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BIOS will not allow changing to boot from new SSD

I have an Intel DH67CL motherboard, booting from a regular HDD. I then installed Windows on a new SSD after disconnecting my old drive. When I went back to reconnect my old HDD, the BIOS boot menu ...
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PC starts, shuts down, then continues to run

I just assembled my new desktop. This is the configuration: MB: ASUS Maximus VI Gene CPU: i7-4771 RAM: 16GB DDR3 Kingston (2x 8GB) HDD: Seagate 4TB PSU: Raidmax RX-600AF GPU: on-board graphics ...
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When booting I sometimes get “No bootable device…” , sometimes it works

It says like, i should check my motherboard-handbook or something. I press ctrl-alt-del and it works again. Yesterday i got an only "Bootfailure" with "Press a key" , next restart it works again... ...
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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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Why can I not get past the HP title page to bios

replaced motherboard on HP dv9700 and when powered up it only goes to the HP page and stops. Anyone got any ideas on where to go next?
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A bootable usb key prevent system to boot

I'm written a ChromiumOS image on an usb key with the command dd. When I boot my computer with the usb key plugged, the start-up blocks just after the line describing the cpu, so before I can select ...
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108 views

Desktop won't boot with two drives

I am trying to startup the computer with two drives; one is connected with SATA(Windows XP, 40G) and the other with IDE(blank, 80G). With just the SATA drive, it boots fine, but when I add the other ...
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I need help logging into my windows 8 computer or setting it to factory settings

I can't access my desktop on windows 8 using my windows live account. It tells me to change my password which I do from my xbox since I can't get online with my laptop and I have looked through the ...
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483 views

Toshiba Satellite U500; have tried to update BIOS, why doesn't it boot Windows anymore?

I am using Toshiba Satellite u500-10l PSU5EE-002003AR, I download BIOS update from toshiba site, and trying to update when click the application file automatically shutdown the system. Now it doesn't ...
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Can't access BIOS

I have an ASUS P8H77-V motherboard, and I can't access the BIOS on startup. My operating system loads just fine, and the motherboard splash screen does appear. But when I press delete the BIOS won't ...
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Computer won't boot - stuck on underscore character with no beep codes

I have a Gateway GT5628 Intel Core 2 Quad. It's been running fine for years. Recently it stopped booting. When I turn it on, I immediately get a single underscore (non-blinking) character on the ...
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Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit complete system failure

I'm having a problem with Windows. Here are my system specs: i5-2500K Sandy Bridge ASUS P8Z68-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z68 G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 EVGA ...
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Is BIOS read from the BIOS chip or copied into RAM on startup?

When you first turn on your computer, is the fetch/execute cycle first set up to fetch instructions from the BIOS chip directly to the instruction register in the CPU or is there automatic circuitry ...
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369 views

Building a PC - Out of case BIOS only test - what hardware do I need?

I am building my PC and my friend told me I should try to plug a monitor in and see if the BIOS works and to make sure everything is not DOA and compatible. He's not online now, so my question is, ...
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Desktop hangs after DELL logo screen

After partitioning a Dell Precision 490 workstation, it did not start up again. The symptoms are as follows: I saw the DELL logo screen with the F2 and F12 text The next screen passes very quicly ...
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Phoenix BIOS 2-3-4-3 beeps at startup

I looked at this site http://www.computerhope.com/beep.htm and it said that it corresponds to Display non-disposable segments. What does that mean? I am experiencing frequent computer freezes due to ...
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I can't get my PC to start up by a normal way

I couldn't write a more accurate title. I am just unable to start the computer by pressing the Power On button. I checked the Power Supply and it seems to give good voltage values in every pin. And ...
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Remove Toshiba laptop BIOS password? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Bypass BIOS password set by faulty Toshiba firmware on Satellite A55-S1065 laptop? i have a Toshiba Satellite l500 laptop, when I power it on, it shows a black screen ...
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Motherboard won't power-on until it rests for ~10min with no power plugged in

I have a strange ASUS Rampage Formula motherboard issue. When the computer is off — I can't power it on: 'Power' button press gives just a short impulse on fans. When I disconnect the power cable and ...
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1answer
333 views

My hard drive can only boot once every two times

I just installed a Kingston 64 GB SSD into my laptop, replacing the old 80 GB 5400 RPM one. The drive starts up and works fine every other time. For example, if I'm running normally, and press ...
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1answer
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Dell Dimension 8400 Startup error

thanks first for taking the time to read this and possibly help me...... now I am pretty decent of a computer tech...but not enough. I am having an issue with my computer which is running windows xp ...
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301 views

How do I enter the BIOS setup on an HP P6210T

I hit every Function key, but that just got me into the "Recovery Manager".
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System Works Fine but only after Very Long BIOS POST Times?

I built this AMD XP64/XP32 system in November 2008. It runs well, but it does not start well. Windows Restarts are fine, but cold starts average 4-5 minutes to POST, with the record-holder so far ...