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T590 WDS imaging disconnecting from Ethernet on first windows boot

Q: T590 WDS imaging disconnecting from Ethernet on first windows boot

We got a new Lenovo T590 and when i went to Image it, it went through the normal process and everything was fine until it boots into windows 10 for the first time. It disconnects from ethernet even though its plugged in, and the trackpad doesnt work. It seems as though the driver for Ethernet adapter is being uninstalled when it first boots into windows because its missing completely from the network connections screen in the control panel. Any ideas on what could be causing this? Thanks

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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.)


I've plugged my compaq Presario laptop (AMD athlon (tm) 64 3500+) into my netgear DGN2100 directly with an ethernet cable that i just brought, it works fine because i've tested it. but on my computer it just connects and disconnects every 2 seconds. on the back on my computer the lights flicker for a second then stop. however when i plug in my powerline ethernet adapter in it works completely fine. any ideas? changing settings etc?

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it works fine because i've tested it.Click to expand...

how have you tested ?

{Device Manager}
Post back the results in device manager
Start > control Panel {Vista set to classic view}> system > {Vista, device manager on left hand side} {XP hardware Tab, device manager button} >
windows 7
start > control panel> System and Security> Device Manager

network adaptors, click on the + > post back the devices listed there
are there any ! ? or X
post a screen shot of the device manager - network adapters

To post a screen shot of the active window, hold the Alt key and press the PrtScn key. Open the Windows PAINT application and Paste the screen shot. You can then use PAINT to trim to suit, and save it as a JPG format file.
To upload it to the forum, open the full reply window and use the Manage Attachments button to upload it here
{ipconfig /all}
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post results here
We would like to see the results from ipconfig /all post back the results here
-> Start
-> (XP - enter the following in the RUN box)
cmd /k ipconfig /all
-> (Vista or Windows 7 - ente... Read more

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I cannot get windows 7 to boot in UEFI. I'm testing this so I'm not worried about re-imaging. I have Lenovo T470 laptop and it's set to boot UEFI first in bios. I'm using DISM to apply the image and also running the diskpart script below.  i: is my
network drive mapped below. I can get the image to apply successfully and bcdboot gets applied successfully as well but the system won't boot into windows. Windows boots up fine if I apply MBR script instead.
dism /apply-image /imagefile:i:\lenovo\base\t470\image.wim /index:1 /ApplyDir:W:\
bcdboot W:\Windows /s S: /f ALL

select disk 0
convert gpt
create partition primary size=300
format quick fs=ntfs label="System"
assign letter=S
create partition primary
format quick fs=ntfs label="Windows"
assign letter=W

A:Windows 7 Gpt won't boot after imaging

I cannot get windows 7 to boot in UEFI. I'm testing this so I'm not worried about re-imaging. I have Lenovo T470 laptop and it's set to boot UEFI first in bios. I'm using DISM to apply the image and also running the diskpart script below.  i: is my
network drive mapped below. I can get the image to apply successfully and bcdboot gets applied successfully as well but the system won't boot into windows. Windows boots up fine if I apply MBR script instead.
dism /apply-image /imagefile:i:\lenovo\base\t470\image.wim /index:1 /ApplyDir:W:\
bcdboot W:\Windows /s S: /f ALL

select disk 0
convert gpt
create partition primary size=300
format quick fs=ntfs label="System"
assign letter=S
create partition primary
format quick fs=ntfs label="Windows"
assign letter=W

I found the answer. I just needed to change the disk part script. This resolved my issue. 
rem DISKPART script, all available space to C:partition
rem ---------------------------------------------------
rem Select Disk 0, wipe it empty, convert to GPT
rem ---------------------------------------------------
select disk 0
convert gpt
rem ---------------------------------------------------
rem Create & format 100 MB EFI System partition 
rem ---------------------------------------------------
create partition efi size=100
format quick fs=fat32 label="System"
assign letter=S
rem ---------------------------------------------------
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We have a Windows 8.1 image that we deploy to many models. I have added the X1 Tablet driveres to the task sequence and the tablet runs the task sequence and finished, but after reboot, it will only boot to the setup menu. From there I select "Windows Boot Manager" or Select the hard drive, but both do nothing. I have a feeling the hard drive is not being partitioned right but I can see the partitioning happening during the task sequence and I can see the image being applied after that step.Any ideas?

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Hello, i'll try to describe the problem the best i can.. Sorry if my english isn't too good (im venezuelan) i've been trying to get help from other forums and can't find a fix for this..

The internet keeps disconnecting, the actual problem is that i get a system tray message saying ''Your cable isn't connected''.. I mean the RJ45 IS plugged in -.-..

All i do is Deactivate, then Activate the Local area network and boom, it works again..

I want this to stop, i downgraded from Windows 7 to XP to see if it was a W7 problem, but happens the same on XP (In W7 i had to reboot the PC completely so it would turn on again, here on XP just Deactivate -> Activate)..

I'd be very grateful if i get some help on this, this is a 1 month old PC..

Phenom II X4 955 3.2Ghz
4Gb Ddr3 1333 Ram
800w Omega PSU
Geforce 8400 Gs 1GB - DDR3

To me, it seems like it's a Mobo problem, but, it's just weird.. The guy that sold it to me said that it happened a couple times to him but he installed ''Fix it'', dunno if it's the ''Microsoft Fix It center'' or another software ><..

Thx for reading, some help is appreciated i wanna play online w/o disconnecting so much ..

