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Both. CMOS stores BIOS configuration information. When you "enter setup", you are running the BIOS's configuration program, which loads the settings defined in CMOS. You are "setting up" the CMOS, by providing configuration information the BIOS will use as it runs. The BIOS is a program written as Firmware onto a ROM, so it cannot be written to (except by ...


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My USB won't boot I am going to assume that this means an USB pen drive (and not a USB printer, USB scanner, USB network card....) This can have several reasons: The device is not bootable. The deivce is not bootable unless it was present early. The computer does not support booting from that type. The computer does not support booting from that ...


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"I tried pressing F12 to select devices, but nothing happens." F12 does not seem to be the correct key ... Source BIOS Access Keys for Sony, Lenovo, Toshiba, Dell, Gateway, and More! Sony VAIO, PCG-Series, VGN-Series Press F1, F2 or F3 after turning on the computer.


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Since this is a relatively recent device, it doesn’t have legacy BIOS but UEFI firmware. Unfortunately, UEFI is extremely complex and prone to the strangest errors. For example, a few years ago, Samsung shipped some notebooks which could be bricked by writing too much data into an NVRAM variable, see here and here: [...] There's code in the kernel to ...


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You need to change your boot sequence. Some laptops require you to prioritise the boot sequence. Make it in this order: Removable devices Hard Drive CD-ROM If this option can be disabled then do it


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500W is a recommendation, but your system will most likely use much less than that. Anandtech's review of the 270X shows around 250W while gaming, and under 300W max running FurMark. There are many other reviews along these lines. The Corsair VS450 isn't the greatest PSU in the world, but should power the 270X. Seeing that other GPUs work with the ...


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BIOS stands for Basic Input Output System and CMOS stands for Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor. The BIOS system is written onto the CMOS microchip. You can't have a BIOS without a CMOS to hold it, so it's not uncommon for the two terms to be used interchangeably.


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The OA 3.0 product key is now embedded in the MSDM table in the UEFI and won't be wiped with a simple CMOS reset. Use NirSoft's ProduKey or FirmwareTablesView to view and retrieve it. Windows 8.x should automatically detect the key and activate. Just in case it doesn't, phone-based activation should sort any issues out quickly.


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Not sure what you mean by "I have tried to find little secrets in the BIOS", but there are a couple things that can be causing you issues. First, the BIOS is not setup properly to boot to USB. Below is how to do that per Toshiba. Once in the BIOS locate the Boot tab and set the boot order to show the USB at the top as shown (Windows 7 shown, other ...


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Since the past two decades, certain hardware aspects have become very standardized, so that it is easy to actually embed these drivers in the firmware (or in the case of linux, the kernel). If you look at the drivers in use for USB storage, it is nearly always the same, regardless of manufacturer, size, etc. The same goes for (most) USB keyboards and other ...


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The whole “installing driver” shebang appears only on Windows. It’s actually more like “registering new device instance” anyway. On other operating systems, the process is essentially the same, of course, but managed differently. For example, there are two ways to handle multiple similar devices: Either an isolated driver instance is running for each of them ...


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Good on ya for being informed on UEFI. What version of Windows are you using? Win8 correct? ~ Do you get a GRUB bootloader, at least, on the second new drive? If yes, you may just need a simple, default, Win startup repair to reevaluate the Windows boot sectors (beginning and ending) after a Linux installation. Additionally, "Linux" doesn't always play ...


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Install this (Q1VZC221.exe) if the laptop came with Win8 pre-installed: BIOS - UEFI for Windows 8 (Not for Upgrades) 2.21 6.8 MB 2014/04/07 Install this (Q1VZC109.exe) in all other cases: BIOS 1.09 7.2 MB 2012/12/11 Looks like you'll need Windows running for this (Insyde BIOS/UEFI flasher doesn't seem to provide the option to create a ...


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If you are using the Windows USB/DVD download tool, you have to manually add EFI support. Search for it on Google or give Rufus a try.


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Unfortunately your processor the Core 2 Duo E7200 does not supports Intel's Virtualization Technology (VT-x). You can check it here. As for the chipset of the motherboard that you have mentioned, the P43 Express Chipset does not supports Intel's Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d) either. You can confirm it from here.


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The graphics processor or its memory may be failing. On older (non-UEFI) systems, the graphics system starts in the legacy 640x480 VGA mode. This mode is used for the splash screen during POST. In VGA mode, the contents of the video memory correspond directly to what is displayed on the monitor. Corruption of this memory, called the framebuffer, will cause ...


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Other option is to obtain a USB-to-SATA interface (Cheap enough on Ebay) and boot from a desktop CDROM drive connected to this and a 5v/12v psu. That will almost always work even if flash ram boot will not.


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If the BIOS and the USB ways do not work, you might be able to extract the HD (using a screwdriver), then connect it via an adapter to another pc, and do the install from that PC. When that is finished, just reinstall the hd.


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To make things clear: Open Start Menu In search box type - Computer Management In left hand tree menu - Storage-> Disk Management Lower pane - Right click "Disk 0" (grey area) -> Properties This will provide the model number of the drive...not the serial number. If all of your drives are the same, unplug and use process of elimination. If you have to ...


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Check for VeraCrypt, seems that they will continue development of TrueCrypt. Note1: What i see is that they took the source code of TrueCrypt and continue from there. Note2: I do not know if VeraCrypt supports UEFI (GPT discs)


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I am posting this answer since this same problem for the model NP300E5X Series is not available anywhere. The solution to this problem is: Go to BIOS settings. In ADVANCED tab, disable fast boot. In BOOT tab, enable UEFI Boot. That's it. :)


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Sometimes it helps to create a "Stuck key" situation. Keep an arbitrary key pressed while the laptop boots. It will think the keyboard is faulty and give an erro-message about that. Then it may allow you to get into the bios. ("Press F1 to continue, F2 for Bios setup" or something to that effect.)


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You have to hit F9 during bootup. If you miss the right point, shut your laptop off, begin pressing the F9 key continously and then start your laptop. You can't miss it that way.


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You should hit Esc + F10 at the start of the boot sequence.


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Here's my professional opinion, especially since I've had a bit of experience with this model. The issue is likely hardware, I'd bet money on it. I've only experienced 3 things that cause incessant beeping like you mention. ~ Stuck Keyboard Key > Beeping comes from repetitive/too many key strokes. Usually this means stalling at startup but I wouldn't ...



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