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I'm facing a very mysterious problem (to me, I mean). When I turn on my Dell Inspiron 3542 laptop, I'm being asked for the hdd password prior to the stage at which the laptop goes on to (try to) boot from the harddisk. The hdd password is saved on the harddisk (ofcourse!) and I think that this behavior of my laptop - of asking for the hdd password - suggests that the hard disk is being detected. I enter the password and the system accepts it (observation # 1 !). I think that this behavior of my laptop - of accepting the hdd password - confirms that the hard disk is being detected. But then, after it (tries to) boot from the harddisk, it tells me "Reboot and select proper boot device; or Insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key". I'm not (that big) a noob; I know what this means and I've seen it before on other PCs and I'd like to assert (that I very well believe) that all the bios setup settings are correct. If I boot the laptop from a bootable device (like the puppylinux pendrive - which has always been my alltime favorite) and I start a partitioning software (like GParted), then again no internal hard disk gets detected on my laptop by this partitioning software. Now comes the even more strange thing! If right after typing the hdd password after turning on my laptop, I press the F2 key (to enter the bios setup instead of letting the laptop attempt to boot), I see that "ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB (1000 G... Read more
Hi guys , I purchased brand new Yoga S940 2 months ago and aside of a few weeks of enjoyment n between windows updates I am having constant troubles with it. Problems I am seeing are that my computer is very, very laggy.Even when I am typing this on my Chrome browser there are lags in  between words typed and shown on the screen.When I am using mouse I often see 2 mouse currsors on the page and when pages in-browser are loading they, somehow low in sections so it looks like rendering.Similar thigs is happening when I am scrolling down the page .Sometimes mouse cursor stucks and you cant move it normally.All of this is really frustrating and computer is like half usable. It's not something that one would expect to be happening with machine worth ?2000. I have noticed that Lenovo Vantage doesn't offer me the latest drivers for the graphics card (Intel HD620), so I downloaded them from intel's website and installed myself. That seemed to work but only until the next windows update, which got be back to square one.Even after reversing updates the problem persists.Lately, I have noticed that Lenovos updates tend to fix the problem, but they reappear after windows update.  I have also try to analyze everything with Lenovos driver check software and hardware diagnostics but without success. Any advice to fix this is appreciated. THx   
My wifi keeps randomly disconecting on Windows 10 Pro, with the X200 intel adapter. Never experienced this on my linux installations. Usually have to turn off and on my wifi adapter to be able to connect again. I'm using both Lenovo Vantage and Driver Easy to keep my drivers up-to-date.  Edit: ironically literally disconnected when I tried to post this
Just purchased this Windows supersonic 10.1 tablet 2 days ago and it worked great when I got it but I factory reset and cant get windows 10 to reinstall correctly tried twice I can connect to my internet but page will not load pls help
Error code 0x800000b
 
Three days ago my PCs screen went blue and came up with the message Your PC encountered a problem and we're gathering information. After that I was unable to log into my windows. My local PC company eventually got me into Windows by creating a new user profile and copying over my files.

The same thing happened again last night but on this occasion Windows started up OK. When I looked in the Event Viewer, there were a number of criticals all showing Kernel-power 41 (63). On top of this, when I look in the View Reliability History, it often shows Windows did not shut down properly, although I shut down in the normal way.

Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated. I'm getting to the state where I'm thinking the PC will crash at any time.
 
