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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Why would my computer automatically restart after “shutdown” and “sleep”?

After my "firmware lost the hibernation information of my Windows 7 computer" I have fixed everything except the problem that the computer now will not shut off. If I choose "shut down", it shuts ...
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When LAN booting is engaging?

I have an industrial PC, with Phoenix AwardBIOS. My goal is to first boot from LAN, even if there is working OS on hard drive. For that First Boot Device is set to Legacy LAN and Second Boot Device ...
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How can I use TrueCrypt under windows 8.1?

I know that TrueCrypt doesn't support windows 8 because some systems have UEFI enabled. It seems that if UEFI is disabled or Windows 8 is installed on an non UEFI system TrueCrypt just works fine in ...
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Wake On LAN using Magic packets is not working in Windows 10

Even after configuring all the settings like Network Adapter Settings BIOS setting Disabled Fast Startup Telnet and Port Settings I can't able to wake up the machine with Windows 10 OS. Is ...
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How to boot in bios on the lenovo y500?

Everywhere I look I cannot find anywhere, that give a guide on how to boot into the bios on the y500. Can anyone help? I have been looking for hours.
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Sony VAIO ASSIST won't clear BIOS Password

I'm locked out of the system BIOS for my VAIO VPCL231FX for both the User and Admin Accounts. I've tried pressing the ASSIST and POWER buttons. however, I still can't bypass the BIOS password. ...
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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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May RAM failure made no beep?

Several days ago, I added some more RAM to my PC (4x2 to 4x2+2x2) from my old PC. They worked before, i never had any problem with those modules. My motherboard supports up to 16gb on 1066MHZ, and ...
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How can I restore a laptop that shipped with Windows 8 back to factory settings after erasing the main OS partition?

I have a brand new ASUS laptop that came with Windows 8. I am attempting to get rid of Windows 8 and install Windows 7 instead. (I have been able to disable secure boot, and boot from a CD.) I am ...
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Computer not recognizing hard drive

A few days ago my computer wouldn't boot..said something along the lines of "Please insert correct boot media and press any key" Its oldish so I tried what I could and just went out to buy new hard ...
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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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Toshiba Satellite L755 - Key for BIOS settings?

I'm trying to get into my Toshiba laptop's bios so I can boot from USB to install Xubuntu, but the POST is darting by too fast for me to try different keys, and the first thing I see on my screen when ...
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İntel 7260 network card's bluetooth function doesn't work

I have a problem about my wireless card.I have a intel 7260 hmw an half mini pci-e wireless card. It's wireless function is working but bluetooth function is not. When i look at device manager i see ...
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What does IGPU Multi-Monitor do?

I recently put together a new computer and was interested in the idea of using the integrated graphics to possibly take some of the load off of the graphics card by managing my second screen; or ...
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Issue booting Linux Mint from Live CD?

I had Windows 8 and Linux Mint 15 dual booted on my laptop. When I first installed Linux, I wasn't able to load into because the grub would not show. To fix this, I used boot-repair from a Live CD. ...
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Can not access BIOS setup on Acer E1-522 after changing it to legacy

I purchased an Acer E1-522 and the default Linux OS was not working. As I was planning to install Windows 7, I put the DVD in the drive, changed boot preference to the DVD drive and rebooted the ...
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Last BIOS time on Task Manager

Can someone tell me what that Last BIOS time is on the upper right corner of the task manager on Windows 8 Pro? Mine has always been 0.0. I guess it is not measuring the BIOS time properly so what can ...
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What is the difference between BIOS and firmware?

Could anyone elaborate on the differences between BIOS and firmware please?
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Internal Blu-Ray/DVD Drive Detected in BIOS, not Detected by Device Manager or Explorer

As the title says, Windows refuses to recognize my CD drive and it's making me sad. Like it doesn't show up in the device manager, 'My Computer' and whenever I put in a CD the autoplay prompt doesn't ...
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Asus 501JW computer wont start

I have an ASUS ROG 501JW, I put it to sleep and after trying to wake it up, the ASUStek application said it was erasing everything from the flash drive, panicking at the imminent loss of information, ...
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laptop will not boot hdd - samsung 13" ultrabook 5 series

This is a long one. I want to include troubleshooting I did. Im running windows 8.1, I downloaded the Samsung SW updater software and it gives me a whole list of updates including the Bios update. So ...
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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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Computer won't boot. Won't shutdown. Won't beep. Power consuming machine that won't power off

Some days ago my computer shut down and woundn't boot, so I removed one of the RAM chips, waited for a bit and tried again. Worked. Then some days later it shut down and when I tried to turn it on it ...
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Wake on Lan / WOL fails in Win10 when “Link Speed & Duplex” NIC set to anything other than “auto negotiation”, why?

