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My Girlfriend Lenovo G505 boots up slow

Q: My Girlfriend Lenovo G505 boots up slow

I purchased a Lenovo G505 laptop for my Girlfriend back in 10-01-13, I purchased it with a exstended 1 year warranty,, but anyways, she likes to play Sim3 ALOT, and i mean ALOT, which isnt a graphically heavy game for a A6 APU 4 GB of DDR 3 Ram, but i know that the game takes ALOT of resources for some reason, but i notcied while she was playing it it takes nearly a half hour for her game to load before she can start playing, So i decided to upgrade her RAM and HDD, to a SSD and 16 GB of Ram, which brought her APU shared graphics memeory from 256 to 512 ( which to me seems pretty low but from what i could tell there is no way to change that, I was hoping for atleast 1gb), all said and done, her game boots up pretty fast now, only takes about 10 minutes, which is great, but since the upgrade, her laptop has started to get really hot, which this laptop usually stayed pretty cool, I even Dust it out regularly with a can of air, and keep it pretty dust free. she keeps the laptop closed on top of the TV stand and uses the HDMI cable and a wireless keyboard and mouse, and plays on a TV, for on the couch expeirance, but since then we have had to invest in 2 fans, 1 laptop fan with a 140 mm that runs at 1600 rpm, and a small window fan that sits on the CD drive side of the laptop to help blow any hot air lingering AWAY from the laptop ( dont want it facing the side vent, due to the fan pushing hot air out, and ruin the fan, and fighting with its sell to keep it cool), and still it over heats, eventually will shut down, and to top it all off she has to wait for the laptop to completely cool its self off before booting it up, and also since then, her laptop takes about 15-30 minutes to boot up from sleep mode or off mode, she runs windows 10 as a OS. and one more thing i notced the HEAT plate that is sitting ontop of the APU, well its junk, yeah has some heat pipes going to some fins, and gets blown out by the fan, but considering the space the PLATE its self could have some low profile Fins, because when i have checked to see what was over heating, the plate was so hot i litterly could cook my self a egg and bacon breakfast on it. i tried to see if there was any after market coolers for the G505, something thats a little more effeciant on cooling, but there is nothing out there for it. i know this is long, but im covering all the basis here, she plays another game called star stables, its a horse racing MMO game, graphically far better then the sims 3, but yet never over heats and never shuts down, while she plays that. but after an upgrade you would think this laptop would take from 4-7 minutes to boot, to 1-1.5 minutes to boot not 15-30 minutes.

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Hello everyone, Since about five days ago, everytime I turn on my laptop, it starts normally. It goes into the black-background lenovo startup with a white loading symbol. Then, after maybe 5 rotations of the dots in the loading symbol, it freezes. It does not progress into starting up. At this point, I usually turn off my laptop by holding the power button. If I don't turn it off myself, it turns off automatically a few minutes later.  Every 2 or 3 times I turn on my computer, instead of the loading symbol, it turns into a "Preparing Automatic Repair" mode. I have seen the loading symbol for this mode but then it disappears and nothing happens and it turns off automatically after ten minutes or so. I've seen the same solution that help others with the same problem which is to take out the DVD from the laptop. I did this and my problem has not changed.  edit: g500 to g505

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Hello everyone, Since about five days ago, everytime I turn on my laptop, it starts normally. It goes into the black-background lenovo startup with a white loading symbol. Then, after maybe 5 rotations of the dots in the loading symbol, it freezes. It does not progress into starting up. At this point, I usually turn off my laptop by holding the power button. If I don't turn it off myself, it turns off automatically a few minutes later.  Every 2 or 3 times I turn on my computer, instead of the loading symbol, it turns into a "Preparing Automatic Repair" mode. I have seen the loading symbol for this mode but then it disappears and nothing happens and it turns off automatically after ten minutes or so. I've seen the same solution that help others with the same problem which is to take out the DVD from the laptop. I did this and my problem has not changed.  edit: g500 to g505

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On my G505 my DVD drive is not working. I can hear it is starting, but nothing happend. what is the problem

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Hi,I have a g505 with 4G RAM and I wanted to upgrade to 12.I bought a 8 G crucial RAM , one that was recommended by the crucial website after doing a scaner of my computer. When I put it in the second slot the computer just don't start, goes black. http://eu.crucial.com/ProductDisplay?displayCompatibleLogo=1&urlRequestType=Base&catalogId=10152&pro... Crucial 8GB DDR3L-1866 SODIMM Upgrade for: Lenovo Lenovo G505Crucial part number: CT4548924Brand: CrucialTotal Capacity: 8GBWarranty: Limited LifetimeSpecs: DDR3 PC3-14900 ? CL=13 ? Unbuffered ? NON-ECC ? DDR3-1866 ? 1.35V ? 1024Meg x 64 ?Series: CrucialForm Factor: SODIMM  Here is the ram that works, the original.  What I do wrong?What can I do? Thanks.


























