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.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
0
votes
2answers
19 views

SATA M.2 drive on non NVMe enabled bios

Can you boot a SATA M.2 drive from old mainboard? The thing is, that I don't use this SATA M.2 anymore for my drive, and wanted to put it to my NAS box. But I know for sure, that my NAS box doesn't ...
1
vote
0answers
12 views

NVME M.2 SSD is not showing up when dualbooting linux

I have three drives in my Acer Predator Helios 300 (Predator PH315-52) Laptop, two M.2 SSDs and one SSHD. One of the M.2 SSDs has Windows on it, and the SSHD serves as my Game Storage. I have bought ...
0
votes
0answers
43 views

Disable virtualization on a Surface Book 3

Does anyone know how to disable virtualization on a Surface Book 3? Most articles show going into the BIOS to change this setting however, Surface Book 3 uses UEFI instead of BIOS. When going into the ...
0
votes
0answers
12 views

Double boot after AC power reset?

My computer has been doing this for so long I basically accepted it as normal: any time AC power is lost, intentionally or not, the PC takes 2 tries to boot. Never 3, always 2. So if I toggle the ...
0
votes
0answers
5 views

3700X + X570 Prime P Mobo won't sleep when idle [closed]

Bios fully updated, windows fully updated, all drivers fully updated and installed. Complete clean reinstall. Using the Ryzen balanced but modified to 5 minutes idle to sleep
0
votes
0answers
14 views

How Do I Enable Select Items In Menus Of InsydeH2O Setup Utility On Acer Aspire V5?

I use the F2 key at system boot to enter InsydeH2O on my Acer Aspire V5 I use the Left and Right arrows to change menu When I try to use the Up and Down arrows to select menu items there is no joy. ...
0
votes
0answers
44 views

With a Gigabyte motherboard where I have flashed the BIOS, if I reset the CMOS will it also reset the BIOS to default?

I have a GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-DH3 motherboard. In March 2020 I flashed the BIOS in order to make it compatible with a Windforce graphics card. This caused Windows 7 to think my computer was new and it ...
0
votes
0answers
17 views

Gateway DX4850 Mainboard BIOS Update for Ivy Bridge

Does anyone know where I can find an updated BIOS that will handle Ivy Bridge CPU's for my otherwise fine DX4850-27eu? I already have the latest BIOS that Gateway offers: version P01-A3, dated 2011/...
0
votes
0answers
19 views

Keyboard work in BIOS not in windows

recently i spilled coffee on my thinkpad thankfully the keyboard was the only thing affected i tried using an external one it worked at the first day then it stopped working with the main keyboard but ...
0
votes
0answers
23 views

Hiren boot CD is not booting when I connected with HDD

A computer in my organization is not booting. In BIOS sometimes it showed disk error and I restarted several times. Sometimes it's working and sometimes it's not. Suddenly today it stopped working ...
0
votes
0answers
16 views

Server no longer boots after trying to install Ubuntu server

I have an old Fujitsu Siemens Primergy server running Windows Server 2003. Today I decided to install Ubuntu Server on it as a dual boot, so I could keep the old OS just in case, whilst being able to ...
0
votes
0answers
20 views

How can i enable Wake On Lan on Insyde F.33 Bios? [closed]

I tried to set up a wake on lan on my laptop but i can't find the option, do anybody know how to do it?
1
vote
1answer
24 views

GRUB slow/irresponsive when in UEFI bios mode

I have a GTX 1060 GPU, a ultrawide (21:9) 2560x1080 monitor and a MSI B-450 A PRO motherboard (bios version V10.C - 2019/11/12). Recently i've change the bootmode of my bios from CSM to UEFI. after ...
-2
votes
2answers
49 views

Does booting work in pairs like legacy/MBR, EFI/GPT, BIOS/MBR, EUFI/GPT?

Disk 0 - It is a HDD. It's partition style is Master boot record. (MBR) It's the disk in which I wanna install Linux and dual boot. Disk 1 - It is a SSD. It's partition style is GUID partition table. (...
0
votes
0answers
67 views

Where is my BIOS chip? (Image)

I'm trying to flash my Toshiba Satellite C660-1ZM with a self compiled BIOS update, however I can't seem to locate the chip. Solutions tried: Looking at the motherboard schematic: I can't find any ...
0
votes
0answers
35 views

Getting Samsung Series 5 into Bios (tried spamming Es, F2,F4,F8,F10 and F12)

I have a Samsung Series 5 NP540U3C laptop. I installed Cloudready on this but would like to move to Windows 10 or Ubuntu. I am not able to move to Bios mode to get it to change the bootorder. I have ...
0
votes
1answer
21 views

Is there a limit to the number of Machine Owner Keys I can enroll?

