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 update for Pegatron Corporation A15 motherboard

I am fighting against a problem. The problem (short version) is that when I install Windows 8.1 on my laptop, when I restart it the screen is black. I already have a post regarding this problem here. ...
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New ram memtest hangs

I replaced a 2gb A-Data ram with 4gb corsair vengeance in my Sony VAIO vpcea12en. Old RAM and new RAM are exactly same configuration except that old one has 8 chips per face and new one has 4 chips ...
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Why are my sata 2 drives running in sata 1?

I have a GA-MA785GM-US2H running version F7 of bios if that matters and for some reason my sata 2 (actually sata 3 capable)drives are running at sata 1 speeds. This is confirmed in the boot sequence ...
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Acer cant boot, I get beep code then computer restarts beeps again then restarts

Originally the Acer Aspire desktop would beep 3 times pause then beep 3 more times over and over again then finally start up anyway and work without a problem. Today i had time to trouble shoot so i ...
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Does Operating System modify BIOS in any way?

I am reading the book: How Computers Work: The Evolution of Technology and in Chapter 4 the author says: The operating system does not work alone. It depends not only on the cooperation of other ...
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hub 3-0:1.0: couldn't allocate port 9 usb_device

I have a motherboard Asus H97-Plus, and recently, don't know why, everything has gone mad. The bios took 4 minutes to load before displaying, then I had GRUB (I could select Ubuntu 14.04), and then ...
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Windows boot manager overwrites my boot order uefi bios samsung

In the UEFI bios in my samsung ativ boot 5 laptop I have 'UEFI OS' (which is Grub2, Linux etc..), 'Windows Boot Manager'(Windows 8.1). I want to change boot order to: 1. UEFI OS 2. Windows Boot ...
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How to fix clock multiplier, it is 8x with 100 MHz Bus speed?

May laptop (HP G7) which is a low end laptop but can can overloaded even multiple tabs. I have seen it loading very slow if I search images on google search. I recently installed CPU-Z and found that ...
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HDD not listed in BIOS, but can boot to it if overridden?

I have a custom built Windows 8.1 PC running off an Asus H97I-PLUS motherboard with four drives (2x HDD, 2xSSD) attached with SATA cables. I was fiddling with the overclocking wizard. After a game ...
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How to remove Windows clutches from a NP-N150-JPB2US

I'm in a developing nation trying to help a mother bring a netbook back to life so her son can use it for school. It came with Windows 7, and it barely functions. I'm trying to dual boot it with ...
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Computer only reboots from a restart but not a shutdown [on hold]

I have a p5gc-mx board. When I totally shut down my system, it will not start, hangs on the bios splash screen unless i hit delete while its booting to enter bios then exit without any changes, then ...
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Sometimes when booting computer hangs on BIOS splash screen

I have a desktop computer with an Asus P8Z68-V LE motherboard. It has a Wester Digital 1 TB hard drive, Samsung SSD, DVD/CD drive, an external hard drive that is always connected to a USB 3 port and ...
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How can I install dell dimension 4600c bios on 4600?

How can I install dell dimension 4600c bios on dell dimension 4600? According to this page it works: http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/software-os/f/3524/t/19452189 The second to last post ...
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Can't boot from bootable Win 7 usb

I have a problem with installing new Windows 7 (and format disk) on ASUS K50ij. Since I haven't CD/DVD ROM, I've decided to do it using booting USB. The problem is, that computer starts as usual after ...
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Saving Bios Firmware, Reflashing it with new defaults

Is there anyway that I can backup my current BIOS firmware, alter the default values and then re-flash it to the BIOS chip? I mean when I remove the battery, the setting that I have defined will be ...
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lenovo z480 bios chip replacement

I was told, my bios chip is broken. Can I just buy the bios chip myself? Or is it soldered to the motherboard? I've looked up the ebay for the bios chip but i couldn't find any.
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How to boot in bios on the lenovo y500?

Everywhere I look I cannot find anywhere, that give a guide on how to boot into the bios on the y500. Can anyone help? I have been looking for hours.
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Radeon HD 4850 X2 Graphics card causing PC intermittent rebooting?

