I have a Toshiba Satellite, A305 S6905 with a New Install of Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit.Bios was updated to latest 2.20 version. I put two new, matched 2 GB ram modules in it. It does not show but 2 GB installed even in the Bios. I checked both modules by putting each one seperately in the primary ram slot and both were showing up as good. I even put the old 2 GB and 1 GB modules I had before under Vista and it still only shows 2 GB installed.It only shows 2 GB installed and 1.87 useable..It boots OK and seems to run fairly smoothly but I have not put it to the test under some memory hog programs yet.
my dvd /cd drives in my dell dimesion pc areshowing unknown tryed auto find cd drive works ok then lose them when i turn on my pc the pc screen starts ok the monter pc wor ok its just th dvd/cd drive tryed f 12 and even f8
So I am here because I am having some hard drive problems. Firstly for my Primary drive i am still running my old 250gb Hard drive (with windows already installed on this drive). Secondly, for my slave drive i have a Samsung Spinpoint 1TB Hard drive that wont display in my bios or in disk management. The 1TB drive seems to spin up fine etc. but i just can get it to display. i can format this new disk. Also i must add that my motherboard is an ASUS p8z68-v-pro board.
I've got an Acer Model As5742 Laptop with an i5 480M processor and 8 GB of good Ram. I'm running Win 7 Pro 64 Bit. It's only about 5 months old and this started about a month ago. I have no other problems. IE: Blue Screens or Lockups or anything, just the Bios clock changes to a random date and time after every restart. I replaced the Bios battery twice and it only effects the chore of having to reset the time in Windows every time I boot.
I'm going to send it to Acer to be repaired within a week or two, but maybe it's not a bad timing mechanism in the motherboard and one of you people have a correct solution to it. Which will save me the trouble of sending it in for a motherboard replacement.
I do have all the drivers and bios updates installed. Oh yes I've ran about 15 different virus Etc. Malware scans with several different products and they all come back clean. I ran System File Checker SFC /scannow from the command prompt several times that also comes back OK.
I have a toolbar on my taskbar titled "Programs". It has about eight folders in it. I made another toolbar, and placed it directly adjacent to the Programs toolbar, to obscure the eight folders and force it to be a dropdown menu.Trouble is, as soon as I lock my taskbar, right next to the arrow that displays the eight items of my Programs toolbar in menu-form, one of the eight items is showing up as an icon, as if the other toolbar isn't close enough to the Programs toolbar in order to completely obscure the eight items.
I have a five-month old HP Compaq Presario Laptop, which has been working fairly decently (I've had a few virus scares, and my Norton quarrentined something a twenty days ago). On HP's advice, I just updated the BIOS on my laptop. It's currently stuck at Verifying New Bios Image, and it's at 100% - It's been stuck that way for a half-hour plus.
My Samsung series 3 laptop has been sending out popup messages telling me I need a bios update, I go to the Samsung software update site and this bios update has been failing, I have made several calls and chats to techs at Samsung who tell me to do what I have already done, they tell to ask for tier 2 tech, who can go in my computer and fix it , When I finally got a tier 2 tech, they told me the same thing, I told him what I had been told about him and what he could do, He said, is it working , I said yes, but settings on computer change on their own,like wifi turns itself on and that concerns me. Anyway, He said that it didn't need a bios update,even the Samsung website said this computer needed a bios update. I posted this on hardware,firmware concerns, and they told me to post here, I was going to go to a site ,that had a download that checked drivers,
i want to update my bios ( i have asrock motherboard N68-VS3 FX ) and i am a gamer who interested in performance i have bios ver 1.20 can i use the last bios update 1.70 ? or i have to download all the previous updates first what i mean is the update cumulative?
New system build with Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3(v1.1), AMD FX8350 4.0Ghz/8coreVertex4SSD, Gigabyte GeForce GTX660 2GB video, 500wPSU, Win7 Home Premium/64.System ran/loaded/updated fine for about 6 hours then crashed during game play.BIOS/Windows unable to recognize SSD, unable to re-install Windows - get as far as "No drives were found. Click Load Driver to provide a mass storage driver for installation"that is followed by:"To install the device driver needed to access your hard drive, insert the installation media containing the driver files, and then click OK"I have burned CD\DVD's and USB flash drive files for a couple of days now looking for the "device driver", but I still hang up at the same screen.I have switched SATA/power cables, reseated memory (crucial Ballistic 2x(2x4)DDR3 PC3-1(16GB total)/video card, installed a WD Caviar Black 1T HDD (not recognized), (re)Flashed the BIOS to F9 from the Gigabyte sight (system had the most current version/flash was successful - no problems with that)but.
As I mentioned how can I update my BIOS version I download the latest BIOS files from the manufacturing site but cant be able to update it.I have HP Compaq dc5850 Small Form Factor PC and My Current version of BIOS is 2.1 and update is 3.3
I have two SATA hard drives. I was poking around in the BIOS yesterday and noticed that they were setup IDE instead of AHCI. I am not sure what either does and did not want to change anything without asking. When I first got my PC, it had XP installed, so I am thinking that is why IDE is set. Do I need to change it to AHCI? I am not having any problems. Would it be of any great advantage to change it? I understand that after the OS is installed, it is a problem to switch to AHCI.
I was updating with sp1 and some other updates and when it rebooted the 2nd time it got stuck on the motherboard logo so when I tried to boot with my Window7 disk "nothing" I can not boot into my BIOS so I guess I should go down and get another motherboard? I just put in a new SSD drive and loaded my Windows from scratch a couple of days ago so I hope I haven't lost 10 hours of work?
my computer when being booted up sits for about 30-45 seconds then goes to the welcome screen and turns on. My BIOS will not work. I need to change my primary graphics adapter and apparently need to do it in bios since its currently disabled. Does anyone know how to fix this? Ive tried pressing the keys to open it and it does nothing. When I force shut down my computer and you would receive the startup menu recommending safe mode etc my keyboard lights up and if I press enter it will bypass the 30 second count down before starting up my computer, but my monitor does not identify until the welcome screen and BIOS will not start.
There are 2 options in the BIOS for my laptop fan:Silent and Normal.Right now, it is running under option 1 - "Silent".This may well be the reason why I don't hear any sound of the fan (unlike my other laptop that has a relatively noisy fan coming ON and OFF from time to time).Do I need to switch to "Normal" mode?Will there be any problem in the long run if I stay with the existing setting?The touchpad area and its vicinity are sometimes hot (not too much though) under the current setting. Has this anything to do with that BIOS option for the fan?
I have tried to boot PC to the Bios by taping Delete, in the past it booted to BIOS but now won't.It poots to Windows only, keyboard is fine all keys works.I am not able to get in BIOS, I have updated Bios but nothing help me with this issue.
Whereas it was possible for my computer to boot from a USB key until now (there is the BIOS option to make it choose USB device in priority on boot), it does not work anymore : When I use a bootable USB, it goes directly on windows When I use a brand new and not bootable USB I don't even have the black screen with "missing operating system" I used to have.