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[SOLVED] X1 Carbon (20BTS0W70E​​): lock Fn key - Fn key shall be activated lastingly

Question: [SOLVED] X1 Carbon (20BTS0W70E​​): lock Fn key - Fn key shall be activated lastingly

UPDATE Hi, you can lock the "Fn" key through pushing the combination of both "Fn" + "Esc" keys. Kind regards,J_Peter_S ------- Hi, I searched intensively, but couldn't find the way how to activate the "Fn" key lastingly for this particular Lenovo X1 Carbon model. I have to use very often traditional F-Keys (e.g. F4, F5). Therefore, I'd like to lock the "Fn" key like on traditional keyboards. Please let me know how to lock the "Fn" key. Thanks in advance, and kind regards,Jochem

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (Type 20BS, 20BT) 20BTS0W70E

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UPDATE June 11th 2015 The issuw was solved through install different drivers via "Lenovo - Update and Drivers", especially installing the Lenovo Fingerprint Manager Pro. Maybe it has not been a problem with the USB3 driver, but the fingerprint reader. Regards,J_Peter_S --- Dear all, Lenovo Solution Center - as well as Device Manager in Win 8.1 64 Enterprise - has detected an issue regarding "Other Device" > "Unknown Device" - BIOS Device Name is: \_SB.PCIo.XHCI.URTH.HSP5. According to several blogs this seems to indicate a missing driver for USB 3.0. Thus, I downloaded the approprate Intel USB 3.0 driver from the Lenovo support web page: " But it is not possible to install this driver: The error message occurs: "This computer doesn not meet the minimum requirements for installing the software". I can provide you with the log file on request. How can I solve this issue? Thanks in advance, and kind regards.J. P. S.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (Type 20BS, 20BT) 20BTS0W70E


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Answer:[SOLVED] X1 Carbon (Type 20BS, 20BT) 20BTS0W70E​: Intel 3.0 USB can't be installed

Hi J_Peter_S,
I am glad to hear that your that your issue with USB 3.0 has been resolved after updating it from ?Lenovo - Update & Drivers. Please feel free to post in Lenovo Community Forums if you have any further queries!
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Hi! So, I've upgraded to Windows 8 RTM this weekend and I'm having this problem: Every time I boot the PC (shutdown or restart), the Num Lock key is off. Since my password uses numbers, and I'm pretty used to type it with Num Lock, I'd like to keep it always on. It was fine on Windows 7. Now, I've searched for it, and there is the "InitialKeyboardIndicators" key on regedit. I have changed values for all of them to "2", and it didn't work. My BIOS say to keep it always on. Is there anything else that I'm missing?

Answer:Num Lock always activated on lock screen

Netplwiz, or tap num lock before starting password entry.

Besides those, you can check to make sure keyboard is plugged in directly to motherboard instead of add-on card or something.

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Just installed Nokia disc supplied with phone for updates etc. Installed OK. But now the 'D' drive is not functioning and i get a message from Acer board informing me that " Optical Drive Devices Locked " Any ideas ?

Answer:Acer 'e' Lock Activated

click hereAnd follow the instructions. If this fails, remove the Nokia software and try again.

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Hi, I wanna turn on the laptop and have the Num Lock key activated. Right now I've edited the registry value from "HKEY_USERS\.Default\Control Panel\Keyboard/InitialKeyboardIndicators". I changed the value "2147483648" by number "2". The issue is still there, cause not ALWAYS I turn on the laptop, the Num Lock is activated, just sometimes, which is also weird too. So... what do I have to do to set Num Lock to activated by default when turning on? Thanks!

My laptop:Lenovo Y510p, Intel Quad-Core i7-4700MQ up to 3.4GHz, Intel HD Graphics 4600, nVIDIA GeForce GT 755M 2GB GDDR5, 8GB RAM, 15.6" Full HD, 1TB 5400rpm HDD + 24GB SSD M.2 (cache), Intel Wireless-N 7260, 72Wh

Answer:Y510p turn on with Num Lock activated

hi rambomhtri,
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
Please refer to this article
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Hello everyone, I have a Lenovo X1 Carbon 2014 with integrated Sierra 4G LTE modem and i have not found a place where i can lock it to a specific frequency - it keeps changing between 3,5G (HSDPA) and 4G LTE, but i would like to lock it to 4G LTE, because even with low signal it is faster than 3,5G. It is possible on the phones and 3G USB sticks, but nowhere did i find to lock it on my laptop. I am using Lenovo Access Connections and there are no such options. Is it possible to lock it somehow? A registry key? Some hidden options? Please help!

Answer:X1 Carbon lock to LTE


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Hi Having a issue with Scroll Lock on the X1.I have talked with Lenovo support and they tell me that Fn + C should turn on and off Scroll Lock but that does not work. Have the latest Hotkey Features Integration for Windows installed and running Windows 7 Enterprise Sp1. If i connect a external keyboard i can turn on and off Scroll Lock with the Scroll Lock-key. Anyone with same or similar problem? /Magnus


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Answer:X1 Carbon Scroll Lock

Fn + K actually on X1 Carbon Also you can bring up the onscreen keyboard to turn it on and off.

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I have a seemingly simple question that I hope someone can help me with. On my new Thinkpad X1 Carbon, I know by using Lenovo?s Adaptive Keyboard software you can reassign the Home and End keys to be Caps Lock. However I want to know after I reassign them to be the Cap Lock key, where do I find my Home and End keys? Is there a special combination of keys for Home and End? My intuition tells me there has to be, otherwise it?ll be just stupid. But I can't seem to find out the answer. Thanks.

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Has anyone else experienced the wireless locking up?  Lately I've been having wireless issues. It will still show it's connected but nothing will go through. Sometimes going into Airplane mode fixes it and sometimes a reboot fixes it.  Very strange though Thanks Josh

Answer:X1 Carbon wireless lock up

Any other information?  Is this happening at home, work, coffee shop?  Do you have any other devices nearby using the same AP that are working fine?  Are you using the Lenovo factory image or a custom OS install?

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I?ve recently bought a X1 Carbon with the infrared camera, which allows me to use Windows Hello facial recognition to logon, which works just fine. I use the Windows key + L to lock the laptop, but I?m finding with Windows Hello switched on, the infrared camera keeps searching for me. Does anyone know how I can stop the camera from looking for me when I lock the system? I looked in the settings just couldn?t see anything about disabling the infrared camera on system lock. Any help appreciated, thanks

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The little LED on the shift key sometimes is on but Caps Lock is not on (all keys still in lower case). This is always the case when I log on freshly.  pressing Shift two times to enable Caps Lock (screen indicator comes on, ALL CAPS NOW) and pressing it two times again turns off Caps Lock as well as the LED indicator.  But sometimes it still behaves eradically. Any software update on this?


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Answer:X1 Carbon Caps Lock Indicator

I've noticed that too - so I turn it "off" but really I'm just turning it on, then have to turn it off for real.

