In electronic systems and computing, firmware is a term often used to denote the fixed, usually rather small, programs and/or data structures that internally control various electronic devices.

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NVRAM does not reset on gigabyte motherboard

My motherboard is Gigabyte GA-B75m-d3h. Many duplicate firmwares have been created in bootloader list. I wanted to delete them. Things I tried - 1) Inserted windows installation disk and formatted ...
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BIOS does not boot. Integrated graphics disabled without installing other GP

My motherboard is Gigabyte B75m-D3H. I accidentally disabled Onboard Graphics in BIOS settings without installing any other GPU (I don't have one). How to re-enable it? No video output is being sent ...
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DD-WRT possible brick on tplink-wa901nd v2, any advice?

I think I had a bad idea this night. I flashed ftp://dd-wrt.com/others/eko/BrainSlayer-V24-preSP2/2013/01-01-2013-r20453/tplink_tl-wa901ndv2/factory-to-ddwrt.bin into a brand new tplink-wa901nd v2, ...
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brother printer firmware update password reset

While trying to update my brother printer (DCP-8080DN) firmware, the java program asks for a admin password, and says that it could only have been altered by a BRadmin program, otherwise the default ...
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How can I repair my Wifi Repeater?

I installed the wrong firmware on my Wifi Repeater. Is there a way to fix this problem? I can't find any website on the user manual, so I'm not sure what the model of the wifi repeater is.
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Looking for firmware for those “Digital Photo Keychains.” [closed]

I have one of these Digital Photo Keychains that I bricked by mistake. I was uploading pictures to it and the photoviewer software crashed, corrupting the firmware on the keychain. I have a tool to ...
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Does HP ProBook 4730s have UEFI or BIOS?

Sometimes I read that HP ProBook 4730s has UEFI and other times I hear it only has a BIOS. So which one does it have? As I understand it, UEFI is a replacement for BIOS, not an improvement nor ...
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How do I revert back to official Linksys firmware from dd-wrt on WRT56G2 v1?

I've been having trouble with dd-wrt on my Linksys WRT56G2 v1 router and want to go back to the stock Linksys firmware for it. The router has only 2MB of flash memory, and so I'm running the 'micro' ...
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How to change language of Fritz!Box from German to International

I have a Fritz!Box 7390 I bought while living in Berlin and would like to switch it to English. I've tried using the Recovery Tool, but it rejects updating the device. How can I update the device to ...
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Is the N600, C3700 cable of running an alternative firmware?

I've been exploring WW-DRT and openwrt.org. I can find information on how to Flash WNDR3700 but nothing much appears to come up on this particular module N600, C3700. Question: To flash a open ...
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Netgear R7000 new firmware update 1.0.6.28 broke my port forwarding 80 due to ReadyShare, how to fix?

On Netgear R7000, new firmware v1.0.6.28 break port forwarding 80 because of there new functionality "ReadyShare". How to fix that? P.S. It is very frustrating to see that a company like Netgear is ...
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DVB tuner is not initializing - Prof 7500

As per instructions, copied fw file into /lib//firmware (Using Ubuntu 14.04) ls -al /lib/firmware/dvb-usb-p7500* -rwxrwxrwx 1 box box 3812 Jan 5 00:54 /lib/firmware/dvb-usb-p7500.fw But the tuner ...
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DIR 880L Flashing power light

I recently updated my firmware, I think it was 1.05, for my 880L directly from the router thinking I'd be able to see my second HDD on my WDTV Live. Not only was I not able to view the second drive, ...
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Is it possible to update BIOS to UEFI?

