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Confusing BIOS options

Q: Confusing BIOS options

hi I am Rajesh.... i have a destop with the following configuration
Asus Mother Board ------M2N-VM DVI
AMD Athlon(tm)64X2 Dual Core processor 5000+ 2.60 GHz
2.00 GB RAM (800 FSB)
LG Sata DVD Writer

what should be enabled and disabled in the BIOS to install Vista ??
please help me in solving thhis problem

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A: Confusing BIOS options

Nothing as far as I know. Should be fine with default settings.

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I've had automatic backups setup for years, but because of a recent redo of my computer, I need some help with Windows' confusing options. I have 2 drives on my computer, the C: drive has the OS and program files, the D: drive has the libraries and other data. I want Windows to backup the C: and D: drives into separate vhd files. I prefer vhd because it can be mounted as a drive in Windows and I can easily pull off individual files from the backup.

Right now, in the "What do you want to back up?" box, no Data Files are selected, but under "Computer" I have both the C: and D: drive selected. I also have "Include a system image of drives: System Reserved, (C" selected.

The result is I get a vhd in the "WindowsImageBackup" folder that appears to include only the C: drive. In addition, I get a special folder (named after my computer) containing multiple "Backup Set" folders that contain numerous zip files. This backup appears to include the D: drive and some portion (not all) of the C: drive.

One of the problems is that the "Backup Set" folders proliferate, filling up the backup drive, thereby causing the "System Image" backup to fail. As I said, I want to get everything in the form of a vhd file that gets overwritten each backup so that my backup drive never gets overfull. Is there a way to do this?

A:Help with confusing backup options

I use Macrium Reflex Free version and it is very easy to make separate images of each drive or partition and with one click you can mount the image as a drive and use windows explorer to access the files. I keep multiple images and just erase the older ones when no longer needed.

Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download

Jim

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I'm looking for cheap/free downloadable mailing list software, with the specific capability of allowing recipients to remove themselves from the list. I've been doing research and have found a few programs, but they are very expensive and don't say anything about the option that I'm looking for. Just wondering if anyone has any experience with these and can make a recommendation. Thanks.
 

A:Confusing Mailing list software options

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I just got this laptop on Feb. 2016, the HP support assistant specs showed 4 GB RAM at 800 Mhz, after the BIOS update is now showing 4 GB RAM at 1600 Mhz.  The manual says the max speed is 1333 Mhz.  Can someone explain this? I want to upgrade the RAM and need to know if the OEM RAM is salvageable?

A:Confusing RAM speed after BIOS update

Hi, It runs dual channels therefore 800MHz and 1600MHz mean the same thing (800MHz dual or double = 1600MHz). But due to slower chipset, it automatically downgrade from 1600MHz to 1333MHz. (similar to driving a fast car on a speed limited road). Regards.

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I'm not sure what to make of this messag  and when I called Lenovo Priority Support, they weren't sure either. Perhaps it can be clarified in the next BIOS update release: I used the 'bootable CD' (really a DVD) to update the BIOS (see below for details). To reproduce the problem: Boot from the Bootable Update CDThe Bootable Update CD displays the update utility; start the updateAFter running for maybe a minute, the update utility displays the following message:Information

System program updates is continued by
BIOS at the next reboot. Do not power
off the system during the process.

Do not remove the CD, press Enter to
restart the system, then power off the
system after the CD shows this screen
again.

Or remove the CD, then press Enter to
restart the system and allow it to boot
from other devices.

EnterThose options are confusing, and the message doesn't tell the user what to do. Is the CD necesssary to continue with the update? If so, why would I want to "remove the CD"? If not, why would I want to leave the CD in? If I leave in the CD, do I have to select it from the boot device utility (F12) in order to boot from it? What will the different options do? Everyone who is familiar with BIOS updates knows that an incomplete update can brick the computer, requiring replacement of the system board, so the user is in a position where they have to choose carefully without understanding  the consquences. As I mentioned, Lenovo Priority Support didn't und... Read more

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I'm trying to update my ASUS bios, while I don't know what version it's on I just want to make sure it's on the most recent version from this site:

http://support.asus.com/download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=M4A78LT-M LE&os=22

So I downloaded it and it was just a zipped .rom file. I looked it up on google and how to use it to update and I started getting results for asus update utility, people saying use it, others saying don't use it, some saying you have to 'flash' it? What does that mean? Others saying you need to use a floppy, but I don't have a floppy drive and they don't really explain what to do with it.

