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Q: Thinkpad p70: when enabling m.2 SSD RAID in BIOS, ...

I ordered Thinkpad p70 with RAID 1 HDD's and planned on adding aftermarket m.2 drives (Toshiba OCZ RD400) to setup an m.2 SSD RAID 1 array... First machine they sent failed to recognize m.2 drives. Now I have a replacement machine with BIOS version 2.08 that will recognize my m.2 drives without a problem, as long as the RAID option in the BIOS is disabled. As soon as I enable it, it only recognizes the SATA drives and the m.2 drives disappear. It's strange that when you select m.2 SSD RAID it will only recognize SATA attached drives and allow you to set up a "m.2 SSD" RAID volume with those drives... Very disappointed I can not setup a hardware RAID array with m.2 drives. Even more disappointed with phone support... calling in is a nightmare where they just pass you back a forth between warranty (which only deals with hardware issues) and premium software support (which says they 'don't help with BIOS, only things inside Windows'). Seems like a BIOS bug or some kind of hardware whitelisting... Does anyone else have a similar issue? I'd appreciate any insight on the matter.

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Despite the warnings, I tried enabling RAID in BIOS (Intel chipset) and almost fried my Win 7 installation. So, I now believe for myself that the only way to enable RAID is to also reinstall Windows 7.

Does anyone know whether a data partition on the Windows boot drive would be affected?

Are there any clear advantages to RAID in a one-drive system? (I did not see a way to enable NCQ).

A:Enabling RAID in BIOS

I looked into old RAID technology because of the many problems it is giving with Win7 installations. It can require reformatting the drives with loss of data to set up RAID.

It also needs two drives to be RAID, I believe, as it is redundant array.

RAID is completely redundant IMO with drive imaging now even built into Windows 7. Best to set up modern AHCI config of your SATA controllers.

Just load the AHCI drivers from your mobo CD/Downloads page into the installer.

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System Specifications:- X1 Yoga (Gen 3) with i7-8650U and 16GB RAM- BIOS Version: 1.19- EC Version: 1.08 Hello, exactly one week ago, I changed enabled "Thunderbolt BIOS Assist" in the BIOS to support Linux.  Following this, the system refused to boot to anything but a black screen.  Thus, I sent the machine in for depot repair.  I just received the machine back again today and the same thing occurred after enabling the same setting.  After a long series of calls, I was told that no one is authorized to report BIOS bugs and that I should post here instead.  I sincerely hope this is fixed, as this is a major error that required a motherboard replacement previously and will most likely require one again.  I have started a new ticket for this repair and will be receiving a box tomorrow.  However, I wanted to make sure this is passed along to someone who can fix this error. 

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I just received my new P70 (20ER-CT01WW).  This is a $2,400 laptop.  I ordered it with the minimum hard drive possible (500gb rotating).  This is because Lenovo is charging nearly $500 for the M.2 512GB SSDs.  I purchased two Samsung 950 PRO 512GB units for just under $600.  My intent is to stripe (RAID 0) these two drives as my boot drive.  However, after receiving my laptop and installing the M.2 drives, i booted into the BIOS only to discover that the RAID configuration is missing from the BIOS config menu. I called tech support and got bounced from tech support to software support to tech support to premium support and back to tech support (this took almost an hour and a half).  The end result of this phone call was kicking this up to level 2 tech support with a call back in 24 to 72 hours (i don't know what happened to 24 hour premium service). Lenovo does not advertise that you MUST purchase the raid drives from Lenovo if you want to use RAID.  They advertise the support of RAID on this laptop on both the M.2 drives and the 2.5" drives (with the optical drive adapter). NOWHERE does any advertising or specifications say that only the factory can enable the RAID capabilities.  By the way I believe this also applies to enabling ECC with the appropriate SODIMMs. This looks to me like deceptive advertising. I purchased this laptop for all of it's capabilities.   I believe that I have been ch... Read more

A:Enabling RAID on P70 ordered without RAID

The only way to currently have either RAID 0/1 enabled is to have it configured at the time of manufacture. There has been some tangential discussion of being able to enable RAID 0/1 by the end-user after delivery, but I haven't seen any further information to that effect. You do have a 30 day ability to return the unit for replacement through customer support. 
 
