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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Recover BIOS on Lenovo U310 Touch after Windows 10 rollback

I have a Lenovo U310 Touch. Before the start of the problem, I used to have a dual boot configuration with Linux Mint 17.1 and Windows 8.1 installed side by side. I used to have a GRUB bootloader with ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How can I install dell dimension 4600c bios on 4600?

How can I install dell dimension 4600c bios on dell dimension 4600? According to this page it works: http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/software-os/f/3524/t/19452189 The second to last post ...
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Radeon HD 4850 X2 Graphics card causing PC intermittent rebooting?

I know similar questions have been asked before, but I just can't seem to figure out what's wrong. I have upgraded to the Radeon HD 4850 x2 and have installed and configured everything properly. I ...
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Bios failed to detect USB Drive

This is my Problem: Before my BIOS Update I can boot directly from my Pen drive by pressing F9 key to install Ubuntu. Now I cannot able to boot from my pendrive. I have enabled Legacy Support ...
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What can generate system interrupts?

System Interrupts uses 40% CPU usage and suddenly laptop lags causing disabling the WiFi adapter, updated BIOS, updated wifi adapter, Acer aspire 4736z.
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Can't enable CSM mode or Fast Boot

I have an ASUS UX302LA laptop and its been working great. A little while back I was loading different OSs on it, and had to disable Fast Boot and Secure Boot Control, and enable CSM mode. After a ...
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Does “Asrock G31M-S R2.0” supports “Core 2 Extreme QX9650” processor or FSB1600 MHz CPUs?

My motherboard is "Asrock G31M-S R2.0" which supports CPU Socket type LGA 775. http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/G31M-S%20R2.0/ If you open an official web page of "Asrock G31M-S R2.0" then you can see ...
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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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System freeze, Disk 100%, Windows 8.1

My 2 week old HP desktop has an issue of sporadic, frequent, and rather annoying '100% disk usage'. It shows in the 'Disk' column (Processes tab) in Task Manager. Needless to say this freezes all the ...
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Access BIOS on UEFI-based computer

I'm having issues with some hardware, and I called the hardware company's tech support. The support person told me to make a change "in the BIOS, not the UEFI". He seems to think there is a way to ...
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Enabling Legacy Boot In Dell XPS 8700 - Aptio/AMI BIOS

My Dell Studio 435/9000 blew a motherboard. HDD is good, it boots off an Optiplex 990. Runs Win7 Home Premium, MBR drive. Have new XPS 8700. Boots great out of box with Win 8.1 as a GPT drive. I ...
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Dell 490 BIOS / Win 7 Pro x64 will not recognize second matching Xeon 5160 CPU

Upgraded to Win7 Pro x64 from Home Premium x64 (Anytime Upgrade online), specifically to add second identical physical dual-core Xeon processor. BIOS only shows one CPU in socket 0. Win 7 Pro only ...
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ASUS A455L BIOS broken after interrupted Windows 8.1 installation

I bought a new notebook: an ASUS A455LD with no bundled Windows (FreeDOS installed). I planned to dual boot it with a Windows + Ubuntu configuration. Here's my previous action: Set up an msdos ...
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Disable intel hd graphic card for asus n55sf

I have an Asus N55SF, and i have a problem with the intel graphic, the screen always gets black (with some liltle white dots on the left side of the screen), and when i gently hit the pc sometimes the ...
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I have accidentally removed every option under boot on an Asus K55VM. How can I restore it?

I have an Asus K55VM laptop and accidentally pressed on delete boot option (remove an EFI boot option from the boot order). Mow as soon as I start my laptop it directly goes into BIOS. I’ve tried f9 ...
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Z585 turned off while updating BIOS and now showing only black screen

So as I said in the title, I was updating BIOS and during the installation my laptop turned off. When I turn it on, it only shows black screen and that's it. Is there any way to fix this?
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What could cause an abnormal voltage measure from the PSU besides a defective PSU?

For a while now I've been having random system freezes and reboots, especially when the GPU is under load. I looked in the bios and saw the 12v rail giving out 17v (!). Assuming this is a faulty PSU I ...
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BIOS update went wrong

I decided to update my BIOS via MSI's Live Update utility and it goofed. Now it will boot to BIOS but won't boot into Windows. It just ends up in an infinite loop of restarting and not loading. ...
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Unlocking SSD (known password)

I got a Samsung NP900x4D for data backup & a simple Windows re-install. At first boot, after the logo, it just displayed 'Boot error' on a black screen. So I said to myself that the MBR is ...
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Toshiba Satellite c55-a-1rg no bios password prompt

Have an eerily similar issue like the individual here: Toshiba Satellite L75D-A7280 BIOS doesn't ask for set administrative password Tried the solution posted there, did not work. My bios is ...
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Is it possible to use the InsydeH20 BIOS on a chromebook?

