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Need backup.wsi for Windows 8.1 (G580)

Q: Need backup.wsi for Windows 8.1 (G580)

I was having hard disk issues with my G580, so I decided to back up my files and restore it to its factory settings using OneKey. The hard disk issues must have affected OneKey because the restoration gets stuck at 49%. I need the backup.wsi so I can put it on a flash drive and restore it from there. Thanks in advance.

A: Need backup.wsi for Windows 8.1 (G580)

Hi Jakesloan15,

Welcome to Lenovo Community!

I?m sorry to hear that the OKR (One Key Recovery) is getting stuck at 49% while performing backup. If the computer is booting to windows the only available option to backup the OS (Operating System) installed in the computer is by creating the Recovery Media in a USB Flash drive. Below are the steps for the same:


How to Create a USB Recovery Drive and Use it to Recover Windows 8/8.1?

Do post us back for further queries.

Best Regards
Shiva Kumar




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Can anyone offer advice on what I need to do to load windows 7 onto a new hard drive for a Lenovo G580. The notebook was purchased with Windows 8 installed. The loading starts initially but stops after a couple of minutes and refuses to load any further. Can any one offer advice for this problem.May thanks in advance.Greggers

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Dear Lenovo Team 
 
I have a notebook Lenovo G580 and I have problem with wireless it breaks every 15 min or 30 min and after 1,2 min it reconnect's when I was on windows 7 I didn't got this problem but now on windows 10 I am getting angryy as hell. Firstly I got contacted the telekom providers they changed the router twice but they told me the problem is with your notebook driver's, I formated I installed drivers but nothing same thing..
 
Please I want a solution for this problem as your User...
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.

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Hello. I have a Lenovo G580 Notebook with Windows 10 installed. The issue is that the Windows hotkeys, that is Windows key and other letter combinations, aren't working. For example, normally, if I press Windows key + I, then the Settings app should open up or if I press Windows key + R, then Run should open up. But the Start screen opens up instead in all such cases.

This is happening since I have updated the Synaptics touchpad driver via Windows Update. If I uninstall the driver, then the hotkeys start working again. But as soon as I install the driver, they stop working. This was not happening with Windows 10 before, even when the Synaptics driver was installed. It has suddenly started happening couple of months ago. Also I cannot completely uninstall the Synaptics driver because my laptop came with it itself nor can I stop the driver from updating as it is an important driver and it needs to be updated to be compatible with Windows 10.

Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.

A:Windows hotkeys not working on Lenovo G580 Notebook (Windows 10).

If you PM me your email address I will send you a link to the Synaptics driver that works for me. Then you will have to use the HideUpdate hotfix to keep Windows update from changing it.

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This morning woke up and fired up ol' dependable.... My G580... to check email, log on to my news feed and drink my morning java.
 
All good until the Windows 10 splash screen showed up...  My keyboard and touchpad were acting as they were not connected.  Drag out USB unifying receiver from Logitech,  attach to USB 3 and wait - no joy.  Attach to the only USB 2 port and it worked, now I have a mouse to work with.
 
Enabled on screen keyboard from start options (lower right) and was able to enter password, and then log on.  Keyboard and Touchpad totally inoperative, Device Manager showed HID-Keyboard, PS/2 Keyboard and PS/2 Mouse as "unable to start, code 10".  When I looked into the drivers, it was an Elan driver with a version starting with 15. that I had not installed nor downloaded.
 
I removed the devices from the hardware tree (uninstalling them), removed drivers (or so I believed) but could not install drivers from Lenovo for any items that were showing yellow marks.  Every option I have tried short of refreshing Windows 10 failed to work and all resulted with an inoperative keyboard and touchpad.  The error messages were varied, but most said "incompatible device installed"...
 
Right now I have resorted to nuking the installed OS (Windows) and am checking on Linux OS - to see if something in the OS core was disrupted.  Will update with results from testing with Linux Mint...
 
If anyo... Read more

A:G580, Elan Drivers (v.15) and Windows 10 64bit iss...

UPDATE:
 
Loading from DVD version of Linux Mint, OpenSuSE and Fedora all show a good working keyboard, touchpad and USB ports, so it must be Windows 10 conundrum.... So proceding to "refresh" windows 10 using recovery options, saving documents.
 
Says - "This operation may take a few minutes to complete, depending on the size of the data stored in user folders.  Please make sure you connect to AC power before continuing"...  Hope it does not take forever to do this, but may be only choice.
 
UPDATE 2:  The process for refreshing windows 10 took 15 minutes from start to finish, now is "Installing Drivers" and preparing your desktop.
 
UPDATE 3:  The resotre completed successfully, in 40 minutes from start to login on Windows.  The keyboard and touchpad are back (sort of) so it was a seriously flawed update to the Elan drivers that caused the issue.  I know that the Lenovo / Elan drivers version 11 will work, supplying two finger scroll options and such, so will see if they will install correctly.
 
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I noticed that new drivers were released for G580. The drivers (Lenovo Enegry Management Driver) canot install because when the installer starts up, it immediatelly closes. Do I have an issue somewhere? Windows 10 (1511, Build 10568.17)Lenovo G580 (20157)

A:Lenovo G580 Windows 10 ACPI Driver not installing?

hi acemod13,
 
I looked at the Lenovo Energy Management driver for Windows 10 and upon observing the installer behavior, it extract the ACPI driver files (58KB) to C:\ProgramData\Lenovo\ACPIDriver (this may explain why the installer closes right after extracting).
 
If you're seing an Unknown Device in the Device Manager with an ACPI hardware ID (see image below) then try to update the driver manually and point it to the C:\ProgramData\Lenovo\ACPIDriver folder
 - Sample image
 
If you're unable to see the driver files, I've uploaded them here.
 
 
Let me know how it goes.
 
Regards

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Hi,   I had upgraded my Lenovo G580 to windows 10. Everything working fine except dolby audio and touchpad scroll. Volume is too low when it is 100 and also touch pad scroll is not working. In previous version i have problem in wifi now it is working fine in windows 10. Kindly update the audio and touchpad drivers for windows 10 or give any suggestion to fix this problems.

A:Lenovo G580 windows 10 dolby driver and touch pad ...

Dear kathir26,
 
Thank You For Contacting Lenovo.
 
Kindly be informed that the Windows 10 Drivers For your machine model G580 arent released yet so you can follow up on our Website to find the driver needed once they are available.
 
http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/lenovo-g-series-laptops/lenovo-g580-no...
 
 



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Hello All, My laptop details:Lenova G580, Machine type model 2189, Intel I5, 2.50Ghz, 8GB Ram, 500GB HDD My current wifi card supports only 2.4Ghz Wifi. Therefore I want to update my wifi card which supports 2.4 Ghz wifi and 5Ghz wifi so is it possible to do this and also will this make any issues to my hardware in future?  My current wifi card is a Atheros AR9285 I am thinking to update to Wireless AR5BHB92 AR9280 PCI-E Half Mini Card Dual-band 2.4/5.0GHz 300 Mbps 802.11a/b/g/n Card  Please let me know if is it possible to do this. 

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I also have Avast installed, but disabling it didn't help. Finally, this partition actually already has some backups on it from when I booted into Win 7 and accessed the drive natively. But that doesn't seem to matter, since Windows won't accept any of my shares as backup destinations. It's also worth noting that Fusion 2 doesn't technically support Win 7 (only Vista & below), but I'd rather not upgrade Fusion if I can avoid it since both licenses were provided to me by my workplace. Any ideas? Thanks for your help!

