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X230 freezes on standby

Q: X230 freezes on standby

For a few months my x230 with Windows 10 occasionally hangs when I put it to sleep. The screen turns black, but the fan keeps spinning, mute button is lit (if it was active) and the wifi light sometimes stays on (although not always). The only way to start the computer again is by pressing the power button for a few seconds to kill it and then start it again. I have installed a msata SSD about two years ago and 4gb stick of ram about half a year ago. I have tried:- installing Remix OS to see if the issue 8s within windows. Nope, hangs as well in a different system. - using only one stick of ram. I have tried all combinations, still hangs. - removing the original HDD from the bay. Nope, still hangs. - removing all USB peripherals. Nope, still hangs. Next I might try downgrading the bios. Could anybody suggest something else?

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Preferred Solution: X230 freezes on standby

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X230 Laptop, 8GB RAM, Intel Graphics 4000 series, SS180GB SSD. Problem occurs with laptop in the Ultra Base Series 3 dock or out of it. - VGA or DisplayPort. Laptop came with Windows 7, was upgraded to Windows 8 and then Windows 8.1 and then the 8.1 update. Problem started when Windows 8.1 was initially installed.

When connected to an external Monitor (HP ZR2240W or a Dell 2412Mb) with either display port or VGA (VGA on Dell only), Windows Explorer will stop working, open programs will show not responding. Mouse still functional, and if cursor is placed in the "taskbar" area, you will get a blue spinning circle. A double click of the mouse in that area will generally cause a relaunch of Windows Explorer (screen area goes blue, then repopulates with the icons) and things will work fine for a number of program launchs or switching between programs, then the problem will occur again. This will happen up to 20+ times per day.

Laptop has the latest BIOS installed from Lenovo, Intel Graphics Driver 10.18.10.3621. Have tried three different keyboard and mouse options (Microsoft wireless keyboard and mouse, Logitech wireless keyboard and mouse, and a hard wired keyboard and mouse) and problem follows each. Friday I reloaded Windows 8.1 with the most recent updates and problem continues.

Additional information - 65Watt Lenovo Power Supply. Laptop when not connected to external monitor (using just laptop screen) does not exhibit same problem

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A:Windows Explorer Freezes requiring relaunch - Lenovo X230

Windows 8 does not play nice with older hardware, especially older Intel hardware. You did not post if you are using the 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows 8.1. Intel does have updated drivers for that GPU. https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Sea...01&FamilyId=39

Try the latest drivers and see if that works. As for changing the motherboard. You would not be able to do so with a Laptop. Since they are specific to the case.

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hello,
I recently bought a Toshiba A75 s209 laptop about 2 months ago. It had freezing problems that were caused by static electricity. It was a known defect. I sent it in and it was fixed. I received the computer about 4 days ago. Now whenever I try to put my computer in hibernation or standyby mode it freezes up. I don't think this is a static issue. Maybe its a program or something?

I look forward to a reply

Thanks,
Mike

A:XP Freezes during hibernation and standby

Have you booted into Safe Mode and scanned for viruses and spyware?

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For the past few weeks my computer has been freezing at the "Preparing to stand by" screen. I don't have any USB devices connected, haven't installed any new software, and can't do a System Restore (not enough points saved--my fault there). Is there anything listed in this log that could signify a problem, maybe something running preventing standby? Thanks in advance.
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:23:58 PM, on 9/2/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16512)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\ALCWZRD.EXE
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Update 3\VAIOUpdt.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\E_FATIAFA.EXE
C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 7.0\avp.exe
C:\Program Files\Acronis\TrueImageHome\TrueImageMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Acronis\TrueImageHome\TimounterMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Acronis\Schedule2\schedhlp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Acronis\Schedule2\schedul2.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\aniServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\... Read more

A:Windows XP freezes on standby--HJT help?

Hi Welcome to TSG!!

Download SDFix and save it to your Desktop.

Double click SDFix.exe and it will extract the files to %systemdrive%
(Drive that contains the Windows Directory, typically C:\SDFix)

Please then reboot your computer in Safe Mode by doing the following :
Restart your computer
After hearing your computer beep once during startup, but before the Windows icon appears, tap the F8 key continually;
Instead of Windows loading as normal, the Advanced Options Menu should appear;
Select the first option, to run Windows in Safe Mode, then press Enter.
Choose your usual account.

Open the extracted SDFix folder and double click RunThis.bat to start the script.
Type Y to begin the cleanup process.
It will remove any Trojan Services and Registry Entries that it finds then prompt you to press any key to Reboot.
Press any Key and it will restart the PC.
When the PC restarts the Fixtool will run again and complete the removal process then display Finished, press any key to end the script and load your desktop icons.
Once the desktop icons load the SDFix report will open on screen and also save into the SDFix folder as Report.txt
(Report.txt will also be copied to Clipboard ready for posting back on the forum).
Finally paste the contents of the Report.txt back on the forum with a new HijackThis log

 

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Posted here as I am not sure if it's Vista, hardware, or driver issue....

