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It sounds like you have a USB/eSATA combo port AKA eSATAp. Which enables you to use either the USB or the eSATA on that particular port. Picture taken from: techarena's forum. eSATAp is also known as Power over eSATA or eSATA/USB Combo. eSATAp port combines the strength of both eSATA (high speed) and USB (compatibility) into a single port. eSATAp ...


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To delete restore file you can open command prompt with admin privileges and run command powercfg -h off Then reboot, and Windows should automatically delete your hiberfil.sys. If it doesn't, you can remove it manually. Then running powercfg -h on restores sleep and hibernate functionality. You can start command prompt with admin privileges by ...


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I wanted to do this in the easiest way possible, especially without rebooting. Open a command prompt as administrator and go to the disk where hiberfil.sys resides. In my case: C:\Windows\System32\> e: In e:, check for hidden files: E:\> dir /A:H In the listing hiberfil.sys should show up. If so, delete it: E:\> del /AS hiberfil.sys I have ...


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Remove the battery. Unplug the computer. Press and hold the power button for 30 seconds. Put it back together and try again. Every once in a while, a laptop seems to have a problem like this. My current thinkpad (W510) does it occasionally, but I learned this trick from HP and have used it on Dell, Compaq, Lenovo, ASUS, and a few others brands I can't ...


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Is your notebook a ThinkPad? I had the same behaviour and it seems to have disappeared after disabling the "Auto Scroll Feature" in the "On Screen Display" tab of the monitor settings.


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Loads of apps out there. Here are a few alternatives: VLC: If you already have VLC media player, it can record from your webcam directly into a video file. See this page for how it's done. OneNote: Part of Microsoft Office, it records video into the current notebook. Google's Picasa See this tutorial.


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Answering my own question, this is what I've found out after searching on the net for a couple of hours: The SandForce devices have AES encryption turned on by default, but there are issues with this (see below) If you zero out the drive using ATA Secure Delete, the key will be wiped and later regenerated and thus the old data will not be accessible ...


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According to an answer on this post on TabletPCReview.com: Do a CTL + ALT + F12. This will bring up the Intel control panel. Goto 'Hot Keys' tab and uncheck the box 'Enable Hot Keys'. The "Hot Keys" tab is under "Options and Support". However, a further post indicates that there are other keys that rotate the screen that don't get disabled by ...


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I find the best and quickest program to be Microsoft AMcap. It works via native DirectX functions and is very lightweight. It is a free utility available through the DirectX SDK


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Most laptops have hot-plug batteries, which allows you to go to line power for a few moments so that you can swap out your nearly-dead battery for your fully-charged spare. I see Lenovos as being no exception to this.


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On any relatively new ThinkPad, there is no way around the supervisor password, short of attemping to short the power to some chips, which in untrained hands is a good way to fry the motherboard entirely. Unlike a lot of BIOS level settings, including passwords on some other machines, removing the CMOS battery will NOT reset a supervisor password on a ...


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Sounds like a power supply issue. In a computer's power supply, a constant voltage is maintained by a component that switches the power to a storage capacitor on and off very rapidly. I'm willing to bet that what you're hearing is the voltage regulator switching on and off. When you do anything that requires additional power (i.e. turning up the brightness ...


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One of the similar questions actually solved my problem: It is a feature of the intel graphics driver and it's well hidden. It has been solved by this answer by @zeel but i'm adding it here in case anyone comes our way from a search engine. Intel: Intel system tray icon > Graphics Properties > Power > On Battery > Display Power Saving Technology -> turn ...


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I have seen similar issues in the past. On some motherboards, the detecting hard drive / hard drive auto discovery stage can hang if a hard drive is corrupt, badly formatted or damaged in some way. If you pulled the drive whilst it was in the middle of an operation, anything is possible and anything would be a guess. My guess based on previous experience ...


