ASUSTeK Computer Inc. is a Taiwanese company specializing in manufacturing hardware such as motherboards, video cards, optical discs and portable computers.

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If USB is not listed in BIOS as a boot option, does that mean the machine can't boot from USB?

I just purchased an Asus Zenbook Prime UX31A-DH51 with Windows 8. I want to wipe the drive and do a clean install but USB is not listed as a boot option in the BIOS. Does this mean it is not possible? ...
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Asus UEFI/BIOS options - How to boot from DVD?

I just bought a new PC and the default installed OS is Windows 8. I want to install Windows 7 but when I go into the boot options screen I only have one option: Windows Boot Manager I can't find my ...
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How to enable hardware virtualization on Asus motherboard

I have motherboard model: Asus MB P8Z68-V LX; LGA1155, Intel Z68 and processor Intel Core i7-2600 (LGA1155) Searches on the Internet indicate hardware virtualization should be possible with these ...
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Fn key combinations don't work on Asus laptop on windows 8

Only 5 out of 12 function keys combinations work. The volume manager doesn't work and the disable/enable touch pad which I used A LOT doesn't work and it's killing me. Does anybody found a solution ...
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How does Motherboard and CPU affect RAM choice?

I am seeking advice on which memory to use with my motherboard and CPU. Below are my components and some relevant information extracted from their official websites. NOTE: Although this is a very ...
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Trackpad gestures on Asus VivoBook stopped working after using mouse

I have had my laptop for a month now, and had no problems. I recently got a mouse to go with my laptop in order to play games. However, ever since I started using this mouse, all of the gestures have ...
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Will an SSD speed up an Atom-based netbook?

I have an Asus EEE PC 1000H, which I bought for its light weight and great battery life. However, it is painfully slow. Judging by the constant flickering of the HDD light, disk I/O looks like a ...
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UEFI: Failed to install override security policy

I run the latest Arch Linux image on ASUS Sabertooth 990FX and get this error. Failed to install override security policy. How can i fix it?
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Keyboard-Backlight in Device Manager?

I have an Asus N550JV, and right after buying it, I installed Windows 8.1. I downloaded all the drivers from the Asus-Homepage and installed them. My Problem: I can't activate the keyboard-backlight ...
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USB3 does not work in fresh Ubuntu install

I have a new computer with an Asus P8Z68-V LE + Intel i2500 + 8GB of RAM. I installed Ubuntu without any issue, but the USB3 (from the motherboard - on the back of the computer) doesn't work. I ...
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Intel Rapid Storage / Smart Response SSD caching issue

Background Recently built my own PC. It works! Almost. It's been a while since getting into the guts of these things, so I'm familiar but may be missing something simple. FYI, I don't care about ...
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Asus Zenbook has blurry icons

My Asus Zenbook (UX32VD) has a weird problem with some graphics. It is a 13 inch laptop with 1920 x 1080 resolution running Windows 8. Some graphics are very blurry and some are not. I find it very ...
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Windows 8 on ASUS notebook, Brightness Down does not work

Recently my brother installed Windows 8 on his ASUS notebook. He had problems with the FN keys, so he asked me to have a look at it. I've installed the ATK Package from ASUS found in this other ...
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Windows 7 install issues with 2x3TB in RAID1

Not sure what I've done wrong. Built one PC before successfully in a similar way but this one seems to be struggling. I have the following components: Mobo: ASUS P8Z68-V/Pro Gen 3 (updated to ...
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What is my missing SSD drive used for?

My new asus laptop came with an ssd drive and a normal drive. I was expecting to see the c drive as the ssd but it doesnt even have a drive letter. I assume that its not actually big enough to have ...
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How to Boot from CD ROM on ASUS X551M [duplicate]

I have an ASUS X551M that I am trying to boot from the CD ROM. When I go to the boot menu the screen says: Boot Option #1 Windows Boot Manager Add New Boot Option Delete Boot Option There is no ...
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Asus laptop beeps when I walk away

The sound is the same as the one you hear when you plug in and unplug a USB device. It beeps when I approach the laptop and leave it and also sometimes when I move in front of it. This is an ASUS, ...
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Can't set default boot to USB on Asus P7P55D-E LX motherboard

