Questions tagged [bios]

The BIOS (basic input/output system) of an IBM-compatible PC is a ROM which performs the POST (power-on self-test), initializes the peripheral devices, and provides a basic firmware interface.

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Need bios boot instead of boot menu

I want to do like that I install 2 os on 2 partition on a same SSD and then I want that if I turn on my pc it should automatically boot to windows but when I want I can go to bios boot menu and select ...
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Acer Chromebook spin 511 corrupted bios cant flash

i have a spin 511 that somehow got its bios corrupt beacuse i was trying to bypass it but failed,is there a way to fix it without buying more tools? I tryed to flash the ChromeOS made for it but it ...
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Ubuntu 20 dual boot installation Error : No firmware reserved region can cover this

I was trying to install ubuntu-20.02 (using Pendrive) dual boot in HP-notebook-15-ac101tu with windows 10, a little old machine. At first, I didn't know to look for BIOS/UEFI, so tried bios ...
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Enter Advanced BIOS Settings

I have a Lenovo Ideapad 110-15ACL 80TJ, and I want to enter the advanced BIOS settings on it. I don't mean the the regular BIOS, but the settings unlocked when a certain key combination is pressed ...
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Need to perform fresh OS installation UEFI, should I ude: “Enroll all Factory Default keys”?

The problem I have is that the USB Drives are no longer present in the list of Boot Devices, neither when I select Legacy Boot to Enable. Therefore I am unable to downgrade to a pre-2021 Windows 10 ...
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Finding the latest version for BIOS

I want to update the BIOS of my PC, but I can't find the site to download the version. it is: BIOS Version/Date: Award Software International, Inc, F2, 12/16/2009 And here is information about the ...
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Possible to hot mount a SATA HD on Linux without BIOS interfering?

We need to hot swap a SATA HD on a server machine with defective BIOS. Thus, we don't want to reboot. OS is Debian Linux. Is it possible for Debian to recognize the new HD without BIOS intervention?...
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SSD won't boot or show up in BIOS but will show up in Windows Setup

I have my computer that is installed with a Samsung EVO SSD 120GB, that my OS was installed on, and has been working prefect for 3-4 years now, but after ~3-4months of my computer off, I turned it on ...
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MSI GF65 Thin, no scheduled boot options in BIOS?

I would like to schedule my laptop to boot automatically each day. But the BIOS appears to not have such a feature. How can I boot on a schedule, or can I enable this feature on this machine?
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Can any external hardware / software write something to the cmos motherboard chip?

I know there is some software or hardware advertised to be able to read and write what is on cmos chip, but do any normal consumer pieces of hardware or software interact like this with the cmos chip? ...
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Bios recognizes SSD but doesn't boot from it after bios update

I have updated the bios because my pc going through some stuff right now (like not recognizing my nvme ssd, can't update windows and boot really slow). Just before I updated the bios I chose to save ...
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Choosing RAID mode rather than AHCI/SATA mode?

Currently studying how computers work, I came across the last paragraph of the answer of this link: Many SATA controllers can enable AHCI separately or in conjunction with RAID support. Intel ...
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BIOS does not recognize additional RAM stick

I installed a new RAM stick for my Lenovo laptop, but neither my BIOS nor windows recognizes it. Laptop: Lenovo IdeaPad L340 - 15IWL Installed RAM: 4 GB, DDR4, Low Voltage(1.2V). New RAM: 1x Artek RAM ...
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Asus ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero - Memory from QVL - D.O.C.P. Standard - The system has POSTed in safe mode

I have just built my new computer with Asus ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero motherboard, AMD Ryzen 9 5950X CPU and Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB Black DDR4 3600MHz 4x16GB - CMT64GX4M4Z3600C16 (Ver4.31) ...
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sometimes i get stucked in boot menu

after i deleted ubuntu from the bios i get stucked in boot menu. i formatted my hard drive and installed a fresh windows and it worked fine, but when i turn off my computer and turn it on i get stuck ...
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chip with the contents are in disagreement

I'm using CH341A programmer with 1.8v adapter to recover bios. I can read, erase, blank, and write. But after writing program when I try to verify it shows me error "chip with the contents are in ...
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No Bluetooth Detected

Bluetooth of my laptop was working fine a few days ago. But now I'm unable to use it. In device manager, I'm seeing a message (Currently, this hardware device is not connected to the computer). Also ...
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Recording the screen during boot UEFI BIOS on Thinkpad T14s

I have a Thinkpad T14s with an AMD cPU. I am trying to record the screen on the laptop from the moment it's powered on: its UEFI BIOS and everything. I know that it can be done using an HDMI capture ...
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Where to look for a BIOS update for an Intel 855GM chipset laptop?

