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HP pavilion dv6 blank screen, power but no hd Led

I have been dealing with this HP dv6 all day with no luck. Working fine yesterday but today I get nothing but a blank screen. I can hear fan come on, and a few keyboard lights come on, but nothing on ...
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Disconnection laptop/notebook power supply

I need to alter some settings in my BIOS and the process requires me to switch off my computer and disconnect my power source. ...
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How can I get into BIOS in my Sony Vaio VPCEH25EN

I have a sony vaio, model VPCEH25EN with me. This is the reference (Sony Vaio VPCEH25EN). It came up with a window 7 pre-installed. I want to install linux\fedora along with that. For that I have ...
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How to access the BIOS in my brand new HP Laptop with runs FreeDOS?

I've just bought a HP Laptop 255 G2 with AMD quad-core processor which runs FreeDOS and I can' access the BIOS with any command that I know (I tried F1,F2,F8,F9,F10,F12 and Del) but it didn't work! It ...
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27 views

Disable ATI card on Acer Timeline 5810TG

This laptop has a huge problem: The switchable graphic card system (INTEL / ATI) can be configured in BIOS to use the ATI or the INTEL+ATI, but not the INTEL (low power). I want to move on to Windows ...
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use external monitor as primary (bios supported) monitor for my laptop [duplicate]

Can I use external monitor as primary (bios supported) monitor for my laptop? My thinkpad t61 has non-working screen. I use it with external monitor. But that does not show me win 7 dual boot option ...
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Change GUID on Dell E6420

I'm working in a school who have recently updated to Windows 7 and purchased a whole batch of new laptops. While everything else works swimmingly, there are 6 laptops that appear to have the same BIOS ...
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Laptop seems to be stuck in a boot sequence where it wants to boot from hiberfil.sys, which doesnt exist on the harddrive

So a friend of mine messed up his ASUS K70AB with windows 7 64bit laptop. Probably by closing the lid and removing the power too soon after. He asked if I could take a look at it so I went and tried a ...
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56 views

What is required to reflash a Sony VAIO BIOS?

I have a US model Sony VAIO laptop whose motherboard recently failed. I purchased a replacement board of the same specification however I believe it has come from a Chinese model Vaio. The computer ...
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27 views

Is power outage dangerous in BIOS?

I recently had problems with my adapter for my laptop, and I think there is a problem with the connector. But to know that, I have no other solution but to test if my computer is powered or not. Since ...
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63 views

RAM issue: Laptop fails to boot with two different RAM modules?

My laptop (scan report from crucial website) currently has 4GB memory: 2GB onboard, and a SO-DIMM module, 2GB 1066MHz, inserted in the ONLY slot the laptop offers. Here starts my odyssey: I bought a ...
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1answer
81 views

What does BIOS Version/Date represent?

I want to how old my laptop is? I bought it in Feb 2012 but obviously it was built before than that. By playing around - I saw that my BIOS Version/Date is 20th June 2011. So does that mean I can say ...
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106 views

Updated BIOS on Asus laptop. Black screen

I updated my the BIOS on my laptop yesterday, and now when I think back, I might have chosen the wrong file to update the BIOS with..... sigh.. So now when I press the power button the computer makes ...
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1answer
80 views

Laptop turns on and off by itself

Laptop: HP ProBook 4520s I got my motherboard replaced. They tested in the repair service and everything was fine. I got the laptop home and it worked. Then I hibernated it and when I wanted to turn ...
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1answer
473 views

Bootmenu (setup menu /BIOS) for lenovo E431 does not come

I am struggling to get the boot/BIOS menu for my laptop lenovo E431, I tried Esc, F1, F2, F3, F4, F5, F8, F9 F10, F12 and Del, but all failed. As per the lenovo docs: ...
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189 views

Flashing BIOS on Acer Aspire S7: wrong ROM file size?

