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S230u: Can't modify BIOS options

Question: S230u: Can't modify BIOS options

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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Hi

i brought a toshiba equium l20-264 today and i was wondering if i can unlock the options in the bios to modify the cpu speed and fsb speed.

but if you think no don't do it i have already have a Dell Xps Laptop Overclcoked to 4.5ghz (tweaked majorly) and i installed today a very powerful cooler and heatsink inside my laptop so i am ready to overclock bu ti don't know if i can through bios but if so could you point me towards any guides for overclocking a intel celeron m 360 code name: DOTHAN

Please Help

regards James...

Answer:Equium L20-264: Can I unlock the options in Bios to modify CPU & FSB speed

Hi

Unfortunately, this is not possible on the notebook.

I?m an owner of 3 different computers; two notebooks and one desktop PC. The BIOS on the desktop PC is different and allows to change and to over clock the CPU. But the notebooks BIOS does not allow to do something similar.

Why??? Because CPU over clocking would increases the internal temperature and would make notebook not stable and maybe it would damage the motherboards and CPU!
The notebooks run with full performance. If you compare the notebooks cooling modules with desktop cooling modules you will see big difference!!!

So? please don?t waste your time and don?t search for any possibilities to overclock the CPU and FSB

regards

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When I tried to update win8.1 updates KB3000850, it failed via auto-update or installation. Follow the Microsoft guide to restart laptop into safe mode, installation failed also. Then I chose safe mode with minimum way to restart laptop. Then laptop halted down at Lenovo logo.At first, I thought bios is modified by windows8.1(x64) and it can't load any hard disk to boot. With a couple of days test, I found a way to flash BIOS at very beginning of laptop boot. BIOS can be updated. But there is still no startup option to set boot sequence. My laptop is still halted down at Lenovo logo, same as BIOS update. I can only access bios by keeping real clock error which I generated by clearing BIOS.if no real clock error, i can't access bios. And f1 and f12 doesn't work. At the lonovo logo screen, Enter doesn't work also although it hints me to press Enter.In my laptop bios, there is no startup option even I udate it.can somebody help me on this? Lenovo service center just aksed me to change board.Here I share the bios crisis recovery solution for s230u, may also for other models.Laptop: ThinkPad edge s230u twist 3347-3QCBios: 1.67, UEFI.OS:windows 8.1 x64How to do BIOS crisi recovery:1. Download bios(exe version) from Lenovo website2. Run it, and release file. Uncheck the installation at last. Remember the release location. You can get the bios in .fl1 format, mine is in ..\gduj21us\GDETA9WW\3. Rename it as BIOS.cap and copy it into a new formatted USB stick with FAT32 in root directo... Read more

Answer:thinkpad edge s230u twist can't access bios by F1,bios recovery

Can any one help me?enter, f1, f12 : doesn't work.always halted down at logo screenNo startup or boot tab in Bios.can't boot into windows

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When I open the indexing options in control panel, it does not list anything - says its "waiting to receive indexing status".
I located a "search" file in my directory with subfile "indexed locations" that lists literally everything on my computer including emails. Normally when I want to search for something on my hard drive I would not want emails to be included in the search. I also found "sticky notes" in that same subfile - is that where they belong??

I'd like to modify my search indexing but I can't get into the list of locations. Suggestions??

Answer:Can't modify indexing options

Ever find the solution to this one?

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Just like in Windows ME, when I go to the shutdown menu, I get a default option of "Sleep". That's probably the very last thing I'd ever want to do, but usually when I go there I want to "Restart".
I use a desktop shortcut for a complete system shut down.

How can I change that default, from "Sleep" to "Restart".

I know, I know, this is NOT a critical problem, but so far I'm having little or few problems with Vista, that I can't figure out.
So far, I've got it running almost as good as XP.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

The Shadow

Answer:Modify Shutdown Options Menu ??

Hello The Shadow,

If you mean the Start Menu Power button, then you can only select it to either Sleep, Hibernate (not for Classic), or Shut down. Restart is not an option.

Power Button

Other than a Restart shortcut, you can also click on the shutdown arrow menu and click Restart from there instead.

Restart

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi there I need your help please to do the following :I have couple of PC's running XP pro and I need to make it start scanning any USB removable disk once its pluged in automatically. The Security software in use are : Sophos Antivirus and A-square Anti Malware Free edition .Many thanks .Hani

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How does one modify the advanced options for a file type? Example, .PDF files.

In Windows XP, navigate to Windows Explorer, Tools>Folder Options>File Types, find .PDF. Then click Advanced, in there you have the actionc menu (Open, Print, Printto).
I am able to determin how to open and set the file association as listed above, but are curious if these advanced features are availble in Windows 7.

Comparing the registry from an XP to 7 PC I see they share common keys for this:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AcroExch.Document\Shell\print\command
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AcroExch.FDFDoc\shell\Print\command
etc.
My question is how is this accessable via the GUI or do we have to mod registry to correct Print and Print to functions?

Thanks in advance.

Answer:How does one modify advanced options for a file type?

Wow, I think I stumped the most knowledge filled site out there. Makes me wonder if this was an over site on the Windows dev groups...

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How do I install/make it bootable windows7 copy on a usb key?

And there was a program (don't remember the name) that you could modify the installation windows boot dvd then burn it to disk, ex: You could put the cd key before it asked for it. Anyone know what the program was/is called?
 

Answer:Windows7 on usb key/Modify original setup options?

http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1381323
 

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weird dialog box comes up when I try to modify excel options

"number must be greater than or equal to zero"

this is preventing me from modifying the options.

Any ideas?

tia.
 

