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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Does my system support 1600mhz ram speed?

I'm looking into upgrading my PC, but I'm a bit confused about ram speeds. This is my current setup. Motherboard: Asus p6x58d premium CPU: Intel Bloomfield i7 930 DDR3 RAM: Corsair CM3x2G1600C9 (3 ...
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BIOS/Computer won't start after I changed the boot order

I run windows 7 and every time I started my computer it said "Insert Media device or reboot computer." If I pressed enter then it would boot up Windows 7. But I was starting to get really annoying so ...
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Acer ES1-512-C5YW not booting Windows in legacy mode

I am trying to get a bootable usb (Remix OS) to work on my Acer Aspire ES1-512-C5YW but I am encountering a few problems with the BIOS. Windows boots fine in UEFI mode but when I change it to Legacy ...
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What is the PWM slope in my BIOS?

In the BIOS of my motherboard (Gigabyte Z97X-UD3H) I can set the fan speed to various modes including one where I can set a PWM slope in "some amount per degree". This is what the motherboard's ...
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Boot order not saved lenovo u410

So I am trying to boot a bootable flash drive with windows 10 on it on lenovo U410.I entered the BIOS and changed to legacy with legacy priority but when changed the values of the boot order they just ...
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BIOS reset side effects for RAID array

I have a machine that is running microscope, generating TBs of data per week. I want to put it on 10GbE network, but only possible slot to use is GPU slot. Machine is Supermicro, MOBO X9DRi-LN4F. I ...
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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 the difference in “Boot with BIOS” and “Boot with UEFI”

Now Windows 8 supports the UEFI bootloader and I have read that its different from the BIOS, but it's unclear to me after many searches on the Google. Some points in mind are below As we all know, ...
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How to detect whether a UEFI booted linux machine's video mode is graphics output protocol (GOP) or universal graphics adapter (UGA)?

UEFI firmware appears to support GOP or UGA graphics protocols. GOP is newer and has replaced UGA. On my machine which does not have an integrated graphics adapter (only a discrete graphics adapter ...
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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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Install GNU/linux distro on UEFI enabled laptop without using windows

Like the very flawed thing it was designed to be, UEFI is causing me some some serious problems. Allow me to begin. I have an HP pavilion 4540s laptop. It originally came with windows 8, I got it ...
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Low level formatting of hard drives

Is it possible to alter low level formatting information in hard drives such as sector address markers using input/output communication with the drive? Are there other settings stored inside the drive ...
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BIOS with USB keyboard

I just purchased a Sony 850 EVO 250GB SSD to replace this 80GB HDD, I bought the computer for 100 bucks, and I'm pretty sure the guy just took the stock HDD and gave me its backup. Anyway, all I have ...
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PC (even BIOS) doesn't load, when SATA SDD HDD is plugged

this morning I was working on PC and needed to restart. However, after restart, PC doesn't load. It gets stucked even before bios (on ASUS logo screen). I can't do anything - load BIOS, boot, nothing. ...
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CPU or Graphics card defect?

From time to time my computer dies while in usage. The screen either turns completly white, black or shows thin vertical stripes in two colors. I then have to kill it with the power button. When I ...
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Reading BIOS variable contents/location from .bin or .rom

For the past week or so, I've been [slowly] making progress on modding my BIOS (looking to eventually increase minimum RAM allocated to onboard video). I've successfully flashed my BIOS to Insyde ...
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PC Doesnt boot past the screen with the flikkering underscore

First of all, i've been searching to find possible solutions on the internet, i tried quite a bunch of them nothing really worked. So where did the problem start? A few days ago i found out my RAM ...
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CPU Over voltage error after updating BIOS

I have a problem with my motherboard. I updated the BIOS on my Asus P8P67-M to the latest version(3703) after this when rebooting my computer I was shown a message telling me that there is a CPU Over ...
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Laptop BIOS doesn't show USB boot options

When I insert a USB 2.0 drive into my Samsung laptop, the BIOS shows Windows Boot Manager options only, even though the same USB drive is well recognized by my other Samsung laptop. The image shows my ...
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Does my laptop have ROM?

I have read that servers have ROM with BIOS. Do the laptops such as MAC and PC have the same mechanism ? I do not see ROM configuration on the "About this mac" thus confused.
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Windows xp won't boot not even in safe mode or the bios

I have Windows XP installed on my desktop which has 2 drives, I inadvertently switched my PC off by pressing the off button on the pc and have not been able to boot it up since, the boot sequence goes ...
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Motherboard is not booting operating system after cmos reset and cant access bios

I have built a custom pc, these are the specs: I7 4790k 500w evga psu Gigabyte z97p-d3 motherboard 8gb hyper x 1866mhz ram I am using my 32" finlux tv right now as a monitor since im saving for a gtx ...
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how to install Windows 8.1 on UEFI boot mode

I have a dell 5559 lap top. It has Ubuntu but I want to install Windows 8.1 on it. UEFI mode does not recognize bootable pen drive. I disable that secure boot mode but same error occurred. How can ...
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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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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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How to boot Ubuntu from BIOS wakeup and otherwise boot Windows

I have a dual boot system. My Ubuntu partition needs to boot automatically on BIOS scheduled wakeup (and wakeonlan if possible) Otherwise I want to boot into Windows by default. (power button) How ...
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How to upgrade/change BIOS on VIA VT6421 add-in card (if possible)?

