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X220 - fan pulsing/beating issue...

Question: X220 - fan pulsing/beating issue...

Hi,i just think that fan pulsing issue maybe needs new thread here because some major problems pointed here http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/X-Series-ThinkPad-Laptops/X220-fan-constantly-on-revving-up-and-down/td-... are with new bios (1.16) solved. So, as many user may experience - thinkpad x220i (i3), but also other x220 series have this fan pulsing problem. If you put your ear at the fan area you could notice every 3-4 sec some sort of pulsing/beating. This pulsing is gone between 1954-1972 RPMs by my x220, but at all other RPMs i can hear it, or even feall it with my hand on keyboard.I uploaded the sound of this pulsing fan here:http://thinkpad-forum.de/threads/110463-X220-Serie?p=1092014&viewfull=1#post1092014 You can hear it with headphones an 100% Volume. Hopefully we get this problem solved...













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Have a specific problem. Had a heavily infected computer. Bought AVG..no help. Finally with a help of an excellent technician on a site...ran Malwarebytes, Kaspersky, ComboFix....(after removing AVG). After much correction, got clean runs. While AVG was removed, pulsing vanished...everything ran well without interference....Bought a copy of BitDefender...the minute I started the BD install/registration process the pulsing started again. Ran MWB, Kaspersky, and BD (finally got it installed and definitions updated)...clean runs....However, everytime I try to dial-up or play a game (Quake III which has never had a problem before)..the pulsing starts again and can last up to several minutes..requires many dial-up attempts before getting a good connection...pulsing restarts with a program call up...sometimes one can outlast the pulsing by waiting..but often restarts with mouse movement or program call up.
Anyone have any ideas?
Machine..Dell Dimension 3000, Windows XP Professional, twin WD 40 Gig HHDs, dial-up connection(I live very rural in Montana...no high speed anything..only option is Hughes or Wild Blue)
Bill
Montana Territory

Answer:Pulsing noise/pulsing HHD indicator light...interference with dial-up tones

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I have a Thinkpad T61 that I just recently replaced the fan in (it was dying, and making loud grinding noises when running). The new fan works fine, but it seems to pulse (turn on for ~5 seconds, then turn off for ~5 seconds, and repeat), which is rather annoying / irritating.  This occurs in both windows and linux (ubuntu) I don't think this was hapenning before I replace the fan, but it is hard to know since the fan was having other issues. Is there some easy way to fix this, or to force the fan to a specific speed?

Answer:Thinkpad T61 Pulsing Fan Issue

That's odd. Maybe that fan is just so good that it only needs to give a vent every 10 seconds, quickly heats up again and turns back on.

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Not at all sure this is a Lenovo X220 issue (win 7- 64bit), but I'm having the following problem with my 1tb WD My Passport Essential SE USB 3.0 external drive: It works fine when plugged into the USB 3.0 port.  However, if I safely eject it, and use it in a USB 2.0 port, it will not be recognized if I go back to the USB 3.0 port.  I can usely get it working again in USB 3.0 mode if I reboot. (I have two of these external drives, and the behavior is identical for both of them). I've tried lots of different things, but still can't solve this issue.  Are there any newer USB 3.0 drivers for Windows 7, or for the X220, that I should be installing?  The only one I see for USB 3.0 on the Lenovo site is for the Nec controller. Again - not saying this is a Lenovo issue, but I don't have another computer with USB 3.0, so I was hoping people might be able to tell me about their experience with USB 3.0 and the X220.  Thank you.

Answer:X220 - USB 3.0 issue

I updated the USB 3 drivers from Lenovo - even tried a later version from Renesas, but no resolution of the issue. Would be interested if anyone else out there is running USB 3 external drives in their X220 - if so, have you ever used the same drive in a USB 2 port? Thanks.

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My hotkey for wireless seems to leave out blue tooth altogether and only gives me an option for 802.11 wireless radio. I have the small blue tooth LED light, but not once have seen it work, or seen bluetooth options on my computer. Any input would be helpful!













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Answer:Another Bluetooth x220 issue?

Hi,
 
Could you please check whether Bluetooth is enabled in BIOS?
 
Tap F1 while starting the system to get into BIOS. Under security tab, select I/O port access. Enable Bluetooth and check if Bluetooth is showing up in device manager. Also, check if you are able to find Bluetooth radios in device manager.
 
Post back if issue persists!
 
Best regards,
Mithun.





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Current I've several x220 laptops in my company, when I wish to reinstall windows from USB flash drive, I found that all laptops are failed to detect the drive in BIOS. I check the USB boot option was enabled and the drive and boot from other desktop or laptops I've also tried to update the BIOS to latest version but still in vain. But it can boot from some other USB flash drives (not all..?) Is there any I can solve it?

Answer:X220 boot from USB issue

Current I've several x220 laptops in my company and a new Sandisk Extreme USB 3.0 64G (SDCZ80-064G)usb flash drive. When I wish to reinstall windows (or boot) from this USB flash drive, I found that all laptops are failed to detect the drive in BIOS. I check the USB boot option was enabled and it didn't include inside the list pressing F12. I've tested the flash drive can boot from other desktop or laptops but only failed in this combination. I've also tried to update the BIOS to latest version but still in vain.  Is there any method that I can solve it? Besides, why I can't download the drivers according to the laptop P/N? My laptops' P/N are 4268-PE9. Thanks a lot

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Hello, I have a 802.11n issue that drives me crazy..My X220 with 6205n Wifi adapter cannot connect to the router in N mode. The router is a huawei HG655b, using WPA2-PSK/AES. All my other computers at home can connect in N mode, but the X200.It only connects in b and g modes, as soon as I swith the X220 adapter's N mode on from device manager, it disconnects. I have updated the Wifi driver to the last version from Lenovo site, I have changed Power options on both battery and Ac to maximum performance for Wifi...what else could it be? An incompatibility with the router?













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Answer:x220 Wifi 802.11n issue

@dtancu,Try changing your router to broadcast N mode only and see if it helps.//JameZ

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Hello, I have been having an issue with my X220 freezing. This tends to happen relatively randomly, however I have noticed it more frequently under these specific circumstances:Plugging in the computerUnplugging the computerWhen there is a shift in the speed of the fanThis is not to say that the computer always freezes under these conditions, but this is when I tend to notice it most. To describe the issue further, when I mean that the computer freezes, the screen locks up and I cannot move the mouse with either thre trackpoint or pad. I cannot use the keyboard either, with neither esc, cntrl-alt-del or any other combination of buttons functioning to make the computer come back to normal. The only way I can "resolve" the issue is by doing a forced restart my holding down the power button. After it restarts, it is fine, at least until another freeze. Another issue that I've had that may be related is that for a while when I closed the lid of the computer to put it to sleep, the computer would shut down. I've checked all of my settings regarding power management and what the computer should do when the lid is closed, and it was always set to put the computer to sleep when the lid was closed, so that is not the issue. As a temporary solution I've now changed that setting to have the computer go into hibernation when the lid is closed, which does not cause shut downs, but it is obviously less desireable than just having the computer go to sleep. I called Lenov... Read more

Answer:X220 freezing issue

hey mctagga9,just curious to know, have you done a full system update of your x220 ?if you have not, kindly do so. If you have updated your unit, could you access msconfig and use diagnostic startup.this mode will make windows load only windows driver. by doing so, you can check if the problem stems from a non-windows driver or something else.





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I recently transferred a large amount of files from a USB3.0 capable portable HDD and a superspeed USB3.0 cable. When plugged into the USB3.0 slot on my notebook, the transfer rate was shown as only 48MB/s instead of the theoretical 5GB/s. I tried plugging into the 2.0 slot on my notebook, and the transfer rate was shown as 36MB/s. Any idea what could be the problem here?













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Answer:X220 USB 3.0 speed issue

The theoretical speed is if both ends are able to sustain that speed. At best, a spinning hard drive will provide up to 60MB/s-120MB/s under sequential reads, and up to 0.5MB/s-1.1MB/s under random reads. Hence, the USB 3.0 bandwidth will not be fully saturated.
 
Use HD Tune's trial and run a benchmark on the drive while attached to the USB 3.0 port.

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Hello! This is my first post and I came here to ask a question in hopes of getting an answer from a seasoned expert in security matters.

I have a Microsoft Word document that I typed a full page of gibberish (a long time ago), but somewhere in all that text filled with random letters and numbers is my ID and password for my on-line bank and brokerage accounts. I obviously know where in the document these ID's and passwords are. What I do when I want to log into my accounts is open the Word document first, then open the sign-in web page for the financial account. I then copy and paste the ID and password from the Word doc to the sign-in page. I figure that since I am not actually physically typing these ID's and passwords when I sign in, that I am safe from keyloggers because there are no keystrokes to record. Am I right? Is this a safe method?

Thanks for a reply.

Dave M.

Answer:Beating A Keylogger?

Welcome to BC McMansionSome keyloggers can do more than monitor your keystrokes. About Keyloggers and what they can doIntroduction to KeyloggersKeyloggers: How they work and how to detect themHow to protect yourself from keyloggers

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Question: beating a firewall

how can peer to peer software such as KaZaA, audiogalaxy, and winmx be used when it is blocked by a campus firewall?
 

Answer:beating a firewall

There is a reason they are blocking it and no one here will assist you in getting past it. It's a bandwidth hog and that's why they are blocking it. Not to mention all the potential virus you can dl from these file sharing services.
 

