The BIOS (basic input/output system) of an IBM-compatible PC is a ROM which performs the POST (power-on self-test), initializes the peripheral devices, and provides a basic firmware interface.

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No BIOS screen or any menu, no CPU running yellow light on case

My pc (Windows 7, 64 bit, i3 processor, integrated graphics) has a black screen issue. After that I shut it down and then pressed (+hold) the power button but there's no screen to go to BIOS or any ...
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Pasword on Toshiba satellite C50D-A-133

Does anyone know how to reset the BIOS on a Toshiba C50D-A-133 laptop? The problem happenened this morning. Nobody set this password. I don't know if I can claim for repair to Toshiba technical ...
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BIOS does not shows up Windows 8 EFI after Ubuntu install & incorrect partitioned size

I had window 8.1 preinstalled on my laptop. Recently I also installed Ubuntu alongside to have dual boot. But anyhow after install i.e. restart or due to some alteration; I can not see choices to boot ...
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Bootloader priority issue

Good day to you all. I have a problem with the bootloader on my pc. I've followed a guide and i've partitioned my SSD so that now I have W8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04. The problem is that when I switch my pc ...
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Is my SSD runing AHCI mode?

So I switched my BIOS setting from IDE to AHCI, and when I booted up in windows 7 it reinstalled the drivers for my SSD. But I can't seem to find if it's currently running in AHCI mode or not. I've ...
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Motherboard “Above 4G decoding” option automatically disables

My motherboard ASUS Sabertooth Mark 2 has an BIOS option "Above 4G decoding". But when i set it to "enable" and reboot, it is automatically sets itself in "disable" state. What might the problem be? ...
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How to remove IT policy from previous employer on Windows Vista?

I have a laptop from my previous employer with an IT policy (I believe that's the correct term :P) on it, so I can't install any new software since I need an administrator password, which I don't ...
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How is cpu providing UI and related process to monitor? [on hold]

While starting up the system, how could a monitor is connected to the filesystem of the machine? How can a monitor render the current process which is running? For this, I ASSUMED there might be any ...
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PC beeps repeatedly in short groups of 3, never POSTs

I have an HTPC that I built back in September of 2013 with the following specs: CPU: Intel i3-3245 Motherboard: ASRock H77M Case: LIAN LI PC-C50B Power Supply: OCZ ModXStream Pro 500W RAM: ...
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Enabling hardware virtualization on ASUS Motherboard disables USB. How to fix?

I have motherboard model: Asus MB P8P67-Pro B3 Revision; LGA1155 and processor Intel Core i7-2600 (LGA1155). The problem I'm having is that when I go into bios to enable Hardware Virtualization for ...
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LGA 1150 and Haswell Refresh CPU's

Many of the LGA 1150 motherboards, will not support some or all of the Haswell Refresh CPU's, even some of the H97 and Z97 it seems according to the vendor specifications (specifically in regards to ...
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Can not access BIOS setup on Acer E1-522 after changing it to legacy

I purchased an Acer E1-522 and the default Linux OS was not working. As I was planning to install Windows 7, I put the DVD in the drive, changed boot preference to the DVD drive and rebooted the ...
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Saving and restoring BIOS settings from Linux

I'm looking for a method to save the BIOS settings from one motherboard and then clone them onto another (identical) MB. I work for a small company and our product incorporates an off-the-shelf X86 ...
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Locked out of BIOS, need to boot from USB?

My Lenovo y570 was victim to a virus while browsing without any antivirus software. After a few minutes i saw a blue screen, then when trying to boot i see: no bootable device found -- insert boot ...
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Laptop stuck booting into only bios

specs: asus s400c windows 8 500gb hitachi hdd 24gb ssd symptoms: if you make any changes to bios, when you save and exit it just boots right back in started without any playing around, just ...
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Are these problems symptoms of a broken motherboard? [on hold]

I've got a Latitude E5500 That has been apparently been sitting in a box for a few years. Lady gave it to me, said it would never boot up. As I suspected, the bios battery was dead. I yoinked it out ...
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Not every IDE Channel in BIOS has LBA access option