Ps [Edit]: Ok, now, i was running desperado's 2: Cooper's Revenge, and it went full screen, the connection was lost again, after i closed t... Read more

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I've setup a dual-boot Windows 7 + LinuxMint13 on a single hard disk. My plan was to use Macrium to image this setup. For the Windows partition, this isn't a problem. For the Linux partition, however, I'm unsure whether a restore of an image of this partition would work, because of my lack of understanding of the relationship between the Windows and GRUB2 bootloaders - let me explain further:

After the initial Windows installation, I used EasyBCD to copy the bootloader to the C: partition, allowing me to remove the 100MB System Reserved partition. I then installed LinuxMint, and again used EasyBCD to add the LinuxMint boot entry. I again used the 'Write MBR' function under the BCD Deployment option in EasyBCD, to ensure the Windows bootloader appears first at bootup. This allows me to select the LinuxMint entry, which in turn chainloads the GRUB2 bootloader, which eventually loads LinuxMint. This works perfectly.

My question is: does the GRUB bootloader reside on the Linux partition, or does it reside on the Windows partition by virtue of the EasyBCD manipulation I have done?

If its the former, than using Macrium to image just the LinuxMint partition will work for me. Can anyone confirm this? Should I also image the Linux Swap partition as part of the LinuxMint partition image?


A:Windows/Linux dual-boot imaging using Macrium

OK. I guess there is only one way to find out then.....bombs away!

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(Before i start, i have checked multiple threads on this site about my problem but none atm have seemed to work, im sorry if this topic arrises constantly but i have done a search but my problem still presists.)


My problem has been going on roughly since i aquired the laptop but im sure that it isn't a hardware fault as it is both the ethernet and wireless adapter having problems.

My ethernet will disconnect usually once or twice a day usually an hour after the laptop has been turned on. After that it won't disconnect again.
The wireless internet will disconnect more often and it is random as to when it will happen.

The disconnection happens like this,
Unable to browse the web using any internet browser like firefox or internet explorer
Any online game i play kicks me from the server to a login screen (if the game has one)
However, the laptop still shows a stable connection to the ethernet/wireless. It will show the yellow triangle with an exclamation mark for a second then show a stabe connection.

Laptop Specs;

Windows 7 64-bit
AMD Athlon II Dual-core M320 2.1 GHz
Wireless Adapter - Atheros AR9285
Ethernet Adapter - Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller

So far i have tried;

Updating all devices,
Uninstalled the devices and re-installed,
Unistalled Anti-virus software,
Disabled Firewalls,
Changing Channels on the router,
Update Router firmware,
Reseting the router.

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A:Ethernet/Wireless Disconnecting.

This is the listing of errors in your event log (from DDS that I asked you to run)

04/08/2010 13:03:31, Error: Service Control Manager [7031] - The Apple Mobile Device service terminated unexpectedly. It has done this 1 time(s). The following corrective action will be taken in 60000 milliseconds: Restart the service.
04/08/2010 12:52:38, Error: Service Control Manager [7026] - The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load: StarOpen
04/08/2010 12:52:25, Error: atikmdag [52236] - CPLIB :: General - Invalid Parameter
04/08/2010 12:52:17, Error: Application Popup [1060] - \SystemRoot\SysWow64\Drivers\StarOpen.SYS has been blocked from loading due to incompatibility with this system. Please contact your software vendor for a compatible version of the driver.
04/08/2010 11:58:33, Error: Service Control Manager [7001] - The Computer Browser service depends on the Server service which failed to start because of the following error: The dependency service or group failed to start.
04/08/2010 11:58:32, Error: Service Control Manager [7001] - The HomeGroup Provider service depends on the Function Discovery Provider Host service which failed to start because of the following error: The dependency service or group failed to start.
04/08/2010 11:58:32, Error: Microsoft-Windows-DistributedCOM [10005] - DCOM got error "1084" attempting to start the service WSearch with arguments "" in order to run the server: {9E175B6D-F52A-11D8-B9A5-5050... Read more

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I have tried another router port and still the problem is there...

I have used the same port on the router and it works on my laptop but it wont on my pc

when the i get the problem it cuts off for 3-5 secs then its back on and so on....

I have ran cmd ping google.co.uk and when it cuts off/disconnects it says
Reply from bytes=32 time=55ms TTL=58
Reply from bytes=32 time=32ms TTL=58
Reply from bytes=32 time=31ms TTL=58
General failure.
General failure.
General failure.
Request timed out.
Reply from bytes=32 time=32ms TTL=58
Reply from bytes=32 time=30ms TTL=58
Reply from bytes=32 time=30ms TTL=58
Reply from bytes=32 time=31ms TTL=58

Any Help

A:Ethernet port keeps disconnecting please help

Driver update?

I would be more then happy to find you the update, if you give me some more information.

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I have been having problems lately with my ethernet and charger disconnecting and reconnecting. Sometimes my charger wont even reconnect unless i unplug it from the 2nd cord, plug it back in. This has been happening over the past week now.

A:Ethernet and Charger keep disconnecting and reconnecting

Does the power socket at the PC end feel loose?If yes, then it may be a bad socket or a socket that may have become loose over a period of time.Although this sort of this is rare, I would sugegst you to try and see if moving the power cable in its place makes any difference.If not then it could be a bad AC Adapter.Have you tried with another/spare AC adapter?

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* My internet keeps disconnecting and saying I need an Ethernet cable when im using a wireless adapter**

I recently bought a new PC (using Windows 8) and ever since I have started it up, it has been having issues. I am using a wireless adapter that connects to my modem which works just fine (the adapter is also new), but for some reason it keeps disconnecting me. It loses all its bars and comes up with the ' * 'symbol, then comes back with full bars showing its connected. It also says that I need to plug an ethernet cable onto the computer, or a network cable isnt plugged in properly.

I have tried a lot of things and nothing is working. I dont need updates whatsoever. If you could help me on this I would appreciate it because it has become very frustrating.


This is for a friend, they couldn't upload this because their connection is terrible and doesnt last long and is continually disconnecting

A:y internet keeps disconnecting and saying I need an Ethernet cable when im using a wi

lets see an xirrus screen shot

Run Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector
Download and install
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to copy the program across to the faulty PC
Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into the working computer with internet access and copy the file to the faulty PC and install the program.
You will now need to take a screen shot and copy that back to the working PC and attach the screen shot in a reply on the forum here.

