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  1. On 10/8/2020 at 1:47 AM, AndreiT said:

    but it only charges to a maximum of 80%

    Hi @AndreiT,


    I don't have an ASUS laptop however, on my Lenovo, using it's power savings software, you're able to put the battery into a mode which extends its life. When it does this, the battery will only charge up to 70-80% capacity. Many say this is a good thing as it prevents problems if your lithium battery remains at 100% indefinitely. 

    So, my suggestion is to take a look at the ASUS power savings settings. You likely enabled a "Battery Saver" feature or something similar to this. Turn that off and it should charge to 100% again.


  2. hi @Jacques G Lerner - Here is a site with a few options:

    I don't think this is a USB so you can ignore all that. I assume the drive is plugged in directly to your motherboard or PCIe card correct? That article has a few fixes you can try. I've personally never run into the "device not migrated" before, that's a new one for me.

    Here is another article:

    It mentions using EasyBCD to correct the drive. Take a read and let me know if you make progress.

  3. Hi @jglerner

    So it sounds like the new Gagabyte NMVe drive died so you put the old SSD back into it. It's a bit hard to follow you above due to the typos but I'll try to help. 

    My suggestion would be to put the old drive back in and then go into the BIOS and make sure the bios can see the drive. From there boot up.

    If you do this, what happens when you boot up? Does Windows start with the Gagabyte NVMe drive? 

  4. Message from JGLerner


    Gigabyte SSD NVMe M2 2280,  from the title, also it´s a 512 GB which I forgot to say.

    Laptop  Inspiron i5 114" ref 7742

    Yes and it shows under Device Manager but it says Disk.inf  ( driver) is ok but the stick "isn´t completely registered"  Something like "device not migrated" or alike.

    No records for the exact message as the laptop died... until it was resurrected with the ols Sata.

    The very stick is this one:


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    In the 2020 update for windows they are talking about the new "Windows Subsystem for Linux 2". Last week i got a promotion to buy 16 or 32 GB USB drive which increase speed of the old computer in 2-3 times. They also promising that this new USB will work even the main hard drive of the old computer is not working at all.

    In some comments of people who already bought it, i found out that new USB drive has Linux system, which is taking care of the windows in the old computer.
    Is it true? What do you think about it?


    Hi Michael,
    You know the saying.... if it sounds too good to be true...
    Adding a USB drive to your computer is not going to speed up Windows. It's also not going to protect you if your primary hard drive fails. Sounds like a gimmick and a scam. 
    There is no magic when it comes to speeding up your computer. The best way to increase the performance of your computer is to replace the main drive of your PC or laptop with an NVMe SSD or Legacy SSD drive (if your computer doesn't support NVMe M.2). 
 - What is NVME? - Install legacy SSD drive.

    Granted, if your laptop or PC was purchased within the past 3-5 years, it probably already has an SSD drive (or NVMe drive if it's 1-2 years old). 

    Another way to speed up your computer is to backup all your apps and data and re-install Windows. This is a fairly drastic step which I personally don't do on my main system. It is an option however.

    Hope that helps.

  6. On 7/17/2014 at 8:57 AM, manuelsanford1987 said:

    please suggest me how to prevent spam mails?

    In todays world, there is no great answer for avoiding SPAM other than changing your email address daily.... Alternatively, if that doesn't sound like a good plan to you, my next suggestion would be to use an email provider like or Granted, they won't find all the SPAM sent to you but, they will get most of it and you can mark whatever they miss as SPAM to help train the AI to do a better job in the future.

  7. Hi @metzu - unfortunately, it's not that simple. Depending on how long ago you upgraded your OS to Windows 10, you may or may not be able to do a downgrade.

    Here's a few articles on the topic which explain things in detail. These are our own Articles on the topic:

    Give these a read and report back if needed here.




  8. Are these laptops or desktops? Sounds like they are desktops given you mentioned (mouse and keyboard).

    That's really funky. The update for windows should not impact video or keyboard during the boot process. Are you not getting anything during the post/boot cycle before windows? If it's an OS issue, you will get video in BIOS at least...

    If you're not, I'd verify the monitors are plugged in correctly and hard reboot the boxes. If you still can't get video you either have an issue on the motherboard, video card or monitor. If it's happening on two individual boxes..... that's a huge coincidence. You might have had a power event that fried something on box boxes. 

    Again, very rare but not impossible. True to rule out each of those items individually before doing any replacement of the computers. 

  9. On 4/27/2015 at 1:44 AM, JustinWalt said:

    Where get effective a zip recovery software for corrupted archives? How to recover damaged ZIP files?

    There are a few tools out there you can search for, however, in most cases, the data will be lost if the ZIP file is corrupted. WinZip has a KB article on how to repair a ZIP file. You might check it out:

    After installing WinZip, using the following commands:

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      1. On the keyboard, press (the Windows key)+R
      2. In the Run dialog that opens, type: cmd and then press Enter on the keyboard
      3. Change directories to the folder where the corrupted Zip file is located
      4. Type: "C:\Program Files\WinZip\wzzip" -yf
      5. Press Enter on the keyboard




  10. On 2/14/2018 at 3:55 PM, harored said:

    leaves me to wonder if something needed to stay enabled?

    Really depends which services you disabled/stopped. Most of the items I normally turn off are 3rd party tools and software packages which have no business running in the first place at startup. If I want them to run, I'll launch them.

    Take a screenshot of your services from Task Manager > Startup so we can see what you have Running vs. Disabled. Should be able to assist @harored .

  11. On 3/5/2018 at 7:41 AM, tlpmap said:

    When tapping "delete" upon startup the message "Entering Setup" appears.  The screen turns gray and that's it.

    So.... that's not good @tlpmap

    First, I would start by unplugging everything from the computer except the monitor and keyboard. See if that helps. If not, goto the MSI website and download the latest Motherboard FIRMWARE and flash the board. If you're already running the latest bios, I would still flash it to see if that clears up the issue for you. Something is obviously wrong. 

    Here's a link to the BIOS -