I had to replace a motherboard on a PC, after that windows loader wasn't able to load windows. A little investigation showed that access mode for HDD was set to 'auto' and the only other option was ...
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Windows 8.1 start-up logo replaced with Toshiba logo after changing partition type to gpt and boot mode to UEFI mode

I have an Toshiba Satellite L850-1LL and I decide to install Windows 8.1 x64 to see how it works. First I've installed on CMS Mode and mbr disk partition style and there was logo of Win 8.1 Then I ...
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ASUS x200ma boot priority missing

I'm having trouble with my asus x200ma. I was trying to down grade it to win7 64-bit and I got trouble installing it then I read some forums and they said to update the bios etc. my problem is I ...
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Cannot boot from hard drive

The computer can boot from CD and USB, but cannot boot from hard drive. The hard drive is in the bootable list in BIOS, but the computer just reboots again and again. I reinstalled the OS (fedora), ...
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Can I press Shift + Power or double press the Power button to make my computer restart?

I find that in Mac, you can have a combination of the power button like it is a normal one. I wonder if this still works in my Acer laptop. I have tried to tweak it in my OSes (Windows 8.1 and Linux), ...
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All boot options are tried loop

I have read several questions and answers from different sites including: "All boot options are tried" after updating BIOS ...
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Unable to install windows 7 on Asus X553M

I bought a new ASUS X553M laptop with DOS pre-installed, I am trying to install windows 7 but getting error "The BIOS in this system is not fully ACPI compliant. STOP : 0x000000A5" Please help.
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how to boot up uninstalled laptop motherboard from battery without installing it

I have a laptop motherboard (ASUS G74SX) that is not installed into the laptop. I want to power the motherboard from the battery and boot it to the BIOS, without actually installing the motherboard ...
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Lenovo Ideapad U310 encrypted w/ PGP WDE can't get to BIOS or boot menu

The Lenovo U310 Touch with Windows 7 was encrypted using PGP Symantec Encryption Desktop 10.3.2. Everything seemed to work fine until I used a windows 7 repair CD to restore an older system image back ...
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Do (USB) drives need a master boot record to boot in UEFI mode?

I was reading this tutorial and this (Option Two from there) and as far as I understand, making a Windows USB drive bootable from UEFI requires: rewriting the partition table and formatting as FAT32 ...
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Avoid UEFI Bios Hell?

It seems so many people are having problems with UEFI these days, i'd be tempted to find hardware that doesn't come with it. Installing Linux alongside Windows is once again a real mess. Maybe the ...
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After Win8 installed cannot boot from USB

I installed Windows 8.1 and subsequent to that I cannot boot off of a USB stick. Even the USB stick that I used to install Windows 8.1 won't boot. i.e. I know that USB stick is bootable because I just ...
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Enable Virtualization in BIOS if my computer isn't giving me the option

How would I enable Virtualization in BIOS if my computer isn't giving me the option to do so? Thanks
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Cannot enter BIOS setup on HP ENVY Sleekbook 4, EFI partition broken

I'm running into great trouble with an HP ENVY Sleekbook 4 with an existing Windows 8 installation failing to boot after installing Ubuntu 14.04, and data in the EFI partition is broken (the ...
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How to go to the BIOS setting of Packard Bell ENME69BMP laptop?

I want to setup windows 7/8 in my Packard Bell ENME69BMP laptop newly by an USB and currently it's running on windows 8 . But can't go the BIOS setting to make the pen-drive bootable . I have tried ...
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how to check if motherboard has bios or uefi by using command prompt

I broke my laptop to the point where windows would not boot, recovering does not work, now I'm trying to reinstall windows 8 but it's giving me 'windows can't be installed because it's MBR and not ...
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CMOS checksum error after upgrading BIOS and clearing CMOS

The system is a Gateway DX4831-3, with a MB.GAJ09.001 motherboard. The updated BIOS is revision P01.B1, downloaded from Gateway's website in the support/drivers section. I was able to flash the BIOS ...
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External Enclosure; USB to IDE & SATA. Only old sata drives are recognized by Windows. Why?

