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Turns out Dell Bios is very limited regarding options to limit mistakes and you actually have to download an application called CCTK to enable most advanced settings. I know my question was a bit rushed. And that's why it got downvoted. But if anyone has the same problem and by chance come to here. I hope this helps


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Did you try to boot into BIOS by pressing F10? If that works, the problem is most likely somewhere else. It might be an OS problem, try removing HDD and see if the laptop boots the same way. If it does, then it might be an BIOS-problem. You can also try to boot using an live-cd, just to make sure that the problem is not related to the OS.


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The BIOS contains a checkbox that states 'Enable Legacy' (devices). Enable this option.


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This link seems to provide useful info to solve your issues: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BootFromSD this of course depend on your computer making


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I3 processors have a Tcase of 72°C. So you don't have to worry over 40°C while idling or installing windows. I had the same temperatures on idle and never went over 65°C while on full load. Later on installed aftermarket cooler, temperatures are lower, but I did it because of noise.


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The LED will likely be blinking a specific pattern. HP suggests the following Identify the number of blinks or beeps When there is a start-up problem and you see LED lights on the keyboard blink a few times (between 1 and 8 blinks), or hear a series of beep tones (between 1 and 6 tones), do the following actions. There is very little you can do to resolve ...


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A storage controller as you are describing is a PCI or PCIe device, so the maximum number, type, and firmware behavior of the PCI/e in devices your system will control the maximum number of drives you can use with your system. The other physical limiting factor will be the power supply you'll need to power each drive. Just a brief look on newegg.com I'm ...


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It's possible to use the hdparm command in Linux to enable ATA Security Extensions, which will set the AT password on the drive, thereby encrypting it. Unfortunately, if your BIOS doesn't support hard disk passwords then there's no way to boot after you do that, since you can't use the hdparm unlock command until after you're done booting, and you can't ...


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OK. after a lot of research I finally found a solution thanks to Paul Berry. Ramhound, you were partially right but you cannot use any software, seems it has to be Express Cache from Disk Keeper that ASUS ships with their laptops that come with pre-installed OS. Intel RST driver has to be installed prior to installation of ExpressCache. Here's the link to ...


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After days of fighting with a samsung NP270 I found a way to start the system recovery utiliy 1: remove the hard drive from the laptop 2: start the laptop without cd or hard drives 3: wait for the "All boot options are tried. Press [F4] key to recover with factory image using Recovery or any keys for next boot loop iteration." message 4: very carefully ...


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32-bit Windows (x86) is installed on 32-bit UEFI. 64-bit Windows (x64) is installed on 64-bit UEFI. This is part of the UEFI specification, which dictates that the underlying firmware match the OS runtime (easier for firmware interfaces).


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It just works - I've got 16gb of the stuff in my desktop, and Puget system has a great writeup on DDR3L which covers the advantages, and disadvantages of the stuff. Your system will detect the lower voltage rating and adjust accordingly, assuming its new enough, and since its lower voltage, its likely to run cooler, and use less power. You don't want ...


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The power regulation on the board, and any "rated" capability for it and the ram slots, is not going to set the voltage high, unless the ram chips tell it to, and that doesn't happen even with extreeme ram until the user selects the high end profile for the ram. So it is not a problem. The default setting for most of these motherboards your talking about ...


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From what I've seen over years of using random desktop RAM in random computers, if it's the right type/ (DDR3, DDR, etc) and it fits in the slot, then it should work (at least set to auto in the BIOS). If the motherboard accepts "DDR3" RAM, then it should accept any DDR3 compliant RAM. Here's a snippet from Wikipedia that mentions DDR3 voltage, hardly a ...


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I have just faced the same challenge with Dell Inspiron 530. All you need to do is to find PS/2 keyboards and PS/2 to USB adapter. This combination worked for me.


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This sounds like a bios bug, you should contact the motherboard manufacturer and describe the issue to them. they might actually be able to fix it


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In the BIOS I can't find any distinction in how the drives are labeled other than 3M/3S/4M/4S/PM/PS. How do I figure out which physical SATA ports these labels correspond to on the motherboard? I'm assuming your motherboard's drive controller is in IDE mode. First let's understand the M and S in the labels. IDE (sometimes referred to as ATA or PATA) ...


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I've known this work if the machine is simply confused over 2 cards by the same manufacturer.. Try getting it running with the old card again, assuming it's as easy as last time, otherwise comment this & we'll start from further back in the process. Get the latest driver installer from http://amd.com Uninstall the existing AMD drivers completely ...


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I had a similar problem. Below is the summary of the problem, cause and my actions to resolve it. Unlike the answer by druciferre, my resolution does not involve drastic measures (i.e. recovery, reload OS, etc.) because the cause behind this is simply not that destructive to justify such measures. Problem: My computer crashed and I was unable to enter ...


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It's called the Configuration Summary Screen or BIOS Configuration Summary Screen Reference (download it and reminisce): http://www.supermicro.com/manuals/motherboard/430TX/430TX_BIOS.pdf You'll find it on page 1-4 ;-)


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It was the BIOS showing you what settings/resources it's using for those devices. I don't believe it ever had a name (that I've ever heard anyway :) ). Newer BIOS don't do it. Why? Hard to say exactly, you will have to ask the BIOS authors. ;) My guess would be that it's just not necessary anymore... Many/most newer BIOSs tend to have a similar ...


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It seems on this particular motherboard its possible to have the first 4 ports running on AHCI mode and the last 2 running on IDE mode. I had been running everything on AHCI because of the SSD. The CDROM drive was also plugged into an ACHI enabled port which seemed to work fine for everything except in this instance where it refused to boot. SOLUTION : ...


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I am running Lubuntu from my USB stick on an Acer Aspire Optiplex 755. I had the same problem of not being able to boot initially until I realized you cannot have any other bootable device in the USB slots. I removed my terabyte drive from the other USB slot and voila. My Lubuntu USB stick booted up just fine after that. If your USB keeps rebooting you ...


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The bios user interface should show anyway. It is certainly not related to the operation system setting. If your bios has a fast boot option, it is possible that it does not display the bios post screen. If you remember the key to enter into bios ( probably del or f2 ), you could probably get into bios by hitting it in the first seconds of boot. The ...


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Well after experimenting a bit i found the answer to my own question. If one has to clean install windows 8 and to install on a GPT partitioned hdd , the bios settings must be changed to UEFI mode and only then the installation must begin. for the bios to recognise ones USB as UEFI device ,the win iso must be installed on the USB as GPT partition. I used a ...


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First you need to know something about MBR and GPT disk: MBR is the standard partitioning scheme that's been used on hard disks since the PC first came out. It supports 4 primary partitions per hard drive, and a maximum partition size of 2TB. GPT disks are new, and are readable only by Windows Server 2003 SP1, Windows Vista (all versions), and Windows XP ...


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BIOS Whitelist Request Some BIOSes have options within them which are "whitelisted" ie cannot be toggled. Some people want to toggle these options (eg fan speed,WWAN and wireless cards) so request the BIOS options to be "un-whitelisted". Example: From here ...Many manufacturers such as Lenovo and HP uses a list called "White-list" in their machines ...


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A BIOS whitelist is a specific list of PCI-Express network/wi-fi cards that are allowed to be installed in a laptop. Only cards in this list can be used in the laptop, other cards will produce an error message on boot prompting you to remove the unauthorized cards. See this related question: Why do some Centrino chipsets and PCI-Express cards say Not for ...


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On most modern computers, the BIOS will have a configurable boot order for your graphics device, This should be set to PCI-E, PCI, Integrated. If it does not find one, it will move to the next, and the next and the next. This is the best method to start with.


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Looking at the back of the PC, plug the keyboard into the top left USB port. Some motherboards give priority to that slot. Note : When i had this problem and googled most of the answer I got is that this might be an issue with CMOS. It can be fixed by taking out the CMOS battery to reset the BIOS.


