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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 to update Bios of old Intel Server Board

I've recently come in possession of an old Intel server board (S5000VSA) and to tell you the truth, the noise is a bit much for me. I was reading that if I flash a new bios it would let me choose the ...
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How to access BIOS in a dell latitude computer?

In Dell Latitude with Windows 10 Home I have putted a Ubuntu 22.04 iso file in a disk-on-key and I wish to boot the computer with that disk on key. I have tried to reset the computer several times and ...
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Why hard drive diagnostic tool is missing from my friend's laptop BIOS [closed]

My friend's laptop stopped functioning some few days ago and it looks like it was from a hard drive crash. We decided to hop into the BIOS to try and find the Hard Drive diagnostic tool that is in-...
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How to ensure computer is power on always?

I would like to have my computer to turn on in all cases wall socket electricity is on. I know there is a BIOS setting for it, but I am not sure I can rely on this: battery can discharge or induction ...
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UB-15MS10 Win 10 tablet Bios recovery

Hi everyone I am struggling to recover Bios password , I cant login or , get into the bios or do a Boot from USB , Here is what I get when I turn it on Due Bios entry ,I ve tried three times and its ...
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I cannot boot from anything except HDD (rare case) stuck with unresponsive BIOS and Debian CLI

Sorry for the amount of info in this question, but I think it's necessary since this case is so rare. Also, I cannot answer 10 times a day to your demands of more information, so I prefer putting ...
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EFI file structure

I have system partition on my Windows 10 PC. It contains files EFI --Microsoft ----Boot ------bootmgr.efi ------bootmgfw.efi ------bootmgr.efi ------...other files ----Recovery --Boot ----boot64.efi --...
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Repair UEFI boot

I have laptop with two HDD. Each HDD has its own Windows 10 installation. Bios mode is UEFI. I have change boot sequence in bios and start system from second disc. System has done some windows update, ...
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Could BIOS be overwritten with UEFI

I see there are some workarounds on the internet that allow old PCs with BIOS to boot an UEFI image from USB flash to boot from NVMe SSD then. Could the BIOS EEPROM on a motherboard be overwritten ...
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CPU "Turbo Boost Power Max" default value too low

Somehow my laptop's default maximum wattage got set to 8 watts, severely limiting what I'm able to do with it. Using Intel XTU I found out it was due to current limiting. I'm able to set this up to ...
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Toshiba Satellite U500 laptop is powering on each day at 8:50 although BIOS doesn't have any settings for that

Toshiba Satellite U500 laptop is not in sleep state, but is completely turned off and is still powering itself on each day at 8:50 although BIOS doesn't have any settings for sheduled power on. All ...
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GA-B250M-DS3H won't boot with all 4 RAM slots occupied

I have a PC with a Gigabyte GA-B250M-DS3H motherboard which since I built it has been using 2 8GB DIMMs and worked fine. I decided to add another two DIMMs, but when I do this the computer won't boot, ...
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MSI z390 gaming edge ac m2_1 not detected NVMe

I have a MSI Z390 GAMING EDGE AC with core i9 9900k CPU, 48GB ddr4 3200 G.SKILL (2x 8GB, 2x 16Gb), 2x Samsung Evo Plus 970 (250GB, 2TB), 1x 6T SATA HDD without PCIe graphic card (yet) just onboard GPU....
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PC won't turn on after changing CMOS

I changed my CMOS battery and when I tried to turn on, after showing this screen below, the monitor goes blank. And I can't press F10 or DEL to enter bios either, as only after this screen would it ...
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16gb of my 32gb RAM memory is "hardware reserved" and not usable

I have a B450 GAMING PRO CARBON AC (MS-7B85) motherboard and for three years I have been using 16gb ram (Corsair 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 3000MHz CL15 Vengeance LPX) without any issues. Today I decided to ...
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Is there anyway to ignore the CMOS Check during Startup? [closed]

I have broken my CMOS battery seat while replacing the battery, and I want to my pc to Ignore Cmos check during startup. I have already turned on fast boot, but everytime I turn off the switch, fast ...
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Viewing USB in BIOS

I have trouble with viewing USB in BIOS. I wanna install Windows 10 on my laptop and of course to do it i need to run from USB, but BIOS doesn't see it! Another laptop Asus can see USB and even USB ...
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M.2 drive possibly corrupted after abrupt shutdown?

