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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Update BIOS using Hirens Boot cd

My Dell inspiron n5010 seems dead, and I've tried everything (checking the RAM is in place, make sure all connections are secured, try another charger - also dell), and battery is still not charging ...
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Asus z87 plus reboot hangs

I've received a new computer with Asus Z87-Plus motherboard and i7 4790 CPU. If I turn on the machine, everything is okay, but whenever I restart it (from Windows 7 x64 or from the BIOS itself) the ...
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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 beep help! 1 beep, a pause, and followed by 2 beeps. The monitor does not display anything

I am currently building a computer with a friend for a school project. After building it and connecting a monitor, we hear a beep, which is followed by 2 short beeps after a pause. So it goes like: ...
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samsung NP530 laptop cannot enter bios setup

Hi my friend has a samsung NP530U3C and he has changed the bios to CSM only now it stuck on a loop and will not boot up, the options "F2 setup" "F4 recovery" are there but they do nothing.I have a ...
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/forceit in command prompt gives error: unknown command

I'm trying to run a bios update using /forceit command after the file name on a dell inspiron with a 'faulty' battrey (bios update on dell requires 10% battery hence why I cannot perform this) . I ...
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CPU fan speeds up in fullscreen mode

I have desktop PC with Win7. In BIOS I've reduced CPU fan speed and it seems to work fine in all applications. However if I start something in fullscreen, the fans speeds up immediately and becomes ...
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Updating ASUS BIOS on Windows 7 64bit

I've recently decided that I want to try and utilize my two graphics cards so that I can have a dual monitor setup. Unfortunately Windows only seems to notice my most recent graphics card installation ...
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Boot stuck at blinking cursor before GRUB - only works via BIOS boot menu

I have a new box running Debian Squeeze. Grub is installed on /dev/sda, but when booting up I just get a blinking cursor, before the Grub menu. I can only boot to grub successfully when I choose boot ...
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System BOOT fail

My PC started behaving weird when booting. When I press the power button it sits about 25sec doing nothing, just spinning the fans like crazy. After that it beeps as normal, starts checks and this ...
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Windows 7 won't boot after update

During the Windows 7 update, update stops on 7 out of 20 and screen went black,saying could not find the boot drive. Restart the laptop and went to BIOS and could not see HD. Windows can't boot ...
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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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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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What is required to reflash a Sony VAIO BIOS?

I have a US model Sony VAIO laptop whose motherboard recently failed. I purchased a replacement board of the same specification however I believe it has come from a Chinese model Vaio. The computer ...
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What is nvidia gpu performance scale in BIOS?

I recently updated my BIOS from 1.14 to 2.01 on my lenovo Y50. A new setting was added in my bios called nvidia gps(gpu performance scale), there was no description i can only enable or disable. i ...
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Installing AMD/ATI Radeon R9 290 graphics card

I am trying to upgrade my desktop system with an ATI Radeon R9 290 graphics card. The first time I boot with it plugged in, it doesn't even show the BIOS splash screen (the one with the press ...
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How to tell if my laptop is protected by FDE?

My new laptop has multiple hard drives, but my system drive is a Samsung 840 EVO (an SSD). According to Samsung's website, the drive supports hardware-based full-disk encryption (which, although it's ...
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HDD shows up in Partition Wizard, but not in BIOS or in Windows

I have a new SATA HDD for my ASUS G73JH Laptop. This is simply a bigger HDD(2TB) than the one before and it's new and unsused. Windows 7 Ultimate runs on a second HDD (SSD). The new SATA HDD is not ...
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Recover data from non-RAID SCSI drives on Dell PowerEdge

I have two old Dell PowerEdge 1750 servers. Server A has failed physically, and I need to restore some data from it's hard drives using server B (I do not have any other hardware that can work with ...
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Need a bootloader for Ubuntu/Windows 7 after Unetbootin frugal install of Ubuntu

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad X230 running Windows 7. I downloaded Unetbootin and used the frugal install option (no USB or CD drive on my laptop) with an Ubuntu 14.04 .iso. Going through that process, I ...
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Computer time and bios resets everytime I unplug from wall

I am using an Asus P5GC-MX motherboard with a 700 watt power supply and I cannot figure out why this is happening. First I tried a new good brand battery with no luck. Next I flashed my BIOS and ...
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SSD not detected after 2 days of power off

I have big problem with Plextor SSD M6S 128 MB (firmware 1.07). Last Friday I've shut down my computer and turned off the power strip. Yesterday evening, I tried to turn on the computer. When there ...
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Bios serial number difference with box serial number

I live in Viet Nam. I have just bought new MSI GE 2PC laptop on 03/07/2015. On 04/07/2015 I installed window and check bios serial number, I detected this number is difference with box serial number. ...
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Does the ASUS M4A78T-E support UEFI?

