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About Spursboy-Liv

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  1. Hi there, I've successfully installed macOS Sierra 10.12.3 on my stepdad's Lenovo IdeaPad Z500 Touch and spent the past few weeks fine-tuning everything, including having a functional DSDT and SSDT, accelerated graphics, working Apple services etc. However, a few issues remain... 1. I've had to use a USB WiFi dongle as my onboard card is incompatible. However, I've been through three of them (two TP-Link and one D-Link DWA-131, which appears to be the most highly-recommended and is the one I'm currently using) and the connections keep dropping after intervals. It will only reconnect if I remove the dongle and reinsert it, but as you can imagine, it's rather frustrating! 2. For the life of me, I can't get sleep to work at all. It'll turn off for a moment if you close the lid or manually put the laptop into sleep, before coming back on. If you let the screen go back to black, you can hear the laptop continuously reinitialise itself. I've tried Darkwake and several other solutions, but to no avail... 3. The SD card reader doesn't work, although I haven't done as much research into fixing this as the other two things. I'm sure there are other minor issues, but for now the above three are the biggest gripes. Can anyone assist me with addressing the problems I've listed above? I'll attach my DSDT and anything else if necessary. Thank you very much for reading and I'll happily donate any beer money in return
  2. Windows 8.1 BCD error after installing 10.9.1

    Thanks for the replies guys, it's much appreciated. @dcai777 - I've tried to make the System Reserved partition active in disk part after using my Windows 8.1 USB to boot into the recovery command prompt, but I continually receive an error that there is no volume assigned with the partition. @deadman - I used that command in the CMD prompt, but even though it finds my Windows installation, everytime I hit Y to proceed with the fix, an error stating 'the requested system device cannot be found' appears... HOWEVER The good news is that my Windows Boot Manager EFI has returned in my BIOS after playing around with your solutions, so I can boot into Windows 8.1 without any hitches if I switch to UEFI - and Mavericks providing that I'm on Legacy mode. Would it still be worth changing to Clover so I can get the full benefits of UEFI without having to always switch between boot modes whenever I wish to use an OS? Cheers fellas!
  3. Windows 8.1 BCD error after installing 10.9.1

    Thanks so much for your reply! How would I go about editing Chimera in order to include System Reserved as a boot option?
  4. Hi there, I've recently set up a successful install of Mavericks 10.9.1 using a *certain* USB loader on my Lenovo IdeaPad Z500 Touch, with everything configured to work correctly bar the built-in WiFi, touchscreen and onboard nVidia GPU. However, while everything is running smoothly on the Mac side of things, my pre-installed copy of Windows 8.1 no longer boots from Chimera, notifying me that my boot configuration data is missing. I've pondered that the boot loader I'm using is pointing to the wrong boot partition (rather than the drive which stores Windows that Chimera has detected, along with my Lenovo recovery partition)... However, I'm guessing that my problems may boil down to UEFI, having changed my BIOS settings to Legacy prior to installing Mavericks. I also had to disable Secure Boot to avoid any further issues. Would it be worth reconfiguring my BCD file using Windows 8.1's advanced system recovery, or would that then lead to more problems? Additionally, is it too late to change my boot loader to Clover? I've read that Chimera doesn't support UEFI, but surely I wouldn't receive a BCD error if my Windows partition wasn't detected... Conversely, it may be why I cannot find my System Reserved partition. Obviously, any reinstallations to get my dual-boot config in working order would be my last resort, which is why I'm very hopeful that I'm not the only one to have fallen into this issue. It's taken a lot of time to perfect my Mavericks install! Many thanks for your help in advance. Feel free to ask for any screenshots or further info