If you do not have another PC - do you have a phone connected to the internet - can you photograph the result and post the image in a reply

enter you details
Download this file "DOWNLOAD WI-FI INSPECTOR Vx.xx "
( the site now appears to allow webbased emails like gmail, hotmail, outlook and yahoo now )

There is also a xirrus gadget, But that does not have all the fuctionality "DOWNLOAD GADGET Vx.xx

Alternative links - Use the links below
Then run and install the program - on a wireless enabled PC/Laptop
if you get an error - You will need to have NET Framework installed for the WiFi Inspector to function.
On windows 8 - (i do not have windows 8) but, it would appear that, When you first try to run, you may get a message that .net framework is needed, a... Read more

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I'm working on an issue with a Lenovo M90p desktop running Windows 7 64bit. It's connected via cable to a router that works for other devices. the cable has been tested with other devices, so I've narrowed the issue down to this physical device. The Windows troubleshooter is unable to fix the problemI tried to disable and reenable the network adapterI've tried to restore to a point in time before the issue started which didn't change anything.I've tried to uninstall the adapter via device manager and rebooted but Windows couldn't find the driver by itself. I've downloaded the intel ethernet driver from lenovo site manually from a different computer and installed it but it didn't change anything.Do you have any suggestions to possible next steps?   

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Hi everyone.

I have a problem with my internet connection. First, I've tried a PCI Wi-Fi card and a repeater and nothing change.

My computer have a problem with the internet connection. When I play games like Counter-Strike, I'm spiking and I have some rollback every 5s. Here's a picture of my internet connection in the task manager:

As you can see, I'm spiking alot. Sometimes, my PC disconnect from the router (even when it's wired).

What I tried:
- Recovery
- Flush DNS
- Renew IP
- Uninstall/Install network drivers and adapter
- Uninstall/Install general drivers

And... nothing worked, except one thing:
Fix network connection issues - Windows Help

Type netsh winsock reset and press Enter.Type netsh int ip reset and press Enter.Type ipconfig /release and press Enter.Type ipconfig /renew and press Enter.Type ipconfig /flushdns and press Enter.

It's working for like 30 minutes and then I'm spiking and lagging again. I suppose it's a DNS/IP problem. I need to do it again every time I want to play 30 minutes. Anyone have a idea?


PS: When I'm browsing on chrome, I don't see the spike effects, only when I play or skype.

A:Ethernet connection is spiking, disconnecting and reconnecting

Try, changing your DNS router to and These are the public google DNS routers. I had gaming issues and changing to these DNS fixed my problem, Internet problems with my ISP.

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I have recently bought this laptop and when I am using the ethernet connection it disconnects every few seconds, connects to wifi, and then and reconnects straight back onto wired connection. Seeing as I want to use the wired connection, as my wireless connection is terrible, I can't use my laptop for gaming and barely connect to websites stably. I have tried other cables and the issue persists, this has also happened to my friends HP Pavillion and the problem still persists. Thank you

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Hello,  a year ago I bough Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 20CD0038MC with Windows 8.1 (64-bit) and also OneLink Pro Dock.  Because Yoga has't own Ethernet adapter I connected cable to OneLink Pro Dock. Unfortunatelly it disconnect cable (and switch to WiFI) many times during each day. Everytime it takes only second and than cable was normally connected, but this destroyed every work which depends on stable connection (e.g. streamed webinars). Sometimes disconnection occurs once per day, sometimes 10x per day.  So I bough also original Lenovo USB 3.0 Ethernet adapter and connect it directly to USB port on Yoga - the same problem. So I decided that OneLink Pro Dock itself is fine and problem has to be in Yoga.  Approx. 2 months ago, disconnection time starts growing and sometimes I spend whole day only on WiFi. Two weeks ago, after last diconnection Ethernet don't get back and now I'm on WiFi only over two weeks.  I checked - Ethernet port on OneLink Pro Dock - both LEDs working and shows some traffic- Devices in Windows 8.1 - there is only wireless adapter (and bluetooth adapter), but in LENOVO support is not any new drivers for Ethernet, only one adding support of wake-on-lan. I installed it anyway. - when I turn off WiFi adapter, I'm without connection - LAN doesn't return- I found new drivers for OneLink Pro Dock, but when I attempt to install it, get error message that system doesn't find any OneLInk Dock :-/ (it shows... Read more

A:ThinkPad Yoga 20CD0038MC - Disconnecting Ethernet ...

Did you ever figure this out? I'm having similar problems right now. After updating the driver, the OneLink Pro's ethernet isn't even showing up in the device manager...

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We are beginning to roll out XPS 13 laptops into our environment and have run into this issue on multiple XPS 13s. We will have the USB-C to Ethernet adapter plugged in and connected to ethernet, and after a couple of minutes it will lose connection. Once it loses connection, it constantly connects and disconnects every 5-10 seconds. I have looked through this forum for a while and have not found anyone else with this issue, however we are having the same issue on multiple laptops. They are running Windows 7 with a fresh image.

A:XPS 13 9350 USB-C to Ethernet Adapter Constantly Disconnecting and Reconnecting

I'm seeing the same issue on Precision 5510s.  Don't have an answer myself.  I have disabled power management option that allows the system to shut off the device to save power, which didn't help.

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Hi,  just received a bunch of T490 laptops. We are installing them from a customized image with MDT. For this we first change the secure boot mode from user mode to setup mode. After the installation we'd like to change it back to user mode ( I assume this is the correct approach). How can we do this?