I have a Win10 laptop on which I enabled WOL and it works (BIOS enabled for WOL and NIC enabled for WOL). But sometimes when I WOL start it up the NIC negotiates a low speed of 10Mbps (it's a 1Gbps ...
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New Kaveri build freezes in bios and windows (memtest ok)

I just finished building my pc: CPU: A8-7650k RAM: GSKILL 8gb 2400mhz (2×4gb) MB: Gigabyte F2a88xm-d3h (rev 3.1) PSU: an old one Whenever I go into Bios after max 1 minute the pc freezes. Before ...
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Enter BIOS from Windows 10 (UEFI mode)

I have Windows 10 installed on my Asus N550 notebook and want to enter the bios to install windows from scratch. (I have to change the boot order). However, I'm unable to get into the BIOS. Usually ...
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Western Digital HDD not getting detected in BIOS

I have a Western Digital 140GB HDD. It worked fine until a few days ago in my desktop. But today, when I booted it, the boot failed at Verifying DMI pool Data and then it said: No System Disk ...
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system boots directly to windows without giving boot options

I used to have F2 and F12 options during the boot process before entering Windows. After I installed Windows 10, the boot process appears to be locked. I can access the BIOS only through the recovery ...
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Where can I get old versions of HP bios?

Since I've updated my HP Pavilion g6-1c40ca's bios from F.44 to F.49, putting my computer into sleep mode and hibernating gives me a blue screen of death, and closing the lid when plugged in ...
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Resetting Bios Password on ASUS Transformer T300L

So, I have a ASUS Transformer Book T300L. I usually set a pass on my BIOS just in case (I'm a paranoiac). This time I tried to set it, introduced it slowly to see I introduce it correctly, confirmed ...
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Fujitsu lifebook s752 BIOS password removal

I am trying to remove the BIOS password on a Fujitsu lifebook s752. Trying to remove it by getting a master password and using dogberts algorythms is impossible as it gives me back a 24 digit hash, ...
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Fix boot sector / raid issue

So I had windows 7 installed on a raid 0 "drive", and therefore had my bios set in raid mode rather than AHCI mode. I then installed installed win 10 on another drive. It's just 1 SSD, no RAID, but ...
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How do you explain what the BIOS is to non-Super User?

In a particularly nerdy Facebook status update I mentioned that I had flashed my BIOS. One of my friends asked what the BIOS is. My question is: How do you explain what the BIOS is and does to a ...
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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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Boot from USB not working - Acer Aspire E1-522

I've been trying to boot a Windows 7 (yup) USB in this laptop, but neither using UEFI nor Legacy boot would work. In UEFI, always boot the HD even if it's last in priority list. In Legacy boot, ...
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BIOS password request for Japaneses laptop (fujitsu)

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Accessing legacy BIOS following Windows 10 install [duplicate]

So I have just recently installed Windows 10 and I'm needing to get into my BIOS (legacy, not UEFI BIOS). I have turned off Fast Startup and Hybernation and I have tried the Advanced Startup. The only ...
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Dell XPS M1330 BIOS upgrade adversely affects battery behavior

I upgraded from A11 to A15 using the executable M1330A15 (via DOS) and was successful. Before the upgrade, I left the laptop alone for several months. The battery showed 4 out of 5 pips when ...
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Can Preload CLI provide same\alternative RAID setup options?

So I access server over supermicro IPMI which does not support USB mouse thus WebBIOS for RAID setup is not an option. Yet "MegaPCLI SAS RAID Management Tool" is an option and I hope alternative. ...
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Where is the keyboard controller located?

In Mike Meyers CompTIA A+ book, he says In early computers, the keyboard connected to the external data bus via a special chip known as the keyboard controller. Don’t bother looking for this chip ...
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Laptop can't enter BIOS but boots fine

I have a Lenovo T430. It boots into Arch Linux without issue but when I try to enter BIOS configuration or the menu to choose a boot device, it hangs with a blank screen. Things I have tried: ...
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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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How to boot from DVD Lenovo W540

I have a Lenovo W540 laptop currently running windows 8.1. I have burned an ISO image of a linux-based OS onto a DVD-R using the Mastered burn type (not live file system). I cannot figure out how to ...
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BIOS screen freeze after clean install Windows 10

I just upgraded from windows 7 to windows 10 and now my BIOS screen freezes everytime I try to start. I am using the AsRock P67 Pro3 motherboard. When I shut the computer off and turn it back on again ...
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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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ASRock UEFI Setup Utility No option to disable secure boot

I want to downgrade my computer from Windows 8.1 to Windows 7. I originally had Windows 7 on my desktop, then upgraded to Windows 8, then Microsoft basically forced me to upgrade to Windows 8.1. I was ...
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cant remove windows 8.1 and replace with 7 or linux

first of all, i tried to remove windows 8.1 which was build-in my system and replace it with windows 7. but i got blue screen which mentioned i need to disable shadowing and caching in bios. but my ...
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How to unlock advanced tab in phoenix bios?

I have a laptop with Windows 8.1pro 64bit on it. I tried to downgrade it to Windows 7, but I got a blue screen mentioning I have to disable caching and shadowing in my bios (it was a suggested ...
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HP 110-430 Desktop PC - Can't boot into anything after EasyBCD's “Write MBR”

After upgrading my windows 8.1 install to windows 10 about a week ago (week ago), I decided that I no longer wanted the Windows/Ubuntu dual boot I had setup. So, in an attempt to delete GRUB and set ...
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Bios update for Pegatron Corporation A15 motherboard

I am fighting against a problem. The problem (short version) is that when I install Windows 8.1 on my laptop, when I restart it the screen is black. I already have a post regarding this problem here. ...