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On boot-up, the computer sees the 1TB Seagate as drive E: and it functions just fine until it's time for a Windows Backup. About 30 seconds into the backup, I get the message that "Intel Rapid Storage Technology has detected a disk removed on Port 3." At this point, the backup fails and Windows no longer sees the E: drive until next cold boot. The backup's target is an external Seagate drive J: that is unaffected by any of this.

Yes, I've changed SATA cables. I've changed the Motherboard connection where the E: drive's SATA cable is attached. I've reversed and rerouted cables so there's no odd pressure on any one of them. I've disabled the power-saving settings so the disc spins all the time. Nothing helps.

The E: drive functions just fine until Windows Backup starts, then it acts as if I removed it.

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Can you access the external target drive normally?

Also, could you post a screencap of Disk Management for us?
(Windows key + R to open Run, then type "diskmgmt.msc")

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So far so good.

Then it continues, "All files backed up during the selected period will be deleted."

I'm pretty sure the text is just badly written. I guess that means the backup-files (on the backup drive) will be deleted. They couldn't mean that the original files (on my data drive) will be deleted. That sure is a scary possibility though. How do you understand this?

System: Windows 7 Enterprise

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Yes, it is perhaps, badly written, but true. All files in the backup period from 22-Oct. to 11-Nov. will be deleted. Not to worry, though, because those same files are backed up in a later backup period from 11-Nov. to ? It is safe to delete older backup periods.

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Hi

From times to times I load my disk image backup from win7 system and install the new programs/drivers i was using and save a new backup.

I usually to do this by backing up my C: drive, but this turn to my surprise, windows for some reason wants to backup C and D, is it possible to pick a drive for it to make a system image?

I'm mean, this is probably my 8th updagrade to the backup. I've always backed up from C: -> D:, which are on the same hdd, and now it suddenly needs to backup C and D to create a system image .

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Hello vbkun.





Will you please post a snip/screen-shot of the entire disk management drive map so we can see what you have going on.

In the Windows start menu right click computer and click manage, in the left pane of the "Computer Management" window that opens click disk management and post a snip of that.

How to Post a Screenshot in Seven Forums

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I checked & it appears all of the catalogs & zipped files are present. Is there another manner or 3rd party software I could restore this particular file? The file is just over 100 GB. I should add that I have transferred that file from one hard drive to another since last March, but transferring should not be a problem as far as I understand.

Appreciate any suggestions

A:WINDOWS Backup & Restore utility not recognizing my backup file

zipped files? You should be able to open those in windows explorer.Or use 7-zip.

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Hi
I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate connected to network with Server 2008 (R2).

I am trying to backup the System Image [only] to a share on the server without success:

[Window Title] Windows Backup: Troubleshooting Options

[Main Instruction] Check your backup

[Content] Windows Backup cannot read the backup destination.

[Try to run backup again] [Change backup settings]

[Expanded Information]
Backup time: 8/05/2016 6:20 PM
Backup location: \\Server2008\backup\
Error code: 0x8078006F

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A search of the web finds a lot of similar questions and a lot of wrong and useless answers. This has been an ongoing problem for some time, but I really would like to have a regular scheduled backup. Has anybody got any clues, please?

A:Windows Backup cannot read the backup destination, Error: 0x8078006F

Hi Seven,

include the domain name of the network drive (not the computer you're backing up, but the network device): NETWORKDEVICE\Username\backup\
Roy

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A:(windows Backup) deleting old backup states simple question

"because otherwhise I would then have in the end an uncomplete, messed up backup."

Correct. Windows by default does what is called "incremental backups". It takes a master image of the entire system per your direction, then on the schedule, it takes an inventory of only what has changed and backs up those changes. That is with a DATA BACKUP.

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Thanks for your help.

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I'm about ready to consider this a bug.

Traditionally, I share a folder from my Desktop to my PC via SMB and it works perfect as can be. The HDD on the Desktop has PLENTY of space and is in NTFS format and not being used as a NAS.

I browse network to find the folder I want, there it is all ready to be used. I select and enter the same information (my live email and password, and also tried Desktop username/password) as I did with getting the folder to share in the first place.

I keep getting the error 0x80070544 which tells me that it's the network credentials.

There is only a grand total of one post on here that I can find that error code and it was never truly resolved. I don't know what I should do. I would despise using alternative software over something as trivial as this.

Any help would be GREATLY! appreciated.

A:Windows Backup: Set Network Backup. Error: 0x80070544

Prefix your username with the name of the pc your connecting to assuming you have an account on that pc so if the pc is called fredspc you enter fredpc\username

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Hi,

The company I work for is expanding and I have been tasked with organising the backup policy. I have opted for Microsoft System Center: Data Protection Manager 2010 installed on a Windows Server 2008 machine.

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I would also appreiciate any links which might help.

Thanks for any help.

Brad
 

A:Can I backup DPM 2010 store using Windows Server Backup?

Tr this link below.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff399260.aspx
 

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I've used Windows Backup and Restore successfully on many occasions but I now get the error "0x81000037: Windows Backup failed while trying to read from the shadow copy on one of the volumes being backed up" and I don't understand it. I've spent hours researching this issue and cannot seem to create a backup.

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A:Windows Backup and Restore fails to create backup

It sounds like something got damaged or corrupted for unknown reasons. You seem to have tried all the usual fixes. Did you go through this Microsoft KB article (Issue 2) and the full suggested workaround about half-way down the page?

Windows backup or restore errors 0x80070001, 0x81000037, or 0x80070003

If the workaround doesn't help do you have a restore point from before this problem first appeared?

System Restore

If a restore point doesn't fix things or isn't available, do you have a recent system image (from before the problem first appeared?)

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Anyway, how can I get my backup files from this image if it can't see it for whatever reason?

thanks for your help.

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I have a G580 that suddenly won't start at all.  It turned off when my daughter was watching a movie.  I assumed that the battery was dead but I do not know that for sure.  She then plugged it in for the night but it never started again.  When I have it plugged in the light on the front is solid white.  There is no light at all when ONLY on battery.   It does not start when the battery is removed and plugged in.  The system is about 1 1/2 years old and to my knowledge the battery was fine.  I have not seen any charging problems from Windows.  I purchased a new AC adapter but that did not fix it.  Does this seem like a power button problem or a motherboard problem? Thanks,Chris











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A:G580 Won't Start

hi chberu, 
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
Please try removing the AC Adapter and Battery
   then hold down the Power Button for at least 10 sec.
      Then Reconnect only the Ac adapter and see if that will fix it, Then reconnect the battery.
 
Also try turning it on with the RAM and Harddrive removed and see if that will show any difference on how the unit starts.
 
If the same problem, even if not Battery is connected, I suggest you contact Lenovo Technical Support for Hardware Assistance or Contact a local tech to check the system board for any issue.
 
Regards
Solid Cruver




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Hello I have this product :
G580 Laptop (Lenovo) - Machine Type 2689

Serial Number  *
Machine Type Model   59373343

with CPU B2960 @ 2.2 GHZ intel pentium , 
I need to upgrade my cpu to Core I3 or Cor I5 What is the models I can replace my cpu to it ?
and How I can Buy it from lenovo and How Much .
Thank you .
 