 

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so i downloaded another windows xp copy , but while the setup was on , it said copying files.It came to this file "viamraid.sys" and said could not copy.Press Enter to retry or press ESC to skip.
This is ultimately my end problem. Here is a list of troubleshooting efforts that I have already attempted with no success..

- Swapped the Floppy drive out with another. Niether drives have ever shown signs of trouble.

- Reformatted numerous floppy disks countless times using different types and trying many different drivers.

- Burned the files to a CD and fed the disc in at the error screen. [Yes, they were in the same/proper format as the floppy drives.]

-Skipping the install of the viamraid.sys file and the two others after it. [XP files are copied but when it attempts to restart/install I recieve the blue screen of death.]

-Loaded the defaults for the bios and reconfigured/tweaked them many different ways.Click to expand...

Bfore asking for help here, i did an intensive search on google related to this problem.They said try going in the bios and chaging the settings from raid to non-raid.

Normally whne you have all this raid ********, we need to insert a floppy drive in our hard disk and when windows is setting up we need to press F6 in the beginging so that it can take drivers from the floppy and copy it.But i disable this in the bios section i can skip all these things, and theres 80% chance of bypassing the viamraid.sys.My question is what does raid really... Read more

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Forgive me if it's in the archives. I tried to find something similar but couldn't

I have a Lenovo T61p Thinkpad. I've disable the touchpad a ton of times and the dang thing keeps re-enabling itself and I can't determine why...
Hardware drivers and software are up to to date. Microsoft Auto update enabled.

Typical scenario:
Go into mouse properts->UltraNav tab
Uncheck "Enable TouchPad"

System is then fine as long as it's used periodically. But it seems like after a prolonged period of inactivity - say overnight, the dang thing re-enables itself and I can't determine why. Sure enough, I go back to the UltraNav tab and that stupid box turning it on is checked again.

No reboot, sleep, suspend, etc mode is required for this behavior to rear it's ugly head.

TIA,
Steve
 

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I want to enable Intel VT. I found the setting inside of the bios, but it's grayed out and cannot be changed. I've already tried updating my bios, and taking out the cmos battery. The bios did reset but it's still gray. It's not the only setting grayed out, i can't change the date or time, boot order, and other things, but there are some settings i can change. I have also tried ctrl = f1 in the bios, and making a supervisor password, but that's grayed out too. My Proccesor: http://ark.intel.com/products/75459/Intel-Core-i5-4200U-Processor-3M-Cache-up-to-2_60-GHzIntel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x) ?Yes

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Our company just issued us with new ThinkPad T41 notebook PCs which come loaded with Intel Centrino. One of my IT guys told me they had dialed wireless access but according to another IT guy, I should still be able to do so if I have enabled the wireless connection. When I go to Control Panel --> Network Connections and then Enable the Wireless Network Connection, I get "Wireless connection unavailable" in under Status.

Is there any way for me to fix this, or has my IT department indeed done something to prevent me from making a wireless internet connection?
 

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windows xp home edition .my computer is a fujitsu siemens scaleo p d1740.2.80 gigahertz intel pentium 4
199.63 hard drive free space,Maxtor hard drive 250 gb.samsung 40 gb.intel display adapter (not enabled) nvidia geforce 6200 (enabled.
8 kilobyte primary memory cache
512 kilobyte secondary memory cache
760 megabytes unstalled memory
slot DIMM 1 256 mb
slot DIMM 2 512 mb
C: 250 gb
d: 40 gb
recently had a sound problem(solved)but while trying to fix the problem I reset the bios to default.since then when I connect to my nvidia 6200 it just shows a message` input not supported`.I was told that I need to enable agp in the bios.I have seached the menus but cannot find anywhere to do this.in avanced I found an agp aperture setting which I have tried changing.no good.
hope some one has the answer `cos Im stumped thanks on anticipation
playbub (frank)

A:enabling agp in bios

Hi Playbub
'input not supported' would normally indicate that either the resolution or the frequensy that you have set for the card are not supported by the monitor, you can check this by starting in safe mode or in vga mode, in these modes you computer will start with the ms default drivers and settings

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I don't have the option in my BIOS to enable Virtulization (enabling VT-x in BIOS). I have a HP Slimline Desktop - 450-a160. I've run a cpu scan and it does support it. But the BIOS has very limited settings. I tried updating the BIOS to: 10.1.1.9 Rev.A But that didn't help. Please advise, I really need to get this too work.

