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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SATA devices not recognized by BIOS

I recently completed a build using an ASUS M5A97 R2.0 motherboard. I booted the computer for the first time, went to intall Ubuntu from a USB drive, and my HDD was not shown in the menu for ...
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UEFI BIOS won't recognize USB

I recently tried to install Kali Linux from a live USB. This didn't go too well. I used Rufus to create a live cd on my USB from the Kali Linux ISO. Then I rebooted, and went into BIOS to boot from ...
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Laptop BIOS password unknown

I have a Fujitsu Siemens Esprimo Mobile v6535 laptop (preety rare 2008 machine) that has a BIOS password which i don't know. Here's the story: I got this laptop from a dump (i do not know the ...
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HP 1000-1140tu bios corrupted

when i power on my laptop it just give orange wifi light and caplock light blink twice and black screen. It's a Bios corrupt problem I read it online so i made bootable bios usb from and other laptop ...
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How to unlock advanced tab in phoenix bios?

I have a laptop with Windows 8.1pro 64bit on it. I tried to downgrade it to Windows 7, but I got a blue screen mentioning I have to disable caching and shadowing in my bios (it was a suggested ...
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Asus 501JW computer wont start

I have an ASUS ROG 501JW, I put it to sleep and after trying to wake it up, the ASUStek application said it was erasing everything from the flash drive, panicking at the imminent loss of information, ...
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how can i remove windows and install kali linux?

first of all, i tried to remove windows 8.1 which was build-in my system and replace it with windows 7. but i got blue screen which mentioned i need to disable shadowing and caching in bios. but my ...
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Display not working even after trying new graphics card

I am having some odd issues with my brothers computer. There were issues with the screen not getting any input, but the computer would be starting up fine, no beeps or anything. I attempted using ...
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If a motherboard has onboard graphics, can I use a monitor for BIOS

I am building a home server that will run FreeNAS with a Plex media server plugin, and will only ever plug it into a monitor to do the initial command line setup. If I get a mother board like this ...
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After Windows 10 upgrade I can no longer access BIOS

I posted a question recently regarding my Windows 10 upgrade which ended up with a black screen and cursor. QUESTION I reverted back to Windows 8.1 using the "Revert to previous build" option in ...
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Toshiba Satellite L875-12 Windows 8.1 black screen no cursor how do I access BIOS?

How do I access the BIOS on a Toshiba Satellite L875-12? I have been told Windows 8 starts so fast that pressing keys will not access BIOS.
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UEFI on HP laptop

I have a HP Pavilion dv6-6c05er laptop. There is some "driver" called "UEFI support tools" on the official site, but it doesn't help me to use a UEFI instead of BIOS. Also BIOS menu is very shabby and ...
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How to Turbo Boost permanently?

Dell OptiPlex 990 with i7-2600. Turbo Boost is enabled and it's working correctly. Speedstep and C1E is disabled. No BIOS options, or hacked BIOS to overclock myself. Is there a way to keep the ...
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Laptop can't enter BIOS but boots fine

I have a Lenovo T430. It boots into Arch Linux without issue but when I try to enter BIOS configuration or the menu to choose a boot device, it hangs with a blank screen. Things I have tried: ...
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Wake On LAN using Magic packets is not working in Windows 10

Even after configuring all the settings like Network Adapter Settings BIOS setting Disabled Fast Startup Telnet and Port Settings I can't able to wake up the machine with Windows 10 OS. Is ...
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Laptop not showing display

My laptop only shows a black screen, When I start, the power light and HDD light blink, but after 3 seconds, only the power light shows. I have hcl notebook l1044, Intel hm65 chipset, pentium b950 ...
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Toshiba L755 won't start after BIOS update fail?

