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8261131 Recovery from HDD failure and technical support through WWAN  
A user of a user computer whose hard disk drive (HDD) is “fried” can press a special key to cause BIOS to automatically gather location information about the computer from its GPS receiver and gat...
8259339 Image forming apparatus  
An image forming apparatus includes a memory that stores therein a control program, a central processing unit that executes the control program stored in the memory, a print engine controlled by...
8261051 Computer, booting software product and computer booting method  
A computer includes an application system, a storage device and a basic input output system (BIOS). The application system can be respectively coupled to the storage device and the BIOS, set at...
8261052 Method for storing boot time  
A method for storing boot time is performed by a computer product having a programmable read-only memory with a basic/input output system resident therein. The method includes the steps of: (A)...
8261050 Vital product data collection during pre-standby and system initial program load  
Selectively recollecting vital product data during an initial program load at data processing system power on is provided. In response to receiving an input to power on a data processing system, a...
8261053 Method and apparatus for maintaining a partition when booting another partition  
In a processing system with a main partition and a sequestered partition, the main partition sends an interrupt to the sequestered partition before calling an operating system (OS) boot loader for...
8251580 Apparatus and method for protecting overheated hard drive  
An apparatus and method are provided to monitor the current temperature of a hard drive in a computer system protect, and protect the hard drive from being overheated. The apparatus includes a...
8255580 Image display device and method of changing first EDID with second EDID wherein the second EDID information is compatible with image display device  
An image display device and method of changing extended display identification data (EDID) information includes a first storage unit which stores extended display identification data (EDID)...
8254568 Secure booting a computing device  
A method and an apparatus for executing codes embedded inside a device to verify a code image loaded in a memory of the device are described. A code image may be executed after being verified as a...
8255676 Non-disruptive methods for updating a controller of a storage system  
A non-disruptive method for updating firmware in a first controller 210 of a redundant controller 200 in a storage subsystem 120 is disclosed. This updating occurs while the storage subsystem 120...
8255678 Method of booting a processing device  
A method for booting a processing device, the processing device comprising a first and a second processing unit, the method comprising: detecting by the first processing unit, whether at least one...
8255677 Initializing femtocells  
A femtocell may be initialized on a network by automatically contacting a network service provider. The access point then automatically downloads an initial configuration from a bootstrap server...
8250374 Method and apparatus for verifying authenticity of initial boot code  
Described herein is an alteration of the normal reset sequence of a programmable microprocessor to perform a cryptographic verification of a block of memory before executing any instructions from...
8250289 Phase-change random access memory and method of setting boot block therein  
A semiconductor memory device includes a memory cell array and the memory cell array includes: a plurality of memory blocks and at least one setting unit. The at least one setting unit stores a...
8250244 Wireless modem device usable on computer device without driver installation wherein computer has a proxy server application and pre-installed generic drivers  
Method for connecting a host computer device to a wireless communication network, the host computer device being provided with an operating system with at least one pre-installed generic driver...
8250353 Firmware exclusive access of a peripheral storage device  
A method includes searching a peripheral storage device for a key during a firmware boot process of a computer system. Operating system access to the peripheral storage device is disabled if the...
8250354 Method and apparatus for making a processor sideband interface adhere to secure mode restrictions  
In response to entering a secure mode a processor disables access to first predetermined processor information through a sideband interface, while maintaining access to second predetermined...
8250567 Robust firmware upgrade in a network terminal  
The present invention concerns a network terminal, and method in a broadband terminal for upgrading a firmware, said terminal comprising an interface to a network and a non volatile memory adapted...
8250409 Boot test apparatus and method of computer system  
A boot test apparatus and method can repeatedly execute actions of power-on and power-off for a cold boot test of a computer to test whether the computer is operable. The boot test apparatus...
8250352 Isolating workload partition space  
A method, system, and computer usable program product for isolating a workload partition space are provided in the illustrative embodiments. A boot process of a workload partition in a data...
8250351 Synchronization of two independent reset signals  
Reset control circuitry is disclosed, for controlling a first reset signal for resetting at least a first portion of a circuit and a further reset signal for resetting at least a second portion of...
8250372 Gaming security system  
Verification of software to be run in a secure environment is performed by comparing a critical portion of the executable boot program code in an EPROM with code stored in a logic circuit. The...
8245023 Method and related computer system capable of executing programs for a computer system  
A method capable of executing programs for a computer system operating in a shut down state includes generating a control instruction while a key of the computer system is pressed down; storing the...
8245025 Computer motherboard with basic input output system capable of built-in configuration display  
The present invention is a computer motherboard with a Basic Input Output System (BIOS) capable of built-in configuration display, characterized in that the BIOS includes a first means and a second...
8245024 Booting in systems having devices coupled in a chained configuration  
The present disclosure includes methods, devices, and systems for booting in systems having devices coupled in a chained configuration. One or more embodiments include a host and a number of...
