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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Booting from USB enabled after allowing USB Keyboard and Mouse

In this question I asked earlier this morning, I had problems because my computer won't recognize USB drives after interrupting an Ubuntu Server install. After messing with the BIOS, though only ...
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USB Ports Failing after Interrupting Ubuntu Server Setup

Oh boy, have I got myself into a pickle. I found an old computer in my garage and decided to bring it to life into an Ubuntu Server for home. After plugging in the live USB and waiting for it to set ...
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Changing device boot names that show in BIOS?

When I enter the "Select boot device" menu, there are three USB flash disks, with different distributor brands, all confusingly named USB PMAP 2.0. I found that the bootable one's location is USB-HDD0 ...
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How to change RAM speed to 1600 MHz onThinkStation S30?

Motherboard supports up to 1600 Mhz speed and my RAM stick is PC3-12800R-11-11-12. Bios is up-to-date but the section about RAM speed is set to 1000 MHz and is greyed out. Call their support and ...
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Is there any way to turn on virtualization without using BIOS?

In my Lenovo G-580 Laptop I've lost the interface to access the BIOS menus and before lost this interface I've turned off the virtualization from BIOS. so the main problem is there is no way to ...
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Strange start-up behavior

I'm trying to repurpose a machine that I was previously using to run Mythbuntu. It's only been a couple of months since it was last running, but now I'm getting strange behavior when I turn it on. ...
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Cannot boot after BIOS update

After BIOS update: a) BIOS doesn't save any changes, apart from time and date b) BIOS doesn't see the internal hard drive, but sees USB drives. What I had before: * I had TPM initialized and active ...
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PC in restart loop after enabling ultra fast boot

I have a Gigabyte GA-Z68P-DS3 motherboard. I updated the bios to UEFI version some time ago. Today I tried to enable ultra fast boot option on BIOS. The OS opened perfectly after that. But left home ...
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NEC/Lenovo Lavie Z: BIOS corrupted, how to do USB Restore?

My Lenovo Lavie Z (HZ750, which is actually a NEC LavieZ) has the BIOS problem. I suspect the only way to fix it is to do the USB BIOS Restore, which I need help with. Background: I updated the BIOS ...
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how to Boot to UEFI shell

I am trying to follow some instructions to update some firmware and my instructions are x64 UEFI environment: Boot to UEFI shell Run update.nsh My OS : ...
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Laptop won't boot to BIOS

I have an Acer Aspire 5943G laptop running Windows 10 which I turned on today and noticed the HDMI cable to the TV was still plugged in, so I pulled it out a couple seconds after I pushed the power ...
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LAN stops working when booting to Windows

After enabling WOL (Wake on LAN) on my old PC, LAN completly stopped working in Windows XP. I can see lights on the LAN until it reaches the boot screen (snake). So far I tried next: • CMOS/BIOS ...
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How to Disable ASUS UEFI vBIOS Tool?

I just did a complete reinstall of my Windows 7 64-bit Pro operating system and all drivers and other software, after my primary hard drive crashed last week. Now, when my computer boots normally, ...
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AMD RAID 5 not booting after Windows Server 2012 updates

I've recently been working to reconfigure my home server. I decided to setup a RAID 5 for my operating system and virtual machines using my Asus M5A97 R2.0 built in AMD RAID. I was able to setup the ...
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PC Gets Stuck On BIOS After Adding New HDD

I recently decided to make my external 2 TB HDD a internal, everything was going fine. After booting a few times, my PC decided to get stuck on the BIOS screen (Press DEL to enter BIOS). if I try to ...
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BIOS recovery using a different Windows version

I've got an HP Notebook, precisely HP Pavilion dv6-7090el with Windows 10. Since this morning I can't use it: after I press the power button, the pc starts but the screen remains black and the Caps ...
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Samsung RC520 laptop and 2 bootable SSD drives

I have Samsung RC520 laptop, 4-5 years old. It originally had HDD 320GB, DVD+/-RW drive and Windows 7. Last year I migrated Windows from HDD to Samsung 840 120GB SSD and old HDD was mounted as ...
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Cannot enter LUKS passphrase on encrypted system with a normal USB keyboard

I have a strange issue here which I cannot explain: I bought a new keyboard (Cherry Stream 3) which was intended to replace an IMHO very similar keyboard: a Cherry G-224. I'm running an encrypted ...
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Where is the Write Protection Screw on the HP Pavilion 14 c010us Chromebook?

