After my X1 Carbon 3rd Gen laptop became infested with adware i decided to reinstall Windows 10. Problem is that with the new Windows 10 installation, I can't install any drivers on the computer except for the ones installed by Windows Update.
Here are some examples of what happens after installing drivers from for example Lenovos site:
- I reboot the computer after driver install, and is met by the screen: "Missing operating system". Rebooting again usually leads to number 2 or 3:
- Computer reboots normally. After a period of time, a program (for example Firefox) doesn't respond, and seconds later my screen becomes black execpt for the taskbar. Then the blue screen: "Your PC ran into a problem and needs to restart. We're just collecting some error info, and then we'll restart for you..." comes up, which leads to number 3.
- After reboot Windows tries to repair the system, but seems to fail before finishing: "Automatic Repair couldn't repair your PC".
I'm using the laptop right now and it seems to be working fine, since i haven't installed any drivers except the ones from Windows Update. The computer has been rebooted 10+ times, and all programs works normally. I could potentially use the laptop now as I normally would, but avoiding installing drivers isn't optimal. I would prefer to find a solution to this problem.
First time i installed drivers after reinstall, was through Lenovo's website where it analysed my laptop, and found some recommended drivers. This resulted in crash. I then downloaded Driver Booster and installed drivers through that, which also resulted in crash.
I'm not sure but I think I installed a BIOS update the first time i reinstalled Windows 10. The update came from Lenovo's site.
First time I reinstalled Windows through an external HDD, the Windows installation wouldn't let me install Windows 10 on the SSD after i erased the disk: "Windows cannot be installed on this disk. The selected disk is of the GPT partition style". I found a guide and used cmd and diskpart, which allowed me to install Windows 10.
If I remember correctly (can't find the information since they updated their site), a "technician" from the retailer that sold me the laptop, had put inside a SSD. I'm not sure if there was a HDD before, since they decided to replace it.
Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon 3rd Gen 20BS
Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-5200U CPU @ 2.20Ghz (4 CPUs), 2.2Ghz
Intel(R) HD Graphics 5500
Phoenix BIOS SC-T v2.1
Windows 10 Pro 64-bit