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New Lenovo G550 Laptop - no grippy when taskbar unlocked

Q: New Lenovo G550 Laptop - no grippy when taskbar unlocked

Just noticed there are no grippies when I unlock the Taskbar on my new (to me) Lenovo G550 laptop.

Any idea how to get them back?

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A: New Lenovo G550 Laptop - no grippy when taskbar unlocked

I have a Lenovo G500 and can't recall any specific bloatware that interferes there, but it nonetheless corrupts system files which could be the problem with the taskbar unlock anonmaly.

If this is still the factory install you can try to Clean Up Factory Bloatware then check the system file integrity, but you'll have a much better install if you Clean Reinstall Windows 7.

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HiI having a problem with the bluetooth on my Lenovo G550 serial number **** laptop. It came with  in-built Bluetooth software and drivers. It was working perfectly fine for several months.But, then recently a problem cropped up. Now, when I click the Bluetooth icon, click the adaptor on and then click 'Show Bluetooth devices', nothing really happens.The adaptor turns on and then after clicking 'Show Bluetooth devices, the search for locating bluetooth devices continues but no device is located. ( & this is when the bluetooth on my samsung mobile has been turned on).Earlier, it could easily located my cellphone. Similarly , if I try to browse files on my laptop by using the bluetooth on my mobilephone even then it doesn't work. I just get a message on the cellphone ie.  'connection lost'.I have carried several scans on my PC in past few days and the files always come out as clean so that's not a problem.I can't understand why I can't browse files when the bluetooth on both the laptop and mobile are switched on and both the devices are on discoverable mode.
Also, my hot key combination Fn + F5 does not show wireless settings menu now. However, it had been working fine for several months so this is a recent problem.
Please help. Thanks.
 
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A:my lenovo G550 laptop's bluetooth can't discover devices

re-installing power management will fix your function key combinations. then you can activate it by pressing fn + f5 > on/off

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I have been trying to fix a friends Lenovo G550 running Windows 7 Home Premium. The laptop won't boot and gives BSOD error "STOP: 0x000000F4 (0x00000003, 0x887925C8, 0x88792734 ...)" the codes in brackets change each time. It then does a crash dump and reboots.

There has been no new hardware or programs installed recently (apparently).

These are the steps I have taken:
Boot in all versions of Safe Mode (same BSOD).
Boot to Last Known Good Config (same BSOD).
Windows Startup Repair (can't solve problem reboots to BSOD).
Windows Restore (can't restore).
Windows Memory Diag (no problem found).
Removed one stick of RAM boot (BSOD), replace and remove other stick of RAM boot (BSOD).
Remove and reseat HDD.

My instinct tells me it is a HDD fault. Does anyone have any other suggestions or is the next reasonable step to buy a replacement HDD and reinstall Windows?

Thanks in advance.

A:Lenovo G550 Laptop BSOD STOP 0x000000F4 won't boot

Hi,

Please take a look at the following tutorial:

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/219533-troubleshooting-windows-7-failure-boot.html

cheers

Dave

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   Hi . Im adding 2 photos of my laptop specs . I had win 7 and down graded to xp because it takes less time and much esier to use when you in n hurry . What i need is a place to download the drivers thats missing  on the photo . I believe its xp 32 bit that i installed . If possible ... can you send me the links and i need to download it in a zip file to my phone  because my cd.dvd drive doesnt work. Maybe because of the drivers but i had to format and instal xp with my usb .   

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Recently installed Windows 7 on my Lenovo G550 (upgrade from Windows Vista), And I Can't install my bluetooth driver, which i already downloaded from Lenovo.com

it tells me to turn on the bluetooth, but i can't find it in the device manager and/or control panel

Can someone plz help me with that?

A:Bluetooth on Lenovo G550

Try Fn-F5 (Function key + F5 key)...this should bring up the Wireless and Bluetooth power panel.

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Hi im new.....have a old G550 laptop which at some point over the years i have removed some drivers bluetooth peripheal is 1 where can i get a download for this please ....i do have a new computer but love my old 1 thanks
 
Mod's Edit: Additional information added to Subject line for clarity of issue.

A:lenovo g550 - Need drivers

Welcome to the Lenovo Community !
 
