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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Windows 7, Detecting hard drives; Done; No drives found?

I recently reinstalled windows 7 on a Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R (revision 2.0) motherboard with an SSD hard drive. I was reading about IDE vs AHCI and the consensus seemed to be that AHCI was better ...
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Acer Aspire V3-571G BIOS password reset/remove

I had a clean Win8 install under Acer authorized service station for AspireV3-571G under warranty almost 1 year ago. They had changed the BIOS password without my knowledge. Now for dual-boot and many ...
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My Pc suddenly had Bootmgr missing following up with a "Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device

Hi guys I today started up my pc today(like any other day) and suddenly on desktop my pc freezes completely ctrl+alt+del doesn't work. So I restarted my pc and suddenly it gave me the bootmgr is ...
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How to enlarge RAID5 array with MegaRAID WebBIOS?

I'm a little confused with RAID5. I created a RAID5 array group from WebBIOS with 6 drives. Then created an XFS partition on this RAID5 drive. How can I enlarge the RAID5 without losing data? In ...
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How to read and save BIOS from GeForce GT630M to change throttle temperature in Acer V3

ORIGINAL POST Please skip to EDIT Hello I am using the Acer V3-571G which has set GPU throttling temperature to really low value(lower than other manufacturers) it makes GPU useless it throttles ...
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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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Asus X45C booting directly to BIOS without any reason

I have a Asus laptop which runs on Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit. For a week, whenever I switch it on it boots directly to the BIOS, instead of booting into Windows, without any reason. Then I have to ...
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Setting hardware clock on Dell BIOS

In an attempt to reset the BIOS and set a new admin username and password; I took out the CMOS battery, held the power button for 20 seconds, then put the battery back in. The system worked fine ...
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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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How computers display raw, low-level text and graphics

My ever-growing interest in computers is making me ask deeper questions, that we don't seem to have to ask anymore. Our computers, at boot, as far as I understand it, are in text mode, in which a ...
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USB not working on Laptop before Windows 8.1 boot

I have a laptop Compaq 435 notebook pc but some of its key are not working anymore including function keys' F9-F12 which is really needed when I want to access the BIOS. So, I am using an external ...
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Windows XP x64 hangs at welcome screen (NOT A JOKE!)

So long time ago I posted a question asking how to fix my broken windows XP but it seems that I have done this on 1st April and everyone thought that it was a joke and nobody answered - LOL! (link to ...
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Is there any way to boot Windows 7/8 using BIOS on GPT?

I'd like to know if there's a method to get Windows 7 or Windows 8 Developer Preview to install to a GPT disk on my traditional IBM PC BIOS setup. Windows 7, of course, rejects my GPT partition, ...
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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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What Is a Boot Failure 4 Digit Diagnostic Tool?

How do I use this device? Designed to troubleshoot PC boot failures, when PC doesn't even show Video Card/BIOS screen (thus no error code/info is available) 4-digit numeric display ...
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Computer will not boot after motherboard swap

I have a HP pavilion dv7 which came with Win8. It was dropped and broke into two. 3 days later it completely stopped working. After some diagnosis I concluded it was the Motherboard. I could not find ...
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My Toshiba laptop restarts again and again

Please help on how to fix my Toshiba laptop, after reformatting all data has installed properly driver's are perfectly installed and no error, after installing I restarted my laptop as the ...
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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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ASUS BIOS empty boot list

ASUS X552C. Originally installed Ubuntu 14.04 on first half of SSD with efi, root, swap partition, then windows on second half which made a boot partition and an NTFS partition, all worked fine. ...
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Zorin no Kernel. Hard Drive is completely wiped after installing

I installed Zorin successfully, but I wiped eveyrthing that was previously on my hard drive. So when I boot up I'm in grub. I typed "grub> boot". But its saying I need to load a kernel. I have no idea ...
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Can I install Windows XP, 7, 8, 8.1 in without IDE mode?

Good day guys, I just installed ubuntu and it replaced my current OS Windows 7 Ultimate. Now I want to go back to windows and try to install XP but now I'm unable to install ANY VERSION OF WINDOWS ...
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CMOS editor on Windows?

I need some way to modify BIOS settings in the CMOS memory from within Windows. Particularly I want to change the "state after power failure" setting through a remote VNC connection. Mainboard: ASUS ...
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Increase fan speed

I'm currently trying to speed up my fan in an attempt to keep my laptop cooler and running a lot smoother when gaming. I've tried using programs such as speedfan and these can't access my fan. I ...
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Lenovo T400 virtualization fails despite set in BIOS

T400 virtualization fails despite set in BIOS I found this post http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-Edge-S-series/Hardware-Virtualisation-on-E520-with-i5-2540M-2-6GHz/td-p/608633 when I searched on ...
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Samsung Series 5 BIOS not detecting any bootable devices

so I have a problem with my BIOS, it doesn't detect any bootable devices from the Boot tab. NOTE: I'm gonna refer to keys and tabs that show in my BIOS settings page for ease of explanation. Please ...
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Acer Aspire V3-571G Fan Settings

My laptop is very hot I just bought it like 2 days ago. It most of the times up to 60 c and the only thing I have open is Google Chrome or just only Skype, I think it's way too hot for just one ...
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Non-UEFI computer can't see UEFI Hard Drive

Long story short I had a computer, (Windows 8,UEFI, Samsung 840 EVO SSD) system. I spilled coffee on that system and am sending it off to be repaired. I wanted to make sure the hard drive was okay, ...
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Cannot enter the BIOS on a Samsung ATIV Book 2

I bought a new Samsung ATIV Book 2 NP270E5V-K01AE Notebook. It was running Windows 8 perfectly. I downloaded and installed Windows 8.1 and after the installation the laptop just restarts ...
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Is clearing CMOS and flashing BIOS same operation?

