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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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Where's the BIOS on an Intel Mac?

When I use my laptop, I have no trouble at all accessing the BIOS and changing things like the boot order. However I recently got an iMac and have found that not only do the usual keys not get me to ...
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PC goes into endless reboot loop after filling all RAM slots

My PC goes into endless reboot loop after filling all RAM slots. There's no POST screen nor audible error code. After powering on, it takes ~15s before it shuts down and powers on again. Until ...
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ASUS F1A75-M motherboard - where is PXE boot in AMI BIOS 2.00, 2012?

I'm re-purposing a legacy computer, a short under-desk box with F1A75-M motherboard. I found the instructions on-line, I've been through every line in American Megatrends, Inc BIOS 2.00, version 2012. ...
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How to enable Onboard Graphics for a GIGABYTE B450 PRO

Today I ran into a problem with setting up my 2nd screeen. After searching I figured out that the onboard graphics has to be enabled in the BIOS (it is not showing up in device manager). Using ...
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Log of BIOS events for HP PC?

I have an HP EliteDesk PC and I would like to know if there is a log of BIOS events somewhere. I have not been able to find one when browsing in the Startup menu of the BIOS. Below is a picture of the ...
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Dell Vostro suddenly giving “No TPM or TPM has…” message on boot

(Original question title was Dell Vostro suddenly giving "No TPM or TPM has problem" message on boot" but I was pinged by the stack exchange style police for having the word "problem" in my title!) I ...
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where are bios logs stored and do they affect performance in any way?

now for some weird reasons I can't delete bios logs and I have insane ocd when it comes to performance, I have a lot of logs like 50, where are they stored? and do they affect windows performance? + ...
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Moving Windows 10 to SSD from HDD - SSD is not visible in BIOS boot options

I have a fairly new Acer desktop that I just upgraded to 10. I bought a Samsung SSD that I'd like to move my Windows installation and programs over to. It's more than big enough to fit all of the data ...
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PXE boot - can't access BIOS

The issue I'm having is with a Dell Vostro 3360, Windows 7 64 Bit + Ubuntu 12.04 (Dual Boot). Everything worked perfectly until one day after a windows update it started showing this message on start ...
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How can I clear a BIOS password on my HP 15-1272wm laptop

The BIOS password was installed by a scammer when my friend called the number that popped up on her screen. She provided them personal info and now she is locked out of her own computer. I have ...
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Boot guard verified failed

I have an Asus VivoBook S14 S406U (runs Windows 10 64-bit) that run into this problem: boot guard verified failed system will shutdown press any key I wanted to use a Kali Linux live USB in ...
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Motherboard on booting, does not identify USB drive connected through usb-3.0 adapter

I have a PC based on Intel DP55KG "Kenigsberg" motherboard. It doesn't have a usb 3.0 bus (xHCI). I installed a usb 3.0 adaptor card (Inateck KT4006) (working fine, both on Windows and Ubuntu 18); but,...
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How computer recognise/access hard disk/SSD? [on hold]

I want to know the mechanism between the Computer and the Storage device. For example, If install Windows into Computer, I think we don't install HHD/SSD driver additionally. As I understand, such ...
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How to overclock AMD PRO A12-9800B R7? [closed]

I wondered if it is possible, using ANY means necessary. Any. Including re-soldering the CPU, bridging pins, third party software, anything. The cpu/bios specs are: AMD PRO A12-9800B R7, BIOS Version/...
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Is it really possible to change default VRAM of GPU?

I have a laptop with 1 GB VRAM GPU (4,5 GB Total) with an AMD Radeon HD 7610M GPU. Can the amount of default VRAM on a GPU be changed if there is no option for that in BIOS/Firmware settings? I ...
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BIOS Hard Drive Password Security?

I have a Dell Latitude E6400 and I would like to know how secure setting a BIOS HDD Password is? Does this apply some form of encryption to the contents of the drive or is it just some simple lock on ...
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Booting up my pc skips the part where i can go into bios

When I try to boot up my screen says out of range for a while then goes into windows entirely skips the part where i can access the bios so new problem. 1st boot it just stays out of range forever ...
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Turn on computer with USB keyboard through PS/2 adapter

I want to wake-up my PC by USB keyboard connected through PS/2 adapter. According to BIOS settings: Resume From S3/S4/S5 by PS/2 keyboard ... [Any Key] it should be working, but doesn't. If I ...
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Where does Lenovo X1 2nd generation store its supervisor password?