I just ran the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant on an older machine (just for fun) and was informed that due to lack of UEFI firmware, Secure Boot would not be supported. Is it possible for motherboard ...
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Installing firmware with samsung magician dc

I am trying to get Samsung magican DC to work on my linux (linux mint 17 xfce) computer. I downloaded samsung magician dc from here. Then I downloaded the firmware update files from this page (under ...
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Ethernet (driver) failure. Windows blames BIOS but device works fine in Linux

I have a problem with an HP 655 Notebook that originally came with Windows 7 preinstalled, I made a backup to a local FTP server using a linux live USB, formatted it, and then installed Windows 8 ...
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Reset DD-WRT to original firmware TP_Link TR1043ND

I have installed this firmware since I thought it'll be faster. Sometimes it's just slower than it was, but for example now, even GMail fails to work. Is it possible to recover/reinstall the ...
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How does ARM boot process differ from x86?

I'm not sure if this is an ARM thing or this is just a "convention" for modern smart devices. When talking about Android based devices people always talk about flashing ROMs or flashing firmware. ...
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HP Proliant DL380P g8 CPU upgrade

We have a HP Proliant DL380P g8 with 2 Intel Xeon e5-2603. We needed to upgrade and use 2 Xeon e5-2620 V2, by default this server (G8) does not recognizes the v2 processor. We found this procedure ...
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Latest firmware for WRT54G version 6

Belkin bought Linksys in January 2014 and removed most of the firmware from the support website. Is there an archive somewhere that has the latest firmeware for WRT54G version 6?
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Asus RT-N66U Enable SSH Access

Is the option to enable ssh access to this router not available in the stock version of the firmware? I can only see "Enable Telnet" under Administration -> System. That's kind of lame. Telnet is ...
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Determine Surface TypeCover 2 Firmware Version

I have found various references to Surface TypeCover 2 firmware versions. This is an example: Surface Type Cover 2 Firmware Update Device (v2.0.517.0) update improves multiple finger support on ...
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linux bluetooth firmware missing

The kernel is trying to load a bluetooth firmware version that does not exists. dmesg: [ 4.435796] Bluetooth: hci0: read Intel version: 370810011001140d00 [ 4.436742] bluetooth hci0: Direct ...
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Make a USB drive read only

I have a 1.5TB USB drive with many important files that I want to give to a friend (they have Windows7) for reading only purposes. thumbscrew appears to flip a registry switch but it seems to be on ...
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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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write protected pendrive hack

I have been doing some research to make a custom pendrive for client, it has two physical memory inside, one is meant to be loaded with data and can not be: delete, modify, write, format; while the ...
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Bricked my Grundig MPixx 2001 by formatting it. Firmware updater doesn't work

NOTE: Please don't remove me. I can't find a proper Stack Exchange site for this question. Please just move it where it needs to be because I can't find a hardware based site. I have a Grundig MPixx ...
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How to upgrade SSD firmware on Intel RST RAID 0 member disk?

I have a random bunch of SSDs working in an Intel Rapid Storage Technology RAID 0 to serve as my system drive. To setup an Intel RST RAID drive, in UEFI one must change the SATA controller to RAID, ...
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Why WiFi drivers carry firmware with them?

Why do linux kernel modules for wireless LANs have 'device firmware'accompanying them while other driver modules don't seem to carry a copy of the firmware with them? Edit: I've been informed that ...
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UEFI-Implementation-Issue (can lead to a hard-brick) - ASUS Zenbook UX303LA-R4342H

Edit (Current-Progress): ASUS released a new "BIOS-Update" (BIOS 210; Update FW) which fixes the "BIOS-Settings" issues, but I'm not sure if it also fixes the efibootmgr hard-bricking issues (I don't ...
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How does CPU access BIOS instructions stored in external memory?

During the process of booting, CPU reads address of system BIOS from the Reset Vector and jumps to the location where BIOS is stored. My question here is: As BIOS is stored on some external memory ...
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Why is GRUB working on one computer but not the other?

I've installed Arch Linux on to a USB stick. The stick is partitioned as GPT, and there are two partitions - an EFI boot partition, formatted as FAT32, and a boot partition formatted as EXT4. When ...
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Bios does not open after deleting duplicate boot entries

I had installed Windows 8.1 Pro. Along with it, I had tried to install Linux with it. After complete Linux installation when I rebooted, I was getting duplicate boot entries in bios setup. I have ...
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For an external USB device, why does Linux require a firmware in addition to the driver?

