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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Installing Win7x64 on existing Win8 laptop for dual-boot - UEFI/GPT Issue

I have a UEFI HP G7 Laptop with Windows 8.1 pre-installed, and I'd like to add Windows 7 as a dual-boot. In Win8, I've turned off Fast Startup, made room on the existing partition in order to create ...
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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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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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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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Cannot clean install Windows 10 or access BIOS

I'm pulling my hair out with this one. I've got a HP TouchSmart 320 PC that I upgraded to Windows 10 mid last year from Windows 7. Bought the PC with W7 installed. Have had it in a box for months ...
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Why won't my motherboard work with two CPUs?

I (very) recently built a computer with the following specifications: (x2) Intel Xeon X5650; Supermicro X8DTI-F Motherboard; AMD Radeon R9 280X; 16GB DDR3 FB 1333MHz RAM (4x 4GB); 1TB Seagate ...
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Ghost USB drives don't go away on Windows 10

Briefly, I have phantom USB drives that showed up a week ago. Rolling back to a "clean" backup that was stored on a disconnected disk didn't solve the problem. I had that previously when I had a major ...
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Accessing BIOS using mouse only

My keyboard is not working but I can access my windows 10 BIOS. Using mouse I can change the bios settings But I can't save this settings by mouse. So after restarting computer works on previous ...
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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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how to restore bios boot setting?

I have a hp probook 4540s, I was trying to manipulate booting process and I did the following: 1 used xboot tool to boot from usb HDD, and I mounted ultimate boot cd on it 2 I logged into ultimate ...
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How to choose right cpu with difference sSpec & Steppings?

My motherboard is an ECS RC410-M2 (V1.0) In the CPU Section, Pentium D 900 series has several specs, and I bought Pentium D 945:SL9QQ BX80553945 D0 N/A 95 W with D0 stepping When inserted in my ...
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Unable to access my BIOS although the OS boots fine

I have an MSI GT602OC Laptop upon which I'm using an Ubuntu 15.04 (only OS). I can access my OS, it boots fine, no problems here. But when I try to access the BIOS (through the DEL key that I used ...
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BootDevice Not Found after swapping non-system HDD

I have some odd behavior on an HP Elitebook 8570W that I cant quite explain. The laptop comes w/ a primary SSD and has an upgrade bay. This one had a 500GB 5400rpm drive. When I swap the upgrade bay ...
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Reset Unknown Bios Password

a friend of mine recently gave me a Dell Inspiron 2320 which he has not used for a very long time. He had, what he called a "password problem" that he could not resolve. He put the Dell away and ...
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Disadvantages of enabling ErP in BIOS?

While searching for a solution to an external hard drive's LED continuing to blink after shutting down the system, I came across the 'ErP Enabled' setting in my BIOS. I've set ErP to "Enabled ...
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Motherboard Recognizes Platter Drive; Consistently Fails with SSD (SMART HDD/SDD Failure)

System Motherboard: Asus Maximus VIII Hero (Bios 1701: latest bios) SSD: Corsair Neutron XT SSD Win 7 x64 / Win 10 x64 Issue After months of running without issue (Win 7 x64), my Corsair Neutron ...
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Is possible to boot on PXE over a WiFi device?

As I know it is possible to boot up some bootable images (like Linux, Clonezilla, management applications and others) over a PXE (Preboot Execution Environment) server with an Ethernet device (802.3). ...
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Lenovo Boot Failed

I am Using Lenovo G405s and running Windows 8 on my laptop, and whenever I turn on the laptop this error pops up - SATA HDD : WDC WD5000LPVT-24G33T1 boot failed SATA ODD : MATSHITA DVD-RAM ...
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USB does not boot when trying to install Linux on my Asus EeeBook X205TA

I already made this question on the AskUbuntu (link) community, but had no good answers/help. So, here I am. I am trying to install Lubuntu on my Asus EeeBook X205TA that came with Windows 10 Home ...
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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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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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How To Find CPU Microcode For BIOS Patch

I have recently been wanting to upgrade my laptop's CPU but as it only has support for up to a dual core i3 I was looking to find the required Microcode for patching/updating my BIOS. I haven't been ...
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Updating BIOS File Build Date

I am in the process of updating my laptop's BIOS to add support for a CPU however I ran into an issue when I tried to adjust the build date of the BIOS file. After adjusting the file from built in ...
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Samsung Series 7 NP700Z5C - Laptop always restart after the Samsung logo

I'm in trouble with my laptop because I want install the Linux in dual-boot with Windows 10. So for that, I created a new partition on my HDD and I did the following changes on the Bios: Secure ...
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Reformat windows: use usb (bios?) or uefi boot device? [duplicate]

I'm trying to reformat my PC using a flash drive. When I go to the boot menu should I choose "usb: myflashdrive" or "uefi: myflashdrive"?
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What can I do to get my Samsung chronos 7 np700z5c-s02ub laptop back to boot?