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I?ve recently bought a X1 Carbon with the infrared camera, which allows me to use Windows Hello facial recognition to logon, which works just fine. I use the Windows key + L to lock the laptop, but I?m finding with Windows Hello switched on, the infrared camera keeps searching for me. Does anyone know how I can stop the camera from looking for me when I lock the system? I looked in the settings just couldn?t see anything about disabling the infrared camera on system lock. Any help appreciated, thanks

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Hi, there is an annoying feature in X1 Carbon, you must press twice the CAPS LOCK key to enable/disable. It is not compatible with all ThinkPad line. We need a feature to let customers choose traditional one key press for CAPS LOCK instead of 2 key clicks. I took 3 mintues more to type this message due to THIS ANNOYING FEATURE BY DEFAULT... and please guys do not say "disable it"... we are not microsoft basic users.


Hi emont,Thank you for your opinion. I have not found two split-second taps to be an inconvenience as opposed to one tap on one dedicated Caps Lock key.Perhaps the engineers will see your suggestion and consider it in future models.

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When double tapping left shift, caps lock is turned on. I want to disable this functionality. I have already tried remapping left shift to right shift, but that doesn't work. I am using Ubuntu 14.04.

Answer:X1 Carbon 2nd gen - disable caps lock

Bump, any ideas?

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Hi, is there a way to turn of the Fn Lock LED on the X1 Carbon? I am using the function keys all the time (as obviously most people do ) - and the little green light somehow annoys me ...  CheersVince

Answer:X1 Carbon 2015 turning off Fn Lock LED

Sorry for bumping this thread up - is there any way to programatically turn off the green FnLk LED?

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x1 carbon black screen start up with lock icon... what can i do to use my computer again!! i guess i have to type in my password  beside the lock icon... but it is not working!!!Thank you !!

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Dear all, Does anyone knows if it is possible to turn off the function "holding down shift to activate Caps Lock"?When holding down the left shift for more than 5 seconds the caps lock is activated. Can this be turned off? regards,Jayy

Answer:X1 Carbon 2 - turn off holding down shift to activate Caps Lock

Mine doesn't do that.  It only activates CAPS LOCK if I press it twice fast.   Holding it down does not do it.

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I have this DEP issue going on with my IE8 running through Win XP on my computer. Although the website looks clean it triggers an immediate shutdown of my IE8 forcing me to reload the webpage to continue on where I was before. Is there something I should know about in regards to this issue at hand?

All help would be greatly appreciated at this moment in time.

Answer:[SOLVED] DEP activated

Run with no add-ons. If OK determine the culprit. If all else fails the Microsoft JVM removal tool is still available from 3rd party sources but not from Microsoft. Launching it is irreversible.

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I upgraded for free from windows 7 pro. The download went fine and it rebooted. Did the install and then gave me an =( face and said my install encountered an error. It kept rebooting and nothing would work. I tried f8 but nothing. Followed instructions to do a customer install and everything worked great, but now windows isn't activated. I have had no hardware upgrades.

Answer:Windows 10 pro is not activated and I need to know how to get it activated without purchasing a key?

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question I upgraded for free from windows 7 pro. The download went fine and it rebooted. Did the install and then gave me an =( face and said my install encountered an error. It kept rebooting and nothing would work. I tried f8 but nothing. Followed instructions to do a customer install and everything worked great, but now windows isn't activated. I have had no hardware upgrades.
So you are saying your copy of Windows 7 wasn't genuine?

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Ok so mid day sunday my computer rebooted for windows updates and all was fine. About 3 hours later I started having issues with my computer. My wifi wouldn't work properly, it wasn't retrieving a IP address from my router and when I would hit the button on my laptop to toggle it on and off it wouldn't come back on at all even after several reboots, and it starting popping up asking me to activate windows. When I would click activate under the pc settings after hard wiring my laptop a circle would spin for a second and then nothing.

So earlier today I "refreshed" my laptop and my wifi problems were fixed. But it's still pestering me about activation and I have the watermark on my desktop.

I've tried using slui 3 and slui 4 to no avail. When entering my key under slui 3. I'd get the access denied 0xC0000022 error and with slui 4 I get the same with no activation id.

Here's a log that NoelDP asked for:

<TotalGraceDays>0</TotalGrace... Read more

Answer:Went from activated to non activated with error 0xC0000022

Thanks for reposting (welcome to the forums, by the way!)
It does look like your problem is identical to the other - and LicensingDiag is its usual useless self in terms of diagnostics

We'll use the same initial diagnostics...
Please post the Application and System Event Logs...

Please open Event Viewer

In the left pane, navigate to the Windows Logs

right-click on Applications and select 'Save all events as...' save as Apps.evtx

repeat for the System logs - save as Sys.evtx

Compress both files, and attach to your reply.

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What happens after the 30 day expiration for the activation of OS SW? I am not asking this question because of anything illegal but I am just curious. If the PC doesn't have internet access, does the OS just fade away, become useless by too many pop up warnings, or does it just not receive any more SW updates?

Answer:Solved: software is not activated

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One of my business customers ordered 8 Dell computers with Windows 7 32-bit 3 years ago, and only set up 6 at the time. They called me to set the other 2 up last week and one was completely DOA. Obviously no warranty/recourse. However, they just bought 2 new Dell PC's that were inadvertently ordered as Win 7 64-bit.

My question is can I use the Dell OEM Reinstall DVD from the DOA pc on one of these 2 new pc's (would reformat/remove 64 bit) along with the product key on the sticker on the DOA's case? Will it activate ok since that pc was never turned on?

( and to answer the questions I know some will have: 64 bit is not an option due to legacy software needs, and XP mode won't access the USB 3.0 ports on the new machines)

thanks for any info you might have,

Answer:Solved: Re-use a never-activated OS product key

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I have been using windows xp pro for about a year now and all the sudden i turned my computer on and it said i need to activate windows as if i hadnt activated it in the 30 day period. I'm not sure if a virus has been doing that but i have a dual boot system so i have been in vista doing scans on my C:/(xp) and came up with nothing

any help would be great!

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I've been fixing this PC for a while now it has had quite a few problems - I'm now at the point where windows loads and when it gets to the logon screen it says I must activate windows before logging on, when I click OK to load msoobe I just get sent back to the logon screen and loops from there.

My head is not screwed on today and I can't even track down the solution on the net - I have fixed this before but just can't remember, please help.

Answer:Solved: XP activation won't load & cannot log in til activated

Managed to sort this simply using Windows Repair - Activated fine after that.

I need a day off... LOL

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Hello there!
I need help again:
I am using Win7 for more than a year with only minor problems (most of them caused by my own stupidity ) but yesterday I ran into a big problem:
When trying to install SP 1 it claimed while performing the "genuine test" that it could not complete the test (stopped with error-code 0xC8000222)
After rebooting the computer it claimed that my win 7-version was not activated.
Each and every attempt of doing so failed...
It shows the product-ID in the system-folder as well as a link to activate the version or a link to change the product key, but when clicking on it nothing happens...

tried the "slui.exe 4", nothing happens...
Is it possible that something is amiss with SAM?

error-messages :
error activating licence (slui.exe) 0x800706be
error planning licence activ. (sppuinotify.dll) 0x80070005
error starting sppuinotify-service (0x80070426

Any more ideas to solve my problem?
Thx in advance,

Answer:[SOLVED] Win 7 after 1 Year suddenly not activated

Try to re-validate -

If no-go, contact Microsoft Corporation on Monday -

Regards. . .



