Having problems with your IBM ThinkPad 600E 2645 Notebook ?

Getting message 8611 failing to start

\015 Ibmthinkpad600e........on startup get failure message8611\015

Answers :

The 8611 error is telling you that the trackpoint or keyboard for the Thinkpad has stopped working
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\015\012You can sometimes get the 8611 error:
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  • If an emergency power down is made by switching the system off during or while an application is open, then immediately switching the system on creates a 8611 error. \015\012
  • Repeatedly turning power off and back on without properly shutting down or allowing the system to shut itself down.
\015\012The Solution:
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  • Wait at least 6 seconds or longer after shutting down the system or before restarting to correct the 8611 error
\015\012If the above doesn't work you will have to disable the Track Point:
\015\012I did the following procedure from information I found on the Internet, and it worked, only you will need to use a mouse with the laptop from that point on, you are basically turning off the trackpoint which is causing the error.
\015\012There is no guarantee this will work because it may also be the keyboard itself, so do at your own risk.
First go into the system config utility which you get forced into after the 8611 error is reported
Then go back to the main menu and enter the config.
When there press the control key and the d key at the same time..
Find and ensure you are on the -base 128 cmos- page.
Look for ofset 20h, (maybe a different number ##h) and in the1st column and 3rd row and change the number to 01. On my Thinkpad the ofset was not 20h but 12h., so my ofset number wasn't the same but it is still 1st column, 3rd row.
When finished changing the number to 01 press the F2 key and then the F3 key.
Then exit out and restart the computer.
\015\012The computer should reboot with the trackpoint disabled. And you will need to use a mouse with the Thinkpad.
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