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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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Wanted to do this in the easiest way possible, especially without rebooting. Open command prompt as administrator 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 to warn ...


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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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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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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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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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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" (thanks to ripper234). However, a further post indicates that there are other keys that rotate the screen that ...


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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'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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As a former Lenovo tech, I don't even need to look up that code - 4x4 beeps is the TPM on the system board. Unfortunately, on the T42's there is no easy way to reset that...clearing the CMOS /might/ work but I dunno. There is the slight possibility it's just static - take the battery out of the machine, unplug everything, hold the power button for ~30 ...


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It comes with a Samsung 128GB Flash SSD. You can find it's specifications here. Compared to the X25-M you're used to it will be a fair bit slower. Samsung SSD: 90MB/Sec Read - 70MB/Sec Write Intel X25-M SSD: 250MB/Sec Read - 170MB/Sec Write


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It's bad RAM or a bad RAM slot. Put only one stick in and see if it makes a noise. If it does, move it to another spot. Figure out which is the problem: a stick or the slots. You said you're replacing so make sure the RAM is compatible with the board and make sure the old RAM works and you didn't damage the board upon installation of new RAM.


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You can remove any and all USB devices from the boot priority list, and you can still encounter this issue. Your technician was correct. I know of at least one desktop motherboard, an Asus M3N78, that functioned perfectly with the exception that if anything was plugged into one of the USB ports, the machine would not boot. Didn't matter if it was a drive ...


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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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T400 Supports up to 4GB maximum memory. So Max 2GB per slot. [EDIT] Looked around a bit and other spec sheets say 8Gb. Make sure you have the latest bios update for your laptop and try again.


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You need to use a programmable interface and attach it to the chip, then you can read out the EEPROM once you boot your laptop. Then it's only a matter of knowing where the password can be found... An example can be found here.


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I would actually recommend you not follow an upgrade path, I have seen several people attempt it get further than where your problem is happening, and it still not working. The problems people have after the upgrade does succeed include (and are not limited to); no Metro apps installing or working, other strangeness. If you've already messed up your Windows ...


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This behavior is by design. Without the battery, the laptop's power management system cannot accommodate power spikes that occur when the CPU goes from a halted state to an active state. The laptop is simply not designed to operate without a battery. You might get away with it with some power supplies. But the laptop is simply not designed to work that way. ...


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Yep. Your LCD brightness should match your environment. Good question! Adjust the display settings on your computer so the brightness of the screen is about the same as your work environment. As a test, try looking at the white background of this web page. If it looks like a light source, it's too bright. If it seems dull and gray, it may be too ...


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To answer your basic question, yes that is the purpose of the Recovery media it to be able to restore it to as shipped condition, even if you have installed a new blank hard drive. Disc 1 is the bootable disc that gets the process started, the other discs contain the OS, drivers and additional programs, boot from disc 1 and away you go. I recently did a ...



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