Answer:Excel 2003: Can't modify Tools>Options settings

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I am unable to modify the Desktop background (in the Display options).
Regardless of whatever choice I make I always get a white background.
‘Avast’ Anti-virus’s scan found no viruses and 'Malwarebytes' found no malware.
I tried ’System Restore' but it cannot restore.
I turned off and on the PC, unplugged it from the mains but to no avail.
The problem started after removing some malware using Ad-Aware.
Please, I would much appreciate step-by-step instructions to help me overcome this annoyance.
Sincerely,
Sally Syrose
Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2 (build 2600)
Intel ~ Desktop ~ 1.80 gigahertz Intel Core 2 Duo
64 kilobyte primary memory cache
2048 kilobyte secondary memory cache
Board: Intel Corporation DG965SS AAD41678-304
Bus Clock: 200 megahertz
BIOS: Intel Corp. MQ96510J.86A.1676.2007.0413.0149 04/13/2007
ST3500320AS [Hard drive] (500.11 GB)
HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-H42N [CD-ROM drive]
3318 Megabytes Installed Memory
Intel(R) ICH8 2 port Serial ATA Storage Controller - 2825
Intel(R) ICH8 4 port Serial ATA Storage Controller - 2820
Primary IDE Channel [Controller] (3x)
Secondary IDE Channel [Controller] (3x)
Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller
Brother MFC-425CN Printer
Intel(R) G965 Express Chipset Family [Display adapter]
Samsung SyncMaster [Monitor] (19.1"vis, s/n HVEA101410, January 2006)
avast! antivirus 4.8.1229
 

Answer:unable to modify the Desktop background (in the Display options)

syrose, Go into "Display Properties" and under the "Desktop" tab click the "Customize Desktop" button, under the "Web" tab uncheck everything, click OK/Apply/OK.

Tufenuf
 

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How we can perform below parameter change via registry. We don't have access to Advanced tab in IE8 --> Internet options so wanted to change via registry
Right now its checked and I don't see any registry value for this parameter.

Open up the IE 8 browser page.Navigate to Internet Options> Advanced> Browsing.Uncheck "Automatically recover from page layout errors with Compatibility View".
Thanks
Guru

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Hi,

I've Googled all over and found some things about this but never an actual solution. I think it is permissions based. Here is the deal.

Our organization branched off from another company and now are our own entity. They removed our computers from their domain and put admin accounts for me to set up for everyone. I migrated the profiles of everyone with ProfWiz. I have an SSD on my workstation, so all my documents and work is on an HDD which is my D drive. When I first started, I had to take ownership of the drive, because even though Administrators was had full control, which my user was part of, I still wasn't able to modify or write any files. The current owner was "Unknown" at the time.
Some of the files wouldn't even view... I even ended up having to give my user full control of the Users folder (despite the fact that Administrators had permissions).

Now; however, the D drive has been removed from the indexing options. I've tried Show All Locations, but it doesn't do anything. All my libraries point to the D drive, and I noticed my libraries aren't even in the indexing options. When I try to add stuff in the D drive, it doesn't even appear:


I know that the profile migration and removal from the domain screwed with permissions and this is probably why.

Can anyone help me get this to index again? Thank you.

Answer:Secondary Hard Drive D:\ Not Showing Up in Indexing Options Modify

Open the Command Prompt as administrator and execute following command:


Code:
takeown /f D:

icacls D: /grant everyone:F

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Hello,
I have to modify the bcd store for ramdisk options in order to boot from D:/E: partition but not from C:\ partition because of space limitation.
so i want something like this :
Windows Boot Loader
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identifier              {c3fd5d30-25ec-11df-a14c-ba6da5052625}
device                  ramdisk=[D:]\bootdrive\boot.wim,{ramdiskoptions}
path                    \windows\system32\boot\winload.exe
description             Windows PE
osdevice                ramdisk=[D:]\bootdrive\boot.wim,{ramdiskoptions}
systemroot              \Windows
detecthal               Yes
winpe                   Yes

I know this is easy to achieve, but here comes the problem:
I need to make the BCD file generic so that i can use the one BCD file on 1000 of devices simply overwriting the existing BCD file. When i modify the BCD file for D: partition on my computer it shows as shown above but as soon as i copy the BCD file on another
device it says
Windows Boot Loader
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identifier              {c3fd5d30-25ec-11df-a14c-ba6da5052625}
device                 Unknown
p... Read more

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The problem is that when the computer turns on, it makes a loud series of 5 beeps, followed by a pause, and then 5 more loud beeps. Additionally, the auto-rotate feature is horrible and doesn't seem to work. Everything else works fine. However, I read in your community that I should update the BIOS to resolve both the beeping issue as well as the auto-rotate issue. I tried updating the BIOS using the Windows 8.1 Utility to do so, however it fails at the READ step. On your community, someone said that there is a Security setting that can be disabled in BIOS to get rid of the beeps. However, I'm also finding that if I try to load the BIOS settings (Press Enter at the Lenovo screen, press F1), the screen simply displays black and nothing ever comes up, therefore I can't get to BIOS settings to do anything. I should mention that I'm not using an external display in this scenario, as I realize that sometimes external displays are not able to display the BIOS due to low resolution. Summary: Loud Beeps & Terrible Auto-Rotate, Can't Update BIOS, Can't get into BIOS to change settings, everything else is working okay. Ideas? OS: Windows 8.1

Answer:ThinkPad Twist S230U BIOS issue...

I burned a copy of the bootable ISO version of the BIOS update and tried that. I ended up getting the same error. Any ideas?