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i bought this Lenovo G505 about a year and a half ago and for the most part i love it, it does everything i need it to do within reason. but i have had one nagging problem with it the whole time and up until today i blamed it on different size sticks and memory speeds, but today I bought brand new corsair select DDR3L 1600mhz memory 2x8gb (16gb). sadly the problem still exists.it seems that no matter what stick of ram is in the second slot, that while the bios recognizes the total, and windows claims to recognize the total, the second stick is not USABLE memory. please view the photo to see exactly what i am referring to. I have tried a multitude of different operating systems (win 7,8,8.1,10, countless linux distros) all give me the same problem. I would REALLY like to know how to fix this problem as currently having 16gb of memory and only 7.45 usable is heartbreaking...


























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A:Lenovo G505 RAM Confusion

Hi  3razar3,Can you check if windows is using the half of the memory as hardware reserve? To check this open up Resource Monitor from Taskmanager. If you see that your missing memory is being reserved  for hardware do the following steps. Open msconfig - > click on Boot - > Advanced options - > untick maximum memory, restart the system. Hope this helps. Cheers,





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I am currently using Lenovo G505 with USB 3.0 problem with Win 10. It seems that (usb xhci compliant host controller) this device cannot start and it says code 10 I have rebooted the computer as well

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Can I upgrade CPU in my Lenovo g505 (AMD E1-2100)? If so, what model? And so besides. Can I upgrade RAM by adding one more 4GB ram module?

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Hi there, My Lenovo G505 is not booting anymore. I had wanted to scan my laptop with Kaspersky Rescue CD, and therefore, I wanted the laptop to boot from the CD. So, I searched for how to boot the laptop from CD, and I followed the solution provided in this thread by Solid_Cruver: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-P-Y-and-Z-series/Lenovo-Z500-BIOS-legacy-support/m-p/1124815/hig... As written in that post, I first booted to BIOS Setup, then under Exit, I changed the "OS Optimized Defaults" to "Other OS". I then hit F9 to load defaults. Then, under BIOS, I changed to Legacy boot and Legacy first... both options that are shown one below the other. After that I saved the BIOS setup and exited. After that when the laptop boots, it just keeps showing Lenovo on the screen, and under that the dotted circle keeps on spinning, and nothing else happens. After waiting for a while, I turned power off by pressing the power off button for a while. Then, I pressed the Nova button, but no display comes up, but the light for power remains on. Again, nothing happened there too. Just a black screen, even no blinking cursor, or any kind of display. After waiting a while, I pressed the power button, and laptop powered off. How do I get to the Nova screen, or get the computer to boot? Or, how to just set the BIOS setup again to what it was before? This isn't my laptop, but of my friend, and I don't want it to go bad :/. Please ... Read more

A:Lenovo G505 unable to boot

OK, I tried again after power off on the Lenovo screen. I then pressed the Nova screen, and this time, the display was there (phew), and I got the options for the Nova screen. I went into BIOS, and I changed the options for "OS Optimized Defaults" to "Win8 64-bit", and in BIOS, changed to UEFI. I saved the settings, and exited. But still, the computer is not able to boot. It again shows the screen with Lenovo written and the dotted circle keeps spinning. What else do I have to do to get the laptop to boot normally from the OS? Under the BIOS settings, I noted that Secure Boot was Enabled, but the Secure Boot Status was Disabled. The laptop isnt booting because of this setting? How do I get the Secure Boot Status to Enabled, and how do I get the computer to boot normally from the OS on the HDD?

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My lenovo G505 laptop has an AMD A6 processor which, after researching, is compatable with VT. However, when accessing the BIOS I'm unable to find an option to enable it. Any help is much appreciated

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Hello I can not find my Lenovo G505 Virtualization Please Help How to Open the Lenovo G505 virtualization ?