(In fact no duplicate, but meant as a complement of this question: Drivers for VT6421A Controller Card ) While Q935612 was for card drivers, mine is not. My question is OS independent, as I want to ...
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Enabling UEFI mode in BIOS after having set it to CSM mode, and not being able to get back into BIOS

I set my BIOS to CSM only mode after being unable to boot into windows after upgrading it to 8.1 and not being able to boot from a USB stick to repair it. I ended up putting in a formatted SSD, and ...
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How can i change RAM's frequency on DH55PJ

Im having problems with newly installed ram because of varying frequency i want to reduce frequency from 1600 to 1300. I cant find any option in my BIOS SYSTEM SPEC intel core i3 540 3.07 GHz intel ...
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4GB memory seen as 3GB in BIOS

I have a 945GCM S2L Motherboard which has 4GB memory (2x2GB) running windows vista x64. The RAM is getting reported as 3GB in the BIOS, Total Physical Memory also shows 3GB, Task manager also shows ...
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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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Force Windows 8 to use UTC when dealing with BIOS clock

I have Arch Linux + Windows 8 on my laptop. In previous versions of Windows, there is a DWORD in the registry ...
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UEFI and RAID on disks above 2.2TB [AsRock Z97 Extreme6]

I have followed steps from the AsRock Z97 Extreme6 manual how to create RAID on disks above 2.2TB (manual says to use UEFI configuration instead Intel legacy RAID BIOS). In few words what I have ...
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Remove Fujitsu Lifebook Bios Password on Startup

I Tried to remove the Boot up Bios password in a Fujitsu Lifebook Bios SH530 Model. But it still asking for password on bootup and now may password did not work. Can anybody help me? Here's what I ...
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VT-x/AMD-V hardware acceleration not operational with VirtualBox

I am trying to install OS X with VirtualBox, on my Windows 7 laptop. I see the following error message: VT-x/AMD-V hardware acceleration has been enabled, but is not operational. Certain guests ...
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Cannot run BIOS with any SATA device connected to Mobo

Just built new PC but can't run the BIOS. I remain stuck on the splash screen. I have DVD-RW drive in SATA1, SSD in 2, hard disk in 3. If I disconnect them all from the motherboard then I can ...
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BIOS not showing after installing Windows in dual boot Ubuntu

I have dual boot setup in my laptop: In one partition I had Ubuntu 14.04. In other partition I had Windows 7. After having Windows OS crashed I tried to reinstall Windows. After a step done ...
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BIOS is run every time computer starts

I have just replaced my dvd-rom with a SSD and installed windows on it. Everything seems to be ok but I noticed that every time I restart, open the laptop, it enters in BIOS mode and it starts only if ...
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windows 7 desktop tries to boot with usb port

I have an HP Compaq 8300 MT 3.4GHz Intel Core i7 CPU 16GB RAM 1TB HDD Windows 7 Desktop. At first all was okay but now when starting the PC it tries to boot from a USB port, NOT the HD. If I unplug ...
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Laptop Malfunctions After UPS Failure? I Have Got What I Deserved

My UPS failed today and laptop ceased working. UPS failed me before 1 time and it was when laptop was on standby but nothing happened to the laptop however. Also there were times when laptop was ...
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Samsung NP300E5C can't enter Phoenix BIOS

I've a laptop Samsung NP300E5C and it actually doesn't start. The BIOS has worked for years (2/3) and I always entered in it pressing F2. Now when I boot the laptop appears a screen with written ...
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BIOS loading screen doesn't show

I have a single operating system (Ubuntu). When I start my computer, I get a black screen, and after a few seconds, the Ubuntu loading screen, and after that I'm able to use my computer as usual. I do ...
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Dump BIOS from Mobo with no visual output?

I have a hardware problem or with an ASUS P5N-D motherboard. Issues: No visibility of whether the Mobo POSTs since no output from 2 Graphics cards using the PCI-E slot - no other display output ...
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Fix a bricked bios after failed flash (Alienware m17xR2 laptop)

I wanted to flash my bios last night from A09 to A10 on my m17xR2. I downloaded the bios from dell drivers & download and extracted it. Then, I executed the executable inside it that had a similar ...
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AMD Phenom II X4 965 stuck at 800Mhz on GA-78LMT-USB3 Rev5 motherboard

I am on firmware "FA", which is the latest and only one available for this motherboard. My CPU is listed on the list of compatible processors. There is very little load on my system. I have a good ...
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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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Can harddrives destroy motherboards/bioses?

I have a PC that went from bad to worse. It started with harddrives problems that were not treated, and then the memory went bad according to a memtest. Now, the motherboard won't work. I moved the ...
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ASUS K52JR: Is it possible to recover bios update failure without resoldering the bios chip?

Just bricked an ASUS K52JR (bought around 2010) after using the notorious EasyFlash. The laptop won't even power up. I've checked tons of posts, and basically found two contradicting solutions: ...
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Is BIOS update is required? [closed]

I have read somewhere that after BIOS update, many PCI support and dual boot settings can be opened. I have also read that some PC not supported SSD due to old BIOS settings. So my question is it ...
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Is a hybrid Linux USB-Stick for UEFI & legacy BIOS possible?

my idea is to create an USB-Boot-Stick with Lubuntu that is able to boot on an older BIOS Laptop and an newer UEFI Systems. This would be quite easy, when the Stick would be setup as a legacy boot ...