I recently cloned my former HDD over to a SSD and I now realize that I have 46Gb of unallocated space that i'd like to add to either the default OS drive C: or the default DATA drive D:

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OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU 2020M @ 2.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 11725 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, -1536 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 185 GB (106 GB Free); D: 211 GB (196 GB Free); E: 31 GB (19 GB Free); I: 899 GB (898 GB Free); J: 465 GB (170 GB Free);
Motherboard: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., X75A1
Antivirus: Norton Security, Enabled and Updated
 
Purchased this Dell inspiron 1525 from a good friend but his ex put a password lock on it and I cant get past it can anyone help me I've been at it for 2 days
 
Hi,I just recently purchased a lenovo thinkpad X1 that has the carbon weave. I put it in a (non-lenovo) computer sleeve made of a soft material, and then into my bag. When i got home, the laptops carbon weave case was scratched. There were many scratches only noticeable in good light, and some that could be easily noticed in bad light.  How do i better take care of my laptop, and is it possible to get rid of the scratches easily?
ERROR - A Volume Shadow Copy Service operation error has
occurred: (0x800423f4)
The writer experienced a non-transient error.  If the backup process is retried,
the error is likely to reoccur.
Volume Shadow Copy Service error: Unexpected error calling routine IVssAsrWriterBackup::GetAsrMetadata.  hr = 0x80070032, The request is not supported.
.
Operation:
   PrepareForBackup event
Context:
   Execution Context: ASR Writer
   Execution Context: Writer
   Writer Class Id: {be000cbe-11fe-4426-9c58-531aa6355fc4}
   Writer Name: ASR Writer
   Writer Instance ID: {00d92001-e54f-478b-b068-fb6587e455d9}

Error-specific details:
   ASR Writer: The request is not supported. (0x80070032)

Writer name: 'ASR Writer'
   Writer Id: {be000cbe-11fe-4426-9c58-531aa6355fc4}
   Writer Instance Id: {fab745f3-07e9-4867-80b3-8fbacf106886}
   State: [1] Stable
   Last error: No error

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hello so recentally i have upgraded my pc , bought a new motherboard , ram , cpu ,graphics card and power supply,only thing kept from my other setup was harddrive an case, i put it all together an started it up to my surprise it started just like i left it on my old setup. everything saved im guessing bc of the hardrive but the only problem is now is that i feel it runs much slower ,could it maybe be because i did no driver update for my motherboard ?and is it a must when upgrading to a new mb you need to do a driver update , i heard many people say i have to reinstall windows 10 if its running slow, hence when i powered it on for the first time after rebuilding it started just like i left it. just now it feels super off when im using it , just recently my usb interface has started making a cackleing noise and i have to let my pc run for like 10 minutes after powering on before doing anything like its a damn car. I put a pretty penny into this new build and theres no reason it should be running this slow , its not an unbareable slow tho im currently typing this on it and you cant tell. So could it be i need to do some kind of driver download to my motherboard or reinstall windows or possibly something else?
my specs are :
g force rtx 2080
MSI B450 Tomahawk
16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 RAM
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 6 core processor
also just learned my board does not support my r5 3600 without a bios update and idk how to do that ( also do not know how im using my pc if it dosnt sup... Read more
I have an issue with CPU throttling on a new X270 with an i5-7200 processor that I picked up a few days ago.The machine works as expected when plugged in or when running off the non-removable battery. However, there is an issue when running it from its ThinkPad Battery 68+ (6 cell) part number 0C52862. As soon as the machine starts running from the 6-cell battery, the CPU gets throttled to 0.38GHz and everything becomes super slow and barely usable. Even keystrokes take a second to register.It's very strange because when first powering on the machine, it runs unthrottled for 10-15 seconds before the throttling kick in. As soon as the battery is disconnected, the throttling stops and performance returns to normal.This is exactly the same issue as these people have been having, with the same CPU on the T470 - even the throttling frequency is the same:https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-T400-T500-and-newer-T/T470-Heavy-CPU-Throttling-on-Battery/td-...https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-T400-T500-and-newer-T/Lenovo-T470-Core-i5-7200u-Slow-performan...I have updated to the latest BIOS available and reset the BIOS settings to default however the problem remains. Lenovo Vantage is installed as well as all the latest updates/drivers. I sent in a support ticket over 10 days ago but have still not heard back. Any ideas on how to solve this?
HiI am looking for battery for the Thinkpad Yoga X1 Gen2 ASM P/N SB10K97567 P/N  01AV458 4 cell 56 wh battery, 15.28v, 3.575Ah---------------------------I found 01AV410 which has similar specs here:http://www.aubatteries.com/index.php?main_page=advanced_search_result&sid=1&keyword=SB10K97567&x=0&y...which is like AUD 81compared to this onehttps://store.emprgroup.com.au/ProductSearch.aspx?searchterm=01AV458which has exactly specs and is $265The aubatteries give 3 yr warranty! wonder if this is relaible?All specs are exactly the same for both of these products ...and neither of them have 3.575Ah (they both have 3.665Ah)Anyone can guide me if this is OK?
system tray icons missing (network)went to customize and it's ghosted how can i fix this
Ok laptop turns on but screen is dark I just see the bar to enter my password I get to the main page but its brightness is too low cant see background
 