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Forget Thinkpad for a moment, It isn't normal for any laptop to crash when at 100% cpu for a long period of time, but it is normal for nearly all machines to shut down, if any monitored component reaches a critical temperature. It simply means your fans/cooling are not sufficient or up to the job. Firstly, as Egon said in comments, check for a BIOS update ...


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Note: I read the answer by scoop, but then looked at the specs for the x30. It seems to indicate that the x30 uses ultranav. I have a t61p, and the below works with my ultranav. Worth a try: Go to Control Panel, Mouse, and click on the UltraNav tab (it may be labeled TrackPoint instead). In the TrackPoint section, click on the Settings button. This ...


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A friend of mine is using Windows 7 on a ThinkPad T60 with the fingerprint reader. Sometimes he needs to swipe his finger twice (probably due to going too fast, or dirt on the lens), but thats about it. Usually works perfectly fine. Under Biometric Devices in Control Panel you can configure it.


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The problem was the switchable graphics driver (a feature of this ThinkPad) not working properly. If you look at the second instance of "**" in question http://superuser.com/questions/56721/how-do-i-achieve-a-working-switchable-graphics-install-and-config-on-a-thinkpad-w you'll see my switchable graphics driver problem. From the question: ...During the ...


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You have to have the fast user switching feature enabled for this to work. Maybe something disabled it. You can find more information in the article on enabling fast user switching: Log on to the computer as an administrator. Click Start, click Control Panel, and then click User Accounts. Click Change the way users log on or off. If it ...


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Apparently the FN key is not handled by the Windows keyboard driver, but rather by drivers developed by Lenovo. Hence remapping of the FN key is impossible by any Windows utility that switches keys, because the Fn key doesn't generate any scan-codes. Apparently Lenovo is currently considering a modification to the BIOS that will make this possible. See this ...


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The bios swap for the function and ctrl keys is now implemented by Lenovo! If you have a newer Lenovo laptop (mine is a thinkpad x201), you can find the option to switch them under the "configure keyboard and mouse" options. (For my laptop, I access the Bios by pressing the blue "ThinkVantage" button while the computer is booting up).


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Yes, I use it on my T61p and I have Windows 7 (64 bit). Works like a charm. I don't have to type my password any more, so it saves me a lot of time. The fingerprint reader has 2 levels: Convenient and Secure. As the names imply, the Secure level is more strict about errors while scanning than the Convenient level. I use the Convenient level. The only time ...


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If this feature is completely useless and you would like to remove it permanently, you can always go to Vista's Control Panel > Programs and Features, and uninstall the Thinkpad Fullscreen Magnifier utility. That will disable the Fn+Space keyboard combo.


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OK, its more simple than I thought - just uninstall ThinkVantage Access Connections in the "Add and remove programs" dialogue in the Control Panel. Each component of the ThinkVantage suite can be uninstalled individually.


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I've seen plenty of times that dust and crap accumulate against the inner part of the heatsink. This is often covered by a piece of pliable aluminium that is stuck onto the fan. Try unscrewing the fan and heatsink completely (which often means taking the entire chassis apart). A short term fix is to force air backwards through the vent/heatsink. This should ...


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Fortunately IBM/Lenovo is really good at writing hardware manuals. http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/MIGR-70068.html This one is no exception. Have fun taking it apart.


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I would count on 6Gbps SATA. All of AMD's chipsets in manufacturing since mid-2010 have 6Gbps SATA. Also a look at the Fusion platform shows that they work with a new south-bridge - "Hudson FCH" which is an evolution of last year AMD's latest chipset - SB850. Very similar notebook by HP was reviewed by AnandTech: ...


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I now it's rather late to post any answers here, but I just had the same problem and the solution is actually much less cumbersome than all the answers so far. The camera is in privacy mode (obviously it likes to change that by itself) and you can turn it back to normal by just clicking "show my video image" in the settings page visible on the screenshot ...


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go to Control Panel click on REaltek HD Audio Manager Click on Microphone Diable Microphone Effect. It will work. (Skype or Gtalk)



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