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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AMD970 Hardware Compatibility Issue

I'm out of finals and now trying to design and build a computer. And I am making some progress. Here's the problem I am running into during the design. I was going to ask the same question this guy ...
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Windows 10 causes GRUB “TPM error 2”

I had a dualboot on my laptop: Windows 8 + Fedora 23. Recently I've re-installed Windows and immediately upgrade it to version 10. Then GRUB 2 bootloader was restored using Fedora Live USB stick: # ...
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Force Windows 8 to use UTC when dealing with BIOS clock

I have Arch Linux + Windows 8 on my laptop. In previous versions of Windows, there is a DWORD in the registry ...
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Sata HDD spins for half a second and stops

I'm trying to plug a 1TB Sata HDD. I already have a 500GB one. However, the SO (Win7) doesn't detect it, neither does the bios. I tried switching SATA ports with the older HDD and with a DVD Drive, ...
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BIOS with 'no issue UEFICompliant' support for GPT partition tables

I would like to change my hard drive partition table from MBR to GPT, (since MBR supports 4 primary partitions). After some searching, I discovered C:\Windows\Panther\setupacl.log, and found a few ...
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Booting a GPT USB key on older BIOS laptop

I have an old HP EliteBook 8530p, which does not support booting from GPT USB (GPT HDDs are fine though). Lately I had the wish to have a fast-to-start OS for browsing, smaller web tasks, etc., so I ...
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Remove Fujitsu Lifebook Bios Password on Startup

I Tried to remove the Boot up Bios password in a Fujitsu Lifebook Bios SH530 Model. But it still asking for password on bootup and now may password did not work. Can anybody help me? Here's what I ...
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How do you underclock RAM (with Gigabyte F2 UEFI)?

I've purchased an AMD A10 7850K with a Gigabyte GA-F2A88XM-D3HP and 8GB 2400MHz Corsair RAM for my computer. The problem is that the AMD A10 7850K doesn't support RAM at 2400 MHz, so I'm trying to ...
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BIOS only boots entry manually

My PC came with an HDD preinstalled with Windows 7 in MBR mode. Now I upgraded it with an SSD and installed Windows 10 as GPT because the PC supports UEFI. If I restart the PC it boots Windows 7 which ...
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Can't connect to any wireless network

Today I connected to my friend's wifi and tried to troubleshooting my old problem low ram in windows 8.1 update For the last trick I went for bios update and hdd regenerator. I have vostro 3300 and ...
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Can't access BIOS settings through F2

I have a DELL Optiplex GX260 Series, and umm I can't access my bios settings, F2 gives me the setup and F12 the Boot Menu. There are no advanced settings in my setup as well. I have searched ...
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Windows boot error when dual booting Win 10 and Ubuntu Gnome

The other day I cleared some space on my ssd and installed Ubuntu Gnome alongside Windows 10 using the "Install along windows" option. Then to get Ubuntu to boot first I went into my bios and changed ...
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Stuck in BIOS after restarting laptop?

Good day! I restarted my laptop today after it hung up on me. When it booted, it greeted me with the BIOS screen. Of course I tried to reboot again and the same thing happened. I looked at the boot ...
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Firmware Dilemma [duplicate]

I have a black background with this first sentence: "The system found unauthorized changes on the firmware operating system or EUFI drivers. Press [N] to run the next boot device, or enter directly ...
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How do I reset the admin password in my BIOS?

I bought some Windows desktops at an auction, and now I'm trying to install Ubuntu and remove Windows. I've been able to do it on some of them but on others, when I try to change the boot sequence in ...
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Unable to install ubuntu on my hp laptop with insydeh20 BIOS

I get the screen asking if i want to install or try ubuntu but after that it loads for a while and i get an initramfs screen which says 'Unable to find a medium containing a live filesystem'. I have ...
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Fixing time error

I have a hp dv7 series 3050 laptop. Recently, I left it on charging on standy mode and someone unwillingly disconnected the charger and it turned off. At the restart I noticed that the time was ...
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Forcing legacy boot

I have a new PC with a reference Intel motherboard and AMI BIOS (5.010 on a LynxPoint-LP chipset motherboard). There is no OEM support, so I'm on my own with this. I have a PXE network and WDS ...
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Unknown CPU detected, Bios Update is Required to Unleash it's Full Power

I have a Asus P5K SE motherboard and I recently changed the CPU from a Core 2 Quad to a Core 2 Duo. After the change a message displayed at the very beginning of the boot: Unknown CPU detected, Bios ...
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Seeking advice for bios update [closed]

I would like to hear your take on my situation. I recently upgraded my Z500 with additional SSD and I can port my OS on it. Now, I want to test it by disabling hdd. I have an older BIOS so I guess ...
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Issue installing Windows 10 on Samsung 950 Pro m2. SSD

I have recently purchased a brand new pc that which I have just finished building myself. The specs are as follows: Corsair 750D Case EVGA Classified 4-way motherboard 16gb(2x8) G.Skill trident Z ...
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Samsung NP550P5C boot priority issue

I have a new Samsung 5 series with Windows 8 and I can't make it boot from DVD/USB.I entered BIOS and disabled fast bios mode but when i enter boot priorities the only option i have is Windows boot ...
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Locked out of BIOS on ASUS T100TAM

I am locked out of my ASUS T100TAM BIOS. I can't even boot to windows. It only pulls up the blue BIOS password screen. Now, I have learned through research that I can enter a "rescue password" to ...
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Why boot fails with bios SATA Mode as AHCI?

