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I have a IBM Thinkpad R32 and the other day windows crashed and I had to do a reinstall to get it back working. Now it is working but there it is very slow and I will be typing on my keyboard from the docking station and then laptop and CRT will go blank. I have to hit the keyboard on the laptop to get it to clear. When I shutdown it shutsdown to screen that says "you can shut down your computer now" In device manager under computer I have the following; ACPI 1st Standard PC 2nd. Is it normal to have two items under computer? Which one should have, any and all help would be appreciated.
 

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is pnp enabled in the bios to allow the operating sysytem to take control of pnp after the bios
so apm does the shutdown
check dma is enabled on your drives
 

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DMA is selected, I think that pnp is enabled in bios.

There is also two IDE controller that I cannot get to take a driver or quit trying to install. I already have the primary and secondary IDE Controllers installed.
 

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in the device manager click on view at the top and then show hidden devices
then check for any yellow alongside of anything
check windows is set to control apm[auto power management]
 

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Hi,

When you installed XP, did you use a retail disk? It looks like Windows is using a lot of generic drivers, and for one thing, it doesn't even recognize your IDE controler. You should take a look at this page for installing the correct drivers.
http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?sitestyle=lenovo&lndocid=MIGR-44838
It might be easiest to use the restore partition. Look in the manual for restoring the laptop to its factory state (without CDs). It will give a key combination you will have to press before Windows boots. That is the best way to reinstall Windows, because all your drivers will be included.
 

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Installed new harddrive on this computer. Restore partion still there, but it will not load due to partition. If I restore it with the restore partion. I will have to reinstall everthing. and I am trying to advoid that. I have tried to install the correct drivers but some I cannot get to install properly
 

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I found a link to the software that is suppose to keep the drivers updated on a IBM computer. I installed it and going to reboot computer and see what happens
 
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