I bought a bigger battery and read that I had to do an update for it to work. Anyway the BIOS was updating and half way through the power went out and now it will no start. The led's turn on showing ...
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ASUS Q502L “no battery detected” - Windows 8.1

I bought the specified model about one month ago. I immediately upgraded HDD to SSD and my system seemed to work fine for three weeks. I left my computer in my car one morning, and when I tried to use ...
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PC boot gives “Please enter SETUP to recover BIOS setting ” message [closed]

When I boot the PC it gives the following error: Please enter SETUP to recover BIOS setting Press F1 to run SETUP Press F2 to load default values and continue I have Asus P5qpl am motherboard. ...
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Can't boot from optical drive Toshiba Laptop

So, I have an odd problem with a Toshiba satellite M45. The optical drive works fine inside the OS (windows XP), but I can't boot to it. Even when selecting it as the primary boot device in bios, as ...
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Too Much Hardware Reserved Memory

Background My parents have a Gateway lx6810-01 that had 32 bit Windows Vista Home Premium. It has two 4 GB sticks of RAM installed (GSkill F3-10600CL9D-8GBNT), totaling 8 GBs. The RAM came with the ...
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First boot Install Windows on SSD using USB flash memory

I'm trying to run my own pc build. I want to install windows from a USB flash to the SSD I installed in the PC. I want to know how to configure that in BIOS setup before and after the installation. I ...
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PC goes directly to windows installation before bios setup [on hold]

This is the first boot of my PC build. I have a Gigabyte z97 motherboard. i already plugged a usb flash memory that windows will be installed from. when i boot i get the POST screen. When i hit 'del' ...
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Using motherboard splash screen during Linux boot

Windows 8.1 with UEFI uses the motherboard manufacturer's splash screen while booting. This results in a feeling of extra smooth boot process. How can I get this behavior with under a Linux system? ...
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Why do I have 495.5 MB of ram?

So as far as I know, Ram comes in sticks of (In MB) 256, 512, 1024 and so on. For some reason my one stick of ram is being registered both by bios and the OS as 495.5 MB. It should be mentioned that I ...
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Cant navigate UEFI menu on my tablet.. Accidently disabled USB

I own a no-brand Windows tablet that has only a single USB port, which I connect a keyboard that has an inbuilt USB hub where i put the USB with the image. I am running Windows 8.1 x64. Not sure on ...
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Lenovo stuck on BIOS update “Update system program”

My Lenovo Thinkpad T520 had never had a BIOS update so I downloaded the update, burned it on CD and booted on it, finally getting this screen: PROBLEM: Whatever item I press "Enter" on, after a few ...
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Linux USB device won't work after power up without replugging

I have an USB device (eGalax Toucscreen controller) that won't work if the computer is powered on with the device plugged (' device not accepting address'). It however works, if plugged in after the ...
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Can I delete the BIOSUPDATE partition (with ASrock z87)?

I found a partition on my secondary (!) storage drive, not the system storage drive: As you can see it is in the way of easy repartitioning. I have an ASRock Z87 Mainboard, used the update Bios via ...
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My HP 4540s only boots to BIOS when it's COLD — I have to chill it in the freezer first [closed]

I have a 2 year old HP Probook 4540s, core i5. It is dual-booted with Win 8.1 and Mac 10.9.5. Has run stable for the 1 year I've owned it. The other day I got a "Fan Error 90B" on startup. Inspected ...
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Does BIOS or Ubuntu clear RAM during start-up or shutdown?

Cool-boot attack can be executed if the RAM is exposed to the attacker when the information and data is in RAM. When my computer starts or shutdown, does BIOS or Ubuntu OS clear the RAM to all 0's?
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Bootable usb not recognized in UEFI disabled mode unable to dual boot

I want to dual boot my laptop(lenovo G580). It currently has windows 8.1(unactivated). Now I also want to install ubuntu 14.04 64-bit, so basically I was trying to dual boot using bootable usb drive. ...
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USB-stick not visible in BIOS-menu

I tried to format my harddisk and want to install windows 7 on the Computer, but my bios doens't give me the option to boot from my usb stick. I tried it on an older lenovo laptop and there I can ...
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Getac B300 Locked