I know similar questions have been asked before, but I just can't seem to figure out what's wrong. I have upgraded to the Radeon HD 4850 x2 and have installed and configured everything properly. I ...
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Motherboard not POSTing: ASUS Crossblade Ranger, Q-code 00

I've been using this computer with a ASUS Crossblade Ranger for the past year. Seemed to work great for a while, but POST times have become exponentially slower over the past few weeks. Everyday I'd ...
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Bios failed to detect USB Drive

This is my Problem: Before my BIOS Update I can boot directly from my Pen drive by pressing F9 key to install Ubuntu. Now I cannot able to boot from my pendrive. I have enabled Legacy Support ...
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What can generate system interrupts?

System Interrupts uses 40% CPU usage and suddenly laptop lags causing disabling the WiFi adapter, updated BIOS, updated wifi adapter, Acer aspire 4736z.
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Can't enable CSM mode or Fast Boot

I have an ASUS UX302LA laptop and its been working great. A little while back I was loading different OSs on it, and had to disable Fast Boot and Secure Boot Control, and enable CSM mode. After a ...
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What is the difference between BIOS and firmware?

Could anyone elaborate on the differences between BIOS and firmware please?
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Laptop reacts to power cord as if it was the power button

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad Carbon X1 which has started to misbehave recently. The basic symptoms are that it Can't be relied upon to start when pressing the power button (not sure if it never does, or ...
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How can I update bios without battery?

I want to update BIOS to new version. While the update process executes, was given an error. The error is : the battery must be charged above 10 before the system bios can be flashed My equipment ...
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Where to find ASRock X99 Extreme3 UEFI beep codes? [duplicate]

My search results so far: http://www.administrator.de/wissen/BIOS-Beep-Codes-36151.html, https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=129806.0 and http://www.bios-info.de/4p92x846/amsignal.htm: ASRock ...
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Boot computer on bringing it to power

I'm trying to reach following: I have a multi master/slave power point. My computer is plugged in into the master slot. The whole multi power point is plugged in into a radio power point I can ...
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Samsung SSD is not visible in Bios

I have Dell Inspirion N5110 , and I just bought Samsung SSD exactly like this : https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQ8LIAvTLZ_V0PAYwAVKgjgh6jih0uXzg-11BYkC4yIALjlhqmt Now, I removed ...
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Does “Asrock G31M-S R2.0” supports “Core 2 Extreme QX9650” processor or FSB1600 MHz CPUs?

My motherboard is "Asrock G31M-S R2.0" which supports CPU Socket type LGA 775. http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/G31M-S%20R2.0/ If you open an official web page of "Asrock G31M-S R2.0" then you can see ...
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Asus z87 plus reboot hangs

I've received a new computer with Asus Z87-Plus motherboard and i7 4790 CPU. If I turn on the machine, everything is okay, but whenever I restart it (from Windows 7 x64 or from the BIOS itself) the ...
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Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 2 won’t start up Windows directly from Intel 335 SSD [duplicate]

I recently got a Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 2 (14 inch) laptop and want to install an SSD (Intel 335 series 240gb SSD) from my old machine. So, right now, whenever I start it, it takes me to a menu where ...
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How to boot Windows from new hard drive

I just bought a new, bigger hard drive. Currently I'm running Windows 8.1 with a 1TB hard drive. I just bought a new 3TB hard drive and installed it in my computer. Everything seems OK and Windows ...
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How to boot Windows from new hard drive [duplicate]

I just bought a new, bigger hard drive. Currently I'm running Windows 8.1 with a 1TB hard drive. I just bought a new 3TB hard drive and installed it in my computer. Everything seems OK and Windows ...
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Lenovo Ideapad S400 laptop won't start after BIOS “update”

I have "updated" my Lenovo Ideapad S400 BIOS with the Ideapad S300 BIOS, and now my laptop won't start. Even if I plug the charger in, the lights keep turning off and the laptop won't turn on. So, is ...
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Issues when upgrading Lenovo Ideapad Flex 2 14 with an SSD