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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86 NETWORK
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Run by Wanda Thorne at 12:48:05 on 2012-08-27
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.3062.2755 [GMT -4:00]
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AV: Total Defense Anti-Virus Plus *Enabled/Updated* {6B98D35F-BB76-41C0-876B-A50645ED099A}
FW: Total Defense Personal Firewall *Enabled*
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxsrvc.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Wanda Thorne\Desktop\U3 System (H)\LaunchU3.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\Notepad.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Wanda Thorne\Application Data\U3\4255310C9352F8AD\LaunchPad.exe
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uSearch Bar = hxxp://us.rd.yahoo.com/customize/ycomp/defaults/sb/*http://www.yahoo.com/search/ie.html
uSearchMigratedDefaultURL = hxxp://search.yahoo.com/search?p={searchTerms}&ei=utf-8&fr=b1ie7
uStart Page = hxxp://google.com/
uInternet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.local
uSearchURL,(Default) = hxxp://us.rd.yahoo.com/customize/ycomp/defaults/su/*http://www.yahoo.com
BHO: {02478D38-C3F9-4efb-9B51-7695ECA05670} - No File
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Answer:malware beating me down

THE GMER scan, which I am NOT confident I am able to put here, has ONLY one line in the results (scan ran for several hours last night). this line came up within a second of telling it to start the scan, and is the only line in it:

TYPE: ?
Name: C:\DOCUME~1\WANDAT~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\mbr.sys
Value: The system cannot find the file specifi..

And I can't even read the rest of that value line

At least I have THIS writeen down...now I will try to copy and paste and really get it to you.

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hey guys, my stupid wirelss is just geting on my nervs now. I have a linksys wireless g router, and i have 2 linksys wireless g cards in both of my computers. I have the router in the middle floor, center of the house, (small 3 story town house). My dads computer is in the basement, and my computer is in my room upstairs. My dad gets a full 54 meg connection with no lagg what so ever. His signal strength is also very high. (full at most times). Now on my computer, it says i am getting full signal strength and a 54 meg conection, but i get squat. It feels like i am back on my 56 k, er even worse, 16k. My connection speeds drop down to l ike 1 mb which is like a 16k modem. I tried not using WEP encryption and it dones't matter. I get a good connection for a little bit of time, then it stars to slow down very fast, then it disconnets me. Then i have to reconnect over again and etc. I really dont know what to do. Any tips?
 

Answer:wireless asking for a beating

Iīm not proficient enough to give you a definitive answer yet, but logic would tell me that itīs gotta be either a setting on the computer, or something to do with the signal not penetrating various surfaces. I suspect its the latter... so:

Try temporarily moving your pc to perhaps next to your dadīs, or next to the router, just to see if the network works perfectly or not. If it doesnīt, we know its a setting on your computer.
If it works perfectly, we know itīs to do with the location of either the transmission of the signal, or receiving of the signal. So you could try moving the router 1 meter in any direction, see what happens. It may be that the signal needs to go vertically through a brick wall to arrive at your pc, so moving the router so that it is at 45 degrees instead of 85 degrees may help enormously...
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Question: Virus Beating Me!

Hello,

Recently I've noticed terrible system performance and have pointed it towards a virus. When looking at task manager, there is a process called "System" *without the .exe at the end. This process continually uses large amounts of processing power and causes my computer to hiccup consistently every second in games, and slows the loading of all apps.

I simply cannot remove it. I cannot disable system restore, it gives me an error and remains turned on. I cannot boot into safe mode for I blue screen on start up. Hijack this fails to detect it. Anti Vir, Kaspersky, and the trend micro site fails to be rid of it.

I'm on Windows Xp, and I've had many viruses before but never has one been such a pain to get rid of

Any suggestions?
 

Answer:Virus Beating Me!

It may not be a virus. You might have some system files corrupt and the associated services therefore are running all screwy. If possible, click Start > Run, type cmd and press enter. In the 'DOS' window, type sfc /scannow and insert your WinXP CD when prompted. You could also try a System Restore or even reload Windows 'over the top' of itself (a safe re-install) to repair your system core files....

hopperdave2000
 

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Question: Beating a firewall

My workstation's firewall won't let me connect to the server to up/down load, so I transferred the work folder to it with the USB key and now it's folding away quite happily.
What's going to be the safest way to upload the finished WU's? Transfer back on to USB key and, erm... ?
 

Answer:Beating a firewall

Safer way would be to copy the whole folder onto a USB drive and then run the console on another machine, let it upload and get new work, copy the folder back to the machine.

Have you checked your proxy settings? That could be why you can't download work
 

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Hi, For few weeks now, I have been experiencing a very frustrating battery issue with my X220. Usually I put my laptop in hibernation while there is still a good battery capacity (70-80%) at night (or before going to work). On the next day, when restarting the laptop, both Power manager and the windows gauge are indicating close to the same percentage as just before it was stopped the night before. Then after a random time, ranging from few minutes to a hour or so, windows will notify me that the battery is at a critical level of charge (6%) while just before both Power manager and windows indicator were showing something like 60% remaining. At that point windows shows 6% while power manager still shows the previous level of charge (let say 60%). After few minutes, Power manager indicator goes all to 6% and then the PC hibernates.  I think that my issue appeared after I updated Power manager, I reinstalled it including its driver with no luck...I am now performing a battery reset to see if it helps. I read several other posts regarding similar issues on the lenovo forums, it was suggested that some battery cells might been faulty and that a battery swap might solve the problem. However, as far as I read, it seems that people who performed a battery swap were still experiencing the issue. I wanted to know if there were any know fix for this battery issue or at least what steps I should be taking to investigate/debug this issue? ... Read more

Answer:Battery issue (6-cells) with my X220

To get the obvious out of the way, when your battery life suddenly drops off, are you watching YouTube or surfing Flash-heavy web sites? Yeah, a sudden drop-off in indicated battery life sounds like a driver issue, so I dunno...maybe you could try rolling back the battery driver or Power Manager. (There's a way to roll back the driver via Windows Device Manager, right? Just make sure you don't uninstall the driver through Windows; there should be a button to click for "roll back driver.") I suggest making regular full-system-image backups of your X220 while you're working on the drivers. With my old x100e, I got myself into trouble after uninstalling AMD Catalyst Controller, and it just refused to reinstall. Do you think like...a battery calibration would work? Go into Power Manager, Advanced, then Global Settings. Go to the battery low/critical section and click the box that says "do nothing" for when low and critical are reached. Power Manager will force the computer to run, even though the battery will broadcast a 0% level remaining. (And just to be safe, run the calibration with everything closed, use Power Manager to set the CPU to "low," and set a video looping in WMP or something like that, at brightness 11 of 15.)  It's not too healthy for the battery (to deep discharge), but if you get 3-6 hours in that test, it'll be safe to say the problem's in the software, either something hogging CPU power or a driver issue. I've done it a bunch of times, but... Read more

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Hi I recently flashed my BIOS (going from 1.26 -> 1.31) prior to installing Windows 7 x64 on a new SSD on my X220. The BIOS update seemed to work OK (I used the lenovo Windows utility to do it), but now I can't save any changes to any BIOS settings. I also cannot reset to defaults - I can't even select some options in the BIOS (e.g. anything to do with UEFI) - the cursor just skips over the lines on screen - and those I can select don't respond to any changes I try to make. I don't get any errors either in BIOS or in Windows, and my X220 boots OK, but obviously there's something wrong there. After updating the BIOS, I installed the SSD (a Samsung 830) and installed Windows on it - all this worked OK although I was planning to switch to UEFI for the new install and couldn't do so because the BIOS is now uneditable. Everything in Windows seems to work OK. I've tried re-running the BIOS utility but it reports that the BIOS is up to date and it won't re-apply the current update.  I've checked to see if anyone else has reported this issue here, and found a few reports with similar issues but different situations (e.g. people running Linux rather than Windows, or Wifi not working after the update) - but not this issue exactly. I'm wondering if this will fix itself when a new BIOS version is released and applied - if that's likely, I'm happy to wait until then (so long as nothing breaks in the meantime). I'd rather do that than pull the CMOS battery ... Read more

Answer:X220 BIOS Update issue

Hi
 
Welcome To Lenovo Community
 
Please try updating the Bios using bios.bak file which is created during bios update .
You need to locate the bios file folder on c drive  , then find bios.bak   rename  it with FLASHABLNew.ROM
And click on winplash.exe ,  use Browse  option  to " Specify new Bios file "  and select FLASHABLNew.ROM
Then click on flash bios  , it will flash a message that the bios you are trying to update is older than current version , Press Yes to continue
Press Yes , If every thing goes well , your system will restart and you will have your old bios were you can modify or change any option
Now delete the folder which has the latest bios
Download the latest bios and try to flash to check if you are able to modify or change any option under Bios
  Hope This HelpsCheers!!!
 
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Hi guys, I came across the following Wireless issue for my thinkpad x220.
 
 
Don't know why when I press "Fn+F5", the menu didn't show the wireless icon. 
And I cannot trun on the wireless radio to connect any wireless connection.
 
Could any of you help me to fix this issue?
Many Thanks.
 
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Answer:HELP!! ThinkPad x220 wireless issue!! :(

Hido you mean wifi radio?1. be sure wlan card is anabled within the BIOS Setup:Security menu, I/O Port Access2. open Device Manager and have look at the wireless devices under Network Adapters thread.

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Hi, since two days the Window system SOMETIMES no long detects the wifi card but only the network card (ethernet) and bluetooth module.How can I be sure the problem is ihnerent the mini pci wlan card and not due a (win) system issue ?  For an eventual hardware replacement... Thanks.Regards, Stefano.

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Hi, everybody! I have I strange problem. My ThinkVantage Fingerprint Software was working fine a few days ago until I had to uninstall the software. I had to uninstall it because my x200 had a motherboard problem and went to service. Meanwhile I used the HDD with another notebook. That's why I had to remove the fingerprint software. I got my x220 back and I tried to install the fingerprint (along with all other software and drivers) software, but I'm getting this message and the installation stops: You have currently installed another version of fingerprint software. Please, uninstall your existing software before running this installation. Actually, there's no sign left from the fingerprint software. I removed it via the Programs and Features menu, I entered BIOS, removed all the fingerprint data from the new motherboard (although I believe that was not quite necessary since it's a brand-new motherboard). All other drivers and software installed fine, without any problem. Has someone else encountered a similar problem? I'd appreciate it very much if you help me somehow.Thanks!

Answer:x220 fingerprint software issue

Hi
 
Please refer the below link which has complete info about Finger Print Reader
You will find detailed instructions on enabling or disabling the Finger Print Reader
 
 
http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/detail.page?LegacyDocID=MIGR-59650
 
 
You need to reinstall the Finger Print Software & Drivers
 
http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/research/hints-or-tips/detail.page?&LegacyDocID=MIGR-77280
 
 
Hope This Helps
Cheers!!!