Moderator edit by bananaman: Masked serial number to prevent mischief.
Mod's Edit: System model added to front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.

 

 

A:G580 - Upgrade My CPU

Hi ragabm76 , 
 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
 
For your  LenovoG580GRBRTXB9604G320R8ESA Machine Type - Model 59373343  Machine Type 2689 :
 
Intel B960 2.20G 2M 35W SNB PGA CPUSocket : FCPGA988, PGA988 SYSTEM BOARDS: LG58 MB W8 UMA HM76 W/BT/HDMI WO/3G Core chipset: Intel HM76
 
Based on the psref Machine Type 2689 :  
recommended upgrade : 
Intel® Core? i3-2370M processor (2 cores / 4 threads, 2.40GHz, 3MB cache),
 
Lenovo part number : 
102500228  Intel I3-2370M 2.4G J1 3M 2cPGA Processor  checking on Lenovo encompass costing 562.31 
 
 
Not sure if generic CPU would be accepted by the BIOS since OEM systemboards have specific OEM FRU considered for compatibility even if the chipset would enlist compatible CPU .
 
Related discussion here . 
 
Hope this help answer your query. 
 
Regards

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Hi! I have such a problem:When I watch a video or just open different windows on my laptop, the brightness changes.For example, if my desktop picture is dark and I close a white window, then in a few seconds my desktop becomes brighter. If my desktop picture is white and the window I close is also white, nothing happens.What's that?Thanks in advance!










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A:G580 - Brightness

Hi Arthur,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
I?m sorry to hear that the Brightness feature is automatically changing the settings, I would suggest you to perform the steps in the below link and let me know the findings.
 

How to Disable Auto Adjust Screen Brightness?

Hope to hear back soon
 
Best Regards

Shiva Kumar




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Today i went to Load up my laptop but it didn't load and now its just stuck on a Loading screen with a Buffering Circle in the middle. Any Help? 

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Hello,I have a brand new G580 with 2X USB 3.0 and one USB 2.0 Port. The 2.0 port works fine but the 3.0 ports don't show any reaction. The Harware manager indicates an error for the the USB 3.0 eXtensible host controller but refreshing the driver showes no effect. Any ideas if that is an Hardware- or only a driver problem? Thanks in advanceStefan











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A:USB 3.0 ports G580

hi Stefan,

Welcome to the Lenovo Community.

The USB 3.0 port requires a driver for it to work (unlike the USB 2.0 that is plug and play). For Windows 7, install the Intel USB 3.0 Driver v1.0.5.235 - http://tinyurl.com/c7e7lw6

Let me know if this doesn't fix it.

Cheers

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Hello everyone,i dont know why this happens to me. My laptop is lenovo G580 i5 4gbddr3 500gb hdd. It has following config Win10 Win7 Ubuntu14 Default os is win10. I was using windows 7 shutdown lappy and went to play. Now if i try to start it it boots up,lenovo screen appears nothing after that no boot loader screen. Hdd is detected also i removed the battery, bios reset following uefi boot disable. But no success it simply wont boot. Live linux via usb is detected and hdd is also detedcted. Any help. I need in urgent. Thankyou in advance.

A:G580 no os boots

Sorry to hear about your bad experience with lenovo. I'm afraid that you simply need to abandon Lenovo and go with another manufacturer. I have an under warranty G series laptop that lost its boot parameters. I had previously made backup copies of the OS and a 'repair' disc. Neither of which worked. I called Lenovo support and was informed that I must sned them the laptop and only THEY could reinstall the OS. I was also told that any recovery media for my product was 'UNAVAILABLE'. Sad that they cannot simply sned me media to reload it myself. Instead, they must reload it (obviously they have means to do it but simply will not share it with me). I will not ever purchase a Lenovo product and I would advise you to do the same, and advise any friends to do the same. I am doing so and have learned an expensive lesson. I paid more to get Levovo thinking their reputation was one of support, only to discover it is pointless. I should have just bought a cheaper 'non-Lenovo' product. I plan to go on a tirade and post as much information webwide as possible and deter as many as I can before they get screwed over like I did.Sorry you got screwed too,HatingLenoONO

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I currently use Vista Ultimate. I am preparing to move to Windows 7. Is it possible to restore files from Vista Backup and Restore Center to Windows 7 after a clean install? Thanks!

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Quote: Originally Posted by SEE


I currently use Vista Ultimate. I am preparing to move to Windows 7. Is it possible to restore files from Vista Backup and Restore Center to Windows 7 after a clean install? Thanks!


Use the "Windows Easy Transfer" utility. Will restore each of your "User" accounts with all settings. Simple, quick.

When I install the new OS, I create the first "User" account "Admin" and then only use the account for maintenance. When the OS has finished the install, I load all the programs I use. Then the "Easy Transfer Wizard" restores the other user accounts from the previous OS.

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Windows 10 Pro 64 bitAcronis Backup 12

I am curious if there is any advantage of using a commercial backup software when we already have Windows 10 Backup. I am not using sophisticated features or elaborate configurations. Instead, I want to have peace of mind knowing that I can backup my computer on a daily or weekly basis.

I have been a long time user of Acronis True Image for Home and then more recently Acronis Backup. I am comfortable with the software and have my backups. I am wondering, though, using Windows Backup would be an equally good or better choice? Does anyone have any thoughts or reasons why one method is superior to the other?

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I just bought a USB 3.0 3 TB external drive for making backups. After some searching, I decided to use EaseUS Todo Backup because CNET rated it highly. I plugged the drive into a 3.0 port and did a backup. It was a file backup, not an image backup, but it still puts everything in one file (.PBD) and then apparently modifies Windows Explorer to be able to browse the file. Windows Backup (the one that comes on Windows 7) seems to work similarly, though you need to use a wizard to restore things. The backup took twice as much space as my data takes up on my internal hard drive. Also, it took 8 and a half hours, which I calculated to be 20 MB/s. So my questions are:

1. Why doesn't it just put things in the drive in a normal folder/file structure?
2. Why did it take up twice as much space?
3. Why did a USB 3.0 backup go so slowly? (Maybe it has something to do with the fact that it took up twice as much space, but that's still slow considering I've gotten speeds of 75 MB/s, and I do realize transferring a lot of small files will take longer.)
4. Am I just better off with using Windows Backup (or is restoring a pain with the wizard)?

Thanks for any advise!
 

A:Backup Software (EaseUS/Windows Backup)

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Checking out the windows backup option bundled with the OS.. In the past, I have used an older version of Acronis to build backup jobs, etc. The new backup looks to be pretty good initially, but I am wondering if anyone has any experience with how well it performs... I know I have been asking a lot of questions lately, but figured one more would not hurt..

A:Windows Backup vs 3rd party Backup solution.

ML

We love the questions. win 7 backup utility works for most ppl. I use it in addition to Acronis. I like the ability to pour an image back to the same or different partitions and for that Acronis fits the bill. For straight backup the OS partition win 7's backup works fine. So its 6 of one half a dozen of the other. If I had to pick one and only one it would be Acronis

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My laptop has recently recovered from a malware infection as per http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/575624/removed-rootkit-and-idp-trojan-is-cleanup-complete/
 
Now, I am unable to complete backups. I am using a new WD 2TB hard drive.
 
