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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Windows 10 Technical Preview HP Virtualization Technology : Not Booting Up

For running Windows Phone emulator of Visual Studio, it requires to enable the virtualization technology in BIOS settings. I am using Windows 10 Technical Preview in HP 15-r022tx machine. When I ...
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Enabling VT-x virtualization in Optoplex3020 Desktop, Dell Bios A005

I seriously have been hammering this issue for three hours. I want to develop an Android application with Android Studio, but emulation needs HAXM. I tried to install HAXM but the installer said VT-x ...
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Make internal card reader readable to BIOS

I have a tablet that only has one usb port and one internal microsd card reader. It runs Windows 8 but I want to install Ubuntu on it. I've created an Ubuntu install disk using startup disk creator ...
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Restore BIOS and Windows 8 boot

Yesterday I typed a command (while using Ubuntu 14.04) to completely delete all broken symlinks (using find and rm -rf). When I restarted the PC, the surprise was a login screen (my Ubuntu session ...
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pci testing card error A1

ok not long ago i posted on here about a blue screen issue i was having with my computer where it would randomly blue screen sometime 3 days in a row other time it could run for 2 months straight and ...
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Cpu Temp, Inconsistent Results

I've just built my first PC last night and probably messed up the heatsink application, so I have been monitoring closely and now seeking for advise. I was told that it should be max at 40 C at idle ...
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Multiple storage controllers in same PC [on hold]

What limits the number of controllers inside a single PC? For example, if I do not care about enclosure, power, cooling considerations - and all the other superficial facts - what are the negotiable ...
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Windows 8.1 Time keeps jumping around [duplicate]

So for some reason, my time keeps jumping 6+ hours into the future when I boot to Windows 8.1. I'm dual booting Debian and Windows. My BIOS time is always correct though... quite confused. Time zone ...
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Possible to install 64-bit Windows on 32-bit UEFI?

I recently purchased an HP Stream 7, which I was led to believe would have Windows 8.1 64-bit installed. However, it has 32-bit Windows, even though it has a 64-bit processor. Installing 64-bit has ...
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What happens if I put an 1.5V ram stick in a 1.65V rated Motherboardslot?

I'm going to bulid my new gaming rig pretty soon. I allready got my DDR3 Ram sticks(KVR16N11K2/16 by Kingston). Is it possible to put those in a Motherboard which has 1.65V Rated RAM-Slots(the ...
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Cant access to BIOS if FAT32 USB-drive connected

I have a weird problem with my ASUS N56VJ laptop. I wanted to try some live linux-distros from USB, but noticed that If my USB-drive is formatted to FAT32, I cant access to BIOS. The F12 button does ...
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Determine which physical HDD is which

I have an Asus M5A88-M motherboard with six identical SATA drives running Windows 7. One drive is the boot/OS drive and the others are just data drives, but I don't know which is which. Suddenly the ...
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BIOS change on MSI G-45 mobo, Win7 won't load

Starting Windows, I get these errors codes: win\system32\config\system status Oxcoooooo1 Windows failed to load because of system registry file missing or corrupt. win\system32\winload.exe ...
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msata ssd inside wwan port - dell P11F

I want to know if it is possible to let a mSATA ssd work inside a mini PCIe slot intended for a wwan card (It says wwann/tv)? I know that there is a difference between mSATA and mini PCIe but I also ...
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new graphic card ati infinite reboot [on hold]

i've just bought a new graphic card (ati hd 7850) replacing an old 4870. So, after replacing the graphic card and booting, screen stays black for like 10s then reboot and reboot again. Before even ...
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Hybrid drive in ASUS K551LN laptop - only AHCI mode in SATA Mode Selection in BIOS

I recently bought ASUS K551LN laptop with hybrid drive in it (didn't ask for it, it just happened that this model came with it). As SSD partition is only 24Gb which is not enough to install OS onto it ...
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Install my own copy of Windows 7 Retail on a Lenovo PC with BIOS-based license

I have acquired a Lenovo PC. Whatever OS was installed is long gone, the hard drive is totally wiped. I plan to install my own (legitimate) copy of Windows 7 x64 Retail. The BIOS seems to have some ...
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Mainboard beeping for error but running fine - beep codes corrupt?

