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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BIOS update is blocked on this device

I have HP, Windows 10. HP support utility tells me that a BIOS update is available and Windows 10 update utility tells me that no update is available. I don't know which one to trust. If I try to ...
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Setup BIOS to network boot to FOG server

I have a FOG server installed on my Ubuntu 12.4 OS. The FOG server is setup and running. On the client machine, I am trying to network boot into my FOG server, but it never connects. I can't figure ...
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Cannot boot after BIOS update

After BIOS update: a) BIOS doesn't save any changes, apart from time and date b) BIOS doesn't see the internal hard drive, but sees USB drives. What I had before: * I had TPM initialized and active ...
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MTRRs do not cover all 16Gb of memory on N3150

Installed 16Gb (2x8) RAM into an Asus N3150i-c (with quad-core intel braswell Celeron N3150 SoC) and having [ 0.000000] WARNING: BIOS bug: CPU MTRRs don't cover all of memory, losing 2048MB of ...
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Windows not finding HP Smart Array P410? (Windows 7 Ultimate, Server 2012, 2012 R2) HP EliteDesk 800 G1 SFF

Windows not finding HP Smart Array P410? (Windows 7 Ultimate, Server 2012, 2012 R2) HP EliteDesk 800 G1 SFF I have got myself an HP EliteDesk 800 G1 SFF (i5-4590 @ 3.3GHz, 8GB RAM) to use as a home ...
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Dell E5450 - mSATA not found by BIOS but is by Linux Live CD

I have a Dell Latitude E5450 with a 128GB mSATA drive, which has been working fine for 3 months. I have the latest firmware for the BIOS (A10). I have Fedora 22 installed on this disk and have had ...
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Is it possible to enter bios using an external monitor on a Vaio VGN-FE21S?

The manual says Fn+F7 should switch to the external display but this isn't working for me at power on. The internal LCD is dead so I was hoping to be able to enter BIOS using the external monitor. ...
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How can I enter Setup without keyboard?

After replacing a power supply my computer will not boot. The message is USB devises total: 0 Drive, 0 keyboard, 0 mouse, 0 hub. Then "Please enter setup to recover BIOS settings. No keyboard ...
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Bios start screen is shown even though UEFI fast boot is enabled

I installed Windows 10 from scratch (clean install) to avoid problems which could arise when upgrading my old Windows 8.1 to 10. Everything went well and new installation booted up very fast. ...
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BIOS hangs when SATA drive is attached, works with hotplug

The American Megatrends BIOS (latest version as of manufacturer) of a Shuttle XPC SH87R6 hangs at the very beginning (not even showing the CPU type) whenever a WD 3.0TB SATA harddisk is attached. It's ...
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Is my motherboard broken?

I restarted my computer yesterday morning . It started to boot back up, but hung on the motherboards' boot screen. I could not select any options with my keyboard, which was working at the time. The ...
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SATA HDD detected in BIOS but not in Windows 8.1

I have a 500GB hard drive that is detected by Windows after boot when connected by USB 3.0 but when I attempt to connect it by SATA, it is not detected by Windows. The SATA power and data cables ...
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Boot from CD using UEFI instead of BIOS

I have a Lenovo IdeaPad Y510P. This is my last attempt at recovering my computer, as my recovery partitions are gone and I cannot boot into my computer otherwise. I have Windows 8 x64 OEM installed. I ...
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Troubleshooting processor upgrade, Paxville on Dell Precision 670

I've got a Dell Precision 670 with an XC837 motherboard and BIOS at version A07. I'm trying to upgrade this from using a single-core Celeron to a dual-core Paxville processor. When I install a single ...
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BIOS not reaching post

GT70 0NC-012US Issue: BIOS not reaching post Backstory: Several days ago,my slave HD started to lock up the OS with any related programs running from that disk. In an attempt to fix it, i used ...
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Possible for malware to set a BIOS password?