In a nutshell, I am trying to figure out for some Jetway engineers and myself, why the custom bios they made me does not allow SATA devices to boot in AHCI mode. Obviously, this is difficult to ask ...
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When computer resumes from hibernation, BIOS is changed and causes issues, why? [closed]

The next time it happens I'll take a picture with my phone or something so I can show you the exact messages, but the basic rundown is this... I go to turn my laptop on (it's a sager with a gen4 i7 ...
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Is it possible to flash UEFI(bios) from usb without entering UEFI shell?

The other day I decided to flash my ASUS g75vw laptop's UEFI(aka new bios) with a new version. Something went wrong and after restart I can only see black screen. I can say that the laptop starts, ...
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Is TianoCore+coreboot a true open source UEFI?

There has been a lot of controversy surrounding UEFI, but like it or not, it's becoming the only option when it comes to generally available desktop motherboards. I've been avoiding UEFI mobos for ...
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Windows 8 - System found unauthorized changes on the firmware

I have a PC running windows 8 from Asus. A couple of days ago, I downloaded a windows update and the next morning when I tried to boot up the computer, it sent me directly to the BIOS, after giving ...
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Motherboard beeping every 60 seconds (Gigabyte/AMI)

On occasion, my motherboard's speaker gives off a short, high-pitched beep during normal operation, continuously and in intervals of exactly 60 seconds. I do not have any other symptoms, the computer ...
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How to activate windows 7 with the serial key on a chip/in the bios?

I bought a new Windows PC that comes with the windows activation key stored in the bios. How's that technology called btw? This particular system was chosen because it came with a preinstalled ...
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Why is my SSD reported as only 128KB in size

I have a SanDisk mSATA SSD that is 16GB in size. In one computer it is reported as having only 256 512 byte blocks (thus being only 128KB in size), in both BIOS and Linux. In another computer it is ...
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how to boot from USB on i-life zedbook tablet?

I want to install Ubuntu on my i-life Zedbook tablet. It is dual boot (windows 10 & Android 5.1). I created the bootable USB for Ubuntu but I can't boot from the USB. I explored everywhere but ...
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How to get it in Bios Samsung Series 5 NP530U4CL

I have a Samsung Series 5 NP530U4CL Laptop and I can not get into the BIOS, I have been trying using all function Keys, Tab, Esc, Del and nothing works, can anybody help me? The Model Code is ...
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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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Is it possible to make a usb that is bootable on both uefi and bios? [duplicate]

I have a grub4dos multiboot usb drive that contains some tools for computer checking. However, it only works on legacy boot. If you want to boot up from the drive, you need to change the bios to ...
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Can't boot installation CD

I am running Ubuntu 14.04. I want to try Windows 10 so I made an installation CD. When I try to boot from the CD it still loads Ubuntu rather than the installation process. I have tried enabling ...
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Trouble with mouse pad after installing/booting up Ubuntu 16.04

So I just received on old laptop from a friend and currently trying to install Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on the laptop. Here are the specs of the laptop: Brand: ASUS Memory: 2.8 GiB Processor: Intel ...
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How to enable Fastboot again on BIOS?

I have recently replaced the hard drive of my Asus Zenbook UX303LN with an SSD drive and managed to do a clean install of Windows 8 thanks to the link below: If USB is not listed in BIOS as a boot ...
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HP Pavilion P6210Y [Pegatron M2N78-LA Motherboard] will NOT detect replacement Western Digital 640GB SATA Hard Drive

I'm working on an HP Pavilion P6210Y (Pegatron M2N78-LA motherboard) that's hard drive has crashed. The issue that I'm running in to is that for some reason the computer absolutely REFUSES to detect ...
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My HP won't show advanced boot options

My HP desktop won't show advance boot options when I hit F8 It shows my processor information and so on when pressed Esc to enter startup menu. I'm so frustrated I cant go into safe mode. I tried to ...
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Can't access BIOS

I have an ASUS P8H77-V motherboard, and I can't access the BIOS on startup. My operating system loads just fine, and the motherboard splash screen does appear. But when I press delete the BIOS won't ...
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How do I boot to BIOS directly from Ubuntu?

Disclaimer: I have basically no experience with BIOS, UEFI, or anything of that kind. Earlier today I installed Ubuntu 16.04 on my Acer Aspire V5-571 alongside Windows 10. (This laptop came with 8 ...
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No bootable device for Windows 10 after update of Linux kernel 4.4.7 on Fedora 23

I have switched to Legacy Mode, disabled Fast Startup on Windows 10 before attempting installation of Fedora 23. The installation ran successfully, albeit with a network driver error unseen before, ...
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GPT Partitioned Disk not Recognized by BIOS

I have received a Samsung Ativ Book 4 (model no. NP4705E-K01UB [this computer is UEFI compatible BTW]), and for the first few months that I used it, it has worked fine with MBR partitioned disks. ...
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Can't get to BIOS on an MSI motherboard

When I'm restarting my PC I have no instructions on how to get to BIOS. I mean no key combination for that or something. At all. I restarted my PC many times and wasn't able to see something about ...
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ASUS Q502L “no battery detected” - Windows 8.1

PLEASE NOTE:: There is a fair possibility that I have found a solution to this quite some time ago, I continuously attempt to post a solution, but for some reason a moderator is persistently deleting ...
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Toshiba satellite L850 key for BIOS

I cant get in BIOS to my Toshiba laptop. Probably I turned on the fast boot or because of Fn key. How can I get in bios BIOS?
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Installing Win7x64 on existing Win8 laptop for dual-boot - UEFI/GPT Issue

I have a UEFI HP G7 Laptop with Windows 8.1 pre-installed, and I'd like to add Windows 7 as a dual-boot. In Win8, I've turned off Fast Startup, made room on the existing partition in order to create ...
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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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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.) ...