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My Poor Laptop

Is there a place I can take my laptop to get crisis bios recovery done to it in person, instead of sending it to the manufacturer and waiting forever? [more inside]
posted by chocolatemilkshakes on Sep 30, 2011 - 2 answers

How to access advanced BIOS settings on an Asus notebook?

Some time ago I was able to access hidden BIOS settings on my M50Vm Asus notebook and change memory settings for my video card. Now I need to change them back but have no idea how to access it again. I know that there is some magic key combination (and it's not ctrl+F1) but Google seems useless. [more inside]
posted by przepla on Mar 24, 2010 - 2 answers

Maybe we should just throw this clunker out

Double whammy! Persistent "ghost" floppy drive, and slow, halting performance, all on my parents' PC. [more inside]
posted by curagea on Dec 27, 2008 - 8 answers

New computer build--No signal input on monitor?

I just cobbled together a computer for the first time, and while it powers up OK (fans and drives awhirring) I get nothing on the screen. No signal input. What did I mess up? Did I kill my CPU? [more inside]
posted by saguaro on Oct 17, 2008 - 12 answers

Best way to flash my BIOS

A little advice required about flashing the BIOS on a new Gigabyte motherboard, and reducing the chances of killing it. [more inside]
posted by malpractice on May 11, 2008 - 5 answers

I wish I could run my BIOS in a debugger.

Help me guess which part of my homebrew PC is causing my POST video failure. [more inside]
posted by mindsound on Mar 12, 2008 - 12 answers

Overheating PC problems - is my sensor lying?

Overheating PC problems - is my sensor lying? [more inside]
posted by twine42 on Jun 18, 2007 - 4 answers

Is my computer possessed? My BIOS has a mind of it's own!

I've got a tower (AMD 3000+ with a gigabyte motherboard, 3/4ths of a gig of ram, etc.) that I'm trying to set up for a media center. The thing is, the first screen (where it's checking the ram) the keyboard works fine. I can go and edit my bios settings, save and exit, etc. However, on the next screen (where I have the option of booting from CD and such) keyboard input ceases to be. [more inside]
posted by TrueVox on Apr 22, 2006 - 10 answers

My computer-box done broke!

My desktop PC, which has been working happily for a year, has suddenly refused to boot - I get prompted to insert boot media. The two SATA hard drives aren't detected in the BIOS (as they used to be). What should I do to work out the problem and fix it? [more inside]
posted by wilberforce on Mar 5, 2006 - 14 answers

Stall on cold boot, sometimes. Help.

IT problem brainstorm: I have a PC that stalls during boot. Help. [more inside]
posted by krisjohn on Sep 19, 2005 - 21 answers

Help me format my new hard drive.

I've just install a new 120 gig hard disk as a slave on my Windows 98 PC, replacing an old 2 gig disk. The BIOS recognises the real size, but when I format the disk it only recognises 8 gigs of it. What happened to the rest of it?
posted by feelinglistless on Nov 1, 2004 - 11 answers

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