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Upgraded T410 bios, now have Ultranav problems.

Q: Upgraded T410 bios, now have Ultranav problems.

I just upgraded my T BIOS to I don't recall the exact previous version number but I believe it was in the 's nbsp Since I've done this two things have happened the trackpad no longer works and the Trackpoint is now very laggy slow jumpy it looks problems. have now bios, Upgraded T410 Ultranav like it only updates about twice a second Here's a video of what it's doing nbsp https www youtube com watch v YzHL ZI TcM nbsp I'm using Windows here in this video Upgraded T410 bios, now have Ultranav problems. The CPU load shown in Task Manager is very low indicating it's not the computer itself lagging Secondly if I boot the Windows install CD or an Ubuntu LiveCD the same problem is happening indicating that it's an issue with the laptop BIOS itself not with Windows nbsp So far I've tried nbsp - removing the battery unplugging the laptop- disabling the trackpad trackpoint in the BIOS booting Windows re-enabling it nbsp I found this while Upgraded T410 bios, now have Ultranav problems. searching on here for the same problem Though it's a different laptop BIOS maybe it's the same bug nbsp https forums lenovo com t ThinkPad-P-and-W-Series-Mobile UltraNav-Trackpad-stops-working-after-ne nbsp Anyway the onboard Ultranav is now pretty much unusable on this laptop and I'm now stuck using an external mouse any help would be greatly appreciated Thanks

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A: Upgraded T410 bios, now have Ultranav problems.

Also, I attempted to file a support ticket except the Lenovo website is doing this. http://i.imgur.com/kNyUMcl.png

https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-T400-T500-and-newer-T/Upgraded-T410-bios-now-have-Ultranav-problems/td-p/3318055
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Please refer to the message below for information on how to remove your Dell laptop BIOS password. The information also applies to other manufacturers and summarizes a wealth of data collected from previous threads and thousand of posts related to this problem.

We no longer support any further discussion on this topic as we believe all the free help that could be given is already out there (the post below sums it up pretty well). You can always go back to your system manufacturer for support, as well as google for the dozens of third party paid support providers that are available online.

Summary of laptop password help thread:
http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic109612.html
 

A:Dell BIOS password removal. Read this first BEFORE posting.

Mobile Password Help

The following support information and downloads, are provided to help members freely remove their laptop password
If all options have been tried and you still require help removing your password, search Google for 3rd party alternatives
TechSpot forums and all support is provided freely at all times, it is against our guidelines to link to external paid services
You are advised to try any or all options, with your first point of contact being the laptop manufacture, being the best option

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Click >Dell Support and System Information for a particular Service Tag

> Click > HP Live Chat, Drivers, Warranty and Support Information thread

> Click > Toshiba BIOS Setup / BIOS settings -- access instructions
Reset password on Satellite A205: http://www.techspot.com/vb/post613153-2.html
Reset password on Satellite A100 / A105: http://www.techspot.com/vb/post572530-1.html

Password types :

Power On Password (pop). this password can be reset by unplugging the cmos battery for a while, and plugging it back in.

Supervisor/bios Password (svp). this requires reading the eeprom chip (8 leg or 14 leg) with an electronic device by using another pc's serial port or by paperclip method if model type available.

Hard Drive Password (hdp). this is usually tied to svp, but not all the time. it requires special software and a library of known manufacturer's password. but can be cracked either recovering the data or wiping the data.
Transfer of Product Ownership
US: http://support.dell.com/support/top...tag_transfer?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs&redirect=1
International: http://support.dell.com/support/top...ansfer_form1?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs&redirect=1
International warranty contact phone numbers
http://support.dell.com/support/top...dellcare/international_travel?c=us&l=en&s=gen

Old closed threads, with lots of info:
Dell BIOS password removal (Jun 07 - Sep 07)
http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic79263.html (543 replies)
HP / Dell / etc. Laptop password help thread (Jan-Mar 2008)
http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic97423.html (533 replies)
HP / Dell / etc. Laptop password help (April - July 2008)
http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic59293.html (937 replies)
HP / Dell / etc. laptop password help thread (Aug 08 - Apr 2009)
http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic109612.html (2200+ replies)

Downloads

Dell Manuals :
http://support.dell.com/support/systemsinfo/documentation.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen&~cat=12#12

DSTCD.iso : (Release date: 22-November-2005)
http://www.savefile.com/files/2063585

