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NEW Lenovo S340-14IIL sound stuttering / constantly popping - really horrible

Q: NEW Lenovo S340-14IIL sound stuttering / constantly popping - really horrible

The sound with both speakers/ headphones on my laptop is constantly making "popping" sounds, and sometimes it even stutters - very aggressively and without putting any load on the laptop - even with a simple mp3 playback.I've tried EVERYTHING - Realtek / Lenovo / Windows drivers, uninstalled Windows, wasted so much precious time on it.This is the second damaged unit I get from lenovo in a month's time. I hope they can provide a quick solution for this problem, or else I'm returning this laptop and never buying / recommending Lenovo ever again.

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Preferred Solution: NEW Lenovo S340-14IIL sound stuttering / constantly popping - really horrible

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

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

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

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Hi @all, I just bought an S340-14IIL Laptop (ideapad) - Type 81VV connecting a monitor with the HDMI port is no problem but I want to connect a monitor with the USB-C s (USB 3.1 Gen 1) port for use of multiple screens on the pc. I have two screens one connects with an mini display Port/thunderbolt 2 cable and one connects with  a HDMI calbe. I have tried to connect the monitors with two different USB-c adapters ( those worked fine with my dell xps notebook bevore) but I cant get it to work with this PC(running a usb mouse or keyboard with the adapters works fine). In the manual Lenovo writtes that I should be able to connect monitors with a resulution up to 3840 x 2160 Pixel / 60 Hz on the USB-c Port. Now my question is witch adapters can I use to connect my Laptop with one of my Monitors ( one has HDMI the other mini displayport).Lenovo Support couldnt help me with this would realy appreciate it if someone could help me out here.   

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Hello all,  Please advise has anyone of you encountered with the static noise on headphones and popping/clicking sound on speakers while on battery? All these things happen before any video\audio is starting to play. Static sound also is hearable after audio/video is stopped. And how did you resolve this problem?? Thanks!

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I purchased my computer on Nov. 26, 2016 less than 3 months later, on Feb 2, 2017, the sound when I played music or videos started to stutter and become distorted.  This happened when using the laptop speakers, external speakers and headphones. If I restarted the computer the stuttering would stop for a few hours then come back. I researched online for a fix and couldn't find one that worked. After a month of this happening I finally called Lenovo customer service. They had me reinstall the drivers. That didn't work so they suggested a factory reset. So I backed up my files and did one. That still didn't make the stuttering stop.  It was still under warrenty, so per their advice I had to send the laptop in to Louisville, KY. (Which I had to pay $60 to ship them, because they only cover return shipping, this is the sign of a terrible company.)   I sent it in on 3/13 and they have been waiting on a part since 3/20.  Today 3/30 I call costumer service for an update and they tell me the part will not be in until APRIL 10th!!! Of course costumer service can not tell me why the part is taking so long to get there.  I'm very upset with this whole process.  My computer only worked for a little over 2 months and now Lenovo is keeping my computer for a month at least? This is not what I paid for.  I use my computer for work so this is a major. Has anyone else had any of these same issues?

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My Yoga C940-14IIL Laptop - Type 81Q9 came with the Lenovo USB-C 3-in-1 Travel Hub, HDMI is not working, tried it with multiple screens. Does the hub supports C940? Which hub does support the C940 

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What exactly is the below download which is found on the download page for my notebook (IdeaPad S340)  :"Lenovo Energy Management and is supported on S340-14IWL, S340-15IWL, S340-15IWL Touch"  ? Here is the download page for my notebook:https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/ideapad-s-series-netbooks/s340-15iw... and this is the webpage for the actual download:https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/LAPTOPS-AND-NETBOOKS/IDEAPAD-S-SERIES-NETBOOKS/S340-15IW... The download page is vague on details about what Lenovo Energy Management does exactly.  It is listed  under Power Management only as "Recommended".  What exactly does it do?  And is it totally nessasary?   If I did a clean install of Windows 10 Home should I install this, and why?

