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The basic virtualization support in AMD processors is named SVM. VT-x is intel-only name. Look for "SVM Mode" in BIOS under CPU configuration.


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It looks like the xHCI driver is missing in your operating system. If you had a fresh OS install with xHCI disabled, it is likely that the driver setup skipped this controller.


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I don't think so. You can lock bios with password and lock booting from other drives. There is no security when somebody has physical access to your computer though :)


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It seems like it is irreversible, see discussion on Thinkpad forum. Both Activate and Disable are permanent. So disabling them is reasonable. How Computrace/Absolute Persistence exactly keeps itself stealthy and functional is probable something the service provider keeps between them and the BIOS & motherboard manufacturers. E.g. see thoughts on ...


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I successfully reduce my laptop's power consumption to about 16.7watt. The key is install bbswitch, according to https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Bumblebee#Power_management.


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In some ASUS firmwares (e.g. "Aptio"), there is no such global choice – all available boot options are merged into a single menu (press Esc to open the boot menu one-time). BIOS-mode boot entries always describe a specific disk rather than a specific OS (since they only boot the MBR 'bootcode' and don't know the OS name, unlike UEFI-mode boot entries which ...


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Might be you are missing Chipset Driver, Try installing latest chipset drivers of your motherboard and check it. Also if your mother board is of Biostar you can check the following question How to use keyboard or mouse to power on or resume the motherboard? If use USB keyboard or mouse, press Delete key in POST screen to go CMOS> Advanced> Power ...


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Check out this article about setting whether those keys have the multimedia functions or the traditional F functions. http://www.howtogeek.com/235351/how-to-choose-whether-your-function-keys-are-f1-f12-keys-or-special-keys/ The traditional F keys can be controlled by the application that's in the foreground or otherwise by the OS. What you are seeing is the ...


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If the BIOS administrator password has been set is cannot be removed without changing the motherboard or returning it to Lenovo. This is by design to protect the computer from unauthorised access. Your reasoning might be entirely legitimate but the password cannot be removed. We use Lenovo equipment and have had the same (in the UK). The device has a new ...


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Do you have a Comodo Time Machine a Deep Freezer or any software who maybe made a snapshot of your pc around that time? The date is stuck around 3 weeks ago, is very unlikely to be a battery malfunction, but always it's worth a try If nothing is working you always can make a .bat file and set it to start on the start up of the PC. https://msdn.microsoft....


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For lenovo and maybe other brands: If your computer doesn't show any screen during startup (for example no lenovo picture) and turns on the monitor after some time, when windows is loading, that's may be because graphic output issue. As a result, it seems that, for example, you can't access UEFI, can't boot from CD or so. For my Lenovo ieapad H30-00 (and ...


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If you want to replace Ubuntu, just fire up the Win7 installer. It gives you the option to format the drive and set the size of the partition. Just click on expert install when the question comes up and delete all the old partitions. 100GB is fine for a bare windows install and a normal count of standard programs. If you dont play big sized games, store ...


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This is a BIOS/UEFI issue... HP, like many other mainstream manufacturers, use locks in the BIOS to prevent the use of unapproved or unauthorized hardware in their laptops, typically about WiFi, Bluetooth, and 3G/4G data modems, called a whitelist. The reasoning for this is it may cause "undesired functionality or other issues" but in reality it is just ...


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Yes, you can do so by using ITune. You can see a step-by-step guide here.


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For the moment it works with these: w32tm /config /syncfromflags:domhier /update net stop w32time w32tm /unregister w32tm /register net start w32time w32tm /resync The time may be out of sync with the domain controller even if it seems the computer is working properly in the domain.


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Try using a different USB drive preferably a different brand Try plugging in the USB drive in the first port (If you don't know which one is first just try all the ports). In the bios usb settings there will be option to toggle between legacy mode or uefi mode (legacy for booting from a USB drive configured to boot as legacy or uefi to boot as uefi , on some ...


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New Windows 8 PCs don’t include the traditional BIOS. They use UEFI firmware instead, just as Macs have for years. How you go about doing common system tasks has changed. If you’re interested in why UEFI is replacing the BIOS, take a look at our overview of UEFI and how it’s different from the traditional BIOS. Rather than have modern PCs wait several ...


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You can try doing a reflash of the BIOS. First format an USB stick with FAT. Download the latest known working BIOS, and put both FLASHIT.EXE and the BIOS file in the root directory of the stick. Rename the BIOS file to ZG5IA32.FD. This file can be found inside the BIOS exe installer by using 7zip or winrar to extract it. It will be a file with a FD ...


