Tivoli OS from USB memory key might not boot.

Note:
Please refer to the README file under the "File details" section for a complete list of changes fixed by this driver update.

 

Notes
  1. If you update to the BIOS version 2.07-1.08 or later, you are not able to get back to the older BIOS versions.
  2. You should install the CD/DVD/BD writing software which supports CD/DVD/BD creation function from the ISO image file to create the BIOS Update CD.
  3. You should have an internal optical drive to boot the computer from the BIOS Update CD. Any types of USB, PC Card, CardBus PC Card, ExpressCard optical drive or Ultrabay optical drive for Docking Station are not supported.
  4. 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.
  5. The contents of the BIOS Update CD can not be shown by Windows Explorer.
  6. If you use Windows Vista, before applying this BIOS into the system, you should install Windows Vista KB 937500. The information of KB937500 is located in the following Microsoft's site.
    To verify if KB937500 is installed properly,
    1. Click Start, then click Control Panel.
    2. Find Programs and Features and click. If this option does not exist on the window, choose Classic View to find it.
    3. On 'Tasks' pane, click on View installed updates.
    4. Verify that KB937500 is included in the list of installed updates.
  7. (Limitation) The secondary hard disk with hard disk password may not be detected when the following procedures are done on Windows Vista.
    1. Set the hard disk password in a secondary hard disk.
    2. Hot-attach the secondary hard disk to the computer.
    3. Go into standby mode and then resume normal operation to let Windows Vista recognize the hard disk.
    4. Input the hard disk password when a password prompt for the secondary hard disk appears.
    5. After the Windows desktop appears, double-click the Computer icon. But, the secondary hard disk may not be detected.

 

Creating the BIOS update CD

This section assumes to use Internet Explorer and Explorer.

[Downloading file]

  1. Click once on the underlined file name with the left mouse button. Once this is done, some pop-up windows will appear.
  2. Follow the instructions on the screen.
  3. In the window to choose Run or Save, click the Save button.
  4. Choose the folder you would like to download the file to and click the Save button. A different window will appear and the download will begin and complete. Once the download has completed, there may or may not be a message stating that the download completed successfully.

[Creating BIOS Update CD]

  1. Prepare a computer with an optical drive installed and a blank CD/DVD/BD disc, and make sure the CD/DVD/BD writing software is installed into the computer.
  2. Locate the folder where the file was downloaded.
  3. Locate the file ending in ".ISO" that was downloaded, then double-click it. A writing software will open.
  4. Follow the instructions on the screen to finish writing and complete creating BIOS Update CD.

Finally delete the file saved in Step 4.

 

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. Choose 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. In "Boot Priority Order", make sure the following device is on top of "ATA HDD0".
    • "ATAPI CD0" (when using a ThinkPad internal optical drive)
  7. Press the F3 key to exit, or press the F10 key to save the new setup and then select Yes.
  8. Restart the computer.

 

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 either one of the following optical drives.
    • ThinkPad
  • 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.

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

 

Initializing the BIOS

Note:
After initialization you may need to reapply some settings that you had changed previously.

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.

 

Determining Which Version is Installed

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
ECP
Release
2.30-1.08
7LETD0WW (2.30)
7KHT24WW (1.08) Current release
2.29-1.08
7FETC9WW (2.29)
7KHT24WW (1.08) 7luj27uc.iso
7luj27uc.txt
2.27-1.08
7FETC7WW (2.27)
7KHT24WW (1.08) 7luj26uc.iso
7luj26uc.txt
2.26-1.08
7FETC6WW (2.26)
7KHT24WW (1.08) 7luj25uc.iso
7luj25uc.txt
2.25-1.08
7FETC5WW (2.25)
7KHT24WW (1.08) 7luj24uc.iso
7luj24uc.txt
2.24-1.08
7FETC4WW (2.24)
7KHT24WW (1.08) 7luj23uc.iso
7luj23uc.txt

 

Memory Map information
Reserved Area

The following conventional memory addresses are reserved by the BIOS and others. (When Intel Turbo Memory is installed in your system, conventional memory addresses are reserved 12k bytes more.)

nVIDIA Quadro NVS 140M models

  • C0000-CEFFF : Reserved for Video BIOS
  • CF000-D0FFF : Reserved for Option ROM of Ethernet (*a)
  • E0000-FFFFF : Reserved for System BIOS

nVIDIA Quadro FX 570M models

  • C0000-CF7FF : Reserved for Video BIOS
  • CF800-D1FFF : Reserved for Option ROM of Ethernet (*a)
  • E0000-FFFFF : Reserved for System BIOS

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator GM965 models

  • C0000-CFFFF : Reserved for Video BIOS
  • D0000 -D1FFF : Reserved for Option ROM of Ethernet (*a)
  • E0000-FFFFF : Reserved for System BIOS

Note:

  • *a: This area becomes free by disabling the Ethernet LAN Option ROM option under Config and Network in the BIOS Setup Utility. This choice will disable PXE and WOL features.
Usable Area

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

nVIDIA Quadro NVS 140M models

  • D1000-DFFFF

nVIDIA Quadro FX 570M models

  • D1800-DFFFF

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator GM965 models

  • D2000-DFFFF

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-67989, MIGR-67989-KR
  • Document ID:DS013943
  • Last Updated :6/23/2014
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