Lenovo Moves to Correct Vista Boot Time Issue
Lenovo admits to a Vista-related boot time issue on some of its ThinkPad systems with an Ultrabay. A recent blog entry tells users how to fix it. (PCMag.com)According to a recent entry on Lenovos "Inside the Box" blog, the reports earlier this month about a Vista/Thinkpad conflict are true: Lenovo admitted that some Vista-based computers manufactured either by IBM or by Lenovo may take an additional 10 to 20 seconds longer to boot than a similar Windows XP-based configurations. This problem, according to Lenovo, only occurred on ThinkPad systems with an Ultrabay, the companys brand name for a swappable modular bay, when a user tried to hot swap optical and hard drives.
Lenovo claims that it was initially a Vista beta code problem on hotswap drives where they were not immediately recognized when inserted into the system. This happened because an optical drive takes a few seconds to be ready at power up and the Vista drive recognition logic "could not handle the device insertion in time."