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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Asus m5a97 r 2.0 RAM Dimm B1 B2

Since few days, Windows says Memory 8 GB (3.98 GB usable) BIOS detect all sticks of my RAM - Corsair XMS3 8 GB (4 x 2 GB), but only 4 GB is usable. BIOS(UEFI) is up to date (2501). I tried ...
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Troubleshooting PC power-on irregularity, narrowed down to ASUS VRM Spread Spectrum, why?

There are many resources online regarding the issue when the PC shutsdown a few seconds after pressing the power button. I have a variation of the problem which is reproducible under certain ...
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Hard drive parameter exceeded its normal operating range

I few days ago, I started seeing this message during boot: NOTICE - HD SELF MONITORING SYSTEM has reported that a parameter has exceeded its normal operating range. Dell recommends that you backup ...
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CMOS editor on Windows?

I need some way to modify BIOS settings in the CMOS memory from within Windows. Particularly I want to change the "state after power failure" setting through a remote VNC connection. Mainboard: ASUS ...
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Does it cost extra to support more memory in bios?

Recently came across couple of low end machines with windows 7. They have 3 GB ram installed, however the bios of these machines does not support more than 4GB. I can understand installed memory ...
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Gygabyte motherboard doesn't power off

I have a home-made pc with a Gygabyte G1 Sniper.3 motherboard (BIOS version F7) and Windows 7 64bit. It has been working flawlessly for almost two years but in the last three weeks it seems to have ...
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PC Continues fast short beep or Continues long beep

I hope I can ask this one here. Can Anyone please help me on this. I was trying to format my pc since the bootmgr is missing., MY pc has a motherboard Asus H61ME. I have a Video card GeForce GT 620 ...
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ECS Elitegroup KV2 lite 1.0 Motherboard doesn't detect SATA drive and takes forever to load BIOS

my problem is as follows: I was connecting a (bootable) SATA hard drive to the 'ECS Elitegroup KV 2 lite 1.0' in my friends rig, which already had two IDE hard drives (one with bootable Windows XP) ...
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Mouse light doesn't turn off when computer is off

I've bought a Coolermaster devastator bundle with my new PC. When i shut down the computer, the light on the mouse never turns off. The keyboard lights are off. Both peripherals are plugged with USB. ...
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No hardware monitoring option in bios.. American Megatrends Inc Aptio bios version 212. Is it hidden or locked? [closed]

I'm using HCL ME 1024. There is no hardware monitoring option (fan speed,Temperature,Chipset,etc) and access mode(administrator/user) in bios.
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CJK Classic BIOS code pages [closed]

Can the existence of classic BIOS code pages for Chinese - Japanese - Korean be confirmed or are these code pages only available in the operating system? How do the BIOS interrupt functions 0x10 and ...
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BIOS won't allow me to change boot order

So I recently bought a ROG G750JM because my old laptop gave up a few days ago. Since I'm on a strict budget and most of the parts in my old one still work (except for the motherboard) I choose this ...
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Remove Backup Drive, Windows 7 Fails to Boot?

I have 3 drives, 1 SSD (Letter E primary OS) and 2 backup SATA drives (C and D). In BIOS when I disable either or both of the SATA drives, the computer will fail to start. From what I have read, it ...
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How can I get into BIOS in my Sony Vaio VPCEH25EN

I have a sony vaio, model VPCEH25EN with me. This is the reference (Sony Vaio VPCEH25EN). It came up with a window 7 pre-installed. I want to install linux\fedora along with that. For that I have ...
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HDD sometimes not recognised by BIOS during boot-up, not always

I have recently built a new machine with Intel G2030 4GB RAM and Asus H61-M-K mobo. I am using a 160 GB HDD (Seagate) from an old Core2 Duo machine. In the old machine, the BIOS sometimes would not ...
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Vaio VPCSA Battery Not Detected

Out of nowhere my Vaio VPCSA stopped detecting the battery. My battery was working fine. I was getting a couple hours of streaming video on just the battery. Then last night, while on AC, the battery ...
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Raid Setup, 2 Hard drives - one shows in explorer

I got a new pc delivered to me and I go to start up the PC using a raid configuration. I then go to are you happy with these settingsand I select yes. Later on, I then notice that one of the hard ...
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What could cause a system reboot after 1 - 2 hours uptime?

