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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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Laptop cycle reboot at bios sata detection

I have the trouble on an Acer Aspire 5733. At boot, the bios shows the ACER Splash Screen and F2/F12 for setup/boot option, but it reboot before the bios detection ends. The only way to get out of the ...
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Change CD drive from AHCI to IDE

I am installing FreeBSD, and getting a hangup error. I read that a fix is to change your CD drive from AHCI to IDE, but I can only find info on how to do this via the registry. How do you do this via ...
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Windows setup doesn't detect HDD, although it is detected in BIOS

I've been trying to reconfigure and reinstall an old machine that I've been using until recently to pass it down to relatives, but I have no success installing Windows in the current configuration. ...
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Computer is not resuming from sleep

I am using a Dell N5420 laptop with windows 7 as OS. My problem is when I try to sleep my system it goes to sleep, but when I try to wake up the system its not resuming and goes to error recovery ...
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Unable to automatically select USB stick in BIOS for boot

This is a weird one: I would like to automatically boot my home server from USB (having recently installed ESXi on a USB drive), but the USB drive does not show up in the boot priority section of my ...
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Boot menu in Asus efi bios utility shows old boot entries

So I decided to reformat my computer today and I formatted my harddisk but when I went back into the bios/efi I found that it had entries to "Windows Boot Manager", "Linux Mint" and "grub". Even when ...
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Only one of my GPT drives is recognized by the BIOS

I have two GPT drives, an SSD and an HDD. My SSD has windows installed, my other HDD does not. My problem is that my BIOS only shows the SSD in boot options, and ignores the HDD. When the SSD is ...
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Bios stopped boot from usb

my pc is an ASUS RoG g750jx with dual boot : Debian Jessie and windows 8.1 , until yesterday everything was fine. Yesterday booting my pc it didn't display GRUB and directly booted to Windows,i ...
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What is the name of the screen that appears when the computer starts?

When our PC starts the company logo appears such as “SONY,” “DELL” etc… Just like the boot loaders, BIOS menu does this screen have a name?
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Connecting two ATA HDDs at same port

Here is an machine with only one ATA port ( rest is some of SATA ). So I need to connect my two ATA hard drives at same port. I've tried to connect them as master and slave, but they don't work in ...
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Samsung Notebook BIOS Failure after update

Regarding the thread "All boot options are tried loop" (after updating BIOS), i wanna thank Barlop (Applied his suggestion and it worked!), for the help and ask... What should i do now??? keep these ...
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No CSM option toshiba c55t-a5123

I see lots of chat about toshiba and bios options. What I don't see is A fix for not having CSM ( legacy) option in Bios. My problem is If you can't enable csm, you are not able to boot from ...
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Delete RAID Array via PERC BIOS?

I have a an older PowerEdge 800 with a PERC 4/DC controller and RAID 1 array. Its running Windows Server 2008, and it serves as my file server (among a few other roles). I've swapped out all the ...
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Troubleshooting processor upgrade, Paxville on Dell Precision 670

I've got a Dell Precision 670 with an XC837 motherboard and BIOS at version A07. I'm trying to upgrade this from using a single-core Celeron to a dual-core Paxville processor. When I install a single ...
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Why does UEFI BIOS only identify a 2TB drive on a 25TB virtual drive?

I configure a RAID6 using 16 2TB disks, and finally get a 25TB virtual drive as shown in LSI MegaRAID BIOS. And then I boot via a USB stick and try to install 64bit Ubuntu 14.04 on it. At the ...
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Graphics card VGA dead HDMI can't see bios or windows

Few days ago I had a problem where my screen went black, I restarted my computer I couldnt see the BIOS, Startup Screen or windows loading screen or anything at all just a black screen I could still ...
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Dell Optiplex GX270 - 2 short beeps

A static discharge happened in my Optiplex GX270 a few years ago, and I just now got around to replacing things. I've replaced the motherboard because I think it was the problem part, and the hard ...
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How can I fix GRUB on this dual disk setup?

I am dual-booting Windows and Ubuntu. The machine has two hard disks, both OSs are installed on sda (an SSD), but sda's bootloader uses UEFI and goes to Windows, whereas sdb has GRUB and boots to ...
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Reset supervisor password on Lenovo Ideapad S10e

I have an old Lenovo Ideapad S10e that a friend has given me. I need to be able to change settings such as the boot order in the BIOS setup, but I can not because there is a supervisor password. My ...
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Automatically boot from usb disk win7

I am trying to automatically boot my win7 OS from an USB drive. The actual booting progress is working fine, my only problem is that every time I am plugging in my external hard drive and ...
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How to switch from IDE to AHCI from outside the bios?

I want to change my sata hard from ide to ahci. But in my advanced bios menu there is no option to do that three is no ide configuration or sata configuration. I'm using laptop is there another way ...
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Intel Processor, black screen. bios

I was trying to put Intel® Pentium® D Processor 820 (2M Cache, 2.80 GHz, 800 MHz FSB) in my computer to replaced my old one (Intel 1.8GHz Dual Core) and when i was put it, computer cooler started to ...
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2-years dead notebook revive challenge

I've got a laptop which I thought was broken for 2-3 years. Currently it is in extremely bad condition. But I decided to try to revive it. So, here's my problem: the first thing I need to say is ...
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Change BIOS Settings Without Video Card

My video card broke now a while ago and I have been using my computer by connecting to it via the network. Now I need to change the BIOS settings on it. Can I do that without a working video card? I ...
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my lenovo laptop redirects to the bios screen and then beeps continuesly

my lenovo b570e laptop not booting, it beeps and then displays bios and then continues beeping for as long as the available power can carry. the only way to stop it is to press a key on the ...
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Is it possible to change the logo/image on boot up? If so how?

