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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Bios doesn't see MBR Hard Disk

I was trying to install steamos as a dual boot but it used to fail because it didn't see windows' free spaces. Someone said convert HDD from GPT to MBR. I did it with gdisk and now my Windows doesn't ...
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Intel Turbo Boost temperature safety limits?

I have read many posts about Intel turbo boost technology and I am still a little confused. I get how it works and I even went as far as turning it off but it didn't seem to do anything. When I ...
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How do I prevent HP BIOS from remapping my function keys? Or map them back without reboot?

I want to prevent my machine firmware from mapping the function keys on the keyboard in the way that HP thinks that they should be mapped, and map them in the way that I think that they should be ...
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How to disable hyper-threading on an MSI GE70 0ND-033US?

The stock BIOS has no option to disable hyper-threading.
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Motherboard incompatible with RAMs not in its compatibility list?

My Biostar G31-M7 TE seems to be incompatible with DDR2 modules of apparently supported size, speed and depth. The MB supports up to two banks of DDR2, with a max capacity of 2x2GB and clock at 800 ...
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How To Choose a Better RAM [duplicate]

My laptop came with 2gb RAM but i am thinking to extend it to 6 GB By keeping 4gb ram in The Other slot. Is it better to take 4gb RAM and extend ny system memory To 6GB or Take 2GB RAM and extend it ...
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NVIDIA GTX 680 GPU BIOS flash failed and card is bricked

I own NVIDIA GTX 680 GPU and I wanted to flash it’s BIOS because I read that it is possible to flash it to GTX 770. So I downloaded GTX 770 BIOS and read all tutorials. Now all what I got is a bricked ...
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Bios doesn't recognize ram

I have an old pc that has a motherboard called "Pegatron IPM31" with two slots for ddr2 ram, an intel celeron processor, and 1GB ram-800. I got another 1GB-667 for it, and here is what happens: - If I ...
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BIOS RESET TOSHIBA C50D-A-13G [duplicate]

I’ve recently bought a Toshiba laptop. Model C50D-A-13G. Previous owner has set up a BIOS password and forgot it (!!) My job now is to unlock it. BIOS doesn’t generate any code after 3 wrong ...
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Verifying dmi pool data boots into windows

I have googled all over the place, but seems that everyone who gets this message "Verifying DMI Pool Data.." gets stuck at it. In my case I am able to load into Windows after few seconds of that ...
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Is there any way to reset the BIOS password on a Toshiba Satellite Pro C50B?

An elderly disabled neighbor organized this new laptop. However, she has forgotten the password when prompted on booting “Enter Password.” I think it is set by the Toshiba software in Windows 7.1. How ...
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Bios Doesn't See HD, But HD Known to be Good

I have an Asus Eee PC 1215B, whose hard drive I replace about 8 months ago after the previous one died. It had a 250GB SATA 3.0 drive which I cloned to a 500GB SATA 6.0 drive. After 8 months of ...
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Broken cd drive: how to disable in bios

Recently when starting up my Dell XPS 15 I heard a noise coming from the cd drive as if the inserted cd was hitting something. This resulted immediately in a blue screen of death. Fortunately, I was ...
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Windows showing 2GB of ram, but BIOS only showing 1gb [duplicate]

My backup laptop apparently has "2GB RAM (1GB usable)" according to Windows, but everything else, BIOS included, is reporting 1GB. Which amount is the correct one? The BIOS is at the latest version. ...
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Removing CMOS battery doesn't reset BIOS password

I have an old acer extensa 4620Z which I just disassembled, removed the CMOS battery and reassembled and it's still asking for a password. One thing I read is that you should leave it for 10 to 15 ...
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Windows reporting 2GB ram, but bios only shows 1GB

I have a kind of old laptop (around 8 years old) and am trying to set it up optimally for light usage. However, there seems to be a problem with the RAM. In the system properties on windows 7, it says ...
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Can’t boot OS as hard disk drive not visible in BIOS