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I tried to download the adapter driver for my ethernet cable to work: http://support.lenovo.com/en_SE/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS019204 but for some reason, it does not install, or if it says it does install, the connection/ adapter still doesn't work (has the exclamation point in device manager).  I tried uninstalling the network connection adapter, then downloading and installing the driver, and then rebooting and it still does not work.  What can I do?  I have the X220 and have experienced many such problems, but this seems to be the most frustrating. Thanks very much.

Answer:Ethernet connection issue for X220

hey sarika116,try uninstalling the ethernet drivers via Device Manager.let windows install its generic drivers. restart your unit.go back to Device Manager and check if the ( ! ) is still there. test your ethernet and see if it works.later, reinstall the driver from the link above.





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I've played youtube video w/ chromium on xubuntu 16.04, pressed pause while being in fullscreen mod and closed the lid as usually. When I opened it, everything ran very slowly, all animations were stuttering, exhaust air was pretty hot, fan spinned at full speed, but there was less than 8% CPU load and 1 GB of RAM used.What I tried already: rebooting, taking out and putting back the battery, loading previous kernel version from grub menu. Then I swapped ssd with another laptop in house, which had windows 7 and xubuntu dualboot. Both systems ran slowly on x220, and xubuntu from x220 ran good on other laptop, so my conclusion was: there's a hardware problem with x220. Then I turned off Intel SpeedStep and CPU power management features in bios and turned on again, nothing changed. I put back ssd with xubuntu in x220 and ran dmesg console utility, this is what output looks like: https://pastebin.com/YREFCZQZ but I can't make any decision from this data. What should I do next to deal with this problem?

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My laptop screen has developed a vertical grey band about 10cm wide which starts very light but as I leave the laptop switched on gets increasingly dark and when dark I can see effectively a shadow of a previous image on the screen, making it very difficult to read. I'm concerned that it may not simply be a screen replacement issue as there seems some comment that it may be a connector cable issue.  Any ideas?

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My X220 doesn't seem to detect headphones properly.  Sound comes out of them instead of the internal speakers, but the audio mixer still shows the device connected as "speakers."  My old laptop could detect when headphones are plugged in and kept separate volume levels for headphones vs internal speakers, should the X220 be able to do this? I'm running Windows 7 on an i5-2520M with 8GB RAM.













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Answer:X220 Headphone Detection issue

Actually this made me curious, so I checked out my X220, and indeed it worked like you described. However, I found a way to change that to provide the effect you're looking for. In Control Panel, click the Smart Audio icon. This will bring up the Smart Audio panel. Click Audio Director, one of the bottom icons. This brings up two choices, Classic & Multi-Stream. Changing to Multi-Stream recognizes the headphones when plugged in, and indeed maintains a different volume level. Hope that works for you!

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My manager uses the offline files feature quite a lot and now she has moved to an X220 with Win 7 Pro 64-bit, however some days when she logs in she notices the sync icon isn't in the tray. When you go into offline files it says its enable but not active a restart will activate it. However rebooting leads to the same thing, instead I go into the services page and find that although set to auto the offline file service is not running, I click start and it kicks back into life. Now I have viewed the event viewer from when the computer starts and the Offline file service first starts then gchanges state to auto (delayed) then changes back to auto before finally saying that the service has stopped. All of these are info events as opposed to error or warning events. I know some services don't run even when set to auto as they are not needed however without offfline files service running no syncing is done and you also lose the "Always available offline" option when you right click a folder/file. If anyone has any ideas as to whyt the service is stopping that would be great. Mark

Answer:X220 and Offline Files issue.

It is caused by a bug in "RapidBoot" which is software that Lenovo preloads.  You can either (a) uninstall RapidBoot or (b) upgrade to the latest version which fixes this bug.  I recommend (a) - you won't miss RapidBoot by uninstalling it.  Sorry for your inconvenience.

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Hi everyone,  I have a problem with the wi fi connection in my laptop, the computer doesent read the wirelees divise. when I click Fn F5 all I can see is the bluetooth adapter, no wifi adapter to turn on or off, this have been happening reacently, yesterday I downloaded the drivers and nothing, then I restarted the computer several times and it began to work again but after I put the laptop in stand by the problem came back again, now im using a datacard to connect to the internet. Thank you for your help.

Answer:Thinkpas X220 Wi Fi connectivity issue

Hi,it seems I have the similar issue with my x220 and wifi card Intel Centrino 1000 - sometimes after laptop resumes from sleep wifi card disapears not only from control window after Fn+F5 pressing, but from Device Manager.I think it's a power management driver related issue but can't explain why. Or some tool from Hotkey Features Integration package doesn't work properly. I've noticed several times at this moment monitor driver (in Device Manager too) didn't work also.But the biggest and the most trouble is laptop can't be rebooted or turned off correctly - every time when wifi adapter disapears after 5-7 minutes of tasks closing I get a BSOD with Power Management error message. Of course, wifi adapter works correctly after laptop turning on.And another one trouble - after I've deleted Access Connections wireless devices control window (after Fn+F5) can't be opened with error message. What I did?1. delete and reinstall Hotkey and PM driver manually. No effect.2. delete Hotkey and PM driver, reinstall them using System Update. No effect.These issues are very unpleasant but I don't want to revert laptop to the factory stage.x220, win7pro 64 bit, bios 1.19, drivers and OS updates are up to date.

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Hii, I bought a thinkpad x220 last october with the IPS display. Since last month, I noticed a bright pixel(may be two) on a white background.Furthermore, the borders were  bright on a black background. ... I saw other posts with similar problems so I thought of sending it to the depo After I sent it to the depo for a possible repair/replacement...   someone from lenovo calls me that they cannot replace the screeen and that I have two choices either to pay 750$( !!!!) for the screen or take the old screen as it is ... Now it makes me really doubt the whole 1 year warranty system ..  I tried calling the number but these people confuse me even further ..redirecting me from one person to another or just keeping me on hold for really long .. .Today the status information centre told me  they are saying that the motherboard is being replaced but nothing is mentioned about the IPS I was wondering if someone has had similar issues with the IPS and what did they do to resolve it .. .













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Answer:x220 IPS bright pixel issue HELP!!!!

hey mvikkk,welcome to the forums.As per this page >> http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/research/hints-or-tips/detail.page?LegacyDocID=MIGR-69856"If your LCD has 2 or less visible defective pixels, it should not be considered faulty. However, if your LCD has 3 or more visible defective pixels, it will be deemed as defective by Lenovo and is replaceable upon request, if within the warranty period."





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Hello,I've been using my X220 for almost 2 years now and now all of a sudden, whenever I use my x220, my wireless internet would stop working (at random moments) what happens is:first the network i am connected to becomes limited and any program that uses the internet gives me an error  message saying there is no internetthen all available connections disappear from that window that tells me the networks i can connect tothen when i try to turn my wireless radio off and on (via FN  + F5 )  i get a popup saying no network adapters are supported by the lenovo softwareafterwards i try to reset my wireless radio via physical switch (on the right side of my x220) but nothing happens. the only way to "fix" this issue is to reboot. is there anything i can do to fully fix this issue? 

Answer:X220 Issue with wireless internet.

Hi, lilvietyao
Have you ensured that you have the latest driver software for your wireless adapter? If not, the latest drivers can be found here. Also, which operating system are you using?
 
Thanks in advance,
Adam





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hi,
i have a hp pavilion xf145 notebook, a year ago a guy fixed it for me and because i didnt have recovery disks he said he would get them for me, turns out he put an illegal copy of xp on there (found that out while trying to dl service pack 2), so i ordered recovery disks from hp, loaded them in my computer and now all the happens is windows trys to load, then before loading it shuts off and turns back and continues in a loop from hell. I tried starting it in safe mode and it tells me that it is not properly installed and to reinstall it, i have reinstalled it like 10 times, i flashed an updated bios to the laptop and i was finally able to get e-diagnosis to work, it says i have a bad memory module(s). What i dont understand is the computer worked fine before i loaded in the recovery disks and now it doesnt and says memory module is bad. HP online could not give me any help, they wanted to sell me an extended warranty and send it into service. And yes, when i installed the recovery disks i did everything in every order i was supposed to. Any help would be appreciatied. I also have checked the memory modules and reset the computer. Im dyin here.
thanks
 

Answer:My notebook is beating me up and its winning

memtest86

Google "memtest86" Download this, Install to a floppy and run it from boot.. This will verify the memory. Also try installing with one stick of RAM pulled. Same results? try pulling the other and reinstalling.. Could be the RAM is heting up on the reload, Or theres a Cold or bad solder joint for one of the RAM sockets..
 

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Answer:Avast beating other AV's Hands Down!

As of right now, Symantec is on top. And it's still today.
 

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Windows 7 Premium 64-bit SP1
1.9GB AMD A8-4500 APU with Radeon HD Graphics
6GB RAM, AMD Radeon HD 7640G

Okay, I have had an ongoing problem with Flash Player in my browsers. When I got this laptop I removed IE and replaced it with Firefox. There is one game that constantly freezes up, animations slow down or don't bother at all. I switched to Opera, no change..same problems. I switched to Waterfox, no change..same problems.

I am not sure if this is due to my system being 64-bit, or simply a bad version of Flash. I have went through the process of uninstalling it, reinstalling it, finding the latest versions, and going back to several older versions.

The last thing I can possibly think of, and I am not familiar with AMD, is that the processor speed is not enough to push the games graphics. Yes, I saw 6GB and thought woohoo, cannot beat this. Once I got home I noticed the rather slow speed, and cannot see it noted anywhere if it dual core, quad core, what have you.

Any ideas?

Thanks.
 

Answer:A brow beating development.

That processor should be beefy enough for most Flash player games, I think. It's got two logical cores and a "turbo" speed of 2.8ghz. Did the problem exist before you removed IE?

I'm not sure about Windows 7, but removing IE from earlier Windows OS's was said to unwise, as it would cause issues with other parts of the operating system. The suggestion (at least with XP) was to disable IE, as opposed to removing it.