I cannot get the laptop screen to fit to my tv screen size...it is much smaller, I have tried the remote viewing option, and it says my windows 10 home edition doesn't support remote viewing.
How do I make the laptop screen to fit my tv screen? Is it possible without paying money?

I know this works as I was just using my old laptop hooked up to my tv for years, so it is NOT THE TV////I know NOTHING about computers so any advice would help! THanks
 
Hello, I bought a brand new X1 Carbon 7th Gen, on August from the official website (Lenovo.com) US. I am wondering there is no WWAN ports on backside? I could not find it. Does anyone know the issue about it? 
Hi, Thinkpad T480  Type: 20L5 Model: A033AU  I'm looking to upgrade the storage in my laptop from a 256gb SSD to a 1tb SSD but I'm unsure what SSD I need. At the moment I'm looking at the Kingston A2000 1TB NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD, SA2000M8/1000G but I don't know if it will work in my laptop. I have pictures of the inside of my laptop from when i upgraded my RAM if you need them. Thanks   
Sir in my windows 10 after one hour my desktop shows input not supported so what I do
I decrease resolution size and I updated displayed drivers also but no use
 
Hi my dell Inspiron 560s not booting up not fan activity nothing however smps
Led light still glows. My pc config are
Intel dual core 3.2 GHz
2gb ram
Intel e5800 motherboard
Win 10 pro
 
Hi. I just installed Office 365 to my computer for the first time and it's giving me a message every time I attempt to open a program.



The operating system is not presently configured to run this application.Click to expand...

I have already tried everything Google has suggested me to do.

This is one of the solutions:
Press the ?Windows? and ?R? keys at the same time to launch the Run program. Type ?appwiz.cpl? without quotes and click ?OK?. Scroll down to locate Microsoft Office program, click ?Change, and then choose ?Repair?. Select ?Full Repair? or ?Online Repair? option and wait for the repair process to finish.

I've done this many times but still turns out the same. I'm not sure if it has something to do with the computer itself.

Please, I need to use these programs for my classes.

Thanks in advance.
 
Hi,

Not sure if its the right forum for this question but, here it is. I've just received a new keyboard (logitech K200) with media hotkey, and i'd like to swap the "home" media keys to "previous track" and "mail" to "next track".

After some research, i've found that we can modify these hotkeys thanks to registry here :

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\AppKey



and the different available keys are :

