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DVD drive becomes hidden device

I have a laptop Lenovo G580 with Windows 8.1, In early days when I bought this it was working normally but now a days its DVD Drive becomes invisible. When I go to Control Panel> Device Manager> ...
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0answers
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Windows 8.1 Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro “Network Driver not properly installed”

I've just received a brand new Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro just a few hours ago, and already there seems to be a problem. Windows 8.1 keeps telling me it cannot find any networks, and when I troubleshoot ...
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0answers
37 views

Windows 8.1 drivers?

This question is related to a laptop (Lenovo G560) with "Intel HM55 chipset + Integrated Intel HD graphics w/ shared video memory". I wanted to know if windows 8.1 will run on it (At present it is ...
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1answer
43 views

How to update lenovo ThinkPad from windows 7 to windows 8

I have Lenovo ThinkPad S540 which is already installed Windows 7. But the laptop does not have a DVD player. So I cant install windows 8 using the given CD pack. But when I download Windows 8 updater ...
0
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0answers
33 views

Lenovo smart gestures stopped working with 8.1 Windows

I have a Lenovo U310 touch laptop. When I upgraded to the better 8.1 Windows, my smart gestures disappeared. I called Lenovo and they have no idea how to fix the issue or even if they are going to ...
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1answer
69 views

lenovo g500s not booting on power and battery light still on

my lenovo g500s with 4g ram and its running windows 8.1, last time it was 7% charge and there is pending update. so switched it of and plug the charger after like 10min, after like 18hours I tried to ...
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0answers
66 views

How to recover Windows 8.1 (System) Files?

I have a fairly new (purchased 8/2013) Lenovo ThinkPad T431s with Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit. It has a very tricky error coming basically 8 / 10 boots: Windows is Scanning and repairing drive... Error ...
0
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1answer
67 views

How to boot from DVD in Lenovo Y560 laptop

I'm trying to install Windows 8 from a DVD in my Lenovo Y560 laptop. However I'm unable to boot from DVD no matter what boot sequence I put. These are the following options I have. 1: USB KEY : 2: ...
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1answer
188 views

How to switch off auto brightness on a Lenovo W530

The auto brightness "feature" of Windows 8.x is driving me crazy. I would like to switch it off on my Lenovo W530. Adaptive Brightness is disabled in Power Options the Sensor Monitoring Service is ...
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0answers
38 views

Laptop Won't Recognize Touchpad

This is a weird situation. One day I found that my computer's touchpad no longer worked, so after some troubleshooting I reinstalled the drivers and all was right. However, as it turns out, the ...
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1answer
26 views

about IE 10 open in multilple windows

my windows 8.. It much faster... But When i open Internet Explorer Window it opens a new window in first time... and the IE icon in task bar is filled with IE windows, If i want to open another IE ...
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3answers
371 views

Explain the partitions on Lenovo Y500?

I have a Lenovo Y500 laptop, came with Win8, I updated it to Win8.1. I'm wondering what all the partitions do. Here is an edited screenshot of disk management: Link to picture I assume the partions ...
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260 views

Lenovo Y510p Windows 8.1 Suddenly mouse and keyboard go crazy

I just bought an Ideapad y510p and it came with windows 8.1 Everything works fine, but sometimes my mouse and keyboard stop working correctly. The mouse starts moving by itself, clicking as well. ...
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0answers
36 views

How to configure required physical movement on touchpad to move cursor over?

I try to achieve to configure my touchpad on my ThinkPad T440s so, that it requires less finger movement to move the cursor from the right end of my screen to the far left. I'm used to Apple's ...
0
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1answer
919 views

Lenovo IdeaPad u510 won't boot into Windows 8

I am a proud one year owner of an Ideapad u510 ultrabook. The ideapad came with Win 8 preinstalled on it. The machine ran fine with the Pro upgrade and then the 8.1 upgrade couple of months ago. I ...
2
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2answers
3k views

Lenovo One-Key Recovery Feature broken after resizing partition

I am in a stick situation with dual-booting Windows 8 and Ubuntu, and I want to wipe my computer to factory settings. I have a Lenovo Ideapad Y510P with Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.04 Dual-Booted. I also ...
1
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1answer
163 views