If it were me, I'd try a system restore from before IE was removed. If that should fail to fix the issue, I'd look into reinstalling IE. It wouldn't hurt to do some research first on this issue before reinstalling it . . . maybe check some Microsoft websites and such.

No real help, I know . . . not something I have run into before.
 

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I recently purchased a Lenovo X220 and I am attempting to setup a dual monitor with it and a Samsung Syncmaster BX2331 monitor. When I change the setting to extended desktop on the secondary monitor the laptop monitor starts having issues. The useable space becomes bigger than the actual screen so I can scroll up and down while on the desktop. It will also scroll left and right and the desktop icons will move over onto the secondary monitor. The laptop has a resolution of 1366x768 and the monitor is 1920x1080. I am trying to explain the issue the best I can but it's a little hard to explain.

Answer:Dual monitor issue Lenovo x220

I know what you mean, it happened in XP when you set the screen resolution larger than what the screen was capable of. What cable are you using the connection to your secondary monitor? On the secondary monitor, press the auto calibrate button, or it's equivalent, and then unplug the VGA/HDMI cable and plug it back in see if that fixes your problem. it's also worth trying going into the settings and checking the button that says "hides modes not supported by this monitor" If you don't know where that is, right click on the desktop and click "screen resolution" then click advanced and at the bottom of that pop up you should see that check box. Those are the first things to check.

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I've been having this awful issue with my X220 recently.  Whenever the microphone is active, whether in a skype call, recording audio with some random flash app, or just viewing the microphone settings it causes the audio output, whether from the spakers or headphones, to cut in and out in a really odd fashion.  It won't completely cut the audio off, but rather go in and out of playing the audio normally to this weird status of playing audio like it's somewhat muffled.  If I go into the audio devices and disable the microphone the problem goes away completely, but it only really occurs when something is using the microphone. All of the settings in skype and windows relating to letting applications control audio and reducing volume for calls have been disabled as well. I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling the audio drivers, and am up to date on bios and everything else.Windows 7 x64













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Answer:X220 - issue with microphone use and audio output

Try to change the settting in Smart Audio-> Voice effects->Voice recording (rather than VoIP) . 

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Hello, I recently purchased a x220 and I am very happy with it. I turned off  "sleep when closed" for some reason and then accidently left it in my bag for like 15-20mins. It was hot but didn't really smell like burnt plastic or anything. However I feel as if the screen is harder to get at the right brightness. It feels as if I have to get a very precise angle to view the screen at the proper brightness/clarity. However it is hard for me to say if there is any difference to before as this happened only a week after using it. It could be acting just fine and I am just paranoid so my question is has there been any issues that have come up like this before? Has overheating in a bag or something ever caused the LCD screen to function just slightly improperly? Thank you, 

Answer:x220 got hot, and now screen display clarity issue?

Well, first of all, I hope you're talking about the basic, TN LCD display, not the upgraded "Premium HD" IPS LCD screen. Anyway, personally I feel like it's so easy to be paranoid about screen quality and possible minor screen damage or defects, but Lenovo has owned up to the "ghosting" issue, so things can really happen sometimes. In your case, I wouldn't worry. Provided you are indeed talking about the basic TN screen and not the IPS, it sounds like your screen's viewing angles are performing normally. For some extra confidence, the Notebookcheck review of the X220 says their test unit got so hot under the sun that the plastic began to warp and bow, and even then, they didn't mention any screen degredation. And for that matter, isn't the X220 Mil-spec tested for heat? http://www.notebookcheck.net/Review-Lenovo-ThinkPad-X220-IPS-Subnotebook.55639.0.html

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I have updated to latest version 15.6.1 from 15.03.1000.163 (Windows 7 64 bit)http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS015011 I have disabled virtual wifi hosted network by 'netsh wlan set hostednetwork disallow' command that always worked for previous driver versions. This version installed two adapters 'Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter' and 'Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter #2'  that appear in Device Manager and disabling the hosted network no longer works. The netsh disallow command reports ok but 'netsh wlan show hostednetwork' always reports Allowed state. I have tried to remove the driver at all, restart and install it again but the issue persists. The only fix is to revert back to previous one 15.03.1000.163 I think this is a security issue that has to be resolved because the hosted network can not be safely disabled.





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Answer:X220 Intel Wireless LAN driver 15.6.1 issue

Hello,
 
Is it possible to disable this through the device properties in the Control Panel?
 
Regards,
 
Aryeh Goretsky
 

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Hello,
 
I've purchased the Lenovo X220 laptop with the Premium HD IPS display and I do have a problem with it (see below).
Laptop was purchased something like month ago and I've spotted this after I've started to work with it more heavily but after 14 days, so I was not able to return it to the seller (http://www.lenovoonline.cz).
 
When you put backlight to maximum you see that the display is not evenly lighted and forming bright spots on the bottom of it. It's most noticable on the black background.
 
I've sent notebook for repair (http://www.pcnet.cz) with this description (translated to english):"With maximum brightness set and the black display/background (eg. BOOT screen) on the bottom edge of the display there are visible white spots/maps. Small but visible and not even with different sizes. It's most visible on black background and while limiting external light (darker room, working in the night). Spots highlights even more when you try to pull the display towards you into steeper angle."
 
The laptop has been in the repair for 2 weeks and the result was this description:
"This kind of display is very sensitive to any pressure, and it will result in the brightening the place. It is specific for this model line and it's not the reason to warranty repair. We recommend to lower the brightness level in the darker room. Check of the display frame has been done and no problem has been found."
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Answer:X220 IPS display backlight issue (with photos)

Yes, at maximum brightness level the backlight bleeding is very visible but I use it at 5 or 6 level where it has excellent contrast ratio considering how crappy current notebook displays are in general. The uneven backlight is caused by fancy LED backlight which is still not able to deliver similar quality regarding uniformity as good old CCFL backlight (that's why professional LCD monitors still rely on W-CCFL backlight). But I agree that the top-left corner is way too much bad and might indicate that the panel is seated badly in the frame. On the other hand my old IPS panel in R51 also have backlight bleed at maximum brightness level. Major problem is that Lenovo is still not able to fix the stupid bug with brightness level always set to max in BIOS screen that the backlight bleeding is very visible and irritating everytime you boot your machine. IMHO, the X220 IPS panel is still much better than any ugly contrastless TN panel Lenovo puts into ThinkPads (except 15" FHD). I bet that you would hate the X220i TN panel more than this one  There are also two different revisions of the IPS panel, the second one fixes problems with image retention. As for comparison with Z60m, X220 display lid is much more fragile so the panel is not protected well against pressures and flexes. In any case panel flex should affect the backlight bleeding temporarily only. If it persists it is subject to repair (replace, reseat etc.). Unfortunately I don't have any good low-ligh... Read more

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Hello ThinkPad-Community, I have a sporadic issue with the brightness control, thats mean sometimes I start my laptop from standby and the control with "Fn+Pos1 or FN+END" doesn't work.There is no reaction and no on screen display progress bar. Also in the default Windows 7 energy settings is no control of the display brightness possible. If the issue exist, only a complete reboot of the ThinkPad solve the issue. I've also found some discussions about this in the internet but no solution helps realy. NOTE: My Laptop has a complete clean install of Windows 7 and all drivers was installed by Lenovo System Updater.Does anybody have the same issue? Thanks for your help

Answer:Brightness control issue on ThinkPad X220

This is an on & off issue that creeps up on various Thinkpads. It was very notorious on my X120e, but it doesn't happen on my X220 at all, and I sleep/resume it all the time...It's a bug they can't seem to correct.

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Ok, I'm posting this as a separate thread, since it was so strange.Upon learning about how to get full power to the headphone jack, by clicking on the headphones in the SmartAudio control panel, I enabled it. I plugged in my 90watt ultraslim and the x220 started making a terrible microphonic whine, like it was screaming, almost. The sound was coming out of the back of the laptop. Also, the battery refused to charge. As soon as I disabled the headphone boost, the laptop accepted the 90watt ultraslim and started charging as normal.I'm holding on to the 90watt slim for now, since I only use it for charging, but now after this last find, I think I have to get more compatible adapter... Yes, JameZ, I will make a video displaying both isues for engineering.

Answer:New issue with the x220 and 90watt ultraslim adapter

That's strange .... Thanks atomicminded.//JameZ

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Hi,I tried to find an answer to what happened to my X220 last week end. Suddenly it stopped being able to wake from sleep. Power button "breathing" green ring present, but it was not waking up by opening the lid or by Fn key press. When powered off by long press of power button, it booted successfully. This behavior was reproducible always. I thought maybe BIOS reset could help and I did it. After this it did not POST and it beeped 1 3 3 1 pattern - which is, according to documentation, system board or RAM. Having known the RAM was fine, I did pull them out and tried both modules one by one with no luck. So I took them out and went for original, small module, the machine was bought with. And it POSTed successfully with it. But after removing this module and returning the old, big modules, it POSTed too. And waking problem disappeared. Should I be worried about system board? My machine was made between Sep and Dec 2011, could it be early manifestation of dead EEPROM? Is there any way to test it?

