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I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)


I have placed an order for 2 laptops on 7 August 2019. Till now, I have not received them. I have also not received any assistance for this entire period. In fact the only responses I have received thus far are emails from your staff stating that they would assist me. My last contact with Lenovo was on 16 September 2019 and that was not even any email from your staff but from ME to your staff. It has been 8 days and I have yet to receive any reply. I am not sure what kind of service Lenovo has but not only is it bad, it appears to be non-existent. I believe I have been extremely generous and patient with my time, given that my order was 49 days ago, please contact me on facebook message or reply me here. Everybody at Lenovo told me that they will contact me but I have no reply at all. I am at my wits end

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HiI have a Lenovo Ideapad U530 and the hinges stock and broke the screen, I have already ordered the screen but need to find the front cover for the hinges, but was not able to find online or find FRU number. please help me with this issue. Thanks 

A:need to order lenovo u530 hinges cover or find FRU number to order online

Have you tried using parts lookup?  Choose "Mechanical Assemblies" on the left under commodity type.  Dont post your serial number here but if you put it in parts lookup you will find parts for your laptop.  I just looked up Generic u530.
With that part number you can get at Lenovo Encompass store.  Please verify part numbers before buying.
The above are for the hinge.  For the hinge cover  choose "LCD parts" on the left side under commodity type.  Below is hinge cover.

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Good morning Sir
Please HP i need your help, a year agao i paid for my order at HP on Campus for a Laptop and i was promised that i will get my order within 3 months of making the order but they never delivered. everytime when i go to thier shop they keep promising that i will get it,the worse part now thier shop has been closed and its been a long time now,i dont know where did they go. i contacted Consumers affairs but they couldnt do anything about saying they cant find the shop owners .
I have prof of purchase with me and thier contact details but whenever i try to contact them no one is picking my calls.Please help me. i can be contacted at [Personal Information Removed]
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I ordered a customized P73 on October 13th, and was given an original estimated shipping time of 4-5 weeks. After ordering, this got updated to a shipping date of January 31, 2020, with delivery in February (almost 4 months from now!). I've contacted several Lenovo associates trying to find out what is causing this delay and if it is accurate but have had no luck in getting any response other than just "wait and we'll update you later". Has anyone else had a delay of 3-4 months? I understand that customized laptops take longer to build and there's supply issues for some components, but waiting a quarter of a year for a laptop is absurd. The strange thing is I can still build my laptop on Lenovo's website and the exact configuration still says ships in 4-5 weeks! If something takes 3-4 months to ship, that should really be listed as "out of stock". Anyways, I'm just trying to find out if I should trust this estimate and go ahead and cancel my order. I'd also be open to changing the configuration if there was some specific component holding it up, but have yet to get any answer from Lenovo on that. Any ideas on who to contact to get some clarity on this?

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I ordered a customized T490 on November 9th, and I was given an original estimated shipping time of 6-10 days. After ordering, this got updated to a shipping date of January 31, 2020, with delivery in February (almost 4 months lol). Has anyone else had that big delay? I understand that bulding a custom laptop takes a lot of time, but waiting 4 months for a laptop is too much. And the problem that I'm leaving the country in 1.5 month so I don't really know what to do in this situation. 

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Why does it say that I will receive the laptop 2 weeks from now when it says that I should expect it within 1-3 days?

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The Windows Photo Viewer will not display photos in the order they are sorted by Windows Explorer.
This is not referring to the slide show feature, just the forward and back arrows.
The only order pictures can be viewed is by name despite Windows Explorer being set at view by date, ascending.
I have repaired Microsoft Live Essentials, uninstalled and reinstalled but the issue remains.
This is also not an issue with photo tags or photo names.
Windows Explorer sorts as selected but click a picture in the middle to view, click the forward arrow and instead of the next date picture being viewed, the next name picture is viewed.

A:Windows Photo Viewer; sorting order not the same as view order


I upgraded to Windows 10 recently as well, I have the same problem and I also have a solution. However, I do not know, if it is ideal. :-)

What is obviously missing is an entry in the registry called DropTarget. This entry tells Windows Photo Viewer to display the images in the sorting order of the folder Photo Viewer got called from.

