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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HDD cannot be booted from

I have an ASUS A52F, no mods, with Win7 preinstalled. There is one hard drive, two partitions, one for the OS (C:) and one for data (D:) After laptop trauma, i.e. I dropped it, it still worked fine. ...
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How can I recover my notebook from a failed BIOS update?

I have an Acer ZG5 netbook. After 1 year of using Ubuntu, I installed Windows 7 on it. Additionally, I installed a BIOS update that was supposed to fix battery issues. However, it restarted and would ...
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How can I add a removable disk (USB drive) boot option in my BIOS boot option menu?

The DVD drive on my HP Pavilion a1509in (Intel P4) is not working. To install any OS I have to use my USB drive. In the BIOS boot options menu it shows only: Floppy disk CD/DVD drive Hard ...
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Q9550 CPU Not supporting Hardware Virtualization?

According to Intel's Website, my Q9550 processor should support Hardware Virtualization. (It says on the box and many other sources too, so the website isn't wrong). However, according to Microsoft's ...
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Can I change&update BIOS settings simply from Windows GUI(ring 3)?

Can I change and update my BIOS settings simply from inside Windows?
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Why am I getting a disk boot failure when I try to install Ubuntu?

I'm encountering boot failure while trying to install a Linux distro from a CD. I'm using an older PC; here are its specs: HP Pavilion 2.66GHz, 512MB RAM with a BIOS revision of 6/30/2003 I ...
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Dual Monitors on Optiplex 755

User has an Optiplex 755, it has onboard VGA. User wants dual monitor support. I have a small profile DVI extender and a large profile PCIe video card. The DVI extender does not fit in the riser ...
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Can we change BIOS settings from Windows?

My computer stays off when the power goes off. I want to change the BIOS setting so that it turns on after the power comes back on. Can I change that from within Windows? The Model is PowerEdge ...
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SATA HDD stuttering on reads (LED on)

I hope I can get some new ideas to solve the issue. What I have: AMD Phenom II X4 905e Box, Sockel AM3 Gigabyte GA-MA790XTA-UD4, AMD 790X, AM3 ATX WD Caviar GreenPower 1,5TB SATA II 4GB Kit OCZ DDR3 ...
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Access BIOS on Toshiba Satellite C55-A?

I have a Toshiba Satellite C55-A with Windows 8.1 Pro under UEFI. It originally came with Windows 8. But now the problem is I received Error Code 0x00000e9 and "Your PC needs to be repaired." Well I ...
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Battery won't charge on new Asus laptop (ubuntu)

Hi I bought a brand new Asus Q550L notebook from Bestbuy the other day and I removed Windows 8 from it and replaced it with Ubuntu. Now the battery won't charge. It is sitting at 45% capacity, if I ...
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I have no boot options in the firmware's SETUP utility at all and so cannot boot anything.

The "Boot" page of the Aptio SETUP program in my PC's firmware looks like this: I don't have any boot options, so my machine doesn't boot! Here's what I think that it should look like (although ...