I built my computer in around July 2020, with a 512 GB M.2 SSD (specifically the Teamgroup MP34) and a 2 TB HDD. The mainboard is an ASUS ROG Strix B450-F. The power cable for my power supply seems to ...
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Is there a way to check hardware whitelist for a laptop?

I have an Asus n750jv laptop which has a malfunctioning Wi-Fi module (Qualcomm Atheros AR9485WB-EG). I'd like to replace it, but it's quite a challenge to find an exact same adapter in my location, ...
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Integrated graphics toggle on/off without Bios/UEFI or another way for third monitor toggle? (Win10 pro, Gigabyte F2A-55M, GTX 1050TI)

I just got an old monitor for 7$, on top of my other two monitors. GTX 1050 TI with one HDMI and one DVI, both connected to my larger monitors, and I've connected the "new" monitor to my APU/...
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How to format computer just after BIOS and before OS is loaded

I have a bunch of computers to format (desktops and laptops). Until now, I used an usb key with the windows' boot but it's not really fast. Do you know a script (on a usb key) that can run before the ...
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Is there a way to copy the firmware (BIOS) that came with my PC onto a USB flash drive?

I bought a new Lenovo Legion 5 PC. It comes with Windows preinstalled. I was wondering is there a way to copy the firmware that comes with the PC onto a USB flash drive without having to download it ...
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WinFlash doesn't update Bios when battery is removed

I have laptop ASUS X556UQK and it's battery is removed because bloating (Swollen battery). I'm trying to update Bios from version 312 to 318 using WinFlash and the downloaded Bios file version 318 ...
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Reboot to another drive form WIndows once - after next reboot back to original drive automatically [duplicate]

I'm looking for a way to do a reboot via TeamViewer on a remote machine from within Windows [default boot] to another drive running TrueNAS, but only for a single reboot and not permanently. Is there ...
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HTTPSBOOT Failed to initialize network connection

I have Dell Inspiron 3511 running Windows 11. On startup it started showing suddenly, Inspiron 3511 "HTTPSBOOT Failed to initialize network connection" It doesn't boot now. I tried ...
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How to restore accidentally deleted windows boot partition?

I was trying to convert my Windows 10 system to UEFI from BIOS using MBR2GPT and got a message: cannot create uefi partition error 0x000036B7 Now when I'm trying to boot I see: error: no such ...
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Remove Enterprise Enrollment from Chrome OS when Auto-Enrollment is On [duplicate]

I recently came into possession of a Chromebook (yes I own it, got it off of FB Marketplace) that is Enterprise Enrolled, with Auto-Enrollment turned on, so simply turning developer mode on does not ...
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Original Hard disk vanishes after failed cloning in Optiplex 7010

TLDR: used clonezilla to clone HDD to SSD , it didn't take. Now the PC wont see the original HDD as bootable in the UEFI BIOS. I've performed this procedure in 40 PCs the past week, this is the only ...
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Not able to re-flash bios on laptop

I always re-flash my laptop with the latest BIOS if I have any issues/bugs, recently I had a touchpad issue, with touchpad working only in BIOS so I wanted to reflash BIOS. I ran the executable(.exe) ...
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Why is my SSD drive is not listed when I run list disk" in "diskpart" command?

In disk management, the SSD drive shows online, but when I try to convert it into a basic disk it tells me this: “The operation is not allowed on a disk that is offline” And also does not show any ...
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ThinkPad T420 is not booting

I bought a used T420 without a drive, I installed a Kingston SSD, but I still get this when trying to boot: https://imgur.com/a/lBuf4Ks Thanks for the help
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I have UEFI firmware, however Windows says I have Legacy Boot

I'm trying to get Windows 11, which requires EFI boot, however, when I checked the system info in Windows, it says I have Legacy boot: When checking the UEFI firmware settings [Gigabyte motherboard],...
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How to install Windows 8.1 on legacy BIOS based lapop

How do I install windows 8.1 on a laptop running legacy BIOS firmware? The laptop in question is a Toshiba Satellite C870D-11X that originally came with a windows 8.1 OEM install. I've downloaded the ...
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Laptop touchpad only working in BIOS setup

One day I woke my laptop from sleep and the touchpad was not working, neither the touchpad buttons nor the track point(the one that’s inside the keyboard, mostly in old dell workstation laptops). Then ...
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EFI variable OSIndications is missing

I am trying to enable UEFI capsule updates feature using fwupdtool on a buildroot based embedded OS. While building and testing fwupdtool, found that /sys/firmware/efi/efivars/ path misses ...
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"System is ready to into shipping mode" after changing settings in BIOS?