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Hi, I would like to buy a docking station.I basically did some research and found out that this one should fit best: https://support.lenovo.com/de/de/solutions/pd500265There is no dedicated docking station for the Yoga series, right? What do you think about the Thunderbolt 3 dock Gen 2? Best regards,Reiner

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Hello to everyone, maybe someone can help me with my problem or has some advice: I bought a new Lenovo Yoga S740-14IIL and wanted to use an external display via the USB Typ C Thunderbolt port, which should be capable off it and is marked by a little Thunderbolt-logo.But nothing is working: There is no signal and it just shows "Billboard USB Device" in the Hardware manager of Windows 10. I used a "Hommie USB C to HDMI Adapter ([email protected])" device to connect. I tried different things:- Using different monitors- Using another OS (Ubuntu) for testing- Installing the automatical Lenovo Updater on WIndows but it hadnt found new Updates Ive read in the forum that other Notebooks have similiar problems with HDMI output via Thunderbolt, but nothing about the Lenovo Yoga S740-14IIL yet. Best regards and thanks for your adviceMSPD

A:Lenovo Yoga S740-14IIL Thunderbolt HDMI isnt working

Go to start, type in "Display", and go to the display settings. How many monitors does it show? Try the "detect" button - does it see it then? Is the adapter and wire functional?Press the Windows Button and 'P', and choose duplicate. Does it do anything?Let me know.

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Hi, Today I bought Lenovo Yoga C940 UHD. I don't know if it's a real problem or "effect" of display technology. When I sit in front of laptop in a distance lower than 40cm I can see something like "texture" on plain background (like when you open explorer or Chrome). By "texture" I mean very small vertical lines which are slighty darker than the background. When I use laptop from longer distance (60cm and more) It's no longer visible by my eye. I didn't experience anything like this on my other Dell laptop I have. Even at the very close distance color is always solid. On the other hand Yoga has a touch screen which may cause this "effect". Could some other user of C940 explain if everything is OK, or there is some issue with my display. Unfortunatally, in the city I live, there is no shop with that model, where I could check it myself.

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Hi all,I bought a S340 this morning and trying to set it up. When I switched it on I got a voice offering to help me set up the ideapad.I selected the Keyboard and then I am trying to connect to the internet on my WiFi.I am asked to complete the Network Security Key. But when I try and input on the keyboard nothing appears on the screen.Tried a couple of times and thendecided to skip the network setup and move ahead.The next screen I get says: "Who's going to use ths PC"When I try and input my name nothing apears on the screen. Have a I inadvertantly pressed some key that has disabled the keyboard??Is there some way to fix this issue?Your help and advice would be apreciated.ThanksMukund

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I bought the Ideapad S340 for my Daughter for Christmas, she desperately wants to play Red Dead Redemption 2 pc but it needs a minimum 12g RAM. Can RAM be added? Thank you for your help!

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Dear HP Support Team! There are many discussions on this issue... Of course, some of them are solved!BUT, I'm sure, that a lot of people are experiencing the same problem as me..., namely, each time the GPU throttles (observed with GPU-Z and/or EVEREST and/or GPU Observer ? Sidebar Gadget), it causes a DPC latency spike (~ 60k as in my case, measured with DPC Latency Checker) which causes sound glitches (audio crackling, popping, stuttering), when I listen to a music, browsing the Internet (for example)!!! You can be sure, I'm not alone! So, my question is: why there is still no solution to this problem?! excepting the disable powermizer (for those, who use nVidia graphic card) or disabling Windows Aero!I have this problem more than two years since I bought my HP Compaq 8710p (GC102EA) with Windows Vista preinstalled, and now with Windows 7 Ultimate! Please, reply!!!Thx. P.S.:Here're some discussions to this subject:dv6-2064ca sound crackling once every 5 minutesCrackling Noisedv6853cl Crackling sound playing mutimedia with speakers or headphonesSound distorts, pops while surfing internet on dv9730usDV5-1050ei - popping and crackling sound while playing any musicYou can find more by searching to the forums "Notebook PC Sound and Audio"  and using the tags: "CRACKLING", "POPPING", "STUTTERING"...