The thing is, that i want to flash the SeaBios in order to put Windows 10 on the chromebook, and i opened my laptop but i couldn't find the Write Protect Screw. Can somebody help me? [This is the ...
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Hp pavilion g6 doesn't boot from CD/DVD

I have a HP Pavilion g6 and I have burned a Linux Ubuntu 15.10 ISO to a DVD. I entered the BIOS to change the boot option so that the computer boots the CD/DVD drive. However, instead, it's always ...
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No HDD in boot options on Asus Q500A

I have no boot options on my Asus Q500A I've done next steps: Resetted to bios options to default by f9 Disabled secure boot Enabled CSM (added DVD-ROM to boot options) Enabled PXE opROM (Added ...
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Getting UEFI BIOS boot order consistency when attaching/removing USB?

I'm trying to use a USB to determine which OS should be loaded; i.e. when the USB is plugged in, Windows should load, and when it's not plugged in, Ubuntu should load. Booting from respective media ...
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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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How to force bios to boot from usb

Imagine you have Hiren's Boot Rescue CD on a flashdrive on a flashdrive, and your intention is to restore windows password, but you cannot access the bios, because it is locked with a password. I ...
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Virtualization Supported, Disabled for Intel Core i7 3632QM

I have Intel Core i7 3632QM. I installed android tools and when I ran it, it said that the Virtualization is disabled. I went into the bios section and it was enabled. I have Windows 8.1. How can I ...
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System found unauthorized changes on the firmware

I have a PC with an Asus motherboard running Windows 7 Pro. Yesterday I installed latest Windows updates, restarted, and shortly afterwards hibernated the machine. This morning on un-hibernating I ...
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Virtualization is locked in BIOS

I want to run virtual machines on my computer, my Windows is currently 32-bit and I'm switching to 64, I don't know why they gave it with 32 because It would work with 64. When I go to the BIOS the ...
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Ideas on cooling a reflowed graphics chipset on HP DV series

I was wondering if anyone knows of a way to replace the bios on either the chipset for the video card or the bios to increase the cooling dynamics.
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How can I move an UEFI Win10 install to a BIOS only PC?

We have a ready to use on production environment PC, and want to clone its hard drive on ten workstations. The problem is the machine is a modern PC with a Windows 10 UEFI setup. Is there any ...
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Change the functionality of Power Button [duplicate]

We know holding the power button for 4-5s the system shuts down. So Is this functionality of power button defined in BIOS or in OS. If in OS, there should be also a way of changing that, if so, could ...
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Why does the BIOS need to explicitly support both CPUs for an upgrade to work?

Often when upgrading a CPU, people say to check that the BIOS/UEFI (going to refer to both as "BIOS") supports the new CPU before buying/installing it, but what are the specific reasons that the BIOS ...
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I locked myself out of my BIOS

That sounds stupid, but I managed to lock myself out of my BIOS. I have an ASUS ZenBook UX305FA with Arch Linux installed. By pressing ESC during the POST sequence I can enter the boot menu and then ...
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BIOS reports usable memory 8MB less than installed

I have 7168MB total of DDR3 RAM, in one stick of 1024MB and three of 2048MB. It seems that regardless of my memory configuration (I tried different sticks on their own), BIOS always states that there ...
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HP BIOS Corruption Recovery failure

My HP laptop model Pavilion dv6 7039tx is not able to boot. The screen remains blank and the Caps Lock LED is blinking twice. I checked on the HP site, it says the blinking pattern means it is a BIOS ...
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Windows 7: bypass all startup prompts

