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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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How can I check if my UEFI supports RAID?

I can't find it in UEFI settings. Motherboard name is ASRock Z370 Pro4. I had a look at the specification at the manufacturer's site however all the info they provide is: 128Mb AMI UEFI Legal BIOS ...
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Mount / Read the contents of a binary dump from a BIOS eeprom?

I've been researching this topic for about 2 days now, but have not been able to find a solution for my requirement. Some Background: I own a cheap Chinese CCTV DVR, which runs a really cut-down ...
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Discrete graphics card not showing up in bios

I have a hp probook laptop with hybrid Nvidia graphics. After installing nvidia drivers on ubuntu , I started facing freezing screen after login. On searching about it, I found out that ubuntu is not ...
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Bios corrupted after cpu change

I have a Gigabyte GA-H77-M-D3H motherboard with an Intel i3 3240 Replaced the Intel i3 3240 with an Intel i5 3550 After the change the system loops during power on every 5 seconds and does not ...
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Lenovo Ideapad U310 Touch - how bad have I f'ed up? - BIOS, Boot Menu, and System Restore don't do anything [on hold]

please forgive me for I have sinned. Truly need your help! How can I reset this laptop to factory settings? My father's Lenovo Ideapad U310 Touch's OEM hard drive started making noises, and being the ...
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How to install BIOS softpq on HP EliteBook?

I bought HP 8560p from my friend. He managed to make a mess ,by trying to install Manjaro (Something got wrong with CMOS and HD). Latter he provided me with bootable USB. It is not recognized by ...
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Can't install mother board bios [closed]

I recently bought ga-ab350-ds3h motherboard for my new computer and in the motherboard box there is a disk for motherboard drivers so first time starting my pc up I got Windows 10 straight no options ...
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What happens if I disable harddrive in bios [closed]

I am running Win 10 64 bit Home edition on a 64 bit Asus VivoBook X542UAR. Assume my bios says I only have 1 boot option, namely #1 Harddrive. Suppose I disable this harddrive and turn off the ...
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Gigabyte H110-D3a won't boot from GRUB USB running Arch

This issue seems to be pretty common on the web, but I can't seem to get anything to work. Basically, I've created a persistent Arch USB that's set up for mining. It boots and runs fine on my PC and ...
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Zip 250 drive on J-Micron eSATA/PATA controller not detected

On a Windows XP desktop, I have connected a Zip 250 drive (Z250ATAPI) to the motherboard's integrated J-Micron eSATA/PATA controller. The IDE cable has 2 connectors but only one is used. It seems the ...
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Why and how is my memory running in dual-channel mode?

Some time ago I built a PC with 8 GB RAM (DDR4 2666MHz DIMMs) since I did not have enough money to go for a 16 GB kit. Later, I realized 8 GB was holding me back from doing a couple of things and ...
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Installing BIOS updates on a Lenovo Yoga 11e

I have a Yoga 11e running Linux. I'd like to install a BIOS update, which Lenovo provides here as a "bootable cd" image. I haven't seen an actual optical drive for probably a decade, so I tried ...
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Hard disk not recognized at first boot?

So my hard disk just died and I bought a new one. I didn't set it up myself, I let the guys from the computer shop do everything. So when I received my computer, they told me that there are also some ...
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Gigabyte bios advances settings enable [closed]

Hello I have motherboard Gigabyte and I try enable advanced settings in bios. I click Ctrl+F1 or Alt+F1 or shift+F1, but only the help window appears. I have Gigabyte B75M-D3H (ver 1.1) I need change ...
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CPU Does not run at full speed

I've been experiencing a problem with my processor's speed lately. The CPU is running 797MHz, instead of it's full performance. In the past, it's been running well, until yesterday when it suddenly ...
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Dell Firmware Downgrade resulted in “ME Firmware EndUpdate failed Error: 0x00002225” [closed]

While downgrading (using the official Dell .exe) I got the error: "ME Firmware EndUpdate failed Error: 0x00002225" (ME = Intel Management Engine) It seems that Dell BIOS update for the system ...
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ASUS Laptop keeps booting to the BIOS menu