I have a Clevo Zeus laptop, model M3CW, with an Intel motherboard, chipset 855GM (Montara-GM). It has a BIOS by Insyde Software and/or SystemSoft, from December of 1999... Naturally I'm not looking ...
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How to identify my cloned C drive in Dell boot options?

I have a Dell Precision Tower 3620 running Windows 10 and I installed a new 512Gb internal SSD (size exactly matches my C-drive). The new drive mapped to H because I have some other external drives ...
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Ram not recognized by BIOS

I have a pretty old computer. its running an old i7 3660 Asus Maximus V Gene Nvidia 660ti Corsair Vengeance 16 GB (4X4 GB) PC3-12800 1600mHz DDR3. BIOS 1903 (latest version) I recently installed a new ...
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What is a .s12 file (bios related)

After launching the hp bios updater utility you will have the option to save the bios rom somewhere on the system drive, and it would create 2 files, the .bin file and an additional .s12 that makes me ...
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Motherboard splash screen doesn’t show up and I can’t access BIOS

I'm unable to access BIOS. I have a 2070 Super with one monitor plugged in with DisplayPort and the other with HDMI. When my PC turns on both screens are blank until the Windows 10 login screen shows ...
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Can't swap Fn and Ctrl keys in my Lenovo T14

I tried following both steps listed here: https://support.lenovo.com/br/en/solutions/ht074187-how-to-swap-the-fn-function-and-ctrl-control-keyboard-keys-in-bios There is no such option in Control ...
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Cant access or flash bios on Samsung laptop

Im having this issue where i installed Linux mint on my laptop, and trying to go to windows 10, the thing just bootloops. All im able to access is boot manager, wich does not see my ssd or an usb ...
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Laptop BIOS Corrupted with No BIOS Update?

So I turned on my laptop today only to discover my laptop was restoring the bios, meaning the bios got corrupted. I never have done a bios update on this laptop, so I am wondering how did the bios get ...
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Changed UEFI from Legacy to UEFI Boot and now I can't boot Windows

I've changed UEFI from Legacy to UEFI Boot using MBR2GPT, setting the boot option to the hard drive, but after mbr2gpt finished, I received an error about an XML file, which I ignored. Upon rebooting, ...
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Acer aspire m5 stuck in a restart loop that turns on and off in 5 seconds without any display

Hello my acer aspire m5 is stuck in a restart loop. Each time i switch it on it starts for 2 seconds then switsches off and on again. When it switches on you can feel the fan and drive running then ...
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Reset Bios Admin Password on Lenovo

I have a Lenovo Legion 7 laptop and I recently forgot the Bios admin password, I only know the user one. I'm not able to change the Bios settings anymore so I need help to reset this password or the ...
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How to get access to BIOS after seemmingly getting a black screen?

I have an ASUS ROG STRIX B360-G Gaming motherboard. I placed a new M.2 SSD and installed Fedora, I had some instabilities and wanted to install Ubuntu eventually but I got some errors during the ...
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Samsung Notebook 900X3D cannot enter bios setup

I resetted my Samsung notebook 900X3D and it said error during reset and it restarted and upon restarting it just shows the Samsung logo screen and restarts and i cant enter into bios using F2,F9, or ...
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Can't Update BIOS (Update file prints 'Test.' and exits)

I am trying to run a BIOS update using /forceit command to solve warning: "Battery can't be identified". I have done the following steps: Made a Bootable FreeDOS USB Drive using Rufus ...
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Rufus recovery USB not seen on UEFI boot

This morning my PC gave me the error “ there is an invalid object in the boot configuration data”. It won’t even let me enter bios. So I got my trusty Rufus backup usb, started the pc and got the ...
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cannot edit GPU from BIOS

I want to turnoff my NVIDIA graphics card from the BIOS itself on my Lenovo Legion Y530. I found nothing in Linux nor in Windows that permits me from such thing. for example in Linux, blacklisting in ...
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Can I boot from an NVM drive on an old mainboard?