"Paperclip Procedure"
HTML Document: http://web.archive.org/web/20031103020606/http://qasimtoep.tripod.com/dell/dell6.html
PDF Document: http://www.savefile.com/files/2059217

laptops unlocked: http://www.techspot.com/vb/post645683-913.html
Chip 24C02 24C04: http://www.techspot.com/vb/post698486-1134.html
Dell IC Numbers: http://www.techspot.com/vb/post645922-916.html

SvcTag.exe :
ftp://ftp.us.dell.com/utility/svctag.exe

Asset.com :
ftp://ftp.us.dell.com/utility/asset.com
Command line Uses => asset /? (eg Asset /o for owner tag)
CmosPwd :
http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/CmosPwd

Attachments
HP OldPass .zip includes:

[*] unlock6.exe (made in 1997)
[*] BIOS_PW.EXE (made in 2003)
[*] HDD_PW.EXE (made in 2003)

HP Oldpass2 .zip:
As above, made as a copy, using another Zip program

Dell Latitude .zip:
D35B password generator (old generator)

Dell MasterPW .zip:
D35B password generator (old generator)
How to use

 

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A:Replaced MOBO on Dell 5510 BIOS sticker on MOBO says A05, system in still has BIOS of A07

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A:Having problems with connection dropping in and out

June Lomas said:





what can I do next.Click to expand...

Call Telestra
 

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A:How to change the Service Tag in a Dell Latitude D630 BIOS

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A:FPS Gaming Problems

Back up your important data and do the Factory Reset. Apply all the Windows Updates, and then try your games. Webroot is not an antivirus program. Try installing MSE:
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A:BIOS update

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Within the Operating System (I've used this method but for awhile it was advised against)
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Within the BIOS
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A:Can't enter BIOS

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A:Bios power management

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I think you'd be able to adjust that power management settings in Windows under

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A:Problems with old spare Nokia 7360

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A:BIOS & ROM on the Motherboard

1. See #2
2. CMOS is correct, sometimes these are removable chips.
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A:Internet problems on my Lenovo

trekzone said:





Hi,

Seems your WIFI adapter is being disabled. try enabling the device in your device manager or with the Fn+function key provided in your laptop.Click to expand...

That doesn't seem to be the problem, the adapter is enabled and the computer is not in airplane mode
 

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This is what I am talking about BTW:


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A:Possible PSU problems

If you have the PSU as a spare, there is no harm in using it to see if it corrects your problem.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/possible-psu-problems.200393/
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A:Realtek and third party program problems

Are there any yellow (!) in the device manager?
 

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Some of this also applies to your modem, although many Internet service providers are handing out combined router-modem units these days. Your wireless router and modem may actually be the same device.

Reboot the Router Read more
 

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A:Internet problems

QoS settings on the main router.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/internet-problems.199848/
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I'm not sure if this is a problem with 2 different brands of sticks or what.. but the fans are running for my Graphics card (I don't have onboard graphics available)

Specs
AMD 1055t X6
ASUS M5A99XEVO Motherboard
ATI Radeon 5570
Kingston

Any help anyone? Thanks
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A:Problems with RAM installation

The motherboard does not like that 4GB module. Have you tried the 4GB by itself? If the 4GB module won't run the computer you'll have to stick with 2GB modules. How many memory slots are on the motherboard? ASUS motherboards are notorious for being very picky about memory
 

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A:Possible sata problems

Hey Zac. Since it comes back after a power down and brief rest, to me it sounds like a heat buildup problem, maybe even with the CPU. Has the builder checked it out?
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/possible-sata-problems.199642/
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A:Asus P8H77-V BIOS - how to change CPU voltage?

The H77 chipset does not allow you to alter CPU voltages. That can only be done on a Z77 motherboard/chipset.
 

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A:IDE Drive Recognised by BIOS not by Operating Systems

Hey 3g. I've never been in that situation myself, I do believe the BIOS only reads parameters about the drive that it gets from the preprogrammed circuits in the drive, whereas Windows is trying to actually read data off the drive and can't. Is the drive configured correctly for where it's placed with it's jumper pins?. You may want to run a diagnostic test on the drive from the link below

http://support.wd.com/product/download.asp?modelno=WD600AB-32CDB0&x=0&y=0
 

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A:Wireless problems

That was a good try. what was going on for all your devices just before you lost connection?
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/wireless-problems.198430/
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A:Bios Beep and keyboard problem

Anyone an idea?
 