I've had my Gateway NX570XL (Vista Home Prem, 2GHz Core2Duo, 2GB RAM, ATI Video) for a few weeks now and I am generally pleased but I am continuing to have one annoying issue. This computer is very unreliabe in going into or coming out of standby. I'd say about 1/3 of the times I use standby it freezes up either going to sleep or waking up requiring that I do a hard power off. Then I have to do a startup where it informs me that Windows didn't shut down properly (no kidding) and do I want to do a normal startup or safe mode. I had thought that a video driver update fixed it when it was better for one period of about 3 days. But it's back having the problem again.

I have gotten where I don't use the standby feature as the failed attempts end up costing more time than the succesful times save. I guess I'll be trying the Gateway tech support line soon. Damn, I HATE that!

What typically causes this kind of problem?

A:system freezes going in/out of standby

I am thinking its a bug with vista that will be addressed in a update, mine won't even go into sleep mode so I don't bother, there are others with this problem on the forum also

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I've got XP Home with SP1 installed. When I manually go into sleep or stanby mode, I get up to the "Preparing to go into ... mode" and eveything will just freeze. Any ideas or suggestions? Thanks!

A:XP home freezes when going into sleep/standby

Sup J...

Yo, did you upgrade from a previous OS to XP or is this a new computer....

I know that Some computers have problems handling Standby/Hybernate/Sleep...(which ever)...when upgraded to winXP....Like most HP computers.


If this happens repeatedly, (After 3 times I remeber) the next time you turn on your computer Windows will tell you that Your computer stops responding when going to sleep, and will ask you if you would like to disable sleep mode.

any other opinions???

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Hi everyone,

I've started having a problem with my work laptop (Dell Latitude E5500 on Windows XP SP3) - every once in a while when I leave it on standby (as I normally do before leaving work), it remains blocked in an unresponsive semi-powered state (power led is on, screen is black) in which I have no choice but to force it off by keeping the power button pressed for 5 seconds. This, of course, is different than the normal Standby mode, when the Power led flashes slowly and you just need to press it once in order to resume Windows.

Sometimes there's even a delay of a minute or so between when I choose the Standby command and when the computer actually goes into Standby. When this happens, it's almost certain that the Standby will be a "frozen" one.

This problem seemed to happen more and more often lately, which is why yesterday I decided to leave the laptop on Hibernate for the next day. Unfortunately, the same problem occurred: after choosing Hibernate, the PC displayed the "Preparing to hibernate" message, and froze there, including the mouse cursor. In contrast with Standby, the screen here doesn't go black, but the only solution is still to forcefully shut down the power.

This problem never occurs when I use the Shut Down command instead of standby/hibernate. I could, of course, just shut it down every time I leave work, but I prefer to use Standby. Can anyone suggest what I might do? Many thanks in advance!

A:PC freezes upon entering Standby/Hibernate

OMG! I am having the same exact problem with my Dell Precision M4500. I just got it a couple weeks ago (work issued) and they have XP 32-bit SP3 on it. Exact reason I just joined this forum is to see if anyone else has had this problem - haha.

The first day I got it I tried hibernating it and it just freezes like you describe. I have tried numerous things (driver updates, setting changes, etc.) to fix it and nothing. The only way to recover is holding the power button to power off.

I replaced the hard drive and installed Windows 7, got the driver updates via Dell for Windows 7 and hibernate works just fine - so it leads me to believe it's a driver issue OR there is something installed on my "XP hard drive" :). There are so many employees in my company I doubt I am the only one that has this problem.

I pushed it onto the IT guy cuz I don't have time to fix it myself, hopefully he finds a solution.

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This started happening 3 days ago. I scanned with AVG, Malwarebytes, and Adaware. All three came up clean. I tried system restore, checked for disk errors, and updated my BIOS. Don't know what else to try. Running XP SP3. Anyone's help would be insanely appreciated.

Thanks


Here's a Hijackthis log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 5:31:33 PM, on 3/4/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16981)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero8\Nero BackItUp\NBService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgam.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgnsx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\TUProgSt.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
c:\WINDOWS\system32\ZuneBusEnum.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgemc.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ezSP_Px.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
G:\Programs\win.rar files\hijackt... Read more

A:PC freezes randomly and when trying to hybernate/standby.

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I have a Dell Inspiron B130 laptop. Since this past summer, it has had a problem where I will put it on standby or hibernate and it does not actually stand by or hibernate. If it is put on hibernate, it will freeze and do nothing at the "preparing to hibernate" screen, and I can't do anything to get it going again or abort the process.

