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

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

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

Look under the security settings in the BIOS.

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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.
 

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Can some one help me get started with this project? I need to make a program that will run in the System tray that can enable or disable hardware, actualy just one particular piece of hardware. I am only dealing with Windows 2000 here so I don't have to worry about multiple operating systems.

I think I can get the system tray part figured out from various VB tutorials but I don't know where to begin when dealing with the hardware. Any ideas?
 

A:Enabling/Disabling Hardware in Win2000 with Visual Basic?

Some one from another board showed me this solution using the Send Keys and it works great.

Set WshShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
WshShell.Run "devmgmt.msc"
While WshShell.AppActivate("Device Manager") = False
Wend
WshShell.AppActivate "Device Manager"
WshShell.SendKeys "{Tab}"
WshShell.SendKeys "Ports"
WshShell.SendKeys "{Right}"
WshShell.SendKeys "{Down}"
WshShell.SendKeys "{Down}"
WshShell.SendKeys "+{F10}"
WshShell.SendKeys "D"
WshShell.SendKeys "%Y"
WshShell.SendKeys "%{F4}"

[Edited by Talismanic on 05-30-2001 at 03:16 PM]
 

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I continue to struggle on with almost minimal hardware requirements and don't often have any issues, I don't do gaming or anything really resource intensive.

I decided that my screenshots are a bit boring and thought I may be able to change them.

Like the title bar/border in the screenshots here; http://www.techsupportforum.com/foru...er-831265.html

It seems that the only way I can change these colours is if I change to Windows Classic view. Not possible, as far as I can see, in Windows 7 themes.

Anyone know if there's a workaround please?

A:[SOLVED] Hardware doesn't support Aero so can't change colours

Hi Dave

I can not see the images you are referring too. I get a message 'Access denied"

Can you post a screenshot of way you would like the views here? also post your current view.

Are you trying to turn on Aero?

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU G2030 @ 3.00GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3967 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, 1791 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 448568 MB, Free - 398078 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0XFWHV
Antivirus: AVG AntiVirus Free Edition 2014, Updated and Enabled

Not shown above is my BIOS: Dell Inspiron 660s Vostro270s A11.

Recently, I updated my BIOS with a downloaded file to what I named just above. In so doing, I examined my BIOS afterwards to see if it was set to open first with my CD/DVD drive, in the event that I had a recovery disc within. It did!

What I noticed was my ignorance of most of the choices on the BIOS pages. Most, I shall surely never need. Still, there may be others I ought to know about. I searched Vostro BIOS on the internet but did not find a manual, except for one that explains how to disassemble my system box - not a project for me at this time. Where can I find an explanation of my BIOS settings' setup?
 

A:Solved: Between softward & hardware: my BIOS

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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 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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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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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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Hi I downloaded Linux Freespire onto an external HDD. All appeared to go ok but when I removed the live installation disc and booted up I got the following message: Windows could not start because of a compute disc hardware configuration problem.
Could not read from selected disc.Check boot path & selected hardware:

I think two things may have caused this. I formatted an external HDD to fat32 Primary, using Linux Gpartition. I forgot to flag the disc as "BOOT"
I accidently mounted the drive and could not find a way to unmount it. Linux does not prompt either of these important features.

The Bios in this Packard Bell laptop: MV32-202 : 1.4GHz : 60GB HDD : 1GB Ram : Running XP Home ( 6 years old, but had very little usage for 4 years and has not been used at all for the past 2 years) is very limited.
F2 & F8 only. The screen page does not change only the options in the title bar which are as follows:

MAIN MENU Clicking on this button gives time & Date as the only options.
Main page shows: Devices A : Floppy none. Primary Master ST960813A HDD : Secondary master DVD/CD No options to change anything:

ADVANCE MENU: Clicking on the USB Mass Boot gives an option to tick, which I assume is to enable or disable. This plus shared memory are the only other features on this menu with no options to change.

SECURITY: Passwords & hard Disk Boot Sector Protection is here with the option to change passwords or tick to enable/disable HDD sector protection.

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A:Solved: Mrb. Bios. Hardware. Linux grub

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

Hi too 

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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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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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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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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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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. 
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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 have a hardware device that supports three USB interfaces, serial, storage and RNDIS. The device works fine on most of the Windows 7 service pack 1 PC, however the serial port and storage interface are failed to be detected by the Windows 7 on two newly
purchased DELL desktop PCs. When the device is plugged in, the RNDIS is immediately detected and the USB viewer can retrieve all three interface descriptors from the RNDIS. However no composite device entry is generated under the USB controllers in Device
Manager. This is a composite device, normally it should show up. When I plugged the same device to a working PC, I can see the composite entry under the USB controller and three other entries under the storage, network and Ports. If I disabled the RNDIS on
the device side, the two serial port and storage will show up as composite device under the USB controller and everything works fine. It looks like on these new problematic DELL PCs, the RNDIS takes over and never tries to discover the other two interfaces.
I can not figure out what causes the problem and how to trouble shoot this problem. Thank you for your help. Any hint could be useful.