The ASUS website has no mention of any of this stuff. Only download links, not what to do with them.

I thought this would be a bit easier than it is I guess. Can anyone please help me?
 

A:Solved: Help updating my ASUS bios? So confusing!

Just remember one thing, if it isn`t broke, don`t fix it.
 

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I am installing Windows 8 and the Gigabyte mainboard gives three options regarding the OS

Which one to choose??







Originally Posted by BIOS


Windows 8 Features
Other OSWindows 8Windows 8 WHQL




Obviously it is one of the Windows 8 options. Both will unlock a few new settings like the Compatibility Support Module (CSM) or (not visible on the screenshot) Secure Boot. But the new options are exactly the same if WHQL is chosen or not.

The manual very helpful and I am being sarcastic here.






Originally Posted by "Gigabyte GA B85M-HD3 Manual


OS Type
Allows you to select the operating system to be installed. (Default: Other OS)



So, which to chose and why and what do they do?

A:Confusing WHQL BIOS setting on GIGABYTE mainboards

From what the attachment show, I would say the Windows 8 setting would be for the Windows 8 Secure Boot only, or may be considered as Windows 8 UEFI only. In this mode, Windows 7 would not be allowed, Secure Boot Certified OSes, such as Windows 8 or Ubuntu 13.04 would. You can test by booting to a Windows 7 Install DVD in the UEFI configuration. It may allow the boot up to a point (possibly the 4 colors coming together) but should throw an error message or put you back into the bios setup if Windows 8 secure boot is active.

Windows 8 WQHL is probably restricted to a UEFI boot but will allow Windows 7 or other Non-secure boot OSes in UEFI mode.

The other is for other OSes and may be needed for Legacy (MBR) systems.

The important thing to watch is the CSM. If it is disabled, you are in Windows 8 Secure Boot. If it is enabled, you will be able to boot Windows 7.

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My god, I am livid right now. I have a Flex 4, and instead of being able to buy a simple ENTER key or replace the keyboard, Lenovo had me send the whole computer off for warranty service. Great, no cost to me, right?
 
When I got it back, I got back a computer with MORE problems than I sent it off with. First: a constant nagging "USB Device Not Recognized" popup that disappears and reappears every 20 seconds or so (with the accompanying device unplug/replug sound). Second: the touchpad is completely unusable. Have to mash my whole finger on the pad to move the cursor around (the touchpad was already the worst part of this computer - stupid single-piece thing!), and two-finger scrolling doesn't work.
 
Looking at the control panel for the Elan touchpad (advanced mouse settings), it reports a "Standard PS/2 mouse", meaning that the underlying hardware is no longer Elan. What happened? Well, I'll take a wild guess: the "PS/2" implementation is partly software emulation, and the BIOS (EFI, ACPI, etc) has it in its head that an ELAN pad is connected, and when the dopes at the warranty service center swapped out the entire body of my computer to replace an Enter key, they put a chassis with a Synaptics touchpad in place of what used to be Elan.
 
So, BIOS reports to Windows that an ELAN pad is connected, but under the hood, it's actually a Synaptics driver.
 
When I force-install the Synaptics driver over the Elan one, it works great. Synaptics control pane... Read more

A:Lenovo warranty replaced Elan touchpad with Synaptics, confusing BIOS, can't install.

Big update!
 
As predicted, the problem WAS caused by the hardware swap, and the BIOS (or firmware) had "cached" the identity of the touchpad module in persistent memory.
 
However, thankfully, the "Load defaults" function of the BIOS (eh, UEFI firmware) settings page DID actually reset everything - and it prompted the system to re-detect the attached device. So, when I loaded defaults and rebooted (though I'd changed none of the settings in the pages), the system powered off, powered up, powered off again, powered on, booted Windows, and detected the correct device - ACPI\SYN2B89 - a Synaptics touchpad, which auto-installed the correct driver.
 
This is NOT an OS reinstall (actually, using the OS reinstall/restore would not have fixed this). It does not affect your Windows environment or data in any way.
 