Since about two weeks my system (Ubuntu 14.04) causes reboots itself (it seems to freeze for a fraction of a second). The reboot problem began at that time I updated the BIOS since I had weird ...
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How to access the BIOS in my brand new HP Laptop with runs FreeDOS?

I've just bought a HP Laptop 255 G2 with AMD quad-core processor which runs FreeDOS and I can' access the BIOS with any command that I know (I tried F1,F2,F8,F9,F10,F12 and Del) but it didn't work! It ...
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ASUS laptop stuck in splash screen loop. Can't access BIOS with HDD installed

I have an ASUS laptop (model u56e, windows 7 64-bit) that is baffling me right now. I was recently on a trip, laptop working fine, though partitioned SATA HDD a bit overloaded with vacay pics. On way ...
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I need help unlocking my Dell Inspiron (N7110) BIOS (Version: A13)

Can some please help to unlock the features for Dell Inspiron 17r (N7110). The latest revision of the BIOS is A13 and can be found at; ...
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Can't boot from USB

A few days ago, I installed Arch Linux alongside Windows 8 on a new Dell laptop. I did so by booting from a USB drive, and there were no problems with the install. I'm now trying to install CrunchBang ...
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Shortcut to UEFI firmware settings on Windows 8

I often switch out of Windows 8 to Linux on another partition, but it's awkward : Windows + I Shift + click restart click Troubleshoot click Advanced options click UEFI firmware settings and only ...
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Switch HDD mode from RAID to IDE [closed]

I made an ghost of 2 drives that were installed as raid 0 I made a ghost to one big drive. Now in the bios, the big drive can only run in raid0 modus. Is there a easy way so I can run this drive as ...
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Laptop damaged bios?

I have a Dell latitude laptop which I accidentally power cycled during boot. Now it won't boot at all.The Dell logo shows, but then the screen turns black - computer doesn't shut down, fan still makes ...
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Keyboard works on start up, but stops functioning as soon as the bios load

I have quite an unusual problem. My keyboard works fine on the OS and during start up, so I can easily hit Del to enter bios or F8 to choose disk. In either those screens, however, the keyboard (and ...
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How to reset BIOS on ASUS K53E

My BIOS is password-protected, so that I can't access the BIOS settings (I don't have problems with booting into Windows XP). The BIOS is made by American Megatrends (AMI). I've been trying some ...
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How to disable or choose the 'correct' windows boot manager?

I have recently changed motherboard CPU and Ram, my PC was growing for around a decade and it's a bit of a mess. I have 4 Hard drives 1 SSD and 3 HDD all full of valuable data (not photos). Before ...
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You chose to apply option ROM placement feature, while you knew it as risky

What does the Option ROM Placement in the bios do? I found a manual referencing this option but it is also not helpful:
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What damage can vibration cause on hard-drive?

My laptop's hard-drive completely died last week. It started with a boot-up failure, so I started up a live USB to inspect the drive. This didn't really work as it seemed to freeze the system up, but ...
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hp dl140 g3 how to repair after failed bios update

During updating bios to the new version (1.18) i got an error that computer can't read rom file. Then after reboot server did not start. Actually it starts but does not show anything, screen is blank, ...
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How to properly clone harddisk to external hardisk

First let my tell my needs: I mainly work on my desktop PC. IT is Windows XP SP3. But sometimes i have to leave my home city for urgency and from there i have to work on my pc. So, i keep teamviewer ...
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BIOS doesn't show the Advanced tab

I am busy with repairing a laptop. (fujitsu siemens amilo m1437g, BIOS: v02.57) I want to repair its Windows XP. So when I tried to do this I got this error: -> setup could not determine the type of ...
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Cannot stop my computer from going into the BIOS automatically

I bought a laptop ASUS PU500CA with FreeDOS installed. First time when I turned it on I got a FreeDOS command line. I tried to run dir to check that everything is all right. It returned a list o ...
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This should be simple: “winload.efi missing or corrupt” yet neither. Win8.1 not booting

