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Can't disable memory caching in BIOS etc

Q: Can't disable memory caching in BIOS etc

1. There doesn't appear to be an option in BIOS to disable memory caching/shadowing. No advanced options, just Information, Main, Security, Boot and Exit. It's Phoenix SecureCore version 0.3204.
2. Also, my memory usage has been a lot higher since running ToolWiz Care tuneup program. I don't have any restore points from that period to reverse it.
Any help on how to remedy either or both of these issues would be really appreciated, 

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A: Can't disable memory caching in BIOS etc

Why do you want to disable shadowing? All that does is at boot up, instead of mapping the (slow) BIOS flash RAM of adapters and the mainboard BIOS into the HMA (High Memory Area) at the top of the first 1MB of system RAM, a tiny amount of system RAM is mapped to that location and the flash RAM contents copied to it. That means any access to BIOS code is much much faster, and uses basically no resources - the entire HMA is only 384 kilobytes of memory.
The use of system "Tuneup" utilities is a recognized potential hazard for a system, and can result in either misreported "errors" being supposedly corrected without anything actually being achieved, or some harm being done to important system functions, such as the Registry. Bleeping Computer recommends avoiding the use of such utilities.
Since I don't use them at all, and have no direct knowledge of their operation, I must leave it to more experienced techs here to offer suggestions as to the best way to deal with possible problems when there is no restore available.

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1. There doesn't appear to be an option in BIOS to disable memory caching/shadowing. No advanced options, just Information, Main, Security, Boot and Exit. It's Phoenix SecureCore version 0.3204. Is there any other way of disabling memory caching?

2. My memory usage has been a lot higher since running ToolWiz Care tuneup program. I don't have any restore points from that period to reverse it.

Any help on how to remedy either or both of these issues would be really appreciated,

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I have a hp pavilion and there is no menu where i can access the bios memory. I'm stuck in the blue screen loop.

A:Disable bios memory options caching or shadowing

@gameofhp?, welcome to the forum. When requesting help you should always include the make/model (i.e. p6-xxxx) of the computer and/or monitor. This information is necessary for us to review the specifications of them.

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i was having frequent bsod..in that i saw a suggestion to disable thes..so how to disable bios memory options like caching and shadowing..i am having dell studio 1558 laptop with 04dknr motherboard

A:how to disable bios memory options like caching and shadowing

I would post in the Crashes and Debugging forum with your BSOD issue rather then just following a suggestion you saw. Let our experts make suggestions, and then if necessary help to disable any settings that may be needed. Also, fill in your system specs will help anyone trying to help you.

System Info - See Your System Specs

A Guy

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What does this mean? (Disable Bios Memory Options caching / shadowing) This is what is showing up on a Dell GX270 along with (Not enough boot memory) It's happening at boot up.


A:Disable Bios Memory Options caching / shadowing

Post the entire, exact error message, please .


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i get this blue screen from time to time and its something about minidump. Anyway it said that if u hae seen this sreen more than once disable BIOS CACHING AND SHADOWING. i dont know what that is. It said that if i cant do it in normal mode. i had to do it in safe mode which is ok for me as long as ma comp works fine again.

And after that it said that check all new resently installed hardware and software. I know it isnt software because on the first day i bought it from the store, it restarted. So I know it isnt software its some hardware i dunno.

Ma system specs.

Hewlett Packard AMD Anthlon Xp 2600++
512 mb DDR Ram
80 gigabyte
48x CD-RW

HELP ME PLEASE thank you

A:what is bios caching and shadowing and how do you disable it.

Well if its new I'd be checking on warranty - a new machine should not be doing this at all.

"Enable System BIOS Shadowing

Shadowing is the process of copying slower ROM code into underlying RAM memory to improve performance of the ROM routines. The most commonly-shadowed ROM is the system BIOS ROM. Enabling the BIOS ROM shadowing feature will result in a small performance improvement.