My computer (Asus laptop) suddenly stopped booting up one day. So I used a Fedora live CD to back up all my files externally then used the same live CD to install Fedora while I figure out where I put ...
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Debian and GNOMEbuntu installation fails to boot showing a weird Realtek network screen

I have tried replacing Windows with Linux, using Debian network installer. No errors occured, but when I booted the new system a weird screen appeared and Linux is not loading. Intel UNDI , PXE ...
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Is BIOS a firmware of which device? [closed]

I learned that "Firmware is the software that runs on the device" and BIOS is firmware. Then of which device is BIOS is firmware? Is BIOS running in CPU or on the device of which BIOS is ...
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Recover BIOS on Lenovo U310 Touch after Windows 10 rollback

I have a Lenovo U310 Touch. Before the start of the problem, I used to have a dual boot configuration with Linux Mint 17.1 and Windows 8.1 installed side by side. I used to have a GRUB bootloader with ...
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HP Proliant Microserver N40L onboard VGA does not work with widescreen monitor

I have an HP Proliant Microserver (N40L with the 1.5GHz AMD dual core) at home that I have been using for a while as a source code repository and nightly build system. Being used that way didn't ...
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Scrambled screen even before booting

I have an Acer laptop (Aspire 4740g). Recently it has the following problem. When I turn it on, even the boot menu shows funny characters. That means is not the operating system. Running memtest, ...
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Dell Vostro 3750 Bios Recovery

I have a Dell Vostro 3750. A BIOS update was performed and failed. I can boot the machine in BIOS recovery mode but it will not reflash the BIOS. Please Help
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Bios clock sets itself forward by 8 hours when the computer is rebooted.

Some quirky things just started happening recently. I built a new computer about 6 months ago. The motherboard is a Asus x99 deluxe. Here: http://i.imgur.com/7CQmW6O.png is a basic rundown of ...
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0xc0000001 - bsod - recover freezing [closed]

Yesterday the light of my house decided to shut off (even though the fuse/differentiator didn't react to it). As I turned my Desktop PC on today, I got a 0xc0000001 (system file corrupted) bluescreen, ...
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.bat that calls AFUDOS to flash BIOS

I've got a .bat file that is supposed to flash the BIOS on my laptop. It reads as follows: @AFUDOS T.105 /p /b /n /e /x /reboot Before actually running it, I would like to unterstand what it does. ...
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Windows 2003 Server doesnt start

My pc with W2003 server have this problem: It doesnt start in normal mode, in safe mode it hangs-on the acpitabl.dat. I have tried reset BIOS and disconect all devices, without sucess. I have tried ...
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2-2-2 bios beep code on Dell MIG41R M/B

I have recently acquired a Dell Vostro with a MIG41R motherboard. The PC gave me a 2-2-2 bios beep code, so I opened it up and realized it didn't have and RAM and the HDD was disconnected. I bought a ...
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Does setting BIOS SATA RAID/AHCI mode to RAID will activate RAID operation upon new hard disk insertion?

Each BIOS 'SATA RAID/AHCI' mode comes with at least 3 different mode - Disable/IDE or RAID or AHCI. Does setting the 'SATA RAID/AHCI' mode to 'RAID' will cause the following: RAID 1 activated when ...
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AHCI and RAID for BIOS settings when using 2 or more SATA hard disk

My third-hand desktop machine have the following BIOS settings: At what scenario should I choose 'RAID' and what scenario should I choose 'AHCI' and what other scenario should I choose 'DISABLED'?
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Windows 7 64bit not recognizing HDD over 746GB but BIOS does

I am almost to the end of figuring out this problem. First, I had my desktop running a raid setup, and had several issues with my 3tb HDD not showing above 746gb. I then used GParted to partition ...
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how to enable virtualization in BIOS settings

I am not able to find virtualization option in my BIOS settings Processor Info : Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E7500 @ 2.93GHz, 2926 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s) BIOS Version Info: Intel ...
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Update BIOS using Hirens Boot cd

My Dell inspiron n5010 seems dead, and I've tried everything (checking the RAM is in place, make sure all connections are secured, try another charger - also dell), and battery is still not charging ...
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Computer beep help! 1 beep, a pause, and followed by 2 beeps. The monitor does not display anything