A:AUDIO CRACKLING, POPPING, STUTTERING

I have the same problem, only mine only does it on start-up and shutdown.  Brand new dv7 3174 right out of the box and it's got deffects.  Does HP not turn these on and test them before putting them on shelves???  This is ridiculous it's gone on this long and HP has offered no solution.  Also i spoke to HP on the phone today and they state that there is no record of this being an issue.......... yet all one has to do is google the issue to find out that most if not all of there customers are experiencing these same issues.  I personally would not buy HP again after this, the sales guy tried to talk me into buying a different name brand at the store and I didn't listen cause I liked the DV7, so maybe I brought this on myself.  SHAME ON HP FOR THERE TERRIBLE CUSTOMER SERVICE AND SUPPORT ALONG WITH RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT.

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So my old gaming laptop stopped working and my mom bought me the IdeaPad S340 as a gift, bless her heart, but she got me the intel core i3 10th generation. I can play games like pillars of eternity or divinity original sin 2 but games like the witcher 3 or final fantasy xv have some lag on the lowest settings. What can I upgrade to enhance gamming, without voiding warranty? Thanks 

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Hello, I recently purchased a Lenovo S340-14IWL Machine Type: 81N7. I have an SSD available with me. (SAMSUNG 2.5" 256GB SSD SATA3.0Gbps) Is it possible to install this SSD alongwith the existing 1TB HDD to my laptop and transfer the windows to the SSD without hampering the warranty.Also i need to know if I can add an 8GB RAM with the below details: Capacity:8GB Single Rank  |  Style:Crucial DDR4 CT8G4SFS824A is a 8GB single ranked DDR4 notebook module that operates at speeds up to 2400 MT/s and has a CL17 latency. It is an Unbuffered SODIMM . It conforms to the industry standard DDR4 SODIMM layout of 260 pins and is compatible with systems that take DDR4 2400MT/s SODIMM memory. Align the notch(es) on the module with the notch(es) in the slot, and then press the module down until the clips on the slot snap into place place. also please clarify whether these activities can be done by me or need to take to some service centers.

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Hi, so i bought this lenovo S340-15API and installed a Windows 10 on it, now i started noticing that its internet is too slow, i try to use my other computer on same Wifi i get a speed of >1.8mb/s, but on this lenovo it is <400mb/s. I noticed that when i shutdown and start the pc, its internet speed is normal(>1.8m/s) but after 5 minutes it gets slow.I have updated the BIOS, and Network Driver and got not solution.Please would someone help me?

A:Lenovo S340's Internet too slow

I also have an S340, and I just upgraded my internet service to 400Mb/s and installed a new mesh router.  All other devices in the home register 350-400Mb/s connection speeds, but my S340 can barely get 40Mb/s on a good day.  I updated all drivers and BIOS, ran full diagnostics, yet still performance is lousy.  Help please! 

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i dont know what is going on with my computer lately. it now freezes at basically every single action i do. if i want to switch to another page, it freezes. if i want to click on something within a page, it freezes. when i use my powerdirector editor, it freezes really bad. furthermore, when the editor is on, the rest of the computer is worthless. so if i am producing a video, i have to wait until it is processed before i can do anything else. i have had the computer for a year and all this has just happened in the past couple of weeks. it is really slowing me down.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-5500U CPU @ 2.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 61 Stepping 4
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8094 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 5500, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 937369 MB, Free - 335497 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., Q551LNB
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled
 

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I recently purchased a hp pavilion 15-au010wm laptop 6 days ago and right out of the box I noticed that the audio playback would stutter or make a popping sound and sometimes have dropouts randomly so I tried updating my audio, video, WLAN, BIOS and bluetooth drivers but the random stuttering and dropouts continued. Note that it doesn't affect video playback, just the audio. Any idea what could be causing this issue?