A few days ago I was trying to install a USB WiFi adapter in old version of linux. I installed it successfully. But the procedure I followed required me to install not only driver, but also the ...
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OpenWrt vs DDWrt

I have a TP-Link Wr1043ND router and I want to install one of these two firmwares: OpenWRT DD-WRT I read that I can install custom packages and do much more than I can with the original firmware. ...
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ZyXEL bricked after firmware update

I bought a Zyxel NBG6616, as a first thing I updated the firmware (with online automatic procedure in the web UI). I waited for 300 seconds as requested: the router did not seems to work (no answer ...
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Custom Firmware for Printers [closed]

Is there a way to replace the factory firmware that came with the printer with a custom firmware that allows you to use aftermarket or generic ink cartridges? A search on google doesn't reveal much ...
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ASUS DSL-N10E firmware upgrade

I have a ASUS DSL-N10E modem\router with V2.1.15 APAC firmware. Is it upgradable to open-sourced firmwares like DD-WRT or Tomato (Tomato is preferred). Or is it hopeless? Plus, let's just say I try to ...
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ASUS RT-AC66R hard reset

Have an ASUS RT-AC66R - we had set it up for our church and was working flawlessly. I was approached last sunday to say it was not connecting (2014-01-19). We had set it with the 2.5 and 5 Ghz ...
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Errors while building my broadcom drivers in Kali Linux

So I started doing whats given in this answer Kali Linux not detecting wireless network in dual boot but then at the "make" step I get this! root@kali:~/Desktop/holy# make KBUILD_NOPEDANTIC=1 make ...
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Can't find newer DLINK Router DIR-400 firmware

If you're here, it means you also have a Dlink 400 router. I asked DLINK but they didn't answer my question. I asked DLINK support again, but this time no answer (2 weeks later). In DLINK FTP site ...
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What is the difference between BIOS and firmware?

Could anyone elaborate on the differences between BIOS and firmware please?
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Why does my D-Link DSL-2730U router claim the firmware update “contains an illegal image”?

I have a D-Link router. Its software (firmware) causes a lot of problems so I try to update it. My router model is DSL-2730U so I downloaded the original firmware from this site: ...
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ROM on a computer vs mobile phone

Why on a mobile phone (such as Android) is it possible to install custom firmware (not just OS), but on a computer (PC) it is not, but requires an exploit such as Thunderstrike for MAC? They both ...
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Modifying IP camera firmware

I have a D-Link DCS-931L IP camera and it started to lose wifi connection regularly. To debug the problem I tried to log into it, but any remote access is prohibited (except web interface which is ...
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Is it possible to rewrite CD-R, DVD-R, Bluray-R discs with a modified firmware?

I know there were no such hacks observed. But if we consider case of corporate attack (firmware virus created by ROM device producing corporation itself) on privacy of a person. Would it be possible ...
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I can no longer access the BIOS (Computer Freezes)

I have a new Lenovo T440 with Windows 8.1, I have installed Fedora 22 to have dual boot, I started playing around with grub2-customization and some of the BIOS settings (secure boot and legacy vs ...
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Dell Latitude E5540 doesn't recognize external display

I stumbled over this problem when I connected a projector to my E5540's VGA port and the laptop simply failed to detect it. Even restarting the laptop did not make it recognize the external display. ...
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Kingston SSD firmware update via USB?

I have a system with a Kingston SSD that needs to be updated to the latest firmware. The system does not have an optical drive. Is there a way to install the firware update via USB, or am I going to ...
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graphic issues debian jessie

I have some graphic issues on my laptop, low resolution and no possibility to link other VGA monitor. root@random:~# lspci -nn | grep VGA 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation ...