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Laptop or PC Desktop BIOS update: How to do it

The best advice in this case is: unless you absolutely, definitely have to do it, don't do it.

Unless there is something wrong with your BIOS, like not recognizing some hardware properly, a BIOS update is very risky in most cases. Also in most cases, it is NOT needed. A BIOS update will not improve your computer's speed or help with overheating issues.


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Do I use the jumper to flash a bios on this board?

The jumper is there to restore bios to default settings. Flashing a bios is a dangerous procedure and only to be done when you are fully aware of the consequences should something go wrong. If you lose power or something goes wrong during the procedure you just might wind up with a dead motherboard! Go to manufacturer web site and follow instructions religiously and cross your fingers! Unless it is absolutely necessary for you to flash it, I would leave it alone as I have with all my witches.

Nov 18, 2015 | Intel D101GGC Motherboard

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i neeb bios update for sahara laptop al096

Don't do it unless there is a VERY COMPELLING REASON. BIOS flash upgrades don't always go well. If it fails for ANY reason, you are out of business ... rarely can you go back with success.

This is a case of if it ain't broke - don't fix it.

Thanks for your question @ FixYa.com

Sep 05, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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I have a Dell Inspiron 530S PC, download the manufacturer's website for the BIOS update but the install and reboot the pc would not start. I tried to clear the CMOS by removing the battery and jumper but has not been successful. I need help please. Thanks in advance.

When you flash the wrong BIOS, the motherboard is broken for good unless you have the factory utilities, which (I'm assuming you don't work in a Dell factory) you don't. Sorry. Your best bet is to buy a new motherboard and switch all your parts onto that mobo.

Jun 08, 2011 | Dell Inspiron 530 PC Desktop

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Well it sounds like the BIOS doesn't detect the hard drive any more. Viruses typically don't get transfered to the mother board/ BIOS itself. They usually are only on the OS. Unless someone flashed the BIOS with the wrong version or something. If that is the case it's either trashed or you need to find the correct patch to flash the BIOS. If this is not the case boot into the BIOS and configure it to see the hard drive.

Aug 12, 2008 | Dell (E210882) Motherboard

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Bios Boot Block Recovery

unfortunately not unless, you have a dual bios where the old settings are saved, flashing the bios is very dodgy, unless it is absolutely neccasary. You may be better getting in touch with acer to se if the laptop can be reset.

Apr 06, 2007 | Acer TravelMate 4000LCi Notebook

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