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Hello. I would like to purchase the lenovo S340 but I have a few questions regarding this laptop!the model is 81N800EQAD.I would like to know wether it features the IPS display or the NT display.also, what's the material it's built of? I've read that it's aluminum but is the whole chassis aluminum?finally, can you tell me the dimensions of the trackpad?it's the 15 inch model.thanks in advance!

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Hi Lenovo, I bought Lenovo S340-15IWL Model: 81N8001LUS (15.6") processor intel i5-8265U 1.6G. This has 8GB (4GB soldered+ 4GB installed RAM) and 256GB SSD installed. I am planning to increase the storage but I couldn't find any info for this model in specific. Lenovo support could you please let me know how many slots are avaiable for Hardisk? If yes, what kind HDD or SDD? max out capacity for storage? I guess RAM has 1 partition tht has 4GB(Can i swap this to 8GB) installed since 4GB is soldered and make it to 12GB? Thanks 

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hello friends i just bought a lenovo ideapad s340 laptop with a fhd 1920 display  but i got a problem is a tn screen and i want to change it to a ips screen is it possible? and where can i find someone to do it thanks 

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Hello, i'm thinking tot buy this notebook.Will this one work with my ThinkPad usb-c dock?It's okay if it doesn't charge the laptop. Screen, printer, keyboard and mouse should work through the dock.

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Hello Lenovo, Am planning to upgrade with SSD could you please suggest me below works: Samsung 860 QVO SATA III 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive Samsung 860 EVO 2.5" Internal Solid State DriveHyundai Sapphire C2S3T 2.5" SATA III 3D TLC SSD Please suggest best from above?

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Installed in c:\windows\system32  as lnbitssvc.exe and along with Lenovo Modern.ImController (which at least doesn't indicate (beijing) included on Idea Pad S340 Can't find any info on the lnbitssvc.exe or why it's there and included in (hidden) Task Scheduler. My guess is  ln=Lenovo  bits=background intelligent transfer service svc=serviceso further guessing it provides a way for Lenovo(beijing) to silently transfer stuff. Me not interested in silently transferring anything to anyone without some explanation of what, why, when, etc. In my opion - every PC owner should getAutoruns (from Microsoft / sysinternals) which provides way to see and control what runs at startup, or on schedule, etcProcessExplorer (same source as above - better utility to see what's going on in real time)And - I like Windows 10 Firewall Control from Sphinx-Software - which provides a usable front-end to Windows Firewall and allows you to really control what apps and services can send data/telemetry/make connections over internet.Make a backup / restore point, and start taking some control over what your pc sends out. I'm disabling LNBITSSvc.exe and Lenovo Modern Im.Controller from network access and running at all - will see if there's any effect other than better performance..... (Also uninstalled all the McAfee scamware/adware disguised as cybersecurity only to find thanks to Autoruns it doesn't uninstall McAfee System Securi... Read more

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My computer will run great for a long time in any game (I play Bioshock, Guild Wars, and the Hellgate: London beta, all on max settings). After some time though (and sometimes after not too long at all) the games become very sluggish, the audio garbles and pops, and basically all games are unplayable. I drop to 2 FPS where I had 50.

Leaving my computer off for an extended period of time (20mins to 2 hours or so) will remedy the problem until the next time it happens. The first thing that popped into my mind was overheating. My CPU temp runs in the range of 34C idle and 53C full load. My GPU runs at about 51C idle and 65C full load. These temperatures do not seem hot at all to me.

In any case I'm at a loss for ideas. If it is overheating then WHAT is overheating? It doesn't seem to be my video card or processor. The sound popping is strange, is it the sound card (its the onboard card for my mobo)?

My specs:
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4GHz
4096MB DDR2 800
GeForce 8600 GT 256MB
Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3 mobo
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

[edit]Forgot to add in my video card spec, added now.
 