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Windows 10 -My on-board Ethernet 'card' stopped working. I added a new network card but the internet still isn?t working. So I booted the computer into a recovery CD and was able to connect to the Internet via both network cards.Do I simply go to device manager and uninstall the three network items that are listed there, or do I go to a deeper level? Disabling them and re-enabling them did nothing.
Thank you for taking the time,

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Hi there, I have a desktop running WinXP Home Edition and have just cloned/imaged the original 4gb hard-drive (yes 4gb) onto a larger hard drive using Paragon Backup and Recovery software, which was successful.

I have subsequently removed the original 4gb HD and connected up the new larger HD, moving the jumper from the original HD to the new one and setting it in the Master position.

The PC has started up with the following message:
Updating ESCD - Successful
Verifying DMI Pool Data - Update Successful
DISK BOOT FAILURE - Insert System Disk and Press Enter
What would my next step be? Do I need to download a boot disk from say www.AllBootDisks.com for WinXP Home? And then... ?

Im not sure that I can get into the BIOS if that is required.

Your Advice?

Thank you TSGuys.

A:How to boot after hd imaging to larger hd

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System Specs:
Windows 7 Ultimate x64
OCZ Vertex 4 SSD (Windows installation that was being re-imaged)
OCZ Agility 3 SSD (windows installation that still functions)
Seagate 2TB drive as storage

OCZ just came out with there linux bootable firmware flash tool, so I made an image using Acronis True Image Home 2011 at normal compression and stored it on my storage drive. I then popped in the linux bootable firmware disc and securely erased the vertex 4 and used the bootable acronis tool to re-image the drive. Upon passing the Windows loading screen, I get the error.


Steps taken to attempt recovery:
Use the windows repair disc to repair the installation
Boot into windows on my Agility and run chkdsk /f /r and sfc /scannow on the vertex. Chkdsk found some errors on its run through, but when trying to log onto the vertex, I get the same error.
I securely erased again (Such a waste of writes) and made sure to go into Windows and set the offset and format the drive and attempt another reimage, but no luck.

Using BlueScreenView the following items are highlighted in red:

ntoskrnl.exe ntoskrnl.exe+406882 fffff800`03002000 fffff800`035ea000 0x005e8000 0x4f76721c 3/30/2012 9:55:24 PM Microsoft? Windows? Operating System NT Kernel & System 6.1.7601.17803 (win7sp1_gdr.120330-1504) Microsoft Corporation B:\Windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exe

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A:0x000000f4 Upon Boot Up After Re-Imaging SSD

Using Windows on the agility, can you upload the .dmp files to us? They would be in the [drive_letter]:\Windows\Minidump folder. You will need to copy and paste them somewhere else since they are protected by Windows permissions for security reasons: Dump Files - Upload to SevenForums
Also, have you tried doing a power cycle of the SSD? The following steps should be carried out and take ~1 hour to complete.Power off the system.
Remove all power supplies (ac adapter then battery for laptop, ac adapter for desktop)
Hold down the power button for 30 seconds to close the circuit and drain all components of power.
Reconnect all power supplies (battery then ac adapter for laptop, ac adapter for desktop)
Turn on the system and enter the BIOS (see your manual for the steps to enter the BIOS)
Let the computer remain in the BIOS for 20 minutes.
Follow steps 1-3 and physically remove the SSD from the system by disconnecting the cables for a desktop or disconnecting the drive from the junction for a laptop.
Leave the drive disconnected for 30 seconds to let all power drain from it.
Replace the drive connection(s) and then do steps 4-8 again.
Repeat steps 1-4.
Start your computer normally and run Windows.

The above steps were a result of: Why did my SSD "disappear" from my system? - Crucial Community

While that may not be your drive, a power cycle should be the same on all SSD drives. See how the system responds after the SSD power cycle.

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Bought a second-hand Compaq 32-bit desktop Evo-D310 a couple of years ago. It came with a Windows XP CD but not with any other disks as far as I can remember.

I dual-booted Windows XP and Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Long Term Support) year 2010. Sound and ethernet controller (ie. internet) on the XP and Ubuntu worked fine.

Yesterday I installed next Ubuntu LTS version 12.04 and reformatted the Windows NFTS partition. The Windows install seemed fine and the Ubuntu install finished ok too. Internet using a wired (ethernet) connection and sound work from Ubuntu 12.04, but not from Windows XP. I checked the Device Manager on XP and the ethernet controller and sound drivers were marked with yellow exclamation marks. Found some Evo-D310 ethernet controller links at the HP driver download site. They were all exe files: sp42471.exe, sp33671 and sp41804.

I don't know how to try these exe files. I copied them to a usb memory stick, but the 'Have disk' upgrade/install choice did not work. Windows XP only showed drive D or drive A, not drive E that corresponds to the USB memory stick. I also copied the three exe files to a directory on drive C and tried the Browse choice, but the OK button was greyed out as inactive.

I noticed that the 'Have disk' seemed to want .inf files. There was one showing in the drop-down list, autorun.inf. I clicked this but it did not exist.

The Ubuntu 12.04 Sysinfo function shows this about the ethernet controller:
Intel 82801DB PRO/100 VE (LOM) revision 89
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A:No ethernet controller in recent Dual-boot Windows XP and Ubuntu

First download the chipset drivers from where you located the other drivers. Install the chipset drivers and reboot. Then install the other drivers just by opening the .exe files.

Also download the audio and video drivers and install them.

You reformatted and reinstalled Windows on the partition will erase any files and data including drivers. Which you will have to reinstall.

May I ask why you felt that you had to reinstall Windows Xp?

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Regardless of PC, I have 3 win7 pc's. This did not happen until the last few months, but with me dual booting between Linux and Windows, the problem has become evident.

I dual boot linux, and it connects without needing to be unpluged- repluged the ethernet line.

could it be the wireless Netgear router or switch or windows 7?