Jeff

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I have recently installed an additional 128 MB RAM to my Gateway GS-400 with a 100 mhz front side bus. The RAM is PC-100. There are eight chips on the stick. Windows 98 and Norton System Works' System Information report only the original 128 MB memory; HOWEVER, the BIOS Setup ( press F1 when booting) reports a total of 256 MB RAM with 128 MB in each of slots 0 and 1 and nothing in slot 2 (as expected).

I am beginning to think defective motherboard (?) I have tried re-installation several times with no apparent problems except that WIN 98 just refuses to recognize the new RAM.

My question: Is there some tweak which I need to do to kick Win98 into recognizing the new RAM. I have re-installed Win98 and also reinstalled Norton System Works to no avail. I have tried a PC-133 RAM stick as well. No difference.

Help !!
 

A:[SOLVED] Win98 doesn't recognize new RAM but BIOS setup does

No it's not a hardware problem . Since in BIOS you are able to see the whole amount of RAM , then the problem is WINDOWS. Now when you mention " reinstall" did you acctually formated the hard drive and then install windows on it , or did you just insert the windows 98 cd in and run the setup?
Might wanna take a look at the msconfig . Click the Start button choose RUN, type in msconfig and click OK button. In the new window that cames up (under the General tab ) click the Advanced button and should see in the new window a checkbox " limit the amount of windows to" ( or close to that , since i'm too lazy to double check). Make sure that checkbox is unchecked , or at least it will say 256 megs
HTH
 

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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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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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When I turn on my computer it doesn't even begin to load. This is immediately on the screen:
R423SE P/N 113-A32102-104 BR#9174 Rel9.4.1.26
When I googled it this came up: http://www.techpowerup.com/vgabios/...
I tried taking the bios battery out but that didn't do anything. I also checked out the old card out for damage or dust and reinserted just to make sure it was snug but nothing happened. This isn't the actually the main problem I was having at first but I can't fix the main problem without getting past this.

This is how it all started:

Well originally it wouldn't load past the Windows XP Logo Screen. It would freeze up and was I forced to hold the power button down until it shut off. I tried safe mode, last known working configuration, even VGA mode and it still hung every time. Well I did some research and the symptoms seemed to point to either bad memory, a bad video card or a dying PSU. Well I tried switching out the memory and that didn't do anything. The PSU is actually in it's own case under the motherboad and all the drives, so I figured it would be easier to check the graphics card first. So I took out the ATI Radeon X800 and tried putting in an ATI Radeon X1150 (I think). Well after did that it wouldn't even get past the Dell startup screen so I took it out and put the other back in. That's when I started getting this funky message. At one point it said there had been previous failed attempts to boot and there w... Read more

A:Solved: When I turn on my computer it doesn't even begin to load (BIOS?)

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So I recently purchased a new hard drive and my BIOS wont recognize it. Both my hard drives are seagate serial ATA, the other thing different about them is that one of them says Barracuda and the other says barracuda ES, I don't know if this has any effect. So when my new hard drive arrived I just unplugged my old hard drive and plugged in the new one. upon starting my computer it would say something like local disk not found insert boot media. When I would insert my windows 7 disk I would click install and then custom, and that would also not recognize my hard drive, I also tried a software called Hirens to boot from my hard drive but it also basicly done the same thing. Thanks for taking the time to read this and I appreciate any suggestions/help.

Also I didn't screw it in just plugged the cables into the new one.
TL;DR plugged in new hard drive, not recognized by BIOS/Windows disk, also a similar result when trying to boot my HDD from Hirens.
 

A:Solved: Just bought a new hard drive and my BIOS doesn't recognize it. 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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System Specifications:- X1 Yoga (Gen 3) with i7-8650U (vPro) and 16GB RAM- BIOS Version: 1.21- Purchased June 2018 Just last week I enabled the Thunderbolt device support in Pre-Boot environment under BIOS (refer attached image). After saving the settings I was never able to restart the system. There was no display (BIOS splash screen) - just the blank screen with keyboard lights on. Pressing F1 gave me a single beep but screen was just dead black, though I could see the screen's backlight. Dropped the machine to Lenovo service center and they have confirmed that motherboard replacement would be necessary. I am surprised (and sad) that merely changing a BIOS setting renders this premium business laptop non-functional! I am also afraid that if I happen to enable Thunderbolt setting in BIOS again, will this scary issue recur and render my machine useless?Lenovo - Please rectify this bug or remove this setting in BIOS completely. I am afraid that after expiry of base warranty if I happen to enable this setting again, who will pay for motherboard replacement? Is Lenovo planning any recalls because of this widely reported BIOS bug issue?