The last error I received is as attached when I used a USB 2.0 port.
 
I initially suspected a problem with WD drives as there is a known issue with using the USB 3.0 port for transferring of large files. The error I received was Access is denied, 0x80070005.
 
However, now I'm not too sure what the problem is.

A:Unable to complete backup using Windows Backup

See https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/968003 for info on that error.
 
Not sure at all how what appears to be a Windows Update error...would impact backing up.
 
Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post. 
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I have been using Acronis Rescue disk to make images of my system. It works fine, but is a pain because I have open up the case and disconnect my secondary hard drive and change from my wireless mouse to a wired mouse. So I decided to try to the built-in Backup and Restore in Win 7 Pro and backup to an external hard drive.

In preparation for backing up my system partition, I do the following:
Clean all cookies, internet files and History.
Remove all restore points except the last one.
Run Malwarebytes
Run MSE version 2
Run Ccleaner (not messing with registry)
Run Smart Defrag (lastest version)
I then reboot and hook up the external hard drive

I then go into the Control Panel and select Backup and Restore. I set where I want the image to be created and start the backup. Everything looks normal for a while.

After about 4-5 minutes, NSE shows the below:



This is the only time NSE ever detects this and it detects it every time I try to backup. I have had NSE remove it or leave it alone. It does not matter.

Eventually I get the notice that the backup did not complete sucessfully.



I check the Events log and got this:



I have been through this several times and it occurs this way every time.

I would like some help solving this issue. Any help would be be greatly appreciated.

A:Backup Image with Windows Backup and Restore

Here's some excellent info from Microsoft regarding the Java exploit.
Encyclopedia entry: Exploit:Java/CVE-2009-3867.JF - Learn more about malware - Microsoft Malware Protection Center

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In the past whenever I needed more disk space for a backup I would just delete my old backups but recently Windows Backup has just been adding the new backups to the old file.
So now I have one 500 GB file that includes a dozen backups ranging from October until now and if I need to make space for a new backup I'm forced to delete the only backup I have!

I want to set it up so that it will create a new file every time I run it. I've gone through all of the settings and I've searched online all over the place but I can't seem to find an answer to this problem.

A:Windows Backup keeps adding to the old backup file

I don't use Windows 7 Back and Restore just for that reason. It may work and then not work.
My here suggest Macrium Reflect but I use Acronis True Image WD Free Edition and NEVER had
a problem.
Sorry I did not answer your Q.

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Hello. I want to reset last backup date. I did reset all backup settings (by removing registry entries), but this message still remains:

I believe this info is stored somewhere, I even tried searching the registry for the displayed time, but end up with no result. Please, if someone knows where this is stored, can you share your knowledge?

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In Windows XP I used to backup to Sony AIT 35 GB tapes and had a "Daily Backup" tape and a "Weekly Backup" tape which I backed up to every saturday so if ever the Daily backup had a problem the worst is that I'd loose a week of data. So I left the Daily backup tape in all the time and when the scheduled weekly backup started on Saturday it asked me to insert the Weekly Backup tape.

Now that Windows 7 doesn't support tape drives I got 2 removable hard drives which I labelled Daily Backup and Weekly Backup. I set a schedule to run Daily backup each day but when I tried to make a manual backup on the Weekly Backup drive it refused insisted on getting the "Daily Backup" drive and so I had to reconfigure it to backup to Weekly Backup and then set it again to Daily Backup.

Is there not a way to have more than one backup job and schedule in Windows 7 so I can backup to multiple drives without reconfiguring the entire backup each time?

Thanks

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I have the little flag "backup in progress" icon and my hard drives are being accessed constantly. This has been going on for four days.
When I double click on the icon I get taken to the action centre where I am told that I do not have a backup set. There is no schedule for a backup either.
If I go in and try to manually stop the backup process it just restarts.
I have tried to set a new backup to see if I can interrupt it but the set up backup button in backup and restore does not work.
I did set up a backup a month or so ago and that was just to another internal hard drive. I deleted that routine a soon after and when I look on the internal drive where it was backing up to there are no new files being added.

So what is it backing up, where is it backing up to and how do I stop it? My computer is almost unuseable it is so slow.

I saw a post on this forum suggesting resetting the backup registry and I did but it has not made any difference. I just cannot stop this non existant backup from backing up nothing to nowhere and taking all my resources up!

Help

A:Windows 7 Backup is backing up a non existing backup!

Try this tutorial to reset backup configuration
Backup User and System Files - Reset to Default Configuration

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Long ago I learned that setting up all the software that I use, after a clean install of Windows, is a process that can take weeks, and not something I want to go through more than a few times in my life.

I've long searched for the best backup solution that would allow me to backup my entire OS setup. The process I've been using most recently - use Vista's built-in "Backup and Restore Center" feature "Backup Entire Computer" - do this once a week on a slim USB HDD that I store in water and fire proof safe.

Question #1 - can someone recommend a better solution?

Question #2 - is this a reliable solution? I haven't actually had HHD failure since I've been using this system, but I have no idea what it would look like if I had to restore from backup. Would I boot from the external HDD? Or would I use Vista boot CD and somehow restore from there? Would it restore just fine if my hardware has changed?

Question #3 - Can I restore such backup, taken with Vista, on a machine with Windows 7? Or does it override the whole thing?

Thanks!
 

A:Is Windows Backup a reliable backup solution?

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Hi everyone, I recently upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 8.1 OS on my HP Pavilion p6330f desktop PC. Prior to installing the new Windows 8.1 tower, I copied and saved to DVD+R disks my documents, pictures, videos, etc. from Windows 7 OS. Then I tried to install them into my new Windows 8.1 OS only to discover that this new animal does not have backup and restore on Control Panel or anywhere on the Start screen. I hesitate at simply loading them up like DVDs and opening them. All I can find out is that I can use Windows Easy Transfer if I have either an external hard drive or USB port gadgets. I have neither but some of what I have saved to disks is Windows 7 Easy Transfer files and folders. So can anyone tell me how to accomplish this minor miracle w/o losing everything I have saved from my Windows 7 hard drive? Thanks a lot and have a nice Hall-o-we'en season. Hope to hear from someone soon- keimanzero

A:How do I restore from backup Windows 7 DVD+R backup disks?

Backup & restore is there. Just hidden in 8.

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Hello everyone.

I am thinking to convert my HDDs to Windows Dynamic Disks. I would love to use software RAID (Hardware Does not support RAID) and I see to do this I need to Convert HDDs to Dynamic Disks. I have done Dynamic Disk RAID 0 in Win XP era.

I heavily rely on the inbuilt Windows Image backup to Reset the system to Fully customized and tuned state as the need be. I came to read that Image backup does not like Backing up TO A DYNAMIC DISK.
Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

However, I am curious if the Image backup can successfully backup FROM and RESTORE TO a Dynamic disk , provided that WindowsImageBackup Itself is on a basic, USB HDD?

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I had G580 with Win10 updated from Win8. After disk replace to Samsung EVO 850 computer do not boot. Only LCD was turn on and it has silver color (background light only). When I put on it stock disk everythink run ok, but I can not access bios. Then I was remove BIOS battery to check if it will possible to access BIOS. From that moment is G580 black-screen, does not boot with stock HDD, do not install WIN10 from recovery DVD, restore button does not work, battery remove and turning on for resset does not working.. Nothig. Laptop turn ON but screen is black. Never happend this before with any laptop. I google and try almost every hint.