I saw that at least in my registry there is a DropTarget defined in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\photoviewer.dll\shell\open\DropTarget. From the name of the key and from reading the docs this looks as if it would be applied to all calls to this program, but -if that actually is the case- for me this entry does not work. It has been there (at least) after my Windows 10 upgrade, also the "Clsid"="{FFE2A43C-56B9-4bf5-9A79-CC6D4285608A}" seems to be fine, but it does not do the job.

For me, this problem was present for jpg and png files, but not for bmp, dib, gif, jfif and what else can be opened with Windows Photo Viewer. To fix this, I have added the following to the Windows Registry:


After you added that to the registry, rightclick a jpg file, select "Open with", choose Windows Photo Viewer and click "Always open with this ... Read more

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I have 400+ photos, all are in the same order by date created and by name, so no matter which way I sort them--by name or date created-- they are in the same order. When i view them with microsoft office picture manager, some of them -- about 20, at random throughout the list -- are out of order.


A:Photos in order on windows explorer; out of order on viewer

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Hello everyone,So I basically ordered the Lenovo P52 for my brother before he started university. When the order finally arrived, it was the wrong order. Somehow it had my name on it but it was the wrong address and the laptop itself was another model. UPS shipped it back and we thought we would be able to resolve the issue pretty easily since it didn't seem to be that big of an issue. However since than, I have made 3-4 calls and chatted online with a rep with no end result. They basically have no idea what is going on with my order. They even emailed me a new tracking number a week ago saying its coming in tomorrow (it didn't come) and when I called to follow up, it had not even been shipped and they don't know what is going on. This is actually so bull**bleep** lolOrdered Online: Aug 17Wrong Order Pick-up (for which I had to go to UPS): Aug 22New tracking number (Lenovo CS basically doesn't know what is going on still): Sept 4Now its Sept 9 and after multiple calls I basically have no idea what the status of my order even is. Is this common with Lenovo products? I've seen a bunch of posts on Reddit with people having huge delays. 

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Please I need to know the price of Lenovo Y50-70 S/N : xxxxx
And How do I order parts?

the parts are

Fan C Y 50-70

LCD Cover c Y50-70

Lower and Upper cases C Y50-70

Moderator comment: Serial number(s) removed to protect member from mischief. S/N comes back to MTM: 80EJ59442338.

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On the configurator/customizer website, I'm building a P50, and I have no drive selected for "first hard disk drive," but I have a 256GB SATA3 OPAL 2.0 for "second hard disk/first solid state" option. Then there's an option for a "second solid state" which I can check, and this option is only a SATA3 OPAL 2.0. If I have the HDD as the option for "First Hard Disk Drive," I still can select a 2.5 inch SATA3 as a "first solid state" drive. This seems to imply I could order this computer with 2 2.5'' drives.The SATA3 OPLA 2.0 is a 2.5" inch form factor, not a PCIe type. Does this mean that if I can get this computer with space for two 2.5" drives, or this is a glitch in their configurator? I've seen videos and pics of people opening up this computer and they all have one 2.5" slot and two PCIe slots.

A:Can I order a Lenovo ThinkPad P50 with two 2.5" dr...

My understanding is that the slot with two PCIe slots can also support a 2.5" drive, if you order the necessary rubber mounting bracket.  I could be wrong.  I do not actually have a P50 to tell you exactly.In my experience, the P50 and P70 only offer as the "second SSD" option exactly what the first SSD is (both size and type, irregardless of raid).  So, if you ordered the first as a 1TB SSD, the second SSD is only available in the 1TB size.  If the first is 512GB, the second is only available in 512GB, and so on. I think the P70's second HDD follows the same rules--they only offer the same size (for the optivcal drive replacement) as what you chose for your primary HDD.