Some notes:
*The problem does not ALWAYS happen. I suspect the culprit involves opening certain programs (either background apps or something like Adobe Reader or Flash) or web pages.
*In fact it seems to happen more often at certain points of time than others. Sometimes it will go for weeks at a time (with multiple successful hibernates in a row) without a problem, other times it'll freeze up every other time I go to hibernate, though that may just be me more likely to load problematic pages.
*I'm on my third hard drive, and I believe the problem only started when I replaced the hard drive, but NOT right away. There was a time where it worked fine for a while, and then the problem started. The problem has persisted through three batteries, and (I believe) predates my installation of SP3.

A:Computer freezes on standby/hibernate!

Do you have dell support center or some similarly useless dell-loaded software running at startup on the system? I have heard that some of those utilities can cause hibernate-hangups (as well as shutdown and restart hangups). It might be worth it if that is the case to google for "uninstall dell support center" and see if the problem persists after you remove it.

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Preparing to Standby, every time I leave my computer for more than 2 minutes with/without a file open it goes to windows picture in middle on blue background and has windows xp with preparing to standby underneath, cont alt delete does not pick it up and it has to be switched off at the box and then turned back on again, how can I stop this from happening please
 

A:computer freezes on preparing to standby

Microsoft has a great article on troubleshooting hibernation and standby issues in Windows XP, see: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/907477

Keep us informed and let us know if you need any help interpreting it.
 

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I'm on Windows 7 and while i'm using obs to livestream and play league of legends my monitor goes into standby and the computer freezes. When I don't have obs live streaming it doesnt happen. I don't know what the issue is because it just started happening yesterday. I'm sorry for the lack of info im giving im just annoyed since i just got the computer and this is happening to me. If you need any more info let me know I added a attachment from the sfdebug program I installed.

A:Monitor Goes into Standby and Computer Freezes

Hi tablesidewing.

You have had BSODs.

Code:
Event[3407]:
Log Name: System
Source: Microsoft-Windows-WER-SystemErrorReporting
Date: 2014-07-18T04:01:32.000
Description:
The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. The bugcheck was: 0x0000007e (0xffffffffc0000005, 0xfffff88007796f8a, 0xfffff88002907758, 0xfffff88002906fb0). A dump was saved in: C:\Windows\MEMORY.DMP. Report Id: 071814-21060-01.
But the zip you uploaded does not contain any crash dump.

Follow it: Dump Files - Configure Windows to Create on BSOD
Go to Option Two, Point 2. Download the .reg file and merge it in registry by double clicking it.

Now wait for another BSOD. When it occurred, search the .dmp files manually in the default path: C:\Windows\Minidump or %SystemRoot%\Minidump. See if the crash dump is recorded or not (hopefully it will be recorded).Post it following the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions.

In the mean time, Uninstall McAfee Security Scan Plus. It is not something that you intended to have, but it came to your system without your will, due to carelessness.

Code:
Start Menu\Programs\McAfee Security Scan Plus
Uninstall it. Uninstall McAfee Using McAfee Removal Tool. And, be careful when you download Flash Player etc from Adobe.

Attachment 326421

Free up the startup. Windows does not need any other program to auto start with it, but the auto start programs often conflicts and causes various problems including BSODs.
Click on the Start button
Type... Read more

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My computer has been having trouble recovering from standby. Its not that serious of a problem, but 4 out about ten times when i attempt to awake my computer from standby it either does not wake up and the screen stays dark, requiring me to restart, or it will awake but freeze at the Windows XP Logon screen.

my computer is malware free. i am currently running Webroot SpySweeper and Norton Internet Security 2007. I also use Registry Mechanic.

any needed information can be supplied upon request.

thanks,
TRBMan
 

A:XP Logon Screen Freezes From Standby

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Maybe a few weeks ago my computer started acting up on me. My monitor would go into standby and my computer freezes up on me. I have to hold the power button to get it back running again. I took it to geeksquad and they said it was a softwear issuse and i had to destructive reconfig my computer. I just did that and i still have the problem it will stay on for maybe 20 mins if im lucky.

Can anyone help me before i take it back to them.
 

A:Monitor goes into standby and computer freezes

What is your computer? Make, model, amount of memory, processor speed/ type, hard drive size?

What is "destructive reconfig"? Did you reformat the hard drive and reinstall XP fresh? Or did you repair the installed version of XP?
 

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I have a problem. I just upgraded to Windows 7 HP 32bit and it seems that frequently when resuming from sleep or standby that my system locks up within a few minutes.

It seems that it is generally when getting started on the internet and it does not matter which browser I use.

I have attached my dump files and they all seem to be very consistent in regard to the culprit being ntoskrnl.exe.

Can anyone shed some light on how to resolve this very frequent issue?
Thanks in advance

A:system freezes upon resume from standby

anyone? It seems to be quite constant and does it everytime I pick up my laptop and use it from stand by.