I'm trying to update the BIOS on my Acer Aspire S7, which is only running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (no Windows), so that its fan would stop being so noisy. I followed the instructions on this person's post. ...
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1answer
72 views

Removing BIOS password

I have a Dell inspiron n4110. I set the password for the BIOS but now I forgot that password. I don't want to open the laptop. Can updating the BIOS solve the problem?
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44 views

Reset BIOS to Factory-Shipped BIOS

So here's the deal. I'm considering flashing an "unlocked" BIOS to my notebook so I can overclock the processor. I'm running a Inspiron 1545 with Win7, a Core2Duo T9400m(2.53 Ghz, 6Mb Cache, FSB ...
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1answer
442 views

Acer 5552 black screen

My son's ACER 5552 laptop is not booting properly. Press the power switch and the power button light comes on but nothing else happens. I downloaded the most recent bios onto a usb stick and ...
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1k views

Forgotten BIOS supervisor password--Lenovo B570

I've tried everything possible to reset the supervisor password on my Lenovo B570 laptop: looking for a non-existent CMOS battery, trying to run some of those software tools that are supposed to give ...
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1answer
839 views

can't access bios solid motherboard beep

You can skip this part if you just want to get to the point. goto :question I have a toshiba satellite c885, that originally had windows 8 installed. I deleted windows 8, and ...
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1answer
95 views

ExpressCard SSD Boot on Laptop

Is it possible to boot from an ExpressCard SSD? If so, what are the constraints? I am interested in trying to set up my computer like I do for my servers which is install base OS is on a small ...
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1answer
110 views

Uninstall laptop screen, replace with external monitor

So as the title states, I took off the display panel on my Dell N4010 and replaced it with an HP LE1901w external monitor because I didn't feel like purchasing a $50+ LCD screen (Got the monitor for ...
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193 views

I need BIOS R0140C5 for my Sony VAIO SVS13

can someone give me link to download BIOS R0140C5? This is stock bios on laptops. I didnt find any information, mb who has Sony VAIO S-series with this BIOS can make backup of it. My SDD is broken, ...
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1answer
63 views

Why does my computer not always get to BIOS screen any more?

I've got a 5+ year old Dell XPS m1530 notebook, that has started to just give a black screen sometimes before getting to the BIOS splash screen. It happens more often than not right now, so I'm ...
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19k views

How to access BIOS on an ASUS laptop?

I just bought an ASUS laptop with Windows 8 installed. How can I access the BIOS? I tried to click any of the usual keys during power-up: ESC, DEL, F10, F8, F2... non of them work - I just get to ...
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1answer
177 views

Why I'm unable to use up/down arrows in my BIOS?

My BIOS is loading and when I wanted to change anything, the up/down arrows aren't working. What might be the problem? I want to change boot options, but I'm unable to select the boot from CD option. ...
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515 views

Acer Travelmate P253-M Freezes on BIOS

I was trying to create a dual boot of Windows 8 and Ubuntu. I successfully installed Ubuntu on the hard disk but it wasn't able to boot so I went through boot-repair which said that I should put a ...
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1answer
662 views

Acer Travelmate P253-M Freezes on BIOS

I was trying to create a dual boot of Windows 8 and Ubuntu. I successfully installed Ubuntu on the hard disk but it wasn't able to boot so I went through boot-repair which said that I should put a ...
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1answer
642 views

circumvent BIOS password on hp compaq nc8430

I've been trying to find a solution on google. However most (if not all userful)answers to the question "How can I reset or circumvent the BIOS password" on my Hp compaq nc8430 end up with "try ...
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208 views

Samsung Laptop cannot read my bootable disc

I have a Samsung Series 5 laptop (NP530U4C). I want to format it and install Ubuntu 12 LTS. I can access the BIOS and set the hard disk priority but it does not detect my bootable disc on startup. How ...
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1answer
7k views

Samsung Series 5 BIOS not detecting any bootable devices

so I have a problem with my BIOS, it doesn't detect any bootable devices from the Boot tab. NOTE: I'm gonna refer to keys and tabs that show in my BIOS settings page for ease of explanation. Please ...
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1answer
326 views

Dell Studio 1558 BIOS Update Failed

I recently tried to downgrade my Dell Studio 1558 Laptop from A12 BIOS to A11 Version and flashing was in progress then after a while the display showed a message that the computer will be turned off ...
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2answers
2k views

How to remove supervisor BIOS password from Toshiba laptop [duplicate]

My laptop has a supervisor password set that I need to erase or remove. It is not a BIOS password nor is it a HDD Password because BIOS password is not set and in BIOS menu, the supervisor password is ...
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1answer
379 views

Windows 7 laptop black after BIOS

I'm getting a black screen after BIOS. I've read some other questions (one two three). Unfortunately, none of these apply to me. After my BIOS displays the HP logo, I authenticate with my password ...
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1answer
312 views

How to check if my BIOS is SSD compatible?

