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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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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Laptop BIOS password is unknown

I have a Fujitsu Siemens Esprimo Mobile v6535 laptop (a rare 2008 machine) that has a BIOS password which I don't know. I got this laptop from a dump a year ago and the previous user set a BIOS ...
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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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Forward iOS app traffic to IP address on a router

I have an iOS camera app that seeks to connect to a specific IP address. I am trying to setup a wifi device to connect to a wifi router(static ip Address) then forward the camera app traffic to the ...
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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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PCI-USB card not working in BIOS

I have got a PCI USB card for the mouse and keyboard. It works in Windows with generic drivers, but does not in BIOS. I have a P43-DS3L Gigabyte motherboard. On-board USB is not working. It's ...
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What does the BIOS setting XHCI Pre-Boot Mode do?

I have a BIOS setting called XHCI Pre-Boot Mode. If I have this enabled USB devices which aren't plugged in at boot are never recognised, if I set it to Disabled then USB devices work normally. The ...
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BIOS doesn't detect SSD

Just finished building a new computer. I've booted up a couple of times, and everything seems to be working fine except that the BIOS doesn't detect the SSD. I tried connecting a HDD as well using a ...
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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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My Laptop is not allowing me to install new windows. I just forgot the BIOS password. Is there any assembly code or solution for the same?

I have set BIOS password few years ago. Now I forgot the password. While installing new Windows or formatting, it asks for the password. I don't know how to reset it. Is there any backdoor password ...
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Vostro 1520 crash during bios update

My Vostro 1520 (P8700 C2D) originally came with BIOS A02. This BIOS version has known problems with VT, so I had to upgrade to A05. During the upgrade, the notebook crashed. Needless to say, it won't ...
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What is the reading speed of the non-volatile memory where the BIOS is stored?

So the question is quite self-explanatory i think. Is there a way to find out the specifications of the non-volatile memory chips built in the common home/office PC motherboard models on the market ...
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Change Virtualbox disk type from AHCI to RAID

I made have an image that was made on a Dell computer. This Dell had "RAID mode" set in the bios. If I load and then boot the image on any other computer set to AHCI or AHCI/RAID, I get BSOD. Same ...
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Dell Latitude E5500 - Cannot change boot order with keyboard, must use touchpad

We just bought a few Latitude E5550 laptops. I wanted to boot from an installation CD, so I had to change the boot order. Instead of being a text-based BIOS configuration that is easy to navigate ...
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Cannot boot from USB at startup

Laptop: Dell XPS m1530 with A12 BIOS. I have USB EMULATION enabled in the BIOS. At startup, after pressing F12, USB is shown in the list, but I cant boot from it,, boot device gets automatically ...
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Samsung NP300E5E imposible to access BIOS

I have Samsung NP300E5E laptop and i would like to install fresh version of Windows. But i have read lots of comments about issue with these laptops... Basically hard drive was formatted that means ...
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ASUS F1A75-M motherboard - where is PXE boot in AMI BIOS 2.00, 2012?

I'm re-purposing a legacy computer, a short under-desk box with F1A75-M motherboard. I found the instructions on-line, I've been through every line in American Megatrends, Inc BIOS 2.00, version 2012. ...
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Changed my hard disk to an SSD but not detected

I removed my old hard disk and put in a SSD in my laptop (Acer E-5 771). However on booting the EFI informed me that there was no bootable drive. Booting into Ubuntu on a USB, I couldn't see the SSD ...
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Problems booting from USB drive

Recently I decided to install Debian on my USB drive. I downloaded the ISO file (SHA256 checksum verified), burned it to a DVD and used that to install Debian. The installation finished successfully, ...
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ACPI Bios error on Windows 10 Lenovo Tablet

I have recently purchased a Lenovo Miix 310-10ICR tablet that came with WIN 10 by default. I was tempted to try Android on it so I managed to download and install it yesterday. But, I made a HUGE ...
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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 mobo ASUS P8Z68-V PRO secure boot

I had the dreaded Win 7 microsoft UEFI boot glitch. I just got things back and running. I updated the bios, and I can't locate anything in the advanced bios (boot menu) about secure boot. I've ...
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MTRRs do not cover all 16Gb of memory on N3150

Installed 16Gb (2x8) RAM into an Asus N3150i-c (with quad-core intel braswell Celeron N3150 SoC) and having [ 0.000000] WARNING: BIOS bug: CPU MTRRs don't cover all of memory, losing 2048MB of ...
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Make Windows bootable in both UEFI and Legacy mode?

