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Can't find Chipset Drivers for Lenovo G550 - Windows 7

Q: Can't find Chipset Drivers for Lenovo G550 - Windows 7

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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Preferred Solution: Can't find Chipset Drivers for Lenovo G550 - Windows 7

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

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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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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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Hi.I have Lenovo Y400 with Windows 10 updage, since I've been upgraded from Windows 7. Currently I have problems with external usb 3.0 hdd because of lack of Intel chipset drivers for C216 chipset Intel HM76 motherboard. External usb hdd occasionally fails to be regonized by system and doesn't work until I uplug it and plut it again.According to Intel's community they don't support this motherboard as it is shipped as OEM for laptop manufacturers, so I'm asking my question here. Is Lenovo Y400 model already obsolete and we won't get Windows 10 upgrade with drivers ugraded?

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Hi, i have a g550 with 8Gb of ram and an intel T6600, whats the maximum cpu can it handle thus buying and upgrading.

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Hello, I've G500 with Windows Xp x32. Since I'm looking for upgrading its RAM to 8g, I would have to convert to Windows Xp x64. The problem is, I can't find Windows Xp x64 drivers on "Lenovo Drivers & Software", Only Windows 7 x64. How can I fix that problem..?! Would Windows Xp x32 drivers work on x64..?! Thanks


























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Hi.
I have an Advent DT1404. Windows 7 home premium 64 bit.
The motherboard is Foxconn H61MXL/H61MXL-K.
I have a message to say Code 28, no ethernet controller driver.
I have downloaded a Lan driver from Foxconn and a chipset driver, but I cannot install them as I do not know how to.The device manager cannot find them.
Can anyone help? Also, do I need the ethernet controller given that my pc is connected wirelessly to the internet?
My pc is running slow and freezing a lot, but I do not know if this is connected to there being no ethernet controller working. Does anyone know?
Thanks a lot,
laurencewithau

A:cannot find or install ethernet controller or chipset drivers

Hi, I use a piece of software called SlimDriver. Give that a go. Download it, run it, and it finds any drivers that are missing or needing updating

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Hi, I can't find drivers for Windows 7x32 bit for my new Lenovo G50-30. Looks like Lenovo support doesn't have them. Am I wrong?

A:Can't find drivers for Lenovo G50-30 for Windows 7 32-bit

G50-30 is delivered with Win8 so it will only support Win 8, and later i think WIn10.Did you install win7? if so what are you missing?

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Hi,

I think my chipset is Intel Pentium 4 CPU 2.93GHz and my motherboard is Gigabyte GA-8TRC410M-NF but when using Driver Genius to scan for driver updates it reports back AMD South Bridge Driver (PCI bus) & AMD Chipset Drivers (ATII/O Communications Processor SMBus Controller) need installing/updating ?

Do I need them ? I think I've installed ATI Catalyst before for the SMBus driver but recently uninstalled because I didn't understand what it was for and didn't like the folder/installer

A:AMD Drivers On An Intel Chipset (South Bridge & Chipset Drivers ?)

First thing, check your specs just to be 100% sure of what you have.

Second, Driver Genius and any similar program is not really recommended as they aren't particularly reliable.

Then if you still have drivers for stuff you don't have we can talk about them.

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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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i have lenovo g550 and the motherboard now is deadthis is not my problem because i can buy a new one but the problem here is because i set bios password for the hard and now can not connect the hard to any other laptop because it asks for the password if i installed it as a master hdd and when i enter the password it says that the password is incorrect but i'm sure that it is the same password because i use it since i bought the labtop since 2010 and now when i connect the hdd via usb it doesn't appear in partitions or in device manager and in disk management appears as an unallocated spacenow i have to unlock this hdd and noway to repair the old motherboard because the vga chipset was damaged and i need all the data on the hdd how can i solve this problem?????if i buy the same model for the motherboard can this fix the problem or the problem related for the old mother board and memory for the bios  please any hope to solve this? 

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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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So in the last few days ive been trying to understand a bit more about motherboards and fix my old laptop (No lights and does not turn on).  I Took the motherboard out and plugged the charger in.I Get power from the charger and the charging port is sending power to the motherboard.  So the next place i went to is the mosfets. (PQ301, PQ302)  Which seem to be the first thing that gets power after the charging port.The first mosfet gets 19v, the second one has 19v on input and nothing on output. and from there nothing gets power. Is The fix Just replacing the mosfet?

