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It could be that the BIOS is not waiting long enough for the hard drive to spin up before continuing to boot. Many BIOSes have an option for "hard drive spin up time" which can delay the boot process for a couple of seconds while the hard drive spins up. If you can get into the BIOS then I would look for that option and see of you can extend the delay. If ...


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This might be an effect of more power required than is available just when the disk spins up. An already spinning disk (from an earlier start-up attempt) reduces the power requirement for that disk. Check that the PSU has a good enough rating for the overall system. One can also suspect the effect to be an indication of trouble with the PSU.


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You are welcome to browse the HP FTP site where they keep all softpaq updates, there are a bunch but I would start at folder SP55501-56000 and work your way up the number sequence. SP55938 states: Fixes an intermittent issue where repeatedly switching between sleep and hibernate modes and rebooting cause the system to stop responding or to display a black ...


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First, there are two features of the firmware that are likely to be useful to you. (You have a firmware, not a BIOS, although many people and even manufacturers mis-apply the term "BIOS" to non-BIOS firmware) Firmware setup utility -- This is what you seem to be trying to enter. You can use it to permanently set the boot order and adjust many other ...


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Do you still have USB 2 anywhere? HID (Human Interface Devices), such as keyboards and mice, should go in USB 2 ports if available. You can also try booting your Windows (I assume it's Windows based on 'Device Manager') in Safe Mode. This will usually load basic USB 2.0 drivers, and you should be able to undo your changes this way. Resetting the BIOS will ...


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From page 68 of the manual: IGPU Multi-Monitor Select disable to disable the integrated graphics when an external graphics card is installed. Select enable to keep the integrated graphics enabled at all times.


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It's not in the OS, you should be able to set the allocated amount to the igpu, it's usually set on auto by default. Set it in the bios


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EFIs have built-in boot managers. Their user interfaces vary greatly, from completely useless to moderately useful, but the key point is that each entry in the built-in boot manager tells the firmware how to launch one program (normally a boot loader). These boot manager entries are stored in NVRAM. Ordinarily, when you install an OS, it creates an EFI boot ...


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RAM failure is tricky. If all the RAM modules in your system are faulty which makes the system unable to boot up, you will certainly hear beeps. However, RAM can be faulty in many other ways which compromise your system's stability but don't show outright. It's totally normal for RAM to be faulty and not cause BIOS beep, since when the computer boots, ...


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first thing to try is setting default values in the BIOS to see if the drive is recognised then. Secondly, check cable for damage and possbly try another one. Thirdly, I'd attemp a BIOS update which you can find from the motherboard vendor. Additionally, have you access to an external drive caddy which will help to see if the drive can be read from another ...


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Difficult to find out what this cause is, but here a list to begin with Make sure connected cables are well connected. If you can, replace the cable to check if it's damaged Give the BIOS factory settings a try (reset default) Try to boot a live cd (e.g. Ubuntu) and have a look if it sees it It could be your MBR or the boot-manager is damaged (or another ...


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You need both partitions: the recovery and the restore. The restore partition contains the original OOBE (out of box experience) Windows operating system image that shipped with the computer. The recovery partition contains the software necessary to extract the OOBE image and deploy it onto your boot partition. Additionally, you may need to do extra work ...


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Your new Kingston RAM is single sided per the spec. Height 1.291” (32.80mm) w/heatsink, single sided component All 4GB RAM listed in the memory QVL list listed are double-sided. A quick google search gives me the result. So its a hardware limit. You need a double-sided 4GB RAM to work on the motherboard. Will Intel G41 chipset motherboard support ...


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According to general BIOS codes, 1 long beep followed by 3 short is due to a deficient video card (maybe a contact failure if you can sometimes boot your OS properly).


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can anyone conjecture what may be causing these values to change "autonomously", or "on its own?" My guess would be that the BIOS (and/or BIOS battery) had an error/failure or some kind, the BIOS lost all saved settings, and so reverted to the BIOS defaults. Going from that assumption I'd suggest that, if possible on that model, start with replacing ...


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A couple of tricks to try: Press and hold the F key that normally would get you into BIOS on that machine BEFORE you turn the device on. As soon as you press Power, scrape your finger across all of the F keys back and forth. These two methods have been successful in the past. If neither of these methods function, you should try flashing your BIOS with the ...


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Okay Gents...this is the whole story and solution. Like I've stated in my comment to the original post, I have an HP ENVY h8-1520t. Problem: I wanted two things that could only be changed in BIOS. The first was to enable Virtualization for laravel production with vagrant. The second was to have BIOS turn on my machine on Monday morning so that it was ready ...


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I have found a solution to your problem here. Download the latest firmware from the Dell support Save the exe and create a shortcut with the following parameter: " /writehdrfile" Start the created shortcut and it will create a n5110a11.hdr file rename the file to N5110.hdr Create a shortcut exe file with the following parameter: " /writeromfile" Start the ...


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is it right that i have to boot from the flash containing windows, perform installation, reboot and finally change boot drive to SSD from BIOS? Yep, that's all you have to do.


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Just wanted to give an FYI on the L75D-A7280 Windows 8.1 Laptop, i had some similar issues where the laptop would not boot into windows 8, because the MBR was corrupt and i couldnt boot into the recovery partition either, so my quick and dirty workaround since i didnt have any install media was to install ubuntu next to windows 8 (made a free 8gb partition ...


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It is possible. I have an option in my BIOS to either boot UEFI first or Legacy first. I have installed Ubuntu in UEFI mode from a USB live disk (first) and Windows 7 not in UEFI (MBR) from a DVD. This has resulted in 2 x 100mb partitions and I can switch OS's via the BIOS. I found this accidentally but it works. As neither OS realises it is in a dual boot ...



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