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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what exactly is present in CMOS when system is turned on for first time?

also how does cmos gets all the hardware information, parameters and stores them? Does Bios writes them into CMOS or some other hardware? Bios has facility to do POST. Is this POST anyhow related to ...
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PC cant even boot after BIOS clock changes

I've been having problems with my RAM and tried to overclock it to fix the issue. I changed NorthBridge from 2400mhz to 2800mhz. When turning on, monitor does not react at all, GPU and monitor all ...
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Is there any way to install any linux distro without acesssing the bios? (broken screen)

I am trying to run a Linux system from my y500 Lenovo ideapad but I can not access the boot menu or bios at all. This is because I have a broken screen and am using an external display to make use of ...
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Is it possible to overclock an i3-3110m?

Is it possible to overclock an i3-3110m notebook processor? I have searched many forums with Google, but all lead to no answers. I've tried using SetFSB but there are no configurations for my ...
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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 ...
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Laptop won't boot and screen won't come on

I have an old Asus G60VX that I'm wanting to put Linux on but when I turned it on this morning the laptop appears to start normal with the laptop startup sound(the sound it makes BEFORE BIOS starts), ...
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How to bypass BIOS password of a dell Inspiron 14z 5423? [duplicate]

I have a Dell Inspiron 14z 5423 with a system password that I can't figure out. The service code is 8JHKMT1. I have tried codes like "gabswqnd" and "1ohj8n3o" and "b42FW5RjqeVBKe6R". None of them ...
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Can't Boot from USB - even with Bios set correctly

I can't boot from USB even though the BIOS is set to boot from USB first. Windows Boot manager somehow seems to be taking precedence. I have Windows 7, Linux Mint and Ubuntu installed on my ...
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Can't access BIOS with usb keyboard ANYMORE?

So, I read some of the related posts on here but couldn't really find the solution. I have a ps/2 port but my ps/2 keyboard doesn't work on it anymore. Maybe it's broken or something. So, I got a new ...
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Motherboard BEEPS Code

I am using a Gigabyte motherboard. Today my screen suddenly went black and the beep sound began. I tried to restart my PC, but when it tried to boot into Windows, the same beep sound appear again. I ...
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Boot from mini PCI-E SSD Hard Drive?

Not sure if anyone has attempted this before, so if you don't know for sure, please don't answer. I have the Acer Aspire One A0531h with 3G. It has two mini pci-e slots. One has the wifi adapter and ...
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Dell A19 Bios unable to add USB Device

I am trying to add a USB path for UEFI installs. Since this Bios doesnt load on Start up, I have to manually add the device port and device itself. The problem is its not recongized, yet the ...
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How to enable hardware based encryption on Samsung 850 Pro

I have a new Samsung 850 pro which touts hardware-based encryption. According to that page I should just go in my bios and set a hard-drive password (no problem right). The only relevant thread 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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How to enable VT-x and reach BIOS settings [duplicate]

I need to enable my Virtualization feature on my laptop because of using the android studio emulator. The only trouble is that i don't know where to go to enable it. I heard hat I had to go to my BIOS ...
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BIOS of Dell R410 resets for no good reason

We run a Dell R410 server. The trouble we are facing is that it does not remember it's BIOS settings. The pain in that is that we need to be physically at the server when it reboots. Let me list some ...
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Which GPU does BIOS use for video output? Or is GPU involved at all?

As the answer to my question may differ depending on the specific hardware of a computer, I will limit my discussion to common PCs that we use everyday. The reason for asking this question is to try ...
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I can’t access the BIOS setup using F2 key on Samsung NP270E5V laptop

My Samsung NP270E5V laptop came with Ubuntu 13.04 installed on it, but I cant boot from a CD/DVD or USB flash drive to install Windows 7. Pressing F2 during boot doesn’t take me to BIOS menu so that I ...
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Boot stuck at blinking cursor before GRUB - only works via BIOS boot menu

I have a new box running Debian Squeeze. Grub is installed on /dev/sda, but when booting up I just get a blinking cursor, before the Grub menu. I can only boot to grub successfully when I choose boot ...
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samsung NP530 laptop cannot enter bios setup

Hi my friend has a samsung NP530U3C and he has changed the bios to CSM only now it stuck on a loop and will not boot up, the options "F2 setup" "F4 recovery" are there but they do nothing.I have a ...
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Reboot and select proper boot device error after changing partition table

I have a problem with starting installation of Windows from a pendrive onto my Samsung NP700G7C-S01 laptop. Here are things which I did: I formatted all disks on my laptop via GParted from Ubuntu on ...
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Does Windows 8 support UTC as BIOS time?

Is there any way to use Windows 8 with time in UTC in BIOS? I know there is a way to do it in Windows 7 (in this question: Does Windows 7 support UTC as BIOS time?), but this solution makes my system ...
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Advanced settings in InsydeH2O bios

I have hp 350 g1 laptop and bios version is InsydeH2O-F.12 .... I want to get to advanced settings menu in bios which is not found in bios setup .. How to unlock it and get this menu ?
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BIOS on custom built PC won't show up at home but works like a charm in store [closed]

A couple days ago my father bought a pre-built computer without any OS on it from a store. Once at home, I wanted to boot it and install Windows. When I booted it up, fans started turning, LED ...
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Firmware update on external HDD -> system not booting

After updating the firmware of my external HDD WD My Book, my toshiba laptop with a toshiba internal HDD, is no longer able to boot and I can't enter the BIOS either. The internal HDD has three ...
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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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ASUS M5A97 R2.0 Does boot properly and emits a lot of beeps [on hold]

My PC has been working fine for more than a year but recently it simply stopped booting. When I press the start button the fans start spinning but instead of booting I get a long series of beeps and ...
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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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Windows 8.1 installation from USB after deleting Windows Boot Manager in BIOS/UEFI

I removed Windows Boot Manager option from BIOS (UEFI) with EasyUEFI, after reboot I got an error message about broken BCD, need to be recovered, I tried to reinstall Windows 8.1.1 Pro X64 from USB ...
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Install Server 2008 to 3TB drive on Vostro 260

It is possible to install Windows Server 2008 R2 on a 3TB GPT hard drive on a Dell Vostro 260? I know that hard drives must be GPT to recognize over 2TB so I formatted it GPT thinking I did ...
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Access BIOS on Toshiba Satellite C55-A?