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Hi,I've ordered a ThinkPad X201 Tablet a month ago, fully equipped ($3000) with lot of accessories ($200). I've received the accessories week after week, but no Tablet. I've called today for an update. My order was cancelled, no explanation, no reason, no phone call, no email, even if in my account it's still 'In process'. The rep told me I must redo the transaction to obtain this Tablet. I'll not. If this is the kind of service I'll get from Lenovo, I'm glad it have cost me only $200 to know it. A very disappointed customer 

A:Lenovo cancelled my order for no reason!

Hi clefranc,Please send me a personal message with the following information, I will log a case for you to the team to request them to investigate this issue which you are facing.Name:Email:Mobile:Date of purchase:Invoice #: //JameZ

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Dears,am trying to order spare parts for my x240 from lenovo website, yet i can't see any purchasing option.can you please direct me how to get this done.

A:How do i order parts directly from lenovo???

You can buy from Lenovo encompass store.

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I want to order replacement Motherboard and base cover for Lenovo Ideapad 300-14isk. What should  I do.

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Hi, everyone, I bought a p50 from lenovo outlet this past wednesday. The specifications include 4k screen and M.2 512G SSD. But, this Friday when I received the laptop, I found it was only equipped with standard screen(1920*1080) and 500G HDD. This is totally not what I wanted. So, I want to ask if any of you has this simiar experience. My question is:if I request a returning for exchange, lenovo will refuse my request and give me the full refund since this specification is not on sale in lenovo outlet? or lenovo will try to assessmble an alternative one for me and diliver to me?   appreciate any ansnwers in advance!

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I need to get a new wireless card for my wife's Z410. I found the list of replacement parts on Lenovo's site and there's an add to cart option for 1 of the 9 options. The price is fine, so I click it, but it keeps saying that it fails. Do I just have to go elsewhere for the part?

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Hi all - I am trying to refresh this laptop with a clean installation of Windows 10. I have a USB with Windows 10 via Microsoft's Media Creation tool.

I can navigate to the BIOS via F2, boot tab and use F5/F6 keys to set the USB drive to the top. I have even attempted to use 2 USB keys at the same time, and set both of them above the eMMC drive in case it was an issue with my USB.

However, when pressing F10 (to save settings and exit), and navigating back to BIOS via F2, the boot order resets and shows the eMMC drive on the top every single time. I have also tried setting the USBs to the top first, then going to the exit tab -> save changes and navigating back to the boot tab. When doing so, the USB drive is still on top, but as soon as I have exit the BIOS and re-enter it, the eMMC drive is back on top.

Needless to say, trying any of the above (setting USB at the top of the list) and letting it boot, it will only boot up windows via my eMMC drive and never to Windows setup.

Secure boot is off, UEFI boot setting. USB boot enabled (all other settings are default). This occurred in BIOS 1.03 and 1.04 (most up to date).

Any ideas or suggestions?

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Hello everyone, I need some help, I have a Lenovo ThinkCentre A55 9636 Desktop, and I need to boot off a CD but when I insert the CD in the CD/DVD-ROM and restart, it won't boot of the CD, it doesnt even give a message at startup to change the boot sequence (like press F2 for boot) or something like that. anyhelp would be greatly appreciated. thanks,    


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A:cHANGE BOOT ORDER ON A Lenovo ThinkCentre

Hello, I am still struggling with this, and I hope that someone will be able to get the chance to assisst me with this. Thanks,

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Hi all,is there a way to order new original sticker for Lenovo G580 (like this one on picture)?I have new, very good G580 laptop (model 20150) and I am very satisfied. I replaced the CPU and put the new i7 3610QM in it, 8GB of RAM and SSD. The only thing that tore and which bothers me is sticker. xDIf anyone from Lenovo can help me with this, I would be grateful.  

A:Lenovo G580 - where to order original sticker?

Hi Wind,
Welcome to Lenovo Forums.
It really feels something amazing when people are concerned about stickers more than issue. I can honestly say that i haven't tried it. However if you asked me to guess I would suggest you to contact the nearest service center for futher assistance.
Hope this helps. Let us know how you get on.
Shashi Kumar
Did someone help you today? Press the star on the left to thank them with a Kudo! If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"! 