My friends' desktop PC won't boot, shows nothing on display, confirmed that everything's working fine, but BIOS is corrupted..need to flash the BIOS using bootable CD/USB (Hiren's boot CD or Ultimate ...
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Drive assignments changing

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 Server machine set up with 3 drives: Two 2TB HDDs, and a 4GB USB drive for system. It seems that every time I boot the system it changes what drives are assigned to ...
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Is is possible to update BIOS to UEFI?

I just ran the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant on an older machine (just for fun) and was informed that due to lack of UEFI firmware, Secure Boot would not be supported. What I want to know is, is it ...
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How to access BIOS on an ASUS laptop?

I just bought an ASUS laptop with Windows 8 installed. How can I access the BIOS? I tried to click any of the usual keys during power-up: ESC, DEL, F10, F8, F2... non of them work - I just get to ...
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Windows 8 system image restore failed (Error 0x80073B92)

I bought a new Asus laptop the other day and I removed Windows 8 and installed Ubuntu 13.04. Now I'm trying to reinstall windows 8 from a system image but it fails. I have an ASUS Q550L ...
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Where is the CMOS setup utility stored?

I am reading an old A+ certification book that is going over BIOS and CMOS. Some background info (this may all very well be incorrect): From what I understand, BIOS is a set of programs on the ...
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Windows 7 hybernation prevent on startup

I have hybernate my windows7. Now I had an issue that, my enter key is not working. I can not delete my hybernate and the system is remain in a promp window for restore from hybernate or not. I can ...
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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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“We couldn't create a new partition…” error while installing Windows 8.1 on Samsung 530U

So I've been trying install Windows 8.1 on Samsung 530U, but I keep getting this error "We couldn't create a new partition...". I'm using 16GB usb stick that I made with Windows USB/DVD tool. I ...
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Aspire One beep codes

We have an Acer Aspire One laptop that just got a drink spilled completely all over it. We got it vacuumed out mostly with a wet/dry shopvac. Now when booted up, I see the first BIOS screen (and can ...
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How to reset BIOS on ASUS K53E

My BIOS is password-protected, so that I can't access the BIOS settings (I don't have problems with booting into Windows XP). The BIOS is made by American Megatrends (AMI). I've been trying some ...
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Is it possible to brick a computer due to corrupted CMOS?

Does the BIOS do error checking before booting with the CMOS configurations? Or does it blindly take whatever inside the CMOS and try to boot with it?
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Change bios splash screen

I have a new HP 246 G1 notebook PC from the tamil nadu govt. The bios splash screen is a photo of the state chief minister. I used 'universal bios backup toolkit 2.0' to take a backup of my present ...
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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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Asus UEFI/BIOS options - How to boot from DVD?

I just bought a new PC and the default installed OS is Windows 8. I want to install Windows 7 but when I go into the boot options screen I only have one option: Windows Boot Manager I can't find my ...
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Can't start computer, it only boots into BIOS update

My son has a Compaq Presario computer running on Windows 7 and he has brought it down to me cause it's 'not working'. When I start up the computer I get a HP BIOS update that fails and keeps ...
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Why BIOS(UEFI) doesn't find GPU sometimes?

i have bought new pc and got some troubles with it. Sometimes when i power on it, bios says (beeps) that GPU is not found, and sometimes after sleep mod GPU doesn't starts, and screen are black with - ...
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Building a new computer and it is not booting up. Continual 3 bios beeps. What should I do?

I've just built a new computer, but it's not booting up. When I press the power button, the BIOS continually beeps in 3's I checked the Intel site and said that's a memory error, so I bought some new ...
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bios beeps codes

I have a computer with a GF7050V-se mainboard but i get some beeps. There are 2 short beeps and 8-9-10 long beeps. Does anyone know what those beeps means?
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Power button doesn't turn on the laptop on first attempt

I have Dell 1764 for about 2 and half years and just recently power button start creating problem when I try to turn it on (it happened like over a night when i turned it off very fine and next day ...
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Computer produces continuous beep on startup

When starting up my computer, this is what I hear: [YouTube video] Basically, it's a continuous beep. What does this mean and, more importantly, what can I do about this? I think this PC uses ...
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Bios stuck on system start in ubunutu 14.04

Ok, my problem is when i press power button to start my laptop it stuck at black screen i have to wait for 10 sec then press CTRL + ALT + DEL and then my laptop reach at the grub selection. I had dual ...