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Windows 8 usb boot install never works

I have two usbs, one with win 7 on it and another I have been putting win 8 installs on The win 7 stick works in all systems but the win 8 won't work with only one The evil PC is a gigabyte amd ...
2
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1answer
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Windows 7, Detecting hard drives; Done; No drives found?

I recently reinstalled windows 7 on a Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R (revision 2.0) motherboard with an SSD hard drive. I was reading about IDE vs AHCI and the consensus seemed to be that AHCI was better ...
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0answers
30 views

Asus X45C booting directly to BIOS without any reason

I have a Asus laptop which runs on Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit. For a week, whenever I switch it on it boots directly to the BIOS, instead of booting into Windows, without any reason. Then I have to ...
5
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4answers
158 views

How do I get my system to find a “buried” MBR?

Following a botched Linux install, my Windows 7 install can't find my MBR normally. It's in there -- somewhere -- and I CAN access it if I use F12 during boot to access the mobo boot options: Note ...
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0answers
37 views

Computer will not boot after motherboard swap

I have a HP pavilion dv7 which came with Win8. It was dropped and broke into two. 3 days later it completely stopped working. After some diagnosis I concluded it was the Motherboard. I could not find ...
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2answers
35 views

Windows 7 hybernation prevent on startup

I have hybernate my windows7. Now I had an issue that, my enter key is not working. I can not delete my hybernate and the system is remain in a promp window for restore from hybernate or not. I can ...
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3answers
49 views

Windows 7 installation is not finding system partition

I've got quite a problem with my computer. I just built it today and all the parts are working, but when I select my SSD as boot drive in the Windows installer, it says "The system could not create a ...
0
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0answers
200 views

Aptio Setup Utility - Cannot change boot

I am so sorry to ask this. I feel like a total idiot - Aptio Setup Utility has me licked. I just bought an ASUS X75V with Freedos, Version 2.15.1226. The boot configuration has "Launch PXE OpROM ...
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2answers
58 views

Does it cost extra to support more memory in bios?

Recently came across couple of low end machines with windows 7. They have 3 GB ram installed, however the bios of these machines does not support more than 4GB. I can understand installed memory ...
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1answer
33 views

Gygabyte motherboard doesn't power off

I have a home-made pc with a Gygabyte G1 Sniper.3 motherboard (BIOS version F7) and Windows 7 64bit. It has been working flawlessly for almost two years but in the last three weeks it seems to have ...
1
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1answer
16 views

Remove Backup Drive, Windows 7 Fails to Boot?

I have 3 drives, 1 SSD (Letter E primary OS) and 2 backup SATA drives (C and D). In BIOS when I disable either or both of the SATA drives, the computer will fail to start. From what I have read, it ...
0
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2answers
226 views

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 ...
0
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1answer
39 views

Raid Setup, 2 Hard drives - one shows in explorer

I got a new pc delivered to me and I go to start up the PC using a raid configuration. I then go to are you happy with these settingsand I select yes. Later on, I then notice that one of the hard ...
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1answer
53 views

Switch HDD mode from RAID to IDE [closed]

I made an ghost of 2 drives that were installed as raid 0 I made a ghost to one big drive. Now in the bios, the big drive can only run in raid0 modus. Is there a easy way so I can run this drive as ...
0
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2answers
77 views

How to disable or choose the 'correct' windows boot manager?

I have recently changed motherboard CPU and Ram, my PC was growing for around a decade and it's a bit of a mess. I have 4 Hard drives 1 SSD and 3 HDD all full of valuable data (not photos). Before ...
0
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1answer
708 views

Should I enabled or disable xHCI hand-off in BIOS setup, when running Windows 7?

I have a Jetway NF9E-Q77 motherboard which supports USB 3.0. An Intel driver is available to enabled USB 3.0 support in Windows 7. Assuming the driver is installed, should xHCI hand-off be enabled ...
0
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0answers
123 views

Computer runs slow in the startup screen and booting of windows, programs fade in and fade out slowly

I think I have the exact same problem that is described here: PC running slow like molasses from BIOS to OS. Everything was working fine, and then suddenly, out of nowhere it took forever to boot my ...
0
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1answer
75 views

System doesn't function properly without hardware reserved memory

I've got a Foxconn Renaissance motherboard, and I'm using the newest supportable version of BIOS, 6GB memory, 2GB memory on my GTX760 graphics card, and WIndows 7 x64, Unfortunately, there's no ...
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3answers
61 views

Is clearing CMOS and flashing BIOS same operation?

My friends' desktop PC won't boot, shows nothing on display, confirmed that everything's working fine, but BIOS is corrupted..need to flash the BIOS using bootable CD/USB (Hiren's boot CD or Ultimate ...
0
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0answers
18 views

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 ...
0
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0answers
58 views

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 ...
0
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0answers
58 views

can't install Win7 on Asus X200MA [duplicate]

I'm trying to install Win7 Ultimate SP1 64 bit on my new laptop but it seems impossible! Finally I was able to wipe out Win8 on the hd through a Ubuntu LiveCD. Now when I turn on the computer it goes ...
0
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0answers
105 views

Dell BIOS update appears inefective

My Dell XPS M1330 currently has BIOS version A11 which is too outdated to install windows 7 Home Premium. I followed the instructions on the Dell support site, downloaded the appropriate BIOS update ...
0
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0answers
593 views

Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 dual booting problems

I think I have destroyed my PC system and now it won't even boot. I was trying to configure dual boot with Ubuntu installed after Windows 7. However it always booted into Windows, bypassing the dual ...
0
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1answer
44 views

Bios Raid and Windows that wants to format them

I shutdown my PC improperly by holding down the power button. Now Windows sees 2 HDD's with a RAW filesystem instead of my RAID. After the fast shutdown my raid went though the "Verify" stage with 0 ...
0
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0answers
35 views

Does the Asus P8P67 Pro have a scheduled boot option?

I have a custom built computer with an Asus P8P67 Pro motherboard and an i5 2500K CPU, running Windows 7 64 bit. Is it possible to setup this motherboard (if needed using the BIOS) to boot at 17h15 ...
0
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1answer
69 views

PC stack on boot/bios

A friend's PC is stuck on boot/bios. When he starts the PC it is stuck on picture #1. Then when clicking ESC it gets to picture #2 and nothing happnes (key clicks have no effect). It seems like the ...
0
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0answers
26 views

Can neither enter nor reeinstall Windows7 Starter

So the actual problem is that when starting Windows, instead of getting showed the awailable user-accounts and being allowed to enter the password, i am asked to enter a username and a password ...
0
votes
1answer
79 views

Keyboard resulting wrong keys before OS starts

My keyboard has recently started resulting wrong keys when I try to press any keys on keyboard before booting. The problem came literally out of nowhere. I have no idea why It stopped working and I ...
0
votes
1answer
85 views

pc boot sequence and bios duplicate on dual monitors

Hi I just came across this problem after disconnecting everything from my computer for cleaning purpose. after reconnecting everything back the boot sequence and bios screen is cloned on both of my ...
0
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2answers
188 views

OS won't boot from laptop - “Media test failure, check cable”

I have a 64 bit Lenovo Z570 laptop with an Intel i5 processor. Until recently, I've been solely running linux mint on it without problems (the laptop shipped with windows 7). Yesterday I decided to do ...
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2answers
134 views

Hard disk detects but doesn't boot, CD ROM gets detected as MATSHITA rv10 downloader

I started getting the Select proper boot media... notice on booting up my PC. I tried changing the slots on the motherboard, the cables, everything, but it still didn't work. I figured my SATA hard ...
0
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0answers
686 views

