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We noticed the basic input/output system (BIOS)
version on this computer does not match the specifications for the central
processing unit (CPU), also known as a processor, that is installed on your
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What is a bios chip and what itcan do to a motherboard


Every microprocessor, the 'brain' of a computer, needs a set of instructions, a 'program', to tell it what to do. The bios (Basic Input Output System) chip contains a program to set up the computer to perform work by telling the microprocessor how to interact with all of the devices (such as the hard drive, memory, video display, USB ports, CD-Rom drive) that are connected to the motherboard. If the bios is corrupted or not working, the computer does not know how to perform the functions it needs to do to operate. The term for a computer with a non-functioning bios is 'bricked' because that computer has the computational power of a brick. Most manufacturers of computers have methods by which bios chips can be recovered or updated in many cases, but a totally non-functioning bios chip must be replaced if that is possible on your motherboard.

Jul 25, 2014 | ASUS Computers & Internet

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Short beep long beep


1 long, 1 short beepSystem board problem When your computer boots up, the Basic Input-Output System (BIOS) performs an all-systems Power On Self-Test (POST).
The POST tests your computer's most important components, including the motherboard itself, the system's memory and the video card.
If the computer deviates from its standard beep, it may indicate a very serious problem with your computer, or it may simply indicate that you need to replace a system fan or a memory stick. BIOS beep codes vary according to manufacturer.

Start your computer.
Pay attention to the number of beeps and the length of the beeps.
There are short and long beeps.
Write down your observations.
Write down the BIOS type if this information is on your screen.
Consult your computer documentation if you don't know what type of motherboard you have.
Visit your computer manufacturer's support website for your computer model if you purchased a pre-built machine.


Look up your BIOS manufacturer (AMI, Award and Phoenix, for example) at a BIOS beep code website such as 5StarSupport, PC Hell or PC Guide (see Below).
Match the your computer's beep code with the beep code listing for your BIOS manufacturer.
http://www.pcguide.com/ts/x/sys/beep/index.htm
http://www.5starsupport.com/info/beep_codes.htm
http://www.pchell.com/hardware/beepcodes.shtml

Aug 25, 2013 | HP Pavilion p6716f-b Desktop PC & 20 Inch...

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No boot - short beep, long beep (it is not a memory problem)


When your computer boots up, the Basic Input-Output System (BIOS) performs an all-systems Power On Self-Test (POST).
The POST tests your computer's most important components, including the motherboard itself, the system's memory and the video card.
If the computer deviates from its standard beep, it may indicate a very serious problem with your computer, or it may simply indicate that you need to replace a system fan or a memory stick. BIOS beep codes vary according to manufacturer.

Start your computer.
Pay attention to the number of beeps and the length of the beeps.
There are short and long beeps.
Write down your observations.
Write down the BIOS type if this information is on your screen.
Consult your computer documentation if you don't know what type of motherboard you have.
Visit your computer manufacturer's support website for your computer model if you purchased a pre-built machine.


Look up your BIOS manufacturer (AMI, Award and Phoenix, for example) at a BIOS beep code website such as 5StarSupport, PC Hell or PC Guide (see Below).
Match the your computer's beep code with the beep code listing for your BIOS manufacturer.
http://www.pcguide.com/ts/x/sys/beep/index.htm
http://www.5starsupport.com/info/beep_codes.htm
http://www.pchell.com/hardware/beepcodes.shtml

Aug 25, 2013 | HP Pavilion p6716f-b Desktop PC & 20 Inch...

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Download drivers


Ummm, no such thing.......

Driver: Small piece of software that allows the Operating System to communicate with a device

BIOS: Basic Input/Output System program

When you press the Power On button, the plastic assembly of the Power On button; presses against the Power On switch located inside it.

The Soft Power On circuit is activated.
This 'excites' the Power Supply, and turns it on.

The first chipset to receive power is the BIOS chipset.
The Basic Input/Output System program is initialized.

BIOS looks to see what devices are installed, does a Ram Memory count, turns the CPU (Processor) on; and hands the computer over to the Operating System.

To perform ANYTHING with BIOS in the respect you are stating, you would be performing a BIOS update.

The BIOS program in modern personal computers, no longer uses BIOS drivers.
"Older types of OS would use the BIOS to access hardware on the computer, but most new versions now access hardware directly through drivers built into the OS."

(OS = Operating System)

http://www.wisegeek.com/what-are-bios-drivers.htm

(Sometimes people just have to see another tech state this, just to make them feel comfortable about it, IMHO)

Know this;
IF, the power goes out when you are performing a BIOS update, your computer turns into an expensive doorstop.

IF, the BIOS update is not compatible with your computer, your computer turns into an expensive doorstop.

IF, you do NOT save the original BIOS program, and the above happens, your computer turns into an expensive doorstop.

Now,..........why is it you wish to fool with your BIOS program?

Post back in a Comment. Or click on Reply at end of this solution, and post.

Regards,
joecoolvette

May 14, 2013 | ASUS Eee Computers & Internet

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Default boot order for emachine laptop 732


Step 1:
All computer systems go through a set of instructions called the Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) when they are turned on. The BIOS checks all of the hardware and software installed on the computer to make sure they are working properly before loading the operating system. You may need to access the BIOS menu periodically to find out the current version of the BIOS you have if there are upgrades available. The command you use to access the BIOS settings on an Emachines computer will vary depending on the specific model you have.

Access the Start menu and click "Shut Down." Select the "Restart" option. Wait for the Emachines logo to appear on the screen as the computer begins booting up again. Press the "Tab" key when the logo appears and see if the computer switches to the BIOS menu. Press the "Escape," "Delete," or "F2" keys if the "Tab" key doesn't take you to the BIOS menu screen. Use the right arrow key to highlight the "Main" entry and press Enter. Scroll down to the heading labeled "BIOS version." Check the long string of numbers and letters under the "BIOS version" heading to locate the current BIOS version your Emachines is using. Press the "F10" key to exit the BIOS menu screen and finish booting up the computer's operating system.
Access/Enter Motherboard BIOS http://michaelstevenstech.com/bios_manufacturer.htm

Feb 22, 2013 | eMachines Computers & Internet

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What is bios password


A bios password protects access to Bios settings.
BIOS:
Stands for Basic Input/Output System. The BIOS gives the computer a little built-in starter kit to run the rest of softwares from floppy disks (FDD) and hard disks (HDD). The BIOS is responsible for booting the computer by providing a basic set of instructions.


Jun 19, 2011 | Intel Balance CN6555 Notebook

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How can i get to command prompt in dos through bios?


Sorry but basically you cant access command propmt through the bios. The command prompt is part of the operating system of the pc, either as DOS (disk operating system) or part of windows.
The BIOS (Basic Input output system) which is on a rom(read only memory) chip on the mother board, and initiates post(power on self test) when the computer starts, without the bios the computer would not boot up at all. To access the command prompt you must have a operating system installed, ie Windows. hope this helps.

Sep 23, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Microsoft is unable to determine the exact cause of this error. However, this problem was most likely caused by an error in your computer?s random access memory (RAM). RAM is the main internal storage area...


What are you doing when this happens? It sounds like you will have to get a BIOS upgrade weather you like it or not. Visit the motