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X1 Carbon - Super Slow - Looking for an upgrade

Q: X1 Carbon - Super Slow - Looking for an upgrade

Hey everyone, I bought an almost new second hand 2nd gen X1 carbon a few mths back. I absolutely love the laptop, been looking for something slim, sleek and powerful, but I'm having some serious performance related problems with it. I usually have a lot going on, many browser windows, excel sheets, work docs, outlook, pdfs, skype, photoshop, AVG AV, etc all running for my work simultaneously and the laptop just can't keep up. It's extremely slugish, slow and freezes constantly. My CPU, Memory and Disk is always maxed out when I check task manager (90-100%). My currently machine has 4GB ram (mistake #1) and equipped with the i5-4300U CPU (1.90GHz 2.49GHz). I'm trying to find a replacement, but I don't want to spend over 2K on a new laptop. I'm trying to find some used Gen 4s for sale. I believe a Gen 3 might also give me some issues. I found a good deal on the below: X1 - 4th Gen Intel Core i7-4600U processor. 3.3 GHz Turbo Boost -Intel HD 4400 Graphics -Windows 10 Professional 64-bit -8GB DDR3 Memory -256GB Premium SSD Storage -14.0" 1600x900p display I tried looking this up on the Lenovo site and I don't see this CPU offered on the 4th gen. Is this a false advertisement ad or is it an actual Gen 4? Any suggestions on the above, or the Gen 3s? Is their any other Lenovos which are also slim and powerful which can handle my workload and is suggested? Thanks!Dan

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Preferred Solution: X1 Carbon - Super Slow - Looking for an upgrade

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

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

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

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After completing the Win 10 upgrade process everything looked really good....until I started browsing the internet.
All my browser's are slow as molasses and getting tons of connection time outs.

Anyone else having the same problem?

A:All browsers are super slow after win 10 upgrade -

Are you using Edge?
If so the default proxy setting is incorrect, change it

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Hi everyone!

I have Toshiba Satellite P50t-b-113 laptop which I have recently upgraded from W8.1 to W10. Ever since the upgrade it's running extremely slow. It takes about 3-4 minutes to boot up (to show desktop) and than another 1-2 minutes to start all the programs. When I'm starting chrome for the first time I have to wait around 1 minute for it to start. Never had that issue before... It started when I upgraded to Windows 10. Does it mean that my laptop isn't good enough for W10?
 

A:Super slow laptop after Win10 upgrade

Possibly - But I have noticed a few W10 Pcs are taking a while to start with various versions

Lets see what your version is
in the search bar at the bottom of the screen
type
WINVER
run the command prompt and post back the version
 

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Hello,I need to upgrade my Lenovo Think Centre m91p as it's super slow even after re-installing OS.This is what I have  I have already upgraded RAM to make it 6GB but that almost made no difference, but if I update CPU to Intel® Core i7-2600 Processor what that speed up the PC a lot?

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I live in South Korea. The internet here is unbelievably fast. I've done 3 speed tests tonight, and the download speed averages between 20-40mbps, upload speed between 40-75mbps. However, when I try to watch streaming videos online, it's ridiculously slow. And it's not just one site. It seems to be all of them. Youtube, Comedy Central, BBC, and MSNBC have all been really slow. I notice it the most around 10:00-11:00pm here (only because that's when I come home from work), which is right at the same time most Americans are starting to go to work. Is it possible that the United States 9-5 workforce uses up so much bandwidth on their morning rounds through the internet that it could devastate my access to streaming video here?

A brief synopsis: The majority of videos I try loading require an obscenely long buffer time (upwards of 20 minutes for a 2 minute video). Not always, but usually. However, oftentimes YouTube will only buffer the first 20% or so of the video. So after I play it for a little bit, it inevitably catches up with the buffer and I have to wait again. Even video quality as low as 240p still sometimes takes an awfully long time to load.

Does anybody have any theories? I was able to watch the presidential debate earlier today live just fine (10am here, 7pm Denver time). Am I just trying to play videos at peak bandwidth times? Are there any ways around this? Could there be another explanation? This has been a rather consistent problem since I got i... Read more

A:Super fast connection, super slow video streaming

Americans use the Internet non-stop round the clock, so that's not the probable reason. I think your ISP is throttling your speed for videos sites. You should contact your ISP and complain.

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Just recently got rid of spyware from this computer. It was running just fine. I downloaded spyware guard, snoopfree, & zone alarm on my system. Didn't seem to have any problems. I went out of town on Saturday and when I tried to use my computer on Sunday, it acted like it had crashed. I reset my monitor, first and a pop up floated on the screen that had something like no connection found. Then I rebooted my computer without any problems. No sign of the pop up that was floating around before. However, my internet connection browsers (IE & Mozilla) & Outlook Express have been extremely slow, sometimes taking over 5 minutes to load webpages. My email has sometimes stalled and had to start over again and I get 4 or 5 of the same email.
I uninstalled spyware guard, snoopfree, & zone alarm, hoping they were the cause of my slow internet connection. NO such luck. I called my service provider (cable connection) and they report there have been no problems with the connection in my area.
I am ready to pull my hair out..... I hope someone might be able to help me.
Here is my HJT Log and I have also done an Ewido scan.


Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:32:14 PM, on 10/2/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
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A:It's Always Something..... Super super slow internet browsers

I hope there are no problems with my HJT log. I know it hasn't been looked at yet. However, I think I found the problem to my internet problems. A bad lynxsys connection. I hooked up directly to my computer and modem and my internet worries are over. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Adrienne

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We recently got 100Mb fibre optic broadband from Virgin Media, but it's been 2 days now and various speedtests report only 2-3Mbps. Other computers around the house get around 20Mbps (none have 100Mbps).

My laptop is a Dell Inspiron N5110, so it's not old, and I run both Linux and Windows 7 (dual boot) - neither OS gets more than 2-3Mbps. I've also tried moving to various spots around the house, to no avail.

I also tried downloading a large torrent (legal) with thousands of seeders to see how fast it would download, and it stuck at around 1Mbps, never any faster.

Why is this? If we're paying for 100Mbps, surely I should expect more than 3Mbps? Other computers on the same network get 10 times this so the issue is with my laptop?
 

A:My super-fast internet is super-slow

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Thankyou for sorting out my Desk top. (From which I am writing this.)

Now, my office laptop has gone on strike. It is an HP Pavillion XP. I have already downloaded HihackThis and the Analyzer, to C:\ HJT, but I am not sure how to disable the 'system restore' to begin the log.

It was going slow before I took a short break, and yesterday, having taken an age to start up, it then kept sticking. At one point I timed it taking 3 mins to open the menu from 'Start' and then another 7 mins to open the 'Programme' menu!

I did an NAV Update- 3 times -as it would not install after downloading. So, I followed the Symantec site advice and downloaded the Intelligent Updater direct. Then I ran LiveUpdate again. I assumed the virus updates would be complete, but they ALL updated again. But, this time successfully. Then I did a scan, but all was OK. I noticed, however, that the laptop was working much better after this action, at least it IS working.

Recently, (before this) after failing to download SP2 on Dial-Up, the hard drive crashed. I took it to a 'PCDoctor' had the disk backed up, and they re-installed from the CD QuickRestore System Recovery, before re-installing from the backup copy. (In fact, I had to return it to be re-done as they had obviously used their own CD not my original one.)

I have just discovered from the above NAV scan that they copied all my old programme files to "C:/Esteban/... " along with a mess of other stuff (naturally, my important busi... Read more

A:Super,super, slow and quirky laptop XP

Welcome back to TSF...

Turn off system restore by right clicking on My Computer and go to Properties->System Restore and check the box for Turn off System Restore. Click Apply and then OK. Restart your computer. After we are finished with your log file and verified that it's clean, you may turn it back on and create a new restore point.

If you have a fast internet connection (broadband), run an online virus scan at TrendMicro http://uk.trendmicro-europe.com/ente...all_launch.php. Just follow the instructions on the site to run the online scan. If any viruses/trojans are detected, try to delete or clean them in that site. Otherwise, make sure your antivirus program has the latest definitions and run a full system scan.

Please download Ad-aware SE and install it if you don't have it already. Make sure it's the newest version and check for any updates before running it. Also go here to get the plug-in for fixing VX2 variants. To run this tool, go into Ad-aware->Add-ons and select VX2 Cleaner. Then click Run Tool and OK to start it. If it's clean, it will say Status System Clean. Otherwise, you will have to click on the Clean button to remove the VX2 infection. Also make sure to customize the settings in Ad-aware for better scan results. Run the scan and fix everything that it finds.

Download and install Spybot S&D http://security.kolla.de/. Run Spybot and click on the 'Search for Updates' button. Install any updates that are available.

Now c... Read more

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Inside of games, my computer is awesome. Once the game is over, nothing is fast. Things take forever to open, and, for example, if I go into google chrome and type something into the search bar, sometimes it will take a couple seconds before anything pops up. Could it be a virus? Or maybe something else...

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU @ 2.40GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 2029 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GTS, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 349999 MB, Free - 229081 MB (65% Free Space);
D: Total - 126937 MB, Free - 123889 MB;
Motherboard: Intel Corporation, DG33SXG2
Antivirus: None

This all started when I got defraggler. I defraggled everything I could find manually, analyzing then slowly started degraggling chunks at a time because I didn't want to wait the day it said it would take to do a full defrag. For some reason, that seemed faster. Before Defraggler, I had to use low graphics in games, and my computer ran fast. Afterwards, they switched. Any help?

I don't have antivirus because I am very careful and don't go on suspicious websites. I've come to realize what "suspicious" websites look like.
 

A:I get 60fps with games with highest graphics, but out of games, super super slow

ryry013

OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU @ 2.40GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 2029 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GTS, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 349999 MB, Free - 229081 MB (65% Free Space);
D: Total - 126937 MB, Free - 123889 MB;
Motherboard: Intel Corporation, DG33SXG2
Antivirus: NoneClick to expand...

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OS: Vista is infamous for its constant annoyance to the user. This is somewhat unlikely, but it could be Vista slowing you down. I recommend upgrading to Win7 regardless.

Processor: The processor seems alright, so you're not having troubles there.

RAM: You may want to consider a RAM upgrade, as many applications (including games) do tend to stick around in memory until a restart. I'd have to say the lack of RAM is your issue. It shouldn't take much more, maybe another 1GB-2GB should fix it up.

Graphics: Nice graphics card, by the way. Beats mine ._.
AntiVirus: Well, the fact that you're careful on the Internet does NOT protect you from viruses. Not at all. I strongly recommend installing Avast! Also, I recommend installing MalwareBytes Anti-Malware and give your computer a nice scan with both of them.
 

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MY IE6 and OE6 has all of a sudden gotten supper super slow. Windows XP, 56K modem and connection speed is 48.0 kbps. What to do?

Thanks, Jerry
 

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Hello,
 
The past few days my laptop has become unbearably slow. Images don't load, video constantly buffers, internet connection slow, etc., etc. I found a folder in my programs called 'Coupons' containing couponprintingservice.exe, which I cannot get rid of no matter what tool I use. I truly appreciate your help in resolving this.
 
Thank you.

A:Something seriously wrong - super slow, page load time ridiculously slow

Hi there,my name is Marius and I will assist you with your malware related problems.Before we move on, please read the following points carefully.First, read my instructions completely. If there is anything that you do not understand kindly ask before proceeding.Perform everything in the correct order. Sometimes one step requires the previous one.If you have any problems while following my instructions, Stop there and tell me the exact nature of your problem.Do not run any other scans without instruction or add/remove software unless I tell you to do so. This would change the output of our tools and could be confusing for me.Post all logfiles as a reply rather than as an attachment unless I specifically ask you. If you can not post all logfiles in one reply, feel free to use more posts.If I don't hear from you within 3 days from this initial or any subsequent post, then this thread will be closed.Stay with me. I will give you some advice about prevention after the cleanup process. Absence of symptoms does not always mean the computer is clean.My first language is not english. So please do not use slang or idioms. It could be hard for me to read. Thanks for your understanding.Important: To help me reviewing your logs, please post them in code boxes. You can create them by clicking on the <>-symbol on top of the reply window.    HijackThis is not the preferred initial scanning tool in this forum. With today's malware, a more comprehensive set of logs i... Read more

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Firefox is running super slow for me at times and then just seems like it hangs. I can open Google Chrome or IE and they run super fast during this time so I know it's a problem with FireFox. Also all my games seem to lock up during GamePlay so I wanted to see if any of my logs show anything. Thanks in advance for all help and suggestions.

HIJACKTHIS LOG

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 10:13:49 AM, on 9/28/2011
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16421)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\eFax Messenger 4.4\J2GDllCmd.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\Advanced SystemCare 4\ASCTray.exe
F:\Program Files (x86)\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\eFax Messenger 4.4\J2GTray.exe
C:\Program Files\ASUS\TurboV\TurboV.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuschd2.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe
F:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Contacts\wlcomm.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\MediaMall\MediaMallServer.exe
F:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
F:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exe
F:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\HiJackThis\HiJackThis.exe

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A:Firefox Locks up and is super slow, some video games lock up, slow PC

These are your computer specifications:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate , Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel Core i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 26 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 12278 MB
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 295, 896 MB
Hard Drives: C: Total - 152625 MB, Free - 6944 MB; F: Total - 476936 MB, Free - 219386 MB; H: Total - 61133 MB, Free - 22221 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., P6T, Rev 1.xx, MS1C96B17601674
Antivirus: ESET Smart Security 4.2, Updated and Enabled

so the problem is not because of a slow processor or insufficient RAM or weak graphics.

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Your log shows that you're using IObit Advanced SystemCare 4, so it's very possible that its use has damaged the Windows operating system and broken some of your programs.

If you've been using any other cleaner/booster/optimizer/tuneup type programs, that increases the risk even more of that occurring.

These programs do nothing to improve speed and performance nor perform "miracle cures".

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I'm not authorized to assist you in this section without approval, so you'll need to wait for a gold shield member to reply.

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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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Hey,

Out of the blue, my computer started getting slow. Sometimes its ok, and then it will be on the verge of freezing.. then get itself back together. I realized, when I start up, it takes FOREVER. It also shows this screen I have never seen before. Its completely black, and has a line of grey rectangles from side to side... and slowly loads across. When it is finally finished(10-15 minutes) it will slowly start up in regular fashion. Any ideas? I will attach a hijack this in my next post.

Thanks Much.
 

A:Help needed..slow computer and super slow start up

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My problem started when Microsoft Security Essential couldn't finish a complete scan on my computer. It would stop in the same file every time. I used some other programs like Malwarebytes and Hijackthis to see if there was anything wrong with the computer but nothing came on. (I also scanned the file individually with MSE and it scanned it just fine).
I decided to uninstall MSE and get AVG antivirus instead. AVG does scan my computer completely (with good results) but it takes foreeeever. I think the slowness started before I uninstalled MSE, so really MSE might be completely unrelated to everything. I'm not completely sure about that, though. The biggest problem about this is that I know nothing about computers.
This computer was a gift and the main thing I use it for is for picture editing and surfing the web, which I think is a bad idea because I don't think this computer has what's needed for such spacious activities. I'm not sure, though. Like I said, the world of computers is really far away from the world I live in): I really need your help, everyone!
This is totally off topic but I apologize for my horrible grammar. English is my second language and I'm barely learning it. =/

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.66GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 1013 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) 82945... Read more

A:Computer became super slow. Sound is also slow and really distorted.

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This is a repost of a 6/15 post deleted without a response. Problem dates from the May Microsoft security update. The computer was unusable until I disabled Defender, which ran at 100% cpu. I use Firefox and Eudora. Firefox often takes 2 minutes to launch and navigates slowly. WMP and Flash use 100% cpu and won't display video. IE does not display most graphics, just frame with X box inside. IE links don't work ("page cannot be displayed" message)Ran cleanmgr, scanned with AdAware SE and Spybot (very slow). I was unable to use Panda Anti Virus or Bit defender because IE links are blocked (Page cannot be displayed). Unable to use Housecall on Firefox because Housecall cannot locate Java. Eset NOD32 is installed and updates daily, scans all files daily using 100% cpu during scan. Ran McAfee Stinger. MS firewall is disabled. I'm using the hardware firewall in my 2-wire router. Ran Autoruns; the log is attached. Ran Hijack This. Here's the log:Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 6:07:07 PM, on 6/15/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\... Read more

A:Super Slow Firefox, Blocked Ie Slow Pgm Launch

I have answered the topic you started 6/15/07. This topic will now be closed.

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XP Home. Everything running real slow. Browsers take forever to open. Reboot takes real long time. CPU usuage seems higher than normal.  I have run the popular anit virus and anti malmare tools and they call came up clean... but took forever to run.... please help

A:XP running super slow... reboot real slow.

Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2 SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me. Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result. Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free to your desktop.* Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.* At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Ant... Read more

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I've had this Dell Dimension 5100 for almost a year now, and everything has been flawless until recently. Now when I turn it on, it takes a long time to stop loading everything - it sits at the "Welcome" screen for 3x as long as before, then when the desktop shows up, it's only the wallpaper. Eventually the icons appear. After that it still takes quite a bit longer than earlier for the hard drive to settle down. Also, if I use standby, my computer becomes slower and less responsive (especially while surfing), eventually getting to the point where I just have to restart it. Sometimes it won't even turn off unless I hold the button down for 5 seconds. I have clicked on the "Turn Off" icon and left the house for work, only to return to the "Windows is saving your settings..." screen 9 hours later. Spyware/virus/HiJack scans produce nothing of significance. I have run WindowBlinds for months as well, with no issues until the same time recently when "the memory cannot be read..." errors started popping up. Re-install did nothing, so I no longer run it, and the errors are now gone. I'm at my wit's end. Any suggestions? Thanks a bunch...

A:super-slow startup, slow glitchy comp

Well when you have windowsblinds using it to make you a desktop that uses up quite a bit of memory and makes your computer take a while to start up. Also you might have quite a bit of stuff in your start up. To check this click start run and type in msconfig and uncheck everything you don't need in start up. If you want to make it easier you can get a tuneup utilities trial and use the start up manager and delete any and all start up entries you don't need as well as restore them if you need them later. Also you might need to run the registry cleaner that comes with the trial of tuneup utilities. It would be easier to install it and just click on the 1 click maintenace on the desktop if you installed it and checked the option to put it on your desktop. Here is the link to it: http://www.tune-up.com/download/tu2006/ all you have to do is enter you email address and click the button and it will download. If you need any further help just reply.

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Okay, I now have my new motherboard installed. It's an ASUS nForce2 A7N8X-X.

And...it turns on! It shows the initial screen. Thats a good thing. But...

It says my main processor (Athlon 1600+) is clocked at 1050mhz while in fact it should be 1400mhz. It also shows my Memory Frequency as being 100mhz, Single Channel mode, which I'm pretty sure is incorrect because it's DDR2100.

And then it says "Detecting IDE drives..." and stays there. I have;

1 120gb hard drive set as master
1 40gb hard drive set as slave
1 DVD-ROM set as slave
1 CD-RW set as master

The two optical drives are on the secondary IDE channel, and the hard drives are on the primary IDE channel. All have power. Any help appreciated
 

A:Super-Upgrade: Part 3

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I have an X1 Carbon (I think it is 2nd generation, but am not sure). I have a 500 GB SSD but would like to increase this if possible. Are there larger SSDs available that fit the X1 Carbon and if yes, which one can you recommend?

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My x1 carbon 2nd gen have a 256GB SSD, is it supported for 512GB?

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Hi,I bough a Carbon X1 Gen 4 with 256 GB (SAMSUNG MZNLN256HCHP-000L7). I would like to upgrade 1TB (SAMSUNG 960 PRO M.2 NVME SSD). Is it possible to upgrade or not?Please advise me.I like to order below link for that.https://www.hachi.tech/product/8806088540153/Samsung-SSD-960-PRO-NVMe-M2-1TB-MZ-V6P1T0BW 













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A:Upgrade SSD X1 Carbon Gen 4 from 256 GB to 1 TB

Hi NeLin195,Warm Greetings & welcome to Lenovo Community, happy to have you here.
 
I do not see any reason why it will not work with your system also according to this thread - it works fine.
  
I hope the above information helped you.
Please feel free to post in Lenovo Community Forums if you have any further queries!
 
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My son is looking to upgrade the SSD to Samsung 960 EVO M2 SSD; does anyone know if this is possible and if it is what kind of adapter I would need? thanks!!

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Hi, Would like to know if the X1 Carbon 5th Gen (with i7 7th Gen) Ram can be upgraded by Lenovo Service Centres to 16GB. If Yes, what is the cost to upgrade? PS: It was rather disappointing that our sell only said there was an 8GB model.

A:X1 Carbon 5th Gen Ram Upgrade

Hello and welcome to the CommunityThe RAM is soldered to the systemboard in x1c gen5, there isn't sockets. The only way to get more memory capacity is very expensive - the systemboard replacement.

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Hi, i am about to buy a Carbon X1 Gen 4, but since the 512 GB PCIe-NVMe takes 4 weeks to get shipped (and it is a little cheaper ) i was thinking of going for the 128 or 192 gb SATA3, buying the big drive separately and doing the upgrade by myself.  Is this in general possible, to upgrade from sata3 to PCIe-NVMe, or do you have to go for PCIe right from the start? if this is possible, is one of the following SSD compatible? and which one is to recommend?http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-950-512GB-PCIe-NVMe/dp/B01639694M/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1459726399&sr...http://www.amazon.com/Kingston-Digital-Predator-SHPM2280P2H-480G/dp/B00V01C6M8/ref=sr_1_3?s=pc&ie=UT... I know, there is a chance that this question has already been answered here in the forum, but I now spent quite some time and I only found the question answered for the third gen... Best and thanks a lot!S

A:Upgrade SSD X1 Carbon Gen 4

Hi.  I found this post from a Chinese forum, author of which have a Samsung 950PRO 512GB NVMe successfully installed, on a 20FB shipped with 192GB SATA.

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I've a Thinkpad X1 Carbon 4th gen, with 8GB, I want upgrade to 16 GB. Can I buy and installa 8GB or I should I buy a 16GB  ? Which models ? some link thanks

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I just purchased a new X1 Carbon with a 512Gb PCIe-NVMe SSD.  I failed to follow my general rule of getting as much memory and disk as possible.  So, I'd like to upgrade this SSD but have three questions: 1)  What actual part do I have to order from Lenovo,2)  How do I install it, and3)  How do I copy the physical 512Gb SSD to the new 1Tb SSD, so I still have the Lenovo O/S and everything else I've installed on it? I have partitioned my SSD so there is: 1 - 260Mb of a simple EFI System partition1 - 1000Mb of a Recovery partition1 - 84Gb of a Windows 10 partition1 - 391Gb of an additional partition (defined as D:\) Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks,

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Hi,I've a X1 Thinkpad Carbon 4th gen, with 512 SSD NVMe. I want upgrade to 1TB Samsung SM961 Polaris  M2-2280. Can I buy ? Work good on X1 Thinkpad Carbon 4th gen ? 

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My X1 carbon came with a 128GB SSD M.2 Sata. I ordered a 512GB Samsung NVMe 960 Evo M.2, but didn't realize there is no NVMe->USB adaptor available on the market. Aftering searching the web and trying a few methods, my current plan is to use a M.2 Sata->USB adaptor to migrate the system. Basically I plan to install NMVE 960 Evo in my X1 carbon (that's the only port supporting NVMe), and connect original Sata M.2 SSD to the computer through USB adapter, then boot from USB and migrate the whole Sata SSD to Evo 960 with Samsung migration tool. However, I can't boot from my original Sata M.2 SSD through USB. I can read the SSD through USB on another computer, so the adaptor works. I tried to disable  security boot, but didn't help. I'm wondering if anyone can tell me if my plan will work and what I did wrong. Thanks a  lot!

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Hello, is there any vendor lock in BIOS to M.2 SSDs in X1 Carbon Gen3 notebooks? I've a 20BS003NXS Thinkpad with 512GB SSD which became insufficient. (ThinkPad X1 Carbon 3 i7-5500U(3.0GHz) 8GB 512GB SSD 14.0" WQHD TOUCH) I need to upgrade to 960GB/1TB SSD and my question is - will work any M.2 SSD with correct length of 80mm? E.g. INTEL SSD 540s Series 1TB M.2 22x80mm which (as it seems) is currently the only 1TB M.2 available in my country?

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currently i have an X1 carbon gen 2 20A8 with a non touch HD+ screen. I want to try and replace it with a higher quallity screen. I was looking at a X1 carbon gen 3 IPS FHD screen. can this be done? if so what other parts do i need to get ? and are there any other sugestions on what screen i should get? Im willing to take the risk and do the work to install the screen. Thanks current screen connector is a 30 pin 

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I recently bought an X1 Carbon (Type 20FB) with Windows 7 preinstalled. I decided to upgrade to Windows 10 this week but I keep getting the popup:                                  Something Went Wrong                                  Not Enough Disk Space, please run Disk Cleanup an try again. Error code: 0x80070070 I'm pretty sure the problem is with Lenovo_Recovery partition which is 1MB shy of being full (Partition size is 12.7GB). I also tried cleaning up the recovery disk but with no luck. Thoughts? 

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I am looking to upgrade the SSD on my carbon, its currently 128 and i want 512.this is my lpatop model number 20FCS2L300i want to know if this SSD is compatible.WD Black 512GB M.2 PCle, NVMe SSD  M.2 2280 

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?Hi.  I just bought my new X1 Carbon Laptop that shipped with Win 7 Pro (installed via downgrade rights), and I'm wondering how to go about upgrading it to Win 10 Pro. I've read I need to request a disc from Lenovo.  Is that true?  If so ... How? Isn't a download available? Thanks!

A:How to upgrade new ThinkPad X1 Carbon from Win 7 Pro to Win 10 Pro?

Hi.  I just bought my new X1 Carbon Laptop that shipped with Win 7 Pro (installed via downgrade rights), and I'm wondering how to go about upgrading it to Win 10 Pro. I've read I need to request a disc from Lenovo.  Is that true?  If so ... How? Isn't a download available? Thanks!

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Hi,I have A second gen X1 carbon with an INtel ssd (180go).I see many topics for this subject.But i'm a little afraid to buy the wrong ssd.Can you confirm that's this model is the correct one?https://www.amazon.fr/Crucial-CT500MX500SSD4-interne-MX500-500Go/dp/B077SQ8J1V/ref=dp_ob_title_ceThank's a lot!

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Hi all, I have a 4th gen carbon (20FB) w/ Win10 Pro which I recently upgraded to a 500GB SSD.  After the upgrade and cloning the old drive, everything seemed OK until I realized that no audio devices are installed now (red X on the sound icon in the tray).  I went into Device Manager and noticed several drivers were not installed, so I reinstalled all the latest Lenovo drivers along with the latest system update and BIOS. Now, only the high definition audio driver and CPU see to be having issues (see attached screenshot).  The CPU driver states that an alternative driver might be running the functionality, so I'm not sure if there's an issue.  The audio device is a problem, since I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling the Conexant driver several times with no luck.  I've also run Lenovo's hardware scan and it says everything is running OK. I've seen several people on the forums having issues with the Conexant driver, but it's usually trying to get the driver rolled back to the HD audio driver.  Mine won't install the Conexant driver at all, although I do feel like my computer is a bit more sluggish now like some people mention. Before I reformat my machine, does anyone have some suggestions on how to resolve? Thanks!Matt


























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 HiI went through the number of posts, but couldn't find a clear answer. I have X1 3rd gen ( 20BT-S0WX0P ) with 256GB SSD. Can I get just any M.2 2280 SDD as a replacement? In particular I have the choice of:Crucial MX200 500GB M.2 Type 2280SS SSDCT500MX200SSD4Samsung 850 EVO M.2 500 GB SSD Solid-SMZ-N5E500BWKingston SSDNOW 480GB M.2 SATA 6GBPS DOUSM2280S3G2/480G Can any of these work with my Carbon? Thank you











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A:Carbon X1 Gen3 - SSD upgrade

I can confirm Samsung EVO 850 500GB M.2 will work fine in your 3rd gen x1 Carbon, i know it since I'm using this ssd myself in my x1 Carbon 3rd gen and it's working just fine

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I have 4Gb RAM at the moment but would like to upgrade to 8 or 16 Gb. Is it possible or is it soldered on the motherboard? I have read different opinions on forums and would like a clear yes or no answer .If it is possible to upgrade RAM, then I'd like to know what kind of RAM i need to buy: DDR3? DDR4?... anything else i should know? Thanks for your help. 

A:ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2rd Gen) RAM Upgrade

Hello and welcome,
 
Here's the 2nd gen platform spec:  http://psref.lenovo.com/syspool%5CSys/PDF/ThinkPad/ThinkPad%20X1%20Carbon%20(2nd%20Gen)/ThinkPad_X1_...
 
Memory 4GB or 8GB / DDR3L-1600MHz / soldered to systemboard, no sockets
 
[edit] I see "2rd Gen" in your subject.  Not sure which part of that is a typo, so here's the 3rd gen platform spec.  Same answer
 
http://psref.lenovo.com/syspool%5CSys/PDF/ThinkPad/ThinkPad%20X1%20Carbon%20(3rd%20Gen)/ThinkPad_X1_...
 
Memory 4GB, 8GB, or 16GB PC3-12800 1600MHz DDR3L soldered to systemboard, no sockets
 
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My X1 carbon came with a 128GB SSD M.2 Sata. I ordered a 512GB Samsung NVMe 960 Evo M.2, but didn't realize there is no NVMe->USB adaptor available on the market. Aftering searching the web and trying a few methods, my current plan is to use a M.2 Sata->USB adaptor to migrate the system. Basically I plan to install NMVE 960 Evo in my X1 carbon (that's the only port supporting NVMe), and connect original Sata M.2 SSD to the computer through USB adapter, then boot from USB and migrate the whole Sata SSD to Evo 960 with Samsung migration tool. However, I can't boot from my original Sata M.2 SSD through USB. I can read the SSD through USB on another computer, so the adaptor works. I tried to disable  security boot, but didn't help. I'm wondering if anyone can tell me if my plan will work and what I did wrong. Thanks a  lot!