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I purchased this unit June 2012, following update recommendations through Lenovo Solution Center since that date.  BIOS 1.33.  Recently installed Crucial 256gb mSATA SSD.  TrackPoint and TrackPad worked fine until yesterday.  I also use a Lenovo Bluetooth mouse, purchased three months ago, and all three forms of GUI cursor navigation worked fine until yesterday.  I used a wired USB mouse to navigate while (1) uninstalling and reinstalling the Bluetooth mouse drivers. (2) I found a thread on this site that spoke of disabling and re-enabling the TrackPoint and the TrackPad in the BIOS.  When both are enabled, neither works.  When the TrackPad is disabled, the TrackPoint works.  When the TrackPoint is enabled and the TrackPad remains enabled, nothing works.  I have uninstalled the UltraNav drivers and installed the current Synaptics driver (from their site), 16.2.21.0 dated 10/26/2012.  I then alternatively disabled and enabled TrackPoint and TrackPad in BIOS as above, and the result is the same. I've deleted the driver subdirectory that contains the UltraNav driver.  I did that before installing the Synaptics driver.  When I use Lenovo Solutions to search for updates, it asks me to download Synaptics UltraNav driver 16.2.5.0, which I then download and installed.  fn-f8, however, says that both TrackPoint and TrackPad must be enabled in the BIOS for UltraNav to work.  When I do that and press fn-f8, I am ... Read more

Answer:UltraNav driver issue Win7 - X220

is there another driver that works on the x220 for the ultranav AND also works with the thinkpad ultranav usb keyboard>

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I have not been able to 'plug in' my AC adaptor properly for almost 6 months. It always slides out a little after plugging in. At first, it was just a tiny problem and I managed to wiggle it manually. But now I cannot even charge unless I wiggle it for a good 10-15 minutes to find a good 'spot' then physically hold the cord in place. I thought it was the AC, but having tried a new AC adaptor that changed nothing, I started to think it's the DC. Called Lenovo today,  but was told that DC is not covered by warranty (although my machine is still under warranty). I don't know why it's not under warranty, as quite a number of threads have reported this issue here. Anyway, Lenovo asked me to just find a local service provider if I want to have a check up and change the DC (not keen on sending in the machine), but would changing the DC affect my warranty? (If it requires opening up the machine..etc). p.s. Lenovo Switzerland is very unhelpful in this regard (called them 5 times and was passed around to different people), so I had to post the question here. Thanks in advance.    

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I am fairly technical and usually able to troubleshoot most problems, but I am stumped.   I have had intermitted loss of internet connectivity since shortly after (maybe right away) I bought my X220 a few months ago.  The machine will lose internet connectivity and regain it randomly.  Other machines working through the same router will have internet connectivity and the X220 has no problem directly connecting to the router.  It does not appear to be a DNS issue since I try pinging 8.8.8.8 as a test.  I am able to log into my router just fine though.  It is very strange that the router connects to the internet, I connect to the router but the computer doesn't connect to the internet.  I assume this has some software component to the problem, but don't know what. The issue are worse when I am using mobile broadband, but still occurs at my house.  System ConfigurationX220 4286CTOCore i5-2410 2.3ghzWindows 7 64bit Home PremiumBios: 8DEET50WW 1.2 7/7/20114GBIntel Centrino Andavnced-N Wimax 6250- Intel Centrino Andavnced-N AGN Driver v14.0.1.2 12/21/2010- Intel Centrino WiMax 6250 Diver v6.2.1007.26 1/18/2011Other Network Adapters Installed- Blueooth PAN- Bluetoooth RFCOMM Protocol TD- Hamachi Network Interface- Intel 82568LM Gigagbit- MSFT Virtual WiFi Miniport Adaptner- PDANet Broadband AdapterHave Access Connections installed 

Answer:X220 Strange Internet connectivity issue

hey daveboston,welcome to the forums.it's hard to say what's going on here but if you could, could you uninstall the current network drivers (wireless and wired) from your system and then let win7 install its generic drivers. Also remove all other network adapters that you have listed.once generic drivers has been installed, test your unit with your router via wireless as well as wired connection. see if there is any difference then head over to http://support.lenovo.com , download and install the wired and wireless network driver for your unit and test again.





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I wanted more capacity so foolishly replaced my trouble free 256gb Samsung 830 SSD with the 480GB Corsair Neutron GTX SSD on my Thinkpad X220 (should have stuck with Samsung) and whilst the Neutron GTX is hyper-fast, its giving me a problem. When i try to shut down Windows 7 (Pro 64 bit OEM), the notebook freezes at the "windows shutting down" screen (happens around 1 in 5 times) and i'm forced to remove the battery or hold down the power button to switch off the notebook. When i switch on the notebook again i get the message:"2100: Detection Error on HDD0 (Main HDD)"Pressing escape a few times does finally take me into Windows and everything works ok until i get the same issue again a few shutdowns later. I've formatted the SSD and re-installed Windows 7 again (in AHCI mode) but the problem still exists. This issue did NOT exist with the Samsung 830 SSD. The BIOS is up to date, ALL hardware drivers/firmware are up to date. I'm thinking perhaps the Corsair SSD is faulty so will test it in my desktop to see if i can replicate the issue. But before i do that, can anyone suggest other possible solutions?





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Answer:Issue with Corsair Neutron GTX SSD in Thinkpad X220

psychopomp1, can you tell me what BIOS version is installed please? I'll then contact our engineering team and see if they can help. Gareth.Corsair PR, Europe

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Ahh the joys of parenting teens. While my kids were watching online videos we manged to attrack the unwanted attentions of Antivirus XP 2008. By the time I approached the computer in the morning, this monster had taken over my screen and my web browser, sending everything to fake google sites. We are running windows XP with Fsecure as our virus checker. Using another computer I learned about Malawarebytes as the solution for fixing this problem. It worked, or so I thought. The program found 76 problems and reported them all fixed. The screen was back to normal, I could actually search like a normal person. I was happy. Until the next day. It has since gone down hill from there.

Problems that we are encountering.

Windows randomly shuts down. No rhyme or reason. It will shut down using firefox, incredimail, or just while playing solitaire.
Frequent "firefox has encountered a problem and must close" or "explorer has encountered a problem and must close" boxes, some times they can be ignored but just results in more boxes piling on top of existing boxes until I shut down the program. Some times the "problem" message simply immediately shuts down the program itself, saving me the hassle.
I am also getting random "corrupt file, please run checkdisk" messages, always with a different file that is "corrupt". Check disk is not showing corrupt files.
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Answer:Deleted Antivirus Xp 2008 Still Beating Me Up

See if you can get this scan to run:Please download ATF Cleaner by Atribune & save it to your desktop. alternate download link DO NOT use yet.Please download and install SUPERAntiSpyware FreeDouble-click SUPERAntiSypware.exe and use the default settings for installation.An icon will be created on your desktop. Double-click that icon to launch the program.If asked to update the program definitions, click "Yes". If not, update the definitions before scanning by selecting "Check for Updates". (If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and unzip into the program's folder.)Under the "Configuration and Preferences", click the Preferences... button.Click the "General and Startup" tab, and under Start-up Options, make sure "Start SUPERAntiSpyware when Windows starts" box is unchecked.Click the "Scanning Control" tab, and under Scanner Options, make sure the following are checked (leave all others unchecked):Close browsers before scanning.Scan for tracking cookies.Terminate memory threats before quarantining.Click the "Close" button to leave the control center screen and exit the program.Do not run a scan just yet.Reboot your computer in "Safe Mode" using the F8 method. To do this, restart your computer and after hearing your computer beep once during startup (but before the Windows icon appears) press the F8 key repeatedly. A menu will appear wit... Read more

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OMFG I have been working on this network for like 6 hours straight I have done everything that I know to do and still can't get this thing to work. I am going to give you all of the information...it's kind of complex so bear with me(well complex to me any way).

1) Sattelite Internet, Skynet Modem
IP Address: 203.110.192.70
Subnet mask: 255.255.255.252
Default Gateway: 203.110.192.69
DNS 1: 202.5.191.30
DNS 2: 202.5.191.60

Connects to:

2) Linksys Router, BEFSR41v4
Static IP
IP Address: 203.110.192.70
Subnet mask: 255.255.255.252
Default Gateway: 203.110.192.69
DNS 1: 202.5.191.30
DNS 2: 202.5.191.60

Connects to:

3) 24 port switch

Connects to:
(This is where my Problem is)

4) Linsys Wireless Router, WRT54GS
Internet works fine from hard line up to this point.
IP address 192.168.1.7,
Subnet mask: 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway: 192.168.1.1

Local IP: 192.168.5.1
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0

Here is the tricky part of all of this, I have upgraded all firmware on all routers on the network. I have the exact same router connected to the same switch with almost the same settings as this one. The only thing that is different is the IP address and the Local IP. The second wireless router is working fine. I have tried to talk to linksys, they know less than me Ithink ... Read more

Answer:Help me stop beating my head against the wall!!!

Okay, I can see why you might be getting frustrated here! You're trying to use your last router strictly as a switch! This is possible, but takes the right configuration.

Here's what I did to make this work:

First, make sure that your switch is NOT connected to the 'Internet' port. It has to be on one of the switch's ports. I made that mistake with our BEFSR41, and I took down the entire segment.

Next, I gave the router a static internal and public IP that matched.

Next, I disabled DHCP. I wanted the gateway to be assigning IPs.

Lastly, I disabled NAT. I didn't want this router messing with my traffic in anyway.

This worked for us. The computer I'm using now is set up in this fashion, and I haven't had any troubles accessing the network (and I can obviously get on the internet). It doesn't sound like you'll have any trouble with these steps, but just in case, you can find the documentation for your wireless router at this link. Also, I've attached pictures of our setup.
 

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Hello forum,

I understand the title seems like a recurring question. I just got off a chat session with MSFT Support after asking about W10 upgrade reactivation when a major hardware change had been performed. I was led to believe I could just ring them and let them know my Motherboard and CPU had been changed in order to have W10 reactivated, but it seems this criteria has now been changed?

My support rep said I would need my old W7 key in order to reactivate or just buy a new license. When I explained this computer had been running on the same hardware and installation for quite a while and I no longer had the activation key and the installation ID was wiped as W10 installed so the only proof I had a legitimate copy of W7 was my W10 free upgrade.. I was told I need to buy a new license, case closed.

So.. now one of my computers will become useless unless I buy a new license, but how does it make sense for users with old PCs running W7 and upgrading to W10 for free looking for a refresh, but it will still require to buy the license anyway if we have to make big hardware changes instead of buying a whole new PC?

I see most of you people have been able to get Windows reactivated after a MOBO/CPU change, so I am very confused as to why MSFT treated my case differently. Did I miss anything?

Thanks for your time.

Answer:Hardware changes (Beating a dead horse, I know)

Rules are simple and clear in EULA. Windows 10 is transferable if original licence was standalone (retail). If original licence was oem it is not.

This is not a change in policy, it is just that MS are stricter now in enforcing this policy.

