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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Slow POST after resetting BIOS

After I did a BIOS reset (by taking out the CMOS battery and putting it back in), every time I boot now, POST takes ages. Not necessarily the POST itself, but it will stay stuck on "Loading Operating ...
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BIOS update validation?

I have downloaded a BIOS update for the Shuttle XH61. In the description field on the download page it says "Checksum : BC33h". I want to confirm that the BIOS update is valid, but I can't find out ...
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Laptop Screen Only Runs External In Bios

My laptop screen runs blank. I sent it to get fixed and it came back working okay for a day now it has broken again. I took it back and he said he was unsure, possibly motherboard or screen issue. ...
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Disabling BIOS error without graphics card

I've recently inherited an old HP M7000, and decided to make a headless server out of it. My only problem is, that the included motherboard (Asus P5LP-LE) does not have an integrated graphics card, ...
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Windows 8 is not booting

I was working on my Toshiba c650 laptop when it crashed and restarted. Now the computer freezes after the boot menu and does not work until I reboot it and the same thing happens. I tried chkdsk, ...
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Asus P8Z68 Deluxe Memory Disappeared

There was a time when they where working(16 Gigs-4 x 4GB dual chips which is on the vendors list), but now only 8GBs are seen by Windows 7 Ulti/64bit. I have just reinstalled everything, Windows, the ...
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Dell Precision 690 workstation - Boot device not found

My Dell Precision 690 workstation has stopped booting into Windows 7 altogether. About a week ago, the BIOS started giving me a message that the amount of memory had changed from the default ...
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Acer Aspire One a0531h/zg8 BIOS suddenly asks for password

I have an old Acer Aspire One a0531h/zg8 with Arch Linux installed on it. I think it had Windows 7 before. I've never had any problems with it after I started using Arch. However, recently, I turned ...
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Asus A52F Laptop Hanigng on BIOS

The laptop first showed a problem about 'no bootable media', so I tried going into system restore. It was very slow and once I tried system restore it hung on a blank screen with the windows 7 login ...
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ASUS M5A97 UEFI BIOS - Where the heck are the C-State settings?

I've been getting coil whine since switching to a new PSU, and I'm worried about power stepping affecting my SSD RAID0 performance, so I did some reading and decided I needed to disable some C-States. ...
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How to read and save BIOS from GeForce GT630M to change throttle temperature in Acer V3

ORIGINAL POST Please skip to EDIT Hello I am using the Acer V3-571G which has set GPU throttling temperature to really low value(lower than other manufacturers) it makes GPU useless it throttles ...
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Control screen brightness of HP Pavillon DV 9643 EG 17 with OpenSUSE 12.2

I'm running an HP Pavillon DV 9643 EG 17 with OpenSUSE 12.2 and KDE. I don't know how to adjust the brightness of the screen. Would looking at /usr/bin/nvidia-settings help?
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Dell XPS M1330 BIOS upgrade adversely affects battery behavior

I upgraded from A11 to A15 using the executable M1330A15 (via DOS) and was successful. Before the upgrade, I left the laptop alone for several months. The battery showed 4 out of 5 pips when ...
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Gateway LT210 wrong ram size reported by BIOS after restart

Just upgraded a Gateway LT210 from 1GB to 2GB, BIOS 1.26 When it boots, 2GB are recognized by both Bios and Windows. This is consistent, I can do it any number of times. However, if I reboot ...
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OC'ing a Sapphire 7950, problems with memory clock

I bought a new rig with sapphire radeon 7950 flex w/ boost. Good scores initially in 3dmark 11, around 7300 stock. Problem is, as soon as i start overclocking, issues arise. the core clock is at 860, ...
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Why does BIOS runs really slow sometimes?

Sometimes, the BIOS runs really slow on my Dell Vostro 1550 computer (10 seconds). When I go to the BIOS setup and switch to a different tab, the new tab shows up slowly. My OS (Kubuntu) runs normally ...
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AST Bravo MS 5166 does not start and signals POST Error

I'm trying to help a friend fix an old AST Bravo MS 5166 that doesn't want to start. When the computer is powered on, the screen stays black, and the POST beep code goes like this: 3 short - 3 long ...
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Using UEFI to access CPU features which are locked in BIOS

I have Dell Latitude E6420 with SandyBridge i5-2520M and standard issue Dell BIOS (version A15). In certain situations computer produces annoying high-pitched noise (it is not loud but it is ...
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Does updating BIOS solve certain BSODs?