APPCOMMAND_BROWSER_BACKWARD = 1
APPCOMMAND_BROWSER_FORWARD = 2
APPCOMMAND_BROWSER_REFRESH = 3
APPCOMMAND_BROWSER_STOP = 4
APPCOMMAND_BROWSER_SEARCH = 5
APPCOMMAND_BROWSER_FAVORITES = 6
APPCOMMAND_BROWSER_HOME = 7
APPCOMMAND_VOLUME_MUTE = 8
APPCOMMAND_VOLUME_DOWN = 9
APPCOMMAND_VOLUME_UP = 10
APPCOMMAND_MEDIA_NEXTTRACK = 11
APPCOMMAND_MEDIA_PREVIOUSTRACK = 12
APPCOMMAND_MEDIA_STOP = 13
APPCOMMAND_MEDIA_PLAY_PAUSE = 14
APPCOMMAND_LAUNCH_MAIL = 15
APPCOMMAND_LAUNCH_MEDIA_SELECT = 16
APPCOMMAND_LAUNCH_APP1 = 17
APPCOMMAND_LAUNCH_APP2 = 18
APPCOMMAND_BASS_DOWN = 19
APPCOMMAND_BASS_BOOST = 20
APPCOMMAND_BASS_UP = 21
APPCOMMAND_TREBLE_DOWN = 22
APPCOMMAND_TREBLE_UP = 23
APPCOMMAND_MICROPHONE_VOLUME_MUTE = 24
APPCOMMAND_MICROPHONE_VOLUME_DOWN = 25
APPCOMMAND_MICROPHONE_VOLUME_UP = 26
APPCOMMAND_HELP = 27
APPCOMMAND_FIND = 28
APPCOMMAND_NEW = 29
APPCOMMAND_OPEN = 30
APPCOMMAND_CLOSE = 31
APPCOMMAND_SAVE = 32
APPCOMMAND_PRINT = 33
APPCOMMAND_UNDO = 34
APPCOMMAND_R... Read more
I'm installing CUDA and various related software to write deep learning software. During installation, a dialog with the title "Window Security" comes up, asking if I'd like to install the device software. (I've been writing software since '78
or so, so I'm not a total newb) The dialog goes on to say Name NVIDIA... and Publisher NVIDIA Corp... with a checkbox to "always trust..." and 2 buttons for install or don't install. Then a line, and below it, it says "You should only install
driver software from publishers you trust" and more, which is also a link saying "How can I decide which device software is safe to install" So I clicked it.
The "Help and support" dialog came up saying (among other obvious stuff) "Windows will alert you with one of the following messages ... blah blah" and lists the 3 messages it is supposedly supposed warn me with one of...For your viewing
pleasure, the three exact options I am supposed to be show one of, are:
Windows can't verify the publisher of this driver software
This driver hasn't been signed
Windows requires a digitally signed driver
I described above the entirety of the Windows Security dialog sufficiently to (hopefully) make it clear that none of the three Alerts that Windows Help and Support indicates I'm to be shown one of, are all absent from the dialog.
I know the deal, done similar things a zillion times, but the dialog is basically asking me if I should install... Read more
I have a Linksys router and a POE injector box that has an ethernet that connects to the router and then a phone cord that goes into the wall. The port it goes into on the POE says "Gnow". For over 24 hours there has been no internet even though the wifi network shows up fine.

I have tried resetting, unplugging, and getting a new phone cord because the old one was damaged.
 
Do apps like this and this save the audio recordings submitted to them and send it to their database?
 
My laptop blue screened and automatically restarted. When it did, I had lost all sound.  I could not get it to see the bluetooth Bose speaker I've used for nearly a year with it. I tried using an Aux jack but all I got was static.  I went to the device manager and removed all enhancements, no difference.  I uninstalled and reinstalled all sound drivers - no difference.  I simply do not have sound.  I'm rather grumpy because I JUST got this laptop back from another warranty repair the day after Labor Day where the only information I was given was "Corrupted BIOS."  I'm at a loss with what else can be done.  For reference, I followed all steps provided in this video as well as uninstalling and reinstalling all sound drivers.
When i turn on my laptop it is showing a command checking media   failed.then automatically restarting and repeating it.What is the problem.? When this problem occured it was showing hard drive not detecte.     
Hi! This is my first post since joining the site. I hope my problem can be resolved with the help of all of you.

When playing games(Warframe and Robocraft in this case), I usually press WASD quite fast, and at irregular intervals. Because of this, I've discovered an issue that only seems to pop up during gameplay.

