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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OS is not booting, asking for BIOS update

My Dell inspiron n5050 laptop, i tried to change the OS from windows 7 sp1 to windows 7, after installtion, it is unable to restart. when i choose startup repair, it showing problem with BIOS that it ...
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PXE boot - can't access BIOS

The issue I'm having is with a Dell Vostro 3360, Windows 7 64 Bit + Ubuntu 12.04 (Dual Boot). Everything worked perfectly until one day after a windows update it started showing this message on start ...
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Windows won't start and system repair can't fix it

I get a black screen with the error 0xc00000e9. Windows recovery can't fix my problem and system restore points aren't working. I have: changed cables (power and SATA) put a different HD from ...
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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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How can I update bios without battery?

I want to update BIOS to new version. While the update process executes, was given an error. The error is : the battery must be charged above 10 before the system bios can be flashed My equipment ...
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Samsung SSD is not visible in Bios

I have Dell Inspirion N5110 i7 , and I want to upgrade to SSD and I bought Samsung SSD PM810 2.5" 7mm 256MB SSD drive. Everythis is fine, I cloned my system drive successfully on to it, but I can't ...
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2-2-2 bios beep code on Dell MIG41R M/B

I have recently acquired a Dell Vostro with a MIG41R motherboard. The PC gave me a 2-2-2 bios beep code, so I opened it up and realized it didn't have and RAM and the HDD was disconnected. I bought a ...
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PC Gets Stuck On BIOS After Adding New HDD

I recently decided to make my external 2 TB HDD a internal, everything was going fine. After booting a few times, my PC decided to get stuck on the BIOS screen (Press DEL to enter BIOS). if I try 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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ASUS x551ma wont boot from DVD-ROM, when chosen in BIOS

I have gone through stages of ensuring that FAST START option in WIN-8 was disbled, to restarting and going into BIOS via F2, then choosing all fast boot options were disabled, then to BOOT ORDER. ...
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Adaptec ASR-7805 bios password

I would like to set the password for Adaptec ASR-7805 BIOS utility, which you access by pressing CTRL+A, right when the system boots, in order to prevent possibility of unauthorized access for ...
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PC won't POST w/ Corsair Vengeance Pro 16GB

Issue I've just received a new pair of Corsair Vengeance Pro 16GB (2x8GB) 1.35V DDR3L 2133MHz but my system does not boot and shows a 53/55 error code. Current setup Interestingly the PC boots ...
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Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 not recognized in BIOS

A computer with a Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 failed, so I found another computer to replace it. I was going to swap out the hard drives, but when I put the Seagate in the new computer, it doesn't ...
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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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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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PC boot loop bug, how to enter bios if none of the 'F' keys work?

A laptop (Samsung NP270) was running OK but after several Windows updates on windows 8.1 it started an endless boot loop, showing 2 screens First screen: Windows logo Second screen: BSOD saying ...
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Can't start Hyper-V VM - error hypervisor is not running

When attempting to start a VM in Hyper-V I am getting the error "Virtual machine 'VM NAME' could not be started because the hypervisor is not running". I have confirmed that Virtualization is enabled ...
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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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“Invalid partition table” when booting system

I have a Dell Latitude E5430 laptop. I have replaced the CD drive with SSD. Then I partitioned both disks, They both have msdos partition table with two primary partitions. No flags on the partitions. ...
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PC doesn't boot after RAM replacement

I bought two used sticks of AMD Radeon™ R5 Entertainment Series 4GB (1x4GB) DDR3-1600 MHz CL11 R534G1601U1-G ram to insert into my Asrock P55DE3 motherboard, but no matter what I tried the system ...
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How do I enable the on-board graphics card?

This information is based on an ACER Aspire M1641. I have a Nvidia NForce 620 chipset with a GeForce 7050 on-board GPU. I have added a second Nvidia GeForce 6200SE TC PCIe GPU, which automatically ...
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How to reset the BIOS password on a Dell Latitude?

I need to reset the the admin password for BIOS on a Dell Latitude... I never set one but it just popped up when I tried to access BIOS.
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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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Access advanced settings of bios. Sony Vaio e-series

I have an e series sony vaio with windows 7 and ubuntu (dual boot) and I want to access the advanced settings of bios. I searched the internet and I found out that I can do it with the assist button ...
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NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-280.13.run screwed up my sound

I just installed nVidia GT440 w/ NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-280.13.run driver on my Scientific Linux on two of my workstation and one of workstation sound disappeared. Both workstations are identical though ...
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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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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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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.) ...
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Desktop LEDs working but not booting to BIOS or anything else

I have an older desktop computer with an amd "m2n4 sli" asus motherboard that i occasionally turn on once in a week/month or something like that. Recently, i have turned it on and it booted up ...
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Dell Inspiron i660s-5386BK won’t recognize hard disk which works OK

After running Windows Update, my computer wouldn't restart. Stated no hard drive. Pressed F12 at startup to run diagnostics - everything passed but said there was no hard drive! I purchased a USB ...
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Have windows 7 laptop automatically turn on at a set time

I have a dell lnspiron laptop that I am running a minecraft server on and I want it to turn on at a set time in the morning so I don't have to worry about turning it on. I have checked the bios menu ...
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Is my CPU temperature increase speed normal?

