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If your computer or phone is giving you issues:

• Please read this before posting: 4 Reasons Why IT People Ignore Your Requests for Help
• Restart the computer. Hopefully this will take care of any issues
• If your problem has not yet been solved, try to Google it. There may be a very simple solution
• On a Windows computer, a system restore may do the trick.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5145 on: February 13, 2019, 05:48:11 AM »
Darn, same message as above. :/
Can you check in disk management what's the partition type (GPT vs MBR) and format?

Also, for resetting Windows 10 there's a special tool, try that.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5146 on: February 20, 2019, 10:02:06 AM »
Best program/option for transferring current computer to a new one?
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5147 on: February 21, 2019, 01:38:14 PM »
Best program/option for transferring current computer to a new one?
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5148 on: February 26, 2019, 08:41:15 PM »
I have a lenovo G560 with a broken screen how can I access the bios on external display? I tried closing the lid and FN F3 but wasn't successful any ideas?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5149 on: February 26, 2019, 10:31:26 PM »
Anyone here with a lenovo G560 that can guide me through the bios steps that I can follow blindly to set the external display as the primary display?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5150 on: February 26, 2019, 10:49:41 PM »
I have a lenovo G560 with a broken screen how can I access the bios on external display? I tried closing the lid and FN F3 but wasn't successful any ideas?
https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-B-and-G-Series-Notebooks/Changing-Screen-Order-on-Boot-Broken-LCD-Pannel/td-p/3320691

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5151 on: February 27, 2019, 02:59:01 AM »
https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-B-and-G-Series-Notebooks/Changing-Screen-Order-on-Boot-Broken-LCD-Pannel/td-p/3320691
Thanks although the one you quoted solved it by right down down down enter down enter F10 enter, from this simulator https://download.lenovo.com/bsco/index.html it seems that you need to go 4 times down so I tried it and my PC wouldn't boot, I reversed and here am I posting, i'll try to do it 3 times and if you don't hear back from me soon you know i'm screwed. :)

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5152 on: February 27, 2019, 11:15:29 AM »
Thanks although the one you quoted solved it by right down down down enter down enter F10 enter, from this simulator https://download.lenovo.com/bsco/index.html it seems that you need to go 4 times down so I tried it and my PC wouldn't boot, I reversed and here am I posting, i'll try to do it 3 times and if you don't hear back from me soon you know i'm screwed. :)
Opening a laptop and and unplugging the screen cable will make any screen plugged in the default screen.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5153 on: February 27, 2019, 08:27:13 PM »
Opening a laptop and and unplugging the screen cable will make any screen plugged in the default screen.
i tried that, didn't help, but I followed your post against my logic And it worked,
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5154 on: February 27, 2019, 11:05:22 PM »
i tried that, didn't help, but I followed your post against my logic And it worked,
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5155 on: February 28, 2019, 12:27:13 AM »
What did you try that didn't work?
I disconnected the built in screen, to get the bios to open on the external VGA port

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5156 on: March 07, 2019, 12:39:04 AM »
A bit off topic but I thought it’s better than starting a separate thread....I was locked out of my twitter account for “unusual activity”. I assume it was triggered by being very active yesterday. They wanted me to confirm my identity with a code sent via text, but despite repeated attempts I wasn’t getting code on my phone. Now I’m getting message that “You have exceeded the number of allowed attempts to verify your phone. Please try again later.” any suggestions?
I am sometimes accused of overthinking things. I am still mulling over whether that accusation has merit.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5157 on: March 07, 2019, 03:29:51 AM »
A bit off topic but I thought it’s better than starting a separate thread....I was locked out of my twitter account for “unusual activity”. I assume it was triggered by being very active yesterday. They wanted me to confirm my identity with a code sent via text, but despite repeated attempts I wasn’t getting code on my phone. Now I’m getting message that “You have exceeded the number of allowed attempts to verify your phone. Please try again later.” any suggestions?
Try again later.  :)
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5158 on: March 24, 2019, 04:42:13 PM »
Anyone hear of a promorad2 virus that adds its name to file extension? Coworker or mine in Israel has it so she ran malwarebytes cleaned up stuff but is still having issues...
Any ideas?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5159 on: March 24, 2019, 04:58:34 PM »
Anyone hear of a promorad2 virus that adds its name to file extension? Coworker or mine in Israel has it so she ran malwarebytes cleaned up stuff but is still having issues...
Any ideas?
It is one of the currently very active ransomware viruses. See here for details: https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/671473/stop-ransomware-promorad-promorad2-promok-readmetxt-support-topic/