I have a desktop PC that was running Windows 8.0 from a slow HDD. I unplugged the old drive and installed a new SSD and Windows 8.1. Once I got it running, I unplugged the SSD and plugged the HDD ...
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'UEFI boot source (windows 8)' and 'Legacy source (RHEL 6)', dual boot issue, after installation

On new system where windows 8.1 installed already, I have shrieked the partition and tried to install RHEL 6. But the DVD is not detectable (may be because it is not supporting UEFI boot source). ...
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Is it possible to repurpose a Trend Micro IGSA (Cisco 1113) appliance server?

I have a practially unused Trend Micro IGSA appliance without any valid license. It's not hyper fast or anything but it is a x86 box with the same motherboard as in a Cisco 1113 and sports a ...
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Should I enabled or disable xHCI hand-off in BIOS setup, when running Windows 7?

I have a Jetway NF9E-Q77 motherboard which supports USB 3.0. An Intel driver is available to enabled USB 3.0 support in Windows 7. Assuming the driver is installed, should xHCI hand-off be enabled ...
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Computer runs slow in the startup screen and booting of windows, programs fade in and fade out slowly

I think I have the exact same problem that is described here: PC running slow like molasses from BIOS to OS. Everything was working fine, and then suddenly, out of nowhere it took forever to boot my ...
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why my DVD and USB device can not be read by bios?

I can use my usb drive and DVD drive to read and write when I enter into Windows 7. When ENTERING into bios by pressing F8, in the boot menu, I can not see the USD and DVD device, what is the matter ...
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Can't install Windows on GPT device

I have a bit of a conundrum here. My windows installation doesn't boot with EFI, so the only way to boot from it is to turn off efi boot on my BIOS settings. Then I can boot into the disk, but my ...
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System doesn't function properly without hardware reserved memory

I've got a Foxconn Renaissance motherboard, and I'm using the newest supportable version of BIOS, 6GB memory, 2GB memory on my GTX760 graphics card, and WIndows 7 x64, Unfortunately, there's no ...
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How do I get into BIOS on a everex amd 64 athlon?

I have tried F1, F2, Esc, del and nothing will let me change the boot order so that I can update my Mint 10 and run Mint 13 from my USB. Please help
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BIOS requires password which was nulled

In BIOS (Acer emachines e730 specific one) I found that it asks for password as I knew it I decided to remove it. There was option to change password so I did that, but instead of filling new password ...
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UEFI Legacy boot hidden - tricks to unlock it?

I bought an Acer Aspire E1-510P-4459 with Windows 8.1... And I am considering installing Linux on it; maybe Win7, but I'd need to get a USB CD for that. So I downloaded a live image of my favourite ...
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Is clearing CMOS and flashing BIOS same operation?

My friends' desktop PC won't boot, shows nothing on display, confirmed that everything's working fine, but BIOS is corrupted..need to flash the BIOS using bootable CD/USB (Hiren's boot CD or Ultimate ...
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acer aspire E1-422 Insyde h20 BIOS advance settings

I bought acer aspire E1 422 AMD laptop MFG:on 2013/12/03 Its MAD V technology to be used as virtual machine. But the bios(Insyde H20 EFI 3.7 ver 2.7 ) have been disabled to change the VT settings ...
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Anyone has and is willing to share BIOS update for Sun X4170?

I have a Sun X4170 server and would like to update its BIOS (for one, Windows 2008 does not work on it). However, since Sun was bought by Oracle, there is no way to download any BIOS update. Does ...
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Disable ATI card on Acer Timeline 5810TG

This laptop has a huge problem: The switchable graphic card system (INTEL / ATI) can be configured in BIOS to use the ATI or the INTEL+ATI, but not the INTEL (low power). I want to move on to Windows ...
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Can I install Windows XP, 7, 8, 8.1 in without IDE mode?

Good day guys, I just installed ubuntu and it replaced my current OS Windows 7 Ultimate. Now I want to go back to windows and try to install XP but now I'm unable to install ANY VERSION OF WINDOWS ...