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I just bought this new laptop, a HP Pavillion g6 Notebook PC. The problem Im having is that the commands on the function-buttons cant be disabled, meaning the FN-button seems to be constantly activated. I was wondering if theres any way to change this.
The FN-button on my keyboard is in white, aswell as all the command-figures on my function-buttons, as opposed to the usual blue.

Much appreciated.

Answer:Solved: FN-button constantly activated

You mean when you press F1 it gives you the Function rather the the normal F1 option? You may have Function keys enabled in the BIOS, I have seen that recently on a Lenovo. Enter the BIOS setup on bootup and see if there's an option in yours too, I think its F2 or F10 on an HP to access it.

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I am using Folder Lock 5.8.0 and am TRYING to Password protect my files/documents on a CD.

I am using Windows 7. I have managed to get Folder Lock onto the disk, and password protected the locker ~I thought.

I made the disk on my main desktop .... took the disk to my laptop, which also runs Windows 7, and everything seemed to work fine.

Next I took the disk to an older desktop that I have with Windows XP on it. I thought it was fine at first ... but after playing around a bit, I changed the properties of the folder to "show hidden items".

With that option ~ you can "see" the locker BEFORE you have to put the password in and it will open for the documents/files to be seen!

What am I doing wrong??? Anyone with the least bit of computer knowledge could view my files if they got their hands on the CD!

Is there a "better" way to accomplish what I am trying to do?

Thank you

Answer:Solved: Folder Lock 5.8.0 to lock a CD

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Toshiba Satellite L745-S4310
windows 7 home premium
4gb ram
2.20ghz dual core processor
intel icore 3
I am suddenly getting a popup that my windows is not genuine.I got this computer 5 years ago from walmart with windows preinstalled.It has always been genuine.If i right click "my Computer/properties",It says it is genuine and that it is activated.But im still getting the popup.I have changed nothing in my computer for a year or so.The only thing i have done a couple years ago was theme out my computer with a third party theme,therefore having to patch a few files.But it has stayed the same since then.I have never put new hardware in my computer.My computer is completely updated and i have scanned for viruses using malwarebytes premium.I have also contacted microsoft,went through a few things like reactivating it using slui 3 in the run command.It went through just fine and said it was activated.However,when i go to the microsoft activation site it says that im not running a genuine version of windows.I then went here>> and it didnt even recognize that i was running internet explorer lol.seriously??!! This issue just popped up out of nowhere. Seems as a reinstall is my only solution I dont know what else to do. please help.

Answer:Solved: Windows Activation suddenly not activated.

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Hi, wonder if anyone can help ,I have just replaced the processor in my comp its windows Xp ,400mhz 256 mb not sure what model (sorry i know that doesn't help) have replaced processor exact spec pentium 3 500mhz 512 100 2 volt it has started up comes into the loggin in screen when I select the user it then comes up with Windows needs to be activated Ii press "yes" it then comes up with the box "Windows is already activated plz close "I close box and it logs the user out and back onto log in screen ? can anyone help can not access thru to desktop
thanks in advance

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I have an Excel program that starts at worksheet A, then depending on the users' responses could navigate to B, then C, then D or could go from A to D to B, etc.

I would like code that would navigate to previous sheets in the order in which they were activated by users. For example, if the user navigates A -> C -> D -> B, I would like code that could take the user back from B -> D -> C -> A.

The number of movements from sheet to sheet forward and backward could be quite large so I'm thinking that I need code that stores the sheet names in the order in which they were activated, then calls on them in reverse order. I've found code in this forum which navigates back but it goes only back one step (

Any help would be much appreciated. Otherwise I am forced to write code with a lot of if/then statements which quickly becomes unmanageable.

Thanking you in advance.

Answer:Solved: Navigating to previously activated Excel Worksheets

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I've been transferring stuff from my old XP computer to my new W7, and today I finally got around to activating Windows 7 since time was starting to run out (and I hadn't gotten the code along with the computer as i'd ordered, i got it a few days ago with an apology & reduced price)
So yeah... I typed in the code and everything was ok.

Opened My Computer to access my old harddisks because there were a few things left to transfer before I'd switch them out for the remaining 2 old harddisks (yeah my old comp was filled to the brim with those stuff)... but the only harddisk available is C.
I can't access E and F, they don't seem to exist!! O_o

What's wrong??? Are they still safe? Can I still acess them if I "re-install" them into the computer, or will it not accept any of those old harddisks again??? *panics!!!*

Answer:[SOLVED] Activated license code; now i can't access 2 hard disks!

Got a hold of my elusive brother on the phone and he helped me through it!
Can't find an edit button to delete the thread so mods, feel free to do it if you can! :)

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what to do when a dell latitude d630 laptop is not on but cap lock, num lock and scroll lock is on and i'e tried to check the VGA and the processor

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Hello! Since the most recent build of W-10 (9879), my caps lock, num lock, and scroll lock lights do not function on either computer on which I have W-10 installed (a desktop with a USB keyboard and a laptop with an integrated keyboard). The keys still work to correctly toggle the functionality, but the keyboard lights don't work. In case it matters, my keyboard's actual backlights and my mouse's internal light (not the laser, the internal LED) are working correctly, it's just the CL, NL, and SL indicators that don't function.

Anyone have any ideas for fixing this?

Answer:Caps lock, num lock, scroll lock lights no longer function

Welcome to Windows TenForums, Vaindil.

It doesn’t seem to work on anyone’s system and there doesn’t seem to be a fix yet. You can read here into the beginning of the next page if you like.

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how to disable Caps lock, num lock, scroll lock screen messages?

I have desktop pc with two keyboards usb and bluetooth. Also TOSHIBA Bluetooth Stack software, but in device manager: keyboard > hid keyboard device both using microsoft drivers. And I dont have any software installed for keyboards. Also bluetooth has separate system tray indications (it is also disabled) so its not that. I made some googling and found other fix it with Hkey_Local_Machine\Software\Widcomm\BTConfig\General KeyIndication set to 0, but I dont have it in registry. Acualy I dont have anywhere in registry KeyIndication. So any ideas how to disable it? Thanks

Answer:Caps lock, num lock, scroll lock screen messages


You'll find that the messages are controlled by a piece of software that came pre-installed on your machine when you bought it. Try looking for a Hotkey managing app to see if the notifications can be disabled.


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I'm using an HP Pavilion dv6000 Notebook series. I noticed that my Caps Lock LED is not working but its FUNCTION is working fine.. same goes with Scroll Lock. Here's the weird part.. when I press Num Lock ( function key + scroll lock ) the LED turns on! I already tried a system recovery, it didn't solve the issue. Is there something wrong with my BIOS? Any help from you guys will be highly appreciated.. thanks!

Answer:Caps lock & Scroll Lock LEDs not working but Num Lock is wor...