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I have a Lenovo Twist s230u, and after installing Linux Mint 17.3 I have experienced issues with the touchpad. TouchPad works fine in a warm boot (Restarting after OS loads), but in a cold boot the touchpad is non-functional.It's not just me, others have also reported the same problems after updating to the recent BIOS updates.http://www.linlap.com/lenovo_thinkpad_twist I am currently on BIOS version 1.71 and versions 1.52 and below do not cause the touchpad issues on Linux. I have tried running the 1.52 Bios update utility (In Windows) and allowing rollback in the BIOS settings.I get this error message after running the 1.52 BIOS utility:BIOS image file does not match this systemThe utility process has not completed The download page for the bios updates state that it is not possible to roll back after updating to 1.71. Is there any workaround for this to be able to downgrade to 1.52? Or will there be a new update that will fix these issues on Linux? Thanks!













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Answer:Lenovo Twist s230u downgrade bios

Hi ultimate55
 
The BIOS 1.71 readme does not show good news about downgrading.
https://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/mobiles/gduj23uc.txt
 
It says:
CHANGES IN THIS RELEASE
Version 1.71

[Important updates]
- Fixed security vulnerability (LEN-2015-002 and other fixes).
(Note)
If the UEFI BIOS has been updated to version 1.71 or higher, it is no
longer able to roll back to the version before 1.71 for security
improvement.

[New functions or enhancements]
Nothing.

[Problem fixes]
Nothing.
Checking the log history of BIOS there are some Touchpad updates.
 
<1.58>
UEFI: 1.58 / ECP: 1.58
- (Fix) Fixed an issue of USB I/O memory leak which causes EFI application errors.
- (Fix) Fixed an issue of UEFI touchpad/trackpoint/keyboard/touchscreen.
 
<1.55>
UEFI: 1.55 / ECP: 1.55
- (Fix) Fixed an issue where the mouse cursor drifts in Tablet mode.
Sorry, I don't have  a solution, just some thoughts...
 
Maybe you can try to confirm the issue with other OSes, maybe you can boot from CD/USB other Linux versions to confirm that the error remains. Check out which other versions of Linux are afected with the changes on the BIOS if it applies and also try to find other Linux users of the same machine.
 
After that the only idea that cames into my mind is trying to escalate the issue with Lenovo support.
 
Regards
 

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I have been trying to update my nearly year old Twist's BIOS since I have been having issues with random screen autorotation, and I also have the 5 beeps, pause, 5 beeps issue at boot up (it otherwise boots fine). When I run the Lenovo Flash BIOS Utility, either on its own or from within System Update, it cannot read the BIOS and eventually aborts. I downloaded the Bootable CD version, burned the ISO to first a USB flash drive and later a conventional CD, and neither worked.  I did reset the BIOS settings to legacy mode and turned Secure Boot off, and changed the boot order in order to get it to boot to the right media.  My system is trying to boot from the media as configured but is stating it is not bootable.  I followed the instructions on Lenovo's official drivers page to ensure I was doing it correctly. I'm currently running BIOS version 1.53 and Windows 8.1 Pro Preview. Any ideas?

Answer:Problems updating BIOS in Thinkpad Twist (s230u)

Solved the 5 beep issue by disabling the security chip in the BIOS. Still can't update the BIOS. I'm having issues with random screen autorotation, usually but not always in tablet mode, so I would like to update the BIOS. I'm getting Error 216 - can't read the BIOS. Anyone?

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I was about to give up on my Thinkpad Twist (S230U) after a series of 2100 detection error on HDD0 events.  In a last ditch effort to save it, I opened it up to clean contacts around the hard drive connector and reseated the hard drive connector on the main board.  That all worked better than expected, and the laptop is working now except that it lost its UUID, and model number in the BIOS.  None of the Lenovo auto update utilities work any longer, and I get an annoying set of beeps at start up about inalid model number errors. Is there any way for an end user to reset the model number and UUID information?  The WinFlash tool appears to have an option for setting the model number, but it doesn't work. I would like to be able to consider Lenovo in in the category of 'end-user maintainable' the next time I update my laptop, but given the number of people with the same issue as mine (thinkpad bios forgot UUID/model settings) who seem to have no other option than to have a service center fix it, peraps that is not the case. I'd appreciate any suggestions, but I'm going to live with the problem if my only option is a paid Lenovo service repair... thanks in advance!

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I am using S230u (i7 CPU, 8GB RAM, 500GB HDD+24GB SSD) with Windows 8 x64 for half a year now and so far everything has worked just fine. I have IRST enabled and when I put it in sleep mode, it automatically saves the state to SSD after an hour. That has worked great so far - I can put it to sleep for short periods and get it up instantly and if I put it to sleep for longer it will save to SSD and not use battery - when I wake it up, it flashes the red LED for a while and system comes back online. However, this Friday I installed BIOS update - updated from 1.57.1.57 to 1.61.1.61 (at least according to System Update history). Since Friday when I try to wake it up it does not work if the sleep is longer than an hour (or so) and the state was stored to SSD. The red led keeps flashing, but nothing happens - after around 1-2 minutes the system reboots and Windows loads again. I want to downgrade the BIOS and doublecheck that this is the issue - perhaps it is some other Windows or Lenovo patch, so I want to be sure. I have already located the BIOS drivers downloads (http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS032000) and am wondering if downgrading BIOS to check if this is the issue can break anything with my laptop?













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Answer:ThinkPad S230u won't wake up after IRST sleep since BIOS update

Just an update - I went ahead and downgraded BIOS. Had to first disable the check in BIOS that disallows downgrading, but after that it worked fine. Also, now my laptop is able to recover from the sleep. So I am confident this is a BIOS issue. If there is any information I can provide to help troubleshoot and fix the issue, I will be more than happy to do it. 

