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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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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How to disable HT in a Intel Atom D425?

I can't find in the BIOS the option to disable HT. Is this a BIOS problem or the processor itself doesn't support running as a single core?
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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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EFI Shell: Volume is not mapped to filesystem

I got a MSI gaming 3 mainboard, SanDisk SSD 256GiB, Seagate HDD 1TB the mainboard automatically installed the efi shell v2.31 on my hdd /dev/sda1 after installing windows on the ssd and fedora on ...
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New PC build with one long and two short beeps

I built my first PC, and I get a 1 long and 2 short beeps which I believe is RAM. MB: ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0 AMD3+ R CPU: AMD 6 CORE FX 6300 3.5G 8m R PSU: EVGA 100-B1-0500-KR R 500B 500W Bronze HDD: 1T ...
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Can I restore Windows 8/install Windows 7 from BIOS?

I recently got an ASUS K55A series laptop with Windows 8 on it, and have been trying to load Windows 7 on it for days to no avail, and recently I discovered how to get my Windows 7 install DVD to boot ...
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Boot of Windows 7 from GPT disk on non EFI motherboard [duplicate]

Looks like the answer is no but just to double check... Can I boot Windows 7 SP1 x64 from GPT disk (converted with Windows DISKPART) if my system built on BIOS (non EFI motherboard, ASUS P5WDH Deluxe)?...
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Can I fully disable my PCIe Video/Graphics Card per BIOS/Software?

Because of a quite noisy fan of my HD6770 I was wondering, if I could fully disable my video card through BIOS or even some Software/Windows. Switching to Intel I7 2600 internal video helped already ...
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BIOS won't allow me to change boot order

So I recently bought a ROG G750JM because my old laptop gave up a few days ago. Since I'm on a strict budget and most of the parts in my old one still work (except for the motherboard) I choose this ...
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Cannot execute a DELL BIOS update for a VOSTRO 260 machine

I am trying to update my DELL VOSTRO 260 BIOS. I am struggling to get anywhere. If I download the exe and try to run it using a FreeDOS USB drive: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DellBIOS#...
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Undetectable graphic card

Windows does not detect my graphic card. It worked under windoow 8 but since I formatted and installed windows 7 the card is undetectable. I have the STANDARD VGA ADAPTER card as if my card was the ...
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Bios not recognizing USB in EFI mode

I got a brand new Laptop with pre installed windows OS i wanted to do a clean install Okay so this is what i did i created a bootable USB of windows 8.1 Pro. Then i booted my laptop which was by ...
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Windows 8.1 Black Screen

I have a brand new desktop with a new SSD. So I installed my copy of Windows 8.1 on it and got it all done fine. When I first went to the desktop I thought to install a graphics card driver first. So ...
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How to overclock CPU using only FSB?

According to my BIOS the CPU temperature and the system temperature are 16°C and 18°C respectively for Idle on stock air cooling. (It used to be 40°C and 48°C when I kept my computer inside a case. ...
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No display when discrete graphics card inserted

I recently purchased a new desktop PC: HP p7-1423w, i5-3330, HD Graphics 2500 (integrated). The first thing I did was remove Windows 8 and install Linux. A few days later, I was ready to install a ...
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System Does Not Boot From Various Bootable Recovery Disks

No matter what recovery system I have used, be it Acronis recovery disk or some other recovery disk that is intended for emergency system restoration, my system just stalls but still responds ...
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SSD is detected under Win8 and in BIOS SATA Config but not in boot menu

I've got the following issue: My new SSD I put in my Asus N56VJ for the CD drive is detected and working under Win8. In the BIOS menu under SATA-Configuration it's listed as well. But it is not ...
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Windows 8.1 Black screen + flickering mouse after update

So, my Windows 8.1 Computer announced that it needed to update, so I hit "Update and Shutdown". Normally, everything would be Ay-Okay, but apparently not this time. This time, whenever I boot my ...
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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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Can I update BIOS through Windows Live CD? [closed]

I was wondering if it would be possible to do it. I have 5 laptops and 3 desktops and non of them run Windows only Linux. Thanks.
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MSI Z97S can't work with WIN 10

I have an MSI Z97S with Click Bios 4 But, however, I need to install Windows 10 on this machine. I do not need to know how to create a bootable usb, I already know how ** All I need to know is how to ...
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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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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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How to safely install GNU/Linux distro on a Samsung UEFI enabled laptop

I have already bricked and replaced my Samsung Chronos Series 7 NP700Z3C laptop. I have discussed it in the following question: Why does my Samsung Chronos 7 not boot anymore after installing Ubuntu? ...
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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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All boot options are tried loop

I have read several questions and answers from different sites including: "All boot options are tried" after updating BIOS https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/1dadf0b1-5c0f-4a6e-...
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1600 MHz RAM, detected as 1333, XMP doesn't work

I have an Asus M51AC-FR034S PC which has a M51AC motherboard that is in fact a rebranded H87M-PRO. I have 2 RAM sticks (I don't know the exact word for that) A-Data MI64C1D1629Z1 8GB 1600 MHz Slot ...
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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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Why is Intel Turbo Boost Not Working On My Laptop? (Continued)

This is continuation to previous question *Please read previous question in order to understand my findings. Okay guys, this is REALLY strange. It seems as Intel Turbo Boost was always working, but ...
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hp probook white screen with error cancel image and boot to next boot order

I bought HP Probook 440 G1 with windows 8 Pro. I am a ubuntu user so I wanted to install ubuntu with Windows side by side. I tried to boot it from USB or DVD ROM but was unable to do so. Then from ...
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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 ...