Sometimes electrical components needs to have all power sources removed and reintroduced to work properly.  Try performing a hard reset first, if it doesn't work then try updating your BIOS.  If neither works...It's pretty much dead and not worth fixing.  To Perform A Hard Reset Shut down the computer by going to the Start menu and selecting shut down. (If you have no display, hold the power button down for  5 seconds)Disconnect the AC Adapter from the notebook.Remove the battery from the bottom of the notebook.  There will be a switch/button to eject the battery.Wait at least 1 minute with all power sources disconnected.Re-insert the battery and reconnect the AC Adapter and then attempt to power on the notebook.

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For some time now, i have been experiencing that my Num Lock, Caps Lock and Scroll Lock all lights up (not blinking) all at the same time, I tried to google it but i can not find any solutions or explanations for it.

Does anyone know if it is bad? and what is causing this?

I am having a wired keyboard with nothing fancy just a standard issue Logitech keyboard.

Answer:Num Lock, Caps Lock and Scroll Lock all lights up (not blinking)

Can you toggle those functions off, one at a time? Sometimes restarting the computer will use the last state it was in, I'd fully shut down and pull the power cord from the computer and the keyboard cable then put them back and try again.

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Hi, I bought my Carbon Touch looking forward to activating with Verizon and replacing my current 3g ipad.  After hours trying to figure out how to enable broadband, I find out that apparently the "touch" models don't offer it.  Can someone at Lenovo explain how they can have promotional materials like the page at that says "ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch" and "Embedded 3G Connectivity" while not offering it at all? Then, I thought I'd return the Touch and get the regular Carbon, but I'm seeing now that, despite all of the reviews and promo materials that say otherwise, it doesn't support Verizon either.  How can this be true?  Just about every review that I read about these laptops is flat wrong on these topics.  What's the scoop? I tried calling technical support a couple of times and they were of no help.   

Answer:X1 Carbon Touch WWAN (Carbon does not support Verizon and Carbon Touch has no 3G at all)

Welcome to the Support Forums! I can definitely understand your confusion and I know you must be frustrated. I can clarify that the WWAN is optional in the X1 Carbon, from the same link you provided you can open the ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch Ultrabook Specs it states there is Optional 3G WWAN.
Here is the the X1 Carbon Personal Systems Reference (You will find the X1 Carbon Touch on the very bottom)
This shows the different models of the X1 Carbon and what specifications are included. Unfortunately, I only see AT&T as the 3G provider on the standard models. From the Parts List it looks like there are other options to choose from that would make it a configured to order machine. You may want to contact Verizon to see if any of the WWAN cards work with their network.
I would recommend contacting the after sales team:
For Post-Sales Inquiries
Please call 1-866-42-THINK (1-866-428-4465) Monday - Friday 9am - 7pm EST
Example: (I dont know what your exact machine type is)

I really do understand your frustration, I hope you found this helpful.

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I bought this computer 2 years ago brand new from best buy with Windows 8 already installed. Haven't had any issues at all up until today. Installed updates from windows update, restarted, and was told it failed to configure the updates. Now the action center is displaying "Activate Windows now (Important)". I'm still using Windows 8, I haven't upgraded to 8.1 or anything. If I click on the message in action center it just brings me to another screen saying "Windows isn't activated" with "Enter a new product key to activate Windows." underneath the previous message, from there options are "Activate with a new key" or "Buy a new key". Says current edition is Windows 8, and Current product key not available. However, under Control Panel, System and Security, System, Windows activation section at the bottom says "Windows is activated". I wouldn't know how to find my product key, and I'm not very tech savvy but any help with this is appreciated. Thanks.

Answer:Windows 8 activated but not activated?

Alright it seems I've solved the issue, after doing a bit of research I stumbled across a program known as "Belarc Advisor" which allowed me to find my product key, after inputting it, the action center message went away. It is now saying Windows 8 is activated, displaying my product key and telling me the date I initially activated it - 1/2/2013.

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Ok,lets start from 0=
Two days ago I reformatted the machine and instaled A GENUINE OEM WINDOWS HOME PREMIUM 32 BITS edition.
After installing it and all the drivers,I went to My SYSTEM and activated Windows.I could see the "Original" Sticker to the right.
Now,today,15PM Buenos Aires,I turn on the machine,and what do I find?=.... its Activated....well,I dont know what to say,2 minutes ago the machine said this was not a genuine copy....what could have happened?

Answer:Windows Activated and then de-activated :@

Probably took a moment or two for Windows to find the activation. The main thing is that you now have a genuine activated system.

Regards....Mike Connor

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I have a computer that has an activated copy of media center on it. It's activated and windows media center 2005 says it is activated, but it's really weird. I go to login it puts me through the activation loop. I'm past my 30 days...Is there anyway to stop it from going through this loop? (and no I'm not asking for a crack) I'm asking for a legal way around it

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The volume is set to 10/10 and I get a lock sound when I lock it using the power button. Does this mean that Touch Lock does not actually lock the phone?

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Hi, after four weeks my brand new X1 carbon failed out and it doesn't boot anymore.I've tried several times but after pressing the on button it  just pulses the kyeboard back-light but do not start. Only resetting with a pin in the back hole it quite.I called the help desk and they opened a claim.Today, after 10 days waiting, they told me that the mother board will be available not before May 1st!!! sure they offered for my patience one more month of warranty period!!!Is anyone having the same issue? how can I contact some else in the customer support team to help me solving the problem?I bought the new pc to work not to waste time to be in touch with a no hepfull unknown person somewhere in the world!!!

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Is the SSD upgrade procedure the same as the old X1 Carbon ? What is the part number for the current 512GB SSD module ?


Go to Solution.

Answer:New type X1 Carbon SSD upgrade to 512GB - Same procedure as old X1 Carbon ?

Read these documents:

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Unable to release "Caps Lock" in Windows, Only With "Shift" key, HELP please.?

I recently had a power serge that frying 1 of my 6 internal 2TB sata hard-drives... After removing it and running some test to see if everything was ok other then that drive... I noticed my Caps Lock key was freezing on... I tried swapping it with another USB keyboard still the same problems then I tried swapping it with a PS/2 keyboard still the same issues... I can release the caps by pressing ether SHIFT key...

I'm Currently running,
Windows Vista Ultimate 64bit (Valid)
8gb Ram,
12TB of Disk space,
(Post a comment if more info is needed, But I think this is more then enough info to help answer the question)

I would really like to not have to press SHIFT every time to release the Caps Lock key.

Thank you if anyone can help this issue.

p.s. I've tried reinstalling the drivers & uninstalling from Device manager....

Answer:Solved: Caps Lock not Releasing with Caps Lock key

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I used the 1st gen X1 Carbon for a while and found out that it's very robust and the touch feeling is very good. I guessed that all sides (A+B+C+D) of it are made by carbon fiber. Correct me if I'm wrong. But when I use my X1 Yoga 1st gen, which has only carbon fiber on A side (the cover behind screen) and uses "Super Magnesium" on C+D sides (the cover around keyboard and behind the keyboard), this design bring several problems: 1. " Super Magnesium" is still metal, if you crash it by accident, you may leave a scrath on it permanently, this happens more on edges;2. what's more, the paint at the edge of " Super Magnesium" will be rubbed away with time goes on, and you will see the white metal not the ThinkPad black;3. metal will suffer from deformation by force;4. the D side of my X1 yoga feels loose when you hold it with one hand, which make you feel cheap of this $1500 machine. Thus I hope the next gen of X1 Yoga or X1 Carbon can provide a pure carbon fiber version, for better build quality and user experience. How do you guys think about it?