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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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I have tried on Google to find an update for my NVIDIA nForce 780i SLI SPP Chipset but only found updates for XP version. Anyone have links?

A:Cannot find Chipset update for Windows 7

You mean like this one,

NVIDIA DRIVERS 15.53 WHQL

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I have a problem with a G550 laptop, running windows 7.No matter what I do, wifi will not work. When the manual switch is set to wifi on and i press fn+f5, nothing happens.The wifi card is recognized in windows, i have the latest drivers from lenovo support page and so on.I have tried literary everything, including windows reinstall and still nothing.When I run windows diagnostics it also says "wifi options (or something like that) are not enabled" and i tried with readycomm which says the same thing. Is this actually some kind of a hardware defect?













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A:Lenovo G550 will not let me enable wifi

Flick the switch on front of laptop by headphone and mic ports.

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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 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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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.


























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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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Can I upgrade my G550 laptop Samsung EVO 850 SSD SATA III, it says SATA III? Moreover, I have copied my data to external drive and would like to do fresh installation of windows 7 using Windows 7 ISO File download, it says your product key indicates OEM installation of windows 7, please contact your service provider about recovery options. What should I do? Any help is appreciated as I want to run Ubuntu and Windows 7 side by side. 













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A:Lenovo G550 - Upgrade to Samsung EVO 850 SSD?

@lenlappy wrote:
Can I upgrade my G550 laptop Samsung EVO 850 SSD SATA III, it says SATA III? Moreover, I have copied my data to external drive and would like to do fresh installation of windows 7 using Windows 7 ISO File download, it says your product key indicates OEM installation of windows 7, please contact your service provider about recovery options. What should I do?
 
Any help is appreciated as I want to run Ubuntu and Windows 7 side by side.
 

There are some caveats to "dual booting" with Windows 7 or later, ones that could make your system inoperative (hang at BIOS screen).  Would suggest that you make a set of recovery disks before making changes as this is critical to re=install the  OEM partitions if your Dual Boot procedure fails to work and bricks out the system.
 
Also - I have heard that Linux Mint is the better "debian" version to use when dual booting.  I have been using Mint 17.2 for several months now and love it.  Would say to post on their forum for best answers on setting up a "dual boot" with Windows 7.
 
Cheers.
 
CB

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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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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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I am upgrading a Lenovo G550 that I purchased a few years ago for my wife. So far I was able to install 8GB or RAM and a 500GB HDD with no issues. However when I tried to upgrade the processor, the laptop would not power up. It will turn on and the lights will indicate that the HDD is on and the battery is on, but I do not get the Lenovo splash screen. I hear my fan going but nothing happens. Only a black screen. I purchased an Intel Core 2 Duo processor P7550 (2.26GHz, 1066MHz FSB, 3MB L2 Cache) based on the speciation sheet below. I was wondering if anyone might know where I could find any documentation that specifically lists what CPUs are compatible with the Lenovo G550. Ideally I'd like to install the best processor it will take. Thank you.http://www.lenovo.com/shop/americas/content/pdf/notebooks/Essential/G-Series/G550%20Datasheet.pdf 













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A:Lenovo G550 processor upgrade

hi gbueno832,
 
Welcome to the Forums.
 
The P7550 CPU that you purchased, was that taken out from another Lenovo G550 machine? If no then this is likely the problem as only specific processor FRU's are allowed in the BIOS (whitelist).
 
In addition, is your G550 model (e.g., 2958-3BU) listed in this pdt datasheet?
 
I've looked into the specs and the G550 model uses either an Intel PM45, Intel GM45, or an Intel GL40 chipset and a compatible CPU for an upgrade will be dependent on these chipset. To check what chipset you have, you will need to put back the original CPU and use tools utility tools like HWINFO.
 
 
Regards

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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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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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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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hello! got problem when instaled touchpad drivers from here:http://consumersupport.lenovo.com/ot/en/DriversDownLoads/APR_Driver_List.aspx?CategoryID=600154&OS=W... this driver: Alps Pointing-device Driver7.2.1602.13012009-09-102.63 MBWindows 7 32bitinstaled okey, after reboot, touchpad and keybord doesn't react, doesn't workmaybe any of You guys have a solution? With this driver I hoped to work my G550 touchpad scroll any help?













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A:G550 touchpad drivers problem

if windows install drives for touchpad, do not install touchpad drivers.