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A:Limited connection with IP release/renew problems

It's a little difficult to pin down what your problem is without knowledge of your network and router setup, but IP collisions and connection issues that get fixed temporarily with release and renew are usually related to misconfigured DHCP settings. Such as when two routers are distributing IP addresses to the same range of systems, or when some devices list static IP address, or sometimes if a wireless device is also plugged in with a network cable, claiming the same IP address with both connections.

if you ping those google dns addresses (8.8.8.8, or 8.8.6.6) and you get errors instead of replies it just means your not connecting to the internet.

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A:Problems connecting to internet on laptop

Did you get this issue solved?
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/problems-connecting-to-internet-on-laptop.196946/
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A:Netgear EVG2000 Router problems

Hey firz3h. I think I follow you, correct me if I'm wrong. Your internet connection comes into the main house and goes to the EVG2000 wireless modem/router combo. You ran a line from this unit to the separate dwelling and it connects to a second EVG2000 unit, is that so?
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thanks,
Verity25
 

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A:BIOS 'interact' with hard drive/OS files

The Boot sequence of a PC has this (legacy) sequence of events

Power On Self Test (POST) occurs
The video card is found
Secondary rom' are found and executed (eg IDE/ATA,...)
Bios vga display
System inventory of the devices occurs
PnP devices are found
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the MBR is read if found
and the BOOT.ini processed to locate the kernel
ELSE FAIL
So the list of ready devices are sampled to find a MBR.
For UEFI support, the BIOS looks for the /boot partition.
 

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A:Having problems with my download speed

Contact your ISP and tell them your download rates are fluctuating. They have ways of testing for problems with the lines.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/having-problems-with-my-download-speed.195611/
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Ive tried to reset the bios with the mobo cd but that aren't no help either.
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Thanks
 

A:Asus mobo Bios error?

Clear CMOS And Update Bios
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/asus-mobo-bios-error.195357/
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A:Sound problems on Advent Laptop

There is probably a program conflict that occurs some time after boot up. How old is this laptop?
 

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A:Laptop keys stopped working and now I can use BIOS

I'm going to have your thread moved to a more appropriate hardware forum. Consider the possibility tat the keyboard may be defective and you may have to replace it. That is no problem- I just replaced mine.

Stay subscribed so you'll know when you get reply.
 

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Please help me..
 

A:BIOS recovery

Have you told the shop that they installed the wrong BIOS?
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/bios-recovery.194336/
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A:VIA VL800 chipset for USB 3.0 giving problems on my Gigabyte Z77x-D3H

You dont wanna disable a chipset. That is the basically the heart of the PC. The CPU is the brain and the chipset is the heart. Without it, a lot of things can go wrong. I cant seem to find USB3 drivers on the Gigabyte site. Usually when I give poeple drivers from new machines, there is usually a USB 3 driver. Pretty odd. Head on over here and install the chipset driver: http://www.gigabyte.us/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4325&dl=1#driver. On the site it is listed as "Intel INF installation". If this doesnt work, I would recommend sending back the motherboard with a complaint about USB 3 not working. Never install drivers from the disk by the way. Also, the chipset driver I provided may not be 100% up to date, but I am pretty sure it is. I would give you the Intel version that may be more up to date but their download section is down.
 

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A:Bluetooth Keyboard problems

Well, on the hopes there was something in the Bluetooth app that I missed, I went back and took another look.

Not much there, really. But I enabled Bluetooth Network (even tho I only have the BT keyboard and mouse and no other BT devices) and enabled sharing with other BT devices (I guess between the keyboard and mouse and dongle or ?).

None of those seemed particularly applicable when I looked at them before, but
whichever one of those did something, I did a test on the keyboard and at least
yet it hasn't shut off even waiting several minutes.

Actually, would be nice if everything PC / Windows would be that simple!
 

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A:BIOS Problems

Try borrowing a keyboard that has a PS/2 connection. Your generic keyboard might have had a problem. I had to use a PS/2 keyboard in order to enter into bios on an old desktop that I had. It was annoying, but for some reason the motherboard wouldn't recognize the USB keyboard until it booted into Windows. Give this a try and see if it helps.
 

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A:BIOS is a mystery to me

I'll answer the question in your other thread HERE

You can close this one.
 