I use a 5 port gig switch between router and PC's.
WGT-624 v3 (with latest firmware, been using this for years)

TEG - 550g Trendnet switch

A:Windows every boot need to unplug-replug Ethernet cable for internet

Are you given a different IP address from the router on each OS? Might want to make that pc use a static address in your router. Try setting up a DHCP reservation for that machine on it.

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Hey guys, would like a general consensus on what you think is the best to use to backup a boot drive to an external so that if anything goes wrong on the internal boot, I can just pop a new drive in there and image/recover it back over easily, no frills, high reliability... and of course free is always good as long as it works for this one purpose: Acronis True Image Norton Ghost Clonezilla (free/open source) G4L (free/open source) BackupPC (free/open source) Bacula (free/open source) (Any Linux app, Ghost, ddrescue, etc....) (If applicable, Windows XP Pro and will have many programs installed, and possibly large files, i.e., HD video files, going from a 1TB internal to a 1TB external)

A:Best Boot Drive Imaging Software

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Hello, We have been buying and deploying the T-series since the T430s. Our regular process was to maintain deployment images with bootable Acronis TrueImage. Starting with the new T470s, we have had incredible trouble with our deployment. If we can get the computers to boot to the Acronis CD (using a USB CD drive), then it won't see the external USB HD connected in a different USB port. We tried switching to bootable USB thumb drive of CloneZilla, and the computer won't see the thumb drive no matter what BIOS settings I change (Secure Boot disable, Legacy Mode on, etc.). We tried removing the NVMe hard drive to use it without the laptop involved but cannot find an adapter that works for this drive. We have had to set up a new WDS server simply so we can use PXE LAN boot (the only bootable alternative that works). Only problem there is that with the Sysprep limitation, we want to be able to clone the HD before running Sysprep, but we can't figure out a way that works. I've never had so much trouble going from one generation to the next. Has anyone else had these issues with boot devices? Am I missing something?

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I am looking to buy and imaging software that I do not have to install, just pop the disk (or USB stick) in let it boot image the entire drive to external device.
When the PC crasher or I just want to start again I want to boot from the disk tell it where the image is and restore the entire drive to square one.

I am looking for software that does not have to be installed, just booted from.


A:Imaging software with boot option

Acronis True Image, just boot from the CD.

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Here is my situation:

I have upgraded a few days ago my daughter's PC from Windows 7 home premium to Windows 10 Home. The upgrade (a clean install) was done on a brand new SSD (Samsung 860 Evo 250gb). After the upgrade, I loaded several programs and created an image of my C: drive with Macrium reflect v7.2 free.

When I installed the Samsung Magician software I realized that AHCI mode was not activated. So I went into the UEFI and turned AHCI mode on. I saved and rebooted the PC. On reboot what I got was a blue screen of death (BSOD). In the process, I lost my Boot manager and had a hard time reboting. Now, everything is screwed up. Sometimes the PC boots and sometimes it does not. It is a mess. It is not reliable at all. When it boots though, everything works normally. Every time, I just do not know if I will be able to reboot or not.

I did not know that I should have enabled the AHCI mode in the BIOS (or UEFI if you prefer) BEFORE installing Windows 10.

To solve the problem, I am thinking of running a restore with Macrium Reflect as I have an image of the boot drive dated the day PRIOR to the day I changed the AHCI mode in the UEFI. BEFORE I restore, I want to change the UEFI setting of AHCI mode to ON.

My question is this:

Question 1
If I do just that, will it save my butt ? I mean not have to re-install everything.

Question 2
Will windows install the necessary drivers for the AHCI mode (after the image is restored) or will it turn AHCI mode back to IDE... Read more

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I'm having nothing but epic failures when I try to image a Windows 8 box with Secure Boot enabled, that was installed using UEFI and has GPT partitions.

I can install using standard MBR, and disable Secure Boot and UEFI in the BIOS and I can restore that no problem.

However, I have been playing with Aomei, Macrium, EaseUs, etc to handle my image restores and not having any luck at all. Basically it's this thread that explains my issues almost perfectly.
Home user: Need Win 8 Disk Imaging solution with UEFI-compatible Startup Disks

I want to install Windows 8, using UEFI with Secure Boot, install patches, software, etc, then run sysprep, shut down, image and then deploy the image on the same make/model down the road.

The only real success thus far has been to load Windows 8, and then run imagex to capture a new wim and then install using that WIM. But that's a whole install, I'd rather just lay an image back down.

I've spent 4 full days working on this, and no luck

A:Anybody have luck imaging 8 with UEFI, GPT, Secure Boot?

I assume you can now get the recovery media to boot - but the restored images don't boot ?

I am pretty sure Paragon paid versions do that fine - I have no idea if the free version does.

In any case, it is only free for personal use.

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long story short i did something that wont let me get into windows 7.

i have windows 10 on a seperate drive on the same computer so i can access the drive from in there.

ive already gone thru the steps to repair it traditionally and they diddnt work.

i have 2 options id like to try before all hope is lost.

1. i have another computer that has win 7 on it, could i create an image of the boot partition on that drive and replace my faulty one with it?

2. could i create an image of my current c: drive, then reinstall windows fresh, then replace the c: with the image?

A:i screwed up my boot wondering if imaging can save me

Neither of the option you list will work 100%
1 your other machine will have different hardware so when you transfer image to other system you may well BSOD unless you have similar hardware then it may be able to install drivers for new hardware and run, you wont know until you try
2 when you reimage the C drive you will import your corrupt startup/boot files and you will be in the same place you are now

If you list in more detail what you have done and what you have tried someone may well be able to help you get the machine up and running again

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Hello everyone. I am having a problem ghosting a HD using Ghost 8.3

I have a 80GB HD split into 2 patitions which both boot:
Partition #1= Windows XP
partition #2= Recovery (4GB - ghost & Images) - dos 7.1

I have it set up so windows boot.ini will ask me if I wanna run Windows XP or System recovery. To do this I created a file called c:\bootsect.dos from the dos partition. This all works fine. I can boot XP or DOS with no problems at all.

