Power On Self Test, a routine that a device runs immediately after turning on.

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Fastest way to upload a file? via FTP or POST?

I have a file around 1-50 MB. I want to upload it to my server (website). In my website I don't need to log in, all I have to do is send $_POST informations directly to the main page for the file to ...
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What's the name of the box that appeared before “PCI Devices Listing” and “Verifying DMI Pool Data”?

Some 20 years ago computers used to come with a hardware setup that after BIOS POST but before booting from the disk or device, they showed a box made by ascii "box drawing characters" art, one like ...
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POST failure - Motherboard, PSU, GPU or other?

Last night, I was playing Far Cry 4 and had been at it a good hour or two when the sound suddenly broke up and stopped; next the PC switched itself off. It tried to reboot, but keep failing in a ...
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Shuttle SZ87R6 Barebone can't boot when I install RAM to DIMM1 or DIMM2

I have two Shuttle SZ87R6 Barebone PCs with the following parts to install: CPU: Intel Core i7 i7-4790K Memory: 2 X HyperX FURY Series 8GB DDR3 1600MHz I had to update the bios in order to install ...
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Dell Optiplex GX270 - 2 short beeps

A static discharge happened in my Optiplex GX270 a few years ago, and I just now got around to replacing things. I've replaced the motherboard because I think it was the problem part, and the hard ...
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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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What does POST mean in the following sentence? [closed]

I don't like how this question is phrased, but my main issue here is POST.I know what each of them are beside POST, but how can I explain that? Furthermore, how can I explain UEFI? Isn't that a boot ...
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Troubleshooting Hardware with limited resources

I have a newly built computer which won't post, output video, or even beep despite the installed speaker. The case fans and CPU / GPU fans start up and continue, and the hard drive seems to soon up. ...
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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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Do POST beep codes also generate a numeric code for a POST test card?

My wife is an American Sign Language interpreter. She is currently interpreting for a student in a computing class. Today they were talking about BIOS and POST beep codes and the student asked the ...
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Aus Z9PE-D8 WS - no POST, Q-Code is blank

I've just finished a new build, and the system won't boot, it doesn't appear to be getting to POST. Here is the system configuration: M/B: Asus Z9PE-D8 WS CPU: Intel Xeon E5-2665 (only 1, installed ...
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Graphics card clicking during POST

During the POST the graphics card makes a rhythmic clicking sound and the post lasts much longer than usual. However after 5-10 seconds the computer boots as normal. When I remove the graphics card ...
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Computer does not boot, often

I've ran into a issue with my computer that it does no longer reach POST, but simply powers on for a fraction of a second and powers off. But this is not always, some times it boots just normally and ...
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Error Message: Primary Slave Drive - ATAPI Incompatible

So I recently switched towers and now, all of a sudden, I'm getting this error message as soon as I boot my system. The error message reads "Primary Slave Drive - ATAPI Incompatible". This has really ...
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How to get data series in Highchart from a JSON POST request (cross domain)

I'd like to create my own Highstock's chart on a local html file by using the JSON data series retrieved with a POST request to a third-party domain. I've read several docs on Highcharts' website but ...
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What sort of tests does POST run on ram?

This is loosely related to a homework assignment I'm currently doing, for a part of it I am trying to work out what sort of memory tests a standard POST test will run on ram, i.e: the ways it will ...
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Google Chrome does not sign into certain accounts, IORBIT IS BAD

Something has screwed up my ability to sign into certain accounts with Chrome. It seems to possibly be a problem with how it handles the POST method. I have tried re-installing with no luck. I believe ...
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can't access my bios with my usb keyboard no ps/2

my USB keyboard doesn't seem to be recognized at post. I have no ps/2 port. no port on my motherboard. Can't install my windows 7 cause I think is on gpt or else. I really need to get access to my ...
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My PCIe video card does not work in POST, only comes on when Windows loads

I have an ASUS Maximus V Extreme motherboard which has onboard video. There is an Asus GeForce GTX 670 in PCIe slot 1. In the BIOS, I have PCIe selected as the preferred GPU. I've tried disabling ...
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Windows 7 not booting from hard disc - POST is showing “No int 13 drives to support”

My PC now seems to be booting in to the POST but getting stuck with the following error: "No int 13 drives to support" I apologise for the length of this post, but the more detail, the higher the ...
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Installed #! Linux with encryption; computer no longer boots

I am rather stumped as to what to do at this point. I installed #! Linux with the encryption option (using whole disk). Afterwards it installed grub as well. The computer no longer boots at all ...
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Peripherals don't Turn on When New Graphics Card is Installed

I recently decided to upgrade my graphics card. I bought a Radeon HD 7750 to replace my relatively underpowered Nvidia GT 620. However, when I plug in the new card, my computer's peripherals do not ...
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Dell Inspiron 1764 will not start

Lappy's screen was flickering and the webcam was working only intermittently. There was a lot of ping pong sounds which I narrowed down to device disconnect events, presumably the screen or webcam. So ...
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M5A99X Evo R2.0 wont post after new ram upgrade

Setup: ASUS M5A99X EVO R2.0 AM3+, AMD 990X, SATA 6Gb/s, USB 3.0, ATX, AMD Motherboard AMD FX-8350 Vishera 4.0GHz (4.2GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core Desktop Processor FD8350FRHKBOX 6 to 8GB ...
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MSI 970A-G43 with FX-6300 and MSI HD 7850 won't POST or display anything or make any noise

This is my build: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/269CL I have connected everything, and even reseated the graphics card and the ram after the first time it failed, but my motherboard won't POST or display ...
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What does this beep code mean?