I have an old GA-990FXA-UD3 mobo which was fabulous at its time (still works nice today even if it is 9 years old). I got from a friend a NVM 256GB disk. Can I install it via a PCIe addapter and boot (...
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How to boot from DVD when BIOS only have Windows Boot Manager as option?

I think the problem is is recently switched to UEFI when I had to reinstall windows 10. But now I cannot boot to my dvd drive? the bios only shows 1 option, Windows Boot Manager. And the only options ...
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BIOS exits 1 beep (indicating DRAM refresh failure) but both RAM seem ok, windows is woking fine

I am trying to get into the boot menu of my pc to set up a Linux distribution. But every time I press DEL, I get 1 loud beep and my screen shows nothing. My BIOS is provided by American Megatrends inc....
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Dell Laptop BIOS Flash Without Boot Menu

I have a Dell Vostro 7590 (running Ubuntu) that I am trying to get mining. When I got it to charge one time, I tried updating it's BIOS to the latest version. It unintentionally shut down in the ...
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Power failure while updating bios

I'm new here and don't know how should I ask for help. My apologies . I was updating bios to 5.90 form 5.20 and while updating I faced load shedding issue and pc turned off (73% done). After that ...
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Why am I getting Boot\BCD error when booting a windows installation USB?

I've tried creating a windows 8 and 7 installation medias from Ubuntu 16.04 using WoeUSB UNetBootIn GParted In all the above cases I got the Boot\BCD error. Error code was 0xc000000e. The BIOS ...
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No bootable device found on an Acer Aspire v3-371-579M

My laptop (Acer Aspire v3-371-579M) suddenly went blue screen and showed no device booted. I googled about it and it showed that I should change the boot priority or the boot mode. I tried changing ...
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Desktop PC BIOS: Need to Reset everytime to boot

Having issues booting my Desktop PC (Gigabyte motherboard, i5). Everytime I try to boot, it gets stuck at the motherboard logo screen and nothing happens next. But, if I remove the CMOS battery and ...
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Can I install windows 10 having bios serialnumber

I bought HP prodesk 400 g7. It comes with preinstalled windows 10 and recovery partition. Preinstalled version of windows has lot of bloatware installed. I would like to install fresh windows 10. I ...
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Disabling F1 key: lots of problems

I want to disable the commands associated to my Fn keys in particular the F1 command which activates the sleep mode. In addition Fn keys alone are not present in the Keyboard Shortcuts (in the ...
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HP Pavillion won't boot - stuck on logo with spinning dots

I have a HP Pavillion with Windows 8 which is refusing to boot. The Windows logo (this was the HP logo for a while but during my attempts to fix it changed to Windows logo) appears with the spinning ...
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Asus motherboard B450 stuck on Asus screen after bios update

I tried to update my Asus B 450 motherboard's bios, by using the correct .cap file and the normal ez flash 3 utility from the bios menu. The update process went well and I received that the update was ...
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Wake-on-LAN on MSI X570-Mainboard

I am trying to start my computer with a MSI X570-Mainboard using the WOL-feature. In the BIOS, I already enabled Wake-on-LAN for PCIe devices. I tried it with both the onboard ethernet controller as ...
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Why When I Boot From USB Flash The Refresh Rate/Resolution is so high?

I Have an old pc like from 2010 which I recently wanted to install new operating systems on it using a USB Flash. My monitor supports 1920x1080 resolution and 60hz, and when the pc (or any source) ...
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Updating Firmware on GTX 650

GOAL I would like to update the firmware on my GTX 650 ( GV-N650OC-2GT) it has the original firmware on it " 80.07.35.00.5F " that I would like to upgrade to the latest " 80.07.35.00....
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ASUS Z270G Motherboard not recognizes GPU on PCI-E (x1) Riser Boards

I have a PC with a ASUS Z270G Motherboard, i7 7700 and two GPUs (a GTX 1070 Ti and another GTX1070). The issue is that running both GPUs on the PCI-E x16 slots in my motherboard does not offer ...

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