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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Garbled bios output when connection to serial port

I got two Soekris Net6501 [1] for free and I want to play around with them. They are 1.6 GHz Atom with 2 GB of RAM and SSD storage, so not bad for some firewall tinkering. The issue is I want to be ...
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Is there a possible way to boot into a USB media like in the advanced startup menu via command prompt?

I have seen people booting removable UEFI USB devices like Windows 10 installer, Ubuntu installer, etc… In Windows 10, 8.1 and 8 by entering to a menu called "Advanced Startup". I only know how to ...
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Having Issues Accessing Controls within BIOS

Once I get into my BIOS, I can't seem to go over to the other options or even use the commands to exit out of it. I have to physically turn off my computer because none of the commands within the BIOS ...
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Acer Swift 1 SF114-32 boot from usb? [on hold]

My question is about booting from usb. I've tried to follow all the advice - still only boot option is "Windows Boot manger"
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How to completely remove an unknown superuser password from UEFI

I have an Acer Aspir Switch 10 E or SW2-016 with Windows 10 and UEFI firmware (V1.15) Apparently I once upon a time have set a Supervisor Password in the Security settings. Ofcourse I forgot it. I ...
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Dell Inspiron 3537 not accepting BIOS system password

Everything was working the previous night, in the morning I powered on my Dell Inspiron 3537 (2014), I entered the credentials as usual but System password says incorrect. I had password in HDD and ...
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Lenovo b50-30 BIOS update failed [on hold]

BIOS version 9CCN35WW basically bricked the machine. Not fully ACPI compilant, shutting down to prevent damage messages with blue screen. Can't re-install Windows because I get the same error. Can't ...
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Can I install GRUB on a blank SSD and rescue my Windows Drive? [on hold]

Apologies if this sounds duplicated, but the other questions I found didn't reflect my situation. Here is my situation: I have an SSD that was my primary boot drive with Windows installed, with a ...
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How to flash an perc h310 from IR mode to IT mode [on hold]

OK I've done this before on a different server I own. But I seemed to have misplaced my notes. What I need to achieve, is to flash the BIOS/firmware on an (DELL/LSI) perc h310 from IR mode (RAID) to ...
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How to flash bios of Asus Aspire laptop without using windows?

My laptop (Acer Aspire 6530G) screen stays black, I try to update the firmware, maybe it helps. So I downloaded the latest firmware from here, it is a .exe file. But how can I trigger the flash ...
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HP ZBook 15u G3 won't boot up after BIOS update

After updating my HP ZBook to the latest BIOS version 1.39 it won't boot up anymore. All it does while booting is stay at a blank screen with the fans spinning. Sometimes (but not always) the Caps ...
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processor not compatible after BIOS upgrade

I have an HP Compaq d530 computer that i upgraded it's BIOS from the official site now after upgrading it, it tells me that the processor i have is not compatible with the motherboard, i mean it was ...
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Does UEFI run on top of BIOS?

This page: https://wiki.osdev.org/UEFI and few others which are rather creditable mention that UEFI is kind of an application which run on BIOS (legacy BIOS) and not a firmware If I got it right. Some ...
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BIOS not saving changes

I have an HP Probook 4420s (yeah it is ancient). I recently replaced its internal HDD with an SSD and its DVD drive with an HDD in a caddy. It was functioning well no probs there. I had disabled its ...
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Windows 10 booting partition - no such device

I have a dualboot of Windows 10 (on SSD) and Ubuntu (Hard Drive). Everything was working fine until my BIOS updated itself automatically. Now I cannot boot my Windows partiton from GRUB, instead i ...

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