‘BIOS’ stands for Basic Input Output System and is located in the form of a small memory chip on the motherboard. BIOS plays a crucial role during the process of booting and is responsible for running a hardware check and see to it that all components are working in tandem and efficiently.
‘BIOS’ also gives the required instruction to the user. It plays a very basic and important role in the computer system. If the ‘BIOS’ does not work properly the system would not boot and this could take a lot of time and resources to rectify such a problem.
A lot of people go for an upgrade of their BIOS due to various reasons. However, care must be taken to ensure that the upgrade is carried out neatly or else the user could experience some major problems with the system. The process where an upgrade is performed on the BIOS is known as flashing.
There can be several reasons as to why the BIOS might be creating problems. Most of them will be due to errors experienced during flashing. Here are a list of some of the problems and solutions.
BIOS problems and their solutions:-
Ruined BIOS chip
This issue occurs rarely, where the BIOS chip on the motherboard gets damaged. In that case note down the serial number, type and make of the motherboard. Most manufacturers will take in orders for just purchasing the BIOS chip and hence, you can procure just the chip.
Open the casing and with the help of the manual, learn how to remove the old chip. Remove it carefully and now insert the new one in its place. Following this, carefully adhere to installation instructions laid down by the manual.
There are many kinds of errors that can occur while you flash you’re BIOS.
Flashing with the wrong BIOS upgrade
Most BIOS updates come in the form of a ZIP file with built in binary codes and utilities and also at most times a READ ME file. If the codes do not correspondingly match or if there is some sort of unexplained discrepancy between the older version and the new upgrade the BIOS would fail to boot.
Also, make sure to get the perfect upgrade package after thoroughly checking out the motherboard serial number and the possible BIOS upgrade that comes along with it.
Flashing BIOS within OS discouraged
Most BIOS manufacturers would discourage users from upgrading their BIOS with the OS loaded. It involves a lot of risks and lot of things could go wrong during the process. For instance even if no form of applications is being used, the antivirus software alone could create some serious issues while flashing.
Flashing your BIOS for unnecessary fixes
If you are trying to fix some bug on your system, be cent percent sure that it can be rectified after flashing the BIOS. Contact the manufacturers and get their take as well. If your OS is working fine it is better to leave it untouched.
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