Due to the age of the G550, all the available drivers and downloads for that model can now be found in the EOL Legacy Download Library at Lenovo.  Please follow this link....
 
https://download.lenovo.com/eol/index.html

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i have a very peculiar problem with my lenovo g550 lap, i kept it aside without using for 2 days, when i switched on the next day it didnt start, i removed the battery and tested but nothin worked only the battery charging light was glowing. suddenly after an hour and half it started working automatically and it worked fine throughout the day, next day i had same problem it started abt 2hrs later, i offed and oned it several time aftr tat it worked fine.......i still got tat problem.....cant make out whats wrong with it....give me some solution people













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A:LENOVO G550 not starting

Take out the battery.Press and hold power button for 30 seconds.Put battery back.Plug the AC charger and leave it until the battery is fully charged.Unplug the AC charger.Power on your machine.If problem persists, call customer service to solve this problem.





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I want to do a clean install and replace the pre-installed Vista with Windows 7. I see that the Lenovo G550 download page has drivers for Windows 7, but where is the pre-installed software, like Veriface, camera software, and all other pre-installed Lenovo software? I looked at all OS options for the G550 on the download page, and NONE of them had the G550 laptop software, all they had for each OS option was only  the drivers. I understand that I can make a recovery DVD, but as I understand  it, it will return the system to the factory fresh state (all pre-installed programs installed, but also with the factory installed VISTA  - yuck!). I didn't see any option to only re-install the  Lenovo software without also re-installing the OS. When I look at the download pages for other Lenovo  laptops, I see that they have drivers AND SOFTWARE, but the G550 has no software except for the drivers. Since the G550 came with no software disks, and there doesn't seem to be any of the software online, how exactly does one do a clean installation of an operating system, and then re-install the Lenovo software, on a G550? I was able to find downloads of programs like Veriface on the Lenovo site for different laptop models, but unfortunately those were much older software versions, and for a different Operating system. Why can't Lenovo post all of the software online? If they aren't going to provide the software on DVD... Read more

A:Where is the software for the Lenovo G550???

A week later and still no software? Come on Lenovo, I looked through the forums and saw that I wasn't the only one looking for the downloads. The only thing I can find is older Veriface software for G530s, and that is 32 bit ( I need 64 bit) G550 owners need the software downloads for Veriface, EasyCapture and whatever else you installed on the machine. Why did Lenovo not provide reinstallation DVDs with the computer? Since this wasn't done, then you should at least provide us with download links for this software. There are a lot of folks waiting to upgrade to Windows 7, and they would like to be able to use their built-in webcams after a clean install of Windows 7. DELL provides both reinstallation Disks AND  download links; why is Lenovo incapable of doing the same?

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Hello everybody, there is an offical Lenovo Advisory for Meltdown & Spectre in Combination with Lenovo Products:https://support.lenovo.com/nl/en/solutions/len-18282 But i can't find information about my Lenovo G550. Does anybody has further information?Do we will see an upgrade for our devices?

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HELP....I have a Lenovo G550 that is running Windows7 and has been for several months! Anyway, it will connect to the internet via wireless, but it only stays connected for a few minutes. I have other computers in the house and they remain connected, so that leads me to believe it's not the router.

Thus far I've done a few odds and ends suggested on other sites to eliminate my problem, like taking the battery out for 30 minutes, changing the power setting....I ran spybot to see if there was some bug lurking around and none of that helped.
 

A:HELP...Lenovo G550 won't stay connected

How does it work with an ethernet connection?

Do you have the latest wireless driver from the external adapter manufacturer's web site or Lenova's site if an integrated adapter?

Please attach a screen shot of the Networks page of the Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector.
 

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My 3ys old Lenovo G550 has stopped accepting power from the power jack. It's been fluffy for a while and has needed massaging to work, but now it's game over. It's doesn't with/without the battery. Been surfing around and partly concluded that it's a weak point in this design. Was on the Lenovo support today, and it will be too expensive to let them work the problem. Also learned that the power jack comes as a pigtail that can be purchased, but the laptop needs a total tear-apart to exchange the cable. Have not been able to find instructions/videos showing the needed tricks. Anyone in here that can help, or has experience with the same issue?
 

A:Lenovo G550 power issue

Sorry to hear this as I own a G550. My first thought after receiving and plugging power cord into it first time " what a cheesy weak and wimpy feel it had" - I've been waiting for it to crater ever since. Frankly surprised it has lasted this long. However, when it does, I'll not hesitate to tear that sucker apart to attempt a fix.