Now.. What I am trying to do is make a ghost image of the entire HD to put on DVD in case the HD fails and I loose everything incuding the recovery partition. Also if I decide to upgrade to a new HD I can recovery XP plus the recovery partition.

I run ghost using these switches to make the image:
ghost -ib -split=1500 -auto

When I restore the image to a larger HD to test I can boot XP ok but when I try to boot the 2nd recovery DOS partition nothing happens and the computer hangs like it cannot find the dos files. I used -szef switch to resize the main partition to the remaining disk space.

I also tried using the ghost switches -ib -ntexact without any luck.

I tried using a boot menu program call masterbooter but that completely disappears.

Anyone have any ideas that could help me. Im pulling my hair out of my head.

Thanks in advance for your help.

A:Ghost problem imaging 2 boot partitions

My ghost experience isn't anywhere near what you know but I'm just wondering. Have you tried to use Ghost's image viewer to see if the image you created has the second partition in it?

If the second partition is actually in the image then I'm busted. If it isn't in the image then I'm still busted but at least you have something else to look at.


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I have a paid for version of Acronis True Image Home 2010 that I have used for years with my Windows 7 box and it's been good.

I've also used Macrium Reflect Free, and today I tend to use AOMEI ddata backuper as it's free for personal and commercial use.

I have a new Dell laptop (with Windows 8), and thus far I have disabled the UEFI boot options and Secure Boot and use a classic setup. However, if I wanted to have a play with these other options to see what impact they would have on system performance, does anybody here know which of these drive imaging software packages would work?

I also have a desktop at work with all of these options (and that's likely where I will experiment). On that box, it's simple to drop in a test hard drive and whack away until I get it working. My laptop has an msata drive and I don't have any spares of these drives lying around.

A:Which imaging apps support UEFI, GPT and Secure Boot?

I would look for a 3rd party Partitioning,Backup & Cloning software, which fully supports Windows 8, uEFI, GPT & Secure Boot.
Which is signed by Microsoft.

The only two 3rd party software that I know of, that fully supports Windows 8 is PARAGON 12 & SSR Desktop Edition, both are signed by Microsoft .
Paragon 12 & SSR have support for Windows 8 uEFI, GPT & Secure Boot.

PARAGON Software Group - partition manager, drive backup, hard disk partitioning

or could consider SSR Desktop Edition

* Now Released * Symantec System Recovery 2013 | Symantec Connect Community

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Let's start with this snap below. I only ever use the C "boot" partition for booting, yet somehow years ago when I went from XP to 7 I ended up with these partitions, a legacy from way earlier when my techy buddy set up my XP. Everything works smoothly, though, except for one problem. The tech at this one Backupper image utility says to allow for a proper system restore from a saved image I should choose "System Backup" in the utility. OK then, in that process the program insists on including not only my preferred C (boot) partition but this unwanted E (system) partition. When I do that, things go smoothly, but the image becomes significantly larger, taking up precious "J" USB storage, plus it takes longer. Since I couldn't change Backupper I figured I'd Format the unused E. But Windows refuses, I guess since it's the 'system'. I'd really like to zero out the used space there. Is there any way?

A:backup boot imaging insists on unused and unwanted partition

Please allow us to see the entire Disk Mgmt screenshot instead of only a section which cuts out the disk map and the sizes of each partition. Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image.

When you're ready to get rid of XPired we can help you move the System boot files to Win7 and recover the disk space to the partition of your choice, or a new partition. The disk is not a junkyard to keep spare OS's laying around unused. Now may be the time to consider doing a perfect Clean Reinstall Windows 7 since Win7 is at the slow end of the hard drive now anyway.

In addition you can decide if you want 32 or 64 bit Win7 and delete the other one to reclaim that space too. The general rule of thumb is if you have 4gb or more RAM to use 64 bit, but for less than that I would use 32 bit for best performance.

If you wish to keep the multi-boot then you can use an imaging app that allows flexibility as to which partition it includes and where it can recover them which the Win7 backup imaging can't. A favorite one here is Macrium Imaging - Windows 7 Help Forums

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I'm installing a SSD in a Dell laptop using a caddy to mount the SSD in the DVD's location. I am not able to remove the stock HDD or disconnect the HHD's SATA cable.

Using easyBCD, will I be able to move the "System" files in the Recovery partition to the C partition on the HDD? In the Disk Management snip above, Disk 0 is the HDD and Disk 1 is the SSD>

After this, should the C partition be the only active partition then? Shouldn't easyBCD mark it active or do I change it using an elevated command prompt?

When I migrate the C partition to the SSD using Paragon's Migrate OS to SSD, do I then mark the HDD inactive or do I do this before migrating? I'm confused?

The HDD is a fresh install back to the laptop's original state. The 102 MB partition's information has been deleted and not recovered. It was a Fat 16 partition originally. The recovery partition has not been tampered with, I believe.

I've been trying to do this for a while using different cloning/migration tools, but I keep having boot problems mainly caused by the fact the I can't remove or disconnect the stock HDD. Can you help me get around this problem?

EDIT: There is also a problem in BIOS with the SSD showing up too. In the main BIOS screen, both the HHD and SSD are shown. But in the boot order screen in BIOS, the SSD isn't listed. The HHD and all the other selections are shown. The SSD is mounted where the DVD usually goes using a caddy.

A:How do I install SSD w/o disconnecting stock HDD and get it to boot?

Quote: Originally Posted by LeftC

There is also a problem in BIOS with the SSD showing up too. In the main BIOS screen, both the HHD and SSD are shown. But in the boot order screen in BIOS, the SSD isn't listed. The HHD and all the other selections are shown. The SSD is mounted where the DVD usually goes using a caddy.