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I bought a new computer and have been trying to enable AGP through the BIOS, but the option isn't there.
I've updated the BIOS to the latest version and still no option for enabling AGP.

Anny help would be appreciated on how to enable AGP.

Thanks in advance.

(Intel i865PE <-- Mobo chipset)
(AX4SPE-UN <-- Mobo)
 

A:Enabling AGP through the BIOS

Please don't start duplicate threads for the same problem, this is closed as a duplicate, you're original is at the link below. Thanks ...

http://forums.techguy.org/t264866.html
 

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Apparently I'm only running my USB 1 ports because I keep getting these "This USB device can perform faster, click here to find a high speed USB 2.0 port" messages.

After an extensive search I've come across this, http://www.techsupportforum.com/har...p4s533-x-how-upgrade-usb-1-0-ports-2-0-a.html
Apparently this link solved someones problem, it says I need to go into BIOS and enable S1, or enabling the USB 2 somehow. But I can't seem to locate where to enable S1 or any other High Speed USB. How should I go about locating this? Your guidance would mean so very much. Thank you.
Windows XP sp3
Asus P4S533 motherboard
 

A:Enabling USB 2.0 in BIOS

John - I'm not familiar with your motherboard or BIOS, however my first suggestion would be to head over to the ASUS website (http://support.asus.com/download/download.aspx) and download updated drivers. There's an update under the Utilities category called "Microsoft KB817900 USB fail to enter S3 patch file for Windows XP." Try that.

I would also make sure that your BIOS is the most recent version.

Let us know if that corrected the issue.
 

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I want to test Intel SGX technology on my Lenovo Tower S510 10L3-000JFM. I checked via https://github.com/ayeks/SGX-hardware that my CPU Intel Core i7-6700 supports SGX but BIOS does not, or may be not enabled (in BIOS). A BIOS update can fix this. However, a recent BIOS update from Lenovo in https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/desktops-and-all-in-ones/lenovo-s-series-all-in-ones/s51... does not explicitly specify that as I do not want to proceed to this risky operation without being sure. My question is: is this BIOS update supporting Intel SGX? Or not? Any help or resources are welcomed. Last BIOS update is on 01/09/2016 and last CPU microcode update is on 07/01/2016.













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A:Enabling Intel SGX in BIOS

May I know your current BIOS version? And you need to know if M0UKT31A (released on 22 Jun 2018) support SGX, is that right?

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I need to enable Wake on Lan in BIOS for 300 laptops. Is there a utility like Dell's DCCU that I can run an .exe to update the BIOS settings on these laptops. We currently using Carbon's and Yoga's. 

A:Enabling WOL in BIOS for 300 laptops.

Welcome to the CommunityYou might do it even remotely using WMI scripthttps://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/ht100612Or use the tool from Lenovo developershttps://thinkdeploy.blogspot.ru/2016/08/the-think-bios-config-tool.html

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I have an HP Pavilion dv6 (Product Number: LL059EA#ABV) and I need to run a x64 virtual machine on Virtual Box 4.0.6.I got an error stating that I can't do that since the VT-x is not enabled.My Cipset is Intel 6 Series /C200 and I have the i7-2600M which have VT-x support as state by Intel.However when I try to enable this in my Insyde BIOS I can't see the option to do that.Please help me out because I am a software develope and I need this x64 OS (Ubuntu) urgently!











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A:HP Pavilion dv6 enabling VT-x in BIOS

Hello all, Restoring the BIOS to default was the magic trick that solved the problem. Now my BIOS shows Virtualiztion Technology under System Configuration. Try it may solve yours too. Bye.