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Hi All you experts, I am new to the forum, I have just been given an X1 Carbon Gen 1 - very happy I would like to upgrade the unit to allow for a higher res then the 1600 x 900, i was using an elitebook that gave me a ridiculous res of 2560 x 1440, the only thing i prefer on the HP... Any suggustions? thanks

A:X1 Carbon Gen 1 resolution upgrade

Hi marcods1908,
Welcome to Lenovo Community! And happy to have you here.
 
I don't think so it is possible as X1 Carbon 1st Gen was never released with FHD resolution or higher, the highest it can go is 1600x900 which is currently equipped with your system. 
I hope the above information helped you.
Please feel free to post in Lenovo Community Forums if you have any further queries!
 
Regards,Prabhansh_______________________________________________Tap that Kudos button if I helped.If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"!

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got error code ERROR 216 - failed to read BIOS from ROM ! Status=302any idea?thanks

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Hello,I have a X1c 3rd gen with the FHD TN-panel. I don't like this panel very much, and would like to upgrade it. What options do I have, and where do I find the parts?If at all possible I would like to get the WQHD with touch panel. Can I install that on my X1c?Second option would be to get the non-touch WQHD IPS screen.  Thanks,Jonte












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A:X1 carbon 3rd gen, lcd panel upgrade

Anyone? Any chance that the touchscreen assembly för the gen2 would fit the gen3? I've read they use the same panel..?It is called FRU 00HN829, here is one for sale:http://www.ebay.com/itm/IBM-Lenovo-00HN829-LCD-Screen-Panel-TOUCHPANEL-tpk140ag-lgd-wqhd-FOR-X1-CARB...

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My X1 Carbon originally came with 128 gig. I was able to upgrade to 256 gig SSD.I am now looking to upgrade to 512gig.Dont see many options out there. Fsctory style 512gig SSD for gen X1 I found thishttp://www.ebay.com/itm/291589667361?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AITNot sure what SSD will actually work with this adapter.Anyone out there try this option or have advice.Thanks 











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A:512 gb SSD upgrade options for 1st gen X1 Carbon

The x1 carbon gen 1 uses an SSD that is not the "normal" mSATA drive and is not M.2.  I have used an adapter like the one in your link (different brand) to allow the use of a different drive and it works fine.  The problem is that yours supports M.2 drives that are format 2242 (42mm long) but not the more common 2280 format cards.  I could find no adapters to work with 2280 drives, and it looks to me like there wouldn't be enough room anyway.  The only 512GB M.2 card I have seen in 2242 format is this one:
https://www.cdw.com/shop/products/Transcend-MTS400?-solid-state-drive-512-GB-SATA-6Gb-s/3861108.aspx...
 
I am not recommending a particular brand or seller.
 

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Hello All, I?ve received the Windows Downgrade Recovery Media for windows 10 Pro from Lenovo and I?ve followed all steps for the upgrade from windows 7 : -Bios and all driver update with ThinkVantage-changed in bios option ?OS Optimized defaults to enable?-reboot-press f12 and boot from usb key After that, a black screen with win10 Logo appearin 10 seconds it changes to a Lenovo Logo with a lifebeltI would expect a windows form for the selection languages , but my thinkpad x1 reboot and restart with windows 7.I tried also to modify from bios the boot order putting the highest priority to USB, but in this way start a loop.I think that the problem could be in the USB media that they have sent me.My upgrade to win10 pro is stuck, do you have any idea?Thanks

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Dear All!I have the 3rd Gen X1 Carbon, comes with an OEM Samsung 256gb Sata 3 SSD.I want to upgrade to the PCIe 3.0 256GB SM951, AHCI version(number MZHPV256HDGL-00000) Even thought this is the original part of this notebook(512GB version), lenovo's FRU has a 000L1 number, and some forum members had booting issues with the OEM SM951(L-00000), similar to the NVMe version's booting issue(3rd X1C does not support NVMe). The question is, can I buy this thing now? Or it won't boot without original Lenovo FRU SSD..  Thanks! 

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