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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No Southbridge IOAPIC fedora 21 workstation live USB

I get the follow errors when I try to boot with a Fedora workstation 21 live USB on my computer: [ 0.175275] [Firmware Bug]: AMD-Vi: IOAPIC[7] not in IVRS table [ 0.175279] [Firmware Bug]: ...
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Graphic card connected but bios shows as empty slot

I build computer and i plugged graphic card (MSI Radeon R9 270X) to motherboard (MSI H81M-P33) and connect this to power supply (Corsair VS450) 2x6 pins but BIOS does not detect graphic card in PCI-E ...
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Does only BIOS define how F1-12 and media keys behave?

I use a Lenovo ThinkPad E430 laptop running linux mint. By default the media keys work without the Fn key and the F1-12 work like Fn+F1-12. I inverted them in BIOS, so I don't have to press the Fn ...
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USB only boots in other computers instead of mine

I don't have an operating system in my laptop, my CD-ROM was broken a long time ago, and for some reason, my USB won't boot. I keep receiving an error message about my BIOS not detecting any OSs while ...
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Installing Ubuntu - Boot Manager Troubles

Specs - Acer Aspire - Intel Based System - UEFI Firmware I'm trying to install Linux Ubuntu alongside Windows 8.1. I had the issue of my Boot Manager not finding other bootable devices (my external ...
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Is my motherboard broken?

I restarted my computer yesterday morning . It started to boot back up, but hung on the motherboards' boot screen. I could not select any options with my keyboard, which was working at the time. The ...
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HP Spectre x360 How do I get into the BIOS?

My HP Spectre x360 boots really fast and I can't figure out how to access the BIOS screen?
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DELL XPS - Bios upgrade for solve battery problems

I´m trying to upgrade the bios from my XPS laptop but it is with battery problem. The battery does not charge, it´s in 0%. So when I try to run the bios update file downloaded from dell support, it ...
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How to access the BIOS in a damaged Sony SVE151C11M

This is a computer I was given that I had not worked with before. The owner said that it made weird noises and failed to boot intermittently before finally not starting anymore. A first step would be ...
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Unable to access my BIOS although the OS boots fine

I have an MSI GT602OC Laptop upon which I'm using an Ubuntu 15.04 (only OS). I can access my OS, it boots fine, no problems here. But when I try to access the BIOS (through the DEL key that I used ...
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Can I update BIOS through Windows Live CD? [closed]

I was wondering if it would be possible to do it. I have 5 laptops and 3 desktops and non of them run Windows only Linux. Thanks.
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How to Enable Hard Drive Encryption with Seagate Constellation ES.3 SED Drive on AMI BIOS with TPM

I'm building up a new machine with a Supermicro MB equipped with a TPM and a Seagate Constellation ES.3 SED drive (ST200NM0053). The MB has the AMI BIOS which does see the TPM. I've installed ...
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Need image of BIOS screen for Lenovo IdeaPad S300

I have a Lenovo IdeaPad S300 laptop with a broken screen. The only way I can use it is with an external monitor. (Aside from the screen, it works 100%.) Recently I've installed the Catalyst driver ...
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Black Screen With just mouse

I have an ACER Veriton. Desktop. 4 GB Ram and an Intel Processor. BIOS is American Megatrends. Version 2.15.1236. Whenever I start up my computer in the morning after logging in with the user ...
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Toshiba Satellite E45t Stuck on Initial Splash Screen

I have a Toshiba Satellite E45t-A4100 laptop which won't get past the Toshiba Leading Innovation screen. Yesterday I used it until the battery drained out completely, then I plugged it in and powered ...
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Int13 device un/recognized?