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Hi everyone,

I've started having a problem with my work laptop (Dell Latitude E5500 on Windows XP SP3) - every once in a while when I leave it on standby (as I normally do before leaving work), it remains blocked in an unresponsive semi-powered state (power led is on, screen is black) in which I have no choice but to force it off by keeping the power button pressed for 5 seconds. This, of course, is different from the normal Standby mode, when the Power led flashes slowly and you just need to press it once in order to resume Windows.

Sometimes there's even a delay of a minute or so between when I choose the Standby command and when the computer actually goes into Standby. When this happens, it's almost certain that the Standby will be a "frozen" one.

This problem seemed to happen more and more often lately, which is why yesterday I decided to leave the laptop on Hibernate for the next day. Unfortunately, the same problem occurred: after choosing Hibernate, the PC displayed the "Preparing to hibernate" message, and froze there, including the mouse cursor. In contrast with Standby, the screen here doesn't go black, but the only solution is still to forcefully shut down the power.

This problem never occurs when I use the Shut Down command instead of standby/hibernate. I could, of course, just shut it down every time I leave work, but I prefer to use Standby. Can anyone suggest what I might do? Many thanks in advance!
 

A:Solved: PC freezes upon entering Standby/Hibernate

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As a frequent user of standby mode, this is making me mad. Around a month ago, my mouse started to freeze after coming back from standby mode. Some times, it freezes the second time I come back from standby, but the freeze is inevitable.I have no clue what to make of this.
Since I can't even get into task manager when this happens, I'm reasonably sure something's making XP itself freeze up. I've tried what I can to find out what's wrong. I've uninstalled just about every extraneous program I could think of. Still, the freeze happens. What's weird about this is that after I uninstall a program, the computer lets me come back from standby around 4 times before the freeze comes back.

I don't know what to do here.

Computer Info:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3062 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset Family, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 35055 MB, Free - 6479 MB; D: Total - 305242 MB, Free - 137525 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc. , 0M3918, , ..CN708214B5049M.
Antivirus: Avira Desktop, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled
 

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I have seen other posts related to hibernate/standby issues which have been diagnosed as various malware infections but my laptop's sysmptoms are different from those described in other posts.

My laptop is a, rather old, HP Pavilion ZE4210 running Windows XP with all latest windows updates as well as latest version of BIOS and all device drivers from HP support. Basically, whenever I try to get the laptop to hibernate, either via the shutdown button option, or by closing the laptop lid after setting power management option to hibernate, the screen display is changed to indicate 'preparing to hibernate' but even if left for hours, goes no further and the cpu fan continues to run. The laptop is not in a hibernated state and the normal wake up key (power button) has no effect and I am forced to hold down the power button for an extended period to force a power down. Rebooting at this point gives a normal, if rather slow, boot process but with no windows error messages.

Similarly, going into standby, either by power off option or lid closure with power management option set to stand by, the screen goes black but the cpu fan continues to run and the laptop will not wake up, requiring a forced power down and re-boot.

I have run a HijackThis report, reproduced below, which I hope gives you guys something to go on.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 18:21:51, on 05/03/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 ... Read more

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As a frequent user of standby mode, this is making me mad. Around a month ago, my mouse started to freeze after coming back from standby mode. Some times, it freezes the second time I come back from standby, but the freeze is inevitable.I have no clue what to make of this.

Computer Info:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3062 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset Family, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 35055 MB, Free - 6479 MB; D: Total - 305242 MB, Free - 137525 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc. , 0M3918, , ..CN708214B5049M.
Antivirus: Avira Desktop, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled
 

A:My mouse freezes after the computer wakes up from standby.

Try running Microsoft BootVis, and doing a trace of the Next Standby & Resume. Then you should be able to clearly see what is causing the problem—likely one of the third-party drivers is getting hung.

You can get BootVis here (Microsoft no longer provides it): http://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/System-Tweak/BootVis.shtml
 

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XP Home SP 3 Dell 2200 laptopWireless stand aloneNetgear WGR 614 v6FF 3.6 default browser, IE 8Everything fully Patched & up to date--100% Secunia scoreAvast 5 freeOA Free FWHave MBAM SASW CCleaner Revo HJT Autoruns if scans/info neededThere doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason as to why and when this occurs, other than when my cordless phone disrupts connectivity---even then sometimes it emerges from standby normally, sometimes not. No error messages, nothing obvious to me in event viewer logs, although my knowledge and tech savvy are less than intermediate. I haven't done anything as far as changes recently, although I have experimented with many different programs and utilities fairly recently. I switched from Avira to Avast, installed SASW, SpywareBlaster and MVPS Hosts recently, but I was experiencing the random freezes before that and it doesn't seem to be happening with any more (or less) frequency lately.I have done many "tweaks", too many to mention or remember, but have ALWAYS been very very careful and followed instructions to a tee, especially when doing Registry tweaks. Most of what I've done in this regard comes from reliable sources, like the Tweak guide that's pinned to this forum's topics, and from sources like The ElderGeek on XP, AuHma, Geeks to Go, Black Viper, etc.No malware problems, save for a visit from the "Windows PolicePro" last August, which is the first virus I had gotten in about two years. I ru... Read more

A:Desktop freezes sporadically emerging from standby

How much RAM do you have?