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I got an emachines computer last year, and it came with onboard video. I bought a PCI card, and it worked just fine. I was looking for an upgrade, so I got a new AGP card. The computer will not pick up the card (and yes, it has an AGP slot), and nowhere in the BIOS can you enable AGP. Looking for a new BIOS seems to lead me in circles from site to site...and I'm not really knowledgeable when it comes to messing with the BIOS.

I can hopefully give more information if needed...but at this point I don't really know what to post to help anyone.

Chipset : Intel i845GE
Mainboard : First International Computer, Inc. (VG33)

BIOS
Manufacturer : Phoenix Technologies, LTD
Version : IEX423EM
Date : 27 May 2004


Any help would be MUCH appreciated.
 

A:Help enabling AGP with a very limited BIOS.

In most modern mobos, just putting in that AGPcard automatically disables the onboard video.
Worth a shot. If that does not work, see if there is a jumper on the motherboard to disable onboard video.
Question: how did you get the PCIcard to work? Try the same for AGP.
 

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I got a dell uniplex gx270, and it won't boot from the dvd-rom drive, i went to the bios menu and i can't change it. It seems that anything in blue (not white) lettering will not respond to input. Only the hard disk seems to be enabled, and i don't know the password i wanted to install a new O.S. but can't without the rom drive working. thanks for all help

A:I need help enabling options in the bios, please

You may need to replace the cd drive

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I've been using Kaspersky Total Security with a Microsoft 7 Operating System.  I recently upgraded to Microsoft 10 and Kaspersky's "Safe Money"feature is unable to provide complete security protection for managing my financial matters, e.g. bank account credit cards, etc.     Kaspersky technical support indicates the issue is enabling the visualization within the BIOS, and recommended that I contact HP, the manufacturer of my PC for assistance as this falls outside the scope of Kaspersky support.  Additionally, is this a software rather than a hardware issue? Of course my device is no longer under warranty,  so I do hope someone can be of assistance. Many Thanks

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CAN SOMEONE PLEASE TELL ME HOW TO RESTORE BIOS TO DEFAULT IN HP 2000 NOTEBOOK SO THAT MY VM WARE CAN WORK BY ENABLING INTEL VT
 
 
THANKS IN ADVANCE

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My processor intel cpu a1018 supports viruailization and I tried in many ways to enable it. But I cant find VT enable option.  Help me.

A:Enabling VT in bios for HP 246 Notebook PC

i have also searched intel for this processor details it is mentioned that the a1018 processor has hardware virtualization technologybut i too cant find an option to enable VT in BIOS Is there any way to enable it??probably can i obtain the feature by changing my BIOS??if possible any suitable BIOS suggestion??? 

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I want to test Intel SGX technology on my Lenovo Tower S510 10L3-000JFM. I checked via https://github.com/ayeks/SGX-hardware that my CPU Intel Core i7-6700 supports SGX but BIOS does not, or may be not enabled (in BIOS). A BIOS update can fix this. However, a recent BIOS update from Lenovo in https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/desktops-and-all-in-ones/lenovo-s-series-all-in-ones/s51... does not explicitly specify that as I do not want to proceed to this risky operation without being sure. My question is: is this BIOS update supporting Intel SGX? Or not? Any help or resources are welcomed. Last BIOS update is on 01/09/2016 and last CPU microcode update is on 07/01/2016.

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Hey Guys ,
I Have Toshiba Sat. L745-s4210 Laptop
i have just faced some problems with starting-up the windows 7ultimate-x64
when i press the power button i find that no GUI Boot Screen And When I Press F2 As i Usually Do i can't Enter BIOS And It takes me to some choices ( Safe Mode-Last Known good Config."Advanced"- Start Windows Normally ) And the windows is down
when i tried to safe mode it's stuck at classPNP.sys and start windows normally is stuck at the windows logo and seriously i need help to get to bios so i can change the boot sequence to put the installation or repair disc

A:Enabling GUI Boot - Entering BIOS

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Are you able to access the Advanced Boot Options by pressing the F8 key at startup? It should list the following options:


Safe Mode
Safe Mode with Networking
Safe Mode with Command Prompt
Enable Boot Logging
Enable low-resolution video (640 x 480)
Last Known Good Configuration (advanced)
Directory Services Restore Mode
Debugging Mode
Disable automatic restart on system failure
Disable Driver Signature Enforcement
Start Windows Normally
I'd be inclined to go for Last Known Good Configuration first.