So, to fix this, for anyone in the future (you might want to pull this up on your phone - here's a QR code):
1) Click Start menu, type "advanced". Select the "Change advanced startup options" item.
2) Under the "Advanced Startup", click the Restart button.
3) When you get to the selections page, select Troubleshooting (maybe a "More" or "Other" option first), and then select "Change UEFI firmware settings".
4) Once the PC reboots, go to the last tab, "Exit", I think. At the bottom of the list is an option for "Load default settings". Select that.
5) Finally, after you've "loaded" the defaults, select "Save and Reboot".
6) The PC will power-cycle a few t... Read more

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My god, I am livid right now. I have a Flex 4, and instead of being able to buy a simple ENTER key or replace the keyboard, Lenovo had me send the whole computer off for warranty service. Great, no cost to me, right? When I got it back, I got back a computer with MORE problems than I sent it off with. First: a constant nagging "USB Device Not Recognized" popup that disappears and reappears every 20 seconds or so (with the accompanying device unplug/replug sound). Second: the touchpad is completely unusable. Have to mash my whole finger on the pad to move the cursor around (the touchpad was already the worst part of this computer - stupid single-piece thing!), and two-finger scrolling doesn't work. Looking at the control panel for the Elan touchpad (advanced mouse settings), it reports a "Standard PS/2 mouse", meaning that the underlying hardware is no longer Elan. What happened? Well, I'll take a wild guess: the "PS/2" implementation is partly software emulation, and the BIOS (EFI, ACPI, etc) has it in its head that an ELAN pad is connected, and when the dopes at the warranty service center swapped out the entire body of my computer to replace an Enter key, they put a chassis with a Synaptics touchpad in place of what used to be Elan. So, BIOS reports to Windows that an ELAN pad is connected, but under the hood, it's actually a Synaptics driver. When I force-install the Synaptics driver over the Elan one, it works great. Synaptics control panel report... Read more

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ideapad 510-151KB LAPTOP (not a desktop) Using 'Lenovo Companion' I did a system update and it stated there are BIOS to update. So, when I click to install this message pops up- I have NO idea what it means? nor what "with touch" means.  Is this something I should intall?  _ SECOND issue- sounds like my processor has the 'security flaw' circulating the internet today. I ran the Intel diagnostic and it stated my I7 has the issue. https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/intel-me-security-flaw Issue is, when I go here to download the fix I don't even see my model laptop listed. **bleep**? https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/product_security/len-17297#IdeaPad  

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In the Dell XPS 13 (9360). Using the latest BIOS 1.3.2 (but the old previous BIOS version was the same).

If you go to the "Fn Lock Options" under BIOS, there are 2 options, they are listed as:
  Lock Mode Disable/Standard   = The F1-12 Keys behave as function keys
  Lock Mode Enable/Secondary = The F1-12 Keys control the secondary functions.

These options are Swapped. If you disable the "Fn Lock" and set the mode to "Lock Mode Disable/Standard", log into Windows, and Press F1, it will then MUTE the system. Even though it should act like an "F1" Key.
If you go back into BIOS, set the mode to "Lock Mode Enabled/Secondary", log into the system and Press F1, then the Help comes up.

The options are swapped on these two configure options. Please update the text in the BIOS to match the appropriate configuration. Thanks. I've included a ScreenShot of the BIOS options. "Fn Lock" does do what it describes (disables Fn-Esc). Doesn't matter if u turn this on or off. If you have it set up as I do below, the Fn Keys are set for the proper Function (F1-F12) operation. However, the text says it should do its secondary functions in this mode.

A:XPS 13 9360: BIOS 1.3.2 - "Fn Lock Options", the 2 Config Options are Switched

Hi codster,Thanks for posting.I'll send this over to the team that writes the instructions. Thanks for the suggestion.

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I have problem with bios
i don''t see advanced option i have bios with last updatemy laptoplenovo 
E50-80 Laptop (Lenovo)
my system information:
system information
 and my bios 
bios
*please tell me of you need more information*
please help i have trying fix it for 3 months
 
Mod's Edit: Additional information added to Subject line for clarity of issue.
 


























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how do i turn off bios /cmos options like caching and shadowing?
this msg comes on the blue screen during the finalizing phase in xp setup

how to get these options off?
 

A:Bios options

Here's a link on how to access BIOS: http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/bios_manufacturer.htm
 

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Have you ever seen a BIOS that has absolutely no boot options other than the internal disk.