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Is it possible to look at my BIOS settings from within windows 7? My Google search says 'No' it can't be done, but I am hoping I didn't look well enough.
Why would I want to do so?
In order to do proper research as to what I have and my settings are and then make changes if needed (later from within BIOS from boot)
As it is now I need to go into BIOS and then write by hand this and that. then boot up and do my research, then realize ''Oh wait I forgot a detail that seems important'', reboot and start again. etc. etc. And this happens of course every time a need occurs: a new sound card, a new HD, a replaced DVD, new found info which may be of interest, and so on. Wouldn't it be easier to simply look into it from within Windows and see; Oh! OK I do need to go into my BIOS and make a change OR, Oh! I guess I do not need to go into my BIOS and make a change.
Thanks

Answer:How to look at BIOS (not modify) from within Windows 7

Generally No. The issue is that the BIOS/Basic Input Output System [stored on the CMOS] runs before any Operating System loads, lets the OS know about the motherboard resources/devices available. The only time I've seen the BIOS available is at the initial bootup when prompted to press a key to run Setup, could be F2, Del, Esc, etc. Once the OS loads the user can't access the BIOS. However, I've heard that may be coming but no reference for it.

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Hi there,

I am trying to do a reinstall of XP and the instructions I have say to boot from the XP disc. My laptop is booting from my hard drive, so I need to adjust my BIOS settings to boot from the CD drive. Problem....I don't know how to get into the BIOS. Can someone tell me?

Thanks!
Alanna
 

Answer:How to modify BIOS setting?

What is the Make and model of your computer?
 

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Hi, first post at majorgeeks, though long time lurker

I'm fixing a computer for a buddy of mine. He got the computer (XP pro, SP2) for free from his work and wants to wipe it clean and start over. It's got a ton of user accounts from old employees, all of which are password protected, none of which are known, unfortunately.

Instead of trying to recover the lost passwords I figured i would just format and reinstall XP and go from there.. but I can't set the bios settings to boot from CD first. The bios settings are password protected.. obviously i don't know that password either.

the computer is an HP (bios settings is called "HP setup utility"), Pentium 4, I would assume it's about five years old. any help would be appreciated.
 

Answer:can't boot xp from cd, can't modify bios

If it is a desktop try unplugging and taking out the CMOS (watch type disc-quarter shaped) battery for a couple of minutes and then put it back in. It should erase the password and allow you to set Bios to defaults. Then check the boot sequence to put CD first.
 

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Let me describe the scenario:

Computer: HP ze5300 notebook
Video: ATI Mobility Radeon 345M (also known as a 9600, I think)
OS: Windows XP Home

Problem:

I spiked the laptop off the desk on Xmas day, with the screen open, which fried the screen. It works fine with an external monitor, when Windows is running.

The thing is, the external monitor won't come on until Windows loads up, which means I can't access the BIOS, boot-loaders, etc., because the external monitor isn't registering a signal at that point.

So, I guess my question is twofold:

1) Does anyone know of an ATI utility that might enable the external monitor during boot-up? I'm not even sure that there's a setting in the BIOS to make that possible.

2) Does anyone know of a Windows XP utility out there that will allow you to read/change BIOS settings, then reboot to apply the changes?

I downloaded CMOSSV38 from the BIOS software listing, but no luck there.

Thanks in advance for the help!

-tahuya_rat
 

Answer:Any utils to modify the BIOS from Windows XP?

check here
http://www.majorgeeks.com/downloads25.html
 

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So, I have a Lenovo IdeaPad Y560.  I am trying to fiddle with my BIOS. However, I can't.  The "Main" tab of my BIOS says "all items on this menu cannot be modified...contact your supervisor, etc."  Get this though.  I am the supervisor of this computer.  There is no supervisor password for my BIOS.  I can create one.  I can clear it.  I can create one and use it as I log in to BIOS.  I can create it, and then create User passwords and use THOSE to log into BIOS. None of this is letting me fiddle with the settings on the "Main" tab in the BIOS.  So where do I go from here?

Answer:Can't modify Main BIOS menu

Hi H,
 
you may use an unofficial modified BIOS,just google 'Y560 bios mods'...
 
please be careful... Zehn
 

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I have some problem related to my dell inspiron6400 laptop... I have some hardware issues. To solve that i need to enter into the BIOS and get the authority to modify it. But I don't know what the BIOS admin password is since it is set by the dell inc. I have tried the backdoor password techniques and and even the egyptian hak software to get rid of password (hopefully, egyptian hak gets rid of user password and guest but not admin). It's proving me to be an uphill task. As you are a software guru, will you be able to figure it out for me please. I would be more than delighted.

By the way, i dont wanna open my laptop n do any harm to it as its my only laptop and don't wanna use it as guinea pig.

Cheers!!

Answer:How to modify the dell BIOS admin password??

You could find the latest BIOS for the laptop, and flash it with that.

After that your last hope is to open the laptop up, and remove the BIOS battery - assuming that there is one. Keep it out of the laptop for a minute or two, put it back in, reassemble laptop. It's a difficult and risky process, though, which you've said you don't want to do.

Perhaps you could phone Dell up to find the password? Or the previous owner, if there was one.

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I am attempting to reset the BIOS on the two machine models listed above to solve another issue.  I want to use WMI to be able to accomplish this within the Windows OS and eventually script it instead of having to go into the BIOS manually each time.  I have downloaded a zip file from the Lenovo site (using the Lenovo BIOS Setup using WindowsManagement Instrumentation Deployment Guide instructions) which contains a series of vbscript files and the one I am working with is named "LoadDefault.vbs".  So I launch the command prompt as admin (per the instructions) and run the command "cscript LoadDefault.vbs" and I receive the error: LoadDefaultSettings: Invalid Parameter.  I have tried using an Out-of-box or barebones Windows OS installation with the latest service pack and all windows updates applied and still same error.  Now I also have a ThinkCentre M91p desktop I tried this on and I get the message "success" and the change applies.  I am in a situation where I cannot update the BIOS version because all the machines I have in the organization must be at the same BIOS version and there are thousands and there is no way of reverting back to the original version (read info at bottom).  So that is not an option.  Plus I have already reviewed all of the different BIOS version readme files for each version newer than the one on the machine and none state that they would correct this problem.  So i'm stuck and looking for any suggest... Read more

Answer:Lenovo T420/T430 not able to use WMI to modify BIOS.