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I just bought a refurb Dell XPS 420 w/ Q9300, running Vista Home Premium x64 and downloaded/installed an activated version of Win 7 Ult x64 on an 80GB SSD [Sata1] I bought for it; dual booted w/ Vista x64 on old hard drive [Sata0].

W7 x64 was running stable and instantly fast, I wanted to enable RAID0 on the old hard drive [Sata0] and another new hard drive [Sata2]

I entered Intel Maxtrix Storage Manager (Ctrl-I), creating a RAID0 volume on [Sata0] and [Sata2].

After reboot, it says "No boot device available" after BOIS screen.

My subsequent boot attempts include (roughly in order):
1. disable RAID0 volume, boot to [Sata1]
2. disable [Sata0] and [Sata2], boot to [Sata1]
3. disable [Sata1], boot to CD/DVD-drive (W7 install/boot)
4. disable CD/DVD-drive, boot to USB flash (W7 install/boot)

I have done some digging around and cannot seem to find a solution. I have the use of my notebook (w/ broken DVD burner, still reads) running Win7 Ult x86 so apparently I cannot make my USB flash drive x64 bootable from what I've read. I also have 2-USB hard drives (80/250GB) and an eSata 2x docking station available, but no eSata on notebook.

Hope I gave enough info for someone to come up with an easy fix. If I could boot to the W7 x64 install DVD that I made with the non-booting PC, I would have just done a clean install by now, but it refuses to boot to the CD/DVD drive. It actually wouldn't even boot to DVD to install W7 x64 in the first place, I had to... Read more

A:no boot after enabling BIOS RAID0

USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

You should be able to create a bootable USB for a 64-bit install using a 32-bit OS. Some users report challenges, but I suspect PEBKAC.

I believe that you stepped on your boot files on SATA0.

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How do I enable the Intel Software Guard Extensions in BIOS?  My chip is an Intel Core i7 6500U which supports SGX; BIOS was just upgraded to 1.15, but SGX Platform Software installation fails with the error "This platform is not SGX-compatible.  Please check your SGX BIOS settings."  There are no SGX-related settings in the BIOS menu. 

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Hi, We have a script using the HP BiOS Utility to change the vtx setting but we are currently experiencing problems. This script has been developped by a 3rd party and its been succesfully tested on multiple HP Models. In our environment, we are using the following HP workstations:HP Compaq 8100 Elite SFFHP Compaq 8200 Elite SFFHP Compaq Elite 8300 SFF By default, our BIOS doesn't have any password, the script will run the HP BIOS Utility with admin privilege, add a temporary password, enable the Vtx setting and remove the password. On the next reboot, we will run our software that needs vtx enable but the program will not see  that vtx is enable. If we enter the BIOS manually,  the Vtx setting will be enable, the only way that the software will recognize that vtx is enable is if we do another change to the BIOS and save that change.  It seems like Windows is not seeing the change that the BIOS utility did.  The intriging part is that on some machines, the script will work and the software will see the change. We have run the script numerous times, on multiple machines and on our different models but we can determine any patern and identify why it sometimes work. I was wondering if this is a known issue and if anyone already encoutered this. Thank you, 

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A:The option for enabling vt-x on bios .I have an HP Pavilion ...

Hi too 

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I have picked up a fairly old PC with an Intel desktop mainboard and the bios is not accessible with the usual "delete" at boot up . I believe there is a switch on the board that i need to activate. I cannot find one - please does anyone know what i should be looking for and where about it might be positioned. Thx for any help.
 

A:Enabling BIOS with Intel Mobo

It might as well be insert or F2 key that you have to press. The manual will help.

