You try to upgrade the system BIOS by using the ThinkPad BIOS update utility on a Windows Vista-based Lenovo Thinkpad T60 portable computer or on a Windows Vista-based Lenovo Thinkpad T60p portable computer. However, the ThinkPad BIOS update utility stops responding.


This problem occurs because the Lenovo ThinkPad BIOS update utility that is dated December 12, 2006 or earlier is incompatible with Windows Vista.


To work around this problem, follow these steps:

  1. Download the bootable ISO image of the Lenovo Thinkpad BIOS update.

  2. Burn the image to a CD_ROM by using CDBurn.exe.

  3. Insert the CD-ROM.

  4. Restart the computer.

  5. Follow the instructions to update the BIOS.

To obtain the latest Lenovo Thinkpad BIOS update, visit the following Web site: provides third-party contact information to help you find technical support. This contact information may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this third-party contact information.

CDBurn.exe is included in the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit Tools. The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:

Download Download the Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit Tools package now.

Release Date: April 28, 2003

For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

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More Information

When you update the BIOS on a Windows Vista-based Lenovo Thinkpad T60 portable computer or on a Windows Vista-based Lenovo Thinkpad T60p portable computer, the sound may work incorrectly. In this case, you may have to remove, and then reinstall, the audio driver. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Click Start Start button , right-click Computer, and then click Manage.

    User Account Control permission If you are prompted for an administrator, type the password. If you are prompted for confirmation, click Continue.

  2. In Computer Management, click Device Manager.

  3. Expand Sound, video, and game controllers, right-click the audio device, and then click Uninstall.

  4. In the confirmation dialog box, click OK.

  5. Right-click ComputerName, and then click Scan for hardware changes to reinstall the audio device drivers.

    Note ComputerName represents the name of the computer.

The third-party products that this article discusses are manufactured by companies that are independent of Microsoft. Microsoft makes no warranty, implied or otherwise, about the performance or reliability of these products.

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