Consider a person who has extensive surgery to look like somebody else. No matter what they are still the original person - it is the brain that defines the person. The same is true of a pc. The mobo is the brains of a pc - you can change all the attached devices but it is still the same brains.

I do not think you are correct saying most have been able to get it reactivated. Where they have done so will be because original licence was retail.

Some people have persuaded MS the mobo change was a like for like replacement, and have got oem versions reactivated but that is definitely not the norm.

The really unfortunate case is where original licence was retail but you have lost the key.

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My system has run great since installing Vista..

In the past couple of days, though, my hard drive has started peaking and freezing the system until it is finished doing whatever it is doing.. I can even hear it 'scratching', something I've never heard from it before..

I thought maybe it was web related, but it does it even if I'm not running IE.. It usually takes about 2.5 mins to complete, and happens about twice an hour.. Very annoying as I'm trying to finish a large project and I'm worried my hard drive is crashing.

I've scanned for viruses and malware and found nothing.

Should I back up the important stuff and run chkdsk?

I check the task manager processes and don't see anything standing out as abnormal.. I have no idea why it is doing this..

-Matthew

Answer:Hard drive beating itself up.. crashing?

Turn off HD indexing, its probably just indexing files for faster searches. Did you just install vista?

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Hello forum,

I understand the title seems like a recurring question. I just got off a chat session with MSFT Support after asking about W10 upgrade reactivation when a major hardware change had been performed. I was led to believe I could just ring them and let them know my Motherboard and CPU had been changed in order to have W10 reactivated, but it seems this criteria has now been changed?

My support rep said I would need my old W7 key in order to reactivate or just buy a new license. When I explained this computer had been running on the same hardware and installation for quite a while and I no longer had the activation key and the installation ID was wiped as W10 installed so the only proof I had a legitimate copy of W7 was my W10 free upgrade.. I was told I need to buy a new license, case closed.

So.. now one of my computers will become useless unless I buy a new license, but how does it make sense for users with old PCs running W7 and upgrading to W10 for free looking for a refresh, but it will still require to buy the license anyway if we have to make big hardware changes instead of buying a whole new PC?

I see most of you people have been able to get Windows reactivated after a MOBO/CPU change, so I am very confused as to why MSFT treated my case differently. Did I miss anything?

Thanks for your time.

Answer:Hardware changes (Beating a dead horse, I know)

Rules are simple and clear in EULA. Windows 10 is transferable if original licence was standalone (retail). If original licence was oem it is not.

This is not a change in policy, it is just that MS are stricter now in enforcing this policy.

Consider a person who has extensive surgery to look like somebody else. No matter what they are still the original person - it is the brain that defines the person. The same is true of a pc. The mobo is the brains of a pc - you can change all the attached devices but it is still the same brains.

I do not think you are correct saying most have been able to get it reactivated. Where they have done so will be because original licence was retail.

Some people have persuaded MS the mobo change was a like for like replacement, and have got oem versions reactivated but that is definitely not the norm.

The really unfortunate case is where original licence was retail but you have lost the key.

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Howdy.

A few days ago, my computer contracted a trojan called 'TR/Crypt.XPACK.Gen [trojan]' infected my system. After a few scans with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, the free edition of Avira Antivir Personal did not find it anymore. Instead, it began finding another trojan called 'TR/Trash.Gen [trojan]'.

I did some Googling for some suggestions on how to remove this from my system. One simple solution I found was on MajorGeeks.com which called for disabling System Restore, rebooting, then reenabling it. After the reboot, I ran a few scans with Avira, and it seemed like that worked. But after the most recent scan, which was early this morning, I saw that was far from the truth.

AdAware 2008 Free and Anti-Malware also are finding a strange registry entry called MS Juan, which does not seem to want to go away, despite however many times I delete it, and reboot my computer.

Ever since this thing infected my computer, I've noticed that my internet surfing has become just a tad more sluggish than normal, and I've been seeing pop-up ads on websites that do not normally have them.

Any help that I could recieve in beating this thing out of my system once and for all would be very much appreciated.

-Confucius

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:21:15 PM, on 5/31/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16640)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
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Answer:Solved: Need help beating a trojan from my system

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Please see the log below. I have Norton 2009 active, cleaned with Malawarebytes, Lavasoft and Spybot. Vundo keep coming back. I do recognize some entries as potential viruses but probably not all.Thanks in advance for any helpHiJackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 17:46, on 2009-04-01Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16791)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVMVFM\LVPrcSrv.exeC:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\AOLacsd.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\cisvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\CTsvcCDA.exeC:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\VPN Client\cvpnd.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\PIF\{B8E1DD85-8582-4c61-B58F-2F227FCA9A08}\PIFSvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVCOMSER\LVComSer.exeC:\Progra... Read more

Answer:Vundo keeps beating Malawarebytes and Norton

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.comDDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Follow the instructio... Read more

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I am about to give up. This computer is used by my kids - they break it and I am supposed to fix it. Passed by it a few days ago and noticed the AVG icon was not visible. Anti-virus was shut down and I could not get to any anti-virus sites. Finally reinstalled AVG and it found a virus - I-Worm/Bagle. Then the trojans started. Now everytime I start the pc AVG detects a few new trojans.

Have scanned with AVG, Housecall, Norton online. Ran ad-aware. The trojans and pop-ups keep coming back. This machine is running Windows XP (give me good old Windows 98 anytime).

I would appreciate any help you can give me.
Thanks, Kathy

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 4:04:17 PM, on 6/23/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Manager\ViewMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\vidctrl\vidctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_02\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Updater.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe
C:\Program Files\Cas\Client\casclient.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
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Hello, With the X220 Tablet, if I have a secondary display attached and the desktop set to 'extend the desktop', then touches are displayed as being invoked on the secondary display, even though I am clicking on the primary (tablet) display. Does anybody else get this effect?

Answer:X220 Tablet: Issue with touches and secondary display

Yes, received my x220 yesterday and have the exact same problem! This actually means that you cannot use touch when connected to your external monitor, which is NOT good!!! I do hope a technician can come back to us about this. Henrik

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My x220 tablet is haveing issues with the graphics card shutting off. I purchased my x220t about 3 months ago and I have begun to have a reacurring problem. I will be running CAD 2011, nothing 3D, and the screen will spontanneously go black. 5 seconds later, it will restart and an issue report will pop up in the bottom right and corner of the screen. This issue is a real problem since I bought this laptop for engineering and with an i5 processor, CAD sould be running fine. I did not expect the graphics card to be a limiting factor since I am only using 2D visualls right now. I have tried to find similar if others have had a similar issue but I can not find anything. What should I do? ps, I have a screen shot of the info but I am unable to post it.

Answer:Lenovo x220 tablet graphic card issue

hey jwismer, could you uninstall the current graphic driver for you unit; let windows install its generic drivers and then test your unit with your CAD software.does the same problem occur?later, head to http://support.lenovo.com and install the latest graphic driver that is available there.





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Hello, While cleaning the keyboard and lifting up the space bar the centre white bumper was broken. See photo (sorry for the poor quality):  Now the space bar will only work if pressed directly in the middle and with extra 'force'. What should I do? I could try supergluing the disconnected pieces...if this does not work is my only other option to order some kind of replacement piece?Thanks.K

Answer:X220: space bar issue due to broken centre bumper

I'd just get a replacement keyboard, they aren't that expensive. Plenty on ebay.
 
http://www.ebay.ca/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p5197.m570.l1313&_nkw=X220+keyboard&_sacat=See-All-C...

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I regularly use Lenovo update to check for any new drivers/updates. After an update to bios 1.25, my computer attempted to reboot, but it never really shut down. After 15 minutes of just black screen, I pulled the battery to force it off. When I attempted to reboot, no POST, just black screen. The Thinklight and green lights will flash, but nothing happens. So, I called Lenovo, and went through some basic troubleshooting which did not help. This all happened on Sunday, January 29th.  On Monday, January 30th, I called Lenovo again, and they said it would take about 2 weeks to :- send me the box- I send my laptop in- They fix it- They ship it back to me. I couldn't afford to wait 2 weeks, so Lenovo suggested me to find a Business partner locally. Lenovo site led me to Microserve in Burnaby, BC, Canada. I dropped it off on Monday, and they called me back on Tuesday to let me know that the mainboard needs to be replaced and ETA for the part is February 2nd, Thursday. Work will take 1-2 business days. So I waited. No update on Thursday, Friday or Monday (February 6th).  I called Microserve and they then told me that the part is not available, and they have no idea when it will come. They said they will look into it. So, I called Lenovo directly and asked them to follow up with this business partner about the part order. Today, I received a call from Microserve, telling me that the part MAY arrive in 2 weeks, and they will fix it WHENEVER the... Read more

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I have X220 which I enjoyed very much for the last one year. Warranty is just expired and unfortunately the system starts act crazy. I decided to reformat and go back to factory setting stage by using Rescue and Recovery. I could get to the Full Restore and could click full factory restore. The system ask me to restart but instead reformat the HD, the previous OS kicks in and reboot as previous setting. Please help!!!

Answer:X220 factory restore issue with Rescue and Recovery

Do you have Lenovo_Recovery patrition (Q: ) with several .wim files on that? Or do you have Factory_Recovery Media (CD+3xDVD or USB stick) with factory image?

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Hi all  I have realy strange problem with my lenovo x220. So...When I connect displayport cable into my lenovo, system restarts. It occurs only when second device (projector) is turn on. System restarts everytime, also during windows 8 loading.I tried update intel graphics driver and reinstall it but it doesn't work. Someone have any idea how can I fix it? Thank You in advance!Mateusz

Answer:DisplayPort issue - x220 restarts after cable connecting

do you have another displayport cable to try?

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Hi,
 
I want to report issue with Lenovo X220 and Lotus Notes 8.5.x.
Problem is that Lotus Notes has missing some of its buttons.
Example if you try to forward message send button is not visible untill you refresh screen by pressing F5
I think problem is with Intel display drivers.
 
If you uninstall driver and use "standarg vga" all is working ok.
I have tested all Intel drivers that you can download on Lenovos site but everyone have same issue.
 
