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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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 ...
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BIOS detects SSD but won't boot

My computer was originally working. I cloned the HDD to a Samsung 850 pro 128G SSD using cloning software Samsung provided. I can insert the HDD or SSD into a friend's computer and both boot ...
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asus k45vd screen off fans and led workes fine

there is a k45vd asus laptop that hade hdd problem so it wont start windows and constantly restart fan start and gets warm ,some times bios options shows and there was nothing wright i disabled uefi ...
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Laptop shuts down because of heat though new fan, 50°C and not in Linux

I have a Dell Studio 1558 notebook that has worked for years. I have cleaned it up once or twice a year (you have to remove the motherboard to access the fan and remove the dust between the fan and ...
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Recommended BIOS for MSI Z68A-GD55 and GeForce GTX 970

After a video card failure, I recently upgraded to a GeForce GTX 970, MSI Chipset. The motherboard I have for this is an MSI Z68A-GD55. However, on POST, the behavior of the computer has changed. I ...
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Computer bios boot slow

My computer is having a terrible time loading some bios info. I have 1 ssd as boot drive, and 2 hard disks for data storage. I came up with the conclusion that the additional hdds might be causing ...
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Can't boot past BIOS: Error sending End Of Post message to ME.

My Asus N53SV that was running Windows 8.1 stopped booting up and started giving me "Error sending End of Post Message to ME". As to my understanding it doesn't even boot up BIOS properly, because ...
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Laptop cycle reboot at bios sata detection

I have the trouble on an Acer Aspire 5733. At boot, the bios shows the ACER Splash Screen and F2/F12 for setup/boot option, but it reboot before the bios detection ends. The only way to get out of the ...
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Change CD drive from AHCI to IDE

I am installing FreeBSD, and getting a hangup error. I read that a fix is to change your CD drive from AHCI to IDE, but I can only find info on how to do this via the registry. How do you do this via ...
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Windows setup doesn't detect HDD, although it is detected in BIOS

I've been trying to reconfigure and reinstall an old machine that I've been using until recently to pass it down to relatives, but I have no success installing Windows in the current configuration. ...
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Computer is not resuming from sleep

I am using a Dell N5420 laptop with windows 7 as OS. My problem is when I try to sleep my system it goes to sleep, but when I try to wake up the system its not resuming and goes to error recovery ...
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Boot menu in Asus efi bios utility shows old boot entries

So I decided to reformat my computer today and I formatted my harddisk but when I went back into the bios/efi I found that it had entries to "Windows Boot Manager", "Linux Mint" and "grub". Even when ...
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Only one of my GPT drives is recognized by the BIOS

I have two GPT drives, an SSD and an HDD. My SSD has windows installed, my other HDD does not. My problem is that my BIOS only shows the SSD in boot options, and ignores the HDD. When the SSD is ...
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Samsung Notebook BIOS Failure after update

Regarding the thread "All boot options are tried loop" (after updating BIOS), i wanna thank Barlop (Applied his suggestion and it worked!), for the help and ask... What should i do now??? keep these ...
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Delete RAID Array via PERC BIOS?

I have a an older PowerEdge 800 with a PERC 4/DC controller and RAID 1 array. Its running Windows Server 2008, and it serves as my file server (among a few other roles). I've swapped out all the ...
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Why does UEFI BIOS only identify a 2TB drive on a 25TB virtual drive?

I configure a RAID6 using 16 2TB disks, and finally get a 25TB virtual drive as shown in LSI MegaRAID BIOS. And then I boot via a USB stick and try to install 64bit Ubuntu 14.04 on it. At the ...
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Graphics card VGA dead HDMI can't see bios or windows

Few days ago I had a problem where my screen went black, I restarted my computer I couldnt see the BIOS, Startup Screen or windows loading screen or anything at all just a black screen I could still ...
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How can I fix GRUB on this dual disk setup?