Note: It is unusual in my experience for problems to result from using this setting, so if you are having trouble enabling this you may want to troubleshoot your memory or motherboard."

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I recently did a complete restore on compaq presario 6016us running windows xp and have a repeated blue screen error message stating update bios or disable caching shadownig of bios.  I have updated everyting windows is updated, bios is updated, internet explorer is updated.  Everything is running fine however after any  updates requiring restart, a blue sreen pops up with error message includingTechinal information*** Stop : 0x0000007E (0xc0000005, 0xF7B11B10, 0xFB11810)***  ousbehci.sys - Address F7FEA60 base at F77FA000, Datestamp 3e075b41 I have been to the hp website on how to change bios settings but the f10 screen they show does not match mine and i cannot for the life of me locate where to change the bios caching shadowing settings. if anyone has any tips, or adivce it would really save the day. Thanks ever so much.

A:bios caching shadowing disable

Have you double checked to make sure you used the correct update for your BIOS? It would be unusual for a BIOS flash to not work correctly unless it failed completely, but it might be worth a shot to try to flash it again with a newly downloaded update.

Thanks,ScottI am an HP employee

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I'm quite familiar with accessing the BIOS menu, however, I'm not quite sure which selection within the BIOS menu I would access in order to disable this feature. I continually get a blue screen telling me that the "physical memory is being dumped", and that changing the BIOS selection will possibly help to fix it. The only time it happens is when I'm playing a game, or using Photoshop and watching a movie on the second monitor.

A:Disable bios caching or shadowing

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After restarting my system today, I started getting a BSOD in my Vista Home Premium machine every 10-15 minutes without having to do anything on the computer.

The BSOD says the following:
check to make sure any new hardware or software is properly installed. If there is a new installation ask your software or hardware manufacturer for any new updates you might need. If problems continue disable or remove any newly installed hardware or software. Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing. If you need to use safe mode to remove or disable components restsart your computer press F8 to select advanced startup options and then select safe mode.Click to expand...

The last thing I did on my computer is installing "Adaware anniversary edition", which required a reboot 2 days ago, but I didn't reboot till now. I uninstalled that, but still the same issue. I haven't done anything else as far as I can remember.

I checked the event viewer, but the "error" I find only says that an unexpected shutdown occurred.

I'm now trying system restore in hopes it'll fix the problem, but it probably won't.

Any idea how I can troubleshoot/solve this issue? what kind of information can I post here to make troubleshooting the issue easier for you guys?
Any help is so much appreciated

A:Solved: Vista BSOD. Asks me to disable caching/shadowing in BIOS.

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Following a low battery run (10%) of approx. 5 mins and a normal shutdown yesterday, my computer kept blue-screening within 3 min (i.e. almost immediately) upon normal windows startup and basically asks me to 1) check if hardwares were installed correctly, and 2) disable BIOS caching / shadowing. There were no recent hardware installations and the BIOS menu has no options related to caching / shadowing as far as i can tell.

A:[HELP!!][Disable BIOS caching/shadowing] Consistent BSOD on Fujitsu AH531

See if it will boot into safe mode by tapping F8 while booting.

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Hi there everyone -

My situation's this: got a computer loading roaming profile, server is running Win2K.

As I log off on the computer, this is the error message:

EVENT ID: 1525
DATE: 7/6/2005
TIME: 10:43:40AM
Windows has detected that offline caching is enabled on the Roaming Profile share - to avoid potential profile corruption, Offline Caching must be disabled on shares where roaming user profiles are stored.

For more information, see Hlep and Support Center at

So I went to the MS Support site and found this link:

BUT it doesn't solve my problem, because I don't have a share on a separate server, as the solution instructed.

A:[HOW TO] Disable Offline Caching

BUT it doesn't solve my problem, because I don't have a share on a separate server, as the solution instructedClick to expand...


Where is your roaming profile coming from if not the server?

If your saying its on the server but is not shared then I would suggest to make it shared as it should be (not sure how its working if its not) and then go in to the caching and disable it.