Good luck on getting it working. If you do find a maintenance manual, please do share.
 

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I have bought new laptop. my laptop model is Lenovo G550(32 Bit, 3 GB RAM, 320 hard disk, 2.06 processor). I have got inbuilt windows vista home basic and created a back up in 2 DVD by lenovo one key recovery. by doing this this I made a genuine copy of windows vista home basic. but few days ago my system got corrupt and it need to repair or reinstall. so I used the those 2 DVD and trying to repair the system. but it shows me the message like "the image format is supported or corrupt". I am unable to install it. so I have install windows vista home premium in my laptop. I have installed some drivers like audio, graphics, lan, wlan, etc...

But I haven't get Lenovo's on software like easy capture, variface, easy recovery.

May you help me???

A:Require Lenovo G550 Softwares

Hi-

If the recovery DVDs that you burned are bad, use the recovery partition to re-install Vista. If the recovery partition is bad, you will need to purchase replacement recovery DVDs from the system manufacturer.

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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Having problems with a Lenovo G550, it gets a blue screen which I cant freeze. It boots to windows load screen then has a 0,1sec blue screen before it restarts and starts on it again. Ive tried all the options available (safe mode etc)

any tips?

nvm,
 

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Hi  My problem is that when I tried to open the laptop battery sign odd side of the flashing light.Renovation work was already working as plug in my battery life was over,but now began to work

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Hello, I bought my Lenovo G550 model 20023 around 4 years ago. When I recieved the laptop there was not any operating system on it and the seller told me that this model does not have one. But now, after years!, by accident I came across this link that shows all the G550 series have windows OS preinstalled on them. My CPU is Intel pentium T4400 with 2 DDR3 gigabte of RAM. My hard disk is 250 GB. I could not find exactly a g550 laptop with these specifications in that link, but there are two models with the same CPU. Does my laptop have a windows os? If yes, can I take it back by lenovo company?   

A:Lenovo G550 Model 20023 OS

Hi yashar2014, welcome to the forums,
 
the odf you linked to only contains models manufactured for the US market, I don't believe there was a document of this type for systems sold on the European market at the time.    You can tell they are US systems by the "U" on the end of the type / model numbers e.g. 2958-2CU.
 
Do you have a similar 7 digit type and model number on your system or any other identifying numbers except the serial number?  Do you have the Lenovo order number for the system?   I'm pretty sure there were versions of the G550 on sale in Europe with DOS preinstalled, no Windows OS.

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The internet access WIFI WAN(Miniport) drivers crashed. I need to replace them. Somewhere on the Lenovo website I thought I saw advice that stated there is disk that can be purchased to replace the old drivers. Is this true? What is the name of the product? The service center in my area stated that there is no product, and that I needed to pay them for installation plus the product. Sounds a little off.... If there is a product I can purchase to restore the seven (7) drivers, as I cannot access the internet from my computer at it's location and must go to a public computer. See attachment for what I am trying to replace.


























Network Adapters.docx ?147 KB

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Hi all i now have a working Copy of the Hard Disc image that you create with the One Key Recovery System that has the entire image of the Hard Disc. This means The One Key Recovery Partition works upon pressing the One Key Recovery Button. So if you have just lost your Discs or had a Hard Drive wipe or Upgrade and would like to restore the System Back to lenovo please PM me. Its for the Lenovo G550 with Nvidia 210M Graphics card which 500GB hard disc it might work with the 320GB version or a 105M Nvidia card but it will not work with the Intel X4500 version as the driver is not there how ever you can easly download the drivers from intel. Just thought i'd like to help the Community of Lenovo!!

A:Lenovo G550 Recovery Solution

I have a Lenovo G550 and I would be interested in the Windows XP PRO recovery discs. I just bought this laptop from CompUSA, it was advertised as having WIn XP PRO pre-loaded, but it came with WIN 7. I am an electrical engineer who uses software that is still not WIN 7 compliant. So I needed a laptop that had WIN XP PRO pre-loaded. CompUSA is of no help, Lenovo is giving me the run around. Thank you so much!