Pressing a key 4-7 times in rapid succession, and then holding the same key down on the last press, causes my character to continue moving in that direction, even after letting go of the key. This persists until the same key is pressed again, or until an action is performed that would normally result in the character stopping.

This behavior does not show up when typing however. Only during gameplay does this happen. Even when typing in in-game chat, this still doesn't happen. In fact, if I pull up the chat window while this is happening, it will cancel the "button held" behavior.

I can confirm the following:
1. This is not a physical keyboard issue, due to the fact that it doesn't happen while typing.
2. This is not an issue with just one game, as it happens in multiple.
3. This is not a keyboard driver issue, as I have already downloaded the most recent drivers for my laptop's keyboard.
4. Sticky Key, Filter Keys, Bounce Keys, and every other "Keys" setting in Windows 10's Settings menu is off.

Below is my system information:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Hom... Read more
Hello.

I got a new SSD because my old one was running out of space. So I cloned the old one onto the new one and erase the original SSD completely. I started to boot the pc using the new SSD. My PC worked for a day without any problems but once I turned on my PC the next day it wouldn't work. I keep getting the message automatic repair. I looked up videos and did the Command prompt, but that didn't work because when I try to CD regback it said no files located and wouldn't let me do it. I try to reset the pc everything and keep files only, but it also says there was a problem resetting it. I don't know what to do. Help please! I have window 10.
 
Hi,

A couple of years ago, my husband and I went through two office file boxes of IRS tax forms and paperwork as well as receipts for paid bills, etc., putting them all on our Scan Snap.

We are having problems locating the bulk of the files.

Would anyone know a way to search for them, or retrieve them?

Thank you for your assistance.

Connie

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6400T CPU @ 2.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 94 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8050 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 530, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 930 GB (856 GB Free);
Motherboard: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., V230IC-DDR4
Antivirus: IObit Malware Fighter, Enabled and Updated
 
Morning all,
I have just re-installed Windows on to a new SSD, and started the painful process of moving everything.
I am setting up a Windows only drive, with other drives from user files, programs and games.

When re-installing my Nvidia drives. (GeForce Experience and Nvidia control panel) i have come up with an issue.

GeForce downloads, installs all good, however the Nvidia Control panel which comes from Windows App store, wont open.

the error is:
C:\ProgramFiles\WindowsApps\NvidiaCorp.NVDIAControlPanel_8.1.955.0_x64_56jybvy8s...\nvcplui.exe
The parameter is incorrect.

I have tried uninstalling and re-installing all the Nvidia drives.
GPUs are 2 x MSI GTX 1080 in SLI

Not sure what to do next?
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6700K CPU @ 4.00GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 94 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 32727 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080, -1 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 195 GB (141 GB Free); D: 269 GB (269 GB Free); E: 465 GB (464 GB Free); F: 1863 GB (1861 GB Free); G: 3726 GB (1937 GB Free);
Motherboard: MSI, Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated

Regards,
Burjo
 
Hi,

Earlier today I was in my Yahoo mailbox and suddenly the screen froze and a few minutes later I got a blue screen with this information "Video TDR failure crtikmpag.sys". I never had this before and hope you can help me with this problem.