Ok, right now I have an acer C710 chromebook with a custom BIOS flashed on it. Chromebooks can usually only boot chrome os, but flashing the BIOS I did, a special build of coreboot, allows it to boot ...
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Changed laptop BIOS boot settings - Black screen

Laptop concerned is an Acer TravelMate P453-M. Already asked the question on Acer forums, but maybe you guys can add more insight! I recently had a motherboard and HDD replacement on the laptop. I ...
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Why Acer hid Vt-x?

Can anyone give me good logical reason why would acer hid Vt-x even if the laptop processor supports it. I paid good money for my acer laptop and yet they hidden probably one of the most important ...
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Laptop occasionally boots - bios issue?

I've got a 5 year old ASUS, Windows 7, 64 bit laptop. When I Press the power button, the buttons green light turns on. The display stays black, no display, not even a flicker. The fan does not turn ...
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Motherboard intermittently won't load peripherals

I am having some trouble with my home Desktop and I am trying to figure out whether or not the problem is likely to be BIOS / hardware or software. Any and all help would be much appreciated! System: ...
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Go2Bios utility not proper working when trying to acces into bios

i have this motherboard, msi h97 gaming 3, now msi have go2bios an utility which gives the access to bios during a windows session. In a fairy way the system reboot into the bios, but when i click on ...
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Default Boot Device Missing or Failed

A few days ago I bought a used laptop Acer Aspire E1-572 with Windows 8.1, it is working fine but I don't like windows 8, and prefer Windows 7. I change BIOS settings from UEFI to Legacy, and ...
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Drive error in RAID 10 (1+0), How to proceed?

I have a 4 drive (3TB WD Red) RAID 10 array. I'm running Windows 7 Professional, and -- at least as far as I understand -- my BIOS is controlling the RAID array. Windows Disk Management tells me the ...
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HP Elitebook 8470p LAN/WLAN Switching Setting Does not Affect Setting In Windows

My notebook (which is an HP Elitebook 8470p) could be connected both to WLAN and LAN at the same time before it gets formatted. But now, although I unchecked the "LAN/WLAN Swithching" option in its ...
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BIOS not detecting a fully functioning HDD that has worked in a different system

Hey guys I have a Samsung NS310 netbook and I seem to have the following problem that I cannot figure out.. maybe you will be able to help me :) So... My hard disk is not being recognized by the BIOS ...
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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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IGPU Multi-Monitor?

I recently put together a new computer and was interested in the idea of using the integrated graphics to possibly take some of the load off of the graphics card by managing my second screen; or ...
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Asus M5A99X EVO motherboard “Boot_Device_LED” light red

I got a computer today from someone who said all they did was remove the HDD from the previously working machine. I put in a wiped HDD and connected power + SATA. I turned it on and the ...
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How to overclock PCIe bus on TA880GB+ motherboard

I was given a XFX R9 290 by a friend. I have a Biostar TA880GB+ motherboard. It freezes and the Ethernet cuts in and out when the video card is installed. Apparently this is due to the XFX R9 290 not ...
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No virtualization option in bios options in hp envy 700 215 xt core i7 processor

I ran this CoreInfo tool from Sysinterals: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/cc835722 and it says HYPERVISOR - Hypervisor is present VMX * Supports ...
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HP DV7-3166NR corrupt BIOS lights stopped blinking

Black screen and at first caps lock blinking twice to indicate corrupt BIOS. Now no blinking lights. Have tried removing RAM, CMOS, hard reset, WIN+B, and HD and plugging all back in.
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Grub and a blinking cursor

From last two days. I've been trying to Install Arch Linux on my PC (dual boot with windows xp {xp is already installed}) I failed two times due to not following Arch's beginners guide on Arch wiki. ...
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Can't load a win 8 boot from BIOS after Hard disk stuck (New is plugged)

During my PC work (Surfing and playing some video) My PC stacked and restarted is self I bought a new Hard disk (I thought my old hard disk died) connect it like the last one was connected) set from ...
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Boot FAIL with reinstall

Some months ago I was trying to install Ubuntu, but there were some problems with GRUB. It would not appear while loading. 2 weeks ago I installed Windows 10. After 3 days I did not like it, and ...