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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AMD970 Hardware Compatibility Issue

I'm out of finals and now trying to design and build a computer. And I am making some progress. Here's the problem I am running into during the design. I was going to ask the same question this guy ...
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Windows 10 causes GRUB “TPM error 2”

I had a dualboot on my laptop: Windows 8 + Fedora 23. Recently I've re-installed Windows and immediately upgrade it to version 10. Then GRUB 2 bootloader was restored using Fedora Live USB stick: # ...
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Sata HDD spins for half a second and stops

I'm trying to plug a 1TB Sata HDD. I already have a 500GB one. However, the SO (Win7) doesn't detect it, neither does the bios. I tried switching SATA ports with the older HDD and with a DVD Drive, ...
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BIOS with 'no issue UEFICompliant' support for GPT partition tables

I would like to change my hard drive partition table from MBR to GPT, (since MBR supports 4 primary partitions). After some searching, I discovered C:\Windows\Panther\setupacl.log, and found a few ...
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BIOS only boots entry manually

My PC came with an HDD preinstalled with Windows 7 in MBR mode. Now I upgraded it with an SSD and installed Windows 10 as GPT because the PC supports UEFI. If I restart the PC it boots Windows 7 which ...
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Windows boot error when dual booting Win 10 and Ubuntu Gnome

The other day I cleared some space on my ssd and installed Ubuntu Gnome alongside Windows 10 using the "Install along windows" option. Then to get Ubuntu to boot first I went into my bios and changed ...
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How do you underclock RAM (with Gigabyte F2 UEFI)?

I've purchased an AMD A10 7850K with a Gigabyte GA-F2A88XM-D3HP and 8GB 2400MHz Corsair RAM for my computer. The problem is that the AMD A10 7850K doesn't support RAM at 2400 MHz, so I'm trying to ...
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Stuck in BIOS after restarting laptop?

Good day! I restarted my laptop today after it hung up on me. When it booted, it greeted me with the BIOS screen. Of course I tried to reboot again and the same thing happened. I looked at the boot ...
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Firmware Dilemma [duplicate]

I have a black background with this first sentence: "The system found unauthorized changes on the firmware operating system or EUFI drivers. Press [N] to run the next boot device, or enter directly ...
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Unable to install ubuntu on my hp laptop with insydeh20 BIOS

I get the screen asking if i want to install or try ubuntu but after that it loads for a while and i get an initramfs screen which says 'Unable to find a medium containing a live filesystem'. I have ...
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Forcing legacy boot

I have a new PC with a reference Intel motherboard and AMI BIOS (5.010 on a LynxPoint-LP chipset motherboard). There is no OEM support, so I'm on my own with this. I have a PXE network and WDS ...
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Fixing time error

I have a hp dv7 series 3050 laptop. Recently, I left it on charging on standy mode and someone unwillingly disconnected the charger and it turned off. At the restart I noticed that the time was ...
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Seeking advice for bios update [on hold]

I would like to hear your take on my situation. I recently upgraded my Z500 with additional SSD and I can port my OS on it. Now, I want to test it by disabling hdd. I have an older BIOS so I guess ...
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Issue installing Windows 10 on Samsung 950 Pro m2. SSD

I have recently purchased a brand new pc that which I have just finished building myself. The specs are as follows: Corsair 750D Case EVGA Classified 4-way motherboard 16gb(2x8) G.Skill trident Z ...
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When computer resumes from hibernation, BIOS is changed and causes issues, why? [closed]

The next time it happens I'll take a picture with my phone or something so I can show you the exact messages, but the basic rundown is this... I go to turn my laptop on (it's a sager with a gen4 i7 ...
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How to activate windows 7 with the serial key on a chip/in the bios?