I am trying to connect a Seagate ST3000DM001 3TB drive to my Ubuntu 14.04 build on an ASUS M4A78T-E. In the bios, it shows that nothing is detected from the SATA port the 3TB drive is connected to. ...
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Unclear on how to enter and setup the RAID BIOS on a GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD5H LGA 1155

I have two Samsung 850 Pro 256GB SSD’s hooked up to a GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD5H LGA 1155. When I enter BIOS, it shows that I have two of the drives connected, and I have my SATA mode selection set to ...
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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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SSD Not Showing Up In BIOS Default Boot Options

I have had this problem for a while and this has come after an erasure of Ubuntu from my SSD. For some reason, my 240GB SSD does not show up in the list of default boot options. However, I can boot ...
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Laptop won't start after BIOS update

I have an HP Probook 4540s laptop. I recently updated its BIOS from HP's website. After the installation the laptop restarted, but since then there is no display. I waited for an hour until the ...
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USB mouse and / or keyboard stopped working after while or at boot time

Recently I have a problem with USB keyboard and mouse or maybe the USB port itself. Suddenly the keyboard and/or mouse stop working, then I need to unplug and plug them to work… But not always… ...
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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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PXE boot - can't access BIOS

The issue I'm having is with a Dell Vostro 3360, Windows 7 64 Bit + Ubuntu 12.04 (Dual Boot). Everything worked perfectly until one day after a windows update it started showing this message on start ...
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How does the computer know how to display text and GUI on the screen?

This might be a stupid and weird question but I really can't sleep until I find the answer. How does the computer know how to display text and GUI on the screen? If I'm not mistaken the boot process ...
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replace efi firmware with old legacy bios?

So I bought a new laptop with 64-bit windows 8 pre-installed, and in preparation for downgrading to win7 32-bit, i've been reading about EFI and MBR etc.. It seems like the firmware which boots disks ...
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Should I enable Intel virtualization technology? [closed]

I am using Android studio for Android programming it is demanding Intel virtualization technology to get enable to use Android emulator should I enable it? Is it safe to enable it? I have Intel i3 ...
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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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Dell Latitude wont boot past BIOS after Windows 10 update

I've got a Dell Latitude E6420 laptop that I was running Windows 7 on, I then tried the Windows 10 tech preview which was working fine until the first major update. It had downloaded and done a few ...
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Exchanging harddisk of Medion Akoya MD-98634 laptop

I am trying to replace the original 1TB harddisk of my Medion Akoya (MD-98634) with a Crucial BX100 SSD (250GB). This is what I found out so far: The original setup is running the 1TB HDD in a RAID ...
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Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD7-B3 Motherbaord and Archlinux UEFI boot

Is it possible to UEFI boot Archlinux using the Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD7-B3 motherboard with an SSD attached. I have tried several things specified on their wiki, including EUFI boot from a USB drive, ...
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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. ...
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New ram memtest hangs

I replaced a 2gb A-Data ram with 4gb corsair vengeance in my Sony VAIO vpcea12en. Old RAM and new RAM are exactly same configuration except that old one has 8 chips per face and new one has 4 chips ...
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Thunderbolt on PC on an X99 motherboard (and the R9 295x2)?

How do you get a ThunderboltEX II Dual card working on a X99 motherboard? The instructions are worthless and only talk about Z87 motherboards.
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Why are my sata 2 drives running in sata 1?

I have a GA-MA785GM-US2H running version F7 of bios if that matters and for some reason my sata 2 (actually sata 3 capable)drives are running at sata 1 speeds. This is confirmed in the boot sequence ...
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Can't update BIOS on Dell E6530

I have a problem with the video output on my E6530. It does not show anything during POST on my external screens. As it seems this is related to A09 BIOS which is currently installed. I wanted to ...
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Acer cant boot, I get beep code then computer restarts beeps again then restarts

Originally the Acer Aspire desktop would beep 3 times pause then beep 3 more times over and over again then finally start up anyway and work without a problem. Today i had time to trouble shoot so i ...
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Does Operating System modify BIOS in any way?

I am reading the book: How Computers Work: The Evolution of Technology and in Chapter 4 the author says: The operating system does not work alone. It depends not only on the cooperation of other ...
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hub 3-0:1.0: couldn't allocate port 9 usb_device

I have a motherboard Asus H97-Plus, and recently, don't know why, everything has gone mad. The bios took 4 minutes to load before displaying, then I had GRUB (I could select Ubuntu 14.04), and then ...
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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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Windows boot manager overwrites my boot order uefi bios samsung

In the UEFI bios in my samsung ativ boot 5 laptop I have 'UEFI OS' (which is Grub2, Linux etc..), 'Windows Boot Manager'(Windows 8.1). I want to change boot order to: 1. UEFI OS 2. Windows Boot ...
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Why does UEFI BIOS only identify a 2TB drive on a 25TB virtual drive?

I configure a RAID6 using 16 2TB disks, and finally get a 25TB virtual drive as shown in LSI MegaRAID BIOS. And then I boot via a USB stick and try to install 64bit Ubuntu 14.04 on it. At the ...