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                Hi, I have G505 59379534 with 8.1 64 bit OS. It is out of warranty. Till a few months, DVD drive was working allright. But now, even after inserting DVD or CD, I am getting insert a disk message. No CD or DVD is getting detected. Also sometimes during start up, some sort of crackling sound is observed to be originating from DVD slot. Help in this regard is requested.

A:Lenovo G505 DVD drive not working

Hi Arm-1969,  
           
Welcome to the Forums  
 
As per the query we understood that you are facing issue the DVD not working in your Lenovo G505 laptop.
 
Check with bootable DVD, does the DVD is detected in BIOS?
 
To resolve this issue, remove the affected filter drivers.
 
To do this, click on Start,  type regedit in the search box, then click on regedit in the Programs list.
 
If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, key in your password or click continue.
 
Locate, and then click the following registry subkey: hkey_local_machine\system\currentcontrolset\control\class\{4d36e965-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318}
 
Note that there could be several instances of the registry subkey that is mentioned in the above step so make sure that you are in the appropriate registry subkey before modifying the upperfilters and the lowerfilters values.
 
To verify that you are in the appropriate registry subkey, make sure that the default data value is
DVD/ CD-Rom and the class data value is CDrom.
In the right panel, right-click upperfilters , and then click delete . Click yes to confirm the removal of the upperfilters registry entry. In the right panel, right-click lowerfilters , and then click delete . Click Yes to confirm the removal of the lowerfilters registry entry... Read more

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From the official site downloaded the updates for the BIOS version 2.04, and was 3.00, now downloaded version 3.00 when you install fixed it secure flash invalid firmware image error what to do ?

A:Lenovo G505 Bios update

Hi Tony,         
 
Welcome to Lenovo Forums.
 
We are really sorry to hear about the issue you are facing.
 
You can go to the bios and disable secure boot. Save and exit. Try to install the update again.
 
Hope this helps.
 
Regards,
Shashi Kumar
 
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I have read other reviews and it seems to be saying that the fan cannot be controlled other than trying to change to power saving mode....I was wondering if anyone else has had the issue where the fan runs full speed from the instant it is turned on, to once its turned off. It never stops running.Is there a fix for this? And does anyone know how much roughly the cost of fixing this is and if its worth it?Thanks!

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I am becoming increasingly frustrated with my Lenovo G505. It has failed to connect to wireless since I purchased it. When in warranty it was sent away on a couple of occasions for 'repair'. However it continues to show connected, but then drops to limited every minute or so. Its been locked away for the last few months due the above frustrations, but wanting to work from home I thought I'd give it one more try. I have browsed a number of topics,but have not had much success. Is anyone able to point me in the direction of a possible known fix? Hoping Lenovo can restore my faith. 

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 I suffer from 1 year. I downloaded a lot of different drivers.several times reinstalled windowssafter installing windows in my Device Manager, there is a Standard VGA Graphics Adapter and unknown video devicewhen I try to install vga drivers from the Lenovo site, or from the AMD site, both graphics card become with the error icon- Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43)Catalyst does not see the video card with an error if I'm disable in the BIOS a discrete video card everything is OK.as soon as I'm in the BIOS to turn on an external video card in the device manager both cards an error. I tried to put the first driver on the onboard video card and then on the outside. nothing helps. please help me before I killed myself.

























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I have three Lenovo g505 laptops, all running Windows 8.1 (originally factory loaded with Windows 8.0). One for me, one for my son and one for my daughter. My son's HDD crashed unexpectedly. He didn't have any critical data on his computer, I chose to create a Recovery USB (w/ partitions) from my daughters computer and do a "fresh start" on his computer. Part 1When I tried to use the Recovery USB on my son's computer, the system could see the USB drive in terms of Start Up order, but it could not find the USB drive to obtain the recovery/partition data. The system prompted me to search for the Recovery data, but it did not give me the USB drive as an option. Below are the current BIOS settings on my son's computer: BIOS Version: 82CN15WW(v1.02)Windows License:  WIN8 STD MLT CONFIGURATIONWireless                                EnabledSATA Controller Mode          AHCIPower Beep                          DisabledSVM suppoertr                      DisabledBIOS Back Flash          ... Read more

A:Can't Recover from HDD Crash on Lenovo g505

Hi david28116,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
Please set these parameters inside BIOS
 
Exit Tab:
OS Optimized Defaults = Win7 OS or Other OS
 
When finished, hit Load default settings (just right above it) then set these additional settings:
 
Security Tab:
Secure Boot = Disabled
 
Boot Tab:
Boot Mode = Legacy
Boot Priority = Legacy First
USB Boot = Enabled
 
Now Press F10 to save and exit
 
Now Insert your USB, Turn the computer OFF.
Turn it back on and start tapping F12
You should now have your USB as an option.
 