Answer:Pure carbon fiber for X1 Yoga and X1 Carbon?

HelloThe small carrections about the case materials, according to the laptop specs.x1c gen1Display cover: Carbon Fiber;Bottom: Magnesium/Aluminumx1 yoga gen1Carbon-Fiber HybridSo, IMO the question isn't material itself related only, but the case parts painting quality.

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I've been looking for a small, easily pocketable charger. Often the space occupied is mostly by the power cords, so I've been considering wall chargers where the brick directly plugs into the wall, such as the Targus APM69US - but I can't find any that have the new rectangular Lenovo tips. Any suggestions? Thanks!

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I used the 1st gen X1 Carbon for a while and found out that it's very robust and the touch feeling is very good. I guessed that all sides (A+B+C+D) of it are made by carbon fiber. Correct me if I'm wrong. But when I use my X1 Yoga 1st gen, which has only carbon fiber on A side (the cover behind screen) and uses "Super Magnesium" on C+D sides (the cover around keyboard and behind the keyboard), this design bring several problems: 1. " Super Magnesium" is still metal, if you crash it by accident, you may leave a scrath on it permanently, this happens more on edges;2. what's more, the paint at the edge of " Super Magnesium" will be rubbed away with time goes on, and you will see the white metal not the ThinkPad black;3. metal will suffer from deformation by force;4. the D side of my X1 yoga feels loose when you hold it with one hand, which make you feel cheap of this $1500 machine. Thus I hope the next gen of X1 Yoga or X1 Carbon can provide a pure carbon fiber version, for better build quality and user experience. How do you guys think about it?

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I was considering getting this laptop , probably leaning toward the touch version.  But display quality is really important to me, I do much software evelopment so i stare at thescreen a lot of course  I know this is not IPS panel, but more like the TN panel used in MacBook.   How does it compare to Macbook dispay (non retina). is it, worse,the same, or better? 

Answer:Display quality of X1 carbon / X1 carbon touch

I haven't spent much time on a newer MBP, but it's very equivalent to a MBP a few generations back, but is brighter. It's for sure usable, and while IPS would be prefered, I can easily live with it daily.

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Well this is my friends computer and he asks me to help him and it says "this application has failed to start because d3dx9_40.dll was not found" the Re-install didn,t help so i want to ask help please post

~Thanks to u all who helped

Answer:Solved: Need for Speed carbon problems

Download the latest version of DirectX from Microsoft, and the latest video card drivers for his video card.

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I recently came across a "corrupted" laptop (love how people call things to do with computers corrupted when they can't figure out how to fix it) to fix, it's a Dell Latitude D630 with windows xp home installed.

When i got it, booting up to windows would result in blue screen error after windows xp loading screen 100% of the time in normal mode, and would hang on mup.sys in safe mode (left it booting into safemode for about 6-7hours while i slept at mup.sys and never loaded past it). I decided to do a repair install, got through it all perfectly fine, entered the product key from the sticker on the bottom, worked fine. Booted up again, got past the xp screen to login screen and got the message "this copy of windows must be activated with microsoft before you can log on" can choose "Ok" or "Close" i believe, basically yes or no.. reguardless of what i click, it loads into windows to the desktop, and does not load anything else. ctrl+alt+del doesn't bring up taskmanager. in safemode everything works how it should, msconfig running processes are all normal, nothing out of the ordinary, as well as in services, closed everything except critical processes/services, made a new user as well and logged into that account, get the same activation message and loads to desktop with no icons and still no ctrl+alt+del/start menu/icons/any keyboard shortcut, however windows security center popped up on new account saying there was no anti-virus (woo... Read more

Answer:[SOLVED] Desktop won't load on dell laptop after &quot;windows must be activated&quot; event

should also include that after repair install loading back into windows after 3rd reboot when it's finished it would get to the windows xp loading screen and hang there without ever loading windows, but once i shutdown and turned it back on it would load fine. (fine meaning it would get to the login screen and just not work anymore)

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this is a good system - compaq presario SR2170NX which I rebuilt with compaq discs etc etc. I do tech work. Debugging a bad old utra ata drive caused a lot of problems and at some point my activation got nixed. So I entered the COA key again and it "Activated" successfully, but is still "not genuine".

What's the fix?

Answer:Solved: Vista "Activated", [twice], but Not Genuine

I've only fixed this for Windows 7 so far but it may be similar for Vista:

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In the process of reinstalling Win7 64bit as the unit simply has so much bloatware is makes it unusable.I'm pretty sure I've installed most drivers but the WWAN is not recognised by the driver installation and also no Bluetooth. The trackpad doesn't respond to presses and non of the buttons on the top bar work (mute -/+ vol etc)Has anyone come across a document which tells you how to make a fresh installation of Win7 64bit?Much obliged....Andrew. UPDATE: Another couple of hours searchin the net for solutions and I have managed to get a few more bits and pieces working. Still not buttons, blutooth...very very boring.Why don't they just do two versions, with a more expensive version without any "Lenovo" or "Lenovo Partner" software. Waste of half a day, which is worth more than the laptop... SOLUTION:  ThinkVantage System Update

You only get one lap, make it a good one.

Answer:(SOLVED) X1 Carbon fresh Win7 64bit Installation

Drivers and apps for things like the buttons should all be here: "Hotkey Features Integration" should get your buttons working. "Synaptics UltraNav" driver for the touchpad Pick driver to suit under "Wireless WAN" for WWAN. Bluetooth I installed using Broadcom's driver installer

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On my task bar I used to have visual aids to see when cap locks etc was on or off, now they have dissapeared?It is a pain when entering passwords with caps and lower case.Can anyone tell me how to turn them back on please?


Doesent caps lock light come on when you press Caps Lock?

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I made the purchase of the computer on August 07.After the traditional start, with Windows pro updates, I realized that the tocuhpad did not work properly. At times it worked and in other cases it was disabled, for this reason I had to do all the initial configuration with the Trackpoint and then with an external mouse.I proceeded to perform Lenovo Companion software and driver updates, where several features were updated.I reviewed several Lenovo forums, in English, to learn about a possible similar problem and its solution.I tried to solve the problem by checking that the BIOS was activated both the Trackpoint and the Touchpad, but it did not work.Later I tried to configure the functions with the mouse and touch panel option from Control Panel, but both functions are activated, trackpoint and tocuhpad.The final step was to uninstall the mouse and touchpad drivers, and look for the new drivers from the Lenovo web. In particular Synaptics ThinkPad UltraNav Driver for Windows 10 (64-bit) - ThinkPad.With all these steps, I have not been able to activate the Tocuhpad, and I do not consider something Good, that a new computer has these drawbacks. 