I have a Toshiba L850-13R laptop and I want to upgrade from a HDD to a SSD. However I read on forums that there could be problems where the BIOS could not see the newly bought SSD. How can I check ...
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1answer
178 views

acer aod 270-1466 get more video memory any possible way

is there any possible way to get more megabytes to my graphics card. its a quad core. 1.6ghz, i got 4g ram stick windows 7 ultimate bios been updated and as far as i know the only thing left is ...
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177 views

Guidance and assurances in flashing Presario CQ62 BIOS in Ubuntu

I'm running Ubuntu on an Compaq Presario CQ62-215DX Notebook PC. I'm having wireless/suspend issues as described in this askubuntu post, and after reading the ubuntu bug reporting page I think the ...
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1answer
1k views

Laptop won't start after BIOS update

I have an HP Probook 4540s laptop. I recently updated its BIOS from HP's website. After the installation the laptop restarted, but since then there is no display. I waited for an hour until the ...
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130 views

ASUS G46vw Laptop Bios Wont Detect My SSD

I just bought a Samsung 840 evo SSD for my Laptop but I'm having problems with the bios recognizing the new SSD. I tried about every single thing and spent 1.5 hours with ASUS with no results. I own ...
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1answer
925 views

My HP Laptop shows bios error

Sometimes, when I startup my HP Laptop I get a message like this (I am not accurately sure of the message but it is something like this) HP Bios Startup error The selected bios file was not ...
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150 views

Laptop shuts down instead of reboot and doen't start after that

I have a laptop to fix (Acer Aspire 7530) and it behaves really strange. When it is restarted it shuts down instead (automatic restart during Windows installation, manual restart when Windows runs - ...
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146 views

questions about linux DOS and BIOS on new laptop

I want to buy a new laptop, which has no windows on it; it uses Linux. It's a Lenovo G400 I never used Linux before so please bear with me. My question is, can i access the BIOS from Linux so I can ...
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42 views

StarTech USB 3.0 HDD docking device earthing/charge leak issues

I have purchased this: startech.com usb3 hdd dock Though this product is working fine, I have had trouble due to using this product. The problem is that there is a lot of earthing/grounding problems ...
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26 views

Lilo bootloader is removed, sytem halts after turning it on?

I wanted to change my Debian to testing, but lilo was not booting my usb although setting was set to be usb as first booting option, then I installed grub (as it has more options and more advanced) ...
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1answer
256 views

How to get in to the bios when you have a password

I was in my bios and saw I could add a password so I did. And now I don't want it as it makes my boot up time longer. How do I delete this password? Or is there even a way to delete it?
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1answer
207 views

Booting CD in laptop with or without HDD

My friend have this NEO Laptop Basic B5106, about a year old. I taught her how to format and now she constantly formatted it because it always fail to boot or there's a mass amount of computer viruses ...
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1answer
225 views

Display BIOS and grub on laptop monitor instead on TV plugged over HDMI

I have Asus k95vm laptop and it is connected to a tv over HDMI at all time. When i boot up pc external monitor seems to be primary because bios and grub are shown on it, but not on laptop's display. ...
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1answer
135 views

Laptop won't start, BSOD. Setting BIOS defaults makes no difference

I get a BSOD nearly every time I turn on the laptop. Sometime Windows displays an error and asks whether to start normally or in safe mode etc. I tried starting it in every mode. It would start ...
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99 views

Intel 520 240Gb SSD in Dell XPS l702x Disappeared

I installed an intel 520 SSD in my laptop about a month ago. It' been working fine until today. I was watching a film, I paused it in the middle to answer a phone call, when I returned my laptop had ...