I bought this little 11.6" Asus X205TA 1.0 laptop which is actually a handy little device. It obviously has no optical drive but 2 USB ports. But the temporary and permanent boot order does only allow booting from the internal disk. I am really stuck if I want to e.g. recover from a Macrium image.

I guess I will have to make my own refresh images. And even those I can only use as long as the machine functions. Any other ideas.

A:BIOS with no boot options

That's a new one on me, Wolfgang. Seems your only option is something like Paragon Migrate and a spare SSD to swap in case of catastrophe.

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 Where can I find an operating manual for the HP branded motherboard? My Oct. 2016 (build date) Omen 870-030vx desktop has 4x SATA connectors on the MB (Z170 chipset).  It has a 512gig SSD boot drive attached to SATA#1. I attached 2x 6gig HDDs to SATA#3 and #4 thinking that HDDs are usually connected in pairs for RAID such that channel 1 would be SATA#1&#2 and channel 2 would be SATA#3 & #4. The BIOS set up lets you change from AHCI mode to RAID but it never gives you an option to choose which set of HDDs you want to place in the array - nor does it have an option to choose RAID "0" or RAID "1", etc. If RAID is choosen in the BIOS then the computer fails to boot.  What have I done wrong here? 

A:How to set up RAID in BIOS - not many options

Hi: You can't just switch the controller settings without making some changes in the OS registry, or the OS will not boot. Please see this related thread.  Should be the same for W10. https://communities.intel.com/thread/28709 Unfortunately, I have no idea where you would find a manual for the motherboard.  The only guides available will be on the support page for your PC. You may be able to use this general guide for how to set up a RAID array...starting on page 15 http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c03519601  

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 I have found a z drive on my computer I didn't put there I want to format my harddrive and reinstall windows, but I can't enter any of my bios options they are locked out

A:cant change bios options

Exodus777, welcome to the forum. HP limits the amount of BIOS settings that can be changed.  You can use the Recovery media that you made to Reset the computer.  Also, you could use the Disk Management to extend the partition next to Z.

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its showing no bios option on fresh installation on hp-g2b21ea

A:no bios manage options

That is your boot manager - how you getting into that?? You need to F10 to get into the bios settings - and change the boot order to your setup media first..

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I would like to increase my dedicated video memory, but i cannot seem to get into the Bios area to increase it. please help.

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I need to know how to change the boot order in the BIOS. I figured out how to get into it, now I can't decipher how to change the boot order.

I run a Toshiba Satellite 3000-S353 model - Phoenix BIOS

I have a constant restart problem and can't get into Windows at all. I'm trying to load the setup from the floppy disk drive and I need to know how to get it to boot from the floppy!

I don't have the WinXP CD so that's why I'm doing it this way.

I'd really appreciate any help here! I'm freaking out!
 

A:Changing BIOS options - PLEASE HELP!

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Hello all,new user here !

I have a quick question for y'all.I have a Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L ( rev. 2.0 ) mobo,and a WD 500GB Sata-II HDD,and i was wondering what happens if i enable the following options in my bios because they are on disabled right now

SATA AHCI Mode [Disabled]
SATA Port0-1 Native Mode [Disabled]
My HDD is recognized as SATA-II by HD Tune though the speeds of my HDD are kinda slowish 30mb/sec,but anyway my main question is: Is it ok if i leave them disabled or its better to have them enabled? I'm planning on buying another SATA-II HDD and im curious of these settings.

A:A question regarding some options in my bios !

Welcome!

I don't know about the second option, but I know the first. See this tutorial before changing anything: AHCI : Enable in Windows 7 / Vista

Good luck!
~JK

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I am running...
Sony vaio (pcg71913l)
Windows 10
Intel i7 2720qm
8gb ram
1TB
Bios: INSYDE R0200Z9

This happened before i even upgraded my processor or even my ram, its missing options like uefi/legacy mode, and other type of stuff. I have the latest version of the bios, and i even tried resetting it by taking out the battery from the mother board, although it didnt work. It would be great if someone can help me out. If you need pictures, dont hesitate. Thanks in advance!