I am writing the OpROM(BIOS) for a specific SCSI controller. The BIOS works fine before it is plugged into an Intel server board S2600CW. A HDD is attached to the SCSI controller, and is scanned and ...
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BIOS has detected unsuccessful POST attempt(s)

I had the BIOS message: BIOS has detected unsuccessful POST attempt(s). Possible causes include resent changes to BIOS Performance Options or recent hardware change. Press 'Y' to enter Setup ...
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4T RAID 0 Partitioning issue

I am building a new workstation 1.2T 10K SAS X 4 for Win 7 Pro SP1 x64 I must use RAID 0 for this workstation. What I would like to have is C = 500G D = rest of spaces So BOIS based system with ...
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Laptop not charging when running OS/BIOS, charges when off

I am facing this problem in my laptop since last 3 days or so. Make : HP Envy Touchsmart 15 (Core i7, 4700MQ), approx 1.5 years old. The problem is that whenever I am running any OS (Win/Ubuntu), ...
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BIOS screen hangs

When I start up my PC the BIOS splash screen appears and then hangs: When I then pres Del, the BIOS POST screen appears but also hangs: And I cannot get past these two screens. I have already ...
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Computer boots to fast to see/read POST screen

I have a new HP ProDesk 400 G1 SFF desktop computer. When I start-up the computer, I get the screen where all the options are. (I believe it's called the POST screen, it's used for entering modules ...
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remove BIOS password of Lenovo g500 [duplicate]

I have forgot my bios password of Lenovo G500 Laptop.My Bios type/version is Lenovo 78CN25WW(V2.03).could you please suggest some solution on it as i have already applied the metods 1.removed the CMOS ...
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What exactly is present in CMOS when system is turned on for the first time?

Also, how does the CMOS get all the hardware information/parameters and store them?  Does the BIOS write them into the CMOS or some other hardware? BIOS has the facility to do POST. Is POST somehow ...
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PC cant even boot after BIOS clock changes

I've been having problems with my RAM and tried to overclock it to fix the issue. I changed NorthBridge from 2400mhz to 2800mhz. When turning on, monitor does not react at all, GPU and monitor all ...
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Is there any way to install any linux distro without acesssing the bios? (broken screen)

I am trying to run a Linux system from my y500 Lenovo ideapad but I can not access the boot menu or bios at all. This is because I have a broken screen and am using an external display to make use of ...
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Laptop won't boot and screen won't come on

I have an old Asus G60VX that I'm wanting to put Linux on but when I turned it on this morning the laptop appears to start normal with the laptop startup sound(the sound it makes BEFORE BIOS starts), ...
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How to bypass BIOS password of a dell Inspiron 14z 5423? [duplicate]

I have a Dell Inspiron 14z 5423 with a system password that I can't figure out. The service code is 8JHKMT1. I have tried codes like "gabswqnd" and "1ohj8n3o" and "b42FW5RjqeVBKe6R". None of them ...
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Can't access BIOS with usb keyboard ANYMORE?

So, I read some of the related posts on here but couldn't really find the solution. I have a ps/2 port but my ps/2 keyboard doesn't work on it anymore. Maybe it's broken or something. So, I got a new ...
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Boot from mini PCI-E SSD Hard Drive?

Not sure if anyone has attempted this before, so if you don't know for sure, please don't answer. I have the Acer Aspire One A0531h with 3G. It has two mini pci-e slots. One has the wifi adapter and ...
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Dell A19 Bios unable to add USB Device

I am trying to add a USB path for UEFI installs. Since this Bios doesnt load on Start up, I have to manually add the device port and device itself. The problem is its not recongized, yet the ...
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How to enable VT-x and reach BIOS settings [duplicate]

I need to enable my Virtualization feature on my laptop because of using the android studio emulator. The only trouble is that i don't know where to go to enable it. I heard hat I had to go to my BIOS ...
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BIOS of Dell R410 resets for no good reason

We run a Dell R410 server. The trouble we are facing is that it does not remember it's BIOS settings. The pain in that is that we need to be physically at the server when it reboots. Let me list some ...
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Which GPU does BIOS use for video output? Or is GPU involved at all?