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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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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'm trying to put an old hard drive into my PC as a slave but i can't find it in disk management. It is installed via IDE and BIOS recognises it as a hard drive but i can't find it when i login to my PC.

Any ideas?
 

A:Solved: hard drive recognised in BIOS but doesn't show in Disk Management

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Hello,

I followed this tutorial to enable AHCI:
AHCI : Enable in Windows 7 / Vista

and after it installed the device drivers I restarted the pc and now I see the "Safely Remove Hardware" icon for my HDD. Is there a way to remove it ? I am afraid of the consequences of accidentally removing my hard drive while it's operating.

Thanks!

A:"Safely Remove Hardware" for my HDD after enabling AHCI

Go to this web site

Solved: How to remove internal devices from showing in safely remove hardware list? [Archive] - AnandTech Forums

and read the comment from TJCS at 6.40pm on 3-12-10. Gives you step-by-step on how to stop internal drives from showing up in "Safely Remove Hardware" list. It worked for me.

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Hi There,

I just built a desktop with a sabertooth x79 motherboard, and am running Windows 8.1 pro 64-bit. When I click the UEFI BIOS Firmware live tile via the change PC settings>update and recovery>recovery>etc. my computer reboots normally to Windows and will not open BIOS. I have tried accessing it using the delete and f2 keys, but this does nothing either.

Any ideas? I am up to date in terms of my BIOS, and am definitely running UEFI and not legacy.

Thank you so much.

A:UEFI BIOS firmware restart doesn't boot to BIOS

Motherboards - SABERTOOTH X79







Originally Posted by ASUS

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I couldn't find a BIOS category so I figured this forum was the closest fit with my problem. In a nutshell, my Dell Dimension 4100 BIOS is claiming my drive that has been working without incident for a year is suddenly "not installed."

I've been using a Dell Dimension 4100 P3 1 GHz for a couple of years without problems. One of my other computers randomly decided to stop working (another story altogether), so I used the Dell to do analysis on the drive. Since it was a SeaGate hard drive, I used SeaGate's online scanner to scan it for errors because I suspected it was faulty. I also did some virus scans. I restarted a little while later, and the Dell computer would get stuck on the Dell post screen. It wouldn't even go into BIOS after I hit DEL (it would freeze). So I flashed the BIOS (A11 from Dell's website) after reading some threads stating that maybe I had screwed up the BIOS (I was really confused as to why things were messed up). I still had the same issue where it would get permanently stuck after the memory testing on the post screen, and wouldn't let me access the BIOS.

I did some more reading, and read that hardware components could be messing up the computer load process. It turns out, my CD-Rom drive was faulty or something, so when I removed it, BIOS was accessible. However, now I faced a new problem: BIOS doesn't recognize the original drive that was in the Dell, which is connected to a PCI slot via a ... Read more

A:BIOS doesn't detect HDD: BIOS Virus?

Promise Ultra TX2 ATA controller card sounds faulty to me.
Try moving it to another PCI slot
Try CS instead of Master (even though it has worked on Master before)
Try resetting the bios jumper
Try dispersing all voltage to the M/b by holding the power button in for 30 secs whilst the power cable is out
Lastly test with another ATA controller card
 

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Hi, first of all, I'm not a tech whiz so please bear with me. My home network consists of a SpeedTouch ST536 ADSL modem, and a Cisco WRT54G2 wireless router. I have a desktop under a wired connection, and a notebook in another room that connects wirelessly. Both of them use windows 7.

Almost daily, the wireless connection disconnects after some time of usage and stays that way. From what I can tell, it seems to occur randomly. My desktop however remains connected, so it's not the entire internet is down. Through some tinkering, I discovered that I could get the notebook to reconnect by either enabling or disabling my SSID broadcast (depending on which setting it was in the first place).

I do think it's related to my desktop though. This problem occurs ONLY when both desktop and notebook are on. If I'm only using my notebook there won't be any disruptions.

Anyone has any idea what's going on? Could someone be hijacking my network? Any help will be appreciated, thanks!

(Btw, I used to use a 2Wire unit which was a modem and router, and did not encounter such problems before.)
 

A:Solved: Wireless network disconnection, solved by enabling/disabling SSID broadcast.

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