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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #360 on: December 18, 2013, 07:36:05 AM »
My new Thinkpad droped about 3 ft, at first it didn't start at all. It was trying to fix disk erorrs etc. now it starts but is running very slowly. Any suggestions of what it could be?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #361 on: December 18, 2013, 09:12:40 AM »
Likely hard drive.  Backup your data and try to get it replaced

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #362 on: December 18, 2013, 09:39:48 AM »
I have all my important Data, The computer does not let me create a recovery USB. Should I send it in to Lenovo, or will they be able to tell that it was dropped?
Is it very complicated to replace a hard drive with no backup? Which SSD do you recomend? (price/quality)

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #363 on: December 18, 2013, 12:33:32 PM »
Lenovo will not know that the laptop was dropped, drives fail all the time..

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #364 on: December 19, 2013, 07:18:30 AM »
Thank you for the reply. If there is no apparent external damage, could there be anything else wrong besides for the hard disk?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #365 on: December 19, 2013, 08:44:31 AM »
Could me many things but this is my initial thought

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #366 on: December 27, 2013, 01:04:52 PM »
XP dell vostro 1400 laptop, sound only works from the head phone jacks. The speakers dont work.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #367 on: December 28, 2013, 07:06:45 PM »
Either Speaker issue or very possibly an issue with the headphone jack. Sometimes something breaks inside and it makes the computer think something is always plugged in. Try to take a good look in the headphone jack

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #368 on: December 29, 2013, 01:34:25 PM »
Thanks.

I used a usb to install malwarebytes on an infected pc. Should I be worried that the stick got infected now and how can I check?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #369 on: December 29, 2013, 01:54:53 PM »
Thanks.

I used a usb to install malwarebytes on an infected pc. Should I be worried that the stick got infected now and how can I check?
What version of Windows are you running?
I would disable Autorun, then scan the USB.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #370 on: December 29, 2013, 02:03:04 PM »
What version of Windows are you running?
I would disable Autorun, then scan the USB.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #371 on: December 29, 2013, 03:37:10 PM »
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #372 on: December 31, 2013, 12:59:51 PM »
How do I wipe my laptop clean and restore to original settings? (Windows 8)


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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #373 on: December 31, 2013, 01:39:38 PM »
Help! Win 7 laptop internet stopped working. Routers are fine

Clicked troubleshoot. Windows can't find a solution

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #374 on: December 31, 2013, 01:42:21 PM »
Help! Win 7 laptop internet stopped working. Routers are fine

Clicked troubleshoot. Windows can't find a solution
Did you try rebooting the laptop?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #375 on: December 31, 2013, 01:52:28 PM »
Did you try rebooting the laptop?
yes clicked shutdown , got no response..
Tried ctr alt Del got this: see pic

Restarted manually. now screen black with mouse and spinning.... Waiting...

Finally home screen...

And Internet's working fine again!


So what was that all about? Is my machine on way out? 



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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #376 on: December 31, 2013, 02:56:59 PM »
yes clicked shutdown , got no response..
Tried ctr alt Del got this: see pic

Restarted manually. now screen black with mouse and spinning.... Waiting...

Finally home screen...

And Internet's working fine again!


So what was that all about? Is my machine on way out?
IMHO and experience, I would say it's just Windows being quirky, and if you don't have any issues in the near future then forget about it. But I'll let the experts chime in.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #377 on: January 01, 2014, 10:20:24 AM »
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #379 on: January 01, 2014, 03:56:16 PM »
I am just beginning to read the forums.  Wow!  I need a lifetime to read all this info.

Problem:  Most of the links in dansdeals.com are not working for me.  (ie. titles, comments, blue links (some do work), 5 tabs (cc, mileage, etc) at top of dd page, etc).

Tried:  1.  on main dd page, pressed cookie picture on my Chrome browser top bar and deleted dd cookies

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