For Example: ; Or is this simply ingrained in the system?
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Can restore Windows system image because of bios/efi issue

I have an "EFI" image of a windows 7 drive. The machine that it came off of uses linux now, but I have another machine, both Dell laptops, that can use this image. Both machines have UEFI, and I have ...
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Aspire 5820T POST error

I have a laptop here, Aspire 5820T (SNID:02104847625) and I have the following problem. When I try to power it on, at first it does nothing. The power light stays on, but the fan is not working and ...
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Black screen and loud fans on boot

Greeting fellow netizens! I cannot boot my laptop, and I've tried everything I can think of, and I'm hoping someone here can help! The system: Samsung Series 7 Chronos np700z5c-s01ub The ...
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HP Pavilion BIOS Failure. Unable to restore

My laptop BIOS seems to be dead. When I turn it on the CapsLock light blinks for 2 times and nothing happens on my screen. I tried to remove battery and power cable for some minutes, but nothing ...
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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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UEFI Boot Loader With BIOS Boot loader on same HDD

When we install an operating system on a PC, it either installs it as UEFI or in the BIOS mode. So, When Installed using UEFI, the OS install makes some additional 200-600 MB partitions(FAT32), Which ...
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Cant install xp with along with windows 7

Hey guys am trying to install windows xp on my system...I have already installed windows 7 on my pc which works fine. When i booted from the installation disk to install xp ..Firstly it shows the ...
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Can BIOSasissted RAID1 (with OS Linux) be rebuilded with a external HDD with windows?

I have created a RAID 1 BIOS assisted,booted from RAID 1 and installed Linux OS on it.I had a power outage and the RAID1 status now is Rebuild. My question is : can i rebuild this RAID1 with Intel ...
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Computer turning on and off

When I press power button my computer turns on for 5 seconds, then off. If I try few times it eventually turns on. I have replaced RAM and graphics.
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What is the BIOS key for lenovo G500?

I am trying to enable intel VT through BIOS but can't access. I read that the small button next to power button can be used but a system restore is needed ... Is it safe or is there any other way to ...
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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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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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Installing new SODIMM RAM for laptop

My laptop is the following: Dell Inspiron 1764 i3 M 300 @ 2.13GHz Originally it came with 3GB RAM. I run Windows 7 64bit. So I have bought the following SODIMM RAM for my laptop, in order to ...
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How can I enter BIOS with ASUS Book Flip (TP500LA) if the screen is flipped?

I have 2 OS on my Asus Book Flip installed, Windows 8 and Android. I can dual boot them, works fine. But when I flip the screen (to tablet mode) the keyboard doesn't work while booting. So I ...
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is it possible to repair an erased bios?

I am using a Jetway motherboard for 14 years. A few months ago the battery of the computer was exhausted. So my computer was working without a battery. Last week in an attempt to update my bios, I ...
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Change Bios boot order after PXE installation

I'm doing a PXE installation. I success to do it but I have a final problem and I don't know where to search to find this answer. After my installation I would like to switch from my network bios ...
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Properly setting up memory in Debian 64-bit

I believe I have the following problem: Only 3.2GB of 4GB RAM detected on 64-bit Debian I received an old laptop that has a processor capable of 64-bit instruction set handling, and I installed ...
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How can I reinstall BIOS and can it be helpful?

I have some trouble with my notebook (ASUS K55DR). After rebooting display shows nothing. I searched a lot and don't find some tutorials how to reinstall BIOS. I think that is the BIOS problem because ...
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Asus laptop stalls with first boot image

I tried to install linux on this new Asus computer. Something went probably horribly wrong when I flagged the EFI partition as bios_grub in Gparted (the boot flag automatically unchecked itself). ...
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Dell Latitude wont boot past BIOS after Windows 10 update

I've got a Dell Latitude E6420 laptop that I was running Windows 7 on, I then tried the Windows 10 tech preview which was working fine until the first major update. It had downloaded and done a few ...
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HDD shows up in Partition Wizard, but not in BIOS or in Windows

I have a new SATA HDD for my ASUS G73JH Laptop. This is simply a bigger HDD(2TB) than the one before and it's new and unsused. Windows 7 Ultimate runs on a second HDD (SSD). The new SATA HDD is not ...
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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 notebook samsung np300e4c Boot menu is empty

I have my notebook Samsung NP300e4c. When turned on yesterday it shows me a picture with the list of boot options menu and app, but the list of boot I get empty !!!! Entering BIOS recognizes my ...
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How can I use older BIOS Update Asus A88x Plus?

I bought new computer components; Main board: Asus A88x Plus rev 1.02 CPU/APU:AMD A10 7850k Now my problem is saw many people have problems using this processor on fm2+ main-boards where they had ...