It seems that HDD or SDD installed in DVD caddy is not bootable. I've seen this on other laptops & your BIOS seems to confirm same on your laptop.

SSD must be installed where HDD now resides.

See p.49 of Service Manual for HDD removal.

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OK, I was preparing my computer to do a clean install of Windows 7. A few weeks ago I inquired if it would be safer to disconnect my storage drives prior to doing a clean install of Windows 7. I went ahead and disconnected my storage drives except my computer would not boot up. I got a message telling me I had a boot up failure and to install my system disc and hit Enter. I did that, but nothing happened. I re-connected the storage drives only this time I did not get a message plus my computer did not boot up. I just had a blinking cursor at the upper Left corner of the screen. After a couple of hours of troubleshooting I entered the Setup BIOS and selected Load Defaults. Well, everything was back to normal and the computer booted up. I don't want to go through this again, so I am asking, how can I get my computer to boot up with only the C: Drive and without the storage drives connected? I am just leery about doing a clean install and having my storage drives affected one way or another, considering all my backups and settings are stored in these drives. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

A:Computer would not boot disconnecting storage drives

It could be for many reasons.
I guess the boot loader isn't on your drive C: but on one of your Data HDD.
You probably has a Legacy system with Master boot record (MBR).
When it boots, the information of MBR transfer the booting system to a Boot Loader. On a MBR system you can only have one main Boot Loader. This Boot Loader can have more than one OS on it's parameters, that is, the boot sequence can be transfered to more than one secondary boot loader.
You also have Ubuntu on your system. If it has been installed after Windows and not on the same drive, the MBR on C: is transferring to Grub main boot loader on the drive where Ubuntu is installed. Grub then loads Ubuntu or transfer to Windows boot loader on C:.
If you take out this drive, MBR on C: won't find Grub and you can't boot.
To fix this, remove all drives except the one with Windows and with Windows Installation DVD make a boot repair. It will modify the MBR on C: to transfer boot sequence to windows. Ubuntu won't boot any more.

Then you have two options. Load Ubuntu from Windows boot loader (https://askubuntu.com/questions/1399...ws-7-boot-menu) or install MBR on the Ubuntu drive that will transfer the boot sequence to Grub on that drive, a Grub boot repair (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair). Before loading Grub boot repair, remove all HDD except the one that has Ubuntu. Then you will have two separated OS, each one with its own drive and MBR and you choose witch one to boot on BIOS.

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This review in regards to the next Generation T series from Lenovo.  
The machine I tested is based on a Intel i7-8565U 8th Generation Whiskey Lake 1.8GHz quad-core CPU.  It came with 16 GB of DDR4 memory and a bright 14? QHD(2560 x 1440) with Dolby Vision 500 nit IPS screen.  The screen I got according to HWiNFO64 is Model LEN40AE with a Monitor name of B14QAN02.0. It looks to my naked eye as the same as my X1 Yoga 3 screen with Dolby Vision.  It?s a very nice screen. This screen does not support touch.  The side bezels have shrunk(see pictures below).
As for graphics.  It came with a Intel UHD Graphics 620 and Nvidia GeForce MX250 with 2GB GDDR5 memory.
For connectivity it came with 2 USB 3.1 Gen1 ports, 1 USB Type-C, 1 HDMI 1.4, 1 Thunderbolt 3, a MicroSD Card reader and 1 Audio Jack.  An interesting feature on this laptop that I personally have not seen before is the left side USB C port can charge other USB C devices.  It can output 5V at 1.5A. I personally have not been able to try this. The Thunderbolt 3 USB C port can also output 5V at 1.5A PLUS it can charge another laptop using P to P 2.0 charging function.  I was not able to test this feature either.
For Networking the T490 came with a Intel AC 9560 and mine came with a Fibocom L850-GL and Bluetooth 5.0.  It also included a Full size ethernet port.
For Docking it supports Thunderbolt 3 Dock, Side Mechanical Dock and USB 3.0 Doc... Read more

A:T490 & T590 - First Look

Thank you for your review. The T490 seems to be a really good laptop.

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Hi all, I contact you after (at least) 2 days of tries-and-errors experience ... I saw a lot of proposed solutions but none are working in my case. I receive a new T590 (excellent PC) but I cannot start existing VM or create new with Oracle VirtualBox. This VM is runnig on other PC's with same version of VirtualBox, but other model of Lenovo (fe P70) The Bios is (in my point of view) well configured in order to allow Virtualization feature (Secutity > Virtualization > (as far I remember) DMA enable, Virtualization enable, vt-d enable, biometric enable) I updated the Bios of this host (N2IET77W 1.55)Check Windows 10 properties comparing colleague's PC where all is OKCheck Windows features found on internet solutionsCheck the ability of processor to run Vitual machinsCompare Bios setup with running machinsCompare Widows setup with running machinsSearch and search on google solutions.... Who can help me or give me a tip ? Don't hesitate if additional info is needed. Thanks for your reading and future help François T590 (I7 - 16Go Ram - 256Go SSD)Win 10 1903 Enterprise (10.0.18362 Build 18362 VirtualBox Error messageFailed to open a session for the virtual machine xxxx.Call to WHvSetupPartition failed: ERROR_SUCCESS (Last=0xc000000d/87) (VERR_NEM_VM_CREATE_FAILED).Result Code:E_FAIL (0x80004005)Component:ConsoleWrapInterface:IConsole {872da645-4a9b-1727-bee2-5585105b9eed}