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Hello folks once again I am here to annoy you. Today morning I restored my boot order which was damaged. Now a new problem is there. Brightness control key is not working(Fn+? ) is not working neither on windows nor in linux. All other Fn functions including Fn+? are working fine. Also the ? key standalone or with other keys like ctrl+alt+? is working. Any solution. Thanks in advance.

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I have a g580 with win 10 and ubuntu14. Problem started a day ago, i am unable to turn on the wifi in windows. The option is not even highlighted. Diagnostics told me that wireless connections are turned of so i tried FN +F5 but still no change . Drivers are uptodate. Everything is working fine on linux. Any solution.

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Hi everyone, I hope someone can help me with this.
My Levono G580 has been working ok but tried to turn on this morning and nothing happened. I've just got home and tried again but still nothing.
I've had a look on a few sites after googling my issue but the only thing I could find is to press the power 10 times and hold it in on the last press for 30 seconds or to remove the battery and try with just the psu but nothing.
Any ideas guys?
Thanks
 

A:Levono G580 dead

I've just heard the power supply giving off really faint buzz like a second hand on a clock when it's plugged into the laptop, still no power though
 

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Can i put this "Ultrabay Graphics Card GT750M or GT755M" in my g580 lenovo?

A:Lenovo g580 question

Hi Shadowraze , 
 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
 
Ultrabay swappable drive bay in the ThinkPad range of laptop computers and some of IdeaPad Y Series laptops. Graphics cards would not be recognized by the BIOS unlike y410p/y510p . 
 
Regards
 
 

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when my leptop battery insert in my leptop then my touchpad not working... and again without battery on my leptop then my touchpad working.. so help plz this problm... my touchpad not working with leptop battery.. thanking you

A:G580 - Touchpad not working

Hi nikunjm022 , 
 
Welcome to the Community Forums. 
 
When did it started happening ? If this would be a power management settings then a system restore to go back to a previous working date may help.
 
Try to reset BIOS settings by turning on the pc using the Novo key (item5 page 2) and choose BIOS settings , F9 to reset F10 to save and exit .
 
You can also try updating the touchpad driver from the support site. 
 
We are not eliminating probable affectation of a grounded battery , but would it also happen with an inserted battery while plugged with the adapter?
 
Update us how things go. 
 
Regards
 

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Hello!  I have a G580 (2189) with an i7-3632QM processor. I currently have 8gb of RAM and after running wmic MEMORYCHIP, I realize I have 2 slots with 4gb in each.  I'm now interested in changing them for 16 (2x8)gb and is aiming for some affordable Crucial memory. I have found a kit called: CT2KIT102464BF160B and from what I can find, this seems to fit my computer. Can anyone confirm that? It would be great.  And just out of curiosity, are there any 16gb memories available for DDR3L? Since it seems like my processor can handle 32gb but I only have two slots, I would need 16gb in each.  Thank's in advance. 

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Buenas, tengo un portatil lenovo g580 modelo 2189 con 4gb de ram, necesito aumentar la ram por temas del trabajo de fin de carrera, y no se cuantas ranuras tiene, cuanto es lo maximo que puedo introducirle en gb, y la velocidad maxima que puede tener la tarjeta ram. Muchas gracias

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Hello, I recently started to have a problem with my Laptop G580. Screen goes static whenever it wants.It occures any time, while gaming, while on desktop, or moving it. It fixes when i reboot my laptop ir go to sleep mode and resume windows, but sometimes when ventilators starts to work very loud and one side of laptop get very pc just goes static, then goes black and  only shutting down the laptop helps. Maybe any ideas?  I don't know what to do. Lenovo G580-59-362187INtel core i3 3210MGraphic card Nvidia 710M + Integrated Intel HD 40001 TB HDD

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Good afternoon, I purchased my new Lenovo G580 less than 1 year ago and over this time it has got slower and slower and seems to picked up a number of viruses. I am no expert so took it into our IT guy at work and he has reccomended a factory reset.  I dont think i received a disc with my laptop, could someone please advise how i should go about completing a factory reset and if windows will be automatically installed. Any advice on keeping the laptop clean would be much appretiated too. thanks in advanceG











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A:G580 Factory reset

hi gbar,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
About a Lenovo Factory Reset.
You just Turn it off and Press this button 

 
This will boot your system with option for Recovery.
just follow the prompts and you good to go.
Just remember that this will Delete everything on the current OS and rebuild a new one (Dataloss)
 
 
About Keeping the system Clean. For me....
CCleaner will help you Remove all unnecessary files on the system.
And a good Antivirus Would really help keeping the system from Viruses.
 
Hope this helps
Cheers!
 
 




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I bought a Lenovo g580 model 2689 laptop back in august, and it has now stopped working. Whenever I try to switch it on, lights come on, it makes booting noises, the fan works, but nothing happens, just a black screen. I know the monitor works because it has turned on once since I've had this problem. Please help, I have a presentation next week and can't access my work!

A:g580 Laptop will not boot up!

Are you able to use the Lenovo One-Key recovery? 




Mophead.The guy with the Data-centre in his Bedroom.

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Hi. I want to replace 1366x768 display in G580 with 1920x1080 version. Is such uprade possible at all?

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Hello, i´ve bought G580 2 years ago, but now is this type little low-end, so i need upgrade RAM and CPU for better, but i dont know which can i put in, my parameters from AIDA64:CPU: http://imgur.com/a/d5qiNCPUID:http://imgur.com/a/6cKA2MOTHERBOARD:http://imgur.com/a/L8dQLBIOS:http://imgur.com/a/WcaPQ North Bridge:CHIPSET1:http://imgur.com/a/eubRPCHIPSET2:http://imgur.com/a/aiEsk South Bridge: CHIPSET:http://imgur.com/a/CewhQ SPD:http://imgur.com/a/WT8fP If you need more i will send, just write me what.

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I'm using lenovo G580(20157)  wireless is connected to wifi network sometimes it disconnected automatically and shows no internet access while disconnecting and connecting to particular wifi network shows internet access but sometimes without system restart I'm unable to use internet.                         I have installed updated drivers and it's in warranty period.Suggest me with proper solution Durgaprasad M 

A:G580 Wifi problem

Hi Durgaprasad ,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums
 
I?m sorry to inform you that the Wireless feature is not working as expected in your G580. I suggest you to download the driver again and while installing right click and select ?Run as administrator? option as doing this will install the complete driver without any error.
 
NOTE: Please click on "Select Product" then in "QUICK PATH" enter the model no. as G580 select the exact model.
 

Support Drivers & Software downloads

Hope this helps!!!
 
Do post us back if the issue still persists.
 
Best Regards

Shiva Kumar





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So I'm trying desperetly to help my friend fix his laptop, and I'm running into huge issues. My friend is running a Lenovo G580, and cannot connect to the Wi-Fi whatsoever. When you look down at the connections, it shows a wired connection symbol, and it says that there's no connections to be found. Now I know for a fact that this laptop can use wireless, it was used probably a week or two ago by my friends mother. Now, it can't seem to connect to any wireless networks. I've tried just about everything, turning off power saving, deleting the drivers (which we can't do, as the wireless drivers aren't appearing under network adapter), nothing has changed it. The laptop is running Windows 10, and when we go to Network Settings, there's no WiFi tab, there's Proxy, VPN, etc. I really need help with this.