Perhaps the cause of error you are facing with is supervisor pasword missing. You should set password locally, via BIOS setup direct access firstly.

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Anyone have a  easy solution to correct the missing Serial and  model numbers. Why does Lenovo not want to provide a simple input method?? Is it they do not like knowledgable customers and want to get rid of us?I have a Twist S230u 3347cto Thinkpad, BIOS is missing Serial and UUIDAfter upgrades of 24 GB to  Samsung 850 Evo 250GB mSATA and changing out the HDD for Samsung 850 Evo 500GB SSD, both cloned using a Sabrent EC-HDD2 docking/cloning station. I also replaced the battery,At boot up I  recieve error codes 0187, 2200, 2201 all related to the missing numbers. but the OS still starts and I can use the laptop.(this i being typed  on it)Lenovo also will not allow any computer specific software and diagnotics, as it can't ID the laptop.I have now cleared the mSATA drive of all files and updated the Win 10 home to Win 10 Enterprisethe 500GB C drivestill has the recovery partions on it. I also have all the original files on the removed drives which I can easily access with the Sabrent docking station.I loaded AMI Bios editor AMIdeWin in Aministrator CMD prompt. but is not updating the numbers.getting init. interface SMbios errorAny solutions? Lenovo apparently has a APP to fix but apparently likes to frustate the hell out their knowledgable customers , so they will buy a DELL next time so they can easily access and download solutions.from a company cares about their customers..

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Hi,

I've got a question. Is there any possebility to modify the BIOS settings of a R600 with a tool?

Best would be something what uses a command line // could be opened with parameters,
I would like to change round about 100 machines remotely --> I definitely would need a tool for that.

Thank you!

Answer:Portege R600 - Modify BIOS settings out of windows.

BIOS is very sensible area and cannot be offered for customization. This ?basic? settings are defined by Toshiba and cannot be changed.

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Boot UI Tuner is a lightweight program for 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the Windows 8 operating system (not Windows RT) that you can use to configure the PC?s boot options. To use the program download it to your system and unpack it afterwards. To run it, select the right sub-folder ? 32-bit or 64-bit ? and launch the program. It displays a basic interface where you can check and uncheck options in.

The following options are available:

Enable advanced options of boot menu ? This, when enabled, displays the Windows 8 advanced boot menu on every start of the system, and not only when you select it in the PC settings.

Enable editing of boot options at startup ? This displays a screen where you can type in advanced boot parameters that you want the operating system to use on startup.

Enable Windows logo ? Can be used to disable the animated Windows logo on boot.

Enable messages ? You can disable system messages here. This includes information about updates, scans and so on. Not recommended.

Enable loading circle ? Disable the loading circle animation

Enable legacy boot menu ? Lets you boot into the boot menu known from Windows 7 and earlier versions of the operating system.

The program can be useful if you prefer to boot into the old legacy menu on start, if you want the advanced boot options to be displayed on every start of the system, or if you want to make cosmetic changes to the boot process. You can theoretically use the program to quickly ena... Read more

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I have a Lenovo B590 with motherboard number 20208. Running an i3 CPU and 4 gb of ram with integrated graphics. 
The default graphics memory is 64 MB. I wan to turn it up to 1 gb. To do so, you need to access BIOS and look around for the option that let's you do that. Basically take from RAM and at to graphics VRAM.
In most computer, you can do this. Apparently not in mine. I don't have this option.
I tried taking the battery out . Reseting bios defaults. I just don't have the option. 
 
Is there something wrong with my bios ?   Do you know another way to modify the Integrated graphics VRAM ?
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.
 

Answer:B590 - No option BIOS to modify integrated graphics vram

Welcome to the Lenovo Community !
 
The issue you are having is not uncommon with a OEM computer.  BIOS settings like adjusting the VRAM are preset by the factory and can not be changed by the owner.  Unfortunately there is nothing wrong with your BIOS and it is working like it should.
 
As for third party applications that will allow you to adjust the VRAM, there is none that I am aware of.

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Hello, I have a T420 4180-LVP, and recently I updated the bios to 1.43 (I think it was this update that caused my discomfort) and am no longer able to perform the boot for install (with dvd or usb, none of the right) windows 8 when I enable UEFI Only in bios. How do I install windows 8 secure boot on my thinkpad?

Answer:T420 4180-LVP bios 1.43 not boot to install windows 8 with bios options UEFI Only

Hi, carlosrrjr
 
In the BIOS, there should be a settiing for Secure Boot, and it is likely set to Enabled. If this is set to Disabled, and the Boot Order settings are set properly, then you should be able to boot from external devices like a DVD. Just make sure the Optical Drive appears before the Hard Drive in the boot menu. 
 
Hope it helps,
Adam





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This laptop came with DDR3 1066 4gb ram (0914 model), and I upgraded it with 8gb of 1333 DDR3, yet the laptop only utilizes the ram speed of the 1066 still, (confirmed using several diagnostic utilities; AIDA 64, Speccy, etc) I need to be able to access the advanced options in the bios to configure the ram timings. Normallly (all the time) the bios "advanced menus" are non-existant, but this ONE time where I booted it up and by luck it had ALL insydeh20 bios options unlocked (don't ask me why I chose to fiddle with the bios at that exact moment, I dont recall  ) Anyway, I was hoping that there was maybe a key combination or something that I had inadvertadely pressed at that time to access these advanced options. I spent extra money getting this ram off newegg vs the original 1066 replacement oem (it was recomenned by newegg i go with the 1333)... I would hate to see my money somewhat wasted due to not being able to utilize the full clock speed of the new ram.  I should add that I have done extensive google research on this topic and I have fiddled around with modifying the "EFI" of bios to create my own custom rom, but should it really be so hard? Lenovo should allow us access to this naturally. And the i5 480m is stock clocked at 2.69 ghz but can "turbo" up to 2.9ghz. To me, I the only thing I see keeping me from reaching the 1333 is the bios menus being hidden away. If anyone has some insight on this, I'd greatly appreciate it.

