The BIOS is built into the PC, and is the first code run by a PC when powered on. The primary function is to load and start an operating system.

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Can neither enter nor reeinstall Windows7 Starter [migrated]

So the actual problem is that when starting Windows, instead of getting showed the awailable user-accounts and being allowed to enter the password, i am asked to enter a username and a password ...
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WD 1,5 Tb Caviar lose 1Mb [closed]

I have two WD15EARS in software raid (mdadm). They works for a while at ubuntu 10.04, then I moved to new hadware and last ubuntu 13.10. Looks like one disk have about 1Mb lost. here is hdparm -I ...
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How to boot to BIOS - IBM System X3400 M3

I need help to boot to BIOS for my IBM System X3400 M3. What I know is pressing F12 to boot to BIOS. But every time I presses F12 it never go to BIOS. Instead it boots to my ESXi. UEFI is very slow. ...
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How to dump BIOS from running Sun Blade 1500?

I'd like to replace an old-aged Sun Blade 1500 Red running SunOS 5.8 by a Qemu-based Virtual Machine. Tutorials like this describe how to do this with older hardware, but as I need to run SPARC64 ...
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Consumer level motherboards that play nicely with large numbers of drives [closed]

I currently have a system with 25 hard drives - 24 for data and one for OS. This machine is built on a budget, featuring a cheap Gigabyte motherboard (GA-990FXA-D3), a four port LSI SAS controller, a ...
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“There is a time and/or date difference between the client and server” error on to Server 2012 Domain Controller

I have a Server 2012 R2 machine acting as a domain controller in a test environment. It had to be restarted, and now, when attempting to log in as the domain administrator, I get the error message: ...
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Cisco UCS C22 M3 Rack-mount BIOS Recovery

So my Cisco UCS Server's BIOS is corrupt and needs reflashed. When it boots it simply gives me the recovery instructions such as put the recovery.cap file in the root directory of a USB drive then ...
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USB drive not detected in Intel EFI shell

I must update an Intel S3420GPLC board. BIOS, BMC, FRU / SDR, the whole thing. Everything is pretty much automated in the Intel download. You're supposed to boot to the integrated EFI shell, mount ...
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How to configure GRUB loader after apt-get upgrade on Ubuntu 12.04

I have a box with Ubuntu 12.04, and just did a apt-get upgrade. I'm presented with a dialogue to update my GRUB bootloader, but with the following message: The GRUB boot loader was previously ...
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Dell T300: micro code update warning

I picked up a Dell T300 server with an E5345 CPU and BIOS gives me a "Warning! No microcode update loaded for processor 0" I have to hit F1 to continue or F2 to enter setup. Upon continuing ...
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Can't find fan speed setting on Supermicro X9DRW

I have one Supermicro server with a X9DRW board, BIOS v1.0a, that does not seem to have any way of controlling fan speed. I've looked through the entire BIOS, including the usual location of ...
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HP ProLiant DL120 G7 boot stuck due to disabled raid controller

After I have enabled RAID I disabled the B110i raid controller in the BIOS. Now it is stuck on a POST message and I can't do anything. Pressing F9 to re-enter the BIOS settings does nothing. It ...
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Dell R710 Bios update - now does not display version

I was recently tasked with bringing two Dell R710's up to date with the latest BIOS and firmware patches. Both appeared to update fine, but after a reboot one is exhibiting some strange issues... ...
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Dell PowerEdge R720xd stuck in BIOS

I have a Dell PowerEdge R720xd that gets stuck in the BIOS when booting. It successfully gets past the "configuring memory" and "configuring iDRAC" screens, but once it shows the "CPLD version : 103" ...
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IBM x3550 BIOS not installed?