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Hello Sir / Ma'am

Im Cyril Paul, nowadays my computer shuts-down automatically and i get this note - Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing". What could be the problem. Under technical information it showes as - *** STOP : 0x0000008E...and many numbers like this.
Please help.

Thank You

A:Disable BIOS memory

I would run a memory tester

Download the prebuilt ISO, burn it to CD as an Image (not data), boot from that CD and run the memory test for a couple of hours or overnight to stress test the memory.

If the memory test has no errors, update your drivers.


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My younger siblings surf the internet all day, oging to websites that are packed with images that fill up the browser cache and slow my computer to a hault.

How do I prevent specific domain names from downloading files (images, cookies) to my computer while still retaining their functionality?

A:Disable caching from specific URLs?

You could limit the cache size to a more managable amount...

- Control Panel
- Internet Options
- General tab -> Temporary Internet Files -> Settings
- Change 'Amount of disk space to use:' to 150MB or less
- Click Apply then OK
- Clear the cache/cookies etc
- Restart and see how that goes :-)

Also, you can change the location of the cache to a different partition with more space too...but if you're experiencing slow downs caused just by cache, you may also want to think about getting more space for your C drive as you may end up losing or corrupting data.

Hope that helps :-)

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I was hoping for some help - I've been working in safe mode for a month of the battery and am at my wits end!

I have a Dell inspiron 1150 laptop. About a month ago, I reset the wireless router from the main computer (the laptop accesses wirelessly) and that is the last thing that I can recall that started the problem. It worked after I reset the router and password. The computer restarted, internet explorer 8 came up needing an update. The computer was shut off and the next time it was turned on it stopped working normally.

If the laptop is plugged into the AC adapter, it doesn't turn on and make noise, there is just a black screen with a white cursor flashing. If the laptop is on battery, then I can get into safe mode. If I just turn it on with the battery, it will not go to the login, rather has an error message about the IRQL driver and recommending that I disable the bios memory options such as caching or shadowing.
If I am in safe mode, I can use most programs and the internet.

Any thoughts? I feel like it is related to the wireless router somehow. 2 months prior to this when the wireless router was reset, the next day the same laptop had difficulty starting and eventually did but all of the folders were moved around (just an aside, not the current problem).

Any help would be great!

A:Disable BIOS memory options

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frequent appearing of blue screen.

A:disable bios memory options

Hi, and welcome to TSF.

You need to give us some information about your problem in order for us to be able to help you.

Information Microsoft support members need from you

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I have a dell insprion 8200 I can get into bios but registry - error blue screen hell it say to disable bios memory options such as caching or shadowing? can't find it in safe mode and won't boot past reg error screen help. stopx00000051 (OX00000001,OXE15D9008,OX005CE000,OX000001D6)

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My younger siblings surf the internet all day, oging to websites that are packed with images that fill up the browser cache and slow my computer to a hault.

How do I prevent specific domain names from downloading files (images, cookies) to my computer while still retaining their functionality?

A:Disable caching of files from specific URLs?

...you can change the default IE settings to suit yourself.

Delete the contents of the “Temporary Internet Files” folder

. Open Internet Explorer.
. Click Tools >Internet options
. In the “Temporary Internet Files”
. Click Delete Files
. On the warning box tick the “Delete offline content” and click OK

Delete Cookies

. Open Internet Explorer (If not already open)
. Click Tools > Internet Options (If not already open)
. In the “Temporary Internet Files” section click “Delete Cookies”
. click OK
. click OK

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Hey All,

This is probably a pretty nooby question but I can't seem to find any answers online.

I used to use VMware Workstation, but I've since switched to Hyper-V as it's built into Windows 8.

I was setting up a server from scratch (2008 r2) and I added the role of Domain Controller to my server, which all went through with no problems at all.

I decided to check through the warnings given in the event log and I came across the following message:

Active Directory Domain Services could not disable the software-based disk write cache on the following hard disk. Hard disk: %1 Data might be lost during system failures.