I recently bought an ASUS TUF Gaming FX504GM laptop which has an HDD with Linux installed on it. However, it keeps booting to the BIOS menu where it shows me that there is no bootable media. I've ...
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How to reduce Hardware reserved memory on ASUS motherboards? [duplicate]

I have read lots of topics but i still couldn't lower the hardware reserved memory which is over 1GB There is only 2.21 GB RAM that is being usable by the OS. I had another computer where the usable ...
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PC turns on in silence mode after shut down [closed]

I have problem with my old PC, it turns on after shut down and it's not related to operating system, because it is happen even after not operating system shut down. I want also add: Computer ...
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How to split Windows boot partition and system partition to seperate drives

I recently purchased an M.2 NVMe SSD for my PC and adapted it to PCI since I do not have an M.2 slot on my Motherboard (GA-Z68AP-D3, if that helps). I plan to run Windows off of it, but it seems that ...
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Windows 10 Task Manager: CPU Speed Rises Above Maximum Speed when overclocking

I've seen the previous thread, but it's quite different as I've overclocked my cpu to 4.7GHz in UEFI keeping turbo boost enabled. Here's what the Task Manager is telling me: The CPU shows up as 5....
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Can't boot from MDADM array after creating other arrays and rebooting

I recently installed Ubuntu 18.04 Server on a pair of drives in RAID1, which I set up using the installer. Previously, I was able to boot into the RAID install without any problem (even though it ...
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Windows tablet iball

I have an iball windows tablet.i accidentally disable usb 3.0 from the bios and now it wont detect the keyboard anymore or any usb devices please help.and i cant get into the bios anymore since it ...
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Why does EHCI Handoff Exists on AM4 board BIOS with XHCI Controllers [duplicate]

Edit: In my view this question is not a duplicate of the indicated question. I specifically want to also know what is the reason EHCI Hand off setting exists on XHCI motherboard where all USB ports ...
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Ssd can be read from windows but not recognised in bios

My computer developed an intermittent fault stopped booting up as the SSD could not be recognized, this turned into a permanent fault. I google around and tried All boot options are tried loop. I ...
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cant get more then 2 boot options to show up so cant use usb or cd rom boot

this is a copy of the type of bios set up i have Can not find virtualization in my BIOS HP 3830S is model can only get usb bay and HD to show on boot f9 list have enabled all the boot devices i ...
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Computer freezes before BIOS

I just tried booting my computer, and it seems to freeze prior to getting to BIOS. It gets stuck on the below screen (pic taken from phone), and F2 / DEL do not work to get me to BIOS settings. I shut ...
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Check Bios uefi firmware files with md5sum

Can I get md5 hash for UEFI, BIOS firmware files with md5sum due to the new LoJax malware ( https://thehackernews.com/2018/09/uefi-rootkit-malware.html ). If yes, how to?
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Uefi bios check with md5sum

Can I make md5sum for UEFI, BIOS firmware files because of the new LoJax malware ( https://thehackernews.com/2018/09/uefi-rootkit-malware.html ). If yes, how to?
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M.2 on laptop works after turning off and on many times

I have a problem with 120GB SSD m.2 (This one:LINK) which is from the official Kingspec store on Aliexpress and after i put it in my laptop (Lenovo Ideapad Y510P SLI) and installed "Windows 10 64-Bit" ...
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PC Stuck at BIOS screen

Yesterday I tried to update the BIOS of my Asus a7v8x-la (Award-Phoenix bios) based motherboard with a custom BIOS build. But the operation was interrupted in the middle, and the PC is now stuck at ...
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Is the “boot menu” a new way to manage “boot order” in UEFI?

I have HP computer where I enter UEFI/BIOS setup by pressing ESC key. The options that appear contain "Boot menu" and also "BIOS setup". I can ofcourse go into BIOS seteup and change the boot order ...
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HP bios is corrupted on an Envy x360 model M6-105DX touchscreen 15 inch notebook computer

I removed the charger, the battery and the RTC battery inside the laptop. I then Pressed the power button for a few seconds and reinstalled them. I had a 2 gig fat32 usb thumb drive with the Hewlett ...
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Slow boot times with the Asus Z170-Pro

I have a PC with an Asus Z170-Pro motherboard and the boot time feels a bit sluggish. It takes around 49 seconds from the time I press the power button until the Asus bios screen fades away. Once I ...
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How to make bootable Ubuntu USB stick to boot in legacy mode? (Dual boot system with Windows 7)

I have Fujitsu Siemens Lifebook UH572 -laptop with 64-bit Windows 7 Ultimate installed. Windows is apparently installed in legacy mode, and I would also like to install Linux Ubuntu 18.04 also in ...
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Newly bought hardware won't boot, how to power up motherboard without cpu?