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UEFI supports Secure Boot (and MBR doesn't). It's immune to MBR viruses, since BIOS is not directly loading the OS, and delegated EFI firmware to do that. GPT disks support up to 128 primary partitions, while MBR supports up to 4 primary partitions or 3 primary and 1 extended partition, split in up to 128 logical partitions . GPT disks have reserved space ...


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I can't see EFI on the screenshot, I am guessing that is just a stock image by the watermark - can you please take a picture of yours? If Windows says legacy mode, I believe you are booting in to a legacy/non EFI based system Another way to test and confirm is to go to Disk Management (Windows Key + x, then k). By default, you should have either a 100MB ...


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Sorry meant to put this as an answer... if your computer hangs for 10-20 seconds before loading BIOS that's definitely a hardware issue it has nothing to do with your OS. You should try taking out the RAM and reinserting again, perhaps try a different slot or see if there might be dust on it. Also check if you might have disturbed other components while you ...


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According to a Microsoft MVP, It's the amount of time in seconds between the end of the BIOS screen (windows logo comes up) and the lock screen showing up.


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On my T430s I couldn't get into BIOS. I tried all sorts of combinations of keys. Each time I shut the computer down and then powered on and tried another key or keys. Then I tried just reboot from Windows. As soon as the screen went blank, I started pushing F1 and letting it up, in quick succession. It went to BIOS. Thinker


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On Dual-Boot between Windows 10 and Windows 7 (pro for both), the xHCI controller bypasses the legacy usb ports (loads no legacy usb ports). Setting xHCI to disabled allows the dual boot to function correctly under ASUS bios using EHCI controller.


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There was a trick for fixing this type of problem in old motherboards, but it involved borrowing a BIOS chip from a working motherboard and hotswapping these chips (they were big socketed DIPs back in the old days). The procedure was as follows: Prepare the BIOS update floppy Put a working (not erased) BIOS chip in your motherboard Boot the PC from the ...


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I suspect that you wanted to ask "Why doesn't it work from BIOS"? In which case: You need drivers to use something. Your on-motherboard firmware knows precisely which hardware it shipped with and it has at least partial support for them. If you add a random third party device then you will also need to add drivers for that. Either via a ROM on the plug in ...


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There could be a way to restore access to your BIOS by reverse engineering checksums (not sure if it's a correct term). There is a post with a full description of the procedure you need to follow. The basic idea is to get you BIOS to display the checksum by typing the incorrect password the maximum allowed number of times - 3. Then your BIOS should display ...


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BIOS chips on motherboards are almost universally SPI chips. An example component is the W25Q64CV which is on a bunch of recent motherboards including H/Z 97 models from MSI, ASUS, Acer, AsROCK, and so on. There are a number of variables involved in calculating the throughput - clock rate, single, double, or quad data rates, DMA vs. Programmed IO interface (...


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The last versions of Windows use a kink of "protected boot" (UEFI) that, in some situations, can disable the access to Bios. I have a Samsung notebook too, and the only way to gain access to the BIOS was removing the hard drive, plugging it on another machine and erasing ALL partitions. Be careful with that because, if your notebook has a original Windows ...


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As it turned out editing MTRRs did not help, but for anyone who needs it, this can be done: /bin/echo "disable=1" >| /proc/mtrr /bin/echo "disable=2" >| /proc/mtrr /bin/echo "base=0x07c800000 size=0x800000 type=uncachable" >| /proc/mtrr /bin/echo "base=0x400000000 size=0x80000000 type=write-back" >| /proc/mtrr Asus at last came up with an ...


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It is actually quite easy to make a UEFI Windows 10 installatzion bootable in BIOS mode as well: First you need to create a hybrid MBR from the GPT (e.g. using gdisk), including the Windows partition (type 7) and making it bootable. Then boot a Windows install CD/USB stick in BIOS mode and use startup repair. This will create a bootblock in the windows ...


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Finally I solved my problem with reinstall fedora 24 with DVD disk(not USB), because always my USB is booted in UEFI mode and I couldn't to change it to lagacy/BIOS mode(for my BIOS). In this case, when DVD is booted, the BIOS let me to choose a mode from UEFI mode and BIOS mode, I chose BIOS mode and installed it.


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There is a special utility called PLOP bootloader. It can be made to work from a TFTP server and when loaded can then transfer control to a normal USB boot-medium, even if the BIOS isn't able to boot from USB by itself. That seems to be your best bet.


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Check Control Panel --> Device Manager --> Disks --> double click on the disk drives and make sure that under Policies tab drive 'write cache' is enabled and there is no 'optimize for quick removal' enabled. This is directly related with how windows considered or not a drive being removable. Also, update to the latest chipset and AHCI/RAID driver.


