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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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 NP530U4C-...
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Samsung SSD 840/850 Pro with Encryption: how does portability work?

Context. the Samsung SSD Pro series ships with a hardware-based encryption feature which protects the disk content. As highlighted by many other questions and guides online, this feature can be "...
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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 did:...
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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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VT-X is supported by cpu but not selectable

my computer's bios setting says that vt-x is supported by cpu. but I could not find anywhere to enable it. what's going on?
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Lenovo G580 Zorin OS killed my bios. I can no longer access the bios or boot menu

I am struggling with a very serious problem with my old laptop. I installed Zorin OS to my laptop and now Every time I try to access the bios or the boot menu It says please wait after pressing the ...
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Windows 7 halts booting when Apple Keyboard connected

When Windows 7(64bit) is booting, and Apple Keyboard is connected by USB, then it halts on 'Vaio' logo, while loading BIOS(and I have to disconnect keyboard, restart computer, and connect when windows ...
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Desktop wont boot - No POST

Problem Summary My Desktop was working fine. Then, when I switched on my PC after an hour of halt, it won't boot. Initially, it showed me POST screen (Gigabyte logo with options to enter BIOS, Boot ...
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Dell Inspiron 15 5000 series wont boot or boot any media

I am a computer technician working out of a local shop and we had this laptop come in with a perplexing issue. I will go ahead and run down what I've tried. Bios: Tried disabling secure boot, ...
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Bios flashing : copying exe to bootable external hd (cannot create regular file, read only filesystem)

I want to flash my bios so I can reset it with HP super+b boot bios reset. I downloaded the .exe flash. I created a Windows PE iso and burned it on a external HD that I will boot on, using the 'dd' ...
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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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How to explain the strange power consumption difference among OSes and hardwares and how to lower it?

I use a wattmeter to measure the power-consumptions of my computers. The following is the result: my laptop + Ubuntu 14.04: 14.5 watt my laptop + ArchLinux: 30 ...
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Can't find option to activate legacy boot mode on Asus EFI BIOS

I installed Windows 10 on a PC but it has some incompatibilities with the graphic card. Now I want to install Windows 7, so I burned the ISO on an USB stick, and then I tried to boot the system with ...
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Turn on computer with USB keyboard through PS/2 adapter

I want to wake-up my PC by USB keyboard connected through PS/2 adapter. According to BIOS settings: Resume From S3/S4/S5 by PS/2 keyboard ... [Any Key] it should be working, but doesn't. If I ...
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How do I disable the F1 “Help” key on Windows 10?

I have a non-UEFI HP laptop running Windows 10. My F keys have a variety of functions on them, and I have to press and hold Fn to access the actual F1-12 functions. My F1 key has a little question ...
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Where's the BIOS on an Intel Mac?

When I use my laptop, I have no trouble at all accessing the BIOS and changing things like the boot order. However I recently got an iMac and have found that not only do the usual keys not get me to ...
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Lenovo A740 BIOS Administrator Password

Quite in a pickle here after a person who left the workplace set the Administrator password on all six of our lab machines. As funny as that might sound it is not. I have tried some common solution ...
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Something resets BIOS time to a prior date

I have a batch of HP Prodesk 400 G2 computers with UEFI and Windows 10. From time to time, every day, the time and date reset to a fixed one, 2-3 weeks ago. I checked and reset the time from the UEFI. ...
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How to get to the BIOS settings using Windows 10?

I’d like to get to the BIOS when using Windows 10 Home and Lenovo Ideapad S400. I tried to use the Advanced Startup as described in the example on this page. But there is no UEFI Firmware Settings ...
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How to install Windows 7 on laptop with Ubuntu?

How to install Windows 7 on laptop with Ubuntu preinstalled? (I want replace Ubuntu, as I already have Ubuntu on another PC). I have Windows installation ISO on DVD. Should I first remove Ubuntu via ...
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Why I can´t change the wifi card

it´s a HP Mini 110 (netbook). It has Trisquel 7 installed, Ubuntu 14.04 based and 100% free software, and the wifi card is not supported by it. So I bought another one, but when turning it on a ...
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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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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 (HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\TimeZoneInformation\...
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How to transfer MP4 to my IPhone 6? [closed]

I am new to Iphone. Yesterday, I tried to transfer MP4 to my new iphone, when I connect my iphone to computer, Iphone does not allow to do this transfer. After searching awhile, I have found some non-...
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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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How can I update BIOS for my HP desktop with Windows 10?