Windows 8 out of memory over time: Toke Paged consuming over 5GB

Laptop: Lenovo ThinkPad W530 As I leave my computer on for a day or so it starts to run out of memory. This continues until it freezes up completely. I've read numerous articles that has lead me to ...
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2answers
1k views

Windows 8.1 Wireless trouble with Lenovo y580

I have a Lenovo y580 laptop with a Broadcom wireless card which i bought about a year ago, now I have windows 8.1 on it, and my Wifi is completely unpredictable. My laptop worked well with win8 after ...
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4answers
9k views

Windows 8.1 killed notebook's WiFi

I was running Windows 8 on a Lenovo G780. After updating to Windows 8.1, WiFi does not work anymore - I always receive a "DNS server not responding" error. I have tried using public DNS servers from ...
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4answers
9k views

After upgrading to Windows 8.1, none of my music plays

Amazon Cloud Player just won't play the songs and fails silently. Windows media player says: "Windows Media Player cannot play the file. The Player might not support the file type or might not ...
1
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1answer
524 views

Windows 8 won't install on Lenovo E430

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E430 with Ubuntu 12.04 installed on it. Today I downloaded Windows 8 Professional and Windows 8.1 Professional (yes, really, read on) from DreamSpark. But when I boot ...
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2answers
4k views

I would like to change how the FN key affects function keys on Lenovo IdeaPad z500

So, the situation is the following. When I press the F1 button (for example), it mutes the notebook and in order to access the function keys I have to press FN. However, I'm not happy with this so ...
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693 views

Windows 8 on Lenovo ideapad z500

I recently bought a new Lenovo ideapad Z500 with only dos on it. Then during the windows 8 installation I accidentally deleted the partitions and now I have 3 partitions, 1 of them has the Type ...
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1answer
63 views

Windows 8 not booting at all

I am using a Lenovo ThinkPad Twist with Windows 8, and it isn't booting at all. It doesn't even show the Lenovo logo or anything. It makes no sound, nothing. It used to work. It stopped working after ...
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1answer
1k views

Virtualization not enabled in Windows 8, but enabled in BIOS

I have an i7-2640M processor in a Lenovo T520 laptop with the latest bios. Virtualization is enabled in the bios, and Hyper-V is enabled in Windows 8. Intels CPU tool and Speccy still report that ...
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0answers
48 views

What is my laptop SSD actually doing, and how to make the most of it? [duplicate]

I have a Lenovo IdeaPad U310 laptop which comes with a 24GB SSD. It is running Windows 8. I understand that the SSD is there to improve system performance, as it operates a lot faster than a ...
1
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0answers
321 views

ThinkPad T530 TouchPad stops responding

I have a ThinkPad T530 running Windows 8 Pro X64. I use two finger scrolling with my touchpad, and often scrolling will stop working for a few seconds, causing the cursor to just move erratically ...
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1answer
978 views

Get specific GPS location somehow on windows 8

I have been googleing a lot. As far as I can tell it will require a lot of work to get the internal GPS chip in my lenovo helix working with any kind of map software. The new stuff is that in windows ...
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0answers
24 views

Using built in GPS in windows 8 with precise location? [duplicate]

I have the lenovo helix, with a built 3g chip that features a GPS. So far every map app in the windows store is giving me the wrong location. It is in the same country, but far off. My phone is much ...
2
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2answers
604 views

Resume from hibernate fails 30% of the time if lid is closed

I have a Lenovo Z585 Ideapad which I put into hibernate frequently. When I do it manually, the machine hibernates and resumes successfully. However, if I close the lid, which I have set to Hibernate ...
1
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1answer
289 views

Possible issue with Anti Mosquito apps emitting high frequency noise

I downloaded(out of curiosity) an Anti-Mosquito application from Windows store a couple of weeks ago for my laptop(Lenovo Y560) which emits what they call a "very unique and high frequency sound" or ...
0
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0answers
73 views

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga - External Screens

I want to know if you can add external touch screens to the yoga, and whether they will work with proper gestures. I'd like to be able to dock (whatever form that takes) my Yoga with one or two 20+ ...
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1answer
58 views

These files came with my computer, in a different partition of my HDD. What do they do?