I have forgotten the supervisor password for my Lenovo X1 carbon 2nd. generation. Searching online I figured out how to remove the password for 1st generation X1 laptops. But I also read that unlike ...
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Flashing UEFI firmware on a Chromebook?

I have flashed SeaBIOS on my Acer C710 (Parrot) Chromebook so I can use/install most any OS I want. However, now, I'm trying to install SteamOS on an external HDD but to do that, I have to boot the ...
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Toshiba Satellite C55t-B5109 Won't open BIOS

I recently wiped my laptop's hard drive, and have reinstalled Windows 8.1 on it, but my BIOS won't open. I have done all the steps I had done before to get into BIOS, disable fast startup in Windows 8,...
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Enter BIOS Setup on Lenovo G580

I have installed Windows 7 on my Lenovo G580 laptop. To enable Intel Virtualisation Technology, I need to go to BIOS. When I start my laptop, it displays press F2 to enter BIOS Setting, F12 for ...
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UEFI boot is disabled, disabling Legacy boot does not work

On my computer, I enabled Legacy boot to use older operating systems (even though I did not install any). A few weeks later, I could not find UEFI boot on my hard drive. I get "Notebook Hard Drive" is ...
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Dell XPS One 2710 stuck at Dell Logo

my Dell All-In-One PC XPS One 2710 (manufactured in 2014) suddenly won't boot anymore and is stuck at the Dell Logo Screen. I can't enter the BIOS or the boot menu. When i hit F2 or F12 a loading bar ...
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MSI motherboard not booting to BIOS

Good evening. I am using an MSI motherboard running Windows 10. I cannot boot into the bios by using the del key on my keyboard. Whenever I use it, my computer will usually flash up "Entering Setup..."...
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No display when discrete graphics card inserted

I recently purchased a new desktop PC: HP p7-1423w, i5-3330, HD Graphics 2500 (integrated). The first thing I did was remove Windows 8 and install Linux. A few days later, I was ready to install a ...
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Bypass HDD Password prompt from bios and boot into liveusb Linux

Even when spamming the bios key, it will not do anything but give me a password prompt when trying to get into bios / boot with a locked hdd. I would post an image but I don’t have the reputation ...
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Computer refuses to boot into a 32 bit operating system

I am trying to boot a 32 bit linux usb through the bios. It just kicks me out and puts me back to the bios screen
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BIOS Setup inaccessible

I know this could be question for Lenovo support but I strongly believe that my issue originated from stupid "Security by obscurity" policy. So I am asking rather experienced FREE people than ...
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BIOS not showing splash screen on dual monitor setup, but still takes keystrokes

Here are my specs: 16gb DDR4 AMD Ryzen 7 1800x GTX 1080Ti GTX 1080 MSI Carbon Gaming Pro x370 -- edited to fix name 2x monitors: 1x 60hz, 1x 144hz both connected via HDMI to 1080Ti I've been ...
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Computer freezes with Visual Artifacts/Scrambled Screen (even at BIOS)

System Specs: Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-G31M-S2l (BIOS f8b - stock)1 Processor: Intel Core 2 DUO - stock cooler PSU : CoolerMaster eXtreme Power Plus 460W HDD: 1 x 640 GB SATA, 1 x 320 ...
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Is “path” attribute necessary for `{bootmgr}`?

I have install Windows/Ubuntu dual-boot for my computer dell latitude 7390. After accidentally restore the BIOS setting, the GRUB menu disappeared so I can't boot into Ubuntu. Some tutorial says that ...
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Upgrading a desktop with 32G server RAM fails

I have a PC based on Gigabyte GA7-87X-D3H motherboard. At present it is runn8ing with 2 x 4GB KVR16LN11/4, and everything works fine. (These run at 1600MHz). I bought (used) a 32GB DRAM upgrade. 1 x ...
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Powershell:Changing bios logo using HP module

the following error arises: PS C:\WINDOWS> Set-HPFirmwareBootLogo -file vidi.jpg -password mandarin The caller does not have permissions to perform this operation. At C:\Program Files\...
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Windows 10 Home (1809 version) from EFI to BIOS or to QEMU (Virtual machine)

Old (Downvoted) Post: I have installed Windows 10 in my SSD disk, and made the mistake to install in EFI mode ... (I don't want EFI in my new installation because it will be multi-boot system with ...
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Why wouldn't a particular motherboard recognise a particular SATA disk?

