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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 do I find and enable the virtualization setting on Windows 10?

I am trying to install Docker for Windows. During installation, I get this error: An error occurred Hardware assisted virtualization and data execution protection must be enabled in the BIOS. ...
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How to install Linux on a seperate physical drive while booting through bios boot loader? [on hold]

I'm about to install a 2nd drive on my computer. How can I install linux on the second drive without messing with my windows drive? Ideally I'd like to press F10 which usually brings up a choice of ...
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Laptop boot fails after changing boot settings

I'm afraid I heavily messed up a laptop (Dell Latitude E5570, running Windows 7 Professional). Update: I found a way to start Windows … somehow. I'm not sure if running "Startup Repair" from a Win7 ...
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How to update my BIOS

I have a computer having HCL Pegatron motherboard having Intel G41 Express Chipset. I also have Intel Core 2 Duo E7500 processor and 2 GB DDR2 RAM and 250 GB SATA Hard Disk. I want to run VirtualBox ...
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Trying to setup windows 10/ ubuntu dualboot. now it won't go past mobo bios

I'm trying to setup dualboot, and i've been having issues ever since I started. I thought maybe the old drive that I used before I got an ssd was the issue. as I didn't bother taking windows off it. ...
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Clover Boot EFI file on non-UEFI computer

So I have heard about booting into Clover from a BIOS boot and booting back to the first bootloader but in UEFI mode. Is there any detailed way of how to make such a configuration? I can't seem to ...
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Reset Fujitsu Lifebook's bios password [duplicate]

My laptops's information bellow - Fujitsu Lifebook L series Model - LH532 Please help me to recover or reset my laptop's bios password !!
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Z77-D3H (F23B modded) stuck on OLD BIOS Screen

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rr5UTgcAamQ This issue has gone on for at least 2 years without a permanent workaround. I initially thought it was a BIOS problem, which was why I switched from the ...
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ASUS K52JC Bios replacement [on hold]

Can someone help me to locate the bios chip on K52JC motherboard ? I saw the topic on K52JR (probably close to mine) but no answer to this. Thank in advance
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Motherboard not working after ram upgrade. System booting in the bios and no usb power

I have an ASRock b450M with AMD Ryzen CPU and a Trident-Z. I tried to mount a different DIMM but something went wrong. I powered on the motherboard but the cpu fan just run for half second and then ...
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“Ghost” blank UEFI entry in Gigabyte BIOS

Background I was trying to install macOS (Hackintosh) alongside Microsoft Windows 10 on my SSD, so I shrank the Windows partition using Disk Management and left an empty exFAT partition next to C: (...
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How to install GRUB2 in BIOS to dual boot 2xUEFI Operating Systems?

My PC is stuck booting to BIOS only (BIOS settings inaccessible due to some kind of corruption), but having a GPT disk with UEFI windows 10 installed, I would like to install Ubuntu in UEFI using ...
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RX 580 Not Detected / Recognized

My rx 580 videocard is not recognized by Windows, not even as a basic video device. When I connect to gpu using hdmi there is no signal, I will not even post to the bios. I have checked bios settings (...
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PC stuck on “Press Del or F2 to enter UEFI BIOS”. What to do?

I have a Dual Boot Setup with Windows 10 on a 250GB SSD (SSD1) & Ubuntu on a 128GB SSD (SSD2). Running on a Z97-Pro Gamer Motherboard with an Intel I7-4790K, Nvidia GTX 970 & 16GB of RAM. ...
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Marvell 88SE9230 not prompting bios

I bought a Marvell 88SE9230 and I connected it to the PCIe x16 port of my desktop ACER Aspire TC-605. In Debian, lspci detects the card and the disk utility shows both hard drives connected to the ...
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My computer makes the following noise on shutdown

When I shutdown my computer, right before it powers off, it makes the following noise: (careful, somewhat loud) https://vocaroo.com/i/s1QYJ2Hqxs8A What does it mean?
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Could I “plug and play” a POST card?