I have HP Desktop (Elite 8200 Small Form Factor) with Windows 10 upgraded. I search HP website and searched my desktop model number but they don't seem to support Windows 10. How can I update the ...
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Deleted system reserved partition, can't access bios or boot via USB

I have 3 disks. Disk 0 has Win10 installation, and a 350MB system reserved partition. Disk 1 had a 100MB system reserved partition that I (mistakenly) believed was from an old Win7 install. I wanted ...
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Windows 10 USB only working if device plugged in during boot

I got a PC with a ASUS B85M-G motherboard and the following problem. None of my USB ports (neither at the back, nor at the front, neither USB 3.0, nor USB 2.0) work. Actually, they don't work for ...
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Windows 2003 Server doesn't start

My PC with Windows 2003 server has this problem: it doesn't start in normal mode, and in safe mode, it hangs-on the acpitabl.dat I have tried to reset BIOS and disconnect all devices, without success....
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How do I find release notes for BIOS updates? [on hold]

I have an HP Pavilion Laptop. When I first got it I believe it had Insyde F.76 BIOS version. I had been getting some weird behavior and the I/O just seemed choppy at points. After about 2-3 updates I'...
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Noisy HP DL360 server and DMESG errors

I purchased a HP ProLiant DL360 server for use with Solaris testing because it was OEM hardware. The server sits in my basement and its kind of noisy. It sounds like a mini high-bypass jet engine, ...
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Can't change the boot order on UEFI BIOS

I've searched for an answer already, but I may not be using the right terminology. Regardless, I wasn't able to find an answer. I bought a mini PC with an eMMC HD and I'm trying to overwrite the ...
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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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My laptop doesn't boot when I add a new RAM

Here's the thing : I recently cleaned my laptop completely. And during my cleaning, I disassembled my CPU and then put it back (I wanted to see how it worked). Then I put everything back in (...
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Update BIOS on Dell with Linux with no floppy drive, when firmware is not in the firmware-tools repository

I'd like to update my BIOS on my Dell Studio XPS 1340. I have the .exe file for installing it with Windows, but I don't have Windows installed on this computer. I'm currently running Ubuntu 9.04 64-...
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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. "...
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Laptop doesn't boot (damaged BIOS)?

I was suffering from a network issue with my laptop (Acer Aspire 5750), so I went to acer.com and downloaded the latest BIOS update, but when it was installing, it showed an error message saying "IHSI:...
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Is there any reason to use UEFI with Windows 10?

Or another way of putting it, will I be impacted in any way if I use legacy BIOS mode with Windows 10? I'm not fond of having a new complex software layer underneath my OS especially with the recent ...
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Reset BIOS on Dell by removing battery but now wont boot because time is not set?

I basically get this message: If i turn off the computer and turn it back on i just get a black screen with a white cursor blinking. Any ideas? EDIT In case anyone else is wondering. I DO NOT ...
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My screen says UEFI but windows says “Legacy” for BIOS - Which am I using?

I have a computer that right now is only configured to use Windows 10. It was originally installed running 8.1 and then upgraded to 10. I am trying to figure out if I am using BIOS or UEFI on this ...
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BIOS password needed - but none set by me

This computer system. #8NJBM1J-595B, is protected by a password authentication system. You cannot access the data on this computer without the correct password. This message appear when computer was ...
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Boot from Hard Drive via USB but not directly?

I'm having a bizarre problem, and it seems I'm not alone. On a Dell Latitude 13, I get the error message "internal hard disk drive not found" during POST. Yet, if I take the very same hard drive and ...
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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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How to reset the Intel SATA controller ROM?

I recently attempted installing Windows Vista in AHCI mode. I suspect that this adventure has somehow rendered the built-in Intel SATA controller inoperable in AHCI mode. I started off with a clean (...
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Removing the BIOS password on a Dell Laptop [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Reset or remove the BIOS password on my laptop I have a Dell D620 laptop. My younger brother set password by mistake on BIOS Setup and forgot it. How do I reset the BIOS ...
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CSM or Legacy Boot option not available on devices pre-installed with Windows 8

The CSM or Legacy Boot option is usually found in Bios, Advanced, System Configuration. However, it seems to me that on laptops pre-installed with Windows 8/8.1, there is no such option. I have just ...
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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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How can I update the BIOS of a Dell Inspiron 1564?

How can I update the BIOS of my Dell Inspiron 1564?
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Added new RAM that made computer slow, removed it and it's still slow

I have Windows 7 32-bit and a Kingston DDR2 SDRAM DDR2-800 400 MHz 2GB RAM module. The motherboard has two RAM slots so I added a new 2GB RAM module. This one was Kingston as well, and if I remember ...
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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?? ...