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New laptop won't shut down properly after SSD installation

I have a brand new Lenovo Thinkpad t440s and I installed a samsung 840 EVO three days ago. I have Windows 7 that came with the laptop but i'm not sure if this post should be moved to another area of this forum. Everything works fine but when I click "Shut down" from the start menu button it looks like the computer starts do turn off but stops mid-way. The deskop icons disappear but I can still see my wallpaper. I can't go to task manager or do anything so I always have to hold down the power button to shut it off. Do I have to do anything in BIOS to fix this? I also tried just closing it after pressing "shut down" but the power is still on. When I then open it up the screen is just black (but still turned on). Please help :)
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  1. How did you get W7 onto the new SSD? Fresh install?
  2. No, cloned it to the SSD and then booted with a bootable win7 on a USB. Didn't receive any cd's or prdust key for the windows with the computer.
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    Ok, I understand the cloning part, but I don't get the second part. If you cloned it, why did you go through with booting from USB?

    I think you need to do a fresh install since I've seen cloning go badly most of the time.

    You can find an official ISO that matches what you currently have (http://www.w7forums.com/threads/official-windows-7-sp1-iso-image-downloads.12325/) and use Magic Jelly Bean (http://www.magicaljellybean.com/keyfinder/) to find your key. You can then use the Microsoft USB tool to make a bootable USB from the ISO (http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/html/pbPage.Help_Win7_usbdvd_dwnTool).
  4. I always got an error after the install saying I needed to put a windows installation disk in or something like that. Wasn't possible to just clone it since that only put a copy of the OS on the SSD. Sorry if this makes no sense, someone did it with me and i'm not 100% sure what went down.
  5. ThatVietGuy said:
    Ok, I understand the cloning part, but I don't get the second part. If you cloned it, why did you go through with booting from USB?

    I think you need to do a fresh install since I've seen cloning go badly most of the time.

    You can find an official ISO that matches what you currently have (http://www.w7forums.com/threads/official-windows-7-sp1-iso-image-downloads.12325/) and use Magic Jelly Bean (http://www.magicaljellybean.com/keyfinder/) to find your key. You can then use the Microsoft USB tool to make a bootable USB from the ISO (http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/html/pbPage.Help_Win7_usbdvd_dwnTool).


    Thank you for your help but this is really not my field. Have never understood iso files or done anything of this sort.
  6. Well, find the person that did this for you in the first place and have him/her do it.
  7. ThatVietGuy said:
    Well, find the person that did this for you in the first place and have him/her do it.


    I have contacted the person. Just asked here first to see if there was an easy fix for this..
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