Whenever I boot to the Configuration/Setup Utility it always shows "BIOS not installed!", even though my startup screen shows that I'm running the latest 3550 bios (1.17)... Is this something to ...
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HP DL160G6 bios update fails

I tried to update the BIOS from my HP DL160G6's. Unfortunately the Windows update degraded my BIOS version from 243 to 237. But when I try to upgrade both servers to version the update fails. First I ...
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Cannot set MemOpMode or ProcVirtualization with syscfg.exe

When attempting to set MemOpMode or ProcVirtualization with syscfg.exe, I get the following error: C:\Users\EGr>syscfg --MemOpMode=AdvEccMode System Services or CSIOR disabled In the past, I ...
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Dell PowerEdge R710 enters BIOS setup during each boot

Our Dell PowerEdge R710 enters BIOS setup during each boot. We have to press Esc to continue booting. How can we ensure that the server boots without user intervention? During POST the server does ...
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Hardware Clock (RTC) Stuck / Will Not Increment

After we rebooted one of our servers (RHEL), we noticed that it would hang when entering GRUB. The problem was the countdown in GRUB (Booting in 5... 4......) was not counting down, and was stuck at ...
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Boot failed, continue to look for media

I have a new server that runs a RAID 1. I've had it off for about a month and I turn it back on and I am getting "boot failed, continue to look for Boot Media" and it just loops. Did my RAID die or ...
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System does not boot with a six-core Opteron 2435

I took a chance, and it seems that I might have struck out. I own a pair of Altus 1640SA 1U servers from Penguin Computing. They have dual socket F Motherboards from a manufacturer that went out of ...
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Get BIOS complete detail from proc filesystem

Does anyone know how can i get the detailed description about bios settings using proc filesystem. I know commands like dmidecode can provide information about bios but they provide very limited ...
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Some laptops USB not working on docking station

This is an odd one. I have two laptops (on an estate of 250) which won't recognise the USB ports on the docking station. Have swapped out hardware, and tried the disks in a new chassis and it is down ...
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Do I need to / should I enable “Virtualization Technology” for Hyper-V in Server 2012?

I'm setting up some new servers to be Hyper-V hosts in Server 2012. I noticed on first boot that the task manager shows the following in the CPU section: If I enable "Virtualization Technology" in ...
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Dell Power Edge 2950 - E211 SBE LOG DISABLE DIMM6

Any idea of what this error E211 SBE LOG DISABLE DIMM6 could mean? Anyone have experienced this? I know that it sound pretty obvious, that is the 6th bank of my memory, and guest what: I have ...
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Disable “System Memory Testing” via OMSA 6.4.0

Is it possible to disable system memory testing via OMSA 6.4.0? I can only find ways to do it using newer versions of OMSA; and I can't even see the setting in 6.4.0. I have quite a few machines that ...
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How is the boot order of SAS drives determined?

This probably seems like a simple question, but hear me out. Here's the scenario that caused me to ask this question, as this is not so much a "how to" question but a "why" question: I was trying to ...
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Flashing the BIOS on a DL380 G5 without Windows

This page has installation instructions for an update to the BIOS. Assuming our G5 does not have Windows on it, can someone enlighten me as to how this works? Does it make a bootable USB stick for ...
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What is a BEV device?

I'm looking at the BIOS, Boot Manager, of a brand new Dell power edge T110 II and I'm trying to figure out how to get this machine to boot from USB flash drive. In the boot order screen I see the ...
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How can I automate bios configuration on dell servers?

I have n amount of virgin dell custom servers (DCS24). These are refurbished machines and already delivered, so configuring the BIOS from the provider is not an option. iDRAC/BMC is available on these ...
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How do I disable “Processor Power and Utilization Monitoring” on an HP ProLiant server?

I'm tuning my server for low-latency The guide suggests to disable this option "Processor Power and Utilization Monitoring" because: Disables iLO Processor State Mode Switching and Insight Power ...
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why ACPI SLIT is disabled by default?