Specifically speaking I am wanting to update my BIOS for my P8Z77 Asus M-PRO motherboard. I'm running a ivy bridge i7 3770k with a GTX 570, 2 X 8GB G.Skill 1333 DDR3 RAM I have the latest driver ...
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ACPI events delayed or not logged in Linux

I have a samsung ultrabook (NP530U3C) that is not working good with ACPI events: lot of ACPI events randomly stop to be logged on kernel messages either in acpid logging. the lid closing is ever ...
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No hard drive detected on compaq presario m2000 (IDE hard disk)

My laptop crashed. At first I thought it was a hard disk problem. I bought a new one but the computer keeps telling me that no hard drive is detected. I have tried to install Windows XP SP2/3, ...
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Win7 Pro x64 task manager hangs when restarting explorer.exe after waking from sleep

I have a desktop running Windows 7 x64 Pro, set for Hybrid Sleep on a wired network. Wakeup is only enabled from the keyboard (wake on mouse and Wake-On-LAN are both disabled). Sometimes when it ...
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Windows 7 hangs after going into sleep a second time

I've searched everywhere around Google and can't figure out why this is happening so I decide to ask here to see if anyone has a problem like this. Like it says in the title, whenever I sleep ONCE ...
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Asus n61Ja notebook bios update

I wanted to update the bios, with an official bios update, from version 207 to 211. I didn't use winflash, I used easyflash in the bios. Everything seemed to be going okay; it deleted the old files, ...
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Why does an HP dv6 laptop get stuck on the bios screen?

I have an HP dv6 laptop which has been giving me few problems lately, before even booting to Linux/Windows. So, I have a dual boot Windows/Linux setup, and the screen is stuck at the HP logo, with a ...
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How can I ensure only one port/disk is booted (attempted to be booted) from?

I have a new motherboard (Jetway NF98), and unlike prior BIOS/boards I have had, I am unable to garuntee a boot priority list and lock the BIOS out. Goal Ensure only one disk/port is booted from. ...
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How to flash Acer Aspire 5541 BIOS with USB when LCD is not working?

I want to flash my BIOS to see if it will fix my LCD problem (screen is just black when i turn the laptop on). The BIOS update says: [Fixed History] 1. Solve DVD can't be dislpayed in clone mode 2. ...
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How can I get a Compaq CQ62-231NR to boot up with Hard Drive error?

I'm a software engineer, but everyone I know thinks I have the ability to fix any computer problem, so, a friend gave me their Compaq CQ62-231NR laptop, which won't boot up. He bought it used from ...
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Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 undetected by BIOS

I just mounted a new system few weeks ago. To make a short story, I had an old external IOMagic drive that I decided to put in my system for backup. The hard drive is a Barracuda 7200.10 250 GB with a ...
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Windows 7 x64 with RAM volume 4GB hangs on when file upload in Java servlet is started

It is actually not the coding but mostly configuration question. I have : Windows 7 x64 ASUS P5KC motherboard Intel Core Quad Q6600 GeForce 6800 GT RAM 4GB (then 8 GB - when i added 4 GB more even ...
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P8Z68-V PRO BIOS output gone after switching to HDMI inputs on monitors

I have a newly built machine with an ASUS P8Z68-V PRO MB, ASUS GeFore 210 Silent video card and Windows 7 Prof. Everything configured fine upon install with the output from the 210 going to two Dell ...
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Asus A52JC won't start after BIOS upgrade

I have an Asus A52JC laptop. I downloaded the BIOS from Asus' website, went into BIOS Flash Utility and ran the BIOS flash update. After that, the computer should have restarted, but now I can't ...
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Black horizontal lines across BIOS on first boot

I've recently built a machine with the following components: AMD Phenom II X4 840 3.2GHz processor Asus M4A88TD-M EVO motherboard PowerColor HD 6850 1GB graphics card 2 x G-Skill 4GB DDR3 1333MHz ...
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Locked hard drive Eee pc 1005 HAB