Also tested this with multiple computers and all have this same issue.
 
Any ideas?













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Answer:Graphics issue wih ThinkPad X220 and Lotus Notes 8.5

have you tried the standard intel video driver from intel's own website?

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There's a 48-page discussion on the backlight bleeding of the x220 on the Lenovo forums (http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/X-Series-ThinkPad-Laptops/Faint-Ghosting-on-X220-IPS-screen/td-p/435201). There are also many smaller threads regarding problems with the x220 IPS screen and to a lesser extent the x230 screen. I recently purchased an x230 and experienced bleeding. Due to my onsite warranty IBM support came and replaced the screen- but the new one still had bleeding. Another engineer came out, brought a new back-panel (because the flex of the panel seemed to be causing it) and said "this isn't broken- I have seen lots of x220s and x230s with this problem- its a design default". Could I challenge Lenovo to provide me with an x230 IPS screen which does not bleed? I cannot believe Lenovo released/designed a laptop with such a glaring (no pun intended) fault. Has anyone here got an x230 (or x220) IPS screen where there is absolutely no backlight bleeding on a dark background?

Answer:All x220 and x230 IPS screens have backlight bleeding issue?

All X230 and X220 LG IPS will have some degree of bios bleed, it is just matter of severity.

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Hi I have lenovo X220 tablet laptop. Recently I changed my windows to windows ten and I have lost my touch screen software. Please reply me asap how can I get it back?

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the 'Silent Banker Trojan Horse' -- wtf???
http://www.internetnews.com/mobility/article.php/3750501/Beating+Online+Fraud+With+a+Phone.htm
 

Answer:Beating Online Fraud With a Phone - PhoneFactor

Strange 1st post on this forum.
Are you advertising another forum, a service or spamming?
 

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Phishing virus “Silent Trojan Banker” targeted 400 banks and screeeeeeeched thousands of online banking users to a halt.

It ain’t that hard folks:

http://www.marketwatch.com/news/sto...16987-EB36-4FC3-B62C-8DD6AFD3E147}&siteid=rss

http://IwantMyphonefactor.com
 

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Good morning - This is mostly directed at Lenovo Support Staff, but also to those with a X220 Tablet or similar.After hours of troubleshooting, I finally found the cause of my Windows 7 Pro Shutdown issue. The Tablet would hang at Shutdown, then BSOD.  I systematically removed drivers until I found the cause.The current installed version of the Thinkpad Tablet Button Driver, Version 1.04.0.0 as installed by System Update was the culprit.  As soon as I uninstalled that driver, no more issues. I have yet to try the driver that is available from Windows Update - if I have a similar issue, I will go ahead and update this post. Hopefully this will provide some enlightenment to those few who've had to track down a similar issue, and let's hope Lenovo will respond. *Edit*I realize this is in the wrong forum.  Can the Moderator please move it to the X-Series Tablet Forum?  Thanks













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Answer:Lenovo X220 Driver Issue - Hang at Shutdown then BSOD

Hi Nradonich,
 
I appreciate your support on the issue, but if you mark it as an "Accepted Solution"! This will help the rest of the Community with similar issues identify the verified solution and benefit from it.
 
Hope this helps!
 
Best regards,
Hemanth Kumar





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We discovered this problem in early August with our new X220 tablets.  We have a 1-to-1 tablet pc program.  About 75% of our freshmen class has experienced this issue.  The tablets are running on battery power with the extended battery slice.  The units will spontaneously just power off.  Not a clean shutdown but just a power off.  The batteries are in various states when this happens, most of the time both batteries are almost fully charged.  I've witnessed this dozens of times with the students in my classes.  We found out that this also is affecting another high school in our consortium.  We bulk purchase our tablets with several other high schools.  The other high school that is experiencing this issue has the same model and the same manufacturer date 6-11-2012.  We estimate 200-300 units are affected between the two schools.  Lenovo product engineers are working on finding the source of the problem, but we currently have many frustrated students and parents.  Just curious if anyone else has seen this issue with X220 tablets and slices that were manufactured around the first part of June?













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Answer:Sudden Power Off Issue on X220 Tablet with Battery Slice

My X220 tablet with a splice battery has the following issue: If you don't set the laptop down very gingerly while holding the external  splice battery firmly against the laptop, it shuts off entirelyYou then have to take out splice and main battery and put them back in and rebootPower mode set up is hibernateIf you use sleep mode, it shuts down if it shifts around a little while in backpackFor such a rugged design, you wouldn't expect this to happen.  Any ideas on how to correct this? thanks 

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Google Chrome Grows in February Beating IE and Firefox

These first two months of 2010 may end up being the beginning of a new trend. At the start of the past month, Net Applications site revealed that the Google Chrome browser gained a minor .6% of global usage share in January. Whereas, Firefox and Internet Explorer both dropped market shares during the last month.

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Tech Insight: Beating Bots And Scareware On A Budget.

Free tools, like the Squid Web caching proxy, can add extra layers of protection for your users

But Web filtering is just one layer of defense. It's based on blacklisting mechanisms, which are not foolproof. You also such need technologies as intrusion prevention systems, proper security practices (like principle of least-privilege), and application whitelisting on desktops.Click to expand...

-- Tom
 

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I am trying to connect to our wireless network at work.  I have verified that my settings are correct with the other X220s that we have connecting to our network.  When the connections fails and I select "help me fix this" I get four error messages. Thanks in advance if anybody has any ideas. Connection status:  Not connectedCause:  The driver disconnected while associating.Error code:  229378Recommended actions:The selected wireless network is out of range or unavailable.  Move to a location that is closer to the access point and try again.Verify that the encryption settings (WEP/TKIP/AES) specified in this profile match those expected by the wireless network.Verify that the wireless adapter in your computer has not been restricted from accessing the radio channels being used by the wireless network.Verify that the wireless network name (SSID) is specified correctly. The SSID is case sensitive.If the problem persists, contact your network administrator and provide the troubleshooting information below.Adapter Details***************                                                Adapter name  Intel(R) WiFi Link 1000 BGN         &nbs... Read more

Answer:X220 - Access Connections Wireless issue - Driver disconnected while associating

 I share your pain with same Intel WiFi Link 1000 bgn.  After many, many hours yesterday I am now solidly running Wireless N at 144 Mbps on a LinkSys E4200, 99% reception from 30 feet away.   Previous to yesterday I could not get 'N' to work at all. First, if you have a newer dual frequency Router, this Intel adapter only supports 2.4ghz.. 1. I am using Access Connections 5.85, Windows 7 2. Router: 2.4 Ghz Network Mode: Mixed 3. On my LinkSys router Channel: Auto NEVER worked for either  'G' or 'N'.  I picked channel 4 by chance and things got better.  No further experiments.  3. Channel Width: Auto (20mhz or 40mhz). 4. Earlier forums indicate WPA2-P and AES must be selected.  That's what I am running. 5. Numerous references to "power" conflicts.  Set all Power Management to Maximum Power. (Control Panel -> Device Manager ->Network Adapters -> Intel WiFi Link 1000 bgn -> Power Management)(Access Connections -> Wireless Settings -> 4. Advanced Configuration-> Maximum Performance) If you followed these steps, Wireless G should be working stabily for you now. Now for the secret sauce to make Wireless N work:  go to http://communities.intel.com/message/82098#82098See Feb 3, 2010 post How to get 5100 AGN to connect at N speed?I am indebted to this guy. Save the instructions!  For some reason my EDGE 14 wireless totally quit this week and that... Read more

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Hello everyone, I'm got a Lenovo X220 Tablet 4296-2YU, and I'm having some performance issues with it.It freezes for a few milliseconds (you can notice this while playing something on Youtube and you'll notice the audio is freezing for 0.001 ms, or watching the mouse cursor very closely and you'll see it is getting stuck)It also have poor boot time. Anyway, I look for the cause and found the following interesting event viewer notification attached here.It is not synced with the freezing issue on the timeline, but i think it is related. It says someting like : "the speed of processor 2 in group 0 is being limited by system firmware. the processor has been in this reduced performance state for..." Does anyone have this Warning message while using the computer ?You can look for it under: Computer manage -Event Viewer - Windows - System   As some of you may think, i already did a full check for :Windows updates - Fully updatedLenovos updates - Fully updatedHard Drive test - PassedCPU test - PassedGPU test - PassedMemory test - Passed

Answer:X220 Tablet 4296-2YU Performance issue with strange Event viewer warning

Lenovo 42962WU upgraded to 8gb of RAM here, Hi, I have experienced the same general slowness; very annoying. Thank you for checking the Event Viewer, didn't think of it.I have the exact same event listed; I googled it ("kernel processor power event 37", first result), turns out it's got to do with which power plan you're on; one that favourites too low of a performance bottlenecks the CPU, resulting in horribly low performance. The problem seems to completely go away when on a high performance power plan. I am fairly sure of which specific power settings to change, wouldn't mind confirmation though.Go to Power Manager in Advanced mode, to your favourite power saving plan and toggle System settings > System performance & CPU Deeper Sleep. 

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Hi everybody!I am happy to announce that the problem in title has been solwed!To find out more, contact Oleh (mandriva64(at)gmail.com)!Hope you will make a donation for his work.  





X220, IPS, Intel Core i7-2620m, 8 gb, Samsung 840 pro 256 gb, eGPU + Zotac AMP GeForce GTX 670.

Answer:X220 16Gb 1866 + eGPU and 100% CPU Load or black screen issue is solved!

X220, IPS, Intel Core i7-2620m, 8 gb, Samsung 840 pro 256 gb, eGPU + Zotac AMP GeForce GTX 670.

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Question: pulsing cursor

The cursor pulses rapidly with the blue circle behind it. Especially bad in Word documents. Any ideas?

Answer:pulsing cursor

This generally means there is something going on. Run your Virus Scanner. And also Download Hijackthis, for others too get a heads up. Leave a Post here.

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Question: Sound is pulsing

When I play movies on my computer, the video is slow and the sound is pulsing.  Everything worked a few days ago.  My computer is new and has plenty of memory, Windows 7 and Realtek digital video output.