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For as long as I remember my Lenovo G580 would randomly stop recieving an internet connection from my wifi, leaving it still connected but without the ability to go online. I have been solving this problem by disconnecting and recconecting from the wifi, however this has been a temporary solution as the problem keeps coming back. I know this is a problem with the computer because it never happens with the other lenovo laptops in the house nor the phones connected to the same wifi.
 
Im monitering this post so if you reply expect a response very soon
Thank you for the help
 
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A:G580 - Internet Disconnects

Hi LA314 , 
 
Welcome to the Community Forums. 
 
You may try unchecking power saving features on WLAN properties under device manager and likewise place any similar roaming aggressiveness / tendency to highest .
 
Update us how it goes.
 
Regards

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Hi after uprading windows from 7 to 10 my OneKey function stopped to work, what is the other way to recover from recovery poartition (F11 does not work)?Regards

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My daughter's G580 shows no signs of life. No lights of any kind. I tried the "remove battery and charger cord, press the power button once per second 10 times and then hold for 30", but it made no difference. I tested the the P/S and it's putting out a solid 20.5v. I removed the keyboard and the keyboard bezel and removed the power jack/USB board and checked continuity through the board. Everything seems okay. Is there anything else I could check? I'd hate to think the motherboard is shot. Thanks!  

A:G580 Completely Dead

I have the same problem same laptop model, G580. I did the same troubleshooting pressed the power button 10 times with 1 sec interval in between then pressed and hold for 30 secs.  Somehow the cpu fan starts to run for like 3 secs then went off. Now Im back again with the same problem, no response at all. 

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Hello, I have an Lenovo G580 Celeron Dual core 1,8 Ghz, 2Gb DDR3, the pocessor is B830 I think.My question is what kind of processor should I upgrade from i3 series or i5 series?I have a list with a lot of models with socket G2 but I'm not sure if all are suitable.This is the list: http://www.cpu-upgrade.com/CPUs/Intel/Mobile_Celeron_Dual-Core/B830.html Can anybody help me? Thanks,

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Hey there...i have a lenovo g580 20150 and a tp-link n600 router.The problem is this...when i have windows 7 in my laptop everything workes very very good,but when i install win 8 or win 10 the wireless kicks me off.No more then 10 minutes then i get disconected from the router and i have to reboot or reconnect.Please help me out i have installed the latest drivers and everything.Is there a router configuration that i can make to make my laptop be ok?

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I have lenovo G580 INTEL PENTIUM ([email protected]  2.10GHz) and I have also Windows7.  I want to enable WIFI to do internet. How to do it? 
 
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A:G580 - HOW TO ENABLE WIFI?

getitforyou wrote:
I have lenovo G580 INTEL PENTIUM ([email protected]  2.10GHz) and I have also Windows7.  I want to enable WIFI to do internet. How to do it? 

Provided you have a WiFi adapter installed in your notebook, you will need to turn on WiFi in your notebook then sign on to an available wireless network.  I suggest downloading your user manual and reading up on this subject for more information. If you do not see any wireless networks, you may need to purchase a Wireless Router from your internet service provider.  If you do not have a WiFi card in your computer you will need to contact Lenovo directly to purchase a compatible card for your specific notebook.
 
Also - make sure you have a good anti virus software suite installed before you go online.
 
Good luck.
 
CB

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Hi all!I have an older G580 laptop. It came with a B950 CPU and i wanted to upgrade the CPU.I studied the Hardware Maintenance manual for the supported CPU's.On page 101 it says (amongst others):Intel SNB I3-2350M 2.3G 3M J1 PGA Processor.I found one like that cheap and i bought it.I installed it succesfully, but it does not work correctly.Although it has 4 threads, any software or test only detects 2 cores, 2 threads. It seems that hyperthreading does not work.Laptop model is G580  model name 20157BIOS is the latest i could found, version 62CN97WWOthers reported the same problem and solved it by BIOS update, but i cannot find any newer BIOS than this one.Please help me.  

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Can i put this "Ultrabay Graphics Card GT750M or GT755M" in my g580 lenovo?

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So I bought a new CPU for my old G580 laptop. I wanted to upgrade from the B960 it has right now (it's the 20150 model). The new CPU is a i5-3320M as it's listed as a compatible part on both the downloadable PDF and the PartsLookup website (I checked with my serial number as well). I changed the CPU, installed thermal paste, everything, but to no avail. Won't even enter BIOS. The "on" LED flashes for 10 seconds, then it shuts down. Installed the old CPU again - it boots without problems. New CPU again - no BIOS, nothing. I have updated my BIOS to the latest possible version (version 5ECN96WW (V9.01), as the newer version shows a "Error 255 - TDK Library Initialization Failed". I just don't know what to do anymore. Could be a faulty CPU, but I doubt it. The only difference is that the old CPU is Sandy Bridge, and the new is Ivy Bridge. But it's shown as "compatible" with the laptop everywhere. It's a shame really...

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Hello guys, i just bought a lenovo g580, and i am not happy with the fps I am getting. I want to play Counter Strike Global offensive.I want to ask what parts can i change on my laptop so i can get a bit better fps?So my parts are: i7 2620m witch is dual core with 4 threads on 2.7 ghz turbo boostIt also has 1x2gb ram and 1x4gb ram.Video is GForce 630m and 1 tb hard drive.CPU Socket is 988B rPGAI know I can upgrade ram and get an SSD . But can I change the processor and the video card? And also is it worth getting anymore than the 6 gb of RAM.Thank you. 

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HiI have Lenovo G580(59337073) with Celeron B820.is it possible to upgrade the CPU to Intel core i3(i5) 3rd generation(Ivy Bridge)? thx 

A:Lenovo G580 CPU upgrade

Hi
 
Welcome to the community.
 
Please find below the supported Processor of your system, you can use any one of them.
 
3rd generation Intel Core i5-3210M 2nd generation Intel Core i3-2370M Intel Celeron B820 (1.60GHz, 2MB) 
 
Regards,
Sameer



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Hello, I'm currently running a I3 3120M on my G580, model 20150. My question is whether if I can upgrade my CPU to a I7 3612QM, the G2 socket model, and how much will battery life be affected by the I7? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

A:G580 CPU Upgrade to I7 3612QM Possible?

Hi
 
Welcome To Lenovo Community
 
As per the technical specification link you can upgrade to 3rd generation Intel® Core? i7-3520M
http://www.lenovo.com/products/us/tech-specs/laptop/essential/g-series/g580/
 
 Battery backup will not be having much difference
 
Do give this a try and let us know  
 
 
 
Hope This Helps
Cheers!!!
 
 
 
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Hi everyone,  I have Lenovo G580 (model 20150) and I bought new SSD Kingston HyperX Fury - 500MB Read/Write.I have done some benchmark tests and I have very slow Write speeds. AHCI mode enabled and SSD is connected to SATA III port. If anyone know what can be a problem, please write here.Btw Windows 10 clean installed on laptop, latest official ISO with Anniversary update included. Thanks! Other laptop specs:i7-3610QM8GB RAMHere is screenshot?

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I purchased a new lenovo G580 laptop last month(i5 -3210m and Windows 7 x64 home premium) and have had around 6-8 crashes.Havent installed any new software except Skype. The crashes initially mentioned only 'damageguardx64.sys' of Lenovo. However I am unable to find any fix for it. Can you pls help.