I installed nvidia driver in ubuntu. It asked to enroll a MOK(Machine Owner Key). I did it. Now I want to remove ubuntu from my PC. I don't need that machine owner key anymore. I need advice on the ...
-1
votes
0answers
324 views

Windows can not booting and can not enter BIOS

A few days ago I have an issue with my laptop's touchpad(Not fixed yet). Now, my laptop can't booting, just stack at logo ASUS. I have tried to enter the BIOS(F2), nothing displayed but black screen. ...
0
votes
0answers
30 views

Samsung np530u3c (5 series) not booting and can't access the BIOS

I have this computer that I've been using with manjaro. Today I decided to replace the thermalpaste, everything went smooth, but when I tried to turn it on, it would restart and go to an empty "boot ...
0
votes
0answers
31 views

How to rest BIOS password of toshiba satellite

I have a toshiba satellite laptop dont know the exact model its too old an the back sticker is also gone. When i turned on my laptop after 2 years it was showing bios lock and i dont know who put that ...
0
votes
0answers
34 views

USB Pass-through Overriding BIOS ERP Setting

I recently purchased the Corsair Wireless Charging Mouse Pad and the USB pass-through on it is causing an unintended side effect. I have ERP enabled in my BIOS to shut USB ports off when the ...
0
votes
0answers
29 views

Can I delete Ubuntu partition from dual booted PC if Ubuntu configured my UEFI Secure Boot?

After installing ubuntu (dual-boot windows 10), I installed my nvidia graphics card driver in ubuntu. While installing, a pop-up came. I went ahead and set a password. After that i rebooted and it ...
0
votes
0answers
25 views

How do I shrink/change BIOS_RVY partition?

I recently bought a new internal SSD. I used the manufacturer's software to clone the original SSD onto the new one. That seems to have worked without much issue, but the BIOS_RVY partition is huge ...
0
votes
3answers
35 views

How to delete extra OS entries from bios

I had an dual boot installation with windows and ubuntu. Recently, my ubuntu installation grub failed. I tried repairing it which brought a new entry into my boot selection screen. Eventually I ...
3
votes
2answers
97 views

Why don't more Computer Viruses simply flash the Bios with malicious software [closed]

Most Viruses can be removed by simply wiping the harddrive and reinstalling windows. So why don't more viruses create a payload and flash it to the BIOS chip? That way the can just redownload the ...
0
votes
0answers
24 views

Is Lenovo ideapad 330 IKB the same as IKBR? And should I update the BIOS to my 330 IKB?

I have Lenovo Ideapad 330 15 IKB, with Windows 10 (I7-8550U). Lenovo vantage says that I have a BIOS update. (8TCN55WW). Buy it says that the update is for 15 IKBR only. Is it the same as the 15 IKB? ...
0
votes
0answers
40 views

How to Change the System Manufacturer, Model, BIOS, Display, etc in Vmware Workstation 15, No .rsrc file

Trying to change the System Manufacturer, System Model, the BIOS, and the Display so it doesn't say its VMware. I've tried messing with the Registry Keys but that didn't work, then I tried what seemed ...
0
votes
0answers
21 views

Windows 10 doesn't boot after reseting PC during an update

Windows 10 offered an update for my computer and in order to install it, I chose to update and restart on the start menu. After that, there was a message on a blue screen stating "restarting now" with ...
0
votes
0answers
9 views

How to enable M.B. tweak utility in Award F7 BIOS?

How to enable M.B. tweak utility in Award F7 BIOS? I tried Ctrl + F1 and F5 but nothing worked.
0
votes
0answers
18 views

QFlash doesn't detect BIOS update

I have GA-945GCM-S2L (rev. 1.0) MB and Award Bios F7. I want to update it to F8d. I extracted files to flash drive and QFlash detects it as "Floppy A" but it doesn't detect any BIOS update, what could ...
-1
votes
0answers
23 views

Cntl+alt+del working in bios but not DEL alone

I took my machine apart and when putting back together I recieve the following error: "Please enter setup.... Press F1 to RUN SETUP" I got F1 in my keyboard and nothing works. The only thing that ...
0
votes
1answer
38 views

Windows 10 - Boot Time

I noticed that my Desktop has a long boot time. In the task manager it shows last bios time is 21-23 seconds. However I timed it, I am getting over 30 seconds to moment the Splash screen of my BIOS ...
0
votes
0answers
43 views

How to increase FSB speed from 1066 to 1333 Mhz on Award BIOS?