(ID: 1539)

I've tried to manually disable write-caching, but I just get the following message:

This device does not allow its write cache setting to be modified

Does anybody know how to disable the write caching? I can't seem to find any documentation on this and I'm not sure if this is just standard behaviour of Hyper-V?

Cheers all,


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I want to disable BIOS memory such as cashing or shadowing.    Was told to do this on a computing net forum because of system memory dump on sign off

A:BIOS disable memory cashing or shadowing

   What model computer? This is advice we used to commonly see in the old 486 and Pentium I days and you don't see the option to enable and disable cacheing  any more as it is not really an issue. 

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Hi all,
I have seen a lot of different posts on similar issues, but it appears that each error is rather computer specific.
So here goes.

My computer was acting up a bit, I got one blue screen of death. I thought I just had some viruses or something. Whenever I listed to music, watched videos, etc, everything would be really choppy. Sometimes it would go in slow motion, or sound like a skipping record.

So I reformatted my CPU,deleted all files and then reinstalled windows. I reinstalled genuine windows and then Microsoft Security Essentials. Everything seemed to be working better.

So I went about downloading the programs I needed. Google SketchUp, AutoCAD, Microsoft Office, Google Chrome, iTunes, etc, etc. and then all the Plug-Ins I use. Flash, Java, Veetle (for watching streaming sports on ATDHE.net). Last night when I was watching the world cup on ATDHE.net, right in the middle of the match, my computer started making loud noises. (Dhuk, dhuk, dhuk, dhuk really fast). It would go for a second or two, then stop. A minute later it would go longer. After 4-5 times of doing this it eventually crashed and went to the hated Blue Screen of Death.

The error message on the BSOD was similar to what I see on a lot of other google searches. It said:

Disable New Software
Disable BIOS Memory Options Caching/ Shadowing

STDP:0x0000007a (0xc07ba340, ........

ftdisk.sys-Address F746864-base at F74SE000 datestamp 337d8419

etc. etc.

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A:BSOD Error: Disable BIOS memory

It does sound a bit like the hard drive crashed.
Windows probably shifted it to PIO mode due
to bad reads and that caused the video slow down.

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I have an ABIT NF7-S v2.0 mobo, and every time the pc boots up, it tests/scans the memory over and over. I always have to hit esc to cancel it. I've looked in the BIOS and googled the issue, but could not find a solution.



A:Solved: How do I disable the memory test that my BIOS does every bootup

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Have a Dell Dimension 2350 at home with XP as the OS. Rarely use the PC because it is on NetZero's free dial-up. Has current CA Internet Security Suite too.

Getting the blue screen occasionally when I start NetZero's free dial-up program. The blue screen will appear right as the PC is trying to open up a Internet Explorer window, after the dial-up connection has been made successfully. The blue screen states to disable BIOS, but I don't have a clue how to do that. Please advise.

When it first started happening, I could get onto the internet by logging on through my wife's side of XP (user setting). But eventually it did it over there too. I guess that might not have anything to do with it, but that's what I experienced. Also, it seemed like it would do it for sure if any other application at all was open other than the NetZero alone.

I know that this could be caused by new hardware or new software, but that doesn't seem to fit because there really isn't anything very new to this PC at all. Installed the CA security back in February and I think that is about the newest software. No new hardware period. The NetZero has been uninstalled and reinstalled a couple times this year because the PC would tell me that the NetZero program was corrupted. The blue screen error first appeared about a month ago.

Please reply.

A:Blue Screen Memory Dump? Disable BIOS

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I have googled this to no end, so now I post...

I have 6gb system memory. 3gb is available to windows.
My GTX750 is holding this extra memory- this was confirmed by checking graphics memory in DXDIAG - my card shows to have 4GB which accounts for the lost memory.

Google is full of a million hits of the same two fixes:

1- msconfig > boot > advanced > remove memory limit --- No memory limit has been set, this is fruitless.