I really doubt th switch on the mobo thing. It would be ridiculous to force people to open up their computers (voiding the warranty) to change a BIOS setting.

A neat trick is to boot the computer without the keyboard to make the BIOS display an error message and tell you what key to press to get into setup.
 

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Hello,

I have purchased a new video card and I think I know what to do when it arrives... just not sure about the steps.

Ok, so I'm currently using onboard video. I was told that all I need to do is stick it in the PCI-E x16 slot and plug the power cable into the video card -- then enable it in BIOS.

How exactly do I enable it in BIOS? And do I need to disable the onboard video somehow?
Step by step instructions would be very helpful.

I am using an Asus M2NPV-VM Motherboard.
 

A:Solved: Enabling video card in BIOS

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I just got an HP h8-1237c, which has an i5-2320 processor. I thought it was a good move, but I need to run other copies of windows in VirtualBox, which I can do fine in my old ASUS i5 computer. This one tells me I can't because I can't enable VT-x, as there's no place on the bios to do this. HP tech support was not helpful at all, and I even had to define virtualization to the tech.

Is there a way around this so I can install and run a 64 bit OS on this new PC, such as Windows 7, 64bit, or even 64 bit linux?

Thanks for the guidance in advance.

J
 

A:Solved: Enabling Hardware V when bios doesn't allow it

Look under the security settings in the BIOS.
 

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If I were to order a ThinkPad P70 with RAID, will I still be able to add two additional SSDs (that I provide) for a total of four drives (two NVMe in RAID 1 and the two additional drives)? I ask because if I use the online order tools to configure a P70 without RAID, I get these options (two NVMe and two HDD):P70--No RAID?                    However, if I select RAID 0, I?m forced to only get a DVD with no option for a fourth drive. P70--RAID?                    Thoughts? Thanks! Brian

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I've tried experimenting with my ThinkPad P50 equiped with 2 1 TB PM961 and RAID 0 but now matter what I do, I can't seem to get better performance than 3000Mbit/s read and write speed in CrystalDiscMark. Not sure if that is good or bad, what performance is to be expected with this configuration? Have experimented with different configrations with write cache etc but that doesn't seem to make all that much of a difference.

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I errantly switched the BIOS setting from Raid-AHCI to IEDI while attempting to allow my system to recognize a newly installed SSD.  The plan was to clone my HDD to the SSD as the boot drive, but it wasn't seen in windows.  Initially, was able to see it in the BIOS settings.  Long story short, I switched from Raid-AHCI to IEDI and have not been able to boot the PC since.  On boot, the pc turns on and the fans for the power supply and NVIDIA cards spin, but there is nothing visual taking place on the monitor. It's as if the devices are getting power, but the motherboard doesn't know they are there.  Tried clearing the CMOS (unplugged, took out CMOS battery, held reset button) and that didn't seem to make a difference.  There is supposed to be a "recovery" jumper on the MB (E15), but the pins seem to be missing on my motherboard, so that's not an option.  I'm pretty sure that if I can get the MB back to Raid-AHCI mode, it should respond for me again.  Unfortunately, without access to the BIOS on boot, I have no idea how to do that.  Any and all suggestions are welcome.  Thanks in advance.

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I have a HP 8200 Elite Series USDT with Windows 7 Pro, I would like to know how to change BIOS setting to enable HAV (hardware-assisted virtualization) to be able to use the Windows XP mode and Virtual PC.

A:Enabling virtualization in BIOS on a HP 8200 Elite Series US...

Hi: The setting is in the security menu. I have an 8200 Elite CMT and have enabled VT. I would imagine the setting is in the same place in the USDT too.