I have just one PCI POST card and a number of PC. I want to inspect booting process of each, in a manner, that if one is successfully booted (code 00 or code FF typically) - i need to eject POST card, ...
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Attempting a fresh install of windows server 2016, stuck in a boot cycle

I've been trying to install Windows server 2016 on this server for a while now, the issue I have is that when the USB boot disk is plugged into the server, it goes into a boot cycle where it POST ...
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How does UEFI detect boot devices in partitions?

How does UEFI detects boot devices ? If I just install linux on some partition, say /dev/sda2, how does the uefi will be able to recognize it as boot entry ? Does BIOS checks every partition ? How ?...
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Matebook x Pro endless boot loop

I have had a Matebook X Pro for about three weeks and I am running Ubuntu 18.10 on it. Recently I have restarted the computer following some installation guide and a problem occurred. The computer ...
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How do I create a bootable USB drive?

I have had a Matebook X Pro for about three weeks and I am running Ubuntu 18.10 on it. Recently I have restarted the computer following some installation guide and a problem occurred. The computer ...
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How do I update BIOS on a computer that doesn't boot

So I have encountered the issue on my Matebook X Pro that is running Ubuntu 18.04 where I restarted it but it will not boot. It turns on, flashes the Huawei logo then after a second turns off. This ...
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How to boot from two external hard drives in a specfic order?

I have two external hard drives.I want to keep one plugged into a usb port permanently (let us call this one A) and another plugged in every now and then (let us call this one B). Both have Linux ...
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How can I recover my asus notebook from a failed BIOS update?

I have an ASUS notebook Model:K56C. Windows 8 Pro installed on it. Additionally, I was going to update a BIOS and during the update process windows suddenly restarting because scheduled operating ...
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Memory failure on DIMM2 Dell T3500

I'm having troubles with my DELL T3500.  It has: a w5590 3.33 GHz 4c/8t 12 GB (3 × 4 GB) RAM DDR3 1333 MHz I get the message Memory failure on DIMM2 Dell T3500 when I turn on my computer and it ...
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Windows 8 virtualization enabled in BIOS but doesn't seem to be working. Also no hyper-v installed

I am trying to use Android Studio on my machine. After attempting to run emulators, I was getting errors letting me know that my virtualization was disabled. Therefore, I went to BIOS and enabled it ...
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Can't access BIOS - how do I alter the UEFI settings?

Update & Security > Recovery > Restart > Troubleshoot I can't access the UEFI Firmware settings using the path above on my updated Windoes 10 PC. The Troubleshooting options are all ...
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BIOS won't save setup password after restarting

I recently got a new batch of PCs. One of my new PCs has trouble with the BIOS. For the network installation to run correctly some settings in the BIOS have to be changed. System security needs to ...
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RX 580 GPU No Signal / Not Detected in Device Manager [duplicate]

Msi RX 580 video card is not detected on device manager or outputting signal to the monitor. Everything is connected properly. When connected to the GPU I don't even get the bios screen. Everytime I ...
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Computer beeps at boot 3 times and loads Windows

Just recently for the last 3 weeks, my desktop PC is beeping at boot and then boots Windows successfully. When I am on the PC, I don't see any issues at all. The beeps are short and as follows. beep ...
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How to recover apparently dead Bios?

I have an Asus laptop with TPM module. I wanted to install another OS on it but didn't want to disable Secure Boot so I went into secure boot key management and using that menu set a new key on ...
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Which BIOS update should I use?

I'm using an Asus B250M motherboard. I found it has so many BIOS update files. Their versions are denoted as 12xx, 11xx, 8xx etc. Each update description says it is for a specific purpose. I'm ...
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RX 580 Not Detected/No Signal [closed]

Neither Windows or Bios is detecting my GPU. It gives me no signal when I connect and it is not detected in the device manager. It is not even detected as generic Microsoft display adapter. I know for ...
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enabling intel vt-x virtualiziation in asus motherboard

motherboard specs: asus strix h370-f https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/ROG-STRIX-H370-I-GAMING/specifications/ cpu: intel i7-8700 non k I am trying to work with virtual box, vmware etc and i ...
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Possible to Access and Change Properties in BIOS from Command Line?