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 hi,i just wanna know if i can to install normal ssd drive and msata card drive in my x230 laptop Many Thanks 

A:x220 and x230 , can i install normal ssd drive and msata card drive in my x230

yes

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Hi guys. I have been having a problem with my HP/Compaq nx9005 laptop since yesterday. I have had this laptop for a year, and it has been pretty much sound. Until now.

When I command the laptop to standby or hibernate everything goes off, but the power light stays on and then it just hangs there. The power light should be off (hibernation) or flashing (standby), but it stays on. I have to hold down the power button to manually switch it off, and then hold it down again to power it up.

When I shutdown/restart the computer the behaviour is similar, except that the screen "windows is shutting down" is static, and never disappears until manual power off.

Also I now find that a process called System is hogging as much of my CPU as possible. This has never occured before.

Thanks for any assistance in advance.
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Here are my specs:

OS
Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 1 (build 2600)

RAM
512 Megabytes Installed Memory

Hard Disk
20.00 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity

Model
Hewlett-Packard HP nx9005 (DG832A) KAM1.59

Motherboard
Hewlett-Packard 0024 PQ1A84

Bus Clock
133 megahertz

BIOS
Phoenix Technologies Ltd. KAM1.59 04/19/2004

Processor
1.65 gigahertz AMD Athlon XP, 256 kilobyte primary memory cache

Video Card
RADEON IGP 320M [Display adapter]

Sound Card
Conexant AC-Link Audio
 

A:Laptop Freezes at shutdown/hibernate/standby screen.

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I have an X230 i5 processor with a 1 TB SSD and I recently picked up a X230 with a i7 processor and a much smaller hard disk.  Can I just swap my big SSD into the new X230 (moving that version of Windows 7 Pro) and then install the smaller hard disk (with its version of Windows 7 Pro) into the i5 machine. (Will be swapping the memory so the i7 has the 16 GB and the i5 has 8 GB).  I know that if they were completely different computers this would not work, but since both are X230 will it work?  I'd rather not have to restall all the programs if I can avoid it!

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Hello, I have a Dell Desktop with Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3.

This started about 2 months ago, my set time Automatic Standby was working fine, then it stopped working - computer will go into standby mode if I manually tell it to. Was set to 45 minutes, but then that stopped working, so I tried out a few other times - a few but not every time setting. The only one that seemed to work was 20 minutes but now that has stopped working.

I've read that it may be due to something running in the background, there's a long list of things and processes in the task manager but I'm not savvy enough to identify them or recognize what if any may be the cause. I may have installed a new program around that time, and I did also read a comment from a person with a similar issue who mentions that they installed the latest update for what Microsoft uses against malware and viruses - sorry not sure what it's called. Anyway I kind of remember accepting the update a little before I noticed the standby issue.

I did think about trying System Restore and going back to an earlier date, but it won't let me go beyond January 2011 which it has never done before, don't use it often but in the past it's let me go back to previous months.

I've scanned with Malwarebytes, SUPERAntiSpyware, and Avast, they did not detect anything. Panda ActiveScan did detect something, so I took it over to VirusTotal and 5 out of 43 Antivirus programs are detecting it as som... Read more

A:Automatic StandBy no longer working - Manual Standby does work

My understanding is that when you set a time to stand by or hibernate, if there is any running process on the system that cause the CPU to use 10% even for a split second (like you would observe in Task Manager), the timer gets reset back to zero.

The system has to be "idle" and that also means no keyboard, mouse, email reading, surfing, etc. Idle means idle.

Knowing that, if you have something running in the background like an automatic scan, updates, something that is running that periodically checks for something to do, updates, etc. that could use 10% of the CPU - even for a split second, that will reset your timer.

In my notes, I have this reminder to myself from past experience of things that can interfere with a timed stand by or hibernate:

Does your system have installed Windows Search, Skype, iTunes, MagicJack, RSS feeds, any kind of Instant Messenger, any kind of malware scanners doing scans or doing automatic updates like MSE, AVG, Norton, McAfee, Bit Defender? Did a cat walk on your keyboard?

To test, set your options so some small amount of time - maybe 5 minutes and see if the system works properly every time. Be sure the mecahnism itself is not flawed. If it does work properly every time with a short timer, and you set it back to 45 minutes and sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't work you will have to figure out what is going on that resets the timer.

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For over a month now I've had issues with my computer will try to go into standby mode and the just freezes with the words "Preparing to Standby" on the screen. There is nothing that can be done except to turn the computer off. I downloaded any drivers that were required and still get the same issue. Any ideas?