Strange issue. My PC locked up and I reset it by holding down the power button. It had been overclocked and I received a message that my PC had experienced a boot failure due to voltage issues. ...
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Extract Samsung OEM recovery from laptop HDD

I have a Samsung NP540U3C with Windows 8. I recovered it to factory condition, booted and it was fine. There were 107 Windows updates so I downloaded and installed them, rebooted and then I was ...
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Cannot pass the pre-bios loading screen (toshiba laptop)

I've just bought a Toshiba Satellite p50-A-14K. I was struggling installing ubuntu 13.10 together with windows 8.1. I couldn't get the dual boot working so at one point, what I did is to delete the ...
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how to disable hard drives in UEFI bios?

sometimes I need to disconnect a hard drive. I have to open my computer and unplug the sata power cable. I am wondering if its possible to disable the hard drive in UEFI bios. I am using asus p8p67 ...
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PC reboots after “Welcome to Grub” unless booted from BIOS

I have a Linux machine running on an ASUS P8H77-I. The boot drive is correctly set in the BIOS. If I let it boot normally, I see the Welcome to Grub line, then it reboots, and repeats forever. If I ...
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Sony Vaio VPCEE2E1E memory upgrade issue

I own Sony Vaio laptop VPCEE2E1E and I recently upgraded RAM MEMORY from default 3GB to 4GB after that operation I'm facing serious problem with performance.Windows shows that I have only 1.74GB ...
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Issue using a “used” SSD as a Windows 8.1 Boot Drive

So, I'm something of a Mac person, but decided to take a stab at this whole "build yourself a PC" thing - right now, the thing is assembled, posts just fine, and can get to the BIOS. The problem is ...
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Error 2100: Detection error on HDD0 (Main HDD) - Lenovo Twist

I have a Lenovo Twist (S230u). When I boot it up, it shows the LENOVO logo, then under that it says ''To interrupt normal startup, press Enter''. Then it says ''2100: Detection error on HDD0 (Main ...
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Dual boot Windows 7 on pre-installed Windows 8 laptop

I have a newer HP laptop with preinstalled Windows 8. I want to dual boot Windows 7 with it, but am unable to boot to the USB. To start with, I downloaded an .iso from Microsoft that I then copied ...
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Installing Windows 8 from USB stick on a computer with only FreeDOS installed

I just bought an Asus G750JX and it has no Windows installed on it only the BIOS. When I open it I get three options: Load FreeDOS with maximum RAM free using EMM386 Load FreeDOS including HIMEM ...
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Intel dg41rq Motherboard not booting | is there anything else I can do to salvage it?

My computer was working fine for a while booting ubuntu off a flash drive. I finally bought a new hard drive and plugged it in. When I turned it on there were no beeps and nothing on the screen and ...
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Inconsistent problems with backlight, booting, and troublesome hanging with an HP DV5 laptop (2008). Thoughts?

Main Problem: I've got an HP DV5-1125nr with a backlight that seems to work when it pleases. This started about a month ago. An image is still present on the screen and it works with an external ...
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Is it possible to install Windows 8 on a non-ACPI computer?

I have a computer with a BIOS that doesn´t support ACPI. I tried to install Windows 8 but the setup said I cannot install Windows 8 without ACPI. After some research I found out that this is since ...
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Windows 8 Logon Screen Error

I was messing around, and my windows 8 logon screen is now black/blank. If I could get my computer to safe mode, I could fix it, but I can't access the windows 8 advanced boot options since I can't ...
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System does not work anymore after migrating to UEFI

I have recently updated my BIOS to UEFI (big mistake...). When I boot in Windows 7 x64 now, it does not recognize any USB driver (even mouse and keyboard).I tried to use Windows Repair Disc to Restore ...
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Computer randomly turning off after BIOS update?

I recently built a new PC, which has been running fine up until a BIOS update yesterday. I normally wouldn't update BIOS unless there were issues and in this particular case, the AMD FX-6100 CPU I'd ...
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Dell OptiPlex 755 Hex Code on BIOS Launch?