I am trying to set up a windows computer for remote login, however when the computer reboots due to power cycling (a fairly common occurrence) it likes to prompt the user before finishing it's boot ...
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HDD not detected in BIOS

HDD not detected in BIOS. I have replaced cables, Changed the BIOS SATA settings to AHCI. I see my DVD drive in BIOS on every SATA PORT (SATA Ports seem to be working). The HDD works on other ...
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Trying to enable hardware virtualization in BIOS, but POWER SURGE DETECTED and BIOS reset. ASUS Z97-E

I just bought this computer with ASUS Z97-E motherboard and Intel i7 4790k. I really would like to enable hardware virtualization so I can use install 64-bit OS as my guest machine. The problem is, ...
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Let's have fun: my computer is randomly rebooting even in BIOS setup. “Kernel Power 41”

My system keeps rebooting randomly. It rebooted during boot, at BIOS setup, playing or browsing the web. At the system's logs I've noticed a Kernel-Power entry log at every time the system failed. ...
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What to 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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CPU Still Powercycles after swapping PSU > Reset BIOS > SSD won't boot but LIVE USB does

Running an Asus Z87-A and a Samsung 840 SSD (I disconnected the GPU and extraneous HDD). A few weeks ago I got a warning that the Mobo had detected surges (Computer is plugged into a APC UPS). I come ...
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USB keyboard not working after POST

Well, I know that there are so many posts in this forum with my problem but I won't be posting if I had a solution. That being said, let's begin. I have 2 disks (one with only Windows 7, the other ...
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BIOS not POSTing

Would I be right to expect main board failure? Win 10 threw a BSOD, had to manually restart, automatic repair kicked in but froze solid. Power cycling the device = no POST. Fan spins, power to ODD but ...
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Laptop no longer works on battery power (HP G72)

I have an old hp laptop (2009?) that one day stopped working on battery power. I'm not sure if the problem is that the laptop will not charge the battery or if the laptop will not make use of the ...
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CPU throttling despite turning off the feature in windows & bios

I have an ASUS Sabertooth X79 and an i7 3930k overclocked to 4.2 ghz. I set SpeedStep and Throttling off in the BIOS, and also changed my power plan so that both min and max CPU is at 100%. Yet when ...
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My Acer VN7 laptop don't recognized disk drive on boot, but recognized it after reboot

I have Acer VN7-791G-77GZ laptop and Crucial CT512M550SSD1 SSD drive. My laptop don't recognized disk drive on boot, but recognized it after reboot. Also laptop hangs after wake up from sleep. So, ...
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How do edit the contents of my BIOS boot list?

So the other day I installed Windows 7 on a GPT disk. It works fine. Today I went to boot off my Linux Live USB and I noticed Windows Boot Manager was in the list. I use a traditional BIOS and it ...
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Solution Virtualization not Supported, BIOS missing virtualization option?

In my system BIOS virtualization option is missing. After research found that my system doesn't support virtualization. Laptop model : HP DV6-1152TX Processor : Processor type - Intel Core 2 Duo ...
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advice needed pre-soldering bios chip

I managed to remove the dead bios chip from this Dell Motherboard, but it looks like I've managed to pull off the top layer of the board by mistake on some of the pins. I have a replacement bios chip ...
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HP Envy 15-j101ex - Windows 10 Pro x64 - HyperV - startup Freeze

I have an HP Envy 15-j101ex laptop. It is running Windows 10 Pro 64 bit. It has the latest BIOS from HP: Insyde F.65 I need to turn ON Hyper-V (hyper-V Hypervisor) to create some virtual machines. ...
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computer giving this error when trying to boot into BIOS/UEFI windows 8.1

I was trying to wipe an old computer to sell it, I had Ubuntu 14.04 and Win8.1 dual booted. I put in the windows installation media I had made and it told me it could not use the partition to install ...