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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POST hangs on certain install media

I'm trying to install OpenBSD 5.7 on a laptop. I have a USB drive that I am using for the installation media. When I plug in the USB drive with OpenBSD on it, the POST process hangs indefinitely. When ...
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Raid drive cannot be detected

Only yesterday I bought two new 2GB Seagate drives and set them up as raid and installed lubuntu. It was working fine and there was no problem but today I made the very bad decision of swapping over ...
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Update Realtek UEFI UNDI Driver

I have a ASUS J1900 motherboard with UEFI BIOS (Realtek UEFI UNDI Driver v2.023). I downloaded archive with RtkUndiDxe.efi v 2.035. How can I update bios?
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6GB installed RAM, only 3.25 usable?

My old computer has 4GB of RAM, (2 sticks, 2GB each) I wanted to add some more to it so I recently bought an extra 2GB DDR2 stick, but I simply couldn't get it to work. While trying to simply install ...
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Unable to use SSD as boot drive

I own an Acer Aspire Predator G3620 and bought a Samsung EVO 840 SSD to speed up my performance. Unfortunately, after plugging in the SSD into my pc, the BIOS does not allow me to use the SSD as boot ...
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ASUS laptop battery dead after a year

I have an ASUS laptop bought a year ago. Last week the battery wear level was at 20% and the very week after the warranty expired it suspiciously stopped charging fully and now, a week later it's at ...
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Is it possible to log the which OS I am booting into from bios?

Is it possible to log the which OS I am booting into from bios? Or If I am booting to CD or pendrive is it possible to log the same?
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can't enter UEFI Boot Manager on Dell R610

This system seems to have a hybrid BIOS / UEFI setup. Before doing anything, I reset the NVRAM of the machine using the Clear NVRAM jumper on the motherboard.. I can get into the BIOS, and I have ...
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In the BIOS the mouse is stuck

I wanted to install SteamOS to try it, but I'm experiencing an issue. Before the last bios update, everything worked fine. But after... The mouse is stuck: when I try to move it, it moves for some ...
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CPU Overheating at boot

I've had this trouble for months but this time got further and senseless. I have a DELL Latitude E6410 4GB Ram 2.40 Ghz and no battery only cord power source. I've already had this problem before and ...
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Cannot enter BIOS

I installed Ubuntu 15.04 on my Lenovo E49 for dual boot with my Windows 7. After that I couldn't start Windows and was getting the error that it couldn't startup because of some file being corrupted. ...
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Toshiba Satellite C55t-B5109 Won't open BIOS

I recently wiped my laptop's hard drive, and have reinstalled Windows 8.1 on it, but my BIOS won't open. I have done all the steps I had done before to get into BIOS, disable fast startup in Windows ...
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Windows Programs and Files stop working after checking disk

I encountered a problem randomly that most likely started last night (I'll explain why). I was using my computer as usual; I downloaded a series of a television show and updated an online game. I ...
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ASRock motherboard does not even load BIOS when OpenBSD drives connected

I am trying to run an OpenBSD mail server on this hardware but am running into problems. I installed OpenBSD from the standard CD installer in a SATA CD drive plugged into the machine. This went ...
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Incompatibility SSD vs bios?

I've an American Megatrends bios version 2.15.1227 installed on notebook Asus F552CL. I've replaced the default HD with a SSD (a SanDisk Extreme PRO 240GB) the bios recognize the new device (it show ...
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Samsung Laptop won't boot past Samsung screen to Windows 8

I have a Samsung Laptop, model NP355V5C. It turns on, shows the Samsung logo does some loading, then shows a black screen. I have changed BIOS settings to disable secure boot and to allow UEFI and ...
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after disabling all boot priorities I cannot access the bios of my samsung np500p4c-s07ae

After disabling all boot priorities I cannot access the bios of my samsung np500p4c-s07ae, even if I press all possible function keys.
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Media test failure: incorrect BIOS settings, faulty hard drive or weak CMOS battery?

I have an Windows 7 Acer Aspire 4750G laptop and I am using it almost everyday. Then last night, I am using it as usual, then suddenly all programs stop responding, only the mouse cursor is moving. ...
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VT-X prevents boot

this is what happened. I was trying to run virtual box on my computer, but it gave me the error message, that I needed to activate VT-X. So, I booted into the bios and set the option for Intel ...
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Computer no longer POSTs after enabling secure boot

I just installed Windows 8.1 and I decided to take advantage of its secure boot support. I went into my BIOS (latest version), selected Windows 8 as my installed OS (the BIOS has a setting where you ...
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HP Laptop says “Enter Power On Password ” with a key like picture [duplicate]

My HP laptop is asking for Power On Password that I never setup. How do I get around the password and how do I remove this setting so the problem does not recur?
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Boot priority list empty

I have just bought a second hand Samsung Series 5 Ultratouch NP540U3C-A02UK. It has Phoenix SecureCore Tiano BIOS, version P07ABH. I bought it without a hard drive and when it arrived I installed the ...
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Laptop shutting down automatically - BIOS overheating [closed]

My 4 year old laptop shuts down automatically with an error message 'The System has prevented from Bios overheating' when try to restart the laptop. It happens often and it was working for at least ...
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What defines a CMOS checksum in a BIOS system?