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Hallo, ich ben?tige dringend einen neuen Aku f?r den LENOVO G550 und bin auf Hohe Qualit?t Akku Lenovo G550,Lenovo G550 Laptop Akku zu verkaufen bei akku-haus.com gesto?en. Die Preise fand ich sensationell, die Garantie liest sich gut - kann man dem trauen, hat schon jemand Erfahrungen mit denen gemacht?
THX

A:LENOVO G550 Battery Replacement?

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Hello everyone.I have a Lenovo G550 with:Celeron dual core T300 1.90Ghz with 800MHz FSB2GB Ram DDR3 PC8500S (have 2 slots, 1 in use)Motherboard NITU1 (U2E1) chipset GL40. My Ram runs at 400MHz instead of 1066MHz and I want to change that. DDR 3 in 400MHz is stupid.I login in Bios as supervisor but it doesn't let me make changes! Why???Please can anyone help me?    

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Hello, i got this little problem with my G550 (model 20023). I decided to do some memory upgrade and bought Corsair 2x4GB MacMemory (CMSA8GX3M2A1066C7). Those modules are 1066 MHz and should be supported by GM45 onboard, and 1,5v - same as the stock Hynix 1GB+2GB modules (1GB is HMT112S6BFR6C). The problem is that when i place two new 4GB modules the laptop powers on, lights are on, HDD probably spinning, but screen stays black When i try only one 4GB module everything is working fine, with old 2GB + new 4GB it works probably fine, BIOS and W7 recognizes 6GB as it should. Any advice will be very appreciated.

A:Lenovo G550 8GB RAM upgrade problem with GM45 - bl...

Hi faktura , 
 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
 
Would you be running on a 32 bit or a g4 bit Windows 7 ?
Would using one 4GB work as tested on each slot alone?
 
Similar discussion here and here that you can also review . 
 
Update us soon as convenient
 
Regards

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Greetings! While I was disconnect my USB Mouse from one of my ports, the black piece of plastic inside the port broke off and remained inside the mouse's USB plug ... I hope that made sense. I'm not a bull-in-a-china-shop kind of guy, and didn't do anything out of the ordinary while removing the plug. This notebook is probably out of warranty, so no joy there. Do we think this might be an easy/cheap fix? Thanks! - Dale

A:Lenovo G550 Notebook USB Port FUBARED

Hi beggersrun,
 
You may able to use the USB port on the laptop as it should work, you can try taking out the piece from the mouse else you won't able to use the mouse
 
 
Best Regards,
Tanuj

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Hi, I just bought a brand new g550 and found the @ and quote keys are switched. Hitting the @ key produces quotation marks and vice versa. I'm new to notebooks and laptops, so please tell me whether I'm missing something, or whether I bought a lemon. Thanks 

A:Lenovo g550 @ and quote keys switched

Go to regional settings, languages and change the keyboard layout.  i.e. if it is set to usa, change to UK or to what ever you need Also check that all other settings in the regional settings are set to what you require Reboot and you should be ok Hope the above helps Regards  Mark

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Sorry if this is in the wrong section.

So I had one of those TDSS Google Redirect virus things. It wasn't too much of a problem but it was irritating. Anti-virus things would automatically close a few seconds after I started any scan. So I figured that it would be much easier to just put it back to factory settings (I didn't have much saved any way).

So after the factory reset, during the Windows 7 Installation the mouse wasn't moving. Then I plugged in my USB mouse in and it started moving. I don't have a USB Keyboard so I used the on screen keyboard to fill out the rest. However when I try to use the inbuilt Keyboard and Touchpad they don't respond. I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling the drivers for both, I have updated the BIOS, I've tried using function and F8 all to no avail.

The keyboard works in the BIOS (I can select Safe Mode, etc) but not in Safe Mode or actual Windows.

BTW the laptop is Lenovo G550 if that helps anyone.

Can someone please help? Thanks!
 

A:Lenovo G550 - Keyboard and Mouse Problem

Bump!
 

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Good afternoon everyone,  I'm hoping you can help. up front i'm a total ludite.  Recently i've been haveing  extream slow speeds with wifi only. I've had the modem changed, the cords changed and tested etc. etc.  the wifi on my phone is perfect, the wifi on the laptop is brutal I've run the lenovo service bridge and put i my serial number and it keeps telling me it's a desktop. I think i've updated the drivers correctly and it's still abhorently slow.  update tells me that there's nothing to update. up until about a month ago everythign was running fine.  Please help?