A:Solved: Computer running horrible in games, making garbled/popping noises

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Hi everyone i'm new to this for but my computer is making me take some time to find some real help for it. About a few months ago, My computer started getting a really bad habit of making everything on my computer have a 1 sec delay. I would move my mouse and it would freeze for 1 sec and then proceed to move the mouse and i would try to move it towards my target destination but not before it would lag again. I've notice that it gets especially bad when i load up a game(League of legends especially). i'm not sure what to do at this point seeing as i have tried mainly everything.( scanning my computer, scanning registry, uninstalling league of legends). If anyone could help with this situation i would appreciate it as i'm getting worried.

My Specs.

Windows 7 64 bit
Evga Gtx 570
Intel i7-2600k
MSI P67A-C43
Rosewill 650W PSU
 

A:My computer is constantly stuttering

What kind of readings are you getting for your psu?

What hdd is your information on and are you running windows in low power mode?
 

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hi all. i made a post similar to this one before in the hardware section but im starting to doubt its a hardware problem. i have a creative audigy platinum 2 ex sound card that started to crackle and pop when i played sound in winamp. it wasnt too big a deal at first but it became louder and more invasive after a while. so i figured my sound card was the problem. so i got an m-audio audiophile 24/96 card and the problem was still there. this is terrible for me as i use a lot of audio editing/multitracking software. and these programs would also stutter and crackle whether i was recording audio or just playing back. so i figured whatever ill use the onboard soundcard for a while, but even that one is doing the same thing. with winamp the crackling wasnt as often as with the creative/m-audio cards. when i use any audio editing software however it would crackle a little then the whole comuter started to slow down. i made a habit of keeping task manager open while using the software to check what was eating up the cpu and it was the audio program. but i noticed if i closed the audio program quick enough the cpu load would transfer to another program and if i closed that program it would transfer to another program for a few seconds, usually my antivirus. another problem i have is with youtube. about a minute into any video the sound stutters so it sounds almost like an echo and the video along with it. in task manager it shows iexplorer.exe using 100% cpu. ive tried everything: i... Read more

A:audio skipping/stuttering/crackling/popping problems

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The image of webcam is only red.I updated the drives, but the same problem persist. 

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I have a Lenovo S340 15IWL 81N8 laptop that came with an Intel i3 - 8145U cpu, 1TB HDD and 4GB RAM. I want to add a SSD to my laptop to increase it's performance but I just can't find what type of m.2 SSD do I use and what is the maximum size of the storage space supported for the SSD in this laptop. Also I want to know what type of RAM and upto what size of RAM can I add to this laptop. Also does this one support Intel Optane memory and what kind.  Thank You 

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hi, i bought lenovo s340 last november 2019, i runs very well and i really like it. However, start from few days ago, the battery suddenly dropped from 50% to 0% without warning. is there any solution for this issue ? thank you

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I have recently discovered the root source of the audio stuttering, popping and minor dropout cuplrit, its my wireless lan adapter, once I disable my wireless lan, the stuttering, popping and the drop outs vanish so i'm assuming its the driver causing it because I ran a diagnostic on it and it "PASSED". All help is appreciated. Note: This affects both my bluetooth headset and speakers.Note 2: the stuttering, popping and drop outs stop after just disconnecting from my WiFi, but after reconnecting, it starts happening again.

A:WLAN causing audio stuttering, popping and drop outs

Hi. Please try the latest  Intel Wireless LAN Drivers:     http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp77501-78000/sp77954.exe Released on  Oct 14, 2016 Regards. 

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A few weeks ago. I loaded up steam as normal i tried to load up a game and it said you are unable to play this game as you must update your Graphics Driver, So i updated all my drivers including my Graphics driver. And now every game i play it stutters constantly, My FPS is fine, its just stuttering, I open task manager and when i play games, My GPU usage is from 90-100% when playing games and when i load up my PC it is around 50% when i'm doing nothing. But for some reason if i share screens on e.g Discord i am able to run relatively smoothly.

Im thinking of sending my PC back to get a new Graphics card, but i thought i may as well ask before sending it off.

My Specs Are, GeForce GTX 950A, i7-6700 CPU and 12 GB Ram

But before i did this my PC ran perfectly!
 