I bought a new Windows PC that comes with the windows activation key stored in the bios. How's that technology called btw? This particular system was chosen because it came with a preinstalled ...
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Why is my SSD reported as only 128KB in size

I have a SanDisk mSATA SSD that is 16GB in size. In one computer it is reported as having only 256 512 byte blocks (thus being only 128KB in size), in both BIOS and Linux. In another computer it is ...
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Motherboard beeping every 60 seconds (Gigabyte/AMI)

On occasion, my motherboard's speaker gives off a short, high-pitched beep during normal operation, continuously and in intervals of exactly 60 seconds. I do not have any other symptoms, the computer ...
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Is it possible to make a usb that is bootable on both uefi and bios? [duplicate]

I have a grub4dos multiboot usb drive that contains some tools for computer checking. However, it only works on legacy boot. If you want to boot up from the drive, you need to change the bios to ...
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Trouble with mouse pad after installing/booting up Ubuntu 16.04

So I just received on old laptop from a friend and currently trying to install Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on the laptop. Here are the specs of the laptop: Brand: ASUS Memory: 2.8 GiB Processor: Intel ...
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Windows 8 - System found unauthorized changes on the firmware

I have a PC running windows 8 from Asus. A couple of days ago, I downloaded a windows update and the next morning when I tried to boot up the computer, it sent me directly to the BIOS, after giving ...
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My HP won't show advanced boot options

My HP desktop won't show advance boot options when I hit F8 It shows my processor information and so on when pressed Esc to enter startup menu. I'm so frustrated I cant go into safe mode. I tried to ...
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How do I boot to BIOS directly from Ubuntu?

Disclaimer: I have basically no experience with BIOS, UEFI, or anything of that kind. Earlier today I installed Ubuntu 16.04 on my Acer Aspire V5-571 alongside Windows 10. (This laptop came with 8 ...
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Installing Win7x64 on existing Win8 laptop for dual-boot - UEFI/GPT Issue

I have a UEFI HP G7 Laptop with Windows 8.1 pre-installed, and I'd like to add Windows 7 as a dual-boot. In Win8, I've turned off Fast Startup, made room on the existing partition in order to create ...
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Can't get to BIOS on an MSI motherboard

When I'm restarting my PC I have no instructions on how to get to BIOS. I mean no key combination for that or something. At all. I restarted my PC many times and wasn't able to see something about ...
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Cannot clean install Windows 10 or access BIOS

I'm pulling my hair out with this one. I've got a HP TouchSmart 320 PC that I upgraded to Windows 10 mid last year from Windows 7. Bought the PC with W7 installed. Have had it in a box for months ...
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GPT Partitioned Disk not Recognized by BIOS

I have received a Samsung Ativ Book 4 (model no. NP4705E-K01UB [this computer is UEFI compatible BTW]), and for the first few months that I used it, it has worked fine with MBR partitioned disks. ...
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Accessing BIOS using mouse only

My keyboard is not working but I can access my windows 10 BIOS. Using mouse I can change the bios settings But I can't save this settings by mouse. So after restarting computer works on previous ...
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Can't boot installation CD

I am running Ubuntu 14.04. I want to try Windows 10 so I made an installation CD. When I try to boot from the CD it still loads Ubuntu rather than the installation process. I have tried enabling ...
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How to choose right cpu with difference sSpec & Steppings?

My motherboard is an ECS RC410-M2 (V1.0) In the CPU Section, Pentium D 900 series has several specs, and I bought Pentium D 945:SL9QQ BX80553945 D0 N/A 95 W with D0 stepping When inserted in my ...
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BootDevice Not Found after swapping non-system HDD

I have some odd behavior on an HP Elitebook 8570W that I cant quite explain. The laptop comes w/ a primary SSD and has an upgrade bay. This one had a 500GB 5400rpm drive. When I swap the upgrade bay ...
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Disadvantages of enabling ErP in BIOS?

While searching for a solution to an external hard drive's LED continuing to blink after shutting down the system, I came across the 'ErP Enabled' setting in my BIOS. I've set ErP to "Enabled ...
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Reset Unknown Bios Password

a friend of mine recently gave me a Dell Inspiron 2320 which he has not used for a very long time. He had, what he called a "password problem" that he could not resolve. He put the Dell away and ...
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Motherboard Recognizes Platter Drive; Consistently Fails with SSD (SMART HDD/SDD Failure)

System Motherboard: Asus Maximus VIII Hero (Bios 1701: latest bios) SSD: Corsair Neutron XT SSD Win 7 x64 / Win 10 x64 Issue After months of running without issue (Win 7 x64), my Corsair Neutron ...
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Reformat windows: use usb (bios?) or uefi boot device? [duplicate]

I'm trying to reformat my PC using a flash drive. When I go to the boot menu should I choose "usb: myflashdrive" or "uefi: myflashdrive"?
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Why won't my motherboard work with two CPUs?