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we had here a lot of topics about 940mx.this card is blocking on 61 deegres and cannot reach any higher temperature. it causes some fps drops and this is very annoying.lenovo pls hear us and create a unlocked bios for us bcause we cant play anything on this laptop(sorry for my bad england xDD) 

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Hello,first of all, here the necessary informations for my Laptop: G550 Laptop (Lenovo) - Type 2958 - Model 29588MGT4500(2.3GHz), 2GB RAM, 320GB 5400rpm HD, 15.6in 1366x768 LCD, Intel 4500M, CDRW/DVDRW, Broadcom 802.11bg wireless, 10/100 Ethernet, Camera, 6c Li-Ion, Win7 Home Premium 32(taken from the lenovo page via serial-number) I'm trying to fix the laptop of a friend. He deinstalled a lot of drivers for some reason, and after that the laptop wasn't running anymore.I thought, sure no problem we just format the hard drive and reinstall windows. Unfortunatelly after formating i couldn't find the chipset drivers on the lenovo web page. I contacted the german lenovo support but they told me they do not provide the driver for windows 7, only xp and vista. I asked if it would work when using vista but he didn't know.  And now i wanted to ask if anybody could please help me with this. I thought the driver must exist because the laptop was bought with windows 7.  Or did they just use vista and it works more or less? Help would be very much appreciated, thanks!

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Hello,

I have Lenovo G550 with windows 7! It shows that the Internet is connected but the IPv4 and IPv6 connectivity says no network access. I updated and reinstalled drivers, typed in some cmd command and restarted computer with no success. I also called tech support and they had me go into safe mode, the Internet didn't work there so he said it was a driver problem but wouldn't help me fix it because I didn't have two hundred dollars. Also when I connect the Ethernet cord i get the same message and the other computer in the house is working fine. Please help! Thank you
 

A:Solved: Lenovo G550 IPv4/6 connectivity not working

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Hi, i was playing battel field 4 and noticed a big transparent pixels on my screen like 10 and counting so i shutdown my laptop, after 5 minutes i powered it up to find that it cannot go beyond lenovo logo screen(logo screen then a black screen for 2-3 minutes then the windows start up sound heared without any thing apearing on the screen)tried to revive by pressing f8 but their is nothing is showen on the laptop screen, connected external monitor throw vega cable still the sameafter a day i tried to power up my machine it beeps one short beep and stays black no logo no display same with external monitor , removed the hdd and ram still no displaypower led wifi led and hdd led are glowing removed hdd to test it on other machine and it works finewhat to do?!

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Came across this site while searching for help on this problem.

Tom had same problem here:

http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/1012670-lenovo-g550-keyboard-mouse-problem.html

I have done a full Lenovo Factory recovery & had to use USB KB & mouse upon installation.
Have tried it twice - both were working fine & work in Bios/Dos.

Anyone have any idea?
 

A:Lenovo G550 Keyboard & Mouse not working after Factory Recovery.

What exactly isn't working? The laptop keyboard/trackpad, or an external keyboard and mouse?

If it's the internal, you may need to get the drivers from the laptop manufacturer. If it's the external, it could be USB drivers.

Have you checked Device Manager? Are there any devices with yellow ! ...if so, those devices need drivers installed.
 

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Good day all I have installed Windows 10 Pro 64-bit on an old Lenovo G550. It used to work well on Windows 7, but now I cannot install or update the display drivers in order to connect an external display (LG 49" TV) at 1920 x 1080. Windows installed its own useless drivers that obtains at least 1366 x 768 on both the laptop and the TV when displays are duplicated. Then the highest I can go is 1366 x 768. When I select "Show only on 2" (which is essentially what I want to do), it goes down to an even worse display resolution, but this also disables the Resolution drop-down.  I have downloaded every version of drivers know to God and man from Lenovo's and other sites, but all of them tells me: "This computer does not meet the minimum requirement for installing software." I have deleted the driver and reinstalled via "Scan for hardward changes" as well. I have done a Windows update as well. I have no idea what to do next. How do I fix this stupid problem? Please help me. Thank you in advance.Kind regardsRenier

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My G550 Laptop now won't load Windows10 after the latest enforced update. I get the initial Lenovo screen with F2 options etc then the blue Windows logo followed by Attempting to recover installation then Restoring your previous version of Windows then back to the Lenovo screen. Any thoughts?