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Hello,I've had this problem for a while now, where apparently randomly the touchpad would start working slow.Movement would overall seem slower, and it would more often than not miss taps, so to click reliably i would have to use the physical buttons.I tried messing with bios power settings but they would bring no change.The problem only happens when plugged in with an AC adapter, one i bought on amazon to bring with me while working, while the original one that came with the laptop i'd leave at home.I haven't noticed any other difference from normal behavior, other than the touchpad lag.The one I bought is *supposedly* original, from Lenovo's amazon page, but has a different model ID from the one in the laptop packaging.  Here are the infos on both adapters:AC Adapter from amazon (CAUSES THE PROBLEM):-------------------------------------------------MODEL:      ADLX65YCC3ALENOVO PN:  SA10M13950      FRU PN: 01FR026INPUT:      100-240V~1.8A 50-60HzOUTPUT:     20V--3.25A/15V--3A/9V--2A/5V--2AMFG DATE:2019/098SSA10M13950C1SG89H1D78REV:500-------------------------------------------------Original one (DOESN'T cause the problem):-------------------------------------------------MODEL:      ADLX65YDC3DLENOVO PN:  SA10R16870      FRU PN: 02DL124INPUT:      100-240V~1.8A 50-60HzOUTPUT:  &n... Read more

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I think the whole keyboard on my T590 is too dim, as is the screen, even with the maximum brightness setting. I don't understand why it's so DIM. What's the point of backlighting a keyboard if you still can't make out what the keyboard keys are?
Moderator note: off-topic post moved to its own thread. Subject edited to match content. Was: Re: Yoga 3 backlit keyboard - right side dim

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PSREF (https://psref.lenovo.com/Product/ThinkPad/ThinkPad_T590) says that the T590 can be purchased with a "UHD (3840x2160) HDR" display. I can't find that option when I try to buy a T590. How do I buy a T590 with a UHD panel?

Lenovo Stuff: ThinkPad T400 (2764CTO) + Advanced Dock, ThinkPad T440p + Ultra Dock, assorted batteries, screws, and nubs

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Hi, I'm trying to use my t590 under the new Fedora 31 linux and the experience is rather unplesent as for the fan noise goes. If there is nothing going on in the system then eveything is quiet so at least that's fine, but when the load starts to ramp up (browsing using firefox) the fan goes to maximu gear, spins as long as the the load persists and some time after (several seconds) and goes down to the lowest speed. Under Windows the fan is way more quiet and gradually increases its speed as the system load persists. Is there any way to make it behave like that under linux? 

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Hi Guys I was about to order a p53s with an UHD screen howevere the UK website does no longer have the UHD display available as an optional extra. I read the T590 has a below average display. How does the display compare on the P53s as i cant find much info on its display. Thanks. I registered on the Lenovo Site. I got a discount code for 10% to my email. I see on the  website it is reducing the price automatically using a'pseriessave' code. Can i use both of my discounts together? nIts a bit of a con hading out discounts codes when they discount it on the website anyway.

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Hi,I am wondering whether the Thinkpad T590's UHD 4K display makes use of PWM, accross all or any levels of brightness.I read that the FHD version had no PWM, so I'm hoping the same goes for the UHD.

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Hi,I am wondering whether the Thinkpad T590's UHD 4K display makes use of PWM, accross all or any levels of brightness.I read that the FHD version had no PWM, so I'm hoping the same goes for the UHD.

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I know this is a similar post to this one but that one is marked as resolved and I'm not so sure it is. https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-T400-T500-and-newer-T/WinPE-driver-pack-for-T590/m-p/4520454#M... I'm having a similar issue. T590 pxe boots just fine, the MDT splash screen comes up but it fails to start loading the boot.ini settings and just sits there for about 20 seconds before rebooting. I am not able to hit F8 and bring up the cmd prompt.  I was getting similar results on the x1 carbon 7th gen until I got the WinPE drivers from here: https://support.lenovo.com/ca/en/solutions/ht074984 However, there are no WinPE drivers listed there for the T590.... I have downloaded the driver pack and added all of them into the winpe boot image just for testing purposes but it doesn't change the behavior. I've also read that this can be fixed by disabling the "Kernel DMA Protection" in the BIOS, however this did not change the behavior for me either. https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/6930c036-e827-4579-bf38-64d6dd7113e7/mdt-wizard-do... Is there a reason that the T590 winpe drivers aren't available for download? It seems like a winpe driver issue to me but perhaps it isn't. Been struggling with this for the past few days so any help is appreciated. FYI - I am not using a docking station. Pxe booting with the ethernet cable directly plugged into the laptop. 

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Is there a secret to turning on the ThinkPad T590. I just got it yesterday and I thought it was just a simple depress the power button and it comes on. It seems there is no rhyme or reason to just depressing the power button. I just opened it up and it has taken me almost 15 minutes and it finally came on.Yes, it is charged up. 

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Hello,  I've been experiencing some issues when using my T590 with the ThinkPad Thunderbot 3 Dock Gen 2 (40AN0135US.) I'll list all I've been experiencing and dock setup.  Dock Setup2x Lenovo P24h-10 connected to HDMI Dock outputs Ethernet3.5mm cable to speakers135W power adapter supplied with dockUSB-C cable connected to T5901. When I connect the USB-C cable to the first USB-C port (first from the left with the power cable icon) one monitor displays at 2560x1440 but the other maxes out at 1920x1080 and has some distortion.  2. When I connect the USB-C cable to the Thunderbolt 3 port (second from the left with Thunderbolt icon) both monitors display at 2560x1440. The problem then is that sometimes my machine doesn't want to charge. Additionally, when using this port i have experienced the 1920x1080 max out and distortion once or twice. I was able to get around this by opening my laptop as a third display which then started displaying the correct resolutions on all displays. Eventualy I was able to close my laptop and the two monitors displayed correctly when using this setup.  Lastly, as I was writing this I connected the dock to the T590 in each scenario I wrote up above to ensure I had everything correct. When I connected into scenario 2, my machine recognized the dock but neither of my two monitors displayed anything. I re-connected back to the first USB-C port and my monitors came back (same resolution settings as scenario 1.) ... Read more

A:T590 Dock Issue

I forgot to mention all FW is up to date via Lenovo Vantage. 

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