We have a machine with an Asus P7P55D-E LX motherboard. We're trying to set the default boot device to a USB attached flash drive. We set up "Removable" as the first and only boot device in the BIOS ...
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Display BIOS and grub on laptop monitor instead on TV plugged over HDMI

I have Asus k95vm laptop and it is connected to a tv over HDMI at all time. When i boot up pc external monitor seems to be primary because bios and grub are shown on it, but not on laptop's display. ...
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Asus K75D windows 8, install windows 7

I've just booted a brand new Asus K75DE notebook which comes with Windows 8 pre-installed. I was amazed when the serial key was not sticked to the bottom of the laptop, and after some research I found ...
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Asus router RT-N56U unnecessarily opens extra ports for a DMZ device

My Asus RT-N56U router (latest firmware 3.0.0.4.374_979) opens port UDP 3659 for a Playstation 3 which is already in DMZ. The DMZ was set up properly with a static IP assigned to the PS3 and the ...
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Asus laptop - wireless turns off when on battery, even though power settings say “maximum performance”

I find myself turning on wireless in the mobility screen (like this) almost every day. The power settings screen shows maximum performance for wireless. Any ideas? Thanks EDIT: In the adapter ...
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Find reason of high CPU usage

I have a very strange picture in laptop ASUS K53SC running Windows 7 SP1 64 bit: first CPU core is always loaded: But in list of processes I can see that System+Idle = 100% How is that possible? ...
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Sometimes, Synaptics Touchpad Tends Cursor to Top-Right Corner

This has been a reoccurring issue for me, pretty much since I've owned this laptop (an ASUS G60JX.) Sometimes, the cursor will stop working properly and instead tend toward the top right of the ...
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Unlocking the 6th core of Phenom II X4 960T

I have a AMD Phenom II X4 960T processor on an Asus M4A78LT-M-LE (BIOS 0803) motherboard. CPU-Z screenshot: I am trying to unlock all the 6 cores of this CPU by enabling advanced clock calibration ...
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How to specify console (or primary display) for video adapter?

I have an ASUS ENGT440/DI1GD5 video adapter which has three output ports: D-Sub (HD-15), DVI and HDMI. I am using both the D-Sub and DVI ports, but my main monitor is connected to the DVI output. ...
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System freeze after new SSD Crucial MX100 256GB

My system freezes within a minute after login after I new SSD Crucial M100 256GB. My freeze I mean the system gets not responsive and the Task Manager show Active Time 100% but read and write speeds ...
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How to find ip address of my Asus RT-AC86U in Access Point mode?

I'm using an Asus wireless router model RT-AC68U and can connect fine to the internet using it wirelessly. I configured the router to be an Access Point, but having done so, I can no longer locate ...
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Can the Asus Zenbooks be used safely with their lids closed?

From all the images of the Zenbooks that I've seen, it would appear closing the lid would obstruct most or all airflow, potentially overheating the machines. Is this the case? Can they be used with ...
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How do I interpret the Asus motherboard LED and beep patterns?

What are the canonical meanings of the different DRAM_LED, power button and beep patterns prior to BIOS POST on Asus motherboards? My manual and miscellaneous web searches have turned up nothing but ...
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Asus P9X79 Deluxe - DIMM_B1 doesn't work

My system: Asus P9X79 Deluxe Intel Core i7-3820 Kingston KHX1866C9D3K4/16GX (4x4GB) The problem: both BIOS and OS tell that there's only 12GB RAM. In BIOS, DIMM_B1 slot marked "Abnormal" when ...
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Laptop boots - Windows taking hours to load - unusable

I have a friend's Asus X54 L laptop that Windows 7 (64-bit) suddenly stopped loading correctly on. Windows loads a little slowly to the login screen, I login, then it takes hours just to get to the ...
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Asus PCE-N53 11n N600 PCI-E Adapter on 3.x kernel

Problem ASUS PCE-N53 wireless NIC doesn't work for latest versions of the linux kernel. How do I get it working on my system?
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How to Remove Asus Panel to Access HDD and RAM?