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HI!
I was listening to music and surfing net on my Windows 8 running HP 650 laptop, when suddenly everything froze.
I restarted the laptop by hard pressing the power key. But now at the start-up, the laptop is showing "No OS was found on Boot Drive, please install OS and try again".

When i used the windows 8 DVD for refreshing/resetting it, it says can not refresh because the drive is locked.
i tried running linux from a live image, but that linux also does not list my HDD when i use GParted to check.

I also tried doing a fresh installation from my Windows 8 DVD but when it asks for location to install Windows to, it does not show any drive!

Please Help!!!

A:Drive Unlocked, Laptop does not recognize HDD now

Welcome to EightForums.

Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.

Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
Hard Drive Diagnostic Procedure

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How can I get my webcam to take a pic when the computer is unlocked. I live in a frat house and someone has been using my computer. I want to know who. I know the task scheduler has a trigger of "when computer is unlocked" how can I make use of that? Or is there a fancy script someone knows how to write?

A:webcam to automatically take a pic when laptop is unlocked

Why not just require a password to use it ?

Or

Put it in a box & put a padlock on it ?

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I hope someone can give me some advice. I've a friend with a G550 running Windows 7 32 with only 2 GB of RAM, and it's woefully slow. I suggested he update to 4 GB (his system is obviously only capable of addressing 4 GB) and, as I recently updated my G560 to 8 GB (I'm running 64 bit Windows) I wondered whether I could give him one of my two old 2 GB modules (1 original, one added Crucial), or replace both, to upgrade his system? On paper, the memory seems to be similar to my untutored eye - am I missing some incompatibility between the two systems? Thanks for any help you can give.





IainLenovo G560 - Windows 7 Home Premium x64

A:Compatibility of RAM modules between G550 & G560 laptop's - SOLVED

G550:2GB, 3GB, or 4GB std / 4GB max / PC3-8500 1066MHz DDR3, non-parity,dual-channel capable, two 204-pin SO-DIMM sockets;Italics: standard memory in both sockets; no sockets available;Non-italics: standard memory in one socket; 1 socket available G560:2GB or 4GB std / 8GB max / PC3-8500 1066MHz DDR3, non-parity,dual-channel capable, two 204-pin SO-DIMM sockets;Italics: standard memory in both sockets; no sockets available;Non-italics: standard memory in one socket; 1 socket available Both machines have same memory spec.

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This  G550  was working well till I was persuaded, perhaps unwisely,  in 2016 to 'upgrade' from Win 7 to 10. Since then bluetooth has vanished; also more and more often the laptop won't boot up ~ i have to keep trying turning it off and on maybe half a dozen times then it comes back up eventually but I fear at some point it will stop ~ then what? Another thing which SOMETIMES works and sometimes doesn't  ( I don't understand how that can be ) is that I have it hooked up to a large screen monitor.......... But sometimes it won't send a signal to that................ Again, if I restart a few times eventually it does.  Are the above all driver issues ?     If  it's amatter of downloading new drivers could someone please provide the actual link ? Or would it be better to try to revert from WIN 10 to WIN 7 ?  ( and if so how do I do that ? ) I suppose I could buy a new machine but not really inclined to if I can get this one to work more reliably........... Before the win 10 upgrade it did everything I need ( basically web browsing and emailing ). Oh, did I mention that LOADS of music I had stored has also become inaccessible ?   The songs and albums are still  LISTED  on the screen  but when you click on them nothing happens.    i would like to get that back too. YES I have done a fresh re install of windows  ~ no improvement.

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I have a Lenovo G550 2.2 Ghz with 250 gb hdd. Now i have a ram of 2gb 8500s but i want to upgrade to bigger ram.do you know if a 4gb ddr3 10600 ram works with the laptop? And also will it be complied with the 2gb ram as well so i can have in total 6gb ram? I want to make it faster to open some programs like photoshop and also to reduce the boot time. thank you

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Hello!I recently noticed that the Lenovo battery gauge icon is missing from my taskbar, I can't activate it, there's no way, I right-click the taskbar - > Toolbars -> Lenovo baterry Gauge, and it doesnt work. I also open Lenovo Settings and click "about and setting" and then try to set on "activate lenvovo battery gauge" , and nothing happens either, actually, the icon turns "on" but when I click elsewhere it goes back to "off". What can I do? What's happening? 