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Hello, I have recently purchased Precision 3510 laptops with the intention of using them for research on Intel's new Software Guard Extensions (SGX). These laptops come with the required CPUs that support these new CPU instructions and (we thought) the required BIOS support as well.
In the BIOS for the laptops, there is an option for enabling SGX, but when enabled we are not able to install any of the official Intel SDKs on Windows OR Linux. Additionally, we ran an SGX test program that would dynamically detect the SGX features using CPUID and Machine Specific Registers (MSRs). It successfully detected the SGX hardware support (i.e. the SGX instructions are physically on the CPU chip), but it showed that the BIOS flags controlling the startup of SGX were not enabled (possible SGX specific MSRs have not been set). The specific CPU flag that needs to be set is described here: https://github.com/ayeks/SGX-hardware . Here is a quote from that page that describes what is needed for SGX to work, "The CPU and the motherboard BIOS must support SGX. SGX is turned off by default and must enabled via MSR.IA32_Feature_Control.SGX_Enable. Only the BIOS can make changes to the IA32_Feature_Control".
For reference, we are using the latest BIOS version for our model - version A07. Also, the CPU we have is the Intel Core i5 - 6300HQ CPU @ 2.3GHz. 
I hope we can resolve this issue in a timely manner as we are not able to use these laptops for their intended purpose... Read more

A:Dell BIOS Intel SGX Option not Enabling CPU Feature

Hi RCX,
If you are still experiencing this problem, can you send me a PM as I may have a fix that resolve this for you

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I recently updated to the new bios, 1.30, that adds RAID support for the Thinkpad P50.My P50 came with 2x pcie nvme 512gb m.2 drives. (I think they ship with the sm951, but not 100% sure) Upon activating raid in the bios, I can select "M.2 SSD" as the mode, and successfuly create a raid volume from the 2 drives. The new raid volume shows up in the boot manager and appears to be healthy. Macrium Reflect can even see and clone to the Raid volume. However the installer for Windows 7, 8, or 10 cannot see the Raid volume. (Using a usb drive since i opted out of the cd drive). I assumed this was a driver issue and proceeded to download basically every Intel RST driver I could find including the 3 on the Lenovo driver website and all the below:64bit Intel RSTe AHCI & RAID drivers v15.2.0.100864bit Intel RSTe AHCI & RAID drivers v14.8.12.1059 WHQL64bit Intel RST AHCI & RAID driver v11.2.0.1006 WHQL64bit Intel NVMe Windows Driver v1.7.0.1002 WHQL64bit Intel RSTe NVMe drivers v4.5.0.2122 WHQL for Win8-10 x64RSTe_4.5.0.2123RSTe NVMe 4.5.0.2125intel_rst_14.8.1.1043intel_rst_14.8.0.1042Universal 64bit Intel RST Software v15.0.2.1044Universal 64bit Intel RST Software v14.8.12.1059 Even after trying every single one of these, I still can't get Windows to see the raid volume on install. I tried turning on and off secure boot, and CSM, but made no difference. There's really not many options provided in the Lenovo bios. I've done a normal raid set... Read more

A:Thinkpad P50 - NVMe M.2 Raid 0 - Can't install win...

Just to add a bit more, I do have premium support and was on the phone with 6 different people for 2 hours, none of which could really help or understand what was going on. In fact several didn't even know what Raid was and needed help spelling it. Below are the ticket numbers to keep everything together.Ticket #'s:402NCL7402NC9M402NC77

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Greetings Everyone,

My laptop suddenly shut down and sometimes showing Whea_Uncorrectable_Error(BSOD) on loading while logo shows up but when I disable the second core and set it to "always low" my laptop boots normally. I tried to reinstall the heat sink with new Thermal Paste(maybe this is low quality TP) but still no luck

Some relevant info:
System specs: Toshiba Satellite L505-S6959, Windows 10 x64 Enterprise, Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T6500, 4GB RAM DDR2, Insyde Bios 1.50

Blue Screen View has red highlight on hal.dll and ntoskrnl.exe

I think the cpu over heats or some software error
Please don't expect my reply immediately
Thanks for the reply in advance

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Lenovo, it is much appreciated if you can provide an updated BIOS that allows the owner to enable/disable the hotkey function.The advantage is, that the owner can make a clean maiden Windows installation without 3rd party software, or use other operating systems such as Linux that lacks this feature of switching between the hotkey function and standard behavior for F1-F12 keys. Looking forward to this, as it gives me freedom of choice and it also is a key for buying Lenovo products future-wise. Thanks! 