I own an Acer Aspire 3 A315-42 R7AP laptop and today my brother entered the bios to change a Function keys setting. After pressing F10 to save and restart he got the following message: System is ...
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Using RAM XMP with 4 Sticks of RAM

I always had 2 RAM Sticks installed, both with 8GB Capacity and 3000Mhz, which did work perfectly fine with A-XMP activated. I now installed 2 more RAM Sticks (exactly the same size, brand and MHz-...
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Wake on LAN from shutdown

I'm having problems enabling Wake on LAN from shutdown on Lenovo B50-50 and Lenovo V15 G2 ITL computers. There is no BIOS option to enable WOL. In Windows, in network adapter properties I enabled WOL, ...
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How to store a custom string inside the BIOS

A little background: I am planning to do some experimentation with diskless computers and net-boot. The issue I found is that if I have four machines that boot from the same image, I need a way to ...
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Can't get a computer with a unique mainboard to boot. The system plays a beeping sound on boot and we are not sure what it means?

When we boot the computer nothing displays on the monitor and the mainboard plays a sound. The mainboard isn’t a standard computer main board. It is for an automatic car wash pump stand. But it has ...
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bios boot from USB by default

I have been stuck with an issue for a while, a machine I am using has aptio utility manager (2019). I need this machine to boot from a usb when one is present but one is not always going to be present ...
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Unlock Advanced Menu Hidden in BIOS

Recently I've discovered that some notebooks have an advanced menu hidden in their BIOS setting which might be unlocked by simple steps like: press Fn+Tab three times in the BIOS, then rebooting. ...
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Having trouble to switch in Ahci

I can't find any keyword saying "ahci" on my bios, and there were no solution on the net ( I didn't find any :( ). My system is so old, so i bought a ssd to boost some performance and ...
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Keyboard not working after BIOS. What should I do? (Клавиатура не работает после биоса. Что мне делать?)

After installing 2 programs and rebooting in Windows, my keyboard and mouse do not work. I tried many settings in the BIOS (Version Ami 2.5x-2.6x). I searched for a long time on the Internet - did not ...
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Monitor - Cannot Display This Video Mode

My computer HP Z400 Workstation has recently started giving a BIOS error just seconds before my Dell monitor starts displaying Cannot Display This Video Mode, Optimum resolution 1280x1024 60Hz. The ...
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Unable to boot from USB and cannot change boot priority order

I am trying to install Ubuntu on a separate partition in windows 11 on my Lenovo Thinkbook 14 G2 ITL. I have made a bootable USB with rufus, however, I am unable to boot from the USB. I get the ...
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How do I ensure a laptop doesn't have any sort of bug or tracking device?

Someone recently gifted a laptop to a friend of mine. Without going into details, the friend is suspicious of malware / bug / tracking, but it is a very nice laptop and they would like to keep it. How ...
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When trying to access Bios it stays on opening... but doesn't open, windows works fine

I just installed KDE-Neon Linux as dual boot, after installing I tried to restart my computer and open the boot menu to boot into the same OS. But this failed and the boot menu was stuck on opening... ...
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Install windows 10 onto a laptop without access to USB booting

I've got a laptop with no OS on it and I want to install Windows 10 onto it but I can't boot from USB as it is not enabled in the BIOSand I can't change it because I don't have the BIOS admin password....
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Dell XPS 13 (9305) BIOS not starting

I got a new Dell XPS 13 today but unable to go into BIOS. I tried F2 after restart I tried via system menu Nothing worked the screen stays black but the machine is running. Shortcut to restart graphic ...
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