I've found such option on my server: ACPI SLIT Preferences NOTE: This option is available on Gen8 servers with Intel processors. ACPI SLIT (System Locality Information Table) describes the relative ...
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Boot gets stuck after PXE agent exits

After installing Ubuntu via PXE onto one of our new servers, the machine keeps getting stuck here on boot: Intel(R) Boot Agent GE v1.3.27 Copyright (C) 1997-2008, Intel Corporation CLIENT MAC ADDR: ...
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SSD head / cylinder / cluster details

A customer of ours makes industrial robots that run on very old, but stable, hardware and software. The only bottleneck has always been the hard drive in these moving machines. Due to constant ...
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Resume by RTC to guarantee software updates

I am maintaining around 100 user workstations with various software and operating systems. I use a WSUS Server for Windows updates and I have a set of custom scripts for other software. WSUS will ...
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Wake on Lan (WOL) stopped working

My wake on lan stopped working for no apaprent reason. I installed wireshark and from another machine sent a magic packet to the target computer and I could see the packet was coming through. ...
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Is it possible to change BIOS settings from Linux?

I'm trying to write a script to enable IPMI on a ton of machines without having to hook up a KVM to them one by one. Is it possible to change the BIOS settings from Linux? OS is SL6. I understand ...
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BIOS updates for PowerEdge CS24-VSS

We have some PowerEdge CS24 servers that won't run Windows Server 2008. Both installer and cloned images promptly BSOD on boot with an error The BIOS in this system is not fully ACPI compliant. I ...
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How To Change Dell Bios Settings Remotely?

I recently noticed at a clients that their Dell laptops appear to have SMART disabled in bios by default. I noticed this while swapping out a disk on a desktop which had failed without any warning.. ...
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Dell PowerEdge 750 BIOS Update Caused Black Screen in Ubuntu 12.04

We've got a stack of Dell PowerEdge 750 servers that our boss bought at auction or something. Anyway, I've been trying to get them in working condition. I installed Ubuntu 10.04 on one and then ...
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What do these IPMI System Event Logs mean?

I'm currently trying to troubleshoot what seem to be hardware issues with a x3650 m3 machine. Using IPMItools, I'm reading recurring assertion events from sensor type: 0F, sensor no: B5 that repeat ...
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X7DWN+ 14GB Memory Fitted - 10GB Detected by BIOS

We have a Supermicro X7DWN+ motherboard with two Xeon L5420 CPU's installed. There is a total of 14GB memory installed, however the BIOS is only seeing 10GB. The memory has been tested in another ...
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Identifying BIOS changes remotely

Is there some way to read the BIOS log remotely? Do changes get logged in the BIOS when a hard disk is replaced? Can this be detected after the event? We would not like the users using the laptop for ...
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BIOS System Firmware failed

One of my company's servers won't boot. Both CPUs' error LEDs are lit. The iRMC interface shows the following errors: CPU 1 failed CPU 2 failed BIOS System Firmware (BIOS/EFI) failed All other ...
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Where to get FW/BIOS for Sun Fire X4150

I have been trying to get the lastest software for the X4150. I get to this link http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/systems/patches/firmware/release-history-jsp-138416.html#X4150 but it gets me no ...
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Enable Dell PowerEdge 830 withoud CD Rom drive to boot unattended

I removed the cd rom drive from a Dell PowerEdge 830 Now it does not start unattended anymore. It boots normal, then halts at a line that says "strike F1 to continue, F2 to run setup". F1 would work ...
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How to make my HP server boot faster?

I have an HP ProLiant DL370 G6 server that I am using as a workstation. It takes 60 seconds during reboot and cold boot before screens post with a discrete Radeon HD6xxx GPU. What can I do to make ...
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Intel 1200BTS only sees 15 out of 20 drives on Areca card in JBOD?

I am setting up a NAS device using an Intel 1200 BTSR motherboard and an Areca 24 port SATA/SAS card. Booting up into the Areca card's BIOS, I'm able to see all 20 drives that I have configured in ...
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Entering BIOs Setup from Supermicro IPMI KVM

I'm having trouble getting into BIOs Setup from Supermicro IPMI "KVM" - Remote Control Console Redirection. I need to change the boot order to CDROM first. I'm running Windows 2008 server. After ...
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Should I enable “Intel NIC DMA Channels”?

I have HP DL360p Gen8 646902-xx1 I'm trying to optimize my config for low latency trading. Should I enable "Intel NIC DMA Channels"? Will that help/affect my system? From HP doc: Added a new ROM ...