I (very) recently built a computer with the following specifications: (x2) Intel Xeon X5650; Supermicro X8DTI-F Motherboard; AMD Radeon R9 280X; 16GB DDR3 FB 1333MHz RAM (4x 4GB); 1TB Seagate ...
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Updating BIOS File Build Date

I am in the process of updating my laptop's BIOS to add support for a CPU however I ran into an issue when I tried to adjust the build date of the BIOS file. After adjusting the file from built in ...
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How To Find CPU Microcode For BIOS Patch

I have recently been wanting to upgrade my laptop's CPU but as it only has support for up to a dual core i3 I was looking to find the required Microcode for patching/updating my BIOS. I haven't been ...
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BIOS Password set up by computer - why? [duplicate]

One day my laptop (Toshiba Satellite Pro A200) asked me about the BIOS password. I googled out that after third attempt in a part of second the checksum of EEPROM password appears on screen. I ...
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Installing Fedora 23 x64 in Legacy Mode with Windows 10 (USB installation)

I was trying to install Fedora 23 x64 with Windows 10 x64. My computer doesn't support UEFI mode, just legacy. My problem is when I plug the usb in BIOS just identify an UEFI USB. If I boot it from ...
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No bootable device for Windows 10 after update of Linux kernel 4.4.7 on Fedora 23

I have switched to Legacy Mode, disabled Fast Startup on Windows 10 before attempting installation of Fedora 23. The installation ran successfully, albeit with a network driver error unseen before, ...
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I've installed windows 10 with bios set to legacy, windows hangs on shut down?

I've installed Windows 10 on my new Lenovo G50-70 with Bios set to legacy boot, At first i didn't know how to enter to the bios so i pressed alt+f12 to choose which device to boot from so i found 4 ...
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CSM setting won't stay?

I am on an ASUS laptop currently and I was getting it to boot from the legacy Windows 10. I reset the BIOS and set launch csm to enabled. I saved settings and found out it was set back to disabled. ...
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How do I get into my BIOS without a black screen?

On my Gigabyte Ultra Durable Series motherboard, how do I get into my BIOS? I hold delete upon start-up, but I get a black screen. I did some digging online and one source said it was because of ...
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How to unbrick BIOS on Dell Precision M4500

I looked at the other similar questions. They were either about a different brand, outdated, or spam. Do not worry, I haven't bricked my BIOS yet. I was planning to flash my BIOS to a later version ...
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hard drive lock, impossible to enter bios

This morning I have encountered a really unpleasant surprise. My notebook refused to turn on. I didn't drop it, haven't installed anything new and all of a sudden, throughout the night, it simply ...
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auto power on after power loss after orderly shutdown

I configured my computer to auto power on after electricity power loss, through bios. But, I also want to auto power on my pc after electricity power loss after an orderly shutdown. for example if : ...
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how to boot from USB on i-life zedbook tablet?

I want to install Ubuntu on my i-life Zedbook tablet. It is dual boot (windows 10 & Android 5.1). I created the bootable USB for Ubuntu but I can't boot from the USB. I explored everywhere but ...
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USB does not boot when trying to install Linux on my Asus EeeBook X205TA

I already made this question on the AskUbuntu (link) community, but had no good answers/help. So, here I am. I am trying to install Lubuntu on my Asus EeeBook X205TA that came with Windows 10 Home ...
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how to restore bios boot setting?

I have a hp probook 4540s, I was trying to manipulate booting process and I did the following: 1 used xboot tool to boot from usb HDD, and I mounted ultimate boot cd on it 2 I logged into ultimate ...