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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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I Bricked My Bios, Can I Re-Flash it externally?

I was trying to fix my mom's computer by re-flashing the bios since her Lenovo Yoga 710-11isk laptop had been infected at the hardware level. However the update failed and now the device won't turn on ...
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USB Legacy Support, Memtest86+ reboot, and booting from usb flash:

I'm having issues with my rig so I decided I probably should do a full hardware sanity check. I always start with Memtest86+, the very latest version. I discovered that my computer resets while ...
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How do I natively run linux on the Chromebook 15 (CB3-532)?

After experimenting with ChromeOS and Crouton, I made the decision to transition my Acer Chromebook 15 (CB3-532) to run just Linux. During my research I realized that I would need to: Enable ...
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Need to reconnect power supply to boot windows 8.1/10

Please let me know if it is offtopic here. I am facing some hardware problem may be that's why I am posting it here I have a desktop pc with dual boot(ubuntu14.04 and windows 10). Motherboard: intel ...
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How to enable SSD encryption?

I just bought a samsung evo 840, which supports encryption AES-256. Reading the very little documentation that I could find about SSD encryption, I found that I have to enter my bios, go to the ...
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Laptop freezes before/during post

I have an Asus K70AB which has had an issue for a while. When it boots, there's a chance it'll freeze for an indefinite time before it seems to start doing anything. What it will do is: The lights ...
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Upgraded BIOS, didn't let it boot up completely, ended up beeping

I'm doing maintenance on a HP DC7100 Small Form Factor. After reinstalling Windows XP on the machine, installed all the drivers I then decided to upgrade the BIOS firmware. It all went well, but, by ...
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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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External DVD drive is recognized when Windows has started but cannot boot

I wanted to connect my external DVD drive to my old laptop and boot from a CD. But my computer doesn't show the DVD drive in the boot menu. After trying to change BIOS settings and finally restored ...
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SysRescueCD on USB flash drive

I managed to install SysRescueCD on USB flash drive so that it boots a dell laptop, but for some reason it doesn't boot a desktop PC that I have. The BIOS provides 3 different options to boot from USB ...
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BIOS not detecting working SATA hard drive

Some time ago my power supply died. It's a long story from then till now, but the important bit is that I ended up with a new hard drive and a new power supply. I tested to see if my original hard ...
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Changing Apple EFI for Xeon microcode

I have Mac Pro 3,1. I have just bought 2x Xeon E5450 SLBBM E0 stepping and found that there are unsupported by my Mac Pro. I tried to google for this problem and found that only SLANQ C0 stepping ...
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How to install Ubuntu on Odys Winbook 14 - USB booting via uefi not working

I couldn't figure out yet how to install Ubuntu on an Odys Winbook 14. Stats: Intel® Celeron® Quad Core Processor with up to 4x 2,2 GHz Burstspeed 35,56 cm (14") 16:9 Full-HD IPS Display (1.920x1....
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ASUS GL522J won't boot after change boot order, black screen, no bios

my laptop won't boot anymore. After pressing power button the keyboard lights for a few seconds. Then only most basic LEDs and fan work. No response to any input, no access to bios. I already tried ...
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Lenovo Motherboard, FW errors

Where I work we have many lenovo m93 Thinkcentre PCs. In one of them, errors appears right after the lenovo logo. The error sometimes says "FW status Initializing Error" or "FW status Recovery error". ...
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Laptop not booting from any bootable device (UEFI broken?)