I traded CPU, PSU and Graphics Card with a friend. When I took his parts and build my PC everything works fine. When We tried to put my parts in his PC, the Mainboard did a non-ending 2 tone siren ...
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Update BIOS Z87X-OC Q-flash

I'm trying to fix some issues with my PC namely, the erratic CPU performance, power issues and graphics card malfunctions. I've been advised by the manufacturer of my PC to update the BIOS on my ...
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Mainboard does wrong beep codes? [duplicate]

I traded CPU, PSU and Graphics Card with a friend. When I took his parts and build my PC everything works fine. When We tried to put my parts in his PC, the Mainboard did a non-ending 2 tone siren ...
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wake on lan not working

We have a server that has installed on it windows server 2012 R2. everything seems to be configured correctly but there are issues with WOL. In the bios the 'power-on source' is 'bios controlled' ...
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Fedora 21 64bit DVD only recognized as BIOS not UEFI

How do I get my motherboard to recognize the UEFI option of the Fedora 21 install DVD? Per the docs, I need to boot to the UEFI option to install Fedora as UEFI. There is no separate media for UEFI ...
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What's the name of the box that appeared before “PCI Devices Listing” and “Verifying DMI Pool Data”?

Some 20 years ago computers used to come with a hardware setup that after BIOS POST but before booting from the disk or device, they showed a box made by ascii "box drawing characters" art, one like ...
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PC will not boot from CDROM

I'm trying to install Linux from a live CD (Elementary OS) I set my boot priority order so that CDROM was first in the BIOS. However my PC always chooses to load my SSD drive instead. To check that ...
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How to help windows detect hidden drive after bios update?

After I reinstalled windows, I updated the bios using an update executable from the hp drivers website. It changed the legacy boot drives to raid, and I was unable to boot into windows, however I am ...
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Bios freezes when pc start

some days ago my pc begin to make something strange on start. When start it's show the bios screen and freezes, when I hit Tab button to see the messages I see this: DDR3-1066MHz Initializing USB ...
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Asus Zenbook (UX31E) powers on, but does not boot Windows 7 and the screen is black

I am currently running into an issue with my UX31E running on Windows 7 that I have had since 2011. I am not completely sure when this problem started, but ever since I can remember, I have never been ...
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Boot OS from partition

I have a partition on which I already burned a Linux distribution. However when I reboot my computer and go in to the BIOS to select the partition I can't seem to find it. I suspect I need to do ...
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ASUS EB1036 no video output after changing UEFI from “Windows 8” to “Windows 7”

I just bought an ASUS EB1036 desktop PC, which came with Windows 8.1 pre-installed. Before downgrading to Windows 7, I changed an option in the UEFI BIOS from "Windows 8" to "Windows 7". After ...
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can i use BIOS update intended for windows 8 OS in a Windows 8.1 OS?

I have a question...i saw a bios update (8DCN40WW (V40))available for my lenovo Z510 in the lenovo official support site. but it's for windows 7 and windows 8 OS only. My laptop has Windows 8.1 OS. so ...
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Hard drive not found by BIOS, but detected by everything else

Recently I installed the Windows 10 Technical Preview. One day while using my computer it asked to update, but I was in the middle of something so I told it to wait. Unfortunately, the OS froze up not ...
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BIOS detects SSD but won't boot

My computer was originally working. I cloned the HDD to a Samsung 850 pro 128G SSD using cloning software Samsung provided. I can insert the HDD or SSD into a friend's computer and both boot ...
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What is a BIOS whitelist request , BIOS mod and BIOS unlock?

i searched google couldnt find any info on about BIOS whitelist request , BIOS mod and BIOS unlock. can somebody put a light on this topic. Is there any other fancy tricks related to the bios please ...
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Bios not recognizing USB in EFI mode