Answer:Sound is pulsing

Try VLC player...Where are these movies from ? ?

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Question: Screen pulsing?

Hi,

My computer screen gets a pulse and it really annoys me becauses its always pulsing/throbbing when im reading, i have an old LG Studio Works 700S

Im gona go out on a limb here and guess you want me to buy a new screen, before you say that, Im not going to buy one xD
 

Answer:Screen pulsing?

That definitely sounds like a monitor problem to me.

Try another monitor and see if the problem disappears.

Regards Howard
 

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OK so to start with the computer got soda spilled on it and I'm trying to fix it. I took it all apart and dried it all out and left it over night to try and get it all dry. I put it back together today and it is not starting the power comes on and fan spins but than goes right back off. I have also not seen any thing on the screen yet not sure it its bad or just from in not starting. Not sure if its just done or if anyone knows what it could be or a fix for it.
Thanks
 

Answer:Laptop Pulsing on and off

Rather than letting it dry, did you use distilled water to flush the soda off of the hardware?
Soda is acidic. Put something with rust in Coke and it eats off the rust.
If you did not rinse off the soda, your motherboard contacts and other metal parts might be etched by the soda.
 

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Question: E535 Pulsing Fan

Just in case anyone was thinking about going with a 535 for the AMD chipset and hoping it would not have the fan issue, don't. I received my 535 a few days ago through the VA and it has the same issue.   Once the fan kicks in, it pulsates up and down until I restart.  

Answer:E535 Pulsing Fan

Hi corpgator,thanks for posting your concerns in regard to this issue. I'm surprised that it is also happening to the E535. I'd like to check up on this further and was wondering if Which BIOS do u have installed and how does it happen? Does it pulse when you run a specific software orafter upon a certain period of time?Hope to hear back. Regards

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Hi,

My previous montior kept pulsing which made me annoyed so i got a brand new one and its doing the same thing but worse what could make it do this?
 

Answer:Monitor keeps pulsing

Electrical interference. Try plugging it into different outlets to be sure the power itself isn't causing this. If that doesn't fix it you'll have to move the monitor to a different physical location.
 

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HiI owns x220 4290-BH7 model.I recently installed msata (MyDigitalSSD 128GB 50mm Bullet Proof mSATA) on x220.I did a fresh installation of Win7 32-bit on the msata with all the windows update and Lenovo - Updates and Drivers. When i dock or undock the x220 on ultrabase 3, the win7 freezes. I do not have this problem when i boot from my other/previous ssd (1.8") on regular hard drive slot. Is there any suggestion to fix the problem? Thanks.

Answer:x220 - computer freezes when x220 docks/undocks on ultrabase 3 with msata ssd

fyi.my other drive is intel x25-m sata ssd.

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Can anyone help,
I have a compaq presaio cq61

the other day the screen went dark, could just see the screen in the background, scrolled through forums and decided that it could be the inverter.
Purchased and fitted a new one screen lights up fine but now is continuously pulsating. Does anyone have an idea on this, could it be the wrong inverter? or other problems.

Your help in this would be extremely appreciated.
 

Answer:Laptop screen pulsing

The LCD panel could be bad...
 

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WLan Client error message saying that there was an error whilst loading XML decryption key which may be either missing or corrupt. This thing is like the living dead - no amount of deleting/erasing/stopping (via 'Task Manager') has any effect - it just keeps coming back and prevents ANY other activity on the m/c.Any bright ideas for its removal??

Answer:XML decryption error with 4 second pulsing!

As with most things in life, the only way to get a job done is to do it yourself!!! This problem was due to a conflict between new wireless software recently installed for Virginmedia and previous Vodafone mobile broadband software - obvious solution, uninstall all software/references pertaining to Vodafone - job done!!All those geniuses out there and a simple charity receptionist solved the problem!!!

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Hi Yesterday first time my screen gets flickering, restart solved this problem , but display starts to pulsing, its really annoying , esspecialy when brightness is set to high. Can Bios update solve this problem??

Answer:X120e Display pulsing ; /

This is probably VariBright in Catalyst. Turn it off completely.

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My PC is now 3 years old. I got it from Evesham & from new I had problems with it not booting. The fan would come on for a second and then all power would be lost to everything but the power light which would slowly pulse. Eventually they fixed it but on turning it on again after returning from holiday recently the same thing started happening again. I replaced the PSU and it worked fine until today when it failed again. The hard drive seems ok but I don't know if it will re-start when I next have to re-boot it. I left it unplugged for a while and it is now working (temporarily). Also my screen no longer shows the POST and just comes on with the XP 'welcome' sign, and the mouse stops working after the pc hibernates. I have not changed any BIOS settings. Appreciate any thoughts.

Answer:Power light pulsing

I would say, from my experience it could be your motherboard. Its not distributing power properly and causing problems. Also there is a setting on most boards are set to hide the post by default. Because its gone back to that it could mean its lost all settings and gone back to that. Bit just a guess :)

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A little hard to explain. My google side bar (weather, note pad, pictures, time) started pulsing. I tracked it down to Outlook express. When I opened my mail the pulsing stopped. About the only thing I fiddled with lately was the Windows Search 4. I removed it based on a post here that it is not necessary. Any hints where to look for a problem.
 

Answer:Solved: Pulsing Google

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I've got an annoying problem with Vista
When I have open windows on my desktop that are displaying things like system specs, my computer, control panel, etc. the boarder of my windows flashes or pulses. Everytime it pulses it keeps me from scrolling and shuts any open drop down windows. It even keeps me from using my start menu. I've run NOD32 virus scan and Spyware Doctor but have come up with nothing, don't know if this is a graphics problem or what. Can anyone help?
 

Answer:Pulsing Windows Boarders

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i have somewhat neglected this issue since i put my computer together since it hasn't really been a big deal, but it has happened 3 times in 3 days so i'm starting to worry whatever is wrong might be getting worse.

What happens is sometimes when i'm on my computer it will begin to lag/freeze for about a second every other second. So it goes like this freeze... normal... freeze... normal... freeze... and it doesn't end. There doesn't seem to be anything causing this problem cause it happens while i'm playing games, sometimes just after turning on my computer or while i'm just browsing the internet. When it happens i just restart my computer and everything goes back to normal so not it's a huge issue, but i'm curious what might be causing this problem.

cpu temps are you usually pretty stable at about 40C and peak at about 50 during intense gaming.

E8400 - cpu
OCZ 700W - psu
OCZ Reaper pc2 6400 2 x 1 gig - ram
windows xp 32bit
evga 8800gt - gpu
gigabyte ga-x38-ds4 - motherboard
seagate 250 gb - hdd
 

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ACQUIRED AN HP DV76C43CL AND THINGS WERE GOING GOOD AS I RESTORED IT TO FACTORY SETTINGS-ALL THROUGH THE RESTORE NO PROBLEMS THEN I GET DONE AND AFTER RESTART - THE SCREEN STARTS THIS PULSING OFF AN ON- THE KB LITES ARE ON PLUS F11 (ORANGE) AND THEN AFTER SOME 8  SCREEN PULSES THE MACHINE SHUTS DOWN - WONT TURN ONWITHOUT A HARD RESET -[-------------MOTHERBOARD?

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Hi, i'm not so good in english, so i'm sorryI have Lenovo G40-45 AMD A8-6410, this problem has happened about 3 weeks ago. I'm playing game and then the PC is dead automatically, unlike shutdown, my PC dead like the battery is repealed. And this is happen while PC on charge only. Five things i have here: 1. I played my laptop using battery is totally normal without problem2. I played my laptop using battery and charged, a few minutes later dead3. I played my laptop without battery and charged (of course), LED battery indicator pulsing several time (Red light) and then dead4. This problem only while i played a game5. PC on normal use and charged doesn't have any problem This topic may make you think that my PC is overheated or something like that, i already use blower and fan, if my problem is overheated, while playing game using battery but without charge must be dead too. I'm on Win8.1 64bit Maybe someone can diagnose what happen to my PC

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Hi,     I just installed Ulitmate. It is a brand new install on a MoBo Biostar MCP6P M2+.     All the drivers are from W7 (i.e. no drivers from the MoBo vendor).     With or without applications W7 access the HDD (I can see the HDD Led access pulsing) every 2 or so seconds     Everything that I can think of has been disabled, including Indexing, Degfragging, Autorun, etc. Everything I could find out about this problem by Googling has been disabled and more to no avail. It keeps pulsing away.     At this rate I am afraid W7 will kill the HDD. Any ideas?

Answer:HDD Pulsing all the time every 2 seconds

Hi,
 
I would like to suggest you check the hard disk for errors first.
 
If the hard disk is good, I would like to suggest you update the BIOS and the Chipset drivers.
 
If it does not work, you may try to rebuild the index and check the issue after finishing rebuilding the index.
 
What’s the result?
 
Regards,Arthur Li - MSFT

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This is an update to a post from April of 2008. I use Windows Vista on a Sony laptop and from time to time when I boot up, my windows would pulse and pop up windows that allow selections such as the "shut down, restart, sleep" closes too fast to select. What I found is that I'm using an external 4 port USB hub (powered by the laptop USB port) and connected to the hub were two external hard drives and two thumb drives. If I boot up without the hub plugged in, the pulsing doesn't occur. I believe the voltage regulator, etc. cannot handle that much power sourcing during startup and that does something to Windows. If I plug the port in after startup, the pulsing never starts.
Simply unhook any external USB devices, reboot and see if that fixes your problem.
 

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Hi there,I received my Thinkpad P40 Yoga roughly 6 months ago and have not had many issues, however, for the past few weeks I've noticed my fan at times pulses with a very annoying sound.  At times when my fan runs, it sounds like it is pulsing.  Sometimes it's constant, while other times it pulses and I'm not entirely sure why.  I looked around and read a few posts stating that sometimes a BIOS update is required.  I got software from the Lenovo website to automatically update it, but the sound remains.  Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks!

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Every so often the power button on my T400s pulses green - does anyone know what causes it and if it indicates a problem ??

Answer:Green Pulsing of Power Button

Is this when it's running (not in standby)?

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