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'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 ...
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USB HDD disk not recognized in BIOS Boot order

I installed Ubuntu 14.10 along with Windows 8.1. Obviously I used a USB drive to install Ubuntu. I made all changes to UEFI so I could boot from USB. I could see the USB in the Boot Menu and was able ...
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HP desktop PC stuck at “Loading boot menu” or “Loading setup”

HP Pavilion desktop PC with Samsung 840 SSD (and original hard drive as D:), Win7 64-bit. PC is normally left on all the time. Tonight, went to PC and both monitors were dark while power was on; ...
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new ssd boot failure

I recently bought a samsung evo 840 ssd and installed it in my asus n750jv in the free hd slot. So i have now two HD in my pc. I still have my original drive in it with my old os installed on it, ...
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Samsung 700z Laptop Unusual Screen Flickering

I received a laptop from a client yesterday reporting that the computer "constantly reboots". From what I can tell, the screen tends to turn on again/off again but displays nothing other than a black ...
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Laptop won't start. Possible adapter issues

I have a llenovo laptop adapter output that reads 20V and 4.5A. I tested it with my multimeter and it reads 20.4V and a fluctuating current from 0-3.5A. I am wondering whether the slightly higher ...
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Booting from USB sends me to Grub rescue mode

I have Ubuntu 14.10 and I followed the instructions here perfectly and I used the BIOS to boot from my USB (F12, InsydeH20) and after a few seconds, it sended me to Grub rescue mode. Whenever I boot ...
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Windows 10 Technical Preview HP Virtualization Technology : Not Booting Up

For running Windows Phone emulator of Visual Studio, it requires to enable the virtualization technology in BIOS settings. I am using Windows 10 Technical Preview in HP 15-r022tx machine. When I ...
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Restore BIOS and Windows 8 boot

Yesterday I typed a command (while using Ubuntu 14.04) to completely delete all broken symlinks (using find and rm -rf). When I restarted the PC, the surprise was a login screen (my Ubuntu session ...
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BIOS change on MSI G-45 mobo, Win7 won't load

Starting Windows, I get these errors codes: win\system32\config\system status Oxcoooooo1 Windows failed to load because of system registry file missing or corrupt. win\system32\winload.exe ...
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msata ssd inside wwan port - dell P11F

I want to know if it is possible to let a mSATA ssd work inside a mini PCIe slot intended for a wwan card (It says wwann/tv)? I know that there is a difference between mSATA and mini PCIe but I also ...
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Fedora 21 64bit DVD only recognized as BIOS not UEFI

How do I get my motherboard to recognize the UEFI option of the Fedora 21 install DVD? Per the docs, I need to boot to the UEFI option to install Fedora as UEFI. There is no separate media for UEFI ...
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How to help windows detect hidden drive after bios update?

After I reinstalled windows, I updated the bios using an update executable from the hp drivers website. It changed the legacy boot drives to raid, and I was unable to boot into windows, however I am ...
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Bios freezes when pc start

some days ago my pc begin to make something strange on start. When start it's show the bios screen and freezes, when I hit Tab button to see the messages I see this: DDR3-1066MHz Initializing USB ...
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Boot OS from partition

I have a partition on which I already burned a Linux distribution. However when I reboot my computer and go in to the BIOS to select the partition I can't seem to find it. I suspect I need to do ...
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can i use BIOS update intended for windows 8 OS in a Windows 8.1 OS?

I have a question...i saw a bios update (8DCN40WW (V40))available for my lenovo Z510 in the lenovo official support site. but it's for windows 7 and windows 8 OS only. My laptop has Windows 8.1 OS. so ...
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Hard drive not found by BIOS, but detected by everything else

Recently I installed the Windows 10 Technical Preview. One day while using my computer it asked to update, but I was in the middle of something so I told it to wait. Unfortunately, the OS froze up not ...