A:New Lenovo G580 BSOD error

Welcome aboard.

► First of all, uninstall McAfee. That's bad.

Code:
fffff880`09dbd268 fffff880`0106c97cUnable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\mfehidk.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for mfehidk.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for mfehidk.sys
mfehidk+0x6c97c
It is McAfee Host Intrusion Detection Link Driver. Use Microsoft Security Essentials - Free Antivirus for Windows.

► A lot of Lenovo Bloatware are there, causing problems.
Damage Guard: Causing some damages here

Code:
BugCheck 19, {22, 0, 0, 0}

Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\DamageGuardX64.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for DamageGuardX64.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for DamageGuardX64.sys
Probably caused by : DamageGuardX64.sys ( DamageGuardX64+32b4a )

Followup: MachineOwner
Lenovo EE Boot Optimizer driver now:

Code:
fffff880`09dbd888 fffff880`0183d30fUnable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\fbfmon.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for fbfmon.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for fbfmon.sys
fbfmon+0x330f
Get rid of all those things. Follow the guide: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/219576-clean-up-factory-bloatware.html

► Free up the startup.
Click on the Start button
Type “msconfig (without quotes), click the resulting link. I... Read more

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Recently bought a new Lenovo G580 to replace my old decrepit Toshiba. It worked fine for a couple of days, but suddenly started BSOD-ing as I began to use the laptop more and more.

I have noticed it is more susceptible to BSOD-ing when I am running Bit Torrent. Although it seems to wait until it strikes, luring me into a false sense of security and then crippling me.

I ran BlueScreenView, as I have seen many people mention it on various forums, including this one, and the such and it gave me these results. Sorry if this is not the accepted way of throwing out these results, but I am unsure what I am doing.

093012-22042-01.dmp
30/09/2012 13:57:08
DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
0x000000d1
00000000`00000028
00000000`00000002
00000000`00000000
fffff880`019ad6fd
NETIO.SYS
NETIO.SYS+106fd
x64
ntoskrnl.exe+7f1c0 C:\Windows\Minidump\093012-22042-01.dmp
2 15
7601
280,808

I have put it on here in its entirety but I dont really know what this is either. Download Dump file.txt from Sendspace.com - send big files the easy way

Posted on Reddit as well, but I have yet to receive any help there. :( Laptop keeps BSOD-ing. Think it may be torrent related. : techsupport

Pretty brain dead computer wise, so sorry if this is unreadable/invokes facepalms all round.

Any advice or help would be very much appreciated as I have no idea what I am doing. If all else fails I suppose I can send it back.

Thanks in advance.

A:Lenovo G580 repeated BSOD-ing

Hello,

Take a look at the following link and perform the requested steps.

This will give us more information to help diagnose your issue.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/foru...ta-452654.html

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Hi  Please tell me the maximum Size supported by Lenovo  G580 20150?. Thanks .

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 ?  ?  ? My Lenovo G580 says "Lenovo" and didnt want to startup. I had try really many tutorials, i ude this pc for my school and i really need it to works please help me guys???? 

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Hello  ;i'm new here i don't know from where i should start .. i'll try to explain my problem ..i installed windows 7 & 10 & 8.1 but my graphic card only detect only one graphic which is HD 4000 the problem it's contien only 64mo on Vram ; which makes me crazy ; i know & i'm sure there is an nvidia graphic card because the cd i have with the laptop they put nvidia inside of a folder but sadly the driver instalation dont want to work on my pc ; i don't know why .. 
any solution please guys  
my laptop is Lenovo G580 
 
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Hi I've lost my antivirus on my laptop, any suggestions on what should I do?

A:lost protection on my G580 Lenovo

What do you mean by "lost" exactly? Did your license expire?

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Hello every one today i was working normaly with my laptop g580 and the laptop turned off like when you unpluging the charger. I try to turn it with the charger/battery/both without any luck. No sign or light work . I make some solution like hard resset, pressing the button for 30s .... without any luck. Any sugesstion to fixing it even opening the laptop?

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Hi, My touchpad scrolling was not working . So i installed given driver for touchpad on the lenovo site which was Synaptics,Elan . But when i am installing this there is an error poping up -"driver is not compatible". So, please provide solution if you have one.

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I have read numerous complaints online about the Lenovo G570 laptop, apparently the hinges are prone to break a few months after use, and whatsmore the customer service teams are supposeduly refusing to acknowledge that the issue is covered under wear and tear.. I am wondering, has this problem been addressed with the release of the G580 laptop? I am no expert, but I assume that the model numbers represent incremental revisions. Does this typically mean component upgrades ie processor or also include fixes such as the hinges of the G570? Any response would be greatly appreciated as I am considering buying the G580 but need a strong quality laptop. I have heard that Lenovo are the best, my friend has one with a metal case and it seems strong, which models are known for their strength/durability? I also require a 15.6inch screen with i5, 4gb ram and 500gb hdd, preferably and usb 3.0.. Thanks,Richard.

A:Is hinge problem fixed in G580?

Hi
 
Welcome To Lenovo Community
 
G580 is a good model and mostly all the quality measure have been verified before releasing it to the market
 
It is a normal trend when every any new mode is released all the parameters are verified by the R&D team
to give customers a WOW experience.
 
You can Google & go through few of the reviews for G580 to know more about the product and user experiences
 
 
 
 
Hope This Helps
Cheers!!!
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Hi
I have a Lenovo g580 with windows 7 home premium 64 bit, whenever it goes to sleep, in whatever way, I get a black screen telling me that windows did not shutdown successfully.
I have completed a system restore to factory settings and downloaded and installed all updates. I have also run all Lenovo diagnostics to no avail.
I have changed the settings in power options, the bios has no power option.
I would appreciate any help
Many thanks

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Dear Team, I had purchased G580  (win 8) some months back from US and it is working well and good , i hope 1 yr warranty had end on 12th Nov 2013 this month   Ten days back  while working suddenly i got a message in right left bottom display as ( head phone jack pluged in )  but at that time no phones connected in , next day when i try to play some audio songs , there is no out put from my internal speaker , but every thing is ok , so connect the head phone , it is working fine .Thing is , when we insert the head phone a message is displaying as ( HEAD PHONE JACK UNPLUGED )and if we remove the hp from jack it is reflecting as ( HEAD PHONE JACK PLUGED IN )Which is some thing vise versa i suspect the problem with head phone jack kindly confirm the problem and i will be thank full if you support me to solve this issue , and please let me know wher shoud i contact for service support in CHENNAI - Tamil Nadu - INDIA 

A:G580 No sound from internal speakers - only from h...

Hi Kumar,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
I?m sorry to hear that the audio is not working through internal speakers in your G580 Laptop, I suggest you to perform System restore in the computer, below are the links to perform System restore in Windows 7 & Windows 8.
 

System Restore for Windows 7
System Restore for Windows 8 & 8.1

Hope this helps!!!
 
Do post us back if the issue still persists.
 
Best Regards

Shiva Kumar




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In my attempt to reinstall my Lenovo G580 audio drivers I deleted one and I can't find it. I think it might be a Dolby Advanced Audio driver because I'm pretty sure thats what my computer has. When I looked at device manager there were orignally 2 drivers under "Sound, Video, and Game Controllers". After I deleted one, the driver that was left is Intel(R) Display Audio. I hope that helps identify the missing driver. Also I would like a download link to the Intel(R) Display Audio driver because i will need to reinstall that one as well.
 