Thanks,

Serge
 
I?m on my 2nd display from encompass but the same digitizer and I have a new issue. Displayed was replaced due to crack but the first display had phantom ghost touches until I disabled touchscreen in device manager. encompass shipped a new display missing the digitizer board so I am reusing the original but now have a new issue.  Original issue is no longer happening. New issue is inverted touch, when I touch along the x axis starting left side my touches appear on the right side and finally meet when I touch the middle.  Ive reinstalled the touchpad driver from Lenovo site and that did not change the issue. what is going on? Am I really getting 2 bad displays or a bad digitizer board?  Encompass takes 2 days to respond and my last communication to the case thread did not get a response yet which was made on 9/12/19.
Hello and pls help! Lenovo x1 carbon 5 gen with Windows 10pro, perfectly live with me during last 1,5 year, and at the one moment I try to update Lenovo applications through the Lenovo System Update. The windows 10 ver 1903, and my updating every time were ending on 94% and had freezing my laptop. Every time I made hard reset but have the same result. And in additional, two-three-time i got freezed laptop during normal work on it. All windows updates were installed and I decided to make full reset through the Lenovo imbedded tools and got clear Windows 10 pro system. Firstly, I installed Lenovo system update tool, try to update my laptop and the first time it was successful, new updates were found and the new BIOS version (1.41) was installed. After it I launched the Lenovo System to install remaining updates and I got the same issue and now it happened on 96% - system was totally freezed . During the Lenovo system update was running I was checking the Task Manager and looking on Processes tab: the application that most heavily loaded the system was - WMI provider service. Maybe it's just a coincidence. But I have checked the Event Viewer and found the WMI Actiity log (Application and services log -> Microsoft -> WMI-Activity) and found the some number of errors (at the time when Lenovo System Update tool had feezed my laptop): Id = {00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}; ClientMachine = DESKTOP-705FLN1; User = DESKTOP-705FLN1\k3rb; ClientProcessId =... Read more
I recently reset my X380Y through Windows to resolve some driver issues and now that I've set up my computer again, I am unable to set a pin or use fingerprint sensor to log in. IN settings, all the Windows Hello functions are greyed out saying they are currently unavailable, with it saying something went wrong when clicked on. In addition, the settings frequently say some options are limited by my group or organization, even though this is my personal computer.I have attached a screenshot below
Has anyone received a computer, loose in a large box, wth only brown paper as protection?  Is this a lenovo standard practice?
I just purchased a ThinkPad P52 20M9 with an Intel 660p 1GB SSD running.  Since I use mostly when AC is plugged in, I wanted to save the battery by detaching it. My AC outlet is a normal home outlet that supports at least 1000Watts. Also I turned on Airplane Mode to just have a taste. And then all starts to behave weird: When I removed the battery, the P52 boots and windows could be logged in. However it only lasts seconds and then shuts off.  When I turn off the Airplane Mode, turning on without battery would behave well - nothing wrong would happen. However, turning on Airplane Mode in Lenovo Vintage without a battery would 100% shut off the computer immediately.  What is wrong with this? Isn't it supposed to run perfectly without battery attached? Please help.
I'm running a lenovo desktop with Windows 10. And my computer is so laggy that it froze the computer and nothing will work. How do I fix this?
 
Hello, I'm trying to update bios through a USB for v510-15IKB, but I can't find an iso file for the update utility like the ones for other models (for example https://support.lenovo.com/ar/cs/downloads/ds033264). The only update available is a ".exe" file, which I can't use because the laptop runs ubuntu.  How can I update the bios from a USB for this model? Is the iso files for other models usable for this model? if so, which ones? Are there any other ways of updating the bios using the  ".exe" from Ubuntu? Thanks
For the past several months, my touch screen on my Yoga 720 won't work and occasionally the mouse will stop too. I work around the mouse by using an external mouse until magically one day it starts working again on my computer.  Regarding my touch screen, it just is not responsive.  any one else come up with a solution for this?
I am receiving an error when I try to connect to the cellular network with my X1C7: "Can't connect to this network. Enter an APN and try again" I have tested this SIM card in T420 and it can connect successfully. Win 10 is updated to the latest, all drivers too, but still no success. Output from the cmd shows that the SIM card is recognized and registered on the network, but still no successful connections: One thing I did notice is that my driver is "generic mobile broadband adapter" released by Microsoft and no matter what I try to install the Lenovo one - removing, choosing manual update, it still stubbornly chooses the generic one.   
The lenovo website does not currently allow custom configuration of a 4K OLED display. It only says "coming soon." Does anyone have any idea when this configuration will be available? 
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU N2840 @ 2.16GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 55 Stepping 8
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3981 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, -2041 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 111 GB (73 GB Free);
Motherboard: TOSHIBA, ZBWAA
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated

since installing latest Win 10 ver 1903 update(KB4515384) the default volume on laptop has gone extremely low: my speakers volume has always been set at a satisfactory 65 but now any audio(music or speech) is difficult to hear....i can,of course,amend speaker volume but this will not cure basic problem.i am not sure whether to roll back to previous update.......
any thoughts or comments welcome.
 