2- Check bios and reassign the memory back to the system. --- Just spent half an hour going through my BIOS - there is absolutely no option, at all, anywhere to do this. I have used hundreds of different BIOS in my time - so this totally baffles me.
Phenom x4 840
Gigabyte GA-970A-D3P
nvidia GTX 750 1GB

Anyone have experience with this board?


A:VGA card holding 3GB system memory - no option in bios to disable

Test the RAMs one by one, check what they each report in resource monitor.

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how do i turn it off in BIOS? i'm trying to install an OS and blue error page saying i should turn them off... how?

A:BIOS caching and shadowing

Depends on the BIOS, enter the setup and look for them in Advanced Chipset Options.

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I'm using vista ultimate 32 bit and I have 1.5 gig ram. I have a program called vista manager and one setting allows me to set the file system caching memory at either 256mb, 512mb-1gb, or more than 1gb. Does changing this setting help or hurt performance? I read that it really only matters if I open a lot of large size files.

Another setting lets me select the CPU second level cache at intervals ranging from 256 kb to 8mb. Also wondering about this setting.

I have a p4 HT 3.2 ghz and a 80 gig seagate SATA hd.

Also, does forcing a .dll unload from memory help at all?

Thanks for your time

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how i change my shadowing and caching bios?
its getting blue screen adn say to change the options how do i do it?

A:how i change my shadowing and caching bios?

Exactly what is your Intel motherboard's model number? We need this number to check the bios type and it's options

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i have a toshiba satellite a215 s4767 recently i got a blue screen saying memory dump disable caching or shadowing after rebooting it crashes about 5 mintues into windows starting i read online how to go into setup at the first screen but when i go into the pheonix bios setup to disable caching and shadowing i see nothing in the menu about it ive read on yahoo questions someone else having a problem finding it in there toshiba bios settings menu as well if you could tell me how to acess and disable the caching and shadowing it would be greatly appreciated im on window vista if that helps at all thank you

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how i change my shadowing and caching bios?
its getting blue screen adn say to change the options how do i do it?

A:how i change my shadowing and caching bios?

In BIOS setup (usually prompted at boot). But that is probably not the problem. What does the blue screen say (at the bottom) for error information?

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hi im trying to find shadowing and caching to disable them ikn bios setup but cant find them are they under something esle

A:cant find shadowing or caching to disale themin bios setup

What is your motherboard make and model number? If you don't know, download and run EVEREST Home Edition and it will show you.

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My windows xp 64 bit runs super slow after windows loading sign and it takes me 2 hrs to open up the desktop and transfer 6 images. I use 2 RAM's of 2gb (kingston DDR2). When I opened up BIOS, it showed 640k as base memory and 126m as extended memory.
There are no details under the computer title if I try to check the properties of computer or maybe it is just taking too much time to display. the desktop is fine, my computer still works but takes hours to do a simple task. it all started all of a sudden. Also I would like to know if 'unganged mode' is fine as it is displayed when the system boots. I tried to check another different RAM on the computer, but still no change, so I am confused regarding the problem.

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Hi! I have HP probook 440 g1. By default I have 128MB video memory. Then I tried to increase video memory size to 512MB from bios. But it's not working. It still showing 128MB. Can you help me please?Thank you! 

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Hi - running patch current Windows 8.1, and am having an ongoing but not always constant issue regarding how much memory I have available to me on any given boot of Windows.
I have 32 GB of memory installed on the computer, and yet almost 17.3 GB of that is not available to me, and is shown as Hardware Reserved when I look at the Physical Memory in the Resource Monitor.
I have validated the memory is error free through multiple runs of Memtest, have removed memory strips and blown out any possible dust from memory slots, and SOMETIMES, it properly will show me around 30.4 GB available, however most boots it is showing pretty
consistently that 17.3 GB is flaged as Hardware Reserved.