Answer:Ideapad Z560 Question about Insydeh2O BIOS configuration - RAM Timings, Bios Advances Options

The site Compuram clearly show that your system can run on the 1333mhz ram, I think you should try updating your chipset drivers in device man.  P.S. You could try Intel® Driver Update Utility and do an auto detect to see if it will update your chipset drivers to see if they work with the 1333mhz ram 

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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.

Answer: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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Is it possible to create an app that can modify the modified date for files ie. modify a modified .htm page created offline but have the modified date changed to a date and time which is a minute later than the last file modified which is linked in the htm file?

Thanks.
 

Answer:modify the modify date on a file?

The reason is that I had to modify a ton of .htm files I had created and now they are all displayed at the bottom of the folder instead of just after each image set and I don't want to have to manually move each file just after each image set in the folder...
 

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i posted earlier about the ntldr missing..that is not the real problem..here is the real problemtoshiba a135..under f2 setupi go into the bios boot options menu and it has four options..cd/dvdhddfddlani put cd/dvd at the top and save..then check and it truly is at the top of the list..i have even on one occasion disabled the hdd as a boot option..computer does not read from cd/dvd and gives the missing ntldr msg..this is not the problem..when i do f12 to select boot option it only list the followinghddlani dont know or understand how the f12 boot options are different from the f2 bios setup options..or how to get them synchronized so the computer can boot from cd..the drive works..spins and acts like it is reading..but is not loading because the f12 boot options do not have cd/dvd among the options and apparently the bios settings are not being used..keith

Answer:bios boot options vs actual boot options

When you are making the changes in the main screen have you tried hitting F10 which is "save changes and exit" ? ?

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Question: Bios options

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?
 

Answer:Bios options

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

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I have a T430 (2342-CTO) with an i7-3520M processor that I purchased at the beginning of 2013, and I loaded Virtualbox along with an appliance. When I ran the appliance, it gave me an error something to the effect that virtualization is unavailable on my machine. Subsequently, I went into the BIOS and found the settings for dynamic frequency and hyperthreading for the CPU, but I didn't see any entry for virtualization - any recommendations on where to look or what to do to enable this feature?













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Answer:VT options not available in BIOS

Good day and welcome to the community.
 
Have a look under the Security tab in BIOS. Is "Intel (R) Virtualization Technology" currently enabled or disabled?
 
Regards.

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I am trying to overclock my HP Pavilion dv5000 laptop. I press F10 at the startup to enter the "Phoenix BIOS setup utility", but it doesn't look like the screenshots on this site. The only options I can change are things like time, date, passwords, accesibility and wireless. I can't find anything that lets me do anything more advanced like changing FSB speeds and voltages and other things needed for overclocking. What do I need to do to get to more advanced options?HP Pavilion dv5157euAMD Turion 64 ProcessorWindows XP HomePhoenix BIOSPlease help. I've searched everywhere and don't have any 'documentation' to consult (who keeps the manual anyway?).

Answer:Where are all the options in my BIOS?

At the bottom of the first page it will list the commands such as page up page down to move to the following pages.......

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I am getting warning events about the speed of processor being limited. From my limited research, this is from intel speedstep which usually has an option to disable in the bios. My s7-392 9890 does not unfortunately. Is there some other way to address this issue? Thanks

Answer:s7-392 bios options

Go to Power Options/Change Advanced Options/Processor power management and change your minimum and maximumprocessor state to 100%.

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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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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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my mother board bios setting will not allow me to boot up useing any thing other than the hard drive , even though i have the option and i have done so in the past.Also, my floppy drives ddont work any more. please help!

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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?...

Answer: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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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 don't see any options for audio under Bios version 3.02, 2005 for my X31; wondering why? Is there something I need to download to see it in Bios? There's no mention of audio in bios at all. I see in my Bios: config data time security startup restart that's it. I've gone searching for audio in each, no luck.

Answer:X31, no audio options in Bios; why is that ?

I don't have an X31, but I've checked a number of my X-series ThinkPads and the only BIOS settings I see even remotely related to sound are under Config > Alarm or Config > Beep and Alarm. The settings on those menus only enable or disable a few system beeps.
 
Were you looking for more than that?
 
Regards.

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Is there a way to transfer Shared Video Memory to Dedicated Video Memory for My intel hd graphics 4400. I have about 1730MB of Shared Video Ram. 

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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 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

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

Answer: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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Is there anyone out there know the best setup options or pros/cons of the BIOS options recomended for X61s? I couldn't find any documentation. Processors L7500 and L7700 combined with Centrino Pro provides performance and security enhancements but I noticed some of these options were turned off in Default BIOS settings. Anyone has any recomendations? Thanks and Regards

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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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Question: BIOS/UEFI options

I've messed around with my new(ish) PC's UEFI DualBios in the past, and now I'm trying to fix anything I might've messed up then. My motherboard is B85M-HD3, processor Intel Core i5-4430, 2x8GB RAM, AMD Radeon HD 7700 series graphics card. A friend said I could clear CMOS, but I'd rather not, since this PC was bought as a build. Below is a list of options I'm not sure about. PeripheralsInit Display First:IGFXPCIe 1 SlotPCIInternal graphics:EnabledDisabledIntel Rapid Start Technology:EnabledDisabledBIOS FeaturesFast Boot:EnabledDisabledUltra FastLimit CPUID Maximum:EnabledDisabledBoot Mode Selection:LegacyUEFIUEFI and LegacyStorage Boot Option Control:DisabledUEFILegacyLegacy FirstUEFI FirstM.I.T.Performance Enhance:NormalTurboExtremeAny help is greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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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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Question: Z400 BIOS options

I 've gone through all the BIOS options but I could not find the option for setting boot order, such as most PC's have. Like Optical drive first, then USB drive and then the internal hard drive. Is that option missing or I am missing something? There are also a couple of options I'm not familiar with as to their purpose: one is Intel Virtual Technology (or Vanderpool Technology) option and the other is Secure Booth. Secure as compared to what? Aren't all boots secure?













