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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Boot stuck at blinking cursor before GRUB - only works via BIOS boot menu

I have a new box running Debian Squeeze. Grub is installed on /dev/sda, but when booting up I just get a blinking cursor, before the Grub menu. I can only boot to grub successfully when I choose boot ...
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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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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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Computer won't start when connecting SATA HDD

I just bough a new HDD some time ago and recently i bought another SATA cable to have both HDDs connected at the same time, to transfer all the files from the older one to the newer. When i connected ...
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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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Computer won't start, just blinks on and off

I had a computer that was working fine for over a year, then suddenly it started to shut off, it got so bad that I press the power button and in around 30 seconds while booting Windows it would shut ...
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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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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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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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Laptop won't boot after alcohol spill

So I just had a minor spill and let everything dry out. Now when I try to boot my laptop, I get one or two beeps on the BIOS splash screen before the laptop shuts down. I can't get to the post screen ...
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New build won't POST, no video/beeps

Specs: Motherboard: MSI 760GM-P23 FX Integrated graphics (on MoBo) CPU: AMD Athlon II x4 640 RAM: GeIL Pristine 4GB DDR3 Case/PSU: TOPOWER TP-4107BB-400 Is not POSTing, no video output, ...
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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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USB devices slow or halt PC boot

On my self built machine, leaving certain USB devices in will cause strange boot problems. For example: If an older flash drive I have is plugged into the machine, the PC will hang at POST... ...
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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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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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Compaq Deskpro EN: 1 long beep, 2 short beeps, caps lock flashes

I have a Compaq Deskpro EN and I am getting one long beep and two short beeps on bootup, the caps lock light is flashing and no video. The case has a sticker which says this means "no video." But what ...
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PC startup: 2 long beeps + 1 short beep; what does it mean?

It's a gigabyte motherboard. When I press the button, nothing comes on the screen and it beeps: *LONG BEEP* *LONG BEEP* *short beep* What does it mean?
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Beep codes - 2 short; 4 long

I'm getting these beep codes - (2 short, pause, 4 short, long pause) - repeating. I couldn't find the meaning of these codes on the internet, the PC model is Omron NSA-CPU01-E. Does anyone know what ...
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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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New Motherboard doesn't POST? Can't seem to solve the beep code puzzle

I just purchased an MSI 970A-G46 to use with an AMD FX processor I already had. I also got 8GB of DDR3 RAM to go with it, and a 120GB SSD. I hooked it all up, and put in the graphics card from my old, ...
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Acer Revo R3600 Won't POST

I powered off my Revo this afternoon to change the power strip, plugged in a second USB hard drive and booted it up, only to find the machine won't POST. It's been running happily as an HTPC for at ...
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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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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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What do i do about this? Motherboard Error

Ok, I have this motherboard that is old and I dont even use. But I play around with it sometimes. I got it out today and found this...What do I do? This cord or wire thing (could you maybe inform ...
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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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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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PC booting and rebooting repeatedly without completing POST

I have a custom build PC: Corsair HX620 PSU Intel 6870 C2D Geforce 8800GT Asus P5Q-E I've recently moved from the UK to Canada, upon plugging my UK built PC into the wall socket it gets stuck in ...
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HP laptop boot loop & black screen

After loading a driver for an external usb wifi adapter, this laptop is having issues booting. Symptoms are: Boots up but loops after 15 seconds or so, don't know if it is actually posting Black ...
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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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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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No POST on previously working system

About four years ago I built this system: Biostar TForce4 AM2 motherboard AMD Athlon 64 3800+ @ 2.2GHz 2x512MB Corsair CM2X512A-6400 DDR2 ATI Radeon X1800XT (512MB RAM with dual outputs) Antec ...
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Why does pulling the power cord then pressing the power button fix a non-booting PC?

I've been working at this institution for about 6 years. One thing thing that I've always found curious is that sometimes—especially after a power outage—we find a PC that won't boot when the power ...
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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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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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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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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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HP Pavilion m8000 - No video or POST on boot

I was recently given this computer by a friend to fix. It was working fine until the other day when it abruptly stopped working overnight. When it receives power, everything in the system receives ...
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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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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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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 ...