I am dual-booting Windows and Ubuntu. The machine has two hard disks, both OSs are installed on sda (an SSD), but sda's bootloader uses UEFI and goes to Windows, whereas sdb has GRUB and boots to ...
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Automatically boot from usb disk win7

I am trying to automatically boot my win7 OS from an USB drive. The actual booting progress is working fine, my only problem is that every time I am plugging in my external hard drive and ...
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Intel Processor, black screen. bios

I was trying to put Intel® Pentium® D Processor 820 (2M Cache, 2.80 GHz, 800 MHz FSB) in my computer to replaced my old one (Intel 1.8GHz Dual Core) and when i was put it, computer cooler started to ...
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Can restore Windows system image because of bios/efi issue

I have an "EFI" image of a windows 7 drive. The machine that it came off of uses linux now, but I have another machine, both Dell laptops, that can use this image. Both machines have UEFI, and I have ...
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Aspire 5820T POST error

I have a laptop here, Aspire 5820T (SNID:02104847625) and I have the following problem. When I try to power it on, at first it does nothing. The power light stays on, but the fan is not working and ...
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HP Pavilion BIOS Failure. Unable to restore

My laptop BIOS seems to be dead. When I turn it on the CapsLock light blinks for 2 times and nothing happens on my screen. I tried to remove battery and power cable for some minutes, but nothing ...
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UEFI Boot Loader With BIOS Boot loader on same HDD

When we install an operating system on a PC, it either installs it as UEFI or in the BIOS mode. So, When Installed using UEFI, the OS install makes some additional 200-600 MB partitions(FAT32), Which ...
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Can BIOSasissted RAID1 (with OS Linux) be rebuilded with a external HDD with windows?

I have created a RAID 1 BIOS assisted,booted from RAID 1 and installed Linux OS on it.I had a power outage and the RAID1 status now is Rebuild. My question is : can i rebuild this RAID1 with Intel ...
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ASUS P9X79 WS sudden failure

I used my build for only 4 hours, then suddenly it shut itself down and now refuses to boot. LED light CPU_LED in glowing blue. According to manual it shows that problem is in CPU. What might the ...
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Installing new SODIMM RAM for laptop

My laptop is the following: Dell Inspiron 1764 i3 M 300 @ 2.13GHz Originally it came with 3GB RAM. I run Windows 7 64bit. So I have bought the following SODIMM RAM for my laptop, in order to ...
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How can I enter BIOS with ASUS Book Flip (TP500LA) if the screen is flipped?

I have 2 OS on my Asus Book Flip installed, Windows 8 and Android. I can dual boot them, works fine. But when I flip the screen (to tablet mode) the keyboard doesn't work while booting. So I ...
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Change Bios boot order after PXE installation

I'm doing a PXE installation. I success to do it but I have a final problem and I don't know where to search to find this answer. After my installation I would like to switch from my network bios ...
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Properly setting up memory in Debian 64-bit

I believe I have the following problem: Only 3.2GB of 4GB RAM detected on 64-bit Debian I received an old laptop that has a processor capable of 64-bit instruction set handling, and I installed ...
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How can I reinstall BIOS and can it be helpful?

I have some trouble with my notebook (ASUS K55DR). After rebooting display shows nothing. I searched a lot and don't find some tutorials how to reinstall BIOS. I think that is the BIOS problem because ...
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Asus laptop stalls with first boot image

I tried to install linux on this new Asus computer. Something went probably horribly wrong when I flagged the EFI partition as bios_grub in Gparted (the boot flag automatically unchecked itself). ...
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Dell Latitude wont boot past BIOS after Windows 10 update

I've got a Dell Latitude E6420 laptop that I was running Windows 7 on, I then tried the Windows 10 tech preview which was working fine until the first major update. It had downloaded and done a few ...
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How can I use older BIOS Update Asus A88x Plus?

I bought new computer components; Main board: Asus A88x Plus rev 1.02 CPU/APU:AMD A10 7850k Now my problem is saw many people have problems using this processor on fm2+ main-boards where they had ...
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Msahci.sys is Corrupt (Windows 7 64 Bit SSD)

My computer did not restart correctly recently and afterwards it stopped being able to boot. The error on the system diagnostic says msahci.sys is corrupt. Currently, I can only access restore tools ...
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ASUS E8709: after installing CentOS7 with Windows 8, HDD boot option is missing

I bought a new ASUS E8709. It is shipped with Windows 8.1.  I wanted to install CentOS 7 along with it. What I did is as follows (as suggested by this video): left some unallocated drive space under ...