When I wanted to start my laptop today (an Acer Aspire 8920G), the laptop started beeping. I know this beeping is a POST error code, but I can not figure out which one it is. The motherboard of the ...
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Computer refuses to POST

Computer refuses to POST. What it will do is the fan spins up, and the lights come on on the motherboard, but other then that it just sits there and laughs in my face! Here is what I have done... I ...
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My laptop fails to POST or boot consistently

I'm sporting a Dell Inspiron 15 (M5030), the specs for which can be found here. Over time I've made three upgrades to the laptop. I've installed: An Intel Advanced-N 6235, wifi+bluetooth 4.0 chip ...
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Computer reboots after POST with one hard drive but not the other

I received a hard drive for a boot partition. I copied the old partition over using DiskCopy. After the copy, the computer would not boot with both drives in and the new drive as the primary; ...
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notebook fails to start frequently but sometime it works great

-cpu and ram test and stress test pass when works -bios reset or load default setting didn't work -disconnecting every components and taking out mobo again no luck (only posts sometime) -no luck with ...
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External Harddrive won't let POST complete

I have a Fantom Drives GF3B2000U external hard-drive. USB 3.0. My problem is that if it is plugged in and powered on when I start the computer, it won't get past post. The bios is `v2.58 (C) ...
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Installed new mobo, pc won't POST

So after my last mobo went dead, I installed a new one. It is the AsRock 970 Pro3 R2.0. Everything is connected as it should be. I get no beeps, the fans spin, the hdd's spin, but there is no ...
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Homebuilt system won't power off on shutdown, then won't POST within ~10 minutes of shutdown

I have a homebuilt system that has been giving me headaches on and off for the better part of a year. Whenever I try to shutdown, sleep or reboot (from Windows or BIOS), the system will appear to ...
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Gigabyte GA-A55m NO POST

Just put together a new computer with some basic parts from newegg. I am getting no video, and no post at all. Nothing from the speaker. The speaker definitely works as I have pulled the memory and ...
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Can't sometimes access BIOS or Windows after startup

Sometimes after I start up my computer it freezes in the "press Del or F2 to enter UEFI BIOS setting" screen and doesn't react to those buttons. The backlight on the USB keyboard is lit but it doesn't ...
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What parts do I need to RMA? I made a TON of careless mistakes upgrading. Motherboard fried for sure, not sure what else [closed]

Ok, so I have a asrock extreme3gen3, core i5, 5 case fans, 2ssd, 2hdd, 1cdrom. I have screwed up so many times doing this upgrade, I need some help sorting it out. I had a 560ti which I overclocked ...
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Laptop freezes before/during post

I have an Asus K70AB which has had an issue for a while. When it boots, there's a chance it'll freeze for an indefinite time before it seems to start doing anything. What it will do is: The lights ...
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Slow POST after resetting BIOS

After I did a BIOS reset (by taking out the CMOS battery and putting it back in), every time I boot now, POST takes ages. Not necessarily the POST itself, but it will stay stuck on "Loading Operating ...
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New computer won't boot

I've recently purchased a set of components and set about building my own desktop. It is not booting and I am stuck. When I hit the power button, the fans spin, but that's all. There is no video. ...
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My Macbook can't send out OPTIONS request anymore

I guess this is a rare issue since I have googled the answer for days but seems like no one has run into this before. What happened is my computer could make OPTIONS requests out to remote servers ...
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Why would a computer stop POSTing only temporarily after a crash?

The other night, I was playing a game on my desktop PC when the graphics started stuttering and, eventually without warning, the entire display froze and the speakers emitted a constant buzzing sound. ...
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PC does not start with video card

It's really strange situation that i cant't figure out. Motherboard: ASRock G41M-GS3, Inter Core 2 DUO 2.13GHz, new PSU (Xilence 480W). Problems start when i try to put in it my Radeon HD3850 - PC ...
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Wrong resolution on start up (on POST screens)

Wrong resolution when starting up the computer (POST screens). Example. As you can see, It has huge black border. I run GeForce 560 GTX on Ubuntu 12.10, with a monitor capable of 1920x1080 Through a ...
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MSI 760GM-P23 FX motherboard, AMD FX 4300 cpu & 1333 ddr3 ram won't POST

I've built a new computer with: MSI 760GM-P23 FX motherboard, AMD FX 4300 CPU 2x8Gb of 1333 DDR3 RAM On power up, everything runs, motherboard splash screen comes up, system will not POST, cannot ...
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Weird crashing issue

I bought a new gaming computer about two weeks ago. It is randomly crashing after 5 minutes, sometimes 10 minutes or more. Is there a software or a place where I can see what cause the crash? Like a ...
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PC won't POST after Windows Update

I ran Windows Update on my Windows 7 64-bit machine recently, and elected to reboot after the updates completed. My machine failed to completely power off after starting the reboot and I had to hold ...
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Why does my computer no longer recognize keyboards?

This is an Asus All-in-One from 2010 running Windows 8. The computer froze. Upon reboot, the keyboard was not detected and would not power up (the lights would not activate as they usually do.) I ...
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Dell Dimension 8400 error

I've got an old Dell Dimension 8400 that's occasionally getting this error: I\O card parity interrupt at C000:2100 Type (S)hut off NMI, (R)eboot, other keys to continue The keyboard don't work so I ...
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Computer powers up, but doesn't POST. Suggestions?

I have a system that powers up. The CD/DVD drive fires up, I can hear the hard drive spin on, and all the fans spin. However, the monitor doesn't display anything. I have made a checklist of things I ...
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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?