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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Installing OS on NVMe based PCIe SSD

I bought an Intel SSD 750 series 400GB disc and I want to install OS onto it. It's nicely plugged-in. When I try to install Windows 7 x64 onto this drive, first I need to specify a driver that has ...
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How to install Ubuntu on Asus X550Z?

This laptoop has UEFI. I've removed Windows, I created bios-boot partition, turn off safe boot, used Boot-Repair and it doesn't not help.
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Is my motherboard really not supportive of Windows 10?

I have been having some problems with a display driver crashing after booting into Windows 10 for a short period of time. The signal to my monitors is cur off, and windows event viewer shows a new ...
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How to go to the BIOS setting of Packard Bell ENME69BMP laptop?

I want to setup windows 7/8 in my Packard Bell ENME69BMP laptop newly by an USB and currently it's running on windows 8 . But can't go the BIOS setting to make the pen-drive bootable . I have tried ...
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Will this method of converting a HDD from Legacy to UEFI reset my activation status in Windows 10?

http://superuser.com/a/812063 Also, will Windows 10 backup preserve system's activation status (so I could fiddle with HDD with no worries after possible license loss)?
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CPU, RAM and FSB frequency

I built my own PC out of parts from the internet. Motherboard: Asrock G41C-S - motherboard specs CPU: Intel Pentium Dual Core E5700 3GHz GPU: AMD Sapphire Radeon HD 7500 1GB GDDR5 My old RAM ...
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Boot issue with ASUS K55A - Black Screen

A fiend asked me to look at a problem on their laptop. Laptop is an ASUS with the model # K55A-HI5103D running Win 8. It started getting an error on boot about having an issue with a PXE utility?? ...
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Sony Vaio NW can't open BIOS

My Sony Vaio NW does not open BIOS when I press F2, and there is no assist button on this model. I am getting the "BOOTMGR is Missing," message and can't figure out how to open BIOS in order to boot ...
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Virtual Machine in 'VMware Fusion 2' won't detect DVD drive

My current setup is a first-gen MacBookPro with a broken DVD drive (taken out). I'm using an external USB DVD drive which is confirmed to be functional (can mount and read) on both the Macbook using ...
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Only one entry in Boot Device Priority menu

Some background info I've been using this laptop (Samsung Ativbook2) since late 2013 and it came with Win8. When the laptop first came in, you could see bootable devices in advanced startup menu ...
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ASUS P9X79 WS sudden failure

I used my build for only 4 hours, then suddenly it shut itself down and now refuses to boot. LED light CPU_LED in glowing blue. According to manual it shows that problem is in CPU. What might the ...
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Computer won't turn on after Shutdown without turning off the power supply for a minute

In the past month, for some unknown reason everything in my PC started to fail one by one. From CPU to hard disk. In the end of replacements and buying new ones, I have this: MSI 970A-G46 (new) AMD ...
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How to enable hardware virtualization on AMD Asus motherboard

I have an Asus M5A97 R2.0 motherboard, and an AMD fx-4350 processor. I know you have to go into bios to enable virtualization technology, but i can't find it anywhere. Online it says this processor ...
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CPU fan suddenly at 100%

yesterday evening my CPU fan started to do crazy stuff. Currently it only knows "normaly working" and "100%". For the system, it is a quite new medi-core system, configured/build by myself and worked ...
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MSI GE70 laptop: bios fields change independent of user (i.e. user input)

My MSI GE70-2OE has experienced 3 curious incidents of bios changes in certain option fields, namely at least 2 fields where the user's options, for example, were ACPI, UEFI, IDE, LEGACY, RAID. The ...
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Lenovo B490 can not boot up to OS

I am new to this forum, please suggest me if there is need of modification of my first post. I posted it in stackoverflow but I got suggestions to move my problem here. When I open my laptop, it ...
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Laptop refuses to recognize Optical Bay Hard Drive Caddy

I've gone through several of these caddys. My laptop (a Lenovo G500) continually has the same problem; it refuses to recognize the HD I connect to it using an Optical Bay Caddy I purchased on eBay ...
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Laptop shuts down immediately after BIOS screen

My Dell laptop shuts down immediately after the Dell BIOS screen. The bios screen progress bar takes about 15'seconds to complete and then it shuts down. I tried pressing F2 and F12 and though it says ...
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Hard disk only recognized if it has already spun up

So here's a weird issue: When you first turn on this desktop computer, it does not recognize that it has a hard drive in it. However, if you then press the reset button, or turn it off and back on ...
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Will plugging in additional hard drives when RAID is enabled in the BIOS mess up the drives?

My girlfriend's computer has one drive, and the bios is configured to have raid enabled. When I try putting it in legacy / no raid mode windows gets a bsod during boot and restarts. Not sure what's up ...
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LENOVO desktop computer only boot with F12

I have a new desktop computer: a LENOVO model 3493-BFG with Windows 8. I started the computer without any problem. Once Windows was automatically set up, I created a recovery media (an USB ...
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I want to boot windows7 x64 with AHCI, but the BIOS does not even try

I just discovered, that BIOS was not in AHCI mode, and that's why my newly bought SSD was at low speeds. I installed a Linux on the SSD, it works perfectly in AHCI mode. Now my problem that if I want ...
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How do I update gpu bios?

I want to update my laptop's gpu bios. https://www.asus.com/Notebooks/X550JX/HelpDesk_Download/ Under Bios(2), the first one. It is just a file called 'X550JXAS.204'. I don't know what I'd do with ...
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SSD not showing up at all

Context : I had a laptop with one HDD and one SSD (Crucial m500 - 128Go) inside but the computer doesn't start anymore so I bought a new laptop (MSI Ge60 2QF) with an mSata slot for my SSD and I want ...
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Full disk encryption on Samsung 850 Pro, no UEFI

I've recently upgraded (clean install) to Windows 10 Enterprise. I installed an 850 Pro SSD at the same time. Knowing that this drive could support hardware encryption for Bitlocker, I naively ...
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If the GUID is same at both bios modules then is both modules can be used?

Think that im a AMI Aptio 4 user and i want to update my bios modules with mmtool. i have a module that is about the module that i want to update. If the GUID is same at both files then file that i ...
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Error code 2503 - Cannot install software on Windows 7 (64Bit)

A short while ago, I had my hard drive die on me and at the same time my 1Tb backup drive! I took it back to the guy I bought the PC from and although the backup drive could not be recovered, he ...
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Moving Windows 10 to SSD from HDD - SSD is not visible in BIOS boot options

I have a fairly new Acer desktop that I just upgraded to 10. I bought a Samsung SSD that I'd like to move my Windows installation and programs over to. It's more than big enough to fit all of the data ...
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Use external display from boot on Samsung laptop

I have a Samsung RV511 laptop, and recently my screen broke. I connected an external screen and it works fine, but only after Windows starts. I want to be able to use the external screen right from ...
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usb keyboard needs unplug/plug every BIOS boot to skip keyboard error or no keyboard present What cause this?

Every BIOS boot ,I get keyboard error or no keyboard present on BIOS.I need unplug/plug to skip this.After I unplug and plug all USB device,the problem solved.What cause this?Does my USB OK?
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Why would my computer automatically restart after “shutdown” and “sleep”?

After my "firmware lost the hibernation information of my Windows 7 computer" I have fixed everything except the problem that the computer now will not shut off. If I choose "shut down", it shuts ...
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When LAN booting is engaging?

I have an industrial PC, with Phoenix AwardBIOS. My goal is to first boot from LAN, even if there is working OS on hard drive. For that First Boot Device is set to Legacy LAN and Second Boot Device ...
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How can I use TrueCrypt under windows 8.1?

I know that TrueCrypt doesn't support windows 8 because some systems have UEFI enabled. It seems that if UEFI is disabled or Windows 8 is installed on an non UEFI system TrueCrypt just works fine in ...
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Wake On LAN using Magic packets is not working in Windows 10

Even after configuring all the settings like Network Adapter Settings BIOS setting Disabled Fast Startup Telnet and Port Settings I can't able to wake up the machine with Windows 10 OS. Is ...
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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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Sony VAIO ASSIST won't clear BIOS Password

I'm locked out of the system BIOS for my VAIO VPCL231FX for both the User and Admin Accounts. I've tried pressing the ASSIST and POWER buttons. however, I still can't bypass the BIOS password. ...
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BIOS not detecting working SATA hard drive

Some time ago my power supply died. It's a long story from then till now, but the important bit is that I ended up with a new hard drive and a new power supply. I tested to see if my original hard ...
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May RAM failure made no beep?

Several days ago, I added some more RAM to my PC (4x2 to 4x2+2x2) from my old PC. They worked before, i never had any problem with those modules. My motherboard supports up to 16gb on 1066MHZ, and ...
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How can I restore a laptop that shipped with Windows 8 back to factory settings after erasing the main OS partition?

I have a brand new ASUS laptop that came with Windows 8. I am attempting to get rid of Windows 8 and install Windows 7 instead. (I have been able to disable secure boot, and boot from a CD.) I am ...
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Computer not recognizing hard drive

A few days ago my computer wouldn't boot..said something along the lines of "Please insert correct boot media and press any key" Its oldish so I tried what I could and just went out to buy new hard ...
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Computer won't start when connecting SATA HDD

I just bough a new HDD some time ago and recently i bought another SATA cable to have both HDDs connected at the same time, to transfer all the files from the older one to the newer. When i connected ...
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Toshiba Satellite L755 - Key for BIOS settings?

I'm trying to get into my Toshiba laptop's bios so I can boot from USB to install Xubuntu, but the POST is darting by too fast for me to try different keys, and the first thing I see on my screen when ...
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İntel 7260 network card's bluetooth function doesn't work

I have a problem about my wireless card.I have a intel 7260 hmw an half mini pci-e wireless card. It's wireless function is working but bluetooth function is not. When i look at device manager i see ...
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how do i disable the beep codes? [closed]

I can't stand the beep code that screams at me every time i start up my PC! I don't need to be told again and again what i already know about the system problem, so it's just plain annoying. Searching ...
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What does IGPU Multi-Monitor do?

I recently put together a new computer and was interested in the idea of using the integrated graphics to possibly take some of the load off of the graphics card by managing my second screen; or ...
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Issue booting Linux Mint from Live CD?

I had Windows 8 and Linux Mint 15 dual booted on my laptop. When I first installed Linux, I wasn't able to load into because the grub would not show. To fix this, I used boot-repair from a Live CD. ...
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Can not access BIOS setup on Acer E1-522 after changing it to legacy

I purchased an Acer E1-522 and the default Linux OS was not working. As I was planning to install Windows 7, I put the DVD in the drive, changed boot preference to the DVD drive and rebooted the ...
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Last BIOS time on Task Manager

Can someone tell me what that Last BIOS time is on the upper right corner of the task manager on Windows 8 Pro? Mine has always been 0.0. I guess it is not measuring the BIOS time properly so what can ...
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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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Internal Blu-Ray/DVD Drive Detected in BIOS, not Detected by Device Manager or Explorer

As the title says, Windows refuses to recognize my CD drive and it's making me sad. Like it doesn't show up in the device manager, 'My Computer' and whenever I put in a CD the autoplay prompt doesn't ...