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I had a similar problem once, and was able to get back on top by finding a live cd linux distro with an install from desktop option. With a working os installed, i had boot access to my hdd and was able to repair my windows installation. If you have extra space on hdd, and don't mind having a dual boot scenario, then this could be a valid option for you. ...


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It's telling you it failed while trying to "Load Option ROM (VGA and RAID option ROM) from BIOS to memory". It's not telling you to load anything. :) Things to try: Update your motherboard's firmware (BIOS/UEFI) to the latest available. Ensure your power supply can supply enough power for the system with the new video card (ATI recommends at least a 400W ...


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I had the same problem after updating to Windows 8.1. I discovered that the third party Start Menu app StartisBack was installed but not compatible with Windows 8.1. I solved the problem by updating the app.


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Windows 7 doesn't support UEFI boot, you have to use it with legacy boot unless you want to upgrade to Windows 8


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I have the same problems but, I solved with some changes on Bios setup. I restarting a client's laptop with Win 7 that I recently installed, then I updated some drivers from Samsung Website. After that, the system wasn't starting and appears: "All boot options are tried. Press key to recover with factory image using Recovery or any other keys for next boot ...


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To enter BIOS in Sony Vaio, you need to press ASSIST button when the computer is off. The computer will power on and show a menu with an option to set up BIOS.


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I'm not saying this is the reason this is happening in your particular situation but I'm just telling you that I've had the exact same problem and it turned out to be a stick of ram that died. If you have more than one stick of ram or a replacement, try alternating between them to identify if this is the problem.


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Firstly, Unplug your computer and take out of the battery. Then hold on and wait for about one to two minutes. Then put your battery back in, plug your computer and restart your computer. It'll be hoperfully workable. If this way doesn't work please follow the steps below: 1) Restart your PC 2) Logon and wait for the black screen to appear 3) Make sure ...


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To change the fireware from UEFI to Bios follow the below command in VBoxManage command line interface. VBoxManage modifyvm "VM name" --firmware bios


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I was searching months for a decent solution for this problem with same NP Samsung model. There are an incredible key-combination to boot from DVD-ROM and finally to get access. First thing is to reset bios configuration with RTC BIOS pins, located besides RAM slots (alternatively, you can remove the CMOS battery for a moment). Then, insert a bootable USB ...


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Got a solution for this..... remove ac adaptor and battery, press and hold the power button for 40-60 seconds. Connect only AC adaptor, switch on laptop. Then shut down and restart the system along with the battery. It worked for me.


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Okay, I found my mistake. I was constantly throwing jumper away. I thought it was useless piece of plastic. Now everything all right.


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Here's the easiest way to fix your problem: Install EasyBCD 2.2. Goto Add New Entry. Select Linux/BSD tab in the Operating Systems Section. Select type as GRUB 2. Change Name to Ubuntu 13.10 (Optional). Select Add Entry. Finally close and reboot, now you should have the option to select Ubuntu 13.10 when you boot.


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Do you have a pc with UEFI ? if yes in BIOS settings should be something called boot override and form there you can select your usb device. If this doesn't work look in your BIOS settings and enable legacy option.


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In BIOS-> security, your USB interface could be set to "lock".


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As I recall its name is "BIOS splashscreen logo".


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It is generally referred to as a “BIOS Logo” or a “BIOS Boot Logo”. A simple Google search shows tons of examples of how to change and adjust the logo as well as examples of BIOS boot logos from many different system.s


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I think the name of the Screen in splash screen


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I had the same problem, I found the solution by accident. Already tired of restarting again and again without burning took the USB as boot, I chose the option Hard disk and only then a choice appeared to me between the HDD and USB. My motherboard is a Gigabyte GA-P55-USB3.


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It may be that your drives are "incompatible" in the meaning that the do not cooperate well on the same ATA-port/bus. Try every possible alternative that you have a option (jumper) setting for on each drive (Master, Slave, Cable sel). If you're lucky, one option of all possible will work. It is possible that there will be no working option.



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