I did some searching, and have tried some of the suggestions, such as making sure the Maximum Memory box is not checked in MSCONFIG, and have also tried editing ClearPageFileAtShutdown in the Registry to change it from the default value of '0' to a
new value of '1'.  Nothing has worked thus far.
I DO need access to as much of that 32 GB of memory as possible, due to this computer using huge amounts of memory as a Digital Audio Workstation, recording music with huge volumes of samples loaded fully into memory.  Performance suffers greatly when
half of what is installed is not available.
I have also looked in the BIOS for any ways to adjust video memory and memory mapping and neither exists in the BIOS at all for me to try anything with.  The CPU happens to be an AMD ... Read more

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I recently did a new install of Windows 7 64 bit. I noticed windows showed 4Gb of ram (2.75Gb usable). I read tons of articles after googling this and tried several options to free up some more ram.

I have 2 options in bios to change memory remapping over 4GB. S/W and H/W.

When I enable S/W remapping, windows boots everything seems fine but I get a crackling sound from speakers. Bios shows 4Gb (3Gb usable). Windows shows 4Gb ram (3.0 available).

When I enable H/W remapping, windows BSOD during boot, but bios shows 4Gb ram and all 4 Gb available.

So, does anyone have any suggestions as to how to eliminate the BSOD after enabling H/W memory remapping? Try installing Windows 7 again? I read some people saying bump up the voltage on ram perhaps? I've never done any overclocking, but would try if someone thinks it may help.

I've tried several different setting. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:4Gb memory (2.75 Gb usable) memory remapping in bios causes BSOD

This sounds almost like a bios memory compatibility issue to me.
Have you tried checking the ram in both modes using memtest?
RAM - Test with Memtest86+
Since the memory is obviously the center of this I think it bares testing.
Keep in mind you'll need several passes each way with memtest to get any kind of accurate result and will take some time

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HelloGood daysorry for my bad englishi have lenovo thinkcentre m77serial number: xxxxxxxbut its damaged unfortunatelyso i take the motherboard a88 and put it in another case with
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64bitCPU: AMD Phenom II x6 1055TRam1: KingStone DDR3 1333 4GBRam2: KingStone DDR3 1333 4GBGPU: Gigabyte GTX 1050 TIPSU: Evga 650w Bronz
the motherboard work very fine but the only problem i have is the ram countin bios setting it's read all 8GB of ram but in windows read only 4GB and other 4GB is usable please find below filesalso i changed the ram places and also update the bios from 9VKT29AUS to 9VKT33A but i have no option to change anything in bios settings exception few option like video memory and some power otion and boot sequancehow i can fix this problem and mybe i add another 8 gb in futurealso i need the manual to connect my front panel light ( power led, HDD led, Speaker)all i need to skip this problem is change the bios system to have more control or option with ram and cpuplease find pictures in drive
best regards
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A:M77: BIOS memory settings to enable 8GB memory

ThinkCentre front panel connector (power, audio and USB) pinouts

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I have a PC that i use as a server. I installed Lock My PC onto that PC and forgot that i had installed it (I also forgot the password). I restarted my PC and what do you know, Lock My PC is doing its job, and i can't remember the password for the life of me. I can still access the files through the network Homegroup, which is great, but I just can't do anything else on the PC. I tried restarting in Safe mode but Lock My PC still runs.

Is there anyway I can disable Lock My PC without the password??

A:Is there anyway to disable an app through bios?

Sorry but it against the forum rules to provide password help on a open forum.
Try contacting Lock My PC for assistance.

Thread closed

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when my computer restarts, i press f2 and a menu comes up...does any1 know how to disable caching and/or shadowing from there?

A:how to disable bios

It varied by BIOS maker, but there will usually be an "advanced" section where it can be set to "disabled"

The instructions for saving and exiting are always at the lower part of the screen.

If you have no experience in BIOS settings, please be careful in there!