I have a Toshiba Satellite C55-A with Windows 8.1 Pro under UEFI. It originally came with Windows 8. But now the problem is I received Error Code 0x00000e9 and "Your PC needs to be repaired." Well I ...
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Running into many issues cloning Win 8.1 Tablets, wanted recommendations? [closed]

Basically our enterprise is pushing the use of these Lenovo Thinkpad 10 tablets running Win 8.1. Currently we add/remove bloatware, add the device to the domain, install our enterprise antivirus, add ...
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EEEPc Won't boot/load BIOS and not responding to common fixes [closed]

My EEEPc 900HA has been experiencing this exact problem: http://wiki.eeeuser.com/bugfixes:fixbios And it is not responding to any of the suggested fixes (except the one about jumping the jumpers, ...
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4 beeps, no video on start up ACER MB [closed]

This is the board off Amazon: For descriptive purposes only. Here's the thing: I had this board in a working computer for roughly 3 years. One day, when I hit the on button, it just wouldn't boot ...
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SSD not detected in Windows and BIOS

I have an Intel 530 ssd on my Asus Q550LF, and one more HDD, the one that came with laptop. SSD is connected instead optical drive. When I try to install windows on SSD partition, there is none! ...
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Laptop only boots from USB

I'm using a samsung 9 series laptop with windows 8.1 and was trying to run the Gparted ISO from USB on it. In order to change the boot settings I was trying to get into the BIOS, but for some reason ...
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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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ASUS K55A - Black Screen, Boot issue after Windows 8.1 upgrade

This is how it goes. Got a Laptop Windows 8.1 upgrade prompt. Clicked YES. Then laptop took long to download the upgrade. After a day, I assumed the upgrade was through as Laptop had rebooted. I ...
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UEFI Legacy boot hidden - tricks to unlock it?

I bought an Acer Aspire E1-510P-4459 with Windows 8.1... And I am considering installing Linux on it; maybe Win7, but I'd need to get a USB CD for that. So I downloaded a live image of my favourite ...
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ASUS G74sx - after BSOD, HDD & CD-Rom dissapears even from BIOS

I have an ASUS G74sx DH-71 laptop. Prerequisites: HDD running in AHCI mode. HDD S.M.A.R.T. 100% Health - Tested no bads, realocs or other issues. Ram Tested with memtest86+ 6 Cycles - No Issues. ...
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Incremental BIOS update or direct update to latest version?

I have been having some BSOD issues, and one of the recommendations to the STOP: Error that I have been experiencing is a BIOS update. I went to ASUS website and found the motherboard I am using ...
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Does Wake-on-LAN (WoL) depend on the motherboard or the network card?

This question was spurred by discovering the Acer M670G seems not have an Wake-on-LAN (WoL) settings in the BIOS and in general, wondering whether WoL is controlled by the BIOS/NIC or the OS. One of ...
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Can't get past bios screen after changing On-Chip Frame Buffer Size

I changed the On-Chip Frame Buffer Size on my desktop PC to a high value (something like 468mb?) from the original 64mb+2mb, in hopes of increasing the dedicated video ram. After saving this change I ...
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BIOS Update Before Installing CPU

I finally got around to builing a (shiny) new machine. So do I need to update BIOS before installing the new CPU? New hardware components include, Motherboard: ASUS H81M-PLUS CPU: Intel Core ...
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Hard disk not detected in BIOS, disk does spin up when powered

A friend asked me if I could fix his laptop, with the description "black screen on boot". Having tried using his laptop I immediately noticed that the laptop's BIOS claims there is no hard disk ...
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Windows 8 Tails Uefi to legacy and legacy to uefi

Recently I downloaded tails os, and want to boot it from usb stick. My pc is running in uefi mode, and I heard that it's possible that windows 8.1 won't work after changing to legacy. How can I ...
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GTX680 GPU BIOS OverClock stuck to 1150MHz

I started to overclock my GTX680 by editing its BIOS. Problem is that the Boost Clock is stuck at 1150MHz at full load even though I set the Boost Clock to 1228MHz, then 1254MHz and finally 1280MHz. ...
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eeePC 900 Windows — Bios boot order locked

I'm trying to repurpose a Windows XP eeePC 900 for Qimo linux. I can't get the computer to boot anything but the hard drive. When I go into the BIOS to try and change the boot order, I get the message ...
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How do I password protect usb boot?

I want usb booting to still be allowed but only with an admin password. I found out this is possible from trying to usb boot a live usb of linux on a school computer but it required the admin ...
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I want a generic vga driver supports 1440x900 resolution [duplicate]

I think my NVIDIA GeForce 8300 gs display adapter is dead !! .It shows the windows xp logo with black dots! And after I hear windows startup music ..with no image on the screen the pc restart itself ...