Problems building a new AMD A10-7850K based PC

I'm not sure where to start, there seem to be several issues with this build. I'll run down the specs first. That should be a good start. Specification MB: ASUS A88X-PLUS FM2+ AMD A88X FCH CPU: AMD ...
0
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1answer
75 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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2answers
107 views

One excessive icon (Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media ) after changing the BIOS to AHCI

I installed the x64 version of Win 7. After that I modified the "regedit" and then changed the SATA selection mode to AHCI (which was in IDE mode before) in BIOS. But; 1- One excessive icon has been ...
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0answers
249 views

Boot Issue in HP Probook 4520s

I have strange problem, i copied binary file 68AZZ.bin and did followed the step mentioned many places, Procedure i followed: Copied 68AZZ.bin in a flash. Plugged flash plugged AC power Adopter ...
3
votes
2answers
57 views

Can´t access BIOS to change boot device

The monitor of my HP Pavilion is damaged. I have been using an external monitor to work. Now I need to change the boot device order. However, the external monitor does not display the BIOS menu, ...
0
votes
0answers
348 views

Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M3-581TG Laptop. It turned off automatically without warning

I have a laptop : Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M3-581TG Laptop, using Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit, 4GB RAM, Core i5 It turned off automatically without warning. There was no shutdown procedure, ...
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0answers
44 views

Windows 7 USB not working in legacy mode

I have a problem. Some time ago I have bought Acer V3-571G laptop with Windows 8. Later I have decided to replace Windows 8 with Windows 7, so I have switched BIOS to Legacy Mode and unfortunately ...
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0answers
177 views

Modify Windows 7 for unsupported motherboard BIOS

I have a board that supports only XP and Server 2003. It has been EOLed, so the manufacturer has not, and will not, update the BIOS for Vista and above. W7 has the Serverworks HT1000 chipset driver ...
0
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1answer
555 views

My system is missing a “System Serial Number”

No, it is not about the Windows serial key and/or activation. After reading this question ( http://stackoverflow.com/q/21548747/1190388 ) about dmidecode and system serial numbers, I came across ...
0
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0answers
205 views

Can't detect any boot devices on a new Netbook

Hardware: LT41P04U Gateway Netbook --- Link to Specs: http://us.gateway.com/gw/en/US/content/model/NX.Y43AA.001 Bios Version : InsydeH20 Rev 5.0 Problem: Need to install Windows 7 64-bit or Windows ...
2
votes
1answer
148 views

Howto fix RAM Utilization in BIOS? [duplicate]

Begin: Windows 7 Home 32-Bit I addded 4gb of RAM to the computer (3.12gb of 8gb Usable) I upgraded my PC to: Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit Added New Hard Drive Added New Graphics Card End: Windows 7 ...
0
votes
1answer
121 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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3answers
1k views

Can't go into BIOS to change boot device

I completely erased my Hard Drive and installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my Lenovo B570 laptop. After a few months of using it I wanted to remove it, so I reboot my computer and pressed F12 (MultiBoot List.) ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

Cannot modify BIOS setting on Asus Zenbook UX31a

I bought an Asuz Zenbbok UX31A with windows 8 a while ago. After I bought it I decided to put windows 7 on it and everything worked fine. Yesterday I updated my bios in order to fix a fan issue and it ...
3
votes
1answer
237 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. ...
0
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0answers
256 views

Asus Windows BIOS flash not working

I have a asus K53E and I reinstalled windows using the serial key that my laptop came with. I am now trying to instal the BIOS flash program for windows that asus has. But when I try to it says. ...
0
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0answers
51 views

How to get BIOS to recognize Liteon optical drive?

The Liteon optical drive previously functioned OK as a boot drive. Now the BIOS says "No optical drive". The drive does read files on both H.R. Block and Windows 7 installation disks. The drive is ...
0
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2answers
687 views

Laptop automatically reboots after shutdown

My laptop is a Dell N5110. These days the computer has a problem that after normally shutdown it automatic reboot in midnight. I have tried setting the power manager, system restore to prior time, ...