Posts Tagged ‘bios’

Windows 8 – Boot Security and Third Party Operating Systems

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

If you run both Linux and Windows on the same system, you might want to take a look at this one …

Things got heated up quite a bit in the past two days as Microsoft started to reveal information about boot security in Windows 8. The main concern raised by Matthew Garrett and others was that secure boot could prevent the installation and use of third party operating systems like Linux on an OEM system running Windows 8.


Bios Beep Codes Viewer

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

This looks like a useful tool for diagnosing boot-up problems …

Part of a computer’s boot process is the Power On Self Test (POST) that tests the hardware of the computer. POST communicates successful or failed tests with beep codes. These BIOS beep codes provide the user with information about the system’s state and aid in the troubleshooting process in case one of the boot tests failed.

Some hardcore technicians might know all the beep codes and their meaning, everyone else might benefit from a software like Rizone’s Beep Code Viewer which provides details about every beep code and possible causes.