I was trying to install Debian in a dual boot with the already installed Windows 10 on my laptop. Now when I boot up the PC it shows the Dell logo and the options to press F2 for Setup and F12 for ...
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BIOS hangs when SATA drive is attached, works with hotplug

The American Megatrends BIOS (latest version as of manufacturer) of a Shuttle XPC SH87R6 hangs at the very beginning (not even showing the CPU type) whenever a WD 3.0TB SATA harddisk is attached. It's ...
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Error 2100: Detection error on HDD0 (Main HDD) - Lenovo Twist

I have a Lenovo Twist (S230u). When I boot it up, it shows the LENOVO logo, then under that it says ''To interrupt normal startup, press Enter''. Then it says ''2100: Detection error on HDD0 (Main ...
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PC won't boot unless boot drive is manually selected

I have machine with an Asus P8H77 motherboard, which contains a series of SATA disks. One of them has grub2 installed, and boots Debian. I have the boot disk defined as the priority in the bios, and ...
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Setup BIOS to network boot to FOG server

I have a FOG server installed on my Ubuntu 12.4 OS. The FOG server is setup and running. On the client machine, I am trying to network boot into my FOG server, but it never connects. I can't figure ...
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c000021a BSOD on Windows 7 boot

I guess I can't since I'm getting the error message: The version of System Recovery Options is not compatible with this version of Windows you're trying to repair. Try using a recovery disc that is ...
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How can I tell if a 2TB drive is too much for my bios?

2TB drive, several years old Pentium 4 HP dc7100 machine with v 1.05 of the C786C1 BIOS. There is an 80GB SATA drive connected already, which is recognized, the 2TB drive comes up as 0 MB in the setup ...
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Lenovo G505s and “Default Boot Device Missing or Boot Failed.”

I am Using Lenovo G405s and running Windows 8 on my laptop, and whenever I turn on the laptop this error pops up - SATA HDD : WDC WD5000LPVT-24G33T1 boot failed SATA ODD : MATSHITA DVD-RAM ...
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Laptop won't start after BIOS update

I have an HP Probook 4540s laptop. I recently updated its BIOS from HP's website. After the installation the laptop restarted, but since then there is no display. I waited for an hour until the ...
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How to enable Virtualization technology in Samsung Chromebox

I need to enable Virtualization Technology (VT) in my Samsung Chromebox (Series 5) from Google IO 2012 because of Android x86 emulator from Intel. I am on developer BIOS, but I have no clue, how to ...
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Toshiba Laptop Not Retaining BIOS

We have a Toshiba Satellite L50-C-1FR laptop. For some reason, one day it stopped retaining all the BIOS information (time, date, etc). The info has to be set every time it's booted. The first thing ...
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How do I change UEFI boot order when the BIOS (the firmware) does not have that option?

I want to change the boot order to default to rEFInd but the system always boots to Windows 10 and I have to use F10 method to boot into Linux via grub and rEFInd. I want to boot into rEFInd by ...
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My Dell laptop spontaneously decided to update its Bios on 24 April 2019. Why?

I guess I've had automatic Dell updates on since I bought the machine. Which I'm OK with, in principle. But I thought that BIOS updates had to be manually triggered. Nevertheless, opened my ...
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Asus k501u laptop boots abnormally

The laptop turns on randomly with an unpredictable result. The only thing that happens is predictable - it is clear that the screen turns on. After pressing the power button, the following scenarios ...
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Computer starts up seconds after shutting down

Edit/Summary: I will not have physical access to the computer for the next month (it's at my parent's house and I live abroad), but from reading the comments, I believe a deep cleaning of the ...
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Hard wiping Linux laptop to fix Wifi

Some time ago I booted my laptop up and for some reason my WiFi stopped working... F9 nor the WiFi switch and button seem to respond anymore no matter how or which order I press them. Messed with ...
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PC double boots before POST, then boots normally

When turned on from any power state (S1-S5), including sleep modes, my PC turns on, then off, then back on and boots as if from shutdown, thus losing work and closing programs. The shutdown occurs ...
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Boot from one drive, and run Windows from another

So... I have an old HP Z600 workstation which is pretty awesome with dual Xeons and 48GB of ECC ram. My problem is that storage speed is a huge bottleneck. Due to its age the motherboard and BIOS only ...
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HDD not booting or (consistently) showing up in BIOS

I have an Asus X555DA laptop that hadn't been booting. Unfortunately, I don't know exactly what caused this previous problem. In an attempt to fix it I tried to install Ubuntu. Although the ...
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How to fix nonresponsive iLO 2 on an aftermarket DL 380 G6?