HP A850E
Windows XP SP3

A:XP Freezes at "Preparing to Standby"

Welcome to TSF

Microsoft has an article on troubleshooting hibernation and standby issues in Windows XP, see: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/907477

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Hi,  I want to buy laptops of HP with the Modern standby / InstantGo / Connected standby mode (Low power Idle (S0)). However, I can not find on internet whether laptops are compatible with this mode. Can someone provide me a list with laptops that are compatible with Modern Standby? Thanks in advance,W

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I tried using standby mode after reading about it in this forum. My computer is useless after waking up. I can't even close xp pro. I even have to use the computer power button to shut down windows. My harddrive light stays on all the time as well. My browser never opens, and after 5 minutes of waiting, I finally decide to shutdown and it can't. Is there something I need to know in order for standby to work. I have already looked at the bios but see nothing to change. I am afraid to try hybernate. Is this a software or hardware problem?
Life is good without using standby mode.

A:Standby Mode-- Can't Open Applications After Using Standby

Good question: The one and only time I tried THAT function, I had to unplug the computer from the electrical source in order to get the monster to work! I've refused to use it since. Hibernate isn't quite as bad, but I find I always have to do a full shut down to get my computer to work anyway, possibly because I use log-in accounts - I don't know. These days, I either leave it on, or do a full shut down .Orange Blossom

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I am an extensive Windows user but this problem has me totally confused. I have done lot of searching on web but cannot find a good answer.

Windows 7 home premium, 64-bit
HP Envy 3D laptop with 8GB memory, no custom hardware

I have configured a backup job which wakes up the laptop at midnight, takes a backup and puts laptop into standby again. All this happens with the laptop lid closed. The power scheme is configured to put laptop into standby when lid is closed.

The resume from standby, backup and suspend after backup is controlled by Windows Home Server (2003) console which is installed on the laptop. I had purchased the HP laptop in October of last year and this job used to work just fine. Sometime in March of this year, the backup stopped working.

After checking the logs and physically observing the laptop at midnight, I found that the laptop resumes from standby at the scheduled time but immediately goes into standby if the lid is closed. The backup fails. Windows event logs indicate that laptop lid close action is putting system into standby.

If the lid is open, then the laptop resumes from standby, stays awake, backup proceeds and laptop goes into standby again.

Here are my problems:
a) Why did the backup work for several months and then stopped working?

b) I have other laptops in the house running Windows 7 home premium on variety of hardware (all HP) and they do not have any issue. Even with the lid closed, they resume from standby, do a back... Read more

A:Windows resumes from standby and goes to standby right away

try disabling the "put laptop into standby when lid is closed" option in the power settings. If it works properly when the lid is open, then it seems that the problem is with this option. I don't know why it would stop working all of a sudden after it has been working for a while. Have you installed any new programs by any chance, or deleted any when it stopped working?

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Hi
I have LG FLATRON W2486L monitor, and recently ive been having some issue with it.
I think it may be related to Win7 X86 i am using.
My graphic card is 250GTS with both DVI and HDMI connections
while i used HDMI cable before i am correctly using DVI cable for the very same reason
I opened this topic, hoped it will help but it didnt.
Basically when I turn on my monitor (at the morning for example) it got stuck in a loop
where it goes from Standby to Fully On and back to Standby (while i hear a sound as if i connected and
disconnected a USB device from the computer hub)
Now usually I ignored it as after like 2 jumps it went on
but this morning it got stuck in that loop for like 7 or 8 times before it turned on!!!

Please help?

Specs: Intel Core i3 540
Gigabyte P55-US3L
4GB DDR
GForce 250GTS 1GB
 

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Help please, my standby power scheme option will not hold in standby. The key board option will not hold, maybe a few seconds. The start option does the same thing. I really did use and like this option. Only new change I can think of is the modem. Went to a 4200 Windstream(SpeedStream) because of slow connection on the older ?6200 ? I have many new Indian friends that say it is not the modem.Need a slow walk through,don't understand this problem. Don't understand computers!!
Could be the problem has another source?
Thanks

A:XP home -standby does not stay in standby

1. First go to the device manager.

2. In the device manager open a device that uses "Power Management", such as a Network Adapter by clicking the plus sign next to it. - An easy way to access the device manager is to use the key combination "Windows Key + Pause/break", go to the "Hardware" tab and click the device manager.

3. Right-click the child icon that shows up under the Network Adapters category

4. Left-click properties

5. On the top will be a "Power Management" tab

6. Make sure you uncheck the box that says, "Allow this device to bring the computer out of standby".

* There are other devices that use this power management function. One that I know of is Mice, you will have to figure out which it is.

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I'm looking at purchasing a used X230 laptop from someone and trying to confirm the LCD panel it has.  The description is listed at 2325-DN3 and I can't find any info on that model in any of the reference books.  The Lenovo website shows it with IPS but indicates it's a generic listing. The buyer is a large website so sort of difficult to have them send me the serial #. Any ideas how I can confirm before making the purchase? Thanks!

