Asus VivoTab Note 8 Owner's Lounge

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  1. jjsa1985

    jjsa1985 Scribbler - Standard Member

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    I tried dual booting Android x86 a while ago but I could never get it to boot. I can't remember any of the details at this point. Sorry.
     
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    I would assume the Z3770 is also affected by the Spectre and Meltdown. I wonder if this would finally make our tablets unusuable...
     
  3. Kumabjorn

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    It did mine. Completely bricked, won't even turn on.
     
  4. ToniCipriani

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    I don't think that's the cause since the actual fix isn't even out yet.

    It needs a Windows patch and a CPU microcode update (i.e. BIOS). Only some browsers have been updated to mitigate.

    But now come to think about it... fat chance Asus will give us a BIOS update.
     
  5. Kumabjorn

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    All I know is that not even the camera lamp lights up, the first indication that it is receiving a current.
     
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    And what about the led of the on/off button when you want to charge ? White ? Orange ? Or no light ?
     
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  7. Kumabjorn

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    I just connected the charger and there was a faint light, perhaps orange, hard to judge. Then it says prepare to repair and now it wants my BitLock key, never locked it down (I think) but now it is actually installing itself again. I tried to bypass the BitLock twice I guess that shut it down for 24 hours or something.
     
  8. Kumabjorn

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    Some updates. Restore didn't work. Next step was restore. Didn't work. Then restore from external device. I have a bunch of USB sticks that I create when starting a new machine. I had some order in them, such as size responding to storage on the device. So the ASUS having the least storage is on one of the smallest USB sticks, but Windows is so big that I have made new ones on a bunch of 8 GB sticks. Dumb move, I know. I should probably have put them in envelopes writing down the device name.
    Did get one to be recognized. It started, seemed to work fine and then I got a DOS message box saying "Secure Boot Violation" and then "Invalid signature detected. Check Secure Boot Policy in Setup" and then an Ok button. But touch isn't available so tapping it is useless, and I discovered that I no longer have a USB keyboard. All BT these days.
     
  9. thierryb

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    this is why I keep one usb mouse and keyboard
     
  10. Kumabjorn

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    I do have a USB mouse, maybe I can try and connect that. See if I can click on the ok button with that.
     

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