February 19, 2012
Solving Lenovo X200 Blue Screen Problem
Some months back, I posted an article offering a solution to a known black screen issue with the Lenovo X200 PC. This time, we’re solving a blue screen issue …
After months of getting ‘blue screens’ (BSODs) when redocking the PC and taking it out of sleep mode (15% – 20% of the time), a colleague in the laptops lab came up with a brilliant solution that’s been succeeding. The solution involves disabling the function that allows certain hardware devices to bring the computer out of standby mode.
- In Windows (still working in XP), select the My Computer icon.
- Click the right-mouse button.
- In the pop-up menu, choose Properties.
- In the System Properties dialog, select the Hardware tab.
- Click the Device Manager button.
- In the list of components, expand the various trees, select the items appearing within the branches, right-click, and choose properties.
- For items with a Power Management tab, select that tab.
- Un-select “Allow this device to bring the computer out of standby.”
- Click OK.
To save you the task of inspecting each hardware element individually, the following are the items on my PC with Power Management:
- Modems > ThinkPad Modem Adapter
- Network Adapters > Intel Gigabit and Intel WiFi link.
Leave USB Controllers alone, i.e. don’t uncheck “Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power,” under USB Controllers > USB Root Hub.