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First make sure you did not screw up your motherboard somehow. There are some notebook-firmware combinations out there which can get bricked by installing Linux. Take out your hard drive and then start your notebook and try to get into the BIOS. If that works prepare a Windows-DVD (or USB), plug it in and start your notebook. If that works and you see the ...


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I had this error happen on my windows 10 machine. The MSI software would not install. It had something todo with the permissions. I opened a console window as an administrator and when to my downloads folder when the msi installer was and just ran that in the console. It installed without the 2503 2502 error messages.


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The ram stick (CML16GX3M4A1600C9) you wrote seems to be a set of 4 ram sticks with 4GB each (4x4GB). Are you sure the ram you are using is a single 16GB ram ? From the statement it seems to me like you are using only one out of the four 4GB ram set. In this case it is natural that the BIOS only detects 4GB.


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The ASUS B85M-G (R2.0) has four RAM slots while the RAM in these four slots may not exceed 32GB, which implies there is a 8GB limit per slot. Your choice of trying to use 1 16GB stick is not good, because you will not benefit from dual channel (assuming it would work, which it does not). Since you already had 2x4GB, you should of added another pair of 2x4 ...


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Have you checked these parts of your bios? Advanced-->USB configuration-->EHCI hand-off-->Disabled APM Configuration-->Power on By/PS2 Keyboard-->Disabled APM Configuration-->Power on By/PS2 Mouse-->Disabled Also check my answer here - http://superuser.com/a/1096251/195168 Windows 10 has a 'hybrid shutdown' feature which could be part of the reason this ...


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Yes. A graphics card is always involved, even though it only provides basic functions. In your case, it's the integrated gpu.


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Download & install Magical Jelly Bean Key Finder from here: https://www.magicaljellybean.com/downloads/KeyFinderInstaller.exe This app reads the product keys of Windows & many other apps (Photoshop, MS Office, IDM, etc.) from the registry & shows it to you. You can easily find out the product key of your installed windows (any version). In my ...


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Microsoft has made it simple to activate Windows 10. On new machines the product key is stored in BIOs and is used automatically by the Windows when connected to the Internet. In Windows 10 hardware activation is used. Your Windows 10 will be automatically activated until you don't make changes to the hardware. If you want to install same version as ...


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Yes Windows 10 key is stored in the BIOS, in the event you need a restore, as long as you use the same version so either Pro or Home, it will activate automatically. You can prove this to your self, by downloading any product key finder on google and the last 5 digits will be displayed for you. Also the code is normally placed on a sticker under the laptop ...


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Turns out Secure Boot will do that. Disable that in BIOS (probably was disabled but lost the setting with the dead CMOS battery) and it works again.


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Based on the fact that you already reset the BIOS settings and even tried an external drive, this appears to be a hardware issue. To troubleshoot this, you need to check if the problem is with the motherboard, power supply, or the hard drive. The problem is most likely caused by a faulty motherboard but I've seen similar cases with any of these components ...


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Use CLR_CMOS button on the bottom of your motherboard. Remove CMOS battery, wait for around 15 secs. and place it back in its socket. Use a wired keyboard (borrow, or keep one permanently for such emergencies) There must definitely be an option(namely 'Auto') in the Boot tab of your BIOS, the PC disables the power on boot for all USB ports other than the ...


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There are three possible ways to solve this: Make your motherboard forget its settings. (Take the battery out, see the many posts on BIOS resets) Borrow a wired keyboard. Find a tool which lets you edit the motherboards saved configuration. While in theory this is neat, it is also something with which I have no experience at all. Personally I would go ...


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Use CLR_CMOS button (if you have it on your MB version) when the PC is fully powered off to reset BIOS settings. http://www.hardwarezone.com.sg/review-first-looks-asus-z97-deluxe-nfc-wlc-motherboard Also it is possible to reset it by taking out the battery. Turn off the PC, take the battery out of your motherboard, wait few seconds, then put it back, then ...


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These are the steps I do when I find a PC is not booting up such as your situation. The first being: Unplug everything I can. This means; Graphics Cards, Hard Drives, Disk Drives, USB's. Everything apart from the Power supply, CPU and Memory. Check if that works. If that does not work then I would: If there is 2 or more sticks of memory take one out ...


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This is a question that is rooted in partially historical reasoning, and it's changed somewhat with modern machines. Why do we need a battery? The answer is two-fold: To maintain our BIOS / configuration settings (historical) To keep date/time current Regarding number one, prior to the common introduction of non-volatile flash memories at very low cost ...



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