Sent from my SM-G360P using Tapatalk
 

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I am running...
Sony vaio (pcg71913l)
Windows 10
Intel i7 2720qm
8gb ram
1TB
Bios: INSYDE R0200Z9

This happened before i even upgraded my processor or even my ram, its missing options like uefi/legacy mode, and other type of stuff. I have the latest version of the bios, and i even tried resetting it by taking out the battery from the mother board, although it didnt work. It would be great if someone can help me out. If you need pictures, dont hesitate. Thanks in advance!

Sent from my SM-G360P using Tapatalk
 

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Hello, Why can i not change more options then "Fan Always on" and 3 other options. My BIOS have not many options?why? Are there invisible Options. Because i will try to total reset my BIOS. Also so i not lost my data on my HDD. But only Options in BIOS get reset to default all options to default . I still have some problems with the fan not go up in speed then the computer getting hot, only a little bit. Regards Simon

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i have AHCI/IDE option in my laptop BIOS,i want to know what is this option for, and which is good for which purpose.at present i am using window7 and it is set to AHCI..cuz i m facing PIO mode problem in my dvd burner and it is not burning anything,and someone told me that i see this option,i asked him what does this relation has wit burning but he didnt reply.
all i want to know is 2 things.

1.what is this AHCI and IDE option in BIOS for??..
2.does its changing,will effect to return PIO mode in DMA or DAO mode of dvd burner?...

A:Need help about BIOS options...Urgent...

Hi, this site will explain what the AHCI is, and why your computer is using it if it is using a SATA HDD, or DVD drive. Hope this helps.

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how to open more options in bios? my bios's version is J01 v 2.25 i want to show more setting

A:how to open more options in bios ?

Abdo2, welcome to the forum. I am not certain that you can see more options in the BIOS.  Once you're in the BIOS, you can use the arrow keys to move from section to section and through the options in each section.  If the option is greyed out, it means that it is not available.  HP keeps their BIOS options to a minimum. Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved.

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Hello.I have a G40-30 laptop.I changed the hard disk and installed windows 10. The problem is when I boo my computer after post and before windows it shows me 2 messages. "Windows boot manager boot failed" where I press ok and then "Lenovo recovery system boot failed" where I press ok again and then it enters Windows normally. Those errors are because the original Hard Disk had installed 2 partitions extra one for each error. From Bios I change from EFI to legacy and I change to "legacy first" for boot priority. But after saving and restart the "legacy first" boot priority is not saved and it has changed back to EFI. The fist chane remains saved as I selected it.I tried updating the BIOS with the latest version but when I select to procced with the update the computer restarts and the BIOS is not updated.Again the computer works fine but I cannot save the changes I make to the BIOS. And I have tried to restore default setting to the BIOS but nothing changed.Any thoughts would be very helpfull.Thank you

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I have two bios options in the bios that will probably make the pc faster, but I want to know that it is safe. The first one is the HT speed, it is set at 400, but I can set it to 800. Should I do this?

The second is the DRAM Dimm voltage adjustment. I have geil value ram ddr400 running at 227 fsb with 2.5-3-3-6 timings. The voltage is set at 1.6, should I set it to 1.65?

Will these settings make a performance difference?
 

A:Weird Bios options I don't get?????

hey there,

The ht speed is the bandwidth between the CPU and the AGP slot. You dont really need to up it unless your having trouble with your graphics card.

The only reason you would need to up the voltage on the RAM is if you have overclocked it. If you have then a higher voltage will make it more stable. If you havent, you'll just be giving it a higher voltage.

Hope this helps
 

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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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It accedently opend that day i dont know why ,I did not press any key......However, I have disabled the Hyperthreading from thair because reasons.......And now i want to turn it back on, any way to access it again? just one time......Thank you Lenovo for this verrrrry limited BIOS, Im sorry, please help me.....Thanks

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Please, if here is an owner of a ZB00k with nVidia Graphics, answer me this Question: If you set in BIOS this Option: "Hybrid graphics enabled", is your nVidia Card still visible in device manager? I have a lot of trouble since my ZBook has BIOS-Version 1.36, so this answer is very important for me. Best Regards ant thanks from Michael   

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I am accessing the BIOS to change the dedicated video RAM but I cannot change most of the options.My BIOS is Insydeh20 and I have already tried: -Setting an administrator password for BIOS-Disabling secure boot and deleting keys-Disabling administrator password for BIOS-Enabling Legacy Boot What can I do?

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Hi, I?m trying to replace the Hard drive in my W530 with a 2 Tb SSD drive (crucial MX500). The current HDD is configured as a dynamic drive with a system, recovery & 3 other NTFS partitions. I have tried copying the disk  and using the ?migrate OS to SSD/HD? options in the MiniTool Partition Wizard Pro 10.3 program, however, when I swap out the old Drive & try booting from the new one, the bios doesn?t see the drive as bootable , although it identifies the drive model & if I run the Storage diagnostic utilities , no errors are found. Can you suggest what the problem could be, please? - Do I need to change a bios option / what option(s) should I look at? Thanks in advance.

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Hey, I recently fully reset my laptop to get rid of all the bloatware that was on it from the factory. When I went to reinstall my two linux distros that I run alongside Windows, I was presented with a new looking BIOS/Boot screen. It said press sex for start-up menu so I did. I looked in the settings but there was a lot missing and nothing like the old text based bios that was on the laptop before.Does anyone know what's going on?

A:Options missing from BIOS?

EDIT: ITS A PROBOOK 455 G3

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Actually i want to install windows 8.1 in my pc through usb n hence i need to set boot preference to usb but whenever i enter into bios,all the options/settings r greyed out/disabled n i cannot enetr into any of the settings n even when i exit the bios,only
the exit without saving option pops up... i think it is all disabled by the manufacturer so any of u know how can i enable it?
plzz respond ASAP
my specs-
INTEL DG31pr mobo(32 bit)
windows 7 ultimate
Nvidea GRAphics 8400 GS

A:BIOS options greyed out or disabled

On that board, if you set a supervisor password but not a user password, when you enter the BIOS, all options will be disabled.
You'll have to reset the BIOS. See here:
https://communities.intel.com/thread/7325

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I have roughly 100 M920q's that I want to set up with an identical BIOS config. Whilst I could do them all manually, this will take a significant amount of time.I looked at the Lenovo BIOS Config Tool, but this doesn't seem to apply settings from the config files to any of the several machine models I tried.I then went to look at the Windows BIOS Setting tool. The first tool; SRWIN.exe (& x64 version) errors out with the followingStartService Error: 5
CreateFile Error: 2
Unable to get bios driver handle.The second tool CFGWIN.exe (& x64 version) works but doesn't provide the same level of functionality as the first tool.Please, could someone help me out, as I don't want to have to manually set ~100 PCs.

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Would somebody explain different options of hard disk in BIOS, especially the option to turn it off?
 

A:hark disk options in BIOS?

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Using ThinkPad T530 but after i disable Power On password a can't select almost any of the BIOS options specifically the Security options

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Hi, I don't know if this is the right forum to ask this but I've been having trouble with my new motherboard BioStar TZ68K+ . Whenever I access the BIOS, the selection keeps moving up as if the "up arrow" key on the keyboard was stuck. My keyboard is connected via purple PS2 in the back. I tried with a different keyboard, this time a USB connection, and still the same result. It seems to be happening only in the BIOS as it doesn't do any strange behaviour when I'm in Windows. I updated the BIOS to the latest version and cleared the CMOS using the jumper on the board.

Is there anyway to fix this or is it hardware problem?

Thank you!

A:Problem with selecting options in BIOS

Because you have tried a different keyboard (and not just connected the same keyboard differently), and because you have upgraded the BIOS then that leads me to think that there is a defect in that motherboard.

The BIOS has an independent keyboard controller "driver" that is written into the instructions. If that instruction set is bad then there is nothing you can do.

I would contact BioStar immediately and see if they are aware of this problem so they can correct it in the next BIOS update.

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Hi,
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!
Jewels
 

A:Disable BIOS memory options

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I have a munber of these PS's and on all of them except 1, I can Enable the 'Virtualization Technology (VTx)'  setting in the Bios, found on the 'Security' Menu under 'System Security'. On this one machine only 2 items are changeable on this menu (all others are grayed out) - these are 'Data Execution Prevention' - Enabled and 'Embedded Security Device' - currently disabled. The machine in question is now running KO1 v02.99 bios and it was running something earlier before I flashed to try and cure the problem - IE the options were grayed out before I flashed the bios. I have tried adding a password and logging into the setup screen to see if the options would be available but this did not enable the options. I have also tried changing the status of the 'Embedded Security Device', but again this failed to change the problem. I want to enable the Virtualization as I run VM machines on these PC's. Any help and advice would be gratefully received. Thanks for reading

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I'm wanting to access the advanced options on the bios of my E555. I'm trying to troubleshoot the poor performance that this laptop has had since it was new out of the box. My bios only shows me very basic options. Is there a way to enable advanced options or is this simply a basic bios? If it is a basic bios, do I have options that might enable those features? My warranty is expired so I'm not concerned about tinkering with it. Thanks. 

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Dear Bleepers,
 
this is our strange situation:
My friend has a samsung laptop Ativ Book 2 (np270e4e) with windows 8.
After few problems when updating to 8.1 (it deleted the o.s and gived only a bsod saying that there is not any os installed), she decided to buy and install windows 7 so she disabled the uefi, setted the legacy mode and the boot priority first to the usb hdd (we have a bootable iso).
Parphaps every time we restat doesn't boot from the disk but showed the windows 8 bsod. Naturally the f4 for restore gives anoter bsod for not founding any partitions!
We discovered that it's not possible to boot from the disk, so we made a bootable usb driver with the official iso.
After that we picked up the hard disk and delete all partition from another pc and disabled all the boot driver but the usb hdd. After that it booted from the pen drive with official w7 iso.
The installation was completed in about 30 minutes. We started to install the drivers, chipset, intel storage but:
the next reboot it showed this message: all boot options are tried. press f4 key to recover with factory image using recovery or any other keys for next boot loop iteration and it was a continue loop and can't access the bios.
Strangely when the usb driver with the official w7 iso was inserted it said: "press any button for starting with usb driver"  and if we don't press anything windows started normally.
So we tried to install another time thinking it was a driver conflict but the second ti... Read more

A:All boot options are tried, no (uefi) Bios

Seems to be a common problem with Samsungs. See this thread and the post by François.  Can you access the boot menu by tapping F2 instead of holding it down? See if you can access the computer with Fatdog64. You will need to burn the iso file or use Rufus to create a bootable USB. If the USB does not boot then use GPT as a partition scheme in Rufus. 
 
According to here F2 is the boot menu for a Ativ Book 2, 8, 9 but F10 is the UEFI access key. Try tapping F10 at boot.

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Hi, I bought a refurbished HP Z210 Workstation for personal use and so I had no need for AMT/Intel ME features to stay active.Weird enough, the BIOS setup would not show the AMT/ME management options under the Advanced sub-menu.I even performed an update to the latest BIOS (from 1.51 to 1.53) to no joy. I had to resort to BCU (BIOS Configuration Utility) to deactivate AMT/ME as the options did show up in the file. I have searched the Net  thoroughly for an answer to this issue but could not find any. Is anyone out there who has a clue about it? Thanks in advance. Roger 

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I have an S230u thinkpad that I am trying to install a second partition that will a be linux partition.  I am trying to install from a usb stick, but when I go into the bios to disable secure boot and change the boot order I am unable to change any of the options present.  In fact, a lot of options in the bios are uneditible.  I can't change the time or date, for example, or change the password, even though the I entered the bios by using an empty password.  How do I fix this?

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I have an HP 6305 Pro with an AMD A4-5300B processor. The processor has a feature called AMD turbo that causes it to automatically overclock itself. I would like to disable this feature (as my processor gets hot - sometimes even above the safe limit - when it goes into turbo), and have heard that the way to turn off turbo this is through the BIOS. However, my computer's BIOS is extremely rudimentary, and doesn't have many options. It doesn't have any way to adjust processor settings or even to alter fan speed (other than one setting called "Fan Idle Mode"). I discovered all of this in my efforts to troubleshoot a series of BSODs I've been getting. I've heard that some computers have a hidden BIOS menu with more options. One Internet video I saw claimed that the way to access this hidden menu is to press CTRL + F10 or CTRL + F11 instead of just F10 when booting up. However, I tried this (with both combinations), and was still not able to access any hidden advanced BIOS menu. Does anyone know if the HP 6305 Pro's BIOS has a hidden menu, and if so, how to access it?

A:Hidden options in HP 6305's BIOS?

This isn't the same system that I have, but can you use AMD Overdrive in Windows. I know that AMD also allows CPU throttling in the high performance power settings - adjusting the percentages down should take care of any overheating issues. You can view status of heat in overdrive?

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