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Hello, I want to install multiple HDD in my machine HP 406 g1 MT business PC. But At a time only one HDD should active. It means I want to keep only one HDD enable in BIOS setup utility others should be disabled. I have bios version greater than 7. I have already refered this document. http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/bph07110 But I could not find out settings to disable HDD. Could anyone tell me weather is it possible to disable HDD on my machine or not? Thanks,Ashish

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Everytime my computer starts up it scans the hard drive and it can take up to 5 minutes, if I press ESC it by passes it. How can I set it so this never even comes up?

A:How do I disable Memory scan?

im assuming the memory scan during post. if so, i believe you can disable it through the bios.

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Alright then, back when I had my good Compaq (recently replaced mobo and case) It used to boot up very easily and fast because of some factory setting.

Now, when I have this new mobo, it always runs a memory test at the start, shows a boot screen, and THEN runs windows, I just wanted to know how to disable that so it boots up faster.. It is a very painful 30 seconds..

Thanks in advance.

A:How to disable memory test?

In the BIOS, enable quick boot. It will then bypass many of the checks.

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There's 4 GB of RAM installed, 2.75 GB is usable, I have a Intel X4500 built into mobo, but I just installed a PCI-E x16 graphics card with its own dedicated memory (1024 MB/1 GB), yet Shared System Memory in Display Properties says 1151 MB (total 2175 MB). I'm assuming the X4500 is still taking that 1151 MB from system memory (event though its not in use) or the system is now allocating what it gave to the X4500 to the new card (which it doesn't need).

Any ideas how to turn off shared memory? The new graphics card doesn't need to use shared memory and I want the system to have as much of the 4 GB as possible.


P.S. - mobo = Gigiabyte GA-G41M-ES2L (rev. 1.1), new graphics card = ASUS ENGT220/DI/1GD2(LP) GeForce GT 220 1GB 128-bit DDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16

A:How do I disable shared memory?

There should be an option in the BIOS to disable the integrated video and/or set the PCI-e/PEG graphics as the default/primary.

If you have 32 bit version of Windows then thats why you are seeing less then 4GB's of RAM, in a 32bit system you generally are limited to about 3,25Gb of usable RAM, sometimes less.

Also the shared memory you are seeing under display properties is controlled by the Desktop Windows Manager and is dynamically allocated by the system only if needed, it is not permanently assigned and taken away from the system unless needed by an application. It cannot be changed nor does i need to be changed as it has no negative impact on the system or the amount of usable RAM for the system.

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My computer is equiped with two (2) memory or Ram Cards 256 MB each, total ram memory should be 512MB. The computer is only using 376MB which is a mystery to me. During boot up I noticed the following message: (Memory Testing: 385024K ok + 8192K Shared memory). I tried to correct the problem by reinstalling windows xp twice to no avail.

A:How To Disable Shared Memory ?

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Can any one tell me how to disable Bios Shadowing and caching am using an HP Pavilion

A:Disable Bios Shadowing ...

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hello,i have a compaq elite 8300 microtower, with an i5 processor.i would like to know how do i disable the C-states of the processor ?i looked in BIOS and did not find any related option . thank you!

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I wanted to reload XP Pro on my computer. I deleted the dos partition, then reformatted the dos partition. I tried booting from the XP Pro cd, but as it was loading, and the screen which asked if I agreed to the terms came up, I had two second to agree, but it went straight to a blue screen that said that the computer was shutting down before it is damaged. It said to go into BIOS and disable shadowing. I do not know how to accomplish this. This is a Gateway computer that had Windows 98 originally, but was converted to XP Pro. I have not 98 disks, but I do have a clean XP Pro cd. Thans for your help.

A:How do I go into BIOS and disable shadowing?

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Hi I recently purchase my HP OMEN and cannot disable the usb 3.0 from Bios, I read that the bios must have lockdown the option , how can it be unlock? I need to disable the option because I have  a device that only works with usb2.0. 

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My bios still has password after bios reset steps tried a password three times and got locked out 58615152 bought the laptop 2no hand from some p and can't get past this password

A:bios disable password

Hi, Enter; 47773194

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