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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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 [on hold]

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

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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How could one flash Coreboot onto a Bios Chip? [on hold]

I am not the owner of a coreboot supporting motherboard butam interrested in how it would be possible in theory to flash coreboot onto the supported BIOS chips and could not find a tutorial anywhere? ...
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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 ...
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Graphics card suddenly stopped working(Fan is working) [closed]

I just replaced my motherboard because my other motherboard was broken. I bought a new CPU, ram and motherboard. It all went good until my CPU was getting very hot (My post). Suddenly when i was ...
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I can't use the bios on an external monitor

I have Samsung npc300esc and my screen is broken. I have connected it to a external monitor but the bios doesn't connect to it. I tried all FN+FKEY but nothing happen. What can I do?
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No RAID boot menu on system start up

I have an HP Pavilion Elite HPE. I used to have an onboard RAID boot up screen but now I do not. Could this have vanished based on a glitch with using a different graphics card or the slow that it is ...
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How to get into BIOS setup screen on startup for Toshiba

The instructions from Toshiba say to depress F2: http://support.toshiba.com/support/viewContentDetail?soid=627009 For Toshiba notebook PCs manufactured since the introduction of Windows XP One ...
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Asus M5A78L LE upgrade GPU CPU [closed]

My specs are: BIOS: BIOS Date: 11/14/12 10:20:05 Ver: 15.03 Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X2 560 Processor (2 CPUs), ~3.3GHz Memory: 16384MB RAM Available OS Memory: 16382MB ...
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My computer turns on after hibernate [duplicate]

I'm not going crazy or anything but after I hibernate my PC it just decides to turn back on again without me doing anything. I have checked my BIOS and it shows nothing that will turn it back on. Any ...
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My Laptop is not allowing me to install new windows. I just forgot the BIOS password. Is there any assembly code or solution for the same?

I have set BIOS password few years ago. Now I forgot the password. While installing new windows or formatting, it asks for the password. I dont know how to reset it. Is there any backdoor password for ...
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Where can I find BIOS files for flashing it with a chip programmer?

I have a laptop (Fujitsu AH532). It stuck in POST process and doesn't go for booting a device. I'm sure this is BIOS problem. So I need to flash my bios. I can't do that with provided bios driver in ...
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What do I now I forgot the Toshiba Satellite S55T-A5360 BIOS password? [duplicate]

I have Toshiba Satellite S55T-A5360 Laptop. I forget the BIOS password. What can I do? I did not find the jumper or how I can change the password.
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system password vs administrator password in BIOS settings

I just received a new Dell laptop. In the BIOS menus, I'm able to set a "system password" but unable to set an "administrator password" (greyed out). What is the distinction between these two ...
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POST hangs on certain install media

I'm trying to install OpenBSD 5.7 on a laptop. I have a USB drive that I am using for the installation media. When I plug in the USB drive with OpenBSD on it, the POST process hangs indefinitely. When ...
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Raid drive cannot be detected

Only yesterday I bought two new 2GB Seagate drives and set them up as raid and installed lubuntu. It was working fine and there was no problem but today I made the very bad decision of swapping over ...