I bought this laptop from eBay but when it turns on its says Ctrl + Alt + Del and then it says enter the password and user name. I'm not sure what I should do, I might have to get my money back but ...
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hp elite book 8730w when started show“ HP BIOS application is corrupted or missing”

I've found on this site solution of this problem. First they recommend to enter BIOS by pressing F10 when booting-up. Second to navigate to system configuration and so one. I can't understand, in ...
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Inaccessible BIOS on Lenovo Thinkpad T440

I have a new Lenovo T440 with Windows 8.1 on which I installed Fedora 21 with dual boot. Then I started playing around with grub2-customization and some of the BIOS settings (secure boot and legacy vs ...
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I have a dead Notebook because of a BIOS update failure

It all started when I was updating my BIOS during the update something went wrong the laptop has been turned off suddenly. Now when I try to turn my Notebook on I get the capsLock LED blinking twice ...
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Toshiba (Win7 natively) won't boot from USB

This morning a laptop that I have suddenly turn off and, when I try to turn on again, I see the blink white dask. I suppose that MBR of my laptop is now damaged so I've tried to download a ...
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How to know by which method did my system boot?

Is there any way of detecting as to whether my system started by manually pressing the power button or did it start because of a Wake-On-LAN packet??Can i store this value somewhere and use it ...
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Lenovo ideapad u410: Bios in UEFI mode failed after update

I updated the Bios (65cn99ww.exe) to laptop Lenovo Ideapad U410 (Windows 8), and after computer restarted itself: the system couldn't start, it tried to repair the system on booting, The bios shows ...
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Cannot access Bios

I will try to explain everything happened and everything I tried to do. I have been using my Laptop Lenovo G580 for around two years now with no problems. Awhile ago I did a full format removing ...
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3TB drive on BIOS system

I have a HP Proliant microserver gen 8 on which I am planning on installing Debian. I was thinking of setting up a raid-1 configuration through the built in raid controller using two Western Digital ...
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What is VT-x? Why it is not enabled in few machine by default

While installing Virtual machine I am getting error that VT-x is not enabled so I am not able to continue install Virtual OS. So What is VT-x? How to enable it? By enabling will cause performance ...
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Install windows, no CD-ROM, locked bios

I have a laptop that is locked with a BIOS password I don't know, and the computer need a fresh install of windows due to performance issues. I can't boot from CD-ROM because it does not have one, ...
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How to enable boot from USB stick on ASUS k555la xo318h

I have a ASUS k555la xo318h laptop which is came with windows 8.1 and I want to install windows 7 on it. For some reason it didn't let me to access the install menu, no matter which USB entrance I ...
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System is rebooting continuously

I installed Windows 7 on an old machine and after some time, it hung. When I tried rebooting, it got stuck in reboot loop. Currently, if I switch on power, I just see Acer logo, and an option to go to ...
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How is time calculated between the Mobo/BIOS and the OS?

I'm attempting to work through this issue where a Windows 8.1 PC regularly loses track of time, sometimes going from (as an example) 1pm on one day to 8am on a previous day. The values vary. Every ...
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I can no longer access the BIOS (Computer Freezes)

I have a new Lenovo T440 with Windows 8.1, I have installed Fedora 22 to have dual boot, I started playing around with grub2-customization and some of the BIOS settings (secure boot and legacy vs ...
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No Intel virtualisation options present in BIOS under 'CPU setup'

I want to install Windows 8 in VirtualBox. In the process of doing this, I checked my BIOS and there's no Intel virtualization menu in CPU setup settings. I have also checked in the 'Security' tab. ...
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Can't Boot from USB Flash Drive & my BIOS is unlike any other

I believe I'm doing everything correctly, but I must be missing something. I have a Kingston DataTraveler 3.0 8gb flash drive formatted in FAT32 to boot Kali Linux (with Linux Live USB Creator). I ...