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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Computer only reboots from a restart but not a shutdown

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: Crosshair V Formula-Z, Q-code 00

I've been using this computer with a ASUS Crosshair V Formula-Z for the past year. Seemed to work great for a while, but POST times have become exponentially slower over the past few weeks. Everyday ...
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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

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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Black Screen After Disabling Intel HD Graphics

Earlier today I found that my pc was using solely my intel HD Graphics card that comes with the system. I made the idiot move of disabling Intel HD Graphics and now my monitor is black screened. When ...
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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 ...
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Some CMOS Settings Not Retained on Reboot. Battery good

Some CMOS Settings Not Retained System: Dell Inspiron 546 Motherboard: DELL F896N 0896N Experience: Advanced Issue: Some CMOS settings are not retained after saving and reboot. Some CMOS / BIOS ...
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Lenovo W540 won't enter BIOS

I have a Lenovo w540 laptop running windows 8.1. I was previously able to enter the BIOS without any issues by pressing the F1 key when the "Lenovo" screen appeared at startup, but now this no longer ...
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instructions for bios update?

how do I update bios on asus k53e with linux mint 17 . I'm not experiencing any problems that I know of ; but I was in my terminal a couple of weeks ago - I can't tell you where or what I was doing- ...
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Z585 turned off while updating BIOS and now showing only black screen

So as I said in the title, I was updating BIOS and during the installation my laptop turned off. When I turn it on, it only shows black screen and that's it. Is there any way to fix this?
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How can I find the cause of a system freeze recurring after CMOS battery change?

My family's computer is freezing every time it is used, ever since I changed the CMOS battery. I've tried many things in vain, and I don't know what to do anymore. I'm looking for theories and a fresh ...
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i7-5820k Overheats in BIOS

I have read several posts in which folks have overheating issues after some time, with certain applications, or due to moving/damaging the machine. I just built mine (first time) and the machine ...
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PC Stuck on verifying DMI pool - taken many steps

I have an old computer I am attempting to restore. It's a msi 945g series chipset board. I began with no POST beeps and no monitor signal being detected. I have.... Removed, Cleaned and Reseated ...
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Computer not showing boot process to access bios

few days ago my computer really messed but and would not display anything i read a guide online which said to disconnect anything hit the power button a dew time to get rid of any charges then plug in ...
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What could cause an abnormal voltage measure from the PSU besides a defective PSU?

For a while now I've been having random system freezes and reboots, especially when the GPU is under load. I looked in the bios and saw the 12v rail giving out 17v (!). Assuming this is a faulty PSU I ...