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Hello,After reinstalling Windows 10 ( Laptop came preinstalled with Windows 8) , I cannot see option of booting from USB or DVD. It doesn't exist anymore. I tried changing UEFI to Legacy and everything is the same, I don't get USB or DVD as options. 

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I purchased a used Leovo Z580 laptop; the seller put in a SSD, no operating system (the way I asked for it). It's like brand new, I don't think anyone ever used it. I have another Lenovo Z580, so I am familiar with this model. I purchased it to install Linux Mint, which I put on a thumb drive after downloading the .iso file. When I turn on the laptop, I get a blank screen and then after several seconds I get a list of options for the Boot Menu, starting with Windows Boot Manager. All the other drives are there, including the CD/DVD, the SSD, and the USB thumb drive, as well as two PCI LAN options. When I select any of these, the menu disappears, and the computer apparently reboots as the same menu comes up after a delay of several seconds. When I choose App Menu > Setup, I get the BIOS Settings menu. Under the Boot tab, I make certain that "boot from USB" is enabled. I change the boot order, putting USB at the top, and make certain to save these changes. When I exit out and reboot, the exact same menu comes up, with the exact same boot order as before, i.e.: not the USB. What am I doing wrong, and how do I fix it? Booting while holding F2 doesn't work, nor does F12, nor does booting it without the battery in. This series of laptops is kind of weird in that holding down the "b" key seems to summon the menu, but that does not work with this laptop. Plus, I seem to be getting to the boot order menu, just that changes never seem to "stick." What a... Read more

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Tldr: My cancellation request on un-shipped order was rejected so how do I return laptop without taking 15% restocking fee?  I want to return Thinkpad T580 that I ordered on Feb4th because I will be re-ordering it with different configuration. My order is not shipped yet (estimate date of shipping is Feb18th so I called CS to cancel my order and FS Reference Number was generated. After couple of hours . I got another email from Lenovo saying my return/cancel request is rejected because:"In regards to your recent cancellation request for order 4####, one or more items are in production or have already shipped. As a result, we are unable to cancel the below item(s) at this time." Lenovo return policy says that I need to pay 15% restocking fee https://www.lenovo.com/medias/returnpolicy.html?context=bWFzdGVyfHJvb3R8MzkxNXx0ZXh0L2h0bWx8aDRhL2g4...

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Dear All,       I was helpless, Request you to support me in this regards. I purchased a laptop in th month of May-2019. It was went repair in last week. There is line in Display. Then i approached your customer care they raised SO and Spare Part is delivered to Service center as on 03-12-2019 itself. I following with your support executive still i am not got service.    No One is providing proper support & information, Yesterday Arun Made a conference call with one of chennai service executive when i asked him about what happened. That service engineer center person telling there is a issue with Lenovo only Lenovo is supplied spare at one service center and communicated another service to coordinate.   This many issue with your service support then how can i trust your service quality. As informed by Mr.Arun If the Service is not rendered today (07-12-2019) , Monday(09-12-2019) lenovo will start the process of refund or replacement. Request you to look into the matter and speed up the process of Replacement if service is not completed by today (07-12-2019).   Such a Very bad experience I have faced in Lenovo. Lenovo should feel shame for treating customer like this. This shows the inefficiency of Lenovo.   Refer attached full Mail PDF Copy. The same copy is send to Mr.Rahul (MD India) & YuangingYang (CEO)


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I bought a laptop on the website (feb. 06) and the website estimated 5 - 7 days delivery. However, the website estimates that it will be feb 23 for the laptop to arrive and the laptop is expected to ship on the 12th (6 days after the order is placed)? What's going on? Why isn't the order being shipped in a punctual fashion?

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Hello, After talking to Nvidia support I found a reason for fps drops as big as from 80fps to 24fps while gaming. And that reason is GPU safe temperature limit set to 61*C in BIOS - after exceeding that temperature clock slows from about 1000 MHz to about 400 MHz making any game unplayable for the 30s in which the GPU cools down and this happens every 2 minutes making this computer worthless for games. Is it possible to somehow increase that value?

