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on Dec 04, 2009 | Computers & Internet
Only obtain the BIOS update from
the computer manufacturer or motherboard manufacturer, unless the computer
manufacturer or motherboard manufacturer is no longer in business.
Do not shut off or reboot the
computer until the BIOS instructs you to do so.
Verify that the BIOS you have
been instructed to use or the one that you are downloading will resolve the
issue you are attempting to fix. Remember that BIOS updates will only fix
hardware issues and will not fix software issues, unless that software is
directly related to the hardware.
Verify the BIOS version and make
sure that the BIOS update you plan on using is the next version. For example,
if your BIOS is 1.0a, and the manufacturer has 1.0b, 1.0c, 1.0d, etc. You
should be updating to 1.0b. If you need 1.0d, update to 1.0b, 1.0c and then
1.0d unless otherwise instructed by your computer or motherboard manufacturer.
Verify that the computer has
been scanned for viruses, viruses that may reside in the write-able portion of
the BIOS may cause the BIOS to abort or fail, possibly causing the computer to
encounter additional issues.
If you are updating a laptop or
portable computers BIOS ensure that it has AC power and is not running off the
Finally, when upgrading a BIOS,
it is important that your read the disclaimer and any other information or
instructions included with the download. Many computer manufactures will not
support a BIOS if done by the user of the computer without the instructions of
a technician or company representative. If the BIOS causes any difficulty with
the computer you may be held responsible.
How do I download a BIOS update without a working computer?
If you are unable to get to the Internet in order to download a BIOS update
we suggest downloading and creating a BIOS diskette on a different computer.
For example, a friends computer or a computer at your work.
Where can I find the BIOS version for the motherboard I
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