Hope this helps
Cheers!
 
 
 




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Hello. I have bought Lenovo g505 and installed Win7 Ultimate SP1.The left two USB 3.0 ports are not working.I couldn't find drivers for it.Please help.   













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A:Lenovo G505 usb 3.0 ports not working Win7

hi Zhenisbekd,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
It could be one of the two Devices Lenovo used to include.
Just to make sure of this,
Get the Hardware ID under of the USB under Device Manager
and paste it back here.
 
Best Regards
Solid Cruver





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   Hi, I have G505 laptop. I've had it for 4 years and the DVD drive has worked all that time. However, it has now stopped working. When I insert a DVD or CD they do not play, and when I look at the DVD drive it states that no DVD is detected. Does anyone know a solution for this? Thanks

A:Lenovo G505 DVD Disc drive not recognised

Check with bootable DVD, does the DVD is detected in BIOS? To resolve this issue, remove the affected filter drivers. To do this, click on Start,  type regedit in the search box, then click on regedit in the Programs list. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, key in your password or click continue. Locate, and then click the following registry subkey:hkey_local_machine\system\currentcontrolset\control\class\{4d36e965-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318} Note that there could be several instances of the registry subkey that is mentioned in the above step so make sure that you are in the appropriate registry subkey before modifying the upperfilters and the lowerfilters values. To verify that you are in the appropriate registry subkey, make sure that the default data value isDVD/ CD-Rom and the class data value is CDrom.In the right panel, right-click upperfilters , and then click delete .Click yes to confirm the removal of the upperfilters registry entry.In the right panel, right-click lowerfilters , and then click delete .Click Yes to confirm the removal of the lowerfilters registry entry.Exit registry editor, and then restart the computer.

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Hi, I was trying to replace the LCD cable on my G505 laptop but I was unable to find out how to access the motherboard. Any ideas on how to go about doing this is much appreciated!

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Spoiler (Highlight to read)Lenovo G505 Laptop showing "Preparing for automatic repair" taking forever Lenovo G505 Laptop showing "Preparing for automatic repair" taking forever  Hi my problem is the screen just shows "Lenovo preparing automatic repair" it shows for approximately 5 minutes then the screen goes black but backlight on nothing is written it runs for 6 hours not showing anything

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Lenovo g505 switchable graphics problem.I try any version of windows but tha problem still working.When i activated uma graphics from bios i use just integrated graphics hd   8400?

























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Hello All... I got Lenovo G505 as gift from someone which has 2Gb ram, 1Ghz CPU with 64 bit windows 8... I didn't like Windows 8 so wanted to install Win 7 from USB, so i prepared Win7 usb with PowerIso and tried to change bios to boot from usb, there i got puzzled as it was different than normal bios so i searched and changed UEFI into Legacy Mode which made laptop boot from usb so i formatted hard drive in the set up as i was pretty confident the process would go smoothly but it said,"Windows can not be installed on this disk, The selected disk is of GPT Partition Style"... Searched brought me here where i started following RUFUS tutorial to make usb but as i clicked START after doing in initial steps, it game me following error...
Pardon me if my question is lengthy but i can't proceed without help now as my head is spinning.. Thanks

A:Windows 7 from usb to Lenovo G505; Rufus Error...

Try making the USB with the windows 7 USB tool from Microsoft Store

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My W10 64bit Dell desktop installed KB3194798 on 10/12/2016 using Windows Update (WU) so now it is 1607 1493.321.
Today I tried WU to update my Lenovo G505 W10 laptop and I think it might have been KB3194798 that has killed my laptop, but I cannot even get the laptop to go past the black screen to the Lenovo display when trying to boot.
Here's the history...
Today I pushed the power button to turn it on and found that my wife had left it on and over the many hours it had gone into (I assume) a powersaving mode that made me think it needed to boot.
The screen showed that WU was up and some KB was at 94%. I left it alone and a few minutes later it told me the install was ready to go. So I clicked to let it WU do the install. The install failed saying some files were missing but it let me click on "retry".
I think it failed a 2nd time. The 3rd time it appeared to be installing OK, and I went to work for a few hours. On my return it showed that the laptop required a restart to complete the WU installs - that's pretty normal after letting WU do an install of a "cumulative", I think. So I clicked to restart and walked away. When I returned hours later, the laptop was still displaying the Lenovo boot-time logo and the spinner was spinning. I powered down the laptop by holding down the power button. Now the laptop will not even display the Lenovo boot-time logo. The little power LED is lit. The laptop is on wall power - not battery, btw.
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Some forum members have reported a variety of Wifi issues with their G505 laptops. Their reports range from showing "Connection is limited", to Wifi connections dropping repeatedly, to being unable to make a Wifi connection at all. I combined multiple threads in order to assist forum members with troubleshooting solutions.
 