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Lenovo - X1C7 - X1 Carbon 7th Generation 2019 -  Pre-Order Start and Delivery Dates? Hi there! I am in the market to update my X1 Carbon 1st Gen(!) to the current, upcoming X1 Carbon 7th Gen (X1C7). Obviously, the only available option currently (as of January 28, 2019) on Lenovo.com is the X1 Carbon 6th Gen.May I ask if anyone knows when pre-order will begin and when delivery will start please?I saw the initial press announcement at CES that "delivery is June 2019", though that is very broad and doesn't differentiate between pre-order start date and actual delivery date.Thank you in advance.

A:Lenovo - X1C7 - X1 Carbon 7th Generation 2019 - Pre-Order Start and Delivery Dates?

Typically, Lenovo puts the laptops up for sale when they're ready to ship. So probably late May or early June would be when you can pre-order one, with delivery in June as well. 
Hope that helps. 

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Hi, I'm Erol from Turkey. I have a Lenovo B560 notebook and I need to get a "Windows 7 Home Bacis OA MEA Recovery Media.How can I get the recovery media CD/DVD ?My notebook is not eligible for create a recovery disk with using "Lenovo Digital Download Recovery Service (DDRS)"Therefore I followed the other methods like place a online request for a Recovery Media or contacting the Support Center. But I couldn't the order. Turkey Support Center told me that I couldn't get Recovery Media (free or paid) because my notebook is older than 5 years. Well what sould I do now? Where can I get a Recovery Media. Isn't there any method? I feel very desperate about this. Please help me the find a way out.

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Hello everyone, Yesterday I got a brand new B570. After first power on I got access to Bios (F2) and Bootorder (F12).Today, after installation of a win7/64 the B570 refuses to enter BIOS and Bootorder table.I found this :  message in this forum BIOS Access B570 i5 Sandybridge but it didn't work:He suggested: remove battery, remove BIOS battery and press power button for 30-40s.Has anybody an idea? I think BIOS rememered a wrong state of windows shutdown situation?May BIOS thinks that Windows in hibernation?Are there any suggestion or a way how I could reset BIOS this wrong situation ? Thanks in advancedWolf

A:Lenovo B570 (F2)NO BIOS ACCESS, no (F12) BOOT order Access

I have a circa Nov 2011 B570 that is now showing this problem.  It's out of the extended warranty as of Nov 14.History:  on Mon 3/16 while doing typing after a suspend I heard the awful "tink tink" similar to a HDD crash, got a blue screen and then nothing, just sat there for over 10 minutes trying to load the error data.  Powered off/on and now after PO and holding F2 it goes into the Please Wait .... with the blue task bar on the right at about 50% and nothing else happens.I removed the HDD and same symptoms.  Borrowed a known good 320G SATA drive from my son and same symptoms.  Disconn/reconn the BIOS battery on motherboard (I think that's what it is, small white plug accessable with large back HDD cover off near HDD compartment) no change. Tried the disconn and hold power button for 30 seconds shown in this forum, then reconn power and same symptoms.   I'm not going to pay for a new motherboard but it's frustrating a never-had-a-problem system goes "casters up" and isn't quite 3.5 yrs old.  Anyone got other ideas on what to try?  I do have both the recovery CD and a recent windows/system backup to a USB external drive if it turns out to be the HDD but I cannot get far enough to tell and am not enough of a PC expert to know how to force the way into setup or BIOS.

