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After installing Windows 7 on a Thinkpad R40 I lost standby mode. Standby mode was working correctly under Windows XP but doesn't seem to be available under Windows 7. What can I do to get Standby back?

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  • wrwilder Nov 18, 2009

    Thanks, I'll give that a try.



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You will need to download the motherboard drivers for you computer from the IBM website. you can get them from here...

It appears that there is not any drivers available for Windows 7...or even Vista for your computer so they might not work.

Posted on Nov 18, 2009

  • muebe Nov 18, 2009

    I looked up your laptop and found that it has the Mobility Radeon Chipset by ATI. I checked the ATI website and there is not a Windows 7 compatible driver update available. The chipset driver is what will need to be updated so you can have standby mode working. You could try downloading the mobilty radeon driver and see if it will take but i do not think it will work. The computer is older so there will probably not be any Windows 7 support for it.

  • muebe Nov 18, 2009

    And also try running Microsoft update if you have not done that might detect and install a Windows 7 compatible driver. Remember not Windows update but Microsoft update. Windows update will only update windows but microsoft update will update windows,drivers, and programs.



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