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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USB does not boot when trying to install Linux on my Asus EeeBook X205TA

I already made this question on the AskUbuntu (link) community, but had no good answers/help. So, here I am. I am trying to install Lubuntu on my Asus EeeBook X205TA that came with Windows 10 Home ...
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how to restore bios boot setting?

I have a hp probook 4540s, I was trying to manipulate booting process and I did the following: 1 used xboot tool to boot from usb HDD, and I mounted ultimate boot cd on it 2 I logged into ultimate ...
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Admin Power On Password Appeared?

I had to do a do a complete restore to my computer (I forgot why.) Now my HP laptop notebook 2000 is now asking for me to admin power on password I don't recall setting up a password like that nor ...
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New graphics card doesnt work with my custom built computer

Sorry if this has been posted before Components: Intel core i5 2400 CPU, biostar h61mlv3 motherboard, corsair vs550 psu, 8gb ram, sandisk ssd OK, so after upgrading GPU to gtx 960 (gigabyte 4gb) i ...
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win 10 bootable device not recognized in bios

My PC is stuck on recovery message(err 0xc0000034). I tried to boot from a win 10 usb device but its not recognized in BIOS. Surprisingly' on the same usb device, I flashed ubuntu and it was ...
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Is the computer BIOS specific to an architecture

Is the BIOS manufactured with the processor in mind? Suppose I have a 32Bit Intel processor and I wish to to upgrade to a 64 Bit Intel later. (Assume this is possible & not just a switch ...
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Legacy Mode Doesn't Work

I am currently trying to install Windows XP on my laptop (HP f305dx) but nothing seems to work. I am currently running Linx Mint on my laptop. Whenever I try to boot from the USB, it won't recognize ...
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operating system does not show max supported resolution

My product specs list shows that my notebook sports a 1080 resolution display: http://support.hp.com/us-en/product/HP-Pavilion-15-ab200-Notebook-PC-series/8499306/model/8818875/document/c04799692/ ...
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Turn off HyperThreading without BIOS

I need to turn off HyperThreading from my i5-3210 notebook since it hinders my IDE performance. My i3 took about 10+ seconds from compile to run in my Android VM, same code runs in my AMD in about 10 ...
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Long continuous POST beep (40 seconds)

I have this long continuous tone every time I start a PC. Doc says it is loose card. But I think I attached everything well. I was wondering how can I get rid of this tone?? Motherboard type - ...
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Graphics card/general hardware support for UEFI/Legacy BIOS?

Graphics card vendor websites have BIOS support information- Legacy/UEFI/both. 1) Why does some graphics card vendor mention BIOS support and some totally ignores it? 2) If I have a old legacy BIOS ...
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Locked out of BIOS on ASUS T100TAM

I am locked out of my ASUS T100TAM BIOS. I can't even boot to windows. It only pulls up the blue BIOS password screen. Now, I have learned through research that I can enter a "rescue password" to ...
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How to enter UEFI BIOS on Acer Aspire One, when windows 10 has disabled F2?

Web searches show that F2 is the key to enter BIOS on Acer Aspire One and it was working fine when my system had windows 8. When I upgraded to Windows 10 recently, I see that F2 is not working. I ...
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Ghost USB drives don't go away on Windows 10

Briefly, I have phantom USB drives that showed up a week ago. Rolling back to a "clean" backup that was stored on a disconnected disk didn't solve the problem. I had that previously when I had a major ...
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SSD not powering on before other drives causing windows to not start

I am not a beginner/novice with computers, hardware and software. I just can't figure out how to fix this. I have installed a new mother board and plugged my SSD drive with Windows 10 already ...
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Windows no longer boots, computer goes straight to BIOS

I built myself a PC about 3 years ago. I5-4670 H87-Plus mobo Asus GTX 760 Samsung SSD boot drive Seagate HDD (storage and non-essential programs) 8GB RAM Corsair RM650 PSU A few days ago, ...
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Install alternative operating system when supervisor password prevents boot from DVD/USB

I would like to replace Windows by Ubuntu on a Lenovo Thinkpad T440S. So here is the problem: BIOS settings prevent DVD/USB boot BIOS has a supervisor password (i dont have that one) and I cant ...
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Bad boot loader sector

As an operation system developer I had to learn about hard drives, and I understand that there are bad sectors which become inaccessible or unwriteable sectors which are either temporary or permanent. ...
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Disable fast boot without keyboard (keyboard-less laptop)

I ripped out the hardware of a three year old ASUS (no exact model) laptop and built a case for it out of wood, for hanging on the kitchen wall. Then I started noodling around i BIOS and long story ...
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OS is not booting, asking for BIOS update

My Dell inspiron n5050 laptop, i tried to change the OS from windows 7 sp1 to windows 7, after installtion, it is unable to restart. when i choose startup repair, it showing problem with BIOS that it ...
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Windows won't start and system repair can't fix it

I get a black screen with the error 0xc00000e9. Windows recovery can't fix my problem and system restore points aren't working. I have: changed cables (power and SATA) put a different HD from ...
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PC won't POST w/ Corsair Vengeance Pro 16GB

Issue I've just received a new pair of Corsair Vengeance Pro 16GB (2x8GB) 1.35V DDR3L 2133MHz but my system does not boot and shows a 53/55 error code. Current setup Interestingly the PC boots ...
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Can't start Hyper-V VM - error hypervisor is not running

When attempting to start a VM in Hyper-V I am getting the error "Virtual machine 'VM NAME' could not be started because the hypervisor is not running". I have confirmed that Virtualization is enabled ...
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PC boot loop bug, how to enter bios if none of the 'F' keys work?