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Hello Lenovo Forums, System SpecsModel: Lenovo IdeaPad V570-1066A9UProcessor: Intel Core i5-2410M 2.3 GHzRAM: 6 GBStorage: 640 GB HDDScreen Type: WidescreenGraphics Card: Intel GMA HD 3000Size: 15" screen and 5.47 lbBattery Type: 48 Whr (Watt hours) First I will provide some background on what happened. I updated my old laptop (was running Windows 7) to Windows 10 a while ago. It was many years old and struggling to run Windows 10 efficiently. I decided to try and set up a dual boot of Windows 10 and Ubuntu 18.04 LTS today in order to make it a more useful machine and just to try some things out. I was following guides from online to help me setup the dual boot. I was using a live USB with Ubuntu installed on it through Rufus. Everything throughout the following guide went mostly according to plan until the last few steps:https://www.tecmint.com/install-ubuntu-16-04-alongside-with-windows-10-or-8-in-dual-boot/Towards the very end of the installation procedure, my installer crashed. It was a weird situation because the drive was partitioned correctly and apparently already had Ubuntu installed on it, but the installer crashed and gave me an error. I continued with the guide, dismissing this error because it looked like Ubuntu was installed correctly. The only part of the guide didn't work as expected was that the GRUB menu didn't show up after rebooting my computer. It just booted Windows like normal. I then tried to change the boot order and that's how I ran into ma... Read more

A:Changed Boot Order and Lenovo V570 Won't Boot

I would suggest that you disconnect the AC, remove the battery, remove the bottom cover (just the T shaped one that covers the HDD and RAM), unplug the CMOS battery (black disk with red and black wires next to the RAM), hold down the power button for 10 to 15 seconds, and then reassemble.    That should reset the BIOS to its defaults. Hopefully you have not overwritten Windows bootloader information on the HDD, but it is too early to tell.

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Windows7, IE8
History Browsing: "View By Order Visited Today"

Instead History will show Recents Pages by X pages (Recent FIFO method), it shows by "Today".

Every time when it is 00:00 (midnight), it resets all the history I've had.

I want to change it to "View By Order Visited" or "View By Order Visited for couple days", instead of "View By Order Visited Today" (Browsing History displays only for one day), So that If it pass midnight - I could still see the last links.

Any Edit Reg / Tweaking ?

Thank You

A:Replacing "View By Order Visited Today" to "View By Order Visited"

Wow that is so bad why on earth did they add Today to View by Order Visited
I don't want to depress you but it is the same in IE9
I doubt theres anything you can do: anybody know different ?

You could switch to another browser that has better options

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Hello, I have 2 problems that I can not fix.

1) I have a LG cd burner GCE 8527B firmware 1.03 that if I put a cd in it to read, my pc restarts automatically if I leave the cd in and restart. Otherwise, if it does not read the cd.

2) I had a LG dvd burner that seemed to stop working so I bought a Pioneer dvd-rw dvr 111D (updated the firmware to 1.29) which is never able to burn a full dvd, no matter the amount of stuff I want to burn. I always burn data. It always stops.

I have XP pro sp2 with all updates. I recently update the itapi 8211 to version with Microsoft updates.
I have no problem in my device manager and all is functionning.


My pc always starts. Is there something I can do? My dvd is primary master and my cd is primary slave. My c drive is second master and my other hard disk is 3rd master.

I am using nero 7 that came with my pioneer and I did the update.

I could add the following which relates to DMA:

I have intel 82801G (ich7) Ultra ATA Storage controller 27df - driver ver
I have Intel 82801GB/GR (ICH7) Serial ATA Storage controller 27C0 - driver ver

Primary IDE channel
= device 0 device type: Auto Detection, Transfer mode: DMA if available, Current transfer mode: UDMA mode 5
= device 1 device type: Auto Detection, Transfer mode: DMA if available, Current transfer mode: not applicable

Primary IDE channel
= device 0 device type: Auto Detection, Transfer mode: DMA if available, Current transfer mode: UDMA mode 4
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A:DVD and CD out of order

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Does someone know of a better website where I can print out a computer boot sequence (P..O.S.T) so I can print out. The order of the power-on-self-test. I want to print one out to show what the computer boot up process in ordering during the boot process. Meaning what a computer checks in order while begining boot... as soon as you push the power button. I have something below I found, but I want something a little organized to print out so I can post it on my wall
PS> I put something below to show you what I found, but I'm looking for something better to print

A:P>o>s>t in order


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Hi, can anyone help me out? i bought a computer and now i want to install windows 7 home premium 64-bit on it. i am not sure what order i should then proceed.
1/ install windows 7
2/install anti-virus software and do a scan
3/do a system image and backup on external drive (using macrium or windows 7)
4/create a system repair disk
5/ download drivers for motherboard and graphics card
thank you

A:new pc: in what order?