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Folks - I have two X1 Carbons sitting in front of me, both running Windows 8.1, trying to connect to my Samsung TV.The X1 Carbon (2014) has display corruption on WiDi, while the X1 Carbon (original) works fine. On the 2014 X1 Carbon, you get display corruption, and choppy squeaky audio every few seconds. With the original everything is smooth as silk. Any thoughts? I've already run Lenovo System Update on X1 Carbon (2014) as well as Windows Update, so everything is up to date. Don't know what else to try? Clearly, it's not the TV, nor the router, nor interference - since one machine works and the other doesn't... Thanks!  

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would anyone happen to have a picture of the x1 carbon lcd lid thickness next to the carbon touch? maybe lead_org i know you have access to many thinkpads and i am a fan of your flicker thank you for have made such a great resource! looking to do a custom mod where i fit the regular carbon lid on my multi-touch lcd to get the battery indicator lights and also have the red "i" in the thinkpad logo glow with a mutlitouch pannel, but concerned about the depth for the lcd and thickness... anyone have any experience or ever try it? any input would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:X1 carbon lcd lid thickness vs carbon touch

does anyone have a side by side comparison of the lids so i can get an idea if the touch screen has more depth or if its just the rubber border that snaps in around the lid that is thicker? does any IT manage out there have access to snap a pic of a non touch and touch x1 one side by side? im looking to at least get a visual but i only have access to my x1ct... any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Does anyone know whether the displays of either the X1 Carbon or X1 Carbon Touch currently available on the Lenovo website are IPS, and if not, what panel type they are? The sales reps have told me conflicting things. On the product configuration screen, the display types are listed as 14.0" Premium HD+ (1600x900) LED Backlit Display, 720p HD Camera, No WWAN and 14.0" MultiTouch Premium HD+ (1600x900) LED Backlit Display, 720p HD Camera. No WWAN respectively. It's my understanding that in the past, the phrase "Premium HD+" has meant IPS. Also, if someone from Lenovo is reading this, could you please ask somebody in engineering who actually knows?

Answer:X1 Carbon / Carbon Touch Panel Currently IPS?

No, it is an outdated low resolution TN panel again with better than Lenovo usual almost zero contrast (below 150:1). Quote from Lenovo shop:Multitouch Premium ? Optimized for Windows 8, 10-finger touch on select ThinkPad models allows for fluid tablet-like interaction. Intuitive navigation enables browsing, scrolling, using apps, even gaming, with a simple swipe of the touchscreen. A capacitive touch panel trigger actions immediately, and the cursors follow your fingers around the screen without any perceptible lag or delays. Review TLE2, TN LED, Contrast: 885:1 

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Hi, I installed the BIOS/UEFI update to version 2.03. Secure Boot was enabled in UEFI but is reported not working in Windows 8 RTM. Update: The UEFI secure boot settings have to be changed. To really enable it you have to manually load factory keys in setup. Regards,-Jan

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Question: Solved: Num Lock

My daughters HP Pavilion g7 running Win 8 does a strange thing with num lock. It must be turned on after every reboot. So far I've been unable to find any setting which even refers to it. Any ideas much appreciated.

Answer:Solved: Num Lock

Problem solved... Most of the articles I found on how to change so the num lock stays after reboot describe regedits using single digits (changes a 0 to a 2). However my regedit value has 10 digits, so I was not inclined to do anything.

Further searching found this site which indicated changing the last two digits of a 10 digit value which did the job.

I would, however, add one caviat to the foregoing... After going through this edit on my daughters laptop (HP Pavilion g7), I checked it out on my Dell 5720 laptop. Both are running Win 8, 64-bit. The registry value for the feature in the Dell was the same as that previously in my daughters machine before I changed it and fixed the behavior.

The Dell worked just fine at the "old" value....

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I have a Dell Optiplex GX270. While at the log in screen, the keyboard and mouse intermittently work. If I plug in a wired keyboard and mouse, they don't work at all. When I put my credentials in, and log in, it will freeze at different spots. Sometimes with the mouse in the middle and a blank screen, sometimes when it says "loading personal settings."

I can get into Safe Mode, but can't run Windows Update or do much else to fix the problem.


Answer:Solved: Lock up during Log In

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Question: Solved: Num Lock

i have a small problem with my Num Lock, which switches off when i change to another user account.
in windows xp pro, i've created 2 user accounts: 1 master (administrator privileges) and 1 sub account (with restricted/limited privileges).
the problem is, when i switch to the sub account, suddenly also my Num Lock switches off. has anyone an idea how to solve this?

Erwin, Belgium.

Answer:Solved: Num Lock

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Ok, this is odd, usually when I choose to lock my computer my tasks in the background will still run.

I was creating a movie in windows live movie maker and locked my computer and the task stopped.... when I unlocked it the task started up again...

This is usually not the case?

Answer:Solved: Windows 7 Lock

if MM was rendering video when you locked it,would be one reason

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How do I go about locking out Facebook from my home PC, that and MSN Messenger / yahoo / youtube etc.

Kids are spending too much time on these activities, time to start doing schoolwork!

Answer:Solved: How to LOCK out Facebook etc

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I have a PC that locks up when any key is pressed on the keyboard. When it boots, everything loads ok & the mouse works fine. As soon as a key is pressed, I have almost no control except hitting the reset button on the case. I tried booting in safe mode & ran an AVG scan & a Spybot S&D scan. It found a few things & removed them. I thought that would be it, but the problem recurred. I did another scan & didn't find anything at all. I'm posting a hijack this log to see if there's anything the other scans are missing. Please help!

Thanks in advance!

Answer:Solved: Keyboard causes PC to lock up

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I play the role of administrator for a home network and there are certain people who are loading offensive pictures onto the desktop background. Someone pointed me into security settings,but the only thing I can find is 'lock theme' and this sets both user account and admin to the grey toolbar etc. The ability to download to the background is still active.
I want to set a neutral picture like a forest picture or one of the windows defaults and leave it at that,or if someone comes up with a nice one,then enable the option,change desktop,then disable option.
Is this possible??
Can you help please??

Thankyou in advance,
Kind Regards

Answer:[SOLVED] Lock the Desktop XP Pro SP3


I can't try this because I am at work but here is something I found through a google search. Let me know if it works for you.


If you are using XP pro, go to this in the run box
" gpedit.msc " without the quotes.
That will open the local security policy settings. Under User Configuration, choose Administrative Templates, then under that choose Desktop. Then under that choose Active Desktop. There will be some settings in that area that i believe is what you are looking for.
If you click on the settings once, it will tell you what each one does.

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The laptop is a Dell Inspiron 2200.
My friend said he was just listening to music then the computer froze and when it booted back up it now comes to this screen.

Its white in the background, shaded grey boxes aroung the black text.
"This computer system, is protected by a password authentication system. You cannot acces the data on this computer without the correct password."

"Please type in the system or administrator password and press <Enter>."
i dont know what the administrative password is, nor does he. But what the hell could have caused this and whats the go around?

Answer:Solved: Laptop lock down????

Seems to have happened to more than just you and your computer:

Sounds like Dell may want to charge you $45 to provide the password if the computer is out of warranty and you can prove ownership.

EDIT: Trying to discuss any type of work around may be considered hacking and get this thread closed. I am sure some mod or admin may provide clarification.