After purchasing a Lenovo Ideapad Flex 2 14, I tried to upgrade it and replaced the HDD with an SSD from my older laptop. After putting in the SSD, I encountered a numerous amount of problems. First, ...
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System freeze, Disk 100%, Windows 8.1

My 2 week old HP desktop has an issue of sporadic, frequent, and rather annoying '100% disk usage'. It shows in the 'Disk' column (Processes tab) in Task Manager. Needless to say this freezes all the ...
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Access BIOS on UEFI-based computer

I'm having issues with some hardware, and I called the hardware company's tech support. The support person told me to make a change "in the BIOS, not the UEFI". He seems to think there is a way to ...
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Enabling Legacy Boot In Dell XPS 8700 - Aptio/AMI BIOS

My Dell Studio 435/9000 blew a motherboard. HDD is good, it boots off an Optiplex 990. Runs Win7 Home Premium, MBR drive. Have new XPS 8700. Boots great out of box with Win 8.1 as a GPT drive. I ...
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Dell 490 BIOS / Win 7 Pro x64 will not recognize second matching Xeon 5160 CPU

Upgraded to Win7 Pro x64 from Home Premium x64 (Anytime Upgrade online), specifically to add second identical physical dual-core Xeon processor. BIOS only shows one CPU in socket 0. Win 7 Pro only ...
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Boot stops with “Primary master drive - ATAPI Incompatible”

I have a MPC-414 computer which was working until the Boot order & compatible drivers were changed in the bios so now when I boot Windows 7 it freezes on a black screen & says: Press DEL ...
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Wrong RAM size detected by OS

I have Thinkpad Edge e430. By default there were one 4GB RAM module installed and I replaced it with two same modules 4GB each. It has been a while since I did it and now I noticed OSes (Arch Linux ...
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ASUS A455L BIOS broken after interrupted Windows 8.1 installation

I bought a new notebook: an ASUS A455LD with no bundled Windows (FreeDOS installed). I planned to dual boot it with a Windows + Ubuntu configuration. Here's my previous action: Set up an msdos ...
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Bios sees HDD but doesn't want to boot on it

So I removed Windows 8.1 from a friend's netbook, installed Linux Mint on it with a USB installation. Now I am worried because the bios doesn't even try to boot on it, it just ignores it. Plus, ...
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Disable intel hd graphic card for asus n55sf

I have an Asus N55SF, and i have a problem with the intel graphic, the screen always gets black (with some liltle white dots on the left side of the screen), and when i gently hit the pc sometimes the ...
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AMD Processor Model Unknown

I just updated my processor on http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128394 GIGABYTE GA-MA785GM-US2H AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD from a AMD Athlon II X2 240 Regor Dual-Core 2.8GHz ...
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New PC wont restart

New computer wont restart, no windows installed thus also no software. Restart wont work if I try to restart from bios (save & restart) or neither when I push the restart button on the case. PC ...
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Android Studio unable to start and Enable Virtualization Tecnology

When I try to run the emulator for hello world, I get the error: ...\emulator.exe -avd Nexus_5_API_21_x86 -netspeed full -netdelay none emulator: ERROR: x86 emulation currently requires hardware ...
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I have accidentally removed every option under boot on an Asus K55VM. How can I restore it?

I have an Asus K55VM laptop and accidentally pressed on delete boot option (remove an EFI boot option from the boot order). Mow as soon as I start my laptop it directly goes into BIOS. I’ve tried f9 ...
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I'm trying to install Ubuntu on to a Samsung NP300E4C laptop but I can't access the BIOS [duplicate]

The computer is currently running Windows. I've tried tapping and holding down F2 but it just boots Windows. I googled to see if I can find people with similar issues but found none. I'm wondering if ...
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Upgraded RAM on Samsung notebook computer boots into OS but hangs then

Ok, so I have a Samsung RV411 notebook, which had 2x2GB RAM. Today I bought a 8GB Kingston HyperX Impact 8GB 1600MHz DDR3 CL9 HX316LS9IB/8. Before you tell me it's a faulty module, I tried it in a ...