A BSOD resulted in an "Automatic Repair" loop at startup on my Windows 10. Access to Recovery Options has done little to resolve the problem. Fast boot is enabled and therefore peripherals do not ...
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Add new boot entry in BIOS using efibootmgr

I am trying to add boot entry for MBR table (shadow) in SSD. Using bcfg it is possible to browse to device fs0:\EFI\boot\bootx64.efi (pressing tab will show all the device in current directory). But ...
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Device support UEFI

I now have MBR and I want GPT. My firmware is now Legacy(BIOS) and I want UEFI. My firmware can boot in UEFI (option is there inside). I have Windows 10 PRO. Motherboad: 1949 KBC Version 90.0F ...
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Why does system report less memory in UEFI mode than in legacy BIOS?

I noticed that on a machine, if the firmware is configured in UEFI mode instead of Legacy BIOS, the operating system reports slightly less total memory (this is on Linux, but that shouldn't make a ...
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Is it possible to access the Lenovo bios from cmd? [duplicate]

I've accidentally locked all of my settings in my lenovo bios setup utility and i was wondering if it is somehow possible to access lenovo bios setup utility from my Windows 10 cmd, or if i need to ...
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I locked my settings in my windows 10 Lenovo BIOS by changing my BIOS settings to default

I had opened my Lenovo BIOS menu to enable virtualization settings. I had seen from videos that a lot of people's virtualization settings were under the security tab, but my mine weren't. I thought ...
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Setting VCore offset in Asus ROG GX501 BIOS

I recently discovered and applied undervolting using XTU but I would like my changes to persist. Seems it can be done through the BIOS but unfortunately I don't see any “Ai Tweaker” in mine. Why is ...
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Access BIOS Setup on Dell XPS 15

I am installing Ubuntu Linux on my new Dell XPS 15 9570. I am following this wiki and having a hard time with Prep Work With Windows: 6. Change SATA Operation so that Ubuntu can see the SSD. After I ...
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HP Pavilion 15-E037cl boot failure after shutdown or hibernation

When I shut down or hibernate my HP Pavilion 15-E037cl hardware manual system, it fails to boot. The power comes on, the wireless light turns on but the screen remains blank. Caps lock blinks ...
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2 Identical DDR3 DIMMs Prevent OS Booting When Used Together, But Work Fine Separately

My motherboard is based on Intel Z68 chipset and supports up to 32GB RAM. I wanted to upgrade my current RAM (2*8GB + 2*4GB) to (2*8GB + 2*8GB), so I have 32GB in total. Original (Working) 24 GB ...
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Can I get around Acer BIOS password bug (suposed) with different model BIOS update?

while setting up linux to dual boot, I was required to set a supervisor password and surprise surprise I used my master password that I use for important things. However, when I needed to get back ...
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How can I reduce power draw while suspended?

My new XPS 13 has pretty poor battery life while suspended. I've had to switch to hibernating. Is there any way to tweak bios or something to reduce suspended power draw? It has Fedora installed, ...
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Only seeing half my RAM in BIOS and OS

I have 4 sticks of Patriot 4GB(link) and there are 4 slots on my Gigabyte MB(link). As you can tell by the MB, this is an old machine, originally it had Windows on it but the last couple of years it ...
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Can't boot from USB unless HDD is unplugged

I'm trying to boot a non-working-windows laptop from an external HDD with bootable windows installation in order to access repair tools. The boot order in BIOS is fine, the external HDD is set as the ...
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BIOS responds to my keyboard input but I get a black screen?

I am able to enter the BIOS on my Asus Z-97 Pro motherboard, and I can load Ubuntu by pressing F8 (boot menu), then Down (select Ubuntu), then Enter (boot Ubuntu). However, no output is displayed on ...
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Why can't I enable virtualization [closed]

I'm trying to enable virtualization on my laptop but I cannot find the option to do so in BIOS. This is where it should be (I think) but it isn't: I'm quite I should be able to enable virtualization ...