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I have just installed an ASUS P5QL Pro with dual Celeron E1200 and MWave 2 GB RAM.

Occasionally, it hangs up right after "Detecting" on power up. After "Detecting" disappears, the screen should show P0, P1, P2, P3 hardware, and then continue to "Initializing", but it doesn't. The only solution seems to be a soft reset.

I'm worried that this problem will ultimately occur on every power up. My BIOS is Version 0601 2.61 Build date 08/26/08.

Other info:
I have one SATA drive. On the one IDE port, I have my IDE boot drive, and a slave IDE drive. The BIOS boots from CD, IDE, then SATA, in that order.
My OS is Win XP Pro (but the problem occurs much prior to the OS boot)

Answer:Solved: Lock-up before OS boot

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I have Asus Aspire 5740 laptop and I would like to set the numlock setting for the numeric keypad on the right to be set on at start up. I have been into the Bios and there is no provision to set numlock to on at start up is this a fault in the design of this make and model or is there a way to set it up in the registry. I have recently installed Windows 8.1 and would be grateful for any suggestions as to overcome this problem.

Regards Miket

Answer:Solved: Set Num lock on at start-up

AFAIK, if its not in the BIOS then it cannot be done as that would have to be set in BIOS before windows loads. I could be wrong though...

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Hello again I put mcafee on another friend on mines computer and when I was done it kept locking up ( win 98) so I did a litte surfing and found this to cure the lock up and speed the loading time. It told me to go to sysedit and look for C:\progra~\1networ~1\mcafee~1\scan.exec:\ and change the last part of it to scanPM.exec:\ or scan86.exec:\ or bootscan.exec:\ the second one did the trick and everything ran great. I decided to check mine and it says: set blaster=a220 I5 D1 T4. C:\PROGRA~1\NETWOR~1\MCAFEE~1\SCAN.EXEC:\ @IF ERRORLEVEL 1 PAUSE. what is this error part of it. I wanted to see if my I could speed up my start up also by changing the name like I did my friends, but I'm not sure what the error level thing is. Thanks for your time!

Answer:Solved: mcafee lock up

The error part is nothing to worry about. It will just do something else if it encounters an error.

If you really want speed then just take all of that McAfee stuff out of there. It is not extremely necessary for it to scan on a boot up anyway. --Unless you want to play it safe or something.

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I have been having trouble recently with my cursor. When I go on to a web page the cursor will lock insomuch as I can move it around the page but can't click on anything or scroll the page - until I move the curser up into the tool bars on I.E 8, then the web page will jump and then I can use it again for a little while before it locks again. The stupid thing is this happens on my desk top but it's also happening on my lap top which is net worked into the same wireless router. Is it something I've installed on both machines or something to do with the router ?.

Answer:Solved: Curser Lock

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Hi and Welcome to TSF!

There is no reason to speak to Caps to us. Please turn it off for your next reply.

What is the make and model number of your PC? Is this a new issue?

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Just awhile ago, the monitor adjustment box thing(dont know what its call) showed up. After that, it disappeared and a lock show up. The lock flashes about every 10 seconds from lock to unlock. I don't know what's going on.

Also, once in awhile, the monitor adjustment box would show up.
I have a Dell 8300 computer. I tried pushing the 3 buttons left of the power button, it doesn't do anything.

Can someone please help. Thanks.


Answer:Solved: There is a lock on my monitor

Click on this site that might solve your problem .....scroll down and read all the page as the first fix doesnt always work it seems......

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Ok, talk to me like I do not know anything. I understand enough to get me into trouble. This problem has been going on since Summer of 2009. I purchased this system in November of 2008. I have changed out no hardware, only changing to Windows 7 64-bit in December of 2009 (after the problem started). The system is a 2.8 ghz quad core, 4 gigs of ram, with 2 9800 gtx nvidia graphics cards. I do not run in SLI since WoW does not support it. Before I ran Windows 7 64-bit, I ran Windows XP 32-bit. I should point out that my system is NOT overclocked.

The problem primarily happens when I am playing World of Warcraft. In fact, I can only recall it happening two times outside of World of Warcraft, but I probably spend 90% of my time on this particular computer playing that. The only two times outside of Warcraft, was surfing internet, and once in another game. It happens about 1 to 2 times every 4-5 hours.

The computer screen completely locks up and the only thing that can be done is a forced reboot by resetting or holding down power button. It immediately restarted. The event log shows no errors except that the computer was improperly shut down.

All the sensors are showing no heat higher than 39 degrees Celsius which includes both Asus sensors and sensors on the case. The system has 7 fans and one is high performance so I do not see how it could be overheating.

All drivers and windows are up to date, but this has been happening with a wide set of drivers and updates since this ha... Read more

Answer:Solved: Computer Lock Up With WoW

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Can anyone tell me how to lock the photos on my Web site.

Answer:Solved: Can I lock my Web photos

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I can access the internet after boot.....When I get out of internet explorer, I can't get back on. I can't do anything....turn off the computer, bring up task manager, nada. I have to do a hard shutdown every time. Not sure what caused it. The first signs of trouble I (having too much wine) bought regCure. It worked, but now nothing helps. I was going thru some old programs and decided to run FxMyDoom for some reason. After that I've had to do the hard shutdown thing. Suggestions? (I've done several restorations.)

compaq presario
amd xp 1600+
1.4 ghz, 736mb ram
windows Home xp sp2

Answer:[SOLVED] system lock.....

hello ,

this is a sure sign that your core registry has been corrupted

follow this link

you will not loose any data or programs / but make sure all your protection is working correctly ( you might have to reistall it / normally not )

now you will have to redo all of the updates from microsoft

but i would do this first after the repair link

performing a (sfc) system file checker

It is a scan that checks the core files & dlls of the (os) operating system and replaces them if they are corrupt or missing with the correct original version


#1 then select (run) , then press enter
a window will open
#2 type in ( cmd ) then press enter
another window will open
#3 type in ( sfc )then press enter
another window will open
#4 type in (sfc /purgecache) then enter / your pc will work like crazy / this helps in rebuiding the cache file (notice the space between (sfc & /)
#5 type in (sfc /scannow ) then press enter ( notice the space between the (sfc & / )

now a scan will start , have your (Windows XP software disk ready ) your pc may ask for this disc when it starts or during the scan( so you must sit with the pc while this scan functions ) , if it does then incert the cd into one of your cd/rom/player's , your pc will then reconnize it and continue , you will then have to minimize the splash screen for the cd to see the scan , when the scan is finished y... Read more

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When I go to a site that I know is secure i am NOT seeing the gold lock near the bottom of my IE 6 browser. Is there something that I would need to turn on to show this lock ? I do not want IE 7

Answer:Solved: No Gold lock

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I forgot my password... what to do now?
Can't uninstal it eather!

Answer:Solved: folder lock 5.0.4

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After a short period of time and computer not being used. It locks, I have no reason for this happening.
I have tried different things but cannot get it to.

Appreciate any thoughts/help

Answer:Solved: Commputer lock

Check the settings in screensaver?