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Hi, I had a broken LCD problem (https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-X-Series-Laptops/x230-LCD-with-vertical-black-lines-fixed-by-t...).So I ordered a new screen but the connector is different: the new screen has a 30 pin connector while the old cable (n. 04W1679 from https://support.lenovo.com/it/en/partslookup) is bigger, now I don't know how to find a proper cable.The screen model is M125NWN1 R0.Which cable should I buy? I don't understand how to choose the right one.

A:X230 new LCD cable

Unfortunately, not a cable or connector are the key problem. Your new LCD has another signaling interface eDP, while x230 supports older one LVDS. They aren't compatible even if you'll find the cable with 30 pins connector. There is a way to use eDP LCD if you'll add additional, 3rd party, interface coverter kit, but it's a complicated enough action, needs skills.So, replace new LCD to LGD LP125WH2-SLB3, x230 compatible IPS panel.

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Would adding an SSD to my 4 year old X230 improve performance, or is the BIOS/Motherboard not new enough to make it worth while?

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My thinkpad x230 was working on battery yesterday and it turned off. Now, there is no sign of funcionality. No light is on. I plugged, unplogged nothing happens. Power button does not do any thing. I searched online and I found that I can do the trick to remove statick charges by 10 times pushing power bottom and one more for 30 seconnds, but it did not work. Unfortunately it is not under waranty. I appreciate your help. 

A:x230 dead

Hi Mim1234,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
I am sorry to hear that you are facing the issue with no power on your ThinkPad X230.
 

Remove the AC adapter, system battery and CMOS (coin) battery (under the palm rest) for about 30 seconds.
Reattach the CMOS battery, palm rest, AC adapter and system battery.
Power your ThinkPad system ON.
If it powers on successfully, then update the BIOS and Embedded Controller code.
If it did not power on successfully, then have the ThinkPad system board (planar) replaced.

Please let us know the findings after performing the above troubleshooting steps.
 
Hope to hear back soon!
 
Best regards
Hemanth Kumar.B




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Hello,I recently by a Lenovo X230 from local dealer , but unfortunately with comutrace activated. I have concern that this canbe hacked and used for cyber atack or to obtain my personal data. I would like to disable this option , without need to install any custom BIOS. This is a  potential hacker targets because this computrace mechanism was already demonstrated to be vulnerable to attack. Thanks in advance

A:X230 Computrace

I am assuming the laptop is not flagged as stolen.  You can contact Absolute Software by email and ask that you want the machine "flagged for delete in their database" and the Computrace agent removed.  They will require some sort of receipt from when you bought it from the previous owner.  They also want the model and serial from the sticker on the back, plus, most important, the system board serial which you can get from the BIOS screen.  The systemboard serial is the key into their database.  They will then contact their registered owner and ask him if he or she will release the machine.  They will not remove the agent unless their registered owner agrees, even if the registered owner no longer is paying the license fee.

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I was wondering how much of a headache will the X230 be to get rid of the whitelist, where I live its actually illegal I have seen some posts using a raspberry pi to reprogram the BIOS which seems to be a real pain in the butt, so what if I want to install an 802.11ac card, **bleep** so how fast is the mSATA on the X230, same as the X220 at SATA 300 MB/s or its it the faster 600 MB/s? I know the CPU can see 32GB of memory but I have not seen any 16GB memory sticks USB 3 is one of the improvements I like as my X220 had issues with my USB 3.0 express card

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Hi all,I am considering buying this monitor: https://displaysolutions.samsung.com/business-monitor/detail/1287/C43J89 and wanted to use my work provided x230. I know I wont be able to have the max resolution of 3,840 x 1,200, however do you think i could use one of the docks (i.e. ThinkPad Mini Dock Plus Series 3) and use the Display ports to connect to two of the inputs (one USB-C up and one Display Port)? So effectively giving 2 x (1920 x 1200) ThanksDom

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Hi,I have a strange problem on my Thinkpad X230 (win7 64 bit, realtek drivers).After installing all drivers from Lenovo support page, everything was working well, then suddenly the sound was gone. No system sounds, no music, no video, nothing. What I tried:- reinstalling the drivers - Realtek High Definition Audio Driver  v. 6.0.1.7040, released 2013. 11. 11- uninstalling dolby- uninstall the Lenovo recommended drivers and installing generic ones from Realtek site (version 6.0.1.7541, released 2015.06.18)Every time the same happens: restart system, I have system sounds then after a few minutes the sound is gone.I mean I understand if I have no sound from start, it must be a hw problem or something, but how can something work for a while and be gone after? many thanks.