I have bought an ASRock A320-DGS motherboard and a Ryzen 5 2600 CPU. After assembling all of the components together, when I tried to boot the machine it would not boot (PSU turns on and so does the ...
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Asus H110M BIOS menu no longer opens?

I recently got an SSD and I was going to connect it to my PC. It was running in MBR mode for some reason and I needed it to be in GPT mode. the MBR2GPT tool in windows requires that I have Legacy mode ...
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MS-7728 motherboard won't boot with a GT1030 instead of its OEM GT530

My Medion MS-7728 without integrated graphics won't boot with a passive Asus GT1030 video card instead of its OEM GT530. It shows the boot logo but beeps every 30 seconds and only responds to the ...
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Is it possible to trash a BIOS chip while updating it?

I've an old Dell XPS Studio 1340 laptop, with BIOS version A11, that abruptly announced that it couldn't recognise its battery, and it stopped charging.. Reading that a BIOS update could help I got ...
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How to get a list of all hardware specs on a Windows 10 PC that is reset?

Is there a way to quickly check all of the hardware specs on a PC that has been reset? I am planning to buy a laptop on Craigslist and want to be sure that I'm not getting ripped off or misled. The ...
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Which incident could have caused the boot order to fall back to some default? [closed]

One fine day I powered on my laptop, typed in my lock password, and received a dialogue window from the BIOS that something had failed. This is my bad: I did not write down exactly what this was ...
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ASRock Z97 Extreme4 Dr Debug Code 10

I have a motherboard which stopped working. It is plugged into a good power supply, the CPU has been checked for connections, and the RAM works fine in an identical MB. But when I start this, I get ...
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Boot Order Device Priority In BIOS

I am using Lenevo ThinkPad E 570. I can enter into BIOS. I would like to change Boot Order Priority ...
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select boot device on American Megatrends BIOS Version B3W6_NA123C.029 05/05/2017 13:55:49

I am trying to boot a Laptop with the American Megatrends BIOS from a different boot device. The setup shows Boot option priorities "Windows Boot Manager" and "UEFI: Built-in EFI...". There is also ...
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Gigabyte B360N BIOS flash failed, can't boot from backup

I built a Gigabyte B360N WiFi-based computer the other day. It came up fine into BIOS, and then I went to install Debian on it. I had to enable CSM to get it to boot from the USB stick on which I had ...
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BIOS freezes when USB hard drive is plugged in

I have a Fit-PC3 with a Phoenix BIOS (Securecore Tiano v2.1), and when I turn it on with a Samsung 3TB USB external hard drive (similar to this) plugged in, it freezes on the BIOS screen (I am unable ...
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USB Installaton of win 10 on vaio laptop

I am trying to install win 10 from USB stick on a VAIO VGN FZ160E. The current OS is Windows 7 x64 which I installed from a USB stick about 7 years ago. I have the following situation: Booting from ...
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Windows fails to load with “A required device isn't connected or cant be accessed” error (0xc000000e) after recent formatting

I recently formatted my ASUS E402S laptop with latest version of Windows 10. In this process I moved the windows partition from the 32GB EMMC memory to newly added HDD in the laptop. The laptop ...
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I always need to press F1 to go to bios whenever I turning on my computer, how to fix it?

I always got this whenever I turn my computer on: I know this happen when there's an error or something wrong with the hardware, but I don't know which problem it is referring. Symptoms This ...
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Dell BIOS Has Random Dollar Signs on Boot Up

On my older Dell XPS 630i, I get some strange boot up behavior that is causing me to be unable to install Ubuntu 16 LTS or 18 LTS. Windows 7 runs fine with no graphical hitches at all. I don't know ...