1/ install windows 7
2/ update fully
3/ download drivers for motherboard and graphics card from manufacturer site only
4/ install anti-virus software and do a scan
5/ do a system image and backup on external drive (using macrium) - no repair disk needed - follow macrium instructions

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I placed an order for four of these laptops, but I have not gotten a confirmation email and I cannot see it in my order history but I was given an order number and the relevant amount has been taken from my bank account...
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In what order do the fans come on? The first one seems quiet then the second one sounds like a vaccume... I am trying to figure this out because the second one always comes on for 10 seconds before a random restart and it would help to know which fan it is.


A:Fan order

Remove the side panel and look inside. It should be very easy to determine the noisy fan.

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I have an older Dell Optiplex 4600c i'm working on for my grandparents. Their CPU fan doesn't run at all (not even during POST/ startup), so obviously, it overheats and shuts down after 20 minutes or so.

Because Dell is awful, this model has a proprietary CPU fan, so I can't just get a new one off the rack. Before I order the replacement, then, is there anything else that could cause the fan to not spin except a bad fan or (less likely, but possible) a bad connection on the MoBo?

A:Before I order a new CPU fan...

It could be extremely dirty with dust, which is preventing the fan from running (getting started). Have you looked at the fan closely when energizing it to see if the fan's blades jump a little like it wants to start? If the blades jump like it wants to start you might be able to clean the fan and oil the bearing. Many people are successful in extending a fan's life by cleaning and oiling them. Might be worth a try...

Is this the fan? http://cgi.ebay.com/DELL-Blower-Dim...I&itu=UCI%2BIA%2BUA%2BFICS%2BUFI&otn=10&ps=63

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I bought 1G of RAM (Kingston) and it is the correct pairing that will go with the 256Kb that shipped in a Toshiba Satellite laptop. Both Toshiba and Kingston state that with this non-parity RAM, "like size" is not critical.

[200-pin SODIMM DDR2 PC2-4200, Non-ECC]

I pulled the 256-stick out and put the 1G in that slot and put the 256 into what I assumed was the (2) slot. But when I back-check it on Crucial.com, it shows the smaller (256) stick in the 1 slot with the 1G in the 2 slot.

Does the order of the sticks matter? I have always heard that the larger stick should go in the (1) slot but I can not find that spoken to or confirmed on any website.

Strange - I took the 256 out of the original slot, thinking they would ship it with the stick in the (1) slot. Wrong.

TIA, Ivan Growth

A:Order of RAM

Did you check insystem how much ram is showing? If correct ram is showing go with it

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hey, what is the best order, the first thing to do once i buy a new pc, 1.create a boot disc? 2. system restore 3. backup data (well i wouldn't have any data to backup when i first buy so count that one out), and last can i store backups and system restores on the same external hard drive? thanks

A:what's the best order?

If the computer comes with Windows pre-installed, then you should:

1. Create recovery disks
2. Enable virus/firewall protection (don't attempt to combine anti-virus products)
3. Create a system image and rescue (boot disk) for the image
4. Create data backups as you proceed

In that order.

System restore points? will probably be setup by default, so no need to tamper with that, although you should check it.

System restore points? are not stored externally - perhaps you are referring to system images? If so, then yes, images and backups can be stored to a single external device provided it is large enough.

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TWA, thanks for the link. Those of us who live in the country can't always get anything but dialup. Appreciate the work you do and see some very excellent responses to questions from your name. Thanks again.


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Is it possible to let the windows 8 use a list of DNS Domains when we try to go to internet. For Example, I need to access a pc with the name of pc1.mydomain.com which exists in a remote network that I am able to access through IP Address. Can I use mydomain.com
somewhere in my network settings which can be used by my system to go to this domain before checking on internet?

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