I am sure that many of you have seen and experienced the dreaded "CMOS checksum error" first hand. But what is it? CMOS Checksum error What is it a checksum of? The entire content of the CMOS ...
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How do I remove the BIOS password on a Thinkpad T61

I want to remove the BIOS Password on a Thinkpad T61 Laptop. I removed the CMOS Battery for few days and reinstalled it but I still have the same password issue. How do I resolve this?
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BIOS is not detecting installed RAM, but it showing up in Computer Propeties

I had 6 GB RAM (4+2, different vendors, but same speed) installed when I assembled my computer. It worked fine all along, but for last few months I was experiencing slow speed, thought it was because ...
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Stuck at BIOS, not bootable drives detected, “All boot options are tried” [duplicate]

I have just bought a second hand Samsung Series 5 Ultratouch NP540U3C-A02UK. It has Phoenix SecureCore Tiano BIOS, version P07ABH. I bought it without a hard drive and when it arrived I installed the ...
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Installing OS on NVMe based PCIe SSD

I bought an Intel SSD 750 series 400GB disc and I want to install OS onto it. It's nicely plugged-in. When I try to install Windows 7 x64 onto this drive, first I need to specify a driver that has ...
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Cant boot from USB in Vaio laptop

Vaio E Series VPCEG18FA Model PCG-61911W BIOS Version R022028 The laptop says 'Operating System Not Found' . Here is the list of things I have tried : Thought hard disk died ---> But BIOS shows ...
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ASUS Maximus Ranger VII and Samsung Pro SSD 850

I have bought above mentioned pieces and am trying to install windows 8.1 as os on the new machine. The harddrive is detected properly in the bios but get following error in windows setup: Cannot ...
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Unlock BIOS config

I have ASUS x101h EEEPC and I want to overclock CPU, but BIOS clock settings are locked. Is there a way to unlock BIOS or update BIOS which have those options unlocked? CPU is Intel Atom N435
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BIOS Sata ODD not detected

I have been having a problem with my Dell Inspiron M731R Laptop. The CD/DVD drive is not appearing. I have tried the usually recommended trick of removing the UpperFilter registry, but this has not ...
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How to update bios with windows exe file

I try to update my bios with a file which I downloaded from official Lenovo website.Finding update file is super easy but because of my battery doesn't charge anymore I could not update bios on ...
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lenovo w510 startup issue

I was searching for a BIOS update for my Thinkpad W510 and found that there is a new update for it on the Lenovo website. I downloaded a BIOS update for my Thinkpad W510 from Lenovo's website and ...
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Extracting BIOS from Motherboard

I want to extract the BIOS software from EEPROM chip on Motherboard. Some kind of ISO image of the chip. Is it even possible ? If yes, how ?
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I cannot update bios because my battery doesn't work

I know there are similar questions asked before but none of them is helpful. First I tried bios.exe /forceit on DOs prompt on Windows it says it cannot complete the update because I don't have a ...
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How to get into Windows Xp if you dont know that password? [duplicate]

So my school gave me a computer but i don't know the password or username to the account on it. I also can't change the bios settings because it says "Setup Entry Key Detected Enter password to unlock ...
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Mirror Raid to Single Harddisk ACPI BIOS in the system is not fully compliant with the ACPI

My server used to be setup as a Mirror which means the 2nd harddisk would take the image of 1st harddisk. In anycase 1st harddisk is dead, 2nd harddisk would take over. It wasn't setup by me & ...
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how to recover from windows bios splash screen?

After changing BIOS splash on my lenovo b460e my laptop doesn't work.. Please help me... I have downloaded BIOS splash in lenovo website and installed on my laptop.. After automatic rebooting I can't ...
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BIOS chip in Dell N4010

I want to identify the EEPROM chip in which BIOS is stored in Dell Inspiron N4010. The chip which stores BIOS may be different from the chip which stores BIOS settings. This is just for the purpose of ...
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Desmistifiying SATA hotplug

I have a BIOS that has an option to enable hot-plug on individual ports. I have a sliding enclosure for HDD and SSD (nothing more than a pass-trhu to power and a sata port) that allow me to cut power ...
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Addressing a Boot-Failure without a keyboard or an OS

I recently received a new computer with an Intel Core i5 Processing Unit, running with a DP55KG Mother Board (which I bought a long time ago). I wanted to install Ubuntu. However, whenever I switch ...
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NEC computer won't boot from USB - I have tried everything I can think of

System hangs after 'Verifying DMI Pool Data.......Update Success" I have tried: Set boot priority (USB boot supported) Reset BIOS Search for BIOS update - none available Booting from CD - this ...
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Booting via network does not work with UEFI mode

I have a laptop I tried booting with PXE to install Windows using WDS. However, the network boot would fail at the TFTP section. If I disabled the network (uefi) option and went legacy network boot, ...
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How to reset the Intel SATA controller ROM?

I recently attempted installing Windows Vista in AHCI mode. I suspect that this adventure has somehow rendered the built-in Intel SATA controller inoperable in AHCI mode. I started off with a clean ...
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Battery stops charging at 60% after installing Ubuntu

I had Windows 7 installed on my Dell laptop. The battery was working correctly and charging to 100%. When I installed Ubuntu I noticed that battery is charging to 60% only. I thought it was just a ...
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Asus Access BIOS Windows 8 Instructions

For these instructions to access the BIOS from asus, when accessing the advanced startup do I need to be admin?
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Have windows 7 laptop automatically turn on at a set time

I have a dell lnspiron laptop that I am running a minecraft server on and I want it to turn on at a set time in the morning so I don't have to worry about turning it on. I have checked the bios menu ...
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Reset Bios now onboard ethernet is detected but can't connect

The other day I reset the bios on my Dell Dimension e310 and installed windows 7 on it right after. This computer is mainly just for me to play around on so I've been installing a lot of OSs on it ...
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ASUS Z87-PRO cannot power-on via USB from S5

I have the ASUS Z87-PRO connected to a Seasonic S12 II Bronze power supply. All USB ports are powered while the device is powered-off - S5 (by having the "ErP ready" option in BIOS disabled). I ...