1. SOLVED: Thinkpad A30 Suspend Hibernate dual-boot APM Problems
Let me share my experience of how I fixed my Thinkpad's suspend and
I've got a Thinkpad A30 with Win98 SE which I've had to rebuild three times
now. The problem was with the Suspend (Fn + F4) and Hibernate (Fn + F12)
commands that stopped working. In addition, in Device Manager, the Advanced
Power Management support device in System Devices had a small yellow (!)
exclamation mark, with the details "This device is not working properly -
Code 10". The BatteryMeter on the Start Bar either showed 0% battery life,
or 100%. Even when plugged into the mains, the meter says I'm running on
My system was previously dual-boot, with RedHat 7.2 installed and GRUB, the
RedHat 7.2 boot loader, switching between Linux and W98.
After reinstalling everything from the IBM Product Recovery program on the
hidden partition on the hard disk, I was tinkering with GRUB running from a
floppy disk. I changed the active partition using GRUB's 'makeactive'
command after changing the root using the command 'rootnoverify (hd0,1)'.
These commands tell GRUB to switch partitions on the hard disk. I then
changed back to my Windows 98 partition and made it active. No problems so
far... Windows 98 booted up as expected, but I discovered the problems
outlined in the previous paragraph.
Changing partitions or adjusting the partition table seems to upset
PhDiskWin, the IBM-installed utility that allows Fn + F12 to respond and
hibernate the system. You need to delete the file that PhDiskWin uses to
hibernate. It then creates a new one on the next boot, and Suspend and
Hibernate work again, and the Battery Meter displays correct information.
Make sure your work is saved and no applications are running.
First thing to do is download and install the latest TP Configuration
utility from www.tpdrivers.com. The latest version is dated late January
Delete the hibernation file by going to
Start Menu |Settings | Control Panel | Power Management
From the "Hibernation" tab, click the "Disable Hibernation" button. You
should see a pie chart with a bright green slice indicating the hibernation
file. Click the "Delete" button, and the green slice will disappear.
Click the "Close" button, and a message box should appear saying "Click OK
to restart the computer". Click OK and the computer will restart.
On booting, PhDiskWin will create a new hibernation file, then automatically
restarts the computer again.
The next boot should start Windows 98 with Hibernate, Suspend and the
Battery Meter all working again!
Hope that helps. Best wishes, AK
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