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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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PC suddenly froze and SSD is no longer recognisable

I was working on some project and suddenly the PC froze (mouse worked perfectly but every program i clicked on turned to "Not responding"). After reboot, the BIOS booted other OS from my HDD, later I ...
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Cannot select Phoenix securecore BIOS values

When entering my BIOS (Phoenix securecore) the only values I can select and change are System Date, System time, Set User password, and the exit settings (excluding reset default values). I haven't ...
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Drivelock password option unabled in BIOS for SSD Samsung encryption

I am trying to set a password on my SSD hard disk Samsung 860 EVO in my laptop HP Compaq 6710b. For that I enter to BIOS and the option for Drivelock passwords in the Security menu is unable(gray) and ...
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Does BIOS need to be loaded into main memory to be executed by CPU?

Wikipedia says Originally, BIOS firmware was stored in a ROM chip on the PC motherboard. In modern computer systems, the BIOS contents are stored on flash memory so it can be rewritten without ...
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How to remove the Supervisor BIOS password for an IBM ThinkPad r50e

I have a Thinkpad r50e 1834 that a friend gave me because it has no hdd, the screen is broken (only the top left is visible) and it has a supervisor password, so it stops booting at a lock symbol ...
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How to debug pre-BIOS delay during boot?

I'm after some support to see if my good old laptop can be saved from being replaced. It is taking a considerable amount of time to switch on. The problem happens right after power on, while the ...
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Access BIOS or Boot menu on Sony VAIO VPCEL2S1E

I got this laptop in my hands a few days ago and I'm having problem accessing its BIOS. I have tried all sorts of different key combinations. This model also features an ASSIST button. It didn't ...
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Laptop crashes after accidentally install a BIOS driver in a external HDD [duplicate]

I was installing Windows 7(64-bit) OS in my external HDD, after I successfully installed it in my external HDD I started to install Dell Vostro 5480 drivers. But running one of these drivers (Dell ...
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UEFI/BIOS not storing bootloader settings for more than one reboot

I have a PC on which Windows is installed in UEFI mode (not legacy). In order to boot, in the BIOS/UEFI it must be configured so that the system looks for UEFI bootloaders, not legacy ones, on startup....
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UEFI mode on a BIOS-based computer?

When I normally boot into my Windows installations, I am using legacy boot, apparently. There seems to be no option in my BIOS for UEFI-based booting (Lenovo 57CN30WW, if it helps), and considering ...
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RAM failure with threadripper build

A new workstation has been built on a remote-site but we’re having trouble getting the memory working. Build information: Antec P7 Silent Mid Tower Case - Black ASUS PRIME X399-A AMD Socket TR4 ...
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How do I disable Computrace from the BIOS [closed]

How can I disable Computrace after been enabled? I am having Dell Venue 10 Pro 5055, running 32bit Windows 10 Pro 64bit based; I want to change the OS to Windows 10 64bit or Ubuntu 18 Linux. I can't ...
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How to update BIOS on computer that won't boot up?

My son is building his first PC with my assistance, and we're running into an issue where the PC will not boot up into POST. No signal on monitor, no beeps or POST codes. CPU fan and system fans are ...
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Fresh Install Windows 7 64bit on Latest i7 cpu with UEFI bios ( Hangs at disk.sys)

I installed a fresh 64 bit Windows 7 with UEFI support injected into it. I successfully installed from a USB drive. In bios, i have SATA set to : AHCI Boot Mode UEFI (only option available) Secure ...
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Lenovo 57CN30WW: UEFI or BIOS?

I have a Lenovo IdeaPad U400 and I saw this link that made me question the firmware and what type it is. I never saw an option for UEFI, but the person on the Arch Linux forums claimed to have UEFI ...

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