If your G505 was upgraded to Windows 8.0 or 8.1 and then lost connectivity, or you recently purchased a G505 running Windows 8.0 or 8.1 and are unable to connect, try following the instructions posted by Vikramsbox to restore the connection through the Lenovo Communications Utility.
 
For non-Windows 8.0 or 8.1 users, start troubleshooting with the basics:

The most recent WLAN, BIOS, and Power Management drivers from Lenovo can be downloaded here: http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/lenovo-g-series-laptops/lenovo-g505-no...
It is also good practice to verify your Wifi is activated by following the instructions from Neokenchi.
Check Power Management settings to ensure your laptop isn't turning off the Wifi as noted by Dannyk1.
Check to see that Airplane Mode is set to OFF by following the instructions provided by Shiv_K.

 
After trying those steps, if you still experience a Wifi issue with your G505, other troubleshooting steps have been noted in this thread. This includes a whitelist of accepted replacement WLAN cards posted by Topmahof and a 3rd party driver which resolved wifi issues fo... Read more

A:Lenovo G505 Wifi Problems - Limited Connection, No...

Good afternoon all! I recently purchased a G505 from Best Buy. I have only run into one issue. My WiFi will go from connected to "Limited" connectivity about every 10 to 20 minutes. I can disconnect from the router and reconnect, and it will fix the issue temporarily. Connectivity is fine with all other devices and was fine with the previous laptop just a day before I purchased this one. Please advise. Thank you in advance.

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Hi there, How do i enable two finger scrolling in my Lenovo G505 laptop? I do not see any available options in the mouse settings. Thanks

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My Lenovo G505 laptop running Windows 8.1 gave me error messages that say:"EFI Network 0 for IPV6 boot failed.""EFI Network 0 for IPV4 boot failed.""Default Boot Device Missing or Boot Failed. Inset Recovery Media and Hit any key. Then Select 'Boot manager' to choose a new Boot Device or to Boot Recovery Media"Then it goes to the boot option menu and gives me a list of the two boot options:"EFI Network 0 for IPV4""EFI Network 0 for IPV6"with no option to select the HDD despite BIOS being able to detect it.I changed the boot mode to Legacy Support from UEFI, and this time on the boot option menu I got a choice to boot from the HDD or the ODD. When I chose to boot from the HDD I got another message saying "Check cable connection!" PXE-MOF: Exiting Intel PXE ROM."I tried to boot Ubuntu from a flash drive and from a CD, but I still got the same result as when I tried booting from the HDD.I think the problem is that my Laptop won't boot in legacy support, but when I use UEFI I only have the option of booting from the network. I have no idea how I could fix this, so any suggestions are appreciated.

A:Lenovo G505 Will not boot in UEFI or Legacy Suppor...

hi MattQE,
 
Welcome to the Forums.
 
Just to verify, is the unit originally Windows 8 and this problem occured after you upgraded to Windows 8.1? Any changes that you made to the machine before the problem occured?
 
From the looks of it, this seems like a hardware failure but can you try the following:
1. Boot into the BIOS and set the following options (if applicable):
 
Security Tab:
Secure Boot = Disabled
 
Exit Tab:
OS Optimized Defaults = Other OS / Disabled
 
2. When done, press Fn+F10 to save and exti and observe.
 
 
Let me know how it goes.
 
Regards

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For the past few months, my Lenovo G505 computer (running windows 8.1) has been telling me that its wifi connection is "limited". It used to work well on the wifi (same router) and I have restarted the router several times, but to no prevail. The wifi problem is only for my two private wifi connections, and the computer can work fine on any other wifi. I do not know how to fix this, or where to begin, and would prefer not changing my computer's os to something lower such as windows 8. Please comment if you know how I should fix this.

A:"Limited wifi" problem for Lenovo G505

Usually is a router that is causing the limited issue, not the computer.