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Answer:Z400 BIOS options

hi NWDude,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community
 
Your computer is equipped with UEFI technology for Windows 8 purposes, This is like the BIOS that we're all familiar with, only with some changes.
 
 You can still access the old Boot option by disabling the UEFI Boot Mode. after disabling it under BOOT Tab in BIOS it will give you options for Boot Device Priority.
 
For (IVT) intel Virtualization/Virtual Technology,  to cut it simple it would like an  option allowing you to run another OS inside your Current Operating system. It's like emulating another OS inside one(not limited to Windows).
Secure Boot
 
These few changes are Due to Windows 8. For more Security and Flexibility of you Machine
 
Cheers!!





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Hi, very strange thing happened to me.I just restarted the pc and went to bios to change boot order and I noticed that bios entries changed.First in menu was Debug, where was also some Advanced tab. Unfortunatelly I dont have a screenshot. Also I cant tell if others keys were accidentally pressed when entering bios. There is a key combination to enter hidden options or my bios just went crazy? My machine B50-30   80esBios: 9CCN35WW (v 3.01)EC version: 9CEC35WW (v 3.01)

Answer:B50 hidden bios options

I'm not an owner of your model so I have nothing to compare your description to, but have you tried going into the BIOS Setup again to see if those additional options are still available?  If they aren't, maybe an accidental key press unlocked a sub-menu of the BIOS Setup.

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

Answer: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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Question: BIOS/UEFI options

I've messed around with my new(ish) PC's UEFI DualBios in the past, and now I'm trying to fix anything I might've messed up then. My motherboard is B85M-HD3, processor Intel Core i5-4430, 2x8GB RAM, AMD Radeon HD 7700 series graphics card. A friend said I could clear CMOS, but I'd rather not, since this PC was bought as a build. Below is a list of options I'm not sure about. PeripheralsInit Display First:IGFXPCIe 1 SlotPCIInternal graphics:EnabledDisabledIntel Rapid Start Technology:EnabledDisabledBIOS FeaturesFast Boot:EnabledDisabledUltra FastLimit CPUID Maximum:EnabledDisabledBoot Mode Selection:LegacyUEFIUEFI and LegacyStorage Boot Option Control:DisabledUEFILegacyLegacy FirstUEFI FirstM.I.T.Performance Enhance:NormalTurboExtremeAny help is greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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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? 

Answer: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 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?
 

Answer: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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Question: Z565 BIOS options

Recently, I've been reading up on allocating more RAM to video and everything I've read says it can be easily altered through settings in BIOS. However, I seem to have a very limited number of settings. I've heard that there are hidden advanced BIOS settings, which would contain what I am looking for (video memory, or something similar). Is there anyway I can access them? Thanks.

Answer:Z565 BIOS options

You will have to install a modded unoficial bios which is not reccomended and it is not readily available.





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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.

Answer: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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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.

Answer: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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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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Hola!!  I'm trying to check out what I need to alter in my CMOS/BIOS setup in order to boot from my floppy/harddrive.At the moment I'm struggling just to enter the *censored* program, but when I do what should I be looking for? I've searched all over the net and this site, but I just can't find the straight answer I need.What does the line I need to change usually look like...and what do I need to change it to.-can I get the correct syntax please...  I'm abit of a newbie to all this, so any help  is greatly appreciated.  Thanx!!  peasea

Answer:boot options in bios?

http://www.computerhope.com/help/phoenix.htm  you cannot alter the bios by editing it ...pre-set just use the arrow keys ....boot tab..->the options are listed to boot from floppy hardrive cdrom ...

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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
 

Answer:Confusing BIOS options

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

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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?

Answer:Options missing from BIOS?

EDIT: ITS A PROBOOK 455 G3

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I have a Ideapad z510.Does anyone know how I can update the BIOS so I can be able to access advanced options such as memory config, enabling turbo boost, overlocking, changing the boot order (HDD, CDROM, USB, etc) Currently the BIOS is a very simple and doens't give me advanced options and information.













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Answer:Advanced BIOS Options

I'm wondering the same thing - different lenovo machine, though. I can't change most of the settings in my BIOS because I can't find the hotkey to open up the advanced tab. Really annoying. 

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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!
 

Answer:Changing BIOS options - PLEASE HELP!

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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

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

You may need to replace the cd drive

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Hi, Can some Z580 owners help me? I plan to buy a Z580. Does the Z580 BIOS have an option to choose discrete graphics( that is, the dedicated Nvidia card)? Some models have a choice in the BIOS only between UMA and Switchable graphics(Optimus). Some other models have 3 choices in the BIOS; UMA, discrete and Switchable. I want to know whether the Z580 comes with these 3 options. Thanks.













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Answer:Z580 BIOS graphics options

Hi jaray,
 
do you mean some models of Lenovo come with the three options or that some models of Z580 come with the three options?
 
Anyway, here's a shot of the Z580 BIOS options from lenovoservicetraining.com
 

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Hi

First post here on these forums. I'm a computer student and I thought I'd seek online help on a forum and google resulted this so here I am.

