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sithxyz
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Major problems with Windows - Y520

So recently I got a Lenovo Y520, and decided to install a Samsung M.2 970 EVO SSD. I installed Windows and all appropriate drivers. After a while of using the computer, sometimes it happens that windows apps and various 3rd party apps don't start, they just show the splash screen and maybe if im lucky they open. What  I also noticed is that Control Panel, Searching on Start Menu don't work. Another thing that happens is that the taskbar doesn't show the Wifi icon even though the internet works on Chrome. I have tried running a MemTest and it passed successfully. I also did a Windows reinstall and the problem reappeared after a couple of reboots. Restarting the PC does fix the problem until it appears again. This is really excruciating since I can't appear to find a similar problem online or a solution. 

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Re: Major problems with Windows - Y520

What version of Windows (winver) installed ?

sithxyz
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Re: Major problems with Windows - Y520

I've got build 1803.

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Re: Major problems with Windows - Y520

Your Samsung M.2 970 EVO SSD may be defective. 

Try another Compatible SSD.

sithxyz
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Re: Major problems with Windows - Y520

Hmmmm, that's quite weird since I performed every test on it (benchmark, SMART) and everything about those seem fine. Also the drive itself works when the problem appears so I don't know..

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Re: Major problems with Windows - Y520

Have you tried removing the SSD booting from HDD ?

Have you updated the bios to 44ww ? If so, revert to 43ww.

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Re: Major problems with Windows - Y520

I do have the latest BIOS version, but I could attempt to revert to 43WW. Is there a tutorial on how I might do that?
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Re: Major problems with Windows - Y520

44ww is buggy and many has the same problem as your.

Look for a tutorial and link to download 43ww in the forum.

 

 

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Re: Major problems with Windows - Y520

I would really appreciate that !
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Re: Major problems with Windows - Y520

I made a mistake in the post regarding 43ww. Mine is for y530.

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