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Hello smart folks,

My Dell Inspiron 9300 laptop used to boot up in under a minute. Now, it takes several minutes and any time I run a program it takes a long time for them to boot up. And, heck, I see delays in programs while they're in use.

I just upgraded from 512MB to 2 GB of RAM hoping that would help. It didn't.

I've followed your steps and I think my computer is a lot safer now. Thank you.

I run Norton antivirus.

I feel like the biggest contributor to my laptop's slowness is Enterprise Office 2007. Some little searching magnifying glass seems to always be on and my computer's hard drive seems to grind a lot even when the computer should be sitting there idle.

If I open a Microsoft Office 2007 program like Word, Excel, or Outlook, they open REALLY slowly.

Also, can you please recommend a good registry scrubber? I like freeware, but I'll buy it if I must. That RegCure program seems like a scam. Below is my HiJack This log. I've also included the start up log below it since my start up is so slow.

Thank you.

Bombaleo

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:11:01 PM, on 10/5/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16705)
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\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
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A:Laptop boots up super slow and runs slow too...programs take a long time to boot up

Hello again. May I bump this up?

BUMP BUMP

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Hijackthis log attached.  Unsure of the issue.  Super super slow for some reason.  Programs crashing and blue screens of death happening somewhat frequently.

A:Computer Running Slow, Boots Slow, Virus/Spyware/Adware all show negative

I have tried to update the drivers for the video card and the bios drivers as well.  It hasn't seemed to have an effect.  Boot time for computer is pretty slow as well.

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Whenever I restart/shutdown the laptop, it boots to BIOS and I have to exit discarding changes to boot to Windows. I have tried just about everything to fix this. I've updated to BIOS, changed every setting in the BIOS, peformed a clean Windows install, everything. The only thing that has made any difference is when I unplug the laptop and hold down the power button for ~30 seconds. It will boot straight to Windows for 1 or 2 restarts, then goes back to booting to the BIOS. I've been a sysad for over 10 years and haven't seen anything like this happening with no errors or anything. I'm open to any ideas that others may have. Thanks!

A:Lenovo Y40-80 Boots to BIOS

I'm havin an issue's with my Y40-80, it wont even go in to the bios with the bios button, goes to a black screen with a cursor and just sits there, sometimes you can hit a button and it will restart, and when i let it boot in to windows 10, you know the little load screen you get it you were to install windows, or the old windows loggin shows the little bar loading at the bottom well it does that every time it goes in to windows, i'd like to fix this, how do i fix it, i've thought about flashing the bios to fix it but mines up to date so i can't fix it that way, and i can't member how to downgrade a bios, nor do i have a older virsion of the bios either so im stuck please someone help 

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The laptop powers on and appears to be running, but I have no display.  I have tried reseating the RAM and connecting to an external display as well as changing the display output from the keyboard.  I am unable to even access the BIOS set up.  I'm thinking this may be a problem with the graphics card at this point.  Any suggestions?

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Hello 7forums. I have a problem with my Windows 7 Professional (32bit). I'll try to explain everything in detail.






Quote:
PC specs:
Processor: Intel Core 2 DUO CPU T5800 @2.0 GHZ
Installed memory (RAM): 2.0 GB
System type: 32-bit operating system


Yesterday I was using uTorrent to download some files (24 gigabytes +). It was downloading at a speed of ~7-8 Mb/s. During the download I noticed that the PC was running pretty hard and I checked in the Task Manager for processor and RAM usage, noticing that the processor was used at around 50% of capacity but RAM memory was used at 1.9 GB, that's around 98%.

I restarted the laptop and run the download again. Memory usage was about 1.4 GB. Then, I tried to open Firefox and go check something on a website and everything crashed. I unplugged the laptop (n00b way of solving things) to shut it down and then started it back. At this point I noticed that it took like half an hour to boot and show desktop. Also, everything was running extremely slow.

I inserted my Windows 7 disc and ran through the `Repair Windows` wizard. I left it like that for about an hour and it was just telling me `Attempting Repairs`. I stopped it at that point and then re-installed Windows by formatting the partition.

Now, when I start the laptop it takes like 5-10 minutes until it shows me the desktop (before was 1 minute). Also I noticed that everything runs extremely slow. All the drivers have been successfully installed (except ... Read more

A:Windows boots very slow and runs slow after booting

Hello and welcome abyssal Mate for very starters I would be running some malware scans the two I would run would Malwarebytes and SuperAntiSpyware.


http://www.superantispyware.com/ and http://www.malwarebytes.org/


Next would sticking another 2GB of RAM what you have got is absolute bare minimum.

