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Yes, you can use Boot Camp to start your Mac with the Windows operating system, and access the ROM programming features of the native PC drivers. Certain NVIDIA and ATI/AMD cards are more easily converted that others. There are several online forums which are somewhat dedicated to exchanging information about the process of obtaining an EFI ROM or making ...


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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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So I flashed the bios by booting from a sd card in the memory card slot. It still doesn't see hard drive in the bios, and I've verified that the hard drive is working properly, so my conclusion is that the hard drive controller, or the internal sata connector are bad. However, ubuntu can be installed on an sd card, so that'll be the solution to keep using ...


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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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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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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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It is able if you used specific software to flash BIOS, but it doesn't occur if you not use them. From a little search, it doesn't seem other people having this problem. Check if you broke the key. If you are using EFI, you should use the advanced options in windows to go to firmware options.


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That state is most probably Hibernation and it informs the BIOS it will resume on next boot (or do a Warm Boot) and not a full startup, which is also known as a Cold Boot


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For Arch, you should be able to install in EFI/UEFI mode and boot in BIOS/CSM/legacy mode. Unlike distributions with more automated installation procedures, Arch's installation instructions specify manual selection and installation of the boot manager. Because BIOS-mode booting relies (almost) exclusively on disk-based data, it's possible to fully set up a ...


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Depending on the model of your motherboard (please state your model) you should be able to go into the bios and with your usb device attached, set it as a boot device. There may be additional UEFI features you need to disable, but without your model it's hard to know.


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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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I figured out a small work around - I can use the dock as long as I don't plug in the power adapter. I plug the power adapter into the laptop itself and can use the dock without issues.


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I finally solved my problem after 9hrs :) I did not know why my BIOS locked up suddenly (I posted the step by step procedure of what I done before this thing happen. see my question) Laptop Model: Fujitsu Lifebook Bios SH530 (Acquired late 2010) Fujitsu-Siemens use many different algorithms to calculate master password. But it can be decrypted using the ...


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Use 33537441 as the Master Password corresponding to the 1E37-9837-02D6-735F-9984 code. Sources: 1, 2


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Pressing F9 multiple times really fast at start up will get you to a boot menu, (Just holding down the F9 key won't work) once in that boot menu press F10 and that will get you to the main BIOS screen.


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I was able to remotely log in onto my machine using Microsoft Remote Desktop (RDP). The Device Manager was showing two exclamation marks for two USB Root Hub. I deleted those two and rebooted. Windows then reinstalled the USB drivers and my mouse and keyboard are working again.


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You can try to plug the drive in a different port of the motherboard and on different computer to see if the WD Blue will be recognized. If it doesn't, you can run a test on the drive using WD Data Lifeguard Diagnostics to see if the program will detect any errors or bad sectors on the HDD. You can download it from here: ...


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Don't forget the oldest trick in the book: Take out the lithium battery for a few minutes, and then turn on the system.


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


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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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Previous answer had me searched in bios option, the solution for me: ->plug in your usb key prior to boot ->going in bios ([SUPPR]) ->going in boot option, then select your usb key as first bootable device ->save & exit bios Then it booted directly on my usb key


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This sounds like an Instant Go device where the BIOS is device encrypted. Unfortunately we cannot verify that and decrypt the device since you wiped the disk. I suggest you get Windows 8.1 back on the device because a) that is your only chance and b) Windows 7 would be slower than W 8.1 anyhow.


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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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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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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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When you can't find the csm, the legacy, if Rufus seems too complicated and none of the other options in the answers listed here suites you, try a reset of your BIOS to "Optimized Defaults". You just have to press a key, as indicated in the Bios instructions. Mine was to press F9. As soon as I reset the BIOS, it could identify my USB in a whole different ...


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Sometimes it's possible to manipulate the .exe update file to run on low battery. If you could tell us the whole model number I will have a look into it, if you can't do it yourself.


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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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At most features of built-on keyboards like Fn only BIOS is in the control. Most often the OS does not even know about presence of this special modifier key. Some computer models make special features available to their drivers running under the OS, but this is not always true. Example: some features are reachable: in utility supplied by manufacturer of ...


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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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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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"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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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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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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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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Try reflashing your BIOS or flash an earlier Version. Edit: Do not use a modded BIOS Rom file!! Search on your manufacturers site instead.


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Try booting into the BIOS with all hard disk drives removed. (Also no other storage devices such as USB sticks should be attached)


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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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As @Richie Frame pointed out (this is actually his answer, so he might wish to post one), the problem was probably a broken motherboard. The points by which to recognize it were the screen was blank the hd worked ok after removal (none of the BIOS screen combinations worked) an external screen showed no signal (otherwise, it could be graphics-related)


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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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Yes, if the motherboard manufacturer doesn't provide a way to update the BIOS via Linux you can try using a Windows LiveCD/USB instead. As per my experience though some BIOS updaters do refuse to launch under WinPE (should work fine with Windows To Go but I've never tested this). However if there is a DOS-based option available I would advise you to use ...


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The solution in the end was upgrading the BIOS to the latest version! Although no bugs were mentioned in the changelogs of the updates.


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This is weird, installing drivers on windows should still let you see the boot sequence... Try this: Remove the battery from the motherboard a few seconds. This will force to load the default setting of the bios setup.


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This doesn't sound like a hardware problem if everything is functioning normally once startup completes. But, if you can't move the mouse cursor while the screen is black, it could very well point to hardware. I suspect software, particularly a third-party application such as anti-virus. I would begin troubleshooting this by removing programs from the ...


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This is your laptop failing to POST. It indicates a hardware problem. This looks like a new-ish laptop, so if it's under warranty I'd definitely send it back to Toshiba. But since you've been using it for over a year it might not be. Other things you can try: Try booting with just one of the memory DIMMS inserted. Failing that, try with just the other ...



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