I have some hard drives (IDE) from my old PC and I need the files that are on it to put onto my new PC. My new PC has a SATA drive and it's an All-in-One HP PC. I bought an External Enclosure for ...
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How to generate Asus BIOS rescue password?

I have an ASUS laptop. The problem is that I've forgot my BIOS password. I've clicked Win+r in order to get a date upon which a rescue password would be generated. The date is that of today ...
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Does the ASUS M4A78T-E support UEFI?

I am trying to connect a Seagate ST3000DM001 3TB drive to my Ubuntu 14.04 build on an ASUS M4A78T-E. In the bios, it shows that nothing is detected from the sata port the 3tb drive is connected to. ...
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How can I get serprog-duino to recognize a Macronix MX25L6406E chip?

I recently manged to brick my acer C710-2384 chromebook a while ago by trying to flash the bios incorrectly. I opened it up, and looked at the motherboard, finding a Macronix MX25L6406E chip. I ...
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How to use Nvidia as default GPU/ Disable intel gpu

I have a computer running an i7 4771, Gigabyte z87M-D3H and Nvidia gtx760. For some reason when I am using an HDMI cable the gpu will not render my desktop and instead the default Intel gpu is used. ...
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Extra boot options in BIOS

I've got two extra boot options in my BIOS called ubuntu. There is a picture of them for reference, and they've got a portable hard drive icon in UEFI BIOS. Does anyone know how to get rid of them? ...
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Samsung Series 5 Ultra not detecting USB flash drives after upgrading to Ubuntu 14.10

Samsung Series 5 Ultra book Currently has ubuntu 14.10 installed Bios: Phoenix SecureCore Tiano version: P12ABH I have disabled secure boot and fast boot. Changed to CSM/UEFI individually and the ...
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cant connect to any wireless network

today i connected to my friends wifi and try to troubleshooting my old problem low ram in windows 8.1 update for the last trick i went for bios update and hdd regenerator . i have vostro 3300 and ...
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How do I boot into UEFI without going through Windows on my laptop?

So I installed Ubuntu on my Windows 8 laptop in a dual-boot configuration for some time, and tonight, I decided I would uninstall Ubuntu. Well, I've managed to lock myself out of Windows and I'm stuck ...
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Acer V5 -571 Bios Password

Can I change my bios password through Windows 8 on my Laptop? I've heard about an application called "Acer eSettings Management" But its no longer listed on the website. Or maybe I haven't found it. ...
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HW and Driver problems with fresh install of Win 7 Home Premium on Toshiba laptop

I have a Toshiba laptop that had Windows 8 preinstalled on a hard drive that crashed. I got a new hard drive and installed Windows 7 Home Premium from a DVD. To do this I had to change the BIOS ...
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Is It Possible to Change BIOS on a graphics card to EFI?

I'll be using a PC graphics card in my Mac, but I know that there won't be a boot screen because PC graphics cards use BIOS instead of EFI. Is it possible to replace the graphics card's BIOS with EFI ...
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“Not enough space in Runtime area!!. SMBIOS data will not be available.”

I have a user with a Dell Vostro 220 that will not boot. It posts, then give the following error: Not enough space in Runtime area!!. SMBIOS data will not be available. I Googled the error and ...
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Need to boot from USB on laptop that doesn't support booting from USB devices

MY Sony Vaio VGN FS93G laptop doesn't support booting from USB in the BIOS. Normally I can boot the laptop from the built-in DVD-ROM drive but the drive doesn't work and I can't afford a new one right ...
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Windows 8 Boot Error.

When I try to boot In to Windows 8. It gives me This Message. Boot configuration data is missing File: \BCD Error code: 0xc0000034 I have tried to do as it was mentioned on this Answer. ...
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How can I change my BIOS startup screen? How can I backup my BIOS?

I want to know all the safe ways to change the bios startup screen for my lenovo Y500. Instead of lenovo's logo can I have a GIF? Can I have sound with it? Can I time it such that the screen is blank ...
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Mint: Ram not running up to speed

Here is my RAM, and here is my motherboard. The Ram is rated to 1600 MHz, and the motherboard supports that speed. However, according to sudo dmidecode --type 17, The chips are only running at 1333 ...