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Specs:
EVGA GTX 770
Intel 3770k i5 @ 3.2 GHz
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MSI Motherboard
Corsair 750w Power Supply
Corsair H60 Cooler
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All fans on cards/ power supply is working

I custom build this PC from my Local Microcenter, around 20 days ago.
Any Ideas?
Games with games w/ varying distance visibility mostly.
Examples: Minecraft, Arma 2.
 

A:FPS Problems

Your RAM is the bottleneck. Upgrade to a 64bit OS and you should be fine. Make sure you clean install it (Reformat)! That should cure the issue, but if it still lingers, you may have to wait till nVidia releases the official WHQL version of the GTX 770-supporting driver. You will have to clean install that also by choosing the "Custom Install" option --> check the box that says "Clean Install". You should be good to go.
 

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I recently bought a set of tritton 720+ headset and it is not working well. Firstly there is a constant static sound(its very soft so I dont mind if it cant be resolved and it is only noticeable when there is no other sound playing). secondly I have connected it through my optical cable port and the sound isnt working when I set the default sound to the optical port.
Any help will be appreciated
Cheers
 

A:Problems with new headset

A couple questions to try to help resolve this problem:
What are you trying to use this headset with (computer, stereo, console, etc)?
If computer - what do you have it connected to (motherboard port or a sound card)?
If motherboard connected, what is the make and model of motherboard?
Have you tried to use the headset on another device that has an optical port (ie. Stereo, TV, console, etc) to make sure that the headset it not defective?
Did you buy the headset new or used?
 

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I have been having problems with my computer I believe it to be a graphics card problem.
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Any help appreciated, Thanks.
 

A:Graphics card problems

Did you do a clean install of the GPU drivers? If you did not, I suggest you uninstall your current graphics driver and do a clean install. I use driver sweeper to clean out the old drivers thoroughly. You don't have to, though. Is your GPU new?

I have to ask, too, have you tried testing your RAM? The symptoms you describe can sometimes occur when you have a bad stick of RAM in your system.

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A:BIOS Upgrade question

BIOS updates are always considered risky and recommended only when necessary. With that said I have never had issues while updating, but that doesn't mean I never will. What I'm trying to say is no one can guarantee 100% success.

After studying the links you provided, I'm thinking you have a Core2 processor that your motherboard will not support.

BIOS updates are software updates. Board revisions are hardware updates.
The P2.10 BIOS update seems to require the V2.0 board revision in order to support the CPU in question.

In other words it looks as if the BIOS update supports your CPU but also requires the V2.0 board revision. Without the needed hardware, the software update is useless (unless you need the update for another reason).
 

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A:Looking for BIOS to work with my computer

gary szabo said:





I have a dell dimension 2400 running vista, pentium 4 pross. purchesed a dua core pross. I cant find a bios to work with my computer help.Click to expand...

Any files for your machine will be found here. - http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/19/Product/dimension-2400
If you need further assistance please feel free to start a new thread. This thread belongs to someone else. By the way, welcome to TechSpot!
 

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A:How to update BIOS

astar master said:





I cannot know how the bios update so I need some help for the how the bios update.I want to install the newest driver but I can't figure out how the driver is in a .02 file and I can't make heads or tails of it can anyone help me?Click to expand...

please post the brand/model of your motherboard... I.e.: ecsg41-tm; intel dh55tc; asrock z77 extreme4
 

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A:Windows XP - network problems.

So far so good. you should be able to ping these:
ping 10.221.35.1​ping 8.8.8.8​then try
ping google.com​
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A:Printing Problems

First, quit all programs. Use cmd->notepad to open a new text file, type some gobldee gook on 2-2 lines and <ctl>p to print it - - DOES IT?

If so, the print driver is fine and so is the system - - MS Word needs to see a new default printer.
 

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A:IPod Home Button Problems

take to apple store maybe?Click to expand...

at least talk to them
 

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A:Keyboard/Mouse Problems

Seems like your computer is slow. Open up Task Manager and show us the Processes tab, ordered by descending CPU usage.
 

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A:First Build Problems

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A:Bios update help

I would exit and maybe try again. Thats the download phase which has nothing to do with the actual update process. The download will complete, before any attempts to update will begin. Updating the BIOS can be very risky, updating would never be handicapped by possible problems of downloading.
 

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