Thursday, 19 February 2015

Restore Bios Operating System On A Laptop

The inside of a PC.

A bad or failed BIOS update is one of the most annoying and problematic issues you can have with your laptop or any other PC. It is often difficult to recover a system from BIOS issues. However, you can take several steps if your system suffers from some kind of BIOS failure.


Repairing the BIOS

1. Check with the manufacturer of your computer and motherboard before you attempt to do anything with your system's BIOS chip. Most BIOS issues are the result of the user attempting to "flash" (overwrite) a new version of the BIOS chip's code in place of what was there when he or she received the system. Luckily, some manufacturers have anticipated this eventuality and have a section of the BIOS that cannot be overwritten, which will allow the system to boot off of a live disc.

2. Download using another system or public PC--if you do not have one on hand--a live DVD of any free Linux operating system; Ubuntu or Fedora are easy to use choices for those not familiar with Linux. Once the operating system has loaded, open a web browser and follow the instructions provided by either your PC's manufacturer or your motherboard's manufacturer to download a working version of the BIOS.

3. "Flash" the BIOS, being careful to follow your manufacturer's instructions to the letter. It is important that you do not deviate from the instructions; if you do, you could find yourself in the same position

that you are already in or, worse, doing further damage to your BIOS, making it harder to resolve the situation.

4. Restart you computer once the process has finished. If your computer boots, then you are done and you have successfully repaired your BIOS. Otherwise, you have some decisions to make. You can either attempt to flash the BIOS again or try to install a new BIOS chip, if possible.

5. Contact your manufacturer for information regarding where to purchase a replacement BIOS chip. Depending on the age of your system, it may not be worth the cost of replacing your BIOS chip, especially if you have to hire someone to do it.

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