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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Can I delete the BIOSUPDATE partition (with ASrock z87)?

I found a partition on my secondary (!) storage drive, not the system storage drive: As you can see it is in the way of easy repartitioning. I have an ASRock Z87 Mainboard, used the update Bios via ...
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Does BIOS or Ubuntu clear RAM during start-up or shutdown?

Cool-boot attack can be executed if the RAM is exposed to the attacker when the information and data is in RAM. When my computer starts or shutdown, does BIOS or Ubuntu OS clear the RAM to all 0's?
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hp elite book 8730w when started show“ HP BIOS application is corrupted or missing”

I've found on this site solution of this problem. First they recommend to enter BIOS by pressing F10 when booting-up. Second to navigate to system configuration and so one. I can't understand, in ...
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I have a dead Notebook because of a BIOS update failure

It all started when I was updating my BIOS during the update something went wrong the laptop has been turned off suddenly. Now when I try to turn my Notebook on I get the capsLock LED blinking twice ...
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Toshiba (Win7 natively) won't boot from USB

This morning a laptop that I have suddenly turn off and, when I try to turn on again, I see the blink white dask. I suppose that MBR of my laptop is now damaged so I've tried to download a ...
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Lenovo ideapad u410: Bios in UEFI mode failed after update

I updated the Bios (65cn99ww.exe) to laptop Lenovo Ideapad U410 (Windows 8), and after computer restarted itself: the system couldn't start, it tried to repair the system on booting, The bios shows ...
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No Intel virtualisation options present in BIOS under 'CPU setup'

I want to install Windows 8 in VirtualBox. In the process of doing this, I checked my BIOS and there's no Intel virtualization menu in CPU setup settings. I have also checked in the 'Security' tab. ...
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My Laptop is not allowing me to install new windows. I just forgot the BIOS password. Is there any assembly code or solution for the same?

I have set BIOS password few years ago. Now I forgot the password. While installing new windows or formatting, it asks for the password. I dont know how to reset it. Is there any backdoor password for ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 ...
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Speed up PCI SATA controller boot

I have a Conceptronic CSATA600EXI V1, and that thing is REALLY good, but it takes around 10-15 seconds in the BIOS. I've tried to change the connection to only 1 internal SATA and 1 eSATA, but there ...
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USB devices recognized by BIOS but not by Windows or Ubuntu

I have an older PC with an Asus P5E-VM HDMI mainboard and the USB mouse and keyboard have stopped working. In fact, nothing seems to be recognized by Windows when attached to a USB port: gamepads, ...
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Auto power on UEFI tablet (Linx 7)

may not be the correct place to post this. www.linx-tablets.com/linx-7.html I need to get my Linx 7 tablet to auto power on when power is applied (when not in connected standby)?. I've asked the ...
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Booting SD card from UEFI

I've come across the problem. I'm trying to boot a bootable SD Card using UEFI. However, this doesn't work, as there is no "SD Card" boot option AFAIK. I have tried putting all the USB-related ...
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Unable to update Bios in Lenovo T61 due to damaged battery - What is the way to bypass this issue?

I would like to update bios on my T61 but unfortunately battery died back in the stone age. The whole notebook is a Dual core T7100 1.8 Ghz Centrino Duo without Nvidia graphic card (it has intel ...
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Laptop refuses to recognize Optical Bay Hard Drive Caddy

I've gone through several of these caddys. My laptop (a Lenovo G500) continually has the same problem; it refuses to recognize the HD I connect to it using an Optical Bay Caddy I purchased on eBay ...
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No Southbridge IOAPIC fedora 21 workstation live USB

I get the follow errors when I try to boot with a Fedora workstation 21 live USB on my computer: [ 0.175275] [Firmware Bug]: AMD-Vi: IOAPIC[7] not in IVRS table [ 0.175279] [Firmware Bug]: ...
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Installing Ubuntu - Boot Manager Troubles

Specs - Acer Aspire - Intel Based System - UEFI Firmware I'm trying to install Linux Ubuntu alongside Windows 8.1. I had the issue of my Boot Manager not finding other bootable devices (my external ...
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How to Enable Hard Drive Encryption with Seagate Constellation ES.3 SED Drive on AMI BIOS with TPM

I'm building up a new machine with a Supermicro MB equipped with a TPM and a Seagate Constellation ES.3 SED drive (ST200NM0053). The MB has the AMI BIOS which does see the TPM. I've installed ...
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4T RAID 0 Partitioning issue

I am building a new workstation 1.2T 10K SAS X 4 for Win 7 Pro SP1 x64 I must use RAID 0 for this workstation. What I would like to have is C = 500G D = rest of spaces So BOIS based system with ...
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Laptop not charging when running OS/BIOS, charges when off

I am facing this problem in my laptop since last 3 days or so. Make : HP Envy Touchsmart 15 (Core i7, 4700MQ), approx 1.5 years old. The problem is that whenever I am running any OS (Win/Ubuntu), ...
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Boot from mini PCI-E SSD Hard Drive?

Not sure if anyone has attempted this before, so if you don't know for sure, please don't answer. I have the Acer Aspire One A0531h with 3G. It has two mini pci-e slots. One has the wifi adapter and ...
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Dell A19 Bios unable to add USB Device

I am trying to add a USB path for UEFI installs. Since this Bios doesnt load on Start up, I have to manually add the device port and device itself. The problem is its not recongized, yet the ...
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Firmware update on external HDD -> system not booting

After updating the firmware of my external HDD WD My Book, my toshiba laptop with a toshiba internal HDD, is no longer able to boot and I can't enter the BIOS either. The internal HDD has three ...
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Laptop only boots from USB

I'm using a samsung 9 series laptop with windows 8.1 and was trying to run the Gparted ISO from USB on it. In order to change the boot settings I was trying to get into the BIOS, but for some reason ...
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Can't get past bios screen after changing On-Chip Frame Buffer Size

I changed the On-Chip Frame Buffer Size on my desktop PC to a high value (something like 468mb?) from the original 64mb+2mb, in hopes of increasing the dedicated video ram. After saving this change I ...
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eeePC 900 Windows — Bios boot order locked

I'm trying to repurpose a Windows XP eeePC 900 for Qimo linux. I can't get the computer to boot anything but the hard drive. When I go into the BIOS to try and change the boot order, I get the message ...
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How do I password protect usb boot?

I want usb booting to still be allowed but only with an admin password. I found out this is possible from trying to usb boot a live usb of linux on a school computer but it required the admin ...
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How to clear the BIOS security password on this notebook?

I recently got an Acer Aspire E11 (E3-112m) and in order to install another OS I had to set a Supervisor password, so I used a well known password to me, the problem is that such password contains a ...
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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 ...