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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: I assume the partitions are the same ...
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How to keep the function key locked on Lenovo E431?

For the Lenovo e431, how do you keep the function key locked. Right now, the default is when you press F1-F12, he multimedia controls are active. To get to the standard F1-F12, you have to hold down ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 installed but not loading in Lenovo z570

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 in my lenovo z570. during the installation i choose to erase all partition to remove my windows 8 from computer. the installation completed successfully and asked to reboot ...
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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 ...
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Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro touch screen not working anymore

I ran a bunch installers today trying to fix the Bluetooth, and now the screen touch gestures does not work anymore. Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro drivers are here: ...
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What is using up my C drive and why is it automatically restarting?

I'm facing two major problems with my Lenovo Thinkpad laptop(Windows 7, 4GB Ram) 1) Free space in my C drive is gradually decreasing. 2) My system is automatically restarting. Its happening even ...
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How to optimize battery lifespan of Lenovo Z510?

I just bought a Lenovo IdeaPad Z510 laptop, and before I boot it for the first time, I want to make sure to know the exact proper care to ensure the best optimization of the battery's (4 cell 48 ...
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How to get rid of ThinkPad “TrackPoint Scrolling Tips” dialog

UPDATE 2: NOT SOLVED AFTER ALL Unfortunately this setting gets reset after EVERY SINGLE REBOOT. Question: I have a Lenovo Thinkpad (T400) that has been configured to use the middle button above ...
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Laptop sometimes powers off during sleep; trouble diagnosing

I am trying to diagnose some issues with a friend's Lenovo IdeaPad U350 (3-4 years old), running Windows 7 Pro 64-bit: Laptop turns itself off sometimes shortly after sleeping. Generally running ...
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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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ThinkPad Yoga distorting/compressing some icons

I have a brand new TP Yoga Pro with W8.1 Pro x64 that intermittently distorts some icons and other graphics seemingly at random. I notice it most with icons on the task bar or system tray, but it also ...
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Screen is black at login screen if display driver is enabled

I have a Lenovo x200 and recently its screen didn't work, so I took it to a repair lab. The guy told me they replaced the screen inverter. I powered up the laptop and the ThinkPad logo was shown, so I ...
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Unable to access UEFI settings on Lenovo

I have a Lenovo G580 on which I installed Windows 8 and several Linux distros which have messed with my booting. The last I used was boot-repair tool. I have an EFI partition on sda2. The Grub load ...
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Hibernate fast unhibernate slow with new SSHD Hybrid drive

I recently replaced my HDD (Lenovo X220 laptop, Win7 x64, intel i7, 6GB Ram) with a hybrid SSD/HDD drive (500GB Seagate SATA 2.5-inch Solid State Hybrid Drive (SSHD) 6Gbps 5400rpm). The system speed ...
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Is it normal for a laptop to discharge to 60% when not plugged in and not turned on for 5 days?

I recently purchased a Lenovo IdeaPad Y400 and have noticed that after I do the following: Use the laptop while plugged in Shut down and unplug (it is fully charged at this point) Turn it back on ...
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Disable system events from increasing the master volume

I have a laptop that I frequently use during lectures. To do so I want the sound to be turned of, hence I mute the master volume/scale it down to 0% Then when something triggers a system message like ...
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Does it matter where I put my second hard drive?

I have a Lenovo G580 (model 20150), and in addition to the built-in HDD (2.5", 1 TB, Serial ATA 2 (3Gb/s), 5400 rpm, 9.5mm) I want to add a SSD (2.5", 120GB, 256MB Cache, SATA III). It looks like ...
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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. ...
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Secure erase SSD on Lenovo ThinkPad T520 (can't unfreeze SSD, machine reboots on hotplug)

I have a ThinkPad T520 and a Samsung 840 EVO 256GB SSD that I'm trying to secure erase. I cannot secure erase the drive because I cannot unfreeze the drive because I cannot remove then reinsert the ...
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Lenovo laptop: Is it ok to leave the battery charging while it is being used? [duplicate]

Is it ok to leave the battery charging while it is being use? Or is it ok to keep the power plugged in with full charged battery while the laptop is in use? Can this shorten battery's lifespan?
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What is the solution for Lenovo after BIOS update failure?

I have Lenovo T500 and I tried to update BIOS and the update made my PC hang and stop working. Is there a way to restore my Lenovo or fix this problem?
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Battery won't charge beyond 53%

I have a lenovo B560 windows 7. I recently purchased a new battery but it won't charge beyond 53%. I tried some suggestions like uninstalling Microsoft ACPI-Complaint Control Method(which didn't ...
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Lenovo L440 won't boot into Debian installation CD or Debian-installed HDD

I have a Lenovo L440 and a Lenovo X61. I want to install Debian Wheezy on thee L440. This morning, the L440 could successfully boot into Windows 8 from it's hard drive. I created an installation of ...
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Not detected USB and CD/DVD driver on my BIOS setup

I have a Lenovo B460e laptop. The BIOS does not detect and boot a Linux LiveCD in the optical drive. A Linux LiveUSB does not work either. They are detected from within Windows so there is not ...
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Turning on Bluetooth disables wifi on Yoga 2

I have a Lenovo Yoga 2. The moment that I turn on bluetooth, the wifi drops out - I lose connection, and connecting again shows "connection failed". If I turn the bluetooth off, wifi can reestablish ...
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Is there a BIOS hack for the x230 that removes the PCI-Express whitelist?

I understand that some Lenovo laptops have a white list for approved PCI-Express cards, is there a way to circumvent this on the x230 with a BIOS that doesn't implement the whitelist? There is a forum ...
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Is this over sensitivity, driver, or hardware issue

I can't figure out what kind of problem this is. Here is the scenario: Suddenly, the Synoptics touchpad on a Lenovo Yoga 13 started to behave strangely. The most strange thing is when the ...
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How do I convince my computer my touchscreen doesn't exist?