How to increase FSB speed from 1066 to 1333 Mhz on Award BIOS? My motherboard is this. I bought a Xeon X5450 CPU which works on LGA 775 but I didn't notice that 4 cores CPU isn't supported by BIOS. ...
0
votes
1answer
33 views

Toshiba L40 PSL48e does not update bios

I have Toshiba L40 PSL48e. Also known as l40-18l and l40-15g. It has bios version 1.6 and I need to update it to v2.0. However after installing the bios and acquire the files from toshiba website I ...
1
vote
0answers
30 views

can't install Windows from USB - stuck on the purple/blue screen on installation

I have previously double-partioned system with Ubuntu 16.04 and Windows 7 in parallel (and GRUB of course) and everything works fine, but after I change my motherboard to new one X79 - Windows stops ...
0
votes
0answers
35 views

Kernel DMA Protection query

When running msinfo32 in Windows 10, the System Summary has a property item and value for Kernel DMA Protection. I've been asked to find a way to report on this property. My first idea is leveraging ...
0
votes
0answers
11 views

Constant rebooting due to closed lid. Fix?

I am running PiHole on an old Laptop. However, when the lid is closed (which it should be all the time, since it looks better and draws less current), the system constantly keeps rebooting during ...
0
votes
0answers
22 views

PC won't sleep or shutdown

I have been having problems with my PC, and have looked everywhere and tried many solutions, but can't seem to solve it. Specifications: i7-8700 GT 1030 16GB DDR4 2x M.2 SSD (Windows + Hackintosh) ...
0
votes
1answer
35 views

Windows 7 Installation On UEFI and GPT HDD without converting to MBR

I Have ideapad 330 15IKB Laptop with GPT Hard Drive and i'm trying to install Windows 7. I tried to install it with Legacy Boot from BIOS configuration, but it failed to read the Drives/Partitions ...
1
vote
0answers
23 views

Attempted BIOS update through spi

Like the title suggests, i flashed the bios the hard way. I had a password protected bios on my HP EliteBook 8470p and needed the virtualization option to be enabled for a virtual XP machine. I've ...
0
votes
0answers
39 views

Error : The BIOS In This System Is Not Fully ACPI Compliant

I have an ASUS x541UJ laptop and when i'm trying to install Windows 7(I tried multiple Windows, still the same error) i get a blue screen with writing "The BIOS In This System Is Not Fully ACPI ...
0
votes
0answers
28 views

Laptop do not show anything after i disable intel anti theft

Laptop do not show anything after i disable intel anti theft on bios setting, and after that i save the bios settings and reboot my laptop i know it's my mistake for tinkering with bios setting but ...
1
vote
1answer
22 views

Updating old BIOS

I looked up my BIOS update online and it said it was recommended that I update it using windows 8. I have Windows 10. Will this cause any problems? The latest update for my BIOS was in the 2015 (yes ...
0
votes
1answer
19 views

Z10PE-D16 WS will not let me enter bios if PCI Nvme is installed

I am fighting with this thing for a couple of days. So as the title says, if my PCIe ssd is installed upon booting no keyboard is recognized and getting into bios is not possible. I can post screen ...
0
votes
0answers
17 views

Lock boot order list in bios?

I have a strange problem. We are required to remove the hard drives from a computer when we shut down our system. When we come back, we power up the system, and the computer automatically tries to ...
1
vote
0answers
37 views

RAM upgrade, laptop won't boot after restart. Works on initial boot

I'm getting a weird issue with a RAM upgrade. I'm trying to upgrade to 32GB (2x16GB, previously 2x8). With 2x16 combo, the first boot works well. I get a BIOS notification that RAM settings have ...
0
votes
0answers
30 views

How to launch built in efi shell?

I have a Lenovo ThinkCenter with American MegaTrends (AMI) UEFI with UEFI shell v2.0.31 I think. From clover bootloader, there is an option to launch the shell and I'm able to enter it. However, from ...
1
vote
0answers
12 views

Accessing BIOS taking literal hours in laptop

Apologies if this is the wrong sub I'm troubleshooting a weird issue on a friends laptop and I'm a bit taken aback as to why it's doing this. Essentially it's an asus E403S laptop and when you power ...
0
votes
0answers
29 views

Asus UX21A Zenbook (Win 10): how to boot from a USB flash drive

Asus UX21A updated from original Win 8 to Win 10 (Asus site shows last BIOS for Win 8, in 2012). I'm trying to do a one-time boot from a USB flash drive formatted for booting, but in BIOS > Boot I'm ...
0
votes
3answers
51 views

I can't find Virtualization on my Bios menu

My laptop Toshiba Satellite AMD-A8 I checked the features of this processor and learned that virtualization is supported on this processor. But I can't find it in BIOS settings Is there any way I ...

1
2 3 4 5
81