I bought this laptop in 2013 brand new from best buy for $900. It features i7 quadcore, gforce nvidia optimus card with 1gb dedicated memory. 1TB hdd with 8gb flash for cash. Here is what happened: ...
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Laptop automatically reboots after shutdown

My laptop is a Dell N5110. These days the computer has a problem that after normally shutdown it automatic reboot in midnight. I have tried setting the power manager, system restore to prior time, ...
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Can't boot into Phoenix BIOS, system just boots after entering password

I have a Fujitsu Siemens notebook (Model: M9400) that has the BIOS currently set to Quick Boot . I want to switch this off to be able to boot from a CD. (And I just want my BIOS access back. The ...
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BIOS Password set up by computer - why? [duplicate]

One day my laptop (Toshiba Satellite Pro A200) asked me about the BIOS password. I googled out that after third attempt in a part of second the checksum of EEPROM password appears on screen. I ...
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Unable to boot Windows 10 installer from an original usb thumb drive

I'm unable to boot Windows 10 installer from an original usb thumb drive (from Windows 10 Home FPP package we just bought) on our machine. On one hand, our machine is a bit old already: ...
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Installing Fedora 23 x64 in Legacy Mode with Windows 10 (USB installation)

I was trying to install Fedora 23 x64 with Windows 10 x64. My computer doesn't support UEFI mode, just legacy. My problem is when I plug the usb in BIOS just identify an UEFI USB. If I boot it from ...
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Motherboard not POSTing: ASUS Crossblade Ranger, Q-code 00

I've been using this computer with a ASUS Crossblade Ranger for the past year. Seemed to work great for a while, but POST times have become exponentially slower over the past few weeks. Everyday I'd ...
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I've installed windows 10 with bios set to legacy, windows hangs on shut down?

I've installed Windows 10 on my new Lenovo G50-70 with Bios set to legacy boot, At first i didn't know how to enter to the bios so i pressed alt+f12 to choose which device to boot from so i found 4 ...
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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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auto power on after power loss after orderly shutdown

I configured my computer to auto power on after electricity power loss, through bios. But, I also want to auto power on my pc after electricity power loss after an orderly shutdown. for example if : ...
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Dell Vostro suddenly giving “No TPM or TPM has…” message on boot

(Original question title was Dell Vostro suddenly giving "No TPM or TPM has problem" message on boot" but I was pinged by the stack exchange style police for having the word "problem" in my title!) I ...
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How to move an existing installation of Window 7 64bit to UEFI (from legacy)

I have a laptop that has Windows 7 64 bit Enterprise edition. It is already filled with plenty of Software and drivers. The laptop (Dell E6220) supports booting through UEFI, but the insatllition was ...
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How to reinstall the Intel Matrix Storage Manager option ROM

I have a Dell Precision R5400 rack mount computer. It originally came with a the Intel Matrix Storage Manager option ROM installed. But then we decided to remove the RAID drives and replace them with ...
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Enter BIOS Setup on Lenovo G580

I have installed windows 7 on my Lenovo G580 laptop. To enable Intel Virtualization Technology, I need to go to BIOS. When I start my laptop, it displays press F2 to enter BIOS Setting, F12 for ...
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CSM setting won't stay?

I am on an ASUS laptop currently and I was getting it to boot from the legacy Windows 10. I reset the BIOS and set launch csm to enabled. I saved settings and found out it was set back to disabled. ...
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How do I get into my BIOS without a black screen?

On my Gigabyte Ultra Durable Series motherboard, how do I get into my BIOS? I hold delete upon start-up, but I get a black screen. I did some digging online and one source said it was because of ...
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Boot from CD on Inspiron 7500

I recently acquired an old Dell Inspiron 7500. It has Windows XP installed on it currently and is super slow. So I decided to install Linux on the machine, but I have failed over and over. I have ...
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USB devices prevent computer to turn on

I have a dell optiplex 960. If I plug in 3 usb devices (keyboard, mouse, printer) all to 3 usb ports next to each other (there is a row of 4 and a row of 3 on the back of the computer), It will not ...
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Install BIOS for Dell Inspiron 1564

my labtob doesn't power on (when i click the power button the lamp flashes and it doesn't power on), i went to a technician and he said that the bios is corrupted, and he want to install a new bios ...
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How to check if laptop supports mSATA?

I have Dell inspiron 7520 laptop which has two configurations with mSATA connection and preinstalled mSATA card and without mSATA connection. Mine is without preinstalled mSATA card, but I found in ...
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How to unbrick BIOS on Dell Precision M4500

I looked at the other similar questions. They were either about a different brand, outdated, or spam. Do not worry, I haven't bricked my BIOS yet. I was planning to flash my BIOS to a later version ...
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hard drive lock, impossible to enter bios

This morning I have encountered a really unpleasant surprise. My notebook refused to turn on. I didn't drop it, haven't installed anything new and all of a sudden, throughout the night, it simply ...
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Western Digital hard drive now freezes my BIOS when loading the video card?

After I have successively and successfully installed 3 Windows XP's on the same partition (Don't ask why...), I restarted my computer again and the BIOS just froze when it loaded the video card. ...
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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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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 ...