As the answer to my question may differ depending on the specific hardware of a computer, I will limit my discussion to common PCs that we use everyday. The reason for asking this question is to try ...
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Advanced settings in InsydeH2O bios

I have hp 350 g1 laptop and bios version is InsydeH2O-F.12 .... I want to get to advanced settings menu in bios which is not found in bios setup .. How to unlock it and get this menu ?
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Install Server 2008 to 3TB drive on Vostro 260

It is possible to install Windows Server 2008 R2 on a 3TB GPT hard drive on a Dell Vostro 260? I know that hard drives must be GPT to recognize over 2TB so I formatted it GPT thinking I did ...
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Firmware update on external HDD -> system not booting

After updating the firmware of my external HDD WD My Book, my toshiba laptop with a toshiba internal HDD, is no longer able to boot and I can't enter the BIOS either. The internal HDD has three ...
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Laptop only boots from USB

I'm using a samsung 9 series laptop with windows 8.1 and was trying to run the Gparted ISO from USB on it. In order to change the boot settings I was trying to get into the BIOS, but for some reason ...
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SSD not detected in Windows and BIOS

I have an Intel 530 ssd on my Asus Q550LF, and one more HDD, the one that came with laptop. SSD is connected instead optical drive. When I try to install windows on SSD partition, there is none! ...
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Can't get past bios screen after changing On-Chip Frame Buffer Size

I changed the On-Chip Frame Buffer Size on my desktop PC to a high value (something like 468mb?) from the original 64mb+2mb, in hopes of increasing the dedicated video ram. After saving this change I ...
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BIOS Update Before Installing CPU

I finally got around to builing a (shiny) new machine. So do I need to update BIOS before installing the new CPU? New hardware components include, Motherboard: ASUS H81M-PLUS CPU: Intel Core ...
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Does Wake-on-LAN (WoL) depend on the motherboard or the network card?

This question was spurred by discovering the Acer M670G seems not have an Wake-on-LAN (WoL) settings in the BIOS and in general, wondering whether WoL is controlled by the BIOS/NIC or the OS. One of ...
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Windows 8 Tails Uefi to legacy and legacy to uefi

Recently I downloaded tails os, and want to boot it from usb stick. My pc is running in uefi mode, and I heard that it's possible that windows 8.1 won't work after changing to legacy. How can I ...
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Incremental BIOS update or direct update to latest version?

I have been having some BSOD issues, and one of the recommendations to the STOP: Error that I have been experiencing is a BIOS update. I went to ASUS website and found the motherboard I am using ...
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eeePC 900 Windows — Bios boot order locked

I'm trying to repurpose a Windows XP eeePC 900 for Qimo linux. I can't get the computer to boot anything but the hard drive. When I go into the BIOS to try and change the boot order, I get the message ...
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How do I password protect usb boot?

I want usb booting to still be allowed but only with an admin password. I found out this is possible from trying to usb boot a live usb of linux on a school computer but it required the admin ...
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I want a generic vga driver supports 1440x900 resolution [duplicate]

I think my NVIDIA GeForce 8300 gs display adapter is dead !! .It shows the windows xp logo with black dots! And after I hear windows startup music ..with no image on the screen the pc restart itself ...
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How to clear the BIOS security password on this notebook?

I recently got an Acer Aspire E11 (E3-112m) and in order to install another OS I had to set a Supervisor password, so I used a well known password to me, the problem is that such password contains a ...
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Reboot and select proper boot device error after changing partition table

I have a problem with starting installation of Windows from a pendrive onto my Samsung NP700G7C-S01 laptop. Here are things which I did: I formatted all disks on my laptop via GParted from Ubuntu on ...
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Why does my Dell Inspiron 14R N4010 laptop automatically power off after 2 hours? [closed]

I am having an problem with automatic power off problem on my Dell Inspiron 14R N4010 laptop. When I power on my laptop it’s running only for only 2 hours and after that it automatically powers off ...
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How to add dedicated RAM on video card without BIOS?

I have Windows 8.1 on a Toshiba Satellite L505D-S5965 with AMD Radeon 3100 Graphics card. The video card has only 256 MB of dedicated RAM. I saw that to add dedicated RAM to the video card I would ...