I have the following files: I know what the ones that are not surrounded by red do. What do the ones that are surrounded by red? This came with my computer, and it looks like it's on a different ...
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0answers
670 views

Creating recovery drive in Windows 8 - Factory backup v/s current system backup

I bought a Lenovo Ideapad Z500, with Windows 8 pre-installed. I want to create a recovery drive before tampering the partitioning for obvious reasons. Now, I've got two options for creating a ...
0
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1answer
247 views

Event ID: 7016 LitModeCtrl service has reported an invalid current state 32

I am getting all the time the below error in Windows Event Viewer. Throughout the web a lot of people get this error but there are no solutions to it. I was getting the error when i was using Windows ...
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1answer
461 views

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E520 Win8 64-bit Bluetooth Compatibility issues

When I try to install the Lenovo Official bluetooth driver on Win8 I get this [messages] (https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc1/400578_10152802867230198_482164324_n.jpg): my ...
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1answer
996 views

How to enable handwriting panel? (Windows 8 on a Lenovo Ideapad Yoga13)

When using my touch keyboard I can not access the handwriting panel. The keyboard comes up properly, I can choose from the standard layout and the thumbs keyboard, but the handwriting panel is not ...
0
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1answer
377 views

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E520 Wireless-adapter uncompatible with Windows8?

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad Egde E520 (1143) and I have trouble using my Wireless adapter under Win8 64-Bit. On Ubuntu 12.04. 64-bit I have no trouble. The problem is that I almost always only get a ...
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1answer
2k views

lenovo x1 carbon windows 8 frequent wifi disconnect issue

I'm having frequent wifi disconnects on my Lenovo X1 Carbon Touch laptop. I got this laptop 2 months back and it has been happening ever since about 3-5 times a day and 10 times a week on average. ...
0
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1answer
483 views

Raid 0 with Sata 3 and MSata SSDs

I have a Lenovo IdeaPad Y580 laptop, which has an MSata slot for MSata SSDs. The laptop came with a Seagate 5400 RPM 1TB HDD which I put in an external enclosure and installed an AData SP 900 Pro SSD ...
0
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1answer
939 views

Windows 8 freezes with high HDD activity

I have Window 8 (upgraded from Windows 7) installed on my Lenovo x201 and in general things are working very well. However, periodically the machine completely freezes with high hard disk activity. ...
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4answers
3k views

Laptop screen changes contrast drastically when switching from a dark to light application

I have a ThinkPad W530 running Windows 8. When I switch from any darker application to any lighter application the contrast is off and takes a second or two to adjust back. I can very clearly notice ...
3
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1answer
602 views

Three finger flick not working as expected

I've got a Lenovo y580 with both windows 7 and windows 8 installed. When I first installed Windows 8, the three finger flick to go back or forward a page in an internet or file browser worked fine. ...
2
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3answers
3k views

Can't turn on Intel 5300 Wifi on Lenovo T530

I have an Intel 5300 Wireless Card in my new Lenovo ThinkPad T530. Sometimes, when I use the Wireless switch on the side of the computer, when I turn it back on the computer still says that the Wifi ...
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1answer
1k views

Lenovo z480 running on Windows 8: fan speed control softkey is inactive

Although it is stated in the manual that the fan speed control softkey would give us four different options to choose from, but my Z480 Ideapad Lenovo on Win8 has a different scenario. Once this ...
2
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0answers
227 views

New Wireless Card in a x301 Thinkpad

I am trying to install an Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6200 into my Levovo x301 Thinkpad. I have a half card and have the gray and black wires plugged in. I replaced the bios with a version that does not ...
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1answer
2k views

Step by step guide to Windows 8 UEFI instalation?

Here is my scenario, I bought a new Samsung SSD 840 Pro and replaced my old drive in my Lenovo ThinkPad W520. I installed a fresh copy of windows 8 on my machine. Apparently it didn't install UEFI ...
4
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0answers
2k views

What OEM Windows 8 licenses exist, and how do I tell which one is installed on my laptop? [closed]

I plan to purchase a new Lenovo laptop that comes preinstalled with Windows 8 (the exact product statement is Windows 8 64). As far as I understand, that's an OEM version. The problem is that I need ...
3
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6answers
7k views

Lenovo T420 integrated camera is not working

Im using a Lenovo ThinkPad T420 with Windows 7 64-bit and my integrated webcam is not working. Skype settings always show an error (see below). I tried to install this driver but it didn't work. ...