Some days ago, I installed Windows 10 to a new HDD. Afterwards, I found two boot options in firmware: (1) HDD, (2) UEFI - HDD. I thought the former is boot in legacy mode, the latter is boot in UEFI ...
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No valid bootloader target device found(For UEFI installation)

I have windows 10 and fedora 20 in my laptop(Dual boot). I wanna install fedora 24(by replace it on existing fedora),I made bootable usb disk from fedora 24 iso file with LiveUSB Creator, but during ...
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Windows 10 laptop suddently needs to boot csm mode

I recently bought a new asus laptop with windows 10 on it. I did a reinstall (of windows 10) and I have been using it after that for about a month or 2. Suddenly it boots only to the bios. When I ...
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Installing a OS on a IMB Think Pad with access to network, or HHD only? How/Options

I have 2 brand new IBM T520's, and a newish x220. These came via my brother, and are laptops form where he used to work, which has closed down, and sold them to him (50 quid each with a dock, nice!!)....
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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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Internal hard drives showing as removable in Windows 10

My internal drives are showing for some reason as removable in windows (one is SSD and the other is an HDD) in Windows 10 Pro. I read somewhere this can affect performance. Why is this? Is this ...
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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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If BIOS is stored on a flash memory chip, what is the purpose of ROM now?

According to Wikipedia, in older computers the BIOS firmware was stored on the ROM chip which was attached to the motherboard. However, nowadays BIOS is stored on a flash memory chip on the ...
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No other boot option than zorin

I (pretty new to Linux) have installed the Zorin OS over my previously working Windows 10. Now I found out that the programs I need are not available for Linux, so I wanted to go back to Windows. ...
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Lenovo G505s and “Default Boot Device Missing or 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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No bootable device on Acer

Abstract Install latest version of Antergos on Acer Aspire V3 on UEFI mode Windows/Antergos cannot boot in UEFI/BIOS No bootable device displayed when on UEFI grub rescue : no grub2 folder found ...
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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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1 stick of 4x4 gb wont be recognized as 16gb BUT 4gb

I have one RAM stick modell CML16GX3M4A1600C9 Corsair 1600mhz (4x4gb)16GB . First i used two RAMS sticks modell BLS4G3D1609DS1S00.16FED2 4GB each and my computer works good with 8 gb installed , and ...
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having problems with bios password for fujitsu a lifebook ah550

how do I reset the bios for a Fujitsu a series ah550 to get past the password? I have tried to hit f2 f4 f8 f12 nothing will work what can I do?
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Preventing ASUS BIOS from booting when I press keyboard

My (brand new) ASUS BIOS boots my machine when I press my (PS/2) keyboard, and I want to get rid of this "feature," but I can't seem to find a setting for it in the BIOS menus. Can it be done? The ...
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Is it possible to overclock an i3-3110m?

Is it possible to overclock an i3-3110m notebook processor? I have searched many forums with Google, but all lead to no answers. I've tried using SetFSB but there are no configurations for my ...
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Acer Aspire E1-570 Black Screen, Faulty Bios?

Good morning everyone. I am having a bad time trying to fix my laptop Acer Aspire E1-570. I have a black screen of death, when I press the power button the fans start spinning for a second and then ...
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Thinkpad T410 not booting: Simple solution?

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad T410 which I left outdoors overnight after a BBQ... No rain but likely some humidity. Symptoms? - Initially, screen remains black, nothing happens upon pressing power button....
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BIOS Recovery and Windows activation

Recently my PC lost its BIOS and now it can't be started. I'm again flashing BIOS which is provided by my OEM manufacturer website. But Microsoft Windows 7 activation depends totally on the BIOS ...
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Which GPU does BIOS use for video output? Or is GPU involved at all?

As the answer to my question may differ depending on the specific hardware of a computer, I will limit my discussion to common PCs that we use everyday. The reason for asking this question is to try ...
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My lenovo g70-80 won't start past splash screen

When I turn on my lenovo G70-80, it would load the lenovo screen, but nothing past that. Also when I turn on my laptop it would beep 20 times before stopping. I've tried reinserting the ram, but no ...
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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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Enter BIOS Setup on Lenovo G580

I have installed Windows 7 on my Lenovo G580 laptop. To enable Intel Virtualisation 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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Booting into Windows 10 on Lenovo Windows Tablet

I have an old Lenovo Miix 2 8 Tablet that used to run Windows 8 when I first bought it, but I upgraded to Windows 10 when it was released last year. However, recently, I decided to completely ...
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Is the windows 10 product key in BIOS?

My new laptop's preinstalled Windows 10 was activated as soon as it was connected to the internet. But no product keys were shown to me. There is no product key label on the laptop. Somewhere I read ...
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How do I get rid of words on my BIOS splash screen?

I have a Dell OptiPlex GX620 and on the BIOS splash screen above the Dell logo it says the name of a college and I would like to get rid of that so it’s normal. I have tried to flash the BIOS by ...
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Computer cannot get past boot selection menu

I have a Samsung laptop that suddenly stopped booting. It will get past the BIOS splashscreen (and I can get into the BIOS settings), but get stuck on a menu that is asking me to select a boot device. ...