Im almost definently monitering this post constantly so if you reply expect a response very soon
Thanks for the help
 
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A:G580 - Missing Audio Driver

Hi LA314 , 
 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
 
You may visit the support website for your particular model , choose your appropriate OS and under the Audio category you can try to install offered drivers for your particular system.
 
Check all other sub category as chipset update is helpful. 
 
Update us how it goes.
 
Regards

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I usually have my G580 laptop hardwired to my router, so I wasn't checking wireless connectivity on a regular basis.  But it won't connect anymore (it used to work).  Everything else I own workes fine over wi-fi on my Netgear router (Android tablet and smartphone, HP Windows Vista laptop, etc.). I took my G580 laptop to McDonald's this morning and it connects to their wi-fi easily. Any ideas? Thanks, rick8864 











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A:G580 won't connect over wi-fi to my Netgear WNDR43...

hi rick8864,
 
Just to verify, when you connect to the Netgear accesspoint, are you getting one of the errors below?
 
Windows was unable to connect (Win7)
Can't connect to this network (Win8)
 
Things that you can try:
1. Reboot the router
2. Remove the Wi-Fi network and try connecting again.
 
If you have Win7, navigate to Control Panel (icon views) > Network and Sharing Center > Manage Wireless Networks and delete the Netgear accesspoint.
 - Link to picture
 
If you have Win8, right click on the Wi-Fi network and choose Forget Network
 - Link to picture
 
3. Uninstall the Wi-Fi Adapter by navigating to Device Manager Network Adapters. When finished, scan for hardware changes and reconnect to the wireless accesspoint then observe.
 
 
Let me know how it goes.
 
Regards

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While charging my lenovo g580, for first couple of minutes it gets charged but after that it stars to toggle bw charging and not charging msg continuously.https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=MmYNPzxg0xoAbove link shows the problem

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A friend had a malware attack, a beeping error on Chrome about a Windows Defender error running Win 10. She managed to shut down Chrome and then shut off her computer. She tried turn back on, but it would not. I managed to start the computer by removing battery , AC power and the bios battery. The only way to turn on is to remove all of the above and then reinsert bios battery and connect AC power. The keyboard does not work properly, types mostly 6s and a few other characters (ie the shift key types an 's'). No wifi, no CD, no mouse touchpad. I can get into Windows 8, which I restored from factory partiton. Did not affect the operation. I assumed that the bios must have been over written, so I downloaded an update, but it will not install. Program goes through the motions, but the old bios is still there. I am using an external USB KB and mouse. I still can not get into the bios. Is there a way to "force" a bios update?

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Hi,
I would like to know if my laptop is compatible with Windows Vista SP1 x64.I tried to install it,but when i rebooted the first time,it gave me a blue screen.I can't even boot into Safe Mode,or Last Known Good Configuration.I know Vista SP1 is compatible with UEFI,right?

A:Lenovo G580 20150 compatibility

Do not worry about compatibility. You must meet the minimum requirements.
What is windows vista?
Scroll a bit down the page
Then click on Vista Premium
https://www.thomas-krenn.com/en/wiki...s_in_UEFI-mode

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Hello I have problem with bios update i have Windows 10 Pro 64bit (Installed yesterday) and i cant update bios because TDK error 255, i try run program on W7 64bit, W8 64bit and W10 Pro 64bit, but program doesnt run properly, so do you have any tips ? I was trying to run in Diagnostic mode, Safe boot etc..., but nothing happens.Another solution is Flash bios, but i am not Proffesional in bios, so i am worrying about crash my laptop, if i do it wrong my laptop will doesnt run, so i if you have any good guide how to do it right please help me.Thank for comment. Picture of error: http://imgur.com/AMZcV85 Specs from CPU-Z:CPU: http://imgur.com/a/3O3unMainboard: http://imgur.com/a/0I4m8 

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My old one for my G580 has been mislaid (not by me!) - thanks in advance...
 
http://imgur.com/kV8iL0R
 
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A:G580 - Does this look like a legit CPA-A065 charge...

Welcome to the Lenovo Community !
 
The G580 models requires a minimum of a 65 watts, 20 VDC, charger/adapter.  The CPA-A065 model you have shown is compatible with those requirements.  If you can find a 90 watt charger, that would be even better.  The 90 watt will run cooler and charge faster when the laptop is in use.
 
Page #115 of your model's Hardware Maintenance Manual lists the 65 and 90 watt chargers for your model.  Here is that manual for your reference.....
 
https://download.lenovo.com/consumer/mobiles_pub/lenovo_g480_g485_g580_g585_g780_hmm_v1.0_english.pd...
 

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I own a lenovo g580 20157 model laptop. I am facing issues like its heating up a lot while playing games.i started facing all this problems after i updated the bios to 62cn40ww. Now i face fps drops. the games i used to play on my laptop with old bios, now started lagging. I also can't find the old bios file on support page. kindly advice.

A:Lenovo G580 20157 Performance.

Hi Puneet,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Forums.
 
We are really sorry to hear about the issue you are facing.
 
Firstly, Check BIOS? Sometimes a BIOS has fan speed controls.
 
This is normal as the game is running and full GPU is utilized, if the temp increases more than normal.  I suggest you to use the Laptop by placing it on a flat surface for good ventilation.
 
Please go through the below link to understand about Safe Temperature range for CPU?
 

Click Here
Click Here

 
You can refer the below thread for BIOS downgrade
 
Click here
 
Hope this helps.
 
Regards,
Shashi Kumar
 
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Hello, I bought a new laptop Lenovo last week but I have a problem.The laptop works fine except the battery will not charge.Windows shows me : "Battery plugged in, not charging"I tested several solutions but until now none of them work.Could you send me ideas?Thank youLaurentPs: sorry for my English!










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A:[G580] Battery plugged in, not charging!

hi Laurent,
 
Welcome to the Lenovo Forums.
 
The Lenovo Energy Management is probably limiting / protecting the battery from overcharging.
 
Can you try the following:
 
1. Apply this Plugged in not charging message fix (Windows 7 only)
 
2. In Windows 8, uninstall Lenovo Energy Management and test. If battery stays charging, reinstall Lenovo Energy Management and observe:
 
Lenovo Energy Management      Lenovo Energy Management
Windows 7 32bit / 64bit                Windows 8 32bit / 64bit
cagt26ww.exe                                 em8.0.2.5.exe21.2MB                                             45.4MB
  
3. If you still get the same error, try to:
a. turn off the computer and remove the battery and AC adapter.
b. press and hold the power button for 30 secs and reconnect the AC adapter
c. turn ON the computer and continuously tap F2 to boot into the BIOS, when you're in, press F9 to load defaults and press F10 to save and exit.
d. boot into Windows... Read more

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i require dead laptop which contains the model no Lenovo G580
so please inform me if any dead condition laptop with good looking
thanks
 
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Hi, A small amount of water was spilt over the keyboard. It was promptly soaked up and computer worked fine for two hours. Some of the keys are no longer working (space, b, n and arrows). The computer is working fine and external keyboard is fine.Any ideas of how to get them working again? They have been removed and all looks dry. Thanks

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