8245019 Method, program and system to update files in a computer system  
Provided is a method, program and system to update files in a computer system. A patch is received for an installed program in a computer and message from a server over a network. Program files for...
8244958 Method and system for facilitating fast wake-up of a flash memory system  
Methods, systems and computer-readable code for maintaining flash data structures in accordance with events of a flash memory system are disclosed. Both an events log as well as at least one flash...
8245224 Retrieving data from an information carrier  
A method of retrieving content data and instructional data from a storage medium includes providing a storage medium having content data and instructional data, the content data having a physical...
8245026 Securing the contents of data storage devices within a computer  
Each data storage device that supports the standard security features and is enabled with a security password may be locked when power is removed from the device. When power is returned, a...
8245022 Method and system to support ISCSI boot through management controllers  
An information handling system includes a host including a central processing unit, a management controller enabled to communicate with the host, a network interface resource in communication with...
8244925 Circuit board and liquid crystal display includes changing EDID information  
Provided are a circuit board that stores Extended Display Identification Data (EDID) information provided externally and a liquid crystal display (LCD) comprising the same. The liquid crystal...
8244924 Discovery and configuration of device configurations  
A computer program product for processing communications between a host processor and a plurality of devices includes a tangible storage medium for performing a method comprising: receiving, by the...
8244936 Data communication apparatus for stabilizing the connection of a communication line between data communication apparatuses and program therefor  
A data communication apparatus 1 has a processing section (CPU) 10 that executes at least a part of communication processing of a communication controller 2 and that executes processing other than...
8245021 System and method for re-imaging computers  
According to an embodiment, a system comprises a client, a BIOS on the client, and an image support application in the BIOS operable to re-image the client.
8245055 Method for firmware control invocation from power management  
A method for usurping control of a computer system from an operating system using a mechanism otherwise used to enable the entry of the computer system into a lower power state.
8244845 IP based notification of device management operations in a network  
A method and system for interfacing to an electronic device is disclosed. The interfacing may comprise one or more servers in a wireless network communicating internet protocol (IP) based messages...
8239665 Methods, systems and media for configuring boot options  
Implementations described herein generally provide methods of configuring boot options. One method may generally include receiving on a remote management information handling system (IHS), boot...
8239666 System for managing hardware resources, computer system, method for managing hardware resources, and program  
A system for managing hardware resources includes a computer system and a management server, wherein the computer system includes a static authentication key generation unit that generates...
8239667 Switching between multiple operating systems (OSes) using sleep state management and sequestered re-baseable memory  
Embodiments of switching between multiple operating systems (OSes) using sleep state management and sequestered re-baseable memory are generally described herein. Embodiments of the invention allow...
8239664 Computer system having dual bios program protecting function and control method thereof  
A dual BIOS program protecting method is provided for protecting a first BIOS program and a second BIOS program of a computer system. Firstly, a flag is switched from a first status to a second...
8239662 Network based operating system across devices  
A system for providing an operating system over a network to a local device is provided. The system includes a base image server, a preferences image server and an image loader. The system may also...
8234359 System and method for remotely re-imaging a computer system  
The present disclosure relates generally to systems and methods for remotely re-imaging a computer system. In one example, a method is provided for executing a re-imaging process for replacing an...
8234487 Server apparatus and startup control method  
According to one embodiment, a server apparatus includes a communication processor, a database and a controller. The communication processor starts up based on a startup program recorded in a...
8234486 Managing reboot operations  
The disclosure provides a mechanism which is activated when a user opts to hibernate their computer (at the end of the day) rather than switching it off. In particular, on receipt of a hibernate...
8234710 Malware automated removal system and method using a diagnostic operating system  
The present invention automates the operation of multiple malware removal software products using a computerized system that systematically operates the multiple selected software products. These...
8230210 Interactive firmware recovery  
Firmware is interactively recoverable prior to loading an operating system on a computer. Rather than proceeding through a recovery without user input, user input about a recovery is solicited...
8230206 Bios parameter erasing method and apparatus applied to computer system  
A computer system includes a triggering device; and a motherboard, connected to the triggering device, further comprising: a memory stored with a setting parameter of a basic-input-output-system;...
8230209 Method and apparatus for automatically providing a user the opportunity to boot from an alternate storage device where a valid operating system resides  
Automatically presenting the user, at boot time, the option of booting from a default device or from any of a plurality of storage devices that contain bootable partitions. This overcomes current...
8230205 Image processing apparatus and program starting up method  
An image processing apparatus has first through n-th pluralities of programs which, when executed by a computer processor, perform respectively first through n-th functions of the image processing...
8230260 Method and system for performing parallel computer tasks  
A method and system for performing parallel tasks in a computer system includes invoking a single-threaded operating environment in a computer, invoking under the single-threaded operating...