I recently purchased an HP DL380 G6 for homelab-esque usage, and I've found a few issues that I think are all caused by a nonresponsive iLO 2: POST takes several (e.g. 5) minutes, longer than would ...
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Laptop bios version not matching

My laptop's bios ignited or something due to a electrical short circuit in the motherboard , thus disabling any electrical current passing through it. I went to a technician which managed to make it ...
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How to reset BIOS Password on Acer Nitro/AN515-51

Already tried CMOS with no success. Tried the online password sites with the key it gives me after failure to enter the password, but no dice.
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No bootable device insert bootable device

Can't turn on laptop Acer aspire V5 561G(purchased at 2014),always gives this msg,also can't enter bios,pressing f2 but no reaction,is there any solution,where can i download bios or recovery tools if ...
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Hard Disk Not Recognised by BIOS RAID

Had Windows 7 Ultimate x64 installed on SATA Seagate Barracuda HDD connected to Intel Z68 motherboard processed by Intel Core i5-2500K processor and powered by Corsair VS 550 in a desktop. 12 volts ...
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How to clear Windows 10 bios wake timers using Linux?

A Windows 10 installation on my notebook has set wake timers, preventing me from storing it without destroying the battery. I have since replaced that "operating system" with Linux, but the wake ...
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Unable to access the BIOS Windows 7 - ASUS K8N ai Series

I found an old computer that I am trying to install Linux on to. I made a bootable USB, accessed the BIOS and changed the boot section to boot from USB. When I then restarted the computer, I was ...
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Dual boot using BIOS with caddy not working while with other hdd

I have a two systems at my Laptop 5742 Acer: Windows 7 at caddy ssd 128Gb instead CD-ROM. Ubuntu at sshd 1Gb inside sata port laptop (standard place). I want to have dual boot using BIOS boot menu....
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Locked out of BIOS + not booting correctly

Story At my company we have a HP Elitebook 8770w with Windows 7 OS that from time to time doesn't manage to boot like it should do. The SSD has been replaced with a new one but still does this ...
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Do you lose access to keyboard and mice when disabling USB from BIOS?

I think I know how to disable USB in bios but I am trying to figure out if I disable USB in bios and password protect bios, does that lock me out because now I can't use keyboard and mice?
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Near impossible: change HP EliteBook 68SAD Ver. F.62 BIOS with Prema BIOS

At first you are of course going to ask "Why would anyone want to do that?!" So my job now is to provide some context. I have a HP EliteBook 8760w with NVIDIA Quadro 3000M. The lacking performance of ...
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Computer keeps turning on by itself after shutdown (not sleep)

I have activated Wake On Lan on the BIOS of my Alienware X51 R3 (2015) to be able to power it on from the internet and SSH into it. After trying the setup successfully, my pc keeps turning on by ...
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How the enable USB ports on a touch only PC after they were disabled by mistake

By mistake I have disabled the USB ports on my ZedNote i-Life. Nothing is working except the touch screen and volume buttons, so I can’t log in again to the BIOS settings to enable it. Is there any ...
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Hardware Reserved 4GB (DIMM Slot 1B)

So recently my task manager started showing that only 12GB of my 16GB DDR3 RAM in Dual Channel was available stating "Hardware Reserved 4.0 GB" These are the steps I've currently taken to attempt to ...
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Can I enable Intel HD Graphics in my Laptop BIOS with no display?

This is an odd request, but somehow after plugging in a j5 Create USB-to-HDMI splitter and installing their driver, my Radeon graphics card now shows up as disconnected in the Device Manager. The ...
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Installing Ubuntu on 710S-13IKB IdeaPad Laptop

I am trying to dual boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu on my new laptop - Ideapad 710S-13IKB. Unfortunately, as I boot Ubuntu from USB, and proceeded to the drive selection Window, Ubuntu could not detect my ...