I am currently building a computer with a friend for a school project. After building it and connecting a monitor, we hear a beep, which is followed by 2 short beeps after a pause. So it goes like: ...
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/forceit in command prompt gives error: unknown command

I'm trying to run a bios update using /forceit command after the file name on a dell inspiron with a 'faulty' battrey (bios update on dell requires 10% battery hence why I cannot perform this) . I ...
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System BOOT fail

My PC started behaving weird when booting. When I press the power button it sits about 25sec doing nothing, just spinning the fans like crazy. After that it beeps as normal, starts checks and this ...
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Windows 7 won't boot after update

During the Windows 7 update, update stops on 7 out of 20 and screen went black,saying could not find the boot drive. Restart the laptop and went to BIOS and could not see HD. Windows can't boot ...
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How to upgrade Dell Latitude 630 (laptop) firmware?

I just got a brand new 250GB hard drive for a laptop, Dell Latitude 630 that could not be recognized. I am guessing the 250GB could be large and needs BIOS upgrade. I need help to locate the BIOS ...
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What is nvidia gpu performance scale in BIOS?

I recently updated my BIOS from 1.14 to 2.01 on my lenovo Y50. A new setting was added in my bios called nvidia gps(gpu performance scale), there was no description i can only enable or disable. i ...
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Recover data from non-RAID SCSI drives on Dell PowerEdge

I have two old Dell PowerEdge 1750 servers. Server A has failed physically, and I need to restore some data from it's hard drives using server B (I do not have any other hardware that can work with ...
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How to tell if my laptop is protected by FDE?

My new laptop has multiple hard drives, but my system drive is a Samsung 840 EVO (an SSD). According to Samsung's website, the drive supports hardware-based full-disk encryption (which, although it's ...
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Need a bootloader for Ubuntu/Windows 7 after Unetbootin frugal install of Ubuntu

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad X230 running Windows 7. I downloaded Unetbootin and used the frugal install option (no USB or CD drive on my laptop) with an Ubuntu 14.04 .iso. Going through that process, I ...
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Bios serial number difference with box serial number

I live in Viet Nam. I have just bought new MSI GE 2PC laptop on 03/07/2015. On 04/07/2015 I installed window and check bios serial number, I detected this number is difference with box serial number. ...
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CPU fan speeds up in fullscreen mode

I have desktop PC with Win7. In BIOS I've reduced CPU fan speed and it seems to work fine in all applications. However if I start something in fullscreen, the fans speeds up immediately and becomes ...
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SSD not detected after 2 days of power off

I have big problem with Plextor SSD M6S 128 MB (firmware 1.07). Last Friday I've shut down my computer and turned off the power strip. Yesterday evening, I tried to turn on the computer. When there ...
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Unclear on how to enter and setup the RAID BIOS on a GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD5H LGA 1155

I have two Samsung 850 Pro 256GB SSD’s hooked up to a GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD5H LGA 1155. When I enter BIOS, it shows that I have two of the drives connected, and I have my SATA mode selection set to ...
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SSD Not Showing Up In BIOS Default Boot Options

I have had this problem for a while and this has come after an erasure of Ubuntu from my SSD. For some reason, my 240GB SSD does not show up in the list of default boot options. However, I can boot ...
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Computer time and bios resets everytime I unplug from wall

I am using an Asus P5GC-MX motherboard with a 700 watt power supply and I cannot figure out why this is happening. First I tried a new good brand battery with no luck. Next I flashed my BIOS and ...
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USB mouse and / or keyboard stopped working after while or at boot time

Recently I have a problem with USB keyboard and mouse or maybe the USB port itself. Suddenly the keyboard and/or mouse stop working, then I need to unplug and plug them to work… But not always… ...
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PXE boot - can't access BIOS

The issue I'm having is with a Dell Vostro 3360, Windows 7 64 Bit + Ubuntu 12.04 (Dual Boot). Everything worked perfectly until one day after a windows update it started showing this message on start ...