Plus some specs on your system would be helpful

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Hi,

I have a Lenovo T500 running WinXP SP3.
For some reason it sometimes boots with the built-in camera ON.
I could not find a way to disable this.
Please advise.

Thanks,
Adi

A:Lenovo T500 with XP, boots with webcam on

Hi -Stopping Camera StartupIf you wish to stop the webcam from activating on startup in Windows XP or Vista, delete the software's shortcut from your Startup folder. Access the folder in the "Programs" section of the Start menu. If your camera software does not have a shortcut in the folder, access the "Run" dialog box, type "msconfig" and press "Enter." A configuration utility will appear. Disable the software from the "Startup" tab of the window.The link from where I found this Information

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I own a lenovo Y50 gaming laptop and every time I turn it on instead of booting to the windows start screen it always boots to the novo button menu. Then i have to hit enter to go to normal start up. Is there anyway to stop this from happening? I just want to turn my laptop on and not land at this screen everytime. anyway to bypass or turn of this bootoption would be nice.

A:Lenovo y50 always boots to novo button menu

Hello Tom239Thanks for using the Lenovo forums.Make sure that there are no updates pending on the unit once are logged in and ready to go.
 
Does this happen when you restart the unit instead of just shutting down?
 
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Is there any suggestions on what I else I can try?

Thanks

A:computer boots up slow. programs run slow

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. Please include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Please refrain from running tools or applying updates other than those we suggest while we are cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so we know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.Even if you have already provided information about your PC, we need a new log to see what has changed since you originally posted your problem.We need to create an OTL ReportPlease download OTL from one of the following mirrors:This is THE MirrorSave it to your desktop.Double click on the icon on your desktop.Click the "Scan All Users" checkbox.In the custom scan box paste the following:

msconfig
safebootminimal
activex
drivers32
netsvcs
%SYSTEMDRIVE%\*.exe
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Doing a buddy a favor led me to pulling an all night laptop repair session. His 7 yr old spends her life online gaming and downloading crap. Of course she's also been downloading dozens of browsers and just plain crap. So I've battling everything that comes with that and just as I thought I was down to a clean device the mouse and touch pad freezes and the system went into reboot. Unfortunately when it got past the Lenovo screen the result was a log on screen that looked like it was written in Klingon!! I think back in the day this was referred to as "archives"?
So I can't get to a command prompt or even get past the screen of torture!!
Any assistance that anyone can offer would be greatly appreciated!

A:HELP!! Lenovo g50-45 running win 8 boots up to blue screen and archives!!

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So, after some time of having reformatted the laptop in favor of Windows 7 from the original Windows 8 OS, I encountered a problem with the UEFI system which forced me to configure the BIOS with the Legacy config, lest the system would not boot. While the system works just fine with a Legacy configuration, it now always has an entryway to the Windows Boot Manager first even though there's only a single OS to choose from: Windows 7. Is there any way I could bypass the Windows Boot Manager whenever I'm making a coldboot of the system?

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I bought my wife an ideapad maybe a year or so ago (the exact model isn't coming to me at the moment) and she recently had it die while she was using it due to low battery. When it started up, it was having issues starting up and went stright to onekey recovery. No problem, we've used this feature before... but after the recovery, it gives me the option to restart and it loads automatically to the onekey recovery again. It has done this time and time again. I am able to boot in to bios by pressing Fn+F2 when at the lenovo splash screen but nothing in there seems to give me any help or remedy the situation. The Lenovo splash screen seems to hang for a very long time and also displays "Checking Media" in the upper left corner, reminiscent of a DOS screen. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated... Also, I have ensured that the onekey button is not stuck. It seems to click in and out of place pretty obviously. I'm at a loss!