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Hello, I think this is a Intel RST driver issue. When I'm trying to install Ubuntu 18.04 on a BIOS created RAID-0 array with two NVMe M.2, the installation cannot find the raid array. When using two SATA drives - it works flawlessly. Is there a way to solve this issue? Any driver I can update in the Ubuntu installation? Please help! 

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I foolishly enabled the options in the BIOS system configuration - Drive tab trying to make an external eSATA cable recognised my spare hard drive. 
How the Dell E6230 will not boot and will not POST.
I am unable to access the BIOS to reset to default or to disable the SATA 4/5 toggles.
Is there any way to 

1. Restore the default BIOS settings
or
2. Flash the BIOS from a USB or CD to get the computer to reboot.
I have discovered that the BIOS is doing something to the RAM modules
pressing FN+POWER cause the Battery LED to flash white. All other LED are BLANK
The RAM modules when placed in another E6230 then refuse to work until a memory test is carried out to wipe them! 
This would go against everything I know about RAM modules not retaining information after powering off but this is what I found.
Thanks in advance.

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Under the Virtualization Support bios menu I have the following options enabled:+Enable Intel Virtualization Technology+Enable VT for Direct I/O But when I enable Trusted Execution, the system will reboot, pass the POST screen, immediately restart, and then pass the POST screen again and lock at the Intel Storage Matrix screen. Is this the expected behavior with this bios option enabled, or is it a bios problem?

A:Latitude E6500 - Enabling Trusted Execution in bios causes boot failure.

What does it say the default factory setting is for that option on or off? If it says off keep it off and stop trying to mess with things you dont fully understand untill you read about bios options what they do and if the laptop benefits or supports such active functions.

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Hi All, Am I not paying attention to older BIOS of T470? Because I've noticed below: Evaluation Only?Is this correct info? And is this showing on older BIOS versions?  Thanks!


























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Hi,
I bought a backlit keyboard for my latitude 6420 which was only equiped with a non backlit model at the time I got it.
When hitting Fn + >, nothing happens. I read many things on the web and it looks like we have to go into the BIOS and enable the backlit. I've been told that I should find the menu under System configuration and Keyboard Illumination but I don't have this menu...
I also had a look and the hot keys and don't have the ones related to the backlit keyboard... Looking at the Control Panel, Keyboard Properties, I don't have the Backlight tab, "Keyboard Brightness".Does someone know how I can enable my backlit keyboard and have it detected as such?
Prior buying the backlit keyboard, I got in touch with the Dell support to make sure I can upgrade my notebook with a backlit model without facing compatibility issues. They told me that I just needed to order the backlit model as a spare part and it will work... but it doesn't...
Does somebody know how I can get the backlit keyboard working or is it just a bad luck and it will never work? thanks in advance for your help!

A:Missing BIOS activation menu for enabling backlit keyboard on latitude e6420

Not sure if this question has been answered but, while I came here looking for the answer I accidentally figured it out on my latitude e6410, hit the function key and the right arrow, it was lumped there with the scree brightness.

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Hi, I try to install recommended update by Lenovo ThinkPad BIOS Update - 7  However, I'm not sure which to choose when comes to installation step. I don't want to mess up with my BIOS  Update ThinkPad BIOSUpdate model number Thank you.

A:ThinkPad BIOS Update - 7 - Update ThinkPad BIOS or Update model number

dont worry just go next..with update ThinkPad bios...and all will be installed automaticly..the computer will reboot and you are finish..best regards..

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This problem is back. As mentioned in this thread attempting to install via Windows 10 via a USB drive does not see the NVMe M.2 sticks (I have two 1 TB sticks that came with my P70 from Lenovo). I did an install back around on Nov. 29, 2016 and it worked back then using the USB drive + drivers I left on the stick. Since then I've kept my machine current so I'm not sure what's changed (BIOS did get updated0. My P70 is a model 20ERCTO1WW.BIOS is N1DET83W 2.12 Can we get updated drivers ASAP Lenovo?Thanks!   

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