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If your laptop comes with a driver CD, you can use that to install the needed drivers. If not, you might need to use another computer and go to IBM Thinkpad support website and download the drivers from there. Save it on a USB thumb drive and use that to install the drivers to your Thinkpad.
http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/MIGR-61604.html here is the sound driver you need...but remember that the problem might be from another point..anyway the silly stuff with sp3 and sp2 doesnt matter ...cause the sound driver its the same for all XP operating system ...sometimes its the same for vista too ...only in special cases need another .. so ..download ...and after you remove from the system all the other drivers...( look into add remove programs from control panel ) I mean all other tries and any unfit drivers that ya might tried..restart ..run this one ...and it willwork ...
press and hold the power button down for about 5 secs. The computer will shut down. Restart it and right click on the desktop, go to properties then look for screensaver tab , then choose power options, click on hibernation tab at the top and uncheck enable hibernation. Or choose stanby options and choose a longer time before the computer goes to sleep.
You need to take off your hibernation.
In control panel display then screensaver.Then click power at the bottom of that screen.
You'll see a setting for system standby you can set that to never.At the top click on hibernate remove the check in enable hibernation.
Click apply restart and your system should work.
there is something that runs most of the interface between the user and the computer it is called explorer.exe to get the task manager open, you can try pressing CTRL+Shift+Delete another alternative is to do an OS reinstallation.
To get explorer.exe
1) press Ctrl+Alt+Delete; in unsuccessful try Ctrl+****+Delete
2) if task manager opens click on 'New Task..." (if task manager does not open, consider reinstalling your OS or simply don't go into standby/hibernate)
3) Once you get the New Task dialog box, type explorer.exe or C:/Windows/explorer.exe
Here is a link to all the drivers and software you need to put back on your R40 laptop. The one you were asking about is a bit more than halfway down the page, listed under ACPI Power Management. http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?sitestyle=lenovo&lndocid=MIGR-46024