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Make sure your keyboard is plugged in at the rear USB ports. These ports are initalised first during post and they should allow you to get into the bios. I often start pressing the escape key during boot which somehow seems to help getting my keyboard activated quicker. If it doesn't get the keyboard active in time, press ctrl-alt-delete as soon as it ...


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It sounds like you have a USB keyboard, and the USB interface is loading too slow to get your keyboard powered on. This can be seen by the numlock going on in time. The best way to counteract this, is to make sure the keyboard is plugged into a USB port on the rear of the computer, as these ports are initialised first, which increases the chance to get the ...


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Press 2 for the "LD Define" menu and change the assignment there.


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Quack Quixote is likely correct. I imagine your computer may be detecting them at just slightly different times leading to one being considered sda rather than what you expect (sdb). If this is the case, the fix is simple: don't use /dev/sdX references in your bootloader config or fstab. I prefer using the disk label, but some prefer using UUIDs. Can you ...


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1st of all, try running Windows in safe mode (this article explains how to do that : http://pcsupport.about.com/od/windows-8/a/open-advanced-startup-options-windows-8.htm). After you boot in safe mode, Windows should load the default drivers for the video card. If Windows is running in safe mode, you have a driver issue. You can try this driver (not sure ...


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I fixed this problem on ThinkCentre M81 by switching boot method from UEFI to Legacy.


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I had a similar issue with my N550JV. Oddly enough, disconnecting and reconnecting battery worked for me as well as a BIOS update. You might as well give it a try.


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just a wild guess, but maybe it's KRO mode? From the manual: Switching between full N key and 6 key rollover In FN-Lock mode pressing the ESC and N key at the same time switches the Keyboard to NKRO mode. Pressing the ESC and 6 key switches the Keyboard to 6KRO mode. and then a bit later: Note: NKRO mode is not supported on MACs and prevents ...


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Although the way you have connected it now is actually better given that both devices have video during POST, you can easily get back to the previous situation. Switch the cables. One of your monitors does not support POST initialisation through one of the devices (probably HDMI) so it was blank during that. A simple switch of cables should fix it. EDIT: I ...


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Although this appears to be a different resolution it may still resolve your issue. Recovering the BIOS using key press combination When you upgrade the BIOS on your notebook, a copy of the previous BIOS version is stored in the HP TOOLS partition of your hard drive. Many HP notebook computers have an emergency BIOS recovery feature that allows you to ...


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You can indeed install Linux on a Chromebook. The article here shows how to install Ubuntu or Bodhi, but the principles would apply to Mint as well. You should also study the articles & blogs here and here, which talk a bit about the risks and potentials. It does take a bit of work and messing around with settings, but it's doable. And you don't ...


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is it safe UEFI with MBR partition table? You're not asking about safety, but about support. Yes, EFI firmware has no trouble with an MBR partition table, which it can cope with just as it can cope with an EFI partition table. You just need to make sure that you have an EFI System Partition. Your problem is Windows. Microsoft erroneously conflates ...


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From my understanding, the output of fwmemmap applies to a more general understanding of memory than physical memory. Only some of those address ranges actually map to physical memory, as pointed out on the website: Ranges that are addressable as RAM are marked “memory”. To interpret other values in the Type column, refer to the definition of int 15h ...


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Can voltage alone harm anything? Or is it just temp? Yes. Enough voltage increase can fry a CPU. It is unlikely that you can set such an high voltage though. If I increase GHz by 10% should I increase voltage by 10% too? No. As a rule you do not want to increase the voltage unless absolutely necessary. When overclocking heat is bad. A higher ...


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I would recommend to download the 64 bit live-cd from the linux distro you want to use, and see if you can boot into the OS. If you can, your system is supported. The reason I say this is because the chance is high your cpu is 64 bit. It has to be really ancient (like 10 years old) for it to not be a 64 bit processor. It is even possible to burn to USB ...


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Look up the processor model in the BIOS. Then search on the internet for that processor's specifications. If you have an Intel processor, you can search their products web site. If your processor has a 64-bit instruction set it can be used to run a 64-bit operating system.


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How to enable RAID AFTER having installed Win OS (This works in Win 7 and 8) Use run command (Winkey+r) and type "msconfig", hit enter. Under the second tab "Boot", check "Safe boot" under boot options, use "Minimal" sub-option. Click OK and reboot. At reboot enter bios and change controller to RAID, safe bios and reboot. Windows will now boot up in "Safe ...


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You should try with another xp cd.May be you cd be corrupted or your hard disk is not properly attached or damaged. Booting with other xp disk solved my problem.


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Try to press fn+F1. It's possible, that the standard-mode of the keys are set wrong for you.