A:PC Stuttering Constantly When Playing Games

We know nothing about your PC and its operating system, so do the following in it:

Download and save the TSG System Information Utility (SysInfo.exe) file.
After it's been downloaded and saved, double-click it to run it.
Information about your PC will appear.
Return here to your thread, then copy-and-paste the ENTIRE text here.

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Hello all y'all.... that is the plural of y'all in case you were interested : ).... I'm a Texan !! Could somebody please tell me the M.2 Interface speed of the Lenovo Ideapad S340-15IWL ? The Toshiba hard drive that was installed was a PCIE 3 x2, and I only have another x2 here at the house so I have no way of knowing if it will support x4. Dang... specs everywhere on this gem but no info on the interface speed... looked EVERYWHERE ! Don't want to waste money on a Samsung 970 Pro if if doesn't support the x4 interface. Thanks in advance Bob

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My laptop apears to have a small shaded spot on its screen. The spot is visable with the screen being on, and also when the screen is completely off. The spot is located on the lower left of the screen.

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i want to put a SSD in the LENOVO S340-15API TOUCH 81QG but i dont know if there is a mount/bracket/case in the laptop. where would i find a compatable one for this laptop

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NOTE: I attempted to post this as a reply to update to my previous post BUT its not showing up for some reason: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-U-and-S-Series-Notebooks/IdeaPad-S340-Wont-Start-1-Bios-Related-... The place I have always gone to have computers fixed (I live abroad in SE Asia but bought the Laptop online from Staples when I visited the USA last summer) told me: 1) Its the Bios chip on the motherboard that needs to be replaced. My understanding is that such chips are inexpensive (compared to replacing an entire motherboard) but require expertise to replace as some shodding etc might be needed.2) Because its a new model, they can't get the chip or work on it. 3) They confirmed (as they fix alot of different computers here) the so-called Lenovo service center where I live (SE Asia) won't be of much help as they don't want to work on motherboard etc parts. They rather just replace the entire motherboard etc and take FOREVER (which is what someone at the Lenovo store also warned me about!).4) My so-called "International" Warranty apparently is not so International. Asside from wanting to charge me at least $250 to replace an entire motherboard when its just a chip that is faulty, it might take the Lenovo service center 3 months to order and receive the motherboard...5) My Lenovo Warranty in the USA is good for almost another 6 months. 5) I have the harddrive taken out so I can acess all the files etc. I will also conta... Read more

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I recently purchased a Lenovo IDEAPAD 14" laptop S340-14IWL. I'm finding the display screen is extremely sensitive to viewing angle, in particular in the vertical axis and when watching streaming TV. In particular when watching video like NETFLIX the picture quality is very poor and difficult to watch. I beleive this laptop has a TN display and the poor video quality may be due to the quality of TN panel but not sure if this is a common issue with the S340. Any insights would be appreciated.  

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Good day! Hi Lenovo. I just bought my Lenovo Ideapad L340 Gaming early this year but as early as now i noticed display stuttering when watching videos. At first i just thought it was because of low internet speed but as time went by i noticed that such stuttering or display hang ups are already so frequent. Did anyone have the same problem as this? Is there anything i can do? Or do I need to resort to the Lenovo Service Center. Thanks!

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AVG free edition shows popup window with warning re: C:\WINDOWS\system32\atl7.dll TrojanHorseBackdoor.Generic10.AMEC

I would very much appreciate some help with this.

thankyou.
 

A:AVG constantly popping up with warning

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One of the CA security center components keeps installing when I log on. This prevents me from uninstalling anything or installing anything new. Because it keeps installing (or is just installing), I can't even try to uninstall it because well, it's installing!

Help, please! Thanks!
 

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I don't know what may have started this, but kaspersky kept telling me that svchost.exe was performing a suspicious action trying to inject something into winlogon.exe. It asked me to allow/deny, I denied, and it kept repeating. Eventually I ran a scan and detected that "smarthook.dll" contained a trojan. I used kaspersky to remove it, and downloaded a clean copy of the .dll and put it in my system32 folder.

