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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How to add dedicated RAM on video card without BIOS?

I have Windows 8.1 on a Toshiba Satellite L505D-S5965 with AMD Radeon 3100 Graphics card. The video card has only 256 MB of dedicated RAM. I saw that to add dedicated RAM to the video card I would ...
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Keep having to reset BIOS for computer to function

I have a year old computer that keeps just showing a black screen. As in there is nothing being sent to the monitor. Upon taking out the CMOS battery to reset the bios it works again however it only ...
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Acer Travelmate does not boot (not even from CD)

I've got an old Acer Travelmate 7740ZG. Recently it broke somehow and now it refuses to boot. I know tons of users ask about booting problems again and again but there's something that seems really ...
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Did malware take over my BIOS, preventing the utility from reading all of the blocks?

At one point I updated my BIOS to add UEFI version for Windows 8. I recently went back to Windows 7 after testing Windows 10 for a bit. However I have now found that my BIOS cannot be flashed, neither ...
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Bios doesn't see MBR Hard Disk

I was trying to install steamos as a dual boot but it used to fail because it didn't see windows' free spaces. Someone said convert HDD from GPT to MBR. I did it with gdisk and now my Windows doesn't ...
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How do I prevent HP BIOS from remapping my function keys? Or map them back without reboot?

I want to prevent my machine firmware from mapping the function keys on the keyboard in the way that HP thinks that they should be mapped, and map them in the way that I think that they should be ...
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Motherboard incompatible with RAMs not in its compatibility list?

My Biostar G31-M7 TE seems to be incompatible with DDR2 modules of apparently supported size, speed and depth. The MB supports up to two banks of DDR2, with a max capacity of 2x2GB and clock at 800 ...
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Verifying dmi pool data boots into windows

I have googled all over the place, but seems that everyone who gets this message "Verifying DMI Pool Data.." gets stuck at it. In my case I am able to load into Windows after few seconds of that ...
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Is there any way to reset the BIOS password on a Toshiba Satellite Pro C50B?

An elderly disabled neighbor organized this new laptop. However, she has forgotten the password when prompted on booting “Enter Password.” I think it is set by the Toshiba software in Windows 7.1. How ...
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Broken cd drive: how to disable in bios

Recently when starting up my Dell XPS 15 I heard a noise coming from the cd drive as if the inserted cd was hitting something. This resulted immediately in a blue screen of death. Fortunately, I was ...
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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 ...