I have a Eee pc 1005 HAB that has a locked hard drive. I don't have a password for it or the master password. I was told i could take up the battery for the BIOS and put it back in to reset it but I ...
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Dell XPS 710 - Boot Device Not Available

Recently I was gifted a Dell XPS 710 tower running WinXP SP3. It was running fine until today when I restarted and received a blue screen and the error "unmountable boot volume". In order to fix this ...
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180 microcode update error (HP Dc7600) any solution

when pc start its ask for F1 BOOT. missing invalid processor microcode update microcode update to support stepping .
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PC only boots from Linux-based media and won't boot from DOS-based media

I have this problem where the PC only seems to boot from a floppy disk or CD if it was created as a Linux-based bootable media. If it was created as a DOS-based bootable media the system just freezes ...
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Windows 10 causes GRUB “TPM error 2”

I had a dualboot on my laptop: Windows 8 + Fedora 23. Recently I've re-installed Windows and immediately upgrade it to version 10. Then GRUB 2 bootloader was restored using Fedora Live USB stick: # ...
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BIOS only boots entry manually

My PC came with an HDD preinstalled with Windows 7 in MBR mode. Now I upgraded it with an SSD and installed Windows 10 as GPT because the PC supports UEFI. If I restart the PC it boots Windows 7 which ...
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Windows boot error when dual booting Win 10 and Ubuntu Gnome

The other day I cleared some space on my ssd and installed Ubuntu Gnome alongside Windows 10 using the "Install along windows" option. Then to get Ubuntu to boot first I went into my bios and changed ...
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Stuck in BIOS after restarting laptop?

Good day! I restarted my laptop today after it hung up on me. When it booted, it greeted me with the BIOS screen. Of course I tried to reboot again and the same thing happened. I looked at the boot ...
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Unable to install ubuntu on my hp laptop with insydeh20 BIOS

I get the screen asking if i want to install or try ubuntu but after that it loads for a while and i get an initramfs screen which says 'Unable to find a medium containing a live filesystem'. I have ...
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Forcing legacy boot

I have a new PC with a reference Intel motherboard and AMI BIOS (5.010 on a LynxPoint-LP chipset motherboard). There is no OEM support, so I'm on my own with this. I have a PXE network and WDS ...
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Issue installing Windows 10 on Samsung 950 Pro m2. SSD

I have recently purchased a brand new pc that which I have just finished building myself. The specs are as follows: Corsair 750D Case EVGA Classified 4-way motherboard 16gb(2x8) G.Skill trident Z ...
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Why is my SSD reported as only 128KB in size

I have a SanDisk mSATA SSD that is 16GB in size. In one computer it is reported as having only 256 512 byte blocks (thus being only 128KB in size), in both BIOS and Linux. In another computer it is ...
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Trouble with mouse pad after installing/booting up Ubuntu 16.04

So I just received on old laptop from a friend and currently trying to install Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on the laptop. Here are the specs of the laptop: Brand: ASUS Memory: 2.8 GiB Processor: Intel ...
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Accessing BIOS using mouse only

My keyboard is not working but I can access my windows 10 BIOS. Using mouse I can change the bios settings But I can't save this settings by mouse. So after restarting computer works on previous ...
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How to choose right cpu with difference sSpec & Steppings?

My motherboard is an ECS RC410-M2 (V1.0) In the CPU Section, Pentium D 900 series has several specs, and I bought Pentium D 945:SL9QQ BX80553945 D0 N/A 95 W with D0 stepping When inserted in my ...
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BootDevice Not Found after swapping non-system HDD

I have some odd behavior on an HP Elitebook 8570W that I cant quite explain. The laptop comes w/ a primary SSD and has an upgrade bay. This one had a 500GB 5400rpm drive. When I swap the upgrade bay ...
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Motherboard Recognizes Platter Drive; Consistently Fails with SSD (SMART HDD/SDD Failure)

System Motherboard: Asus Maximus VIII Hero (Bios 1701: latest bios) SSD: Corsair Neutron XT SSD Win 7 x64 / Win 10 x64 Issue After months of running without issue (Win 7 x64), my Corsair Neutron ...