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Hi,The display on my 3+ year (4 month past warranty) old Lenovo X240 is starting to have problems (12.5" HD (1366 x 768) LED Backlit AntiGlare IPS Display, Intel HD Graphics 4400). It boots fine, but every once in a while I?m using the system, the image will start to fade to white (actually more like light gray), i.e., the current image becomes more and more latent, while the sound continues. I snapped three pictures while I was watching an episode of Bosch when this happened again this morning. The screen will eventually blank, and I?ve notice a while (somewhat jittering line) at the bottom of the screen while this is happening. (See images at bottom)If I close the lid and then open it, it will generally reset itself, but it?s been happening more frequently late, though there?s no pattern and I can?t replicate it at will (with an external monitor for example). Again, never have this problem during boot up.Three quick questions:1. Has anyone come across this? Any idea what this might be?2. If so, is this easily (ie cheaply) fixable? I like the laptop and would continue using it otherwise.3. If not, what would be an equivalent laptop in place you could recommend, Lenovo or otherwise. It looks like there?s a Lenovo X270 now ? would that be the one to consider? Any non-Lenovo laptops I should consider? FWIW, I?ve only had Thinkpads in the past (T23 if even earlier), I program and like the dedicated PgUp/PgDn,Home/End and arrow keys for editing purposes.Thank... Read more

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I have 97 % of my hard drive free...
Msconfig has only about 5-6 items booting up.

Ran avg and A-square and defrag...

Still messed up
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\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\AOLacsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgemc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cctpiafr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee AntiSpyware\Msssrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\New Boundary\PrismXL\PRISMXL.SYS
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllhost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymSCUI.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\zHotkey.exe
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When I turn on my p.c. xp takes a long time to boot. Once it boots, every thing runs slow. It takes over an hour to start running normally. Any suggestions as to what could be wrong, and what I can do to fix it?
Thanks!

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it takes about 5 minutes to boot up my pc . i have xp and lots of spaces in disc. once pc starts up, it work fine (it's not slow). i don't know why it's doing that. if you know the solutions plz let me know. thx.
 

A:pc boots so slow

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Hi i have been having problems with my PC booting up as normal specs of pc etc and the problem are below:

Windows 7 Ultimate

Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual Core CPU E2200 @ 2.20ghz
Installed Memory: 4.00 GB (3.25 usable)
System-Type: 32 bit Operating System
Graphics Card: Nvidia Geforce 7800

What happens is when i Load pc up it hangs on a black screen for about 3 or 4 minutes, and then it loads the welcome screen and then i type my password to login and then it hangs for about another 3 or 4 minutes till i actually get to windows :(

and i dont understand why this is happening, i dont have any startup programmes etc so cant see why running so slow.

Regards,
Aaron

A:PC Boots up slow.

Are you running a current anti-virus program on the computer?
How full is the hard drive?
Have you ever cleaned the registry? (not a good thing)
What happened before this started happening? Any changed made to the computer?

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 17:15:28, on 17/04/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

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\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Logitech\iTouch\iTouch.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsshld.exe
C:\Program Files\Icons\Seticon.exe
c:\progra~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsescn.exe
F:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\MSI\Live Update 3\LMonitor.exe
F:\Program Files\D-Tools\daemon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\E_S4I0H2.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee.com\PERSON~1\MpfTray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\Program Files\Motherboard Monitor 5\MBM5.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\MSI\DigiCell\DigiCell.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee.com\PERSON~1\MpfAgent.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsrte.exe
c:\progra~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsftsn.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee.com\PERSON~1\MPFSERVICE.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
F:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcshield.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
F:\Program Files\Prime95\Prime95.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Money\System\urlmap.exe
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A:Slow Boots Need a Lil Help

Anyone help me out here
 

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My 1 month old p4 pc started booting very slow and when it finally finishes booting cpu is a 35% to 55%. No process seems to be indicated? No applications running, no virus detected by Norton,spybot and adaware found a couple of things which were fixed. I am running out of ideas???

Sys inforkmation
OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name NMG
System Manufacturer GBT___
System Model AWRDACPI
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 15 Model 3 Stepping 4 GenuineIntel ~3014 Mhz
Processor x86 Family 15 Model 3 Stepping 4 GenuineIntel ~3014 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date Award Software International, Inc. F4, 6/3/2004
SMBIOS Version 2.3
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)"
User Name NMG\Administrator
Time Zone Central Standard Time
Total Physical Memory 1,024.00 MB
Available Physical Memory 598.91 MB
Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.96 GB
Page File Space 2.40 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys
 

A:New pc now boots/runs slow??

http://forums.techguy.org/t110854.html

Go Here and Download Spybot Search and Destroy and Ad-Aware SE UPDATE and do a scan with both of them getting rid of all they find

Do a scan with Housecall and Panda

After doing ALL the above

Download Hijack This 1.99.0 Do a scan and post a log here please . Someone will come by to analyze the log for you .
 

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