Now I am receiving the classic:

svchost.exe:
"The instruction at "0x7588bba5" referenced memory at "0xfede1500". The memory could not be "read".

Click on OK to terminate the program
Click on CANCEL to debug the program"

Only this pops up every 5 seconds about 6 times and then stops, and randomly will continue this pattern.

I have attached 2 logs, one is current <taken today> the other I just happen to log a few days ago for the hell of it (before I noticed any errors). I don't know if.. comparing will help I just want to provide all info I have.

~Thanks!

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**Additional: Just ran AVG Anti-Rootkit Beta and it detected system32/userinit.exe as a "Hidden Application"

extra info: sometimes when the svchost error pops up, my taskbar at the bottom changes to the old grey style and not the windows xp style.

Also: included a screenshot (edited for size).

System Info:
AMD Athlon 64 processor 3500+, 1 GB RAM
Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2
ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe MOBO

A:svchost constantly popping up

nobody responding, so I'm trying to help myself. A couple things I've noticed
1) in my list of services, there is a service named "Asctcgwto" set to disabled. This brings up nothing in google.
2) After turning on my computer, I type "at" in the console and it responds with "The service has not been started." I use the at command fairly often.
3) I type "net localgroup" and it tells me that the workstation service has not been started. So I start it.... I Don't know why it isn't already started, (it's set as "Automatic" but was stopped).

The problem is getting worse because from the moment I click login, it brings up multiple svchost.exe errors and takes an exceptionally longer amount of time to fully log in.

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Hi

I am looking a way to play a sound file, in this instance WAV file constantly after boot up or login

I have disabled windows sound login and added nnnn.WAV in the startup folder.

It plays and loops fine but pops up with the Windows Media Player, in this case.

I want it to continue playing but silent mode without Windows Media Player popping up.

I have seen HTML TAGS to do it, maybe do it that way and exec it from bat or vbs file on startup of

pc/laptop

Thanks in advance
 

A:Play sound file constantly after boot or login constantly

If you cant find a better way, maybe rename the standard login sound as mmm.old and replace it with your wav file, then re-enable standard windows sounds.
 

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I have an HP computer with Vista, Comcast as the ISP, and McAfee (I think it was provided by Comcast).
A new problem has popped up just recently. Every few minutes, I am interrupted when the black and red McAfee flash-screen is flashed on top of whatever I am working on. That is followed by a tan-colored screen called “Comcast Security - - - powered by McAfee”. (This is the same screen that comes up if I click on the McAfee shortcut on the Desk Top.) That screen changes its contents once before it quits. The coming of these screens has nothing to do with my pushing keys. They come even if my hands are not near the keyboard and if I am not on line with Comcast.
These screens flash on for only a fraction of a second – not long enough to read what they say. But they disrupt my train of thought and, if I am typing, can cause errors in my writing. I checked my McAfee and security settings and they seemed correct. If you can suggest a way to stop this, I would appreciate it. The screens have flashed on about six times while I was writing this.
 

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If my lap top is on for any more than 3hrs, the help window for whatever program i am using will pop-up and will not let me continue task. Comp must he turned off for a couple of hours to resolve this.

I ran trend micro's online virus/spyware tool (http://housecall.trendmicro.com/), cwshredder, ad-aware se & spybot s&d. Problem did not resolve, then someone told me to try hijackthis, and am now in need of help to analyze the results.

PLZ HELP.

thanx in advance.

the following is the log i got w/ hijackthis:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:25:43 PM, on 10/2/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16512)

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:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_02\bin\jusched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Unlocker\UnlockerAssistant.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\hpq\HP Wireless Assistant\HP Wireless Assistant.exe
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A:[SOLVED] help folder constantly popping up, plz help

i've had other issues since this post and have decided for a fresh start/formated drive
thanks all, no further help needed (for now, lol)

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I use a windows xp professional OS.
My contrast window keeps on popping up in the middle of my screen, this goes on happening constantly on its own accord.
What is this problem? and how do i rectify it?
Pls help..

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