We have a Dell Optiplex 755 which is freezing at POST and displaying what appears to be a hexadecimal string in the top-left corner of the screen, like so: Any ideas on what is causing this?
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Correct CPU Frequency in BIOS

One of the machines I have is a 10 year old one. I can't discard it due to some sentiment (Mom). Legacy board: Mercury 810e, 133 MHz FSB Processor: Pentium III Tualatin 1.2 GHz Observation: I see ...
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BIOS boot manager for Windows Vista Boot Camp Macbook partition

I am trying to find the BIOS boot manager for my Windows Vista Boot Camp partition of my Macbook. How do I access this during sartup?
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Some USB drives not showing in BIOS

I have a GA-MA790FXT-UD5P motherboard. I have an old USB drive that it will boot from just fine. I have two (identical) newer ones, but they will not boot. I found out that the newer ones aren't even ...
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new pc build— CDROM not booting

I've just finished a new PC build using a Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 AM3+ motherboard and SATA DVDROM and HDD. I've set up the bios to use the following boot order: CDROM HDD I know that the CDROM drive ...
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SATA Drive Order Scrambled on Reboot; Windows 7 / Asus P5Q MB

I've noticed that the drive order (when viewing through computer management) on my Windows 7 box is not consistent between reboots. More often than not, the drive order is maintained across a reboot, ...
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Why my Kingston ssd is not recognized by bios after format?

I have a Kingston ssd 120 gb 300V. It was working but after I formated him, even my bios fail to recognize it. What may be the cause? Is there any fix? EDIT ------------ I have no other drivers, ...
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Motherboard beeping every 60 seconds (Gigabyte/AMI)

On occasion, my motherboard's speaker gives off a short, high-pitched beep during normal operation, continuously and in intervals of exactly 60 seconds. I do not have any other symptoms, the computer ...
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Disadvantages of enabling ErP in BIOS?

While searching for a solution to an external hard drive's LED continuing to blink after shutting down the system, I came across the 'ErP Enabled' setting in my BIOS. I've set ErP to "Enabled ...
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PC in restart loop after enabling ultra fast boot

I have a Gigabyte GA-Z68P-DS3 motherboard. I updated the bios to UEFI version some time ago. Today I tried to enable ultra fast boot option on BIOS. The OS opened perfectly after that. But left home ...
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AMD RAID 5 not booting after Windows Server 2012 updates

I've recently been working to reconfigure my home server. I decided to setup a RAID 5 for my operating system and virtual machines using my Asus M5A97 R2.0 built in AMD RAID. I was able to setup the ...
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Samsung RC520 laptop and 2 bootable SSD drives

I have Samsung RC520 laptop, 4-5 years old. It originally had HDD 320GB, DVD+/-RW drive and Windows 7. Last year I migrated Windows from HDD to Samsung 840 120GB SSD and old HDD was mounted as ...
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Trying to enable hardware virtualization in BIOS, but POWER SURGE DETECTED and BIOS reset. ASUS Z97-E

I just bought this computer with ASUS Z97-E motherboard and Intel i7 4790k. I really would like to enable hardware virtualization so I can use install 64-bit OS as my guest machine. The problem is, ...
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My Acer VN7 laptop don't recognized disk drive on boot, but recognized it after reboot

I have Acer VN7-791G-77GZ laptop and Crucial CT512M550SSD1 SSD drive. My laptop don't recognized disk drive on boot, but recognized it after reboot. Also laptop hangs after wake up from sleep. So, ...
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Defective hard disk: Software evidence of last functional activity?

I am calling for Stack's arcanes to know whether it is possible to provide software-based evidence of a Windows 10 laptop's last operational activity before the hard drive went nuts. The scenario is ...
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How does grub find the device in which grub.cfg resides?

As I understand it, the uefi bios loads grub.efi from the efi partition. This now loads a bunch of grub modules and the configuration file from the /boot directory. But how does grub find the correct ...
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Recover hp g62 bios after update failed

I have update the bios of hp g62 b99sl because some problem with video card, but the update was stuck at 99%... Now the notebook won't start... Led of caps lock blinking to segnale that was a bios ...
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Does “Acer AS5560-8354G64MNrr” laptop supports AMD Virtualization?

I'm trying for a long time, to get some information about this problem, but I never found anything... I can't find Virtualization option on my "Phoenix" BIOS. But never get any solutions about it. ...
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Dual-booting OS with a shared RAID array

Hardware: ASRock H97M-ITX/ac motherboard Two 4TB hard drives One 120GB SSD So here's what I'm trying to do. I want to run my two hard drives in RAID 1 through the motherboard's hardware RAID, purely ...