Hi,I installed a new SSD and win10 on a V510 notebook. While updating some drivers I noticed an update for the BIOS marked as crucial, so I installed it. Soon after it started, It shut down, and when booted again I was stuck at the boot menu. The SSD appears, and so does the bootable USB and bootable cd. However, none of them works. I tried the obvious solutions, I removed the bios battery and put it again. and wanted to change the boot mode from UEFI to legacy, but for some reason, it wasn't an option (the only option is UEFI).I tried a bootable Ubuntu that I have, and it worked, I installed Ubuntu hoping to be able to do something from there, but I found no recent solutions. In the boot menu, it is still not possible to use any other device for boot. I need to install windows on this computer.note: for some reason, ubuntu, and the SSD it is installed on, appear as two different options in the boot menu, maybe I missed something while installing it. Questions:- Is there a solution to recover or update the bios knowing that I'm running Ubuntu (I'm a total beginner in Linux systems)?- Is there any other solution to install windows again? Thanks edit: I have another windows laptop that I can use to create bootable disks or recovery disks. 
Thanks to another post in this forum I got aware of a WD M.2 SSD with 2TB. It's one of the rare SSDs with an AHCI controller. Had some difficulties cloning the old SSD (Kingston 1TB), but with "Clonezilla live 2016" (to clone the original SSD to an USB HDD) and "Acronis 2017" (to clone the new 2TB SSD from the USB HDD to the new SSD), both from an external DVD player, it worked fine. And now I'm the happy owner of a 2TB built in SSD in my X1 Carbon 3rd gen.!!!!!!!(even though the support told me 512GB is the max) SSD:https://shop.westerndigital.com/products/internal-drives/wd-blue-3d-nand-sata-ssd#WDS200T2B0B specs:https://geizhals.de/western-digital-wd-blue-3d-nand-sata-ssd-2tb-wds200t2b0b-a1661246.html If anybody is interested in my 1 TB SSD (Kingston HyperX Predator 960GB with AHCI controller) I have used before, let me know.
I have t420 upgrading bios from 1.23 to 3.11 useing both system update 5 an lenovo web service bridge and manual upgrade downloading file extracting file using admin prevlages to active file to no availit does not upgrage bios like readme file I  can get it to seeing bios on cmd it ask press any key to continue but to no avail 
I was trying to set up BitLocker on Windows 10 Pro --> system particion C: . I have set up group policy -- choose drive encryption  method --- and --- Require additional authentication on startup. But when I set up bilocker (save recorvery key, set up PIN) and restart I have been asked for a PIN When I provide one it says incorrect PIN , --> next I click Escape and Windows starts to run Next I receive the message : BitLocker could not be enabled.The data drive specified is not set to automatically unlock on the current computer and cannot be unlocked automatically.C: was not encrypted. I have tried to run Bitlocker with Pin or without but result is the same. Anyone had similar issue ? Regards,
My girlfriends tablet was working last night, this morning, when she turned it on the wanted to update files. So after it updated and installed, and restarted, windows 10 does not show up. All it does is let her sign in and just sits there. No home screen no access to control panel, nothing.
 
Hello sir my pc is hanging a lot
 
Hi!

Here's the deal. I bought this laptop yesterday used from a guy on Craigslist all of his crap is still on it and because of that it is running much slower.

I would like to wipe the Entire Computer of all of the personal data stored on the laptop. It runs a Windows 8.1, and I would like to keep that sort of stuff on there. Just wiping the personal items! Please respond to me ASAP I would really like to use my computer!

Thanks.