I have a Pentium D 2.8GHz CPU and I am concerned about its temperature. I would leave it off and wait a good day or so (have a nap). I would then turn it on I go straight into BIOS and straight into ...
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Cannot remove HDD Password

I have set a HDD Password to my Dell Inspiron 3000 Series Laptop. I can reset my password but cannot remove it. I can't find a option to remove the password in the BIOS screen. How will I be able ...
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Laptop Keyboard

I have a dell latitude E6420 and it was working fine until last month I encountered a very strange problem. My laptop's keyboard stops working as soon as I exit the bios startup screen. Like, I can ...
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Lenovo B490 Bios update failed?

I have updated my official bios from Lenovo When I try to update my BIOS the Bios got corrupted and system doesn't boot-up, After googling I found some procedure to recover it, But I am struck in ...
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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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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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boot windows installed with UEFI on bios only host

I have a crashed computer, the save of my C: partition. The Windows 10 install was done on a GPT disk with UEFI. I would like to restart this Windows as a VM on my workstation to get a few things back ...
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Can spilling water on an old PS2 keyboard cause system crash, malfunction and BIOS problems?

I leaked some water in my PS2 keyboard while it was connected. I turned my keyboard upside down to let the water out and didnt think much of it. Within 15 minutes my pc harddisk starts rattling and my ...
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Why does memtest keep saying I have RAM running at 0Hz?

So I have been running into problems with my computer rebooting ever twenty to five minutes, this was really annoying me so I decided to run memtest+ on it. Unfortunately, when I boot up the memtest, ...
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How to unlock an ATA password-locked HDD with an upper-case password if the BIOS accepts only lower-case?

I accidentally locked an HDD with an ATA password, trying to issue a secure erase command. It was on Linux, I entered this command : # hdparm --security-erase PWD /dev/sda So the password is PWD ...
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Bios doesn't see hard drive and cd-rom

I've spent several days trying to repair my hp pavillion desktop running Windows 7. Through some boot USB applications it now can see the the USB drives but I cannot run the windows restore disks on ...
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Initial black screen, long boot up, no bios info, no Win logo, directly into the desktop screen

There are similar threads on the net but my problem is different. My computer has recently started to start with a black screen, no BIOS info is displayed, no windows logo is displayed. 3-10 minutes ...
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Tracking the information of older hardwares?

How can we tell whether any other hardware attached to a PC before, then were removed? Is there a chance that these hardwares leaves any trace in BIOS? If these traces can be found in the operating ...
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SSD appears in Windows but not in BIOS

I have used a 5.25" mounting bracket to replace my Acer E1-531G laptop's optical drive with a 2.5" 32 GB Transcend SSD. The main drive is a 750 GB HDD. After setting up a partition in Windows Disk ...
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Bypass bios password on Toshiba Satellite C55Dt-A5106?

Soon as I turn it on it goes from the Toshiba logo screen to a blue box asking for a password. Is there a way by this or any way to get some kind of menu ? Just want the windows to load so I can ...
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How to disable/reset power-on password in Toshiba satellite laptop C55DT-A5106

I hit the power button, the Toshiba logo comes on then immediately goes to a blue screen that says I need a password. I've been looking online, and I think I need to "reset BIOS password" to start ...
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Is there an un-bypassable way to protect my bios settings?

Is there a way to protect my bios settings beyond any sort of method of bypassing? I just set a long bios password but if it as easy as merely removing the CMOS battery to bypass the password, what ...
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Fujitsu laptop doesn't boot, unknown blink codes

I have Fujitsu AH530/GFX. Today I experimented with OS X Snow Leopard (Hackintosh) and installed the Soundflower application. I rebooted my laptop, and it suddenly froze. Okay... I shut it down and ...
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UEFI APM RTC Wake Up and standby / hibernation compatability

I configured my Windows 10 PC via UEFI APM to boot every day at 12:00:00 and shut down at 13:00 if not accessed via Teamviewer in the mean time. The PC showed up in teamviewer very irregularly ...