I'm busy upgrading the hard drive on a system with a Gigabyte GA-GC230D motherboard with an Atom CPU. I am swapping out a 120GB SATA drive with a 500GB SATA drive. Both notebook form factor. Both ...
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Hybrid drive in ASUS K551LN laptop - only AHCI mode in SATA Mode Selection in BIOS

I recently bought ASUS K551LN laptop with hybrid drive in it (didn't ask for it, it just happened that this model came with it). As SSD partition is only 24GB which is not enough to install OS onto it ...
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Extract BIOS .fd file from .exe on Acer Aspire E1-571

Hello I have an Acer Aspire E1-571 laptop. I must update the BIOS to the latest version. There are 2 ways to flash the BIOS that I know of. Run the .exe file from the official website that will flash ...
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SSD is acting strange in Asus K75VM laptop

I bought an Intel 530 SSD, 240GB, which supports SATA 3. The laptop is an ASUS A75VM-TY0877V, running Windows 8.1. There are not many drivers installed, as this is just a clean install (and yes, I am ...
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Latest Linux distros fail while installing or while booting on a Dell XPS15-9560 laptop

I have a Dell XPS15-9560 laptop. I ran Ubuntu 16.04 on it for two years with minimal problems. After I sent it in for service (battery was swelling, a fairly common problem on this model) I moved to ...
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Dell Bios messed up. Recovery fails. Now what?

I've got a Dell xps13 which I bought new about 4 months ago. It's a "Developer Edition", so it came with Ubuntu pre-installed. Today it suddenly didn't awake from sleep anymore. The keyboard ...
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Is there a way to make the boot menu recognize a usb drive (it doesn't at the moment) without entering BIOS?

After installing Ubuntu on my Fujitsu lifebook (my previous OS was Windows 7 Home Edition) I decided to change my OS again (from a USB stick). However, the only options that the boot menu suggests are:...
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keyboard and mouse turn off when installing windows 7

Recently i bought my new PC. Everything is fine but when i tried to run windows 7 setup (installer) my keyboard and mouse turns off. I checked Boot menu in BIOS, as well as Advenced\USB Configurations ...
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hp probook 6570b flash bios utility

i have an hp probook 6570b i need to flash the bios but cant find any specific flash utility based on my motherboard can some one please help Hewlett-Packard 17AB motherboard and Hewlett-Packard ...
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Lenovo Ideapad 100 doesn't start

As the computer person in the family I've been handed a non-working Lenovo Ideapad 100 in the hope that I can bring it back to life. The machine is a Lenovo Ideapad 100-15IBD (with an AZERTY keyboard)...
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Unable to access BIOS in RV409 via HDMI

So I have a RV409 laptop which has Windows 8.1 installed currently and I'm unable to access the BIOS Setup menu from my HDMI display. I can get the Windows OS output from my RV409 to my HDMI Display. ...
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Windows 10 Only Boots In UEFI Mode

I have a problem that seems to be the inverse of most others on the internet. I can boot Windows 10 in UEFI mode, but if I disable Secure Boot and enable CSM, I cannot boot Windows 10. Ordinarily, I ...
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Unable to correctly activate or use virtualization on Asus Vivobook X505ZA with Ryzen 5 2500U CPU for Android Studio

I need to enable hardware virtualization on Asus Vivobook X505ZA with Ryzen 5 2500U CPU in order to have Android Studio 3.5.1 run Virtual devices. I have tried this... How to enable hardware ...
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Hard drive not detected after installing the Operating System

After I failed to install SUSE Linux 10.0, I want to go back to the windows operating system again. but when I want to install windows, my hard drive is not detected, whereas in the BIOS in the ...
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Desktop PC boots to black screen after ASUS BIOS update

I tried to update my ASUS motherboard's BIOS just now, but after the installation reached 100% on the update screen, the PC restarted and then simply hung indefinitely on a black screen with no ...