I got a brand new Laptop with pre installed windows OS i wanted to do a clean install Okay so this is what i did i created a bootable USB of windows 8.1 Pro. Then i booted my laptop which was by ...
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asus k45vd screen off fans and led workes fine

there is a k45vd asus laptop that hade hdd problem so it wont start windows and constantly restart fan start and gets warm ,some times bios options shows and there was nothing wright i disabled uefi ...
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Laptop shuts down because of heat though new fan, 50°C and not in Linux

I have a Dell Studio 1558 notebook that has worked for years. I have cleaned it up once or twice a year (you have to remove the motherboard to access the fan and remove the dust between the fan and ...
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What causes some keyboards to not be recognized and able to access the BIOS in post?

Why is it that some USB keyboards will allow you to access the BIOS menu like pushing F10 for example but others will not be responsive? How do you know if the key board will or will not work? And ...
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Recommended BIOS for MSI Z68A-GD55 and GeForce GTX 970

After a video card failure, I recently upgraded to a GeForce GTX 970, MSI Chipset. The motherboard I have for this is an MSI Z68A-GD55. However, on POST, the behavior of the computer has changed. I ...
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Is BIOS/UEFI used after OS startup?

I know that BIOS/UEFI is used during computer startup to boot the system and check HW and that it provides abstraction over hardware Does this mean, that the OS kernel calls BIOS/UEFI layer when the ...
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Computer bios boot slow

My computer is having a terrible time loading some bios info. I have 1 ssd as boot drive, and 2 hard disks for data storage. I came up with the conclusion that the additional hdds might be causing ...
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Cannot access BIOS (or boot)

I'm having some problems booting my machine (Samsung NP300 (e5a) laptop). I've had problems with windows before, so this is not what's worrying me. What's worrying me is that when I turn it on, and ...
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No display after installation of graphics card

My desktop motherboard is XFX Geforce 9300. It has one x16 bus PCI Express port. It's working perfectly okay. Few days back I installed a Gigabyte ATI Radeon HD 5670 graphics card. It was working okay ...
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Installing Windows 7 onto Laptop in UEFI

I want to install Windows 7 64-Bit onto my laptop's SSD, in UEFI. I have written a Windows 7 ISO onto a USB memory stick, using Rufus. This seems to have worked without errors. But when I try to boot ...
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Switching a VirtualBox Ubuntu Server VM from UEFI to BIOS

I have a virtual machine running in VirtualBox of Ubuntu Server 14.04.1 LTS x64. When I initially set it up, I configured the VM to use EFI instead of BIOS. But, it turns out VirtualBox's ...
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Can't boot past BIOS: Error sending End Of Post message to ME.

My Asus N53SV that was running Windows 8.1 stopped booting up and started giving me "Error sending End of Post Message to ME". As to my understanding it doesn't even boot up BIOS properly, because ...
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Laptop cycle reboot at bios sata detection

I have the trouble on an Acer Aspire 5733. At boot, the bios shows the ACER Splash Screen and F2/F12 for setup/boot option, but it reboot before the bios detection ends. The only way to get out of the ...
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Change CD drive from AHCI to IDE

I am installing FreeBSD, and getting a hangup error. I read that a fix is to change your CD drive from AHCI to IDE, but I can only find info on how to do this via the registry. How do you do this via ...
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Windows setup doesn't detect HDD, although it is detected in BIOS

I've been trying to reconfigure and reinstall an old machine that I've been using until recently to pass it down to relatives, but I have no success installing Windows in the current configuration. ...
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Computer is not resuming from sleep

I am using a Dell N5420 laptop with windows 7 as OS. My problem is when I try to sleep my system it goes to sleep, but when I try to wake up the system its not resuming and goes to error recovery ...
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Unable to automatically select USB stick in BIOS for boot

This is a weird one: I would like to automatically boot my home server from USB (having recently installed ESXi on a USB drive), but the USB drive does not show up in the boot priority section of my ...