I'm trying to install a SSD in my new ASUS U46E-BAL5 laptop [image below]. Problem I'm having is that I can't open the bottom side of the notebook to access the HDD. I've unscrewed every screw but ...
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I flashed the BIOS on my ASUS P5Q motherboard and now it won't boot

i recently got round to upgrading from Windows XP to Windows 7 64-bit and when i was installing all the new drivers for Windows 7 i thought i would take the opportunity to update my BIOS as well - big ...
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Is there a specific Asus RT-N56U External HDD Format?

Tonight I setup my new Asus RT-n56u dual-band router. I love the thing. I can successfuly connect my two external HDD enclosure (containing 2x1TB drives) to the router. Unfortunately the router only ...
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Windows 8 randomly powers up pc?

I have installed Windows 8 PRO on my Asus UX31E (Zenbook) and sometimes happens that after I leave it charging after powering it off, I found it powered up (actually I found it in sleep mode because ...
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Asus laptop not booting up. No BIOS, blank screen, power indicator on

Last night, I switched off my Asus K73SV. In the morning, When I pressed the power button, I just saw the power indicator and a blank screen. I tried reattaching both of my RAMs, I even tried taking ...
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Asus ux31e zenbook SSD non-standard / cant upgrade hdd?

I bought a ux31e asus zenbook, and the drive crashed last week. I just cancelled an mSata ssd order because I fear asus has used a non standard ssd!!! what a bunch of crooks, ive lost all my respect ...
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My Windows 7 PC wakes up randomly and powercfg lastwake shows nothing. What to do? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Laptop randomly waking up = Hibernate / Low Battery? My PC wakes up from sleep randomly. I disabled Hibernation after Sleep. I am using Asus N53SV with Windows 7 64 ...
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i7 laptop automatic overheat shut-down?

I am using Asus N82JQ laptop with i7-720QM, 4GB RAM, 1GB nVidia GT335 and 5400rpm HDD. I am using cooling pad under the laptop. I live in Greece, where the temperature of the air is easily around ...
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How do I get a TPM module for a motherboard that does not already have one?

I have an ASUS P8P67 DELUXE motherboard, which (as far as I can tell) does not come with a TPM module, so I can't use BitLocker without a PIN or USB key. Is there any way to buy and install a TPM ...
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Can I mix different RAM modules in PC?

I have 4 RAM slots on the motherboard P5K. At the moment I have two 1GB RAM modules and two 2GB RAM modules. Everything is working fine. Can I buy one 4GB module and put it instead of the 1GB ...
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How to recover Windows 7 on Asus Zenbook Prime?

If Windows decides to crash and burn on my new Zenbook Prime, is there a way to recover/reinstall/restore the operating system? I didn't get a restore disk with it so I'm not exactly sure how I would ...
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Is the reason for weak wireless signal on new laptop the wireless card itself or the antennas?

I just bought a new laptop ASUS N550JV. I wanted to test the wifi receivers of my two laptops (the old and the new), so I put them together and scanned for the neighboring wireless connections. My old ...
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Remove application from autostart that isn't present in msconfig.exe / services.msc

I have an Asus PCE-AC68 wireless card and when I installed drivers for it, an additional app was installed (it's called Asus Control Center). This app doesn't do anything, it's just a wrapper around ...
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How to access BIOS on an ASUS laptop?

I just bought an ASUS laptop with Windows 8 installed. How can I access the BIOS? I tried to click any of the usual keys during power-up: ESC, DEL, F10, F8, F2... non of them work - I just get to ...
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Is it possible to install a discrete mobility card on a laptop without a graphics card already?

To be specific: Can I: Install a discrete graphics card on a laptop that does not come with a discrete graphics card? Teach windows 8 to use the discrete card over the integrated graphics? To me ...
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What is special about Apple SuperDrive

I am planning on replacing my internal SuperDrive with a SSD and I was wondering if I should get an external enclosure specially for the internal SuperDrive or I can use my old drive (with an external ...
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Can I configure BIND to query my router for LAN addresses?

As is common with home routers, my router, an ASUS RT-N66U, is configured to act as a caching nameserver for my LAN. It looks like the router uses dnsmasq for name service. The router also offers DHCP ...