A laptop (Samsung NP270) was running OK but after several Windows updates on windows 8.1 it started an endless boot loop, showing 2 screens First screen: Windows logo Second screen: BSOD saying ...
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“Invalid partition table” when booting system

I have a Dell Latitude E5430 laptop. I have replaced the CD drive with SSD. Then I partitioned both disks, They both have msdos partition table with two primary partitions. No flags on the partitions. ...
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How to reset the BIOS password on a Dell Latitude?

I need to reset the the admin password for BIOS on a Dell Latitude... I never set one but it just popped up when I tried to access BIOS.
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Desktop LEDs working but not booting to BIOS or anything else

I have an older desktop computer with an amd "m2n4 sli" asus motherboard that i occasionally turn on once in a week/month or something like that. Recently, i have turned it on and it booted up ...
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Is my CPU temperature increase speed normal?

I have a Pentium D 2.8GHz CPU and I am concerned about its temperature. I would leave it off and wait a good day or so (have a nap). I would then turn it on I go straight into BIOS and straight into ...
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boot windows installed with UEFI on bios only host

I have a crashed computer, the save of my C: partition. The Windows 10 install was done on a GPT disk with UEFI. I would like to restart this Windows as a VM on my workstation to get a few things back ...
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Why does memtest keep saying I have RAM running at 0Hz?

So I have been running into problems with my computer rebooting ever twenty to five minutes, this was really annoying me so I decided to run memtest+ on it. Unfortunately, when I boot up the memtest, ...
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How to unlock an ATA password-locked HDD with an upper-case password if the BIOS accepts only lower-case?

I accidentally locked an HDD with an ATA password, trying to issue a secure erase command. It was on Linux, I entered this command : # hdparm --security-erase PWD /dev/sda So the password is PWD ...
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Initial black screen, long boot up, no bios info, no Win logo, directly into the desktop screen

There are similar threads on the net but my problem is different. My computer has recently started to start with a black screen, no BIOS info is displayed, no windows logo is displayed. 3-10 minutes ...
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Tracking the information of older hardwares?

How can we tell whether any other hardware attached to a PC before, then were removed? Is there a chance that these hardwares leaves any trace in BIOS? If these traces can be found in the operating ...
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Bios doesn't see hard drive and cd-rom

I've spent several days trying to repair my hp pavillion desktop running Windows 7. Through some boot USB applications it now can see the the USB drives but I cannot run the windows restore disks on ...
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Overclock a Core I3 6100 by BCLK without modified BIOSes?

I can't find any information about if it's possible to overclock a Core I3 6100 without special bioses (without exploiting the loophole door) through BCLK -but an I7 6700 non-k sure can-. I don't want ...
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Bypass bios password on Toshiba Satellite C55Dt-A5106?

Soon as I turn it on it goes from the Toshiba logo screen to a blue box asking for a password. Is there a way by this or any way to get some kind of menu ? Just want the windows to load so I can ...
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How to disable/reset power-on password in Toshiba satellite laptop C55DT-A5106

I hit the power button, the Toshiba logo comes on then immediately goes to a blue screen that says I need a password. I've been looking online, and I think I need to "reset BIOS password" to start ...
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Is there an un-bypassable way to protect my bios settings?

Is there a way to protect my bios settings beyond any sort of method of bypassing? I just set a long bios password but if it as easy as merely removing the CMOS battery to bypass the password, what ...
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Fujitsu laptop doesn't boot, unknown blink codes

I have Fujitsu AH530/GFX. Today I experimented with OS X Snow Leopard (Hackintosh) and installed the Soundflower application. I rebooted my laptop, and it suddenly froze. Okay... I shut it down and ...
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UEFI APM RTC Wake Up and standby / hibernation compatability

I configured my Windows 10 PC via UEFI APM to boot every day at 12:00:00 and shut down at 13:00 if not accessed via Teamviewer in the mean time. The PC showed up in teamviewer very irregularly ...
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PC doesn't boot after RAM replacement

I bought two used sticks of AMD Radeon™ R5 Entertainment Series 4GB (1x4GB) DDR3-1600 MHz CL11 R534G1601U1-G ram to insert into my Asrock P55DE3 motherboard, but no matter what I tried the system ...
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Installing Windows from bootable USB pendrive on UEFI enabled machine

I have 5 year old Dell XPS 15. I have installed Windows several time one it using procedure below: build bootable USB pendrive from Windows ISO using a Windows DVD/USB tool plugging in USB pendrive ...
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Can spilling water on an old PS2 keyboard cause system crash, malfunction and BIOS problems?

I leaked some water in my PS2 keyboard while it was connected. I turned my keyboard upside down to let the water out and didnt think much of it. Within 15 minutes my pc harddisk starts rattling and my ...
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HP 630 black screen and bricked

I have a HP 630 that is black screen and I believe it is bricked. I tried removing battery, ram and tried to install bios through USB but nothing is working no blinking on USB just USB light stays ...
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Asus Z-170 Deluxe - is M.2. entirely impractical or I don't understand the specs?

If you scroll down on the page to motherboard picture you will see 4x SATA 6Gb/s and Sata Express slots. Now when I go to manual page - to the section 3.6.8 Onboard Devices Configuration(3-41 next ...
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No boot devices showing/recognised after complete HDD wipeout on a asus x553ma

I have a Asus x553ma that was running W8. In order to reinstall W8 (the machine was, being polite, sluggish) I wiped out the entire HDD and formatted it to ntfs (using Gparted Live), then I tried do ...
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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 ...