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Alright, I know how I can lock Windows. Either press the Windows Key + L or Ctrl + Alt+ Del and select lock. At my work the computers there will automatically lock themselves after a certain period of time. Is there a way I can set this on my computer? Thank you?

Answer:[SOLVED] How to Lock Windows...

At work do they lock after the screen saver has been on?
If so- Right Click Desktop Background > Properties > Screen Saver > TICK BOX on resume password protect and then click apply.

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This has been frustrating me for a while. Occasionally, and now more often, my computer just freezes. I mean, mouse won't move, Task Manager won't opencompletely frozen. The first few times it happened was while running McAfee Virus Scan. Now, I just hope I can finish this thread before I lock up. I tried running Spybot and, it went so quickly, it popped up an entry with one of those white, upsidedown yield signs with the exclamation point saying something about a serious Windows error, and then the machine just shut down. Not frozen, shut down. Power off. Had to unplug it and wait a few seconds because it wouldn't turn back on. As for relevant software on my computer, my main defense is McAfee Security Center. I also have CCleaner which I run everytime I log offline (and, by the way, it locked up on me last when trying to download the latest version of CCleaner) newly installed Spybot, try-out versions (which have expired; considering buying one or both) of True Sword (which Spybot did find as malware with 65 entries including two registry keys) and Registry Booster. Following is a HijackThis log of my machine. If there are any "hijackers" out there with some help or advice, I would sure appreciate it. Thanks!

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 3:33:04 PM, on 12/10/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon... Read more

Answer:Solved: Complete lock up

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Afriend with a laptop windows 7, can not log on to his comp at start up it does not accept his p/word although it is correct, the caps lock is off have checked, why has this happened, ? if you can hazard a thought, and how to get out of it so PC works many thanks

Answer:Solved: P/Word lock out

he needs to know the password - as we cannot help here with password assistance ,
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Passwords - Please do not ask for assistance with (or ways to bypass) a forgotten or unknown password, personal identification number (PIN) or any other type of access code that may be required on a computer, mobile device or web site. As there is no way to verify the actual situation or intent, no assistance will be provided and any such threads will be closed.Click to expand...

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Ok, Hope i got this in the correct thread section, Anyways getting to the point, I have a Dell Inspiron N7010 , And i would like NOT have to wait for the caps lock change. when i type and want to go to larger or Lower case letter i click caps lock and it showes on the lower right hand corner ,showing a lock that it is locked or unlocked right away. BUT it takes like 5 seconds for it to engage to type again. Is there anyway to shut that process off or speed up the on and off engagement. So when i type i'm not waiting for caps too change. O when i hook up a external key board i don't have that problem. Thanks Tech Guys

Answer:Solved: The caps lock

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I'm trying to find some help in the best way to troubleshoot this problem. I have made a post already but I think I made it in the wrong section of the forum so I wanted to try here. I play an MMORGP called Lineage II. Just like any other server based game I access their servers to play. I pay for two seperate accounts. What I do is open one client, log onto the server, enter game with a character in windowed mode. I then go to start and open another client, log onto the server with my other account info and onto another character and play them both. We call it two boxing. I alt-tab back and forth with I need something from my other character. A huge number of people play this way and I haven't found anyone that has this problem and some of them have lower end hardware than I.
What will happen is every once in a while, I'll hit al-tab and everything just freezes. cursor, no keyboard funtion, nothing. I have to reset to fix. Sometimes it will work fine for hours, and then sometimes, it will happen every ten minutes. I am assuming it is a hardware issue but I have no idea how best to trouble shoot it. Any help would be greatly appreciated. What can I do to find the problem?
Here is my general system info.

Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) XP 2000+, MMX, 3DNow, ~1.7GHz
Memory: 1536MB RAM
RADEON 9600 Series Secondary (Omega 3.8.252)
Monitor: Dell 2405FPW (Digital) Res: 1920,1200

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Despite setting the BIOS to turn off NUM lock, when XP boots it turns it back on. I haven't been able to find anywhere in XP to turn it off. Does anyone know where this option is?

Answer:Solved: XP turns on NUM lock

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This is a follow-on to a message I put on the board earlier, but I've now changed the approach so started a new thread.

Have a field in an input form [EventID] that's a number. I want to lock that field for all existing records, but leave it unlocked when users go to enter a new record. I know almost no VBA (and have never found a book that could teach it to me), but in effect want code similar to this:

Private Sub Form_Current()

If Me.EventID Is Null Then 'When adding record, EventID is not locked; if is not null, locked.
Me.EventID.Locked = False
Me.EventID.Locked = True
End If

Me.Combo231 = Me.LastFirstReg_Nm 'Synchronize QuikFind combo box with current record.

End Sub

The first line (If statement) doesn't work. What do I need to change to make it work?

Answer:Solved: Need to lock a field

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Whenever I turn on my computer it locks up in the same spot every time, just after the Windows 95 logo disappears. The keyboard lights are on but there's completely no disk activity and I have to restart manually. After rebooting the Windows 95 startup menu comes up (normal,safe mode,etc.) and I choose normal (but it realy doesn't matter what I choose, I'vd tried everything). Windows is finally able to load, however it starts with 16 colors and the lowest resolution. After I change the Display settings I need to restart in order for the changes to take effect. When I restart the machine locks up in the same place as before and the whole cycle repeats itself. I even tried using my Restore CD to format my HD so it like I bought it but the problem prevails. Do I have to take it to a technician or is there something I can do? Maybe you at least know what the problem is?


Answer:{SOLVED} Strange Lock -ups

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I'm using Ideapad Y570 and I've found that My Caps lock,Num lock & Hard disk drive indicator didn't work, while other indicators work properly. Does anyone have some solution for this problem?
 P.S. My O.S. is Windows 7 64 bit
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Answer:My Caps lock,Num lock & Hard disk drive indicator aren't work

Anybody knows? Please Help

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I was on my Y560 Model 0646 checking my email and the computer shut off on me.  I went to turn it back on and it does not turn on.  The caps lock and number lock light up.  Blue tooth, Battery, and Video status all light up above keyboard in status area.  None of the fans are going, and it does not sound like anything is running.  I tried removing the power and battery and pressing power button a few times.  Also tried to remove power and battery and holding down power and nothing.  It's almost like it freezes.  I can push the mute button and it lights up, but then cannot turn it off.  Please help.  Laptop just went out of warranty last month.

Answer:Y560 will not turn on. Caps Lock and Number lock light up but not fans or boot

I'm guessing it is because of the motherboard. Since it is out of warranty can a Y560 motherboard be purchased anywhere? Any ideas? Please help.

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While following instructions in manual, it tells me I need a lock code. Where can I find it?
"Lock Mode
When the phone is in Lock Mode, restrictions are placed on phone use. You can
receive calls and messages, but cannot place outgoing calls (except for emergency
numbers) until you unlock the phone. Lock Mode also restricts access to menus and
the volume key. Your phone’s Lock Code is required. To access Lock settings:
From standby mode, press Menu ? Settings ? Phone Settings ? Security ? Lock

Answer:SAMSUNG R451c Lock Mode Cannot find my phone’s Lock Code.

Isn't it a (4 digit?) code that you create yourself, or is there a default code already set?

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