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My 230X ran Win 10 successfully from Jan 2016 until October 2016 (Build 10586.633).  Since last fall, Windows Update wastes about 1/2 hr every time the unit is booted to try to update to 1511. At this end of this process, the progress screen goes directly from 99% done (downloading, configuring, installing) to "can't finish ... now undoing the changes."  Sometimes an second reboot is needed to log on; sometimes not.  Same thing happens regardless of whether external monitor and/or mouse and/or keyboard are used and regardless of whether the unit is in its docking station.  Same thing happens whether or not I've deleted files in the "software download" folder or run clean-up utilities.  Using the PC is also interrupted by reminders that there are updates to install. Sometimes Windows Update will wait for the restart time I've selected; sometimes not.  Unit has 4 GB RAM, Norton 360 and a GoFlex back up drive. This model is NOT on the list tested for Win 10 1511 or Win 10 1607.  I don't know why, and a TA call to Lenovo gave no help.  I declined the offer of a paid TA session to solve this by reinstalling Win 8. Has any one had this problem? Is there a kill-switch for the automatic Win 10 updates? Other suggestions?  Tx!

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On x230 model with windows 10 1703, the windows hello is not avaialable. the Biometrics device that we have is TouchChip Fingerprint Coprocessor (WBF advanced mode). Verified the BIOS and everything is good. Used Lenovo System update as well, but there is nothing that is shows as missing.

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 This test is done from userbenchmark.com. Other benchmark programs give similar results. I am also not happy with the way the drive performs. I have no idea why it performs so badly. Anyone got any idea?

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Hi All,  With reference to https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-X-Series-Laptops/X230-Laptop-4G-LTE-in-the-UK/m-p/2258754#M681... - trying to find a Lenovo FRU 04W3821 is like trying to find Rocking Horse doodah.... What other options are there for UK based WWAN cards ? i.e. the next best thing ? I'd love to have my x230 be 4G capable, however, I'd settle for a decent, and working 3G.I've got the cables internally - just not the card. I've found one that is being advertised as ... "60Y3255 60Y3279 04W3767" Another as "60Y3297"Another as "04W3786, 60Y3297" - stated as same model.And finally - a " 04W3767" I am not 100% sure about GPS or not - I use Linux, not Windows, so don't know if that would work, I guess, if there is a GPS that works (especially under Linux) then that would be a bonus, not a necessity. TIA K__R  

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Hey,lately I noticed that I don't have red light on my x230(inside the thinkpad logo). How is that possible?Regards













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A:Red light on x230

ThinkPad X220/t and X230/t doesn't have LED indicators light on the ThinkPad logo.

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Just got two new X230 laptops. Will this model take an mSATA SSD? Is the mSATA slot 6 Gbs or 3Gbs? Any recommendations are appreciated.













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A:X230 mSATA SSD

yes it takes the mSATA in the WWAN mPCIe slot under the palmrest. mSATA speed is 3Gbs.

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Hello, hopefully someone can help with this, since the issue persists. I am using the USB 3.0 Ultradock, but the 3.0 docks on the x230 are not working properly. Do I need to delete the generic USB 2.0 hubs?  As a sysadmin, I know better, but I am so incredibly angry that Lenovo can't address such a simple issue that I'm willing to try anything at this point.  Next step, of course, is to find a bloatware-free laptop that doesn't require 3 different update wizards (Windows, Lenovo, OEM) to operate, but since it's 2017 that may well be impossible so I'd better solve this problem (again) while I'm searching. My x230 is using the default Windows drivers (dated 2006) and the generic USB 2.1 hub.

A:x230 not using USB 3.0 with DisplayLink

Hello and welcome,
 
It may help others to help you if you provide some detail as to what you mean by "not working properly".
 
regards,
Z.

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Hi all.I have read around a bit and don't personally see any reason neither of these should work, but I've read some reports of people having issues with the Corsair not working and having to return it and the second pair not working. Then the HyperX for some reason mentions all the chips sets around the QM77 which is used in the X230 but not the QM77 itself, which again puts doubt in my mind. Can you confirm if either or both of these RAM kits (2x8GB) would be suitable?http://www.ebuyer.com/370065-corsair-16gb-ddr3-1600mhz-vengeance-laptop-memory-cmsx16gx3m2a1600c10http://www.ebuyer.com/646128-16gb-1600mhz-ddr3l-cl9-sodimm-kit-of-2-1-35v-hyperx-impact-black-hx316l...In case links get blocked because I'm a new user they were:Corsair 16GB DDR3 1600MHz Vengeance Laptop Memory{Kingston} 16GB 1600MHz DDR3L CL9 SODIMM (Kit of 2) 1.35V HyperX Impact Black











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A:X230 RAM compatibility

Is the X230 actually using the QM77 or the HM77 chipset? Today I have seen websites claiming both. HM77 is listed as good for teh HyperX RAM whereas for some reason the QM77 isn't...

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Just sourced an X230 Factory rebuild. Card reader and USB3 ports don't appear to work (16GB SD card and 32GB USB memory stick). Also TVSU won't install, but I think their drivers are up to date.What am I doing wrong, have I overlooked something?

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