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I am totally disappointed in Lenovo's customer support. My lenovo 710s was bought less than 1 year ago (as of 10/6/2017, when I sent it in for repairs) and had 2 years warranty (1+1 year of extended warranty). I sent my laptop for repair due to a white spot issue on the monitor, affecting viewing of webpages and videos. However, the laptop was returned after 3 weeks without any fixes/repairs, as Lenovo claimed that it was a cosmetic issue. I wrote a message on their customer care website on 3/7/2017. However, they ignored me and there was no reply to date.  I thought Lenovo is a reliable and popular brand. However, it turned out to be a horrible decision, much to my dismay! 

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Hello !I've this old laptop whici is still useful to me. Alas the hard disk died on me and I could not find the recue CD I made when I bought it.I was able to install Vista home basic using the key found on the sticked on the back (barely legible... ) And had to activate throug phone .... But the computer is running right. I was able to get the proper driver using Google but found nothing in the French support Lenovo website ...I would like to get all the proper software this laptop came with (Power management, update, fingerprint.... ).Do you know if there is a "legacy" support site ?Many thanks in advance for your help.

A:Lenovo 3000 N200 laptop (0769BAG) looking for Vista Lenovo software

Hi,
 
Yes, the EOL site is here and your machine is listed.
 
Regards,
Dave

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hello. My name is Raghavendra mishra.my mobile number is +918860610601.I Purchased a laptop on 9 th of feb 2017.when i open this laptop when i reach home then i found a red pixel on the screen.then i call to support team of lenovo for DOA. After hearing me they tell to send the picture of screen to sosupport after one day they say that we cant see any pixels so i visit customer service centre at noida after diagnosing my system they send all report that they found spot on screen to lan care.after one day i received call from support team and they say your DOA request and part replacement team has been denied they say that this is a general issue.and we cant do any thing.i m very disappointed after buying this laptop because i don't expect this type of service from lenovo.I attach the pics of screen where a red spot on left upper side of screen is found. thanks&rgards Raghavendra Mishra

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I'm not knowledgeable about notebook. Can someone help me I don't if there is the possibility to change the board on my ecs g550 to something with better video?
 

A:Ecs G550

This is a laptop/notebook? Usually the video card is not changeably on these except for pssibly higher end computers. What is it you are trying to do that requires a better video card? If gaming, most notebooks are not well suited to gaming.

I did a check of the ECS website and they dont list the G550 they list a G556 and a G553 how ever.
 

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Q: g550

can anyone tell me why my laptop's output in my tv is black and white there is no color at all is there a problem with my laptop or maybe its my cable?
 

A:g550

Check your settings for the video output in the video card settings, if you're in the Americas it should be NTSC and PAL in Europe.
 

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Hi everyone,
I have just started using one of Lenovo's hybrids, the Yoga 2 11, after using for a while a previous model (IdeaPad Yoga 11s).
Windows 8.1 on both.
Now, my new Lenovo surprised me with an interestingly annoying feature - it won't allow me to pin Windows apps to the taskbar. I've tried from the Start Apps menu and from everywhere. Only, I didn't try clicking on the app icon when it is running and shown on the taskbar - simply because it won't: there's no way to access the taskbar while an app is open unless returning to the desktop.
I'm quite a beginner but I don't understand why there are such differences when the operating system is the very same. All of this is referred to while in Laptop mode so I can't even see how Lenovo could have an influence on it.

If anyone out there ever had such an issue...

A:Lenovo hybrid - apps won't be shown/pinned on taskbar

Hello Armonia, and welcome to Eight Forums.

The modern apps are full screen in Windows 8.1, and will cover the taskbar. You can use step 3 or 5 to open the taskbar while you have a modern app open to see it.

Taskbar - Open in Windows 8.1

Resetting and clearing all pinned items on the taskbar may be able to help with not being able to "Pin to taskbar" if it's corrupted.

Taskbar Pinned Apps - Reset and Clear in Windows 8

Hope this helps for now,
Shawn

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Hei!When I open the battery widget it gets cropped by the taskbar! HELP! 

























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