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Recently, due to some hardware failures, I had to replace my motherboard. I also decided to reinstall Windows 10.

When I went to install the chipset drivers (16.4.2 Crimson, 64-bit), the only things it wanted to install were graphics related.

I can install these manually, but I'm not sure which drivers I should replace; it's simply been to long since I've had to do this and my memory isn't as sharp as it used to be. I have an MSI 990FXA Gaming motherboard, 8350 Processor, 16GB RAM, two WD HDDs (1TB boot and 3TB storage; prepping for eventually getting an SSD) and an MSI R9 270X Gaming 2GB video card running two monitors.

Thanks for reading. Any help that can be given is appreciated.

A:AMD Chipset Drivers and Windows 10

Your images indicate to me that everything is fine, just use the computer. There's no yellow symbols on the items shown which if there would indicate a problem. I have 2 Custom computers with AMD CPUs, 4-core and 3-core, running Win10 without problems.

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I'm having a problem with system file corruption on two computers with ASUS Sabertooth 990FX Rev 2 motherboards and some resulting issues after upgrading from Windows 8.0 to 8.1. ASUS still doesn't have 8.1 chipset drivers available for their AMD motherboards but they have 8.1 for their Intel boards, which is interesting. I have been told by a third level MS Support person that the corruption is caused by a hardware issue and he refuses to troubleshoot the computer until the corruption is resolved. He said that in the 8.0 to 8.1 upgrade, Microsoft made some significant changes so he thinks that 8.1 chipset drivers should be installed.

Every few days, when I run sfc /scannow, it finds corruption. If sfc can't fix it, then I run the dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth command and eventually it gets fixed. In the meantime, some strange things happen with Window's operation but I don't get BSODs and other major things but the computer can hang for a while.

I have contacted ASUS but I get conflicting information from them. I see that here: ASUS Windows 8.1 - Ready Motherboard : Get you Onboard, that many AMD boards have passed the WHQL test (only very recently--the Intel boards had already passed some time ago) but when you click on any link to an AMD board, there are no 8.1 drivers available, even where it says they have some. I have been told by ASUS's Customer Care Manager that AMD provides the chipset drivers. I have spoken to AMD Support and they say that they do NO... Read more

A:Can 8.0 chipset drivers be used for Windows 8.1?

As far as I know there were not to many changes from W8 to W8.1 in the way drivers work. Only one I know of is for some video card drivers. I have many drivers for Win7 and all works just fine.

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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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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

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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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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 just wondering if it would be possible to upgrad the CPU in the laptop to either P7370 or P7570 i have looked on the CPU Spec list but thats outdated the P7570 is the same as the P7550 but with VT enabled and P7370 will be the same as the P7350. the P7X70 cpus are not on the list and would like some confirmation from lenovo if they will work or not before buying them.













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A:Lenovo G550 CPU upgrad to a P7570 or P7370

if you have intel 945gm chipset, none of all is possible for upgrade.
check your chipset and post back if it's not intel 945gm. ( download everest to check the chipset )
 
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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
 
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I recently got an SSD to replace my old HDD that was failing. Since completing a french install of windows 7 64 bit I have managed to fin and install all drivers except for "Universal Serial Bus (USB) Controller" which shows up with a yellow exclamation mark in device manager. USB 2.0 works, but when I plus anything into a USB 3.0 port, nothing happens.Hardware IDs are: PCI\VEN_1033&DEV_0194&SUBSYS_300017AA&REV_03PCI\VEN_1033&DEV_0194&SUBSYS_300017AAPCI\VEN_1033&DEV_0194&CC_0C0330PCI\VEN_1033&DEV_0194&CC_0C03 Thanks for any help!

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I've done a new install of Windows 8.1 on a system that had been running Windows XP x64, I swapped out the hard drive for a brand new one and installed from scratch. This system uses an Asus M5A78L-M LX Plus motherboard which uses an AMD 760G (780L)/SB710 chipset. Since the drivers available on the Asus website are woefully old, I did some looking around and found this page: Chipset
which should contain the correct drivers for all the AMD hardware on this motherboard like the SATA controllers and all the hardware that you find in Device Manager / System Devices but after installing them and rebooting I see that the SATA controller and all the system devices that should have AMD drivers install are still using generic Microsoft drivers, some of which date back to 2006.

Does anyone have any ideas or suggestions about this?

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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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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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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?

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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please let me know where is bios battery to reset it

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