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I have installed new drive so answering: If I add an SSD drive, will this be ecrypted? No Do I need to change some settings in the BIOS? No Can I make the system dual boot with Ubuntu on the SSD? Yes I have observed that Bitlocker Encrypted drive keeps on asking for recovery keys every time I boot from that drive (after entering bitlocker pin). This ...


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There's significantly simpler solutions to using a VM just to bootstrap an installation. I'd personally install plop bootloader - it chainloads your current bootloader, and lets you boot a currently unsupported device like a cd or usb key from it. Its much safer than using a VM (especially on a system with a single drive - 2 OSes, stomping over each other... ...


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Download and install VirtualBox Create virtual disk from physical drive Run as Administrator (probably you are already Admin): VBoxManage internalcommands createrawvmdk -filename C:\path\to\file.vmdk -rawdisk \\.\PhysicalDrive0 Refer for instruction to link given above if you are running Linux. Create Virtual Machine run Oracle VM VirtualBox as ...


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I was getting the same error. I noticed that the screws securing the hard drive weren't reaching the drive. Crucial included a rectangular plastic "spacer". I placed the spacer in the hard drive tray, put the drive in the tray and slipped it back in the laptop. The screws secured the drive and the computer booted perfectly.


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The MC146818 real-time clock chip, as used in the IBM PC/AT, indeed had the capability to make DST changes on its own. It only worked correctly in the United State and even then only worked correctly for a mere three years until the law was changed, and the DST rule that was hardwired into the chip circuitry no longer matched the actual DST rule. This ...


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Type F2 shortly and frequent (avoid long pressing). It helped me on my Samsung laptop.


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In order to boot from a USB drive UEFI, you have to have legacy boot enabled OR the drive has to be formatted in GPT.


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The motherboard has a battery and a clock which will keep track of time even when the computer is off, however it is the OS which determines when to adjust the clock forward/backward depending on the settings. It doesn't get adjusted until either the OS is running at the time it is supposed to be changed, or upon the first boot afterwards.


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I had the same problem. if its a optiplex GX250 then open up the computer cover by pulling switch near back. then find (PSWD)jumper. its under the big thing with 2 blue pins on side. push in 2 blue pins on side and lift the CPU. then you find battery and near it theirs a little plug thing that says PSWD on it. remove it and turn on computer once it goes to ...


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Switching the jumpers on both drives, and make your old hard drive a slave? The jumpers are between the data cable and the power cable. The number of jumpers vary. If you have 3 pairs of pins, one has a plastic cap on it. The 3 settings are master,slave, and cable select. Use a tweezers or pliers to remove the jumper and move it over. @buttercup has an ...


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If you are using the older PATA instead of SATA, you need to set the Hard disk jumper settings. PATA Drive Jumper Settings http://www.kitchentablecomputers.com/hdrive3.php PC. How to make hard drive slave or master? http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20111215081357AAHCnkf Thus, the old drive, you need to dismount the old drive, set the jumper ...


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It sounds like the boot loader (GRUB i think) was installed in the wrong location which is likely if the original hard disk was still connected when you installed Xubuntu. The easiest option would be to use a boot repair tool like this one: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair and follow the instructions paying close attention to the install ...


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That should be possible to do from the BIOS, I guess you are missing the menu or the keyboard shortcut to switch among the boot drives, double check carefully all of them or use the BIOS help if available. I installed hundred of PC's of that age and never found one without that option but I admit some of them haven't intuitive menus You may search for the ...


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I solved this issue by switching CSM in the BIOS from Auto to Enabled and then specifically changing the PCIe setting to Legacy First. I'm assuming my video card does not have UEFI support. I'm planning on upgrading the video card next week so I'll be able to test another card and see if I can move back to setting CSM to Disabled.


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This is a desktop PC? You refer to "switch on the back" which sounds like a desktop, but you also refer to a power adapter, which sounds more like a laptop. At a quick guess, Broadly, old age - it's 9 years old, computers don't live forever. Especially ones built in the "Counterfeit capacitor era" (and who knows if we are beyond that even now...) Less ...


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There's a few things that could be happening. Is the harddrive from 2005 as well? If so, it is likely failing or becoming damaged, as harddrives do; and it is very likely to crash completely, corrupting all its data and stop working entirely at any minute. Impending doom! This sounds more likely to be a power supply problem. They are very cheap to replace, ...


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Okay, after longer research I found out that this problem appears to happen with devices working with Ralink RT3290 drivers. For everyone facing this problem (and having mentioned drivers obviously) the only thing to do is going to this site and installing the drivers. Then just reboot, go to the BIOS, enable virtualization. It should work perfect.



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