My first question is will a CPU with FSB 333 work on my A7V333 w/ FSB 266?

If not, then what's my best upgrade option on the CPU? Im looking to speed up my system with minimal cost. I love the A7V333 for its stable performance and upgrade option to just replace it with a more recent MB.

Also, with 1.02 defult BIOS atm, do I need to flash bios to use a higher speed CPU?

Right now my CPU is just AMB Ath XP 1700+ and bios defaults it at 1400... Would a BIOS update allow a higher clocking?

Thanks in advance to any advice, appreciate it.

Answer:Asus A7V333 CPU Options / 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'm using Os : win7-64bit Home PremiumI can't see uefi options any tab in the bios menu.I saw it in some videos. In the same laptop model but in older BIOS versions, the uefi settings are below the system configuration tab.update bios version F.66 but its not work.? don't try downgrade bios version.What can ? do ?

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hello.how can i acess BIOS advance options?? ram timing, CPU core select, and another advanc options??? 

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Hi I'm using Os : win7-64bit Home PremiumI can't see uefi options any tab in the bios menu.I saw it in some videos. In the same laptop model but in older BIOS versions, the uefi settings are below the system configuration tab.update bios version F.66 but its not work.? don't try downgrade bios version.What can ? do ?

Answer:No UEFÄ° Options in Bios Menu.

? try downgrade bios version but again not work

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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?

Answer: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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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

Answer: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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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

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

Answer:hark disk options in BIOS?

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I'm working on a friends HP ENVY Notebook - m7-n109dx and we believe as well as Best Buy's Geek Squad believe that the notebook has been hacked into my friend and I are at our witts end.All we can get into at this time is bios when we set bios to default and try to boot to safe mode windows defender offline blocks it from booting into safe mode and same thing when we press f11 to get into system recovery win defender offline blocks it. Envy Notebook is not even 6 mo old any help will be greatly apppreciated.       Notifications Email me when someone repliesTagsMessage Tags Tips to get the best answerHere are some tips to help you get the best answer. Describe:What you were doing & experiencedSteps to recreateAny error messa

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Hi, I want to enable AHCI mode from bios but there is no option in the menu.please help me to enable it on my responsibility.thanx.

Answer:Unlock Bios Advanced Options

try here. you might get some use from the answers. http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/answers/id-1778026/find-ahci-bios-ide-effect-ssd.html

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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!

Answer: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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frequent appearing of blue screen.

Answer:disable bios memory options

Hi, and welcome to TSF.

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

Information Microsoft support members need from you

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

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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
 

Answer:Disable BIOS memory options

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Hi, I'm am trying to solve an issue that may be caused by secure boot, but the BIOS in my z420 does not have secure boot options as described here: http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03653226 I've seen that this was sometimes turned off. I've also looked for BIOS updates mentioning secured boot but haven't found any. Any advice appreciated.

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I have had trouble with connecting my modem for broadband.when i load up my computer locks up. I have to resep and then all is ok. same with standby.I have tried two different modems both the same fault.I get an eror page saying that i should DISABLE BIOS MEMORY OPTIONS. such as CASHING AND SHADOWING.my problem is how.I have looked into BIOS, but can't find out how to do this.#can anyone help please.

Answer:disable BIOS memory options

To be honest i cant see why the modem should need these changing,they are usually g-card options and it very rare you need to change them.What gives you the error message?

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I have had Tune Up Utilities on my Windows XP SP3 system, but since installing it my computer reboots several times an hour, leaving a blue screen with the advice to "disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing. However, after repeatedly trying, pressing F2, F11, or ESC on start up, I can't get into the correct screen. I see from the Internet that many people have had the same problem. I've temporarily uninstalled Top Up Utilities but as I still want to use it, I need to sort out the BIOS problem first. Can anyone on this forum suggest another method?

Answer:disabling bios memory options

If this is an older system, pressing Del on startup is most common.

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HelloIn the BIOS Set-up for this motherboard I have the following listed. Can someone please see if their is anything out of place as I think PIO Mode should be disabled with new drives and also UDMA should be enabled. Which or what is correct, listed options below.IDE HDD Block Mode = DisabledPCI IDE Busmaster = EnabledIDE Primary Master PIO Mode = AutoIDE Primary Slave PIO Mode = AutoIDE Primary Master UDMA = DisabledIDE Primary Slave UDMA = DisabledOn-Chip Secondary PCI IDE = EnabledIDE Secondary Master PIO = AutoIDE Secondary Slave PIO = AutoIDE Secondary Master UDMA = DisabledIDE Secondary Slave = DisabledPersonally I would have thought that Any PIO Modes should be DisabledAnd also I would have thought UDMA be Enabled this is why I am askingThanks for all replies

Answer:MSI P965 Neo-F and BIOS IDE etc Drive options

Set PIO and UMDA to Auto or enabledIf there is problems reading drives the UMDA will drop from levels 5 to 1 and then into PIO mode.If PIO mode is disabled then if drive errors occur dropping the UDMA mode you won't beable to access the drive.

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Hello, just purchased a dell inspiron 660, it's great, and it boots up really fast, it's got an i5! I love it! Only problem is there are no bios options showing on startup. (Just the dell logo, and a rotating wheel, then it goes straight to the login screen)

I tap f2, and f12, but nothing happens, it just continues on to the login screen.

Maybe it's not a major problem but I always like to see if there are options I can change in the bios.

Answer:Dell Inspiron 660, No BIOS OPTIONS

Perhaps your method is incorrect.

Restart your computer.
At the first text on the screen or when the Dell logo appears, tap F2 until the message Entering Setup appears.
What is BIOS and How to Access it on a Dell Computer | Dell US

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