I have a Lenovo IdeaCentre B540 with a cracked touchscreen. Its digitizer rapidly registers clicks around the region of the crack, and fails to recognize any other touch input. This makes the ...
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Is there any any 802.11AC card that will work in X230?

Lenovo X230 provides a BIOS whitelist for the PCMCIA cards. Any cards not in that whitelist are denied. I don't think that whitelist is published either. Are there any 802.11ac cards supported on ...
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Nvidia 5400M DVI Output Lost Color and Changed to Grayscale

I have a Lenovo T530 with an Nvidia 5400M GPU, It is docked into a Lenovo docking station with 2 DVI monitors plugged in. Today I unplugged one of the DVI cables while both monitors were turned on and ...
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Disabling discrete GPU in Win8 (UEFI) Laptop

Seeing how the Intel HD Graphics 4000 is covering all my needs perfectly for the moment, I would prefer to disable the NVIDIA dedicated GPU in my Lenovo Z400 for a while. I've already went to the ...
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Can't find my integrated camera anymore [closed]

I formatted my Lenovo Ideapad S10e and installed Windows XP and all the drivers that I need, but I can't find the integrated camera. I used to be able to find it in My Computer. In the beginning, I ...
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Windows 8.1 update effectively disabled wireless networking

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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(Nearly) Blank screen on 2007 T61 Lenovo Thinkpad running Win XP

My everyday laptop is a 2007 T61 Lenovo Thinkpad running Windows XP. Up to yesterday, it ran reasonably well given its age. I generally keep it running 24/7, and dim down the screen to the max at ...
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Does the Lenovo recovery partition include the product key?

My SSD stopped working on my Thinkpad X220. I made a recovery USB from the recovery partition that was included with the laptop, but I don't have a Windows 7 system repair disc. I installed a new ...
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how to disable or reverse FN key: I want to replace: FN+F1 , FN+F2, FN+F3, … FN+F12 with simply F1, F2, F3, … F12

Is there a way to replace FN-F2 with only F2 I restarted my PC and pressed FN-F12 or Fn-F1 and I didnt find configuration Tab to change from "Hotkey Mode" to "Legacy Mode". all the tabs that I have ...
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CPU usage goes up while computer enters into screensaver/screen goes dark

Computer/Laptop: Lenovo T500 When I leave my PC, it turns off the display after X minutes. That's fine. However, since I use "Proccess Explorer" (SysInternals) there is a bit of a history in my ...
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Force Wireless mode to N only for Lenovo Yoga and SonicPoint access point

We have a SonicPoint access point that seems to work fine for all devices in our corp offices except for a few Lenovo Yoga's (one Yoga 1 and two Yoga 2's) I found a stale post on another site that ...
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Windows 8 adaptive brightness broken - reversed

My Lenovo Yoga 2 13 with Windows 8.1 has an annoying auto-brightness feature that dims the screen when the content is dark and increases the brightness when the content is light. This makes ...
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Elan Pointing Device list does not show touchpad on Lenovo y510p

In an attempt to get a newer version of the Elan touchpad drivers, I have disrupted Elan's ability to see the touchpad device in the list of devices: Here you can see nothing is showing : But the ...
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Unable to turn on Wireless on a Lenovo Thinkpad 410s

I cannot turn on the wireless card on my Lenovo Thinkpad 410s running Windows 7. It simply stopped working. I tested with boot from disk and it works...not a hardware issue. I have checked BIOS, ...
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What are the partitions for on my lenovo?

I have a lenovo ideapad y500 and just wanted to ask what the partitions are for apart from my C drive and another partition I've created I have the following drives D drive: "Lenovo" 25GB - (Only ...
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IBM/Lenovo X61 Tablet PC - cleaning a dried water patch under the wacom display surface

Got myself a used Lenovo X61 tablet PC (a notebook with Wacom pen responsive display) - the price was super cheap, and as per the phrase of "you get what you pay for", I got the notebook in a ...
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Digital Function Keys is disabled after resume on Debian

I have a Lenovo X1 Carbon and I have Debian testing on it. Everything seems to work now except that the touch enabled digital display strip that is just above the keyboard ( not sure what it is ...
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Windows 7 Lenovo W530 Network Cable Unplugged

I have a Lenovo W530 with an Intel 82579LM Gigabit Network controller running windows 7. So far I cannot figure out how to get it to connect to the local network it always says "Network cable ...
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Lenovo Ideapad U510 BCD error 0xc000000d

I am getting error trying to turn on my laptop, it says: Boot Configuration Data file Error code: 0xc000000d Now i did not get any CD or the install key for my windows8, what solution do i have apart ...
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Lenovo u400 cannot boot?

Well i am in deep trouble. I accidentally convert my basic disk(where windows is installed ) to dynamic disk. How do i fix it back without sending to fix? Does the minitool partition thing work for ...
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Lenovo IdeaPad y510p, MATSHITA DVD-RAM results CRC error while coping 7GB file from Double Layer DVD

I Have Ideapad y510p with MATSHITA DVD-RAM UJ8DB. While I tring to copy 7GB file do HDD almost in the middle (after 42%) it stucks and after a while it prompt that file can't be copied due to error. ...
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Lenovo Thinkpad T60 laptop frequently fails to boot

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad T60 laptop which has run several operating systems over the years (each separately), but lately it's been having trouble booting. It exhibited this problem first while running ...
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'Make sound lower' button on my Lenovo z570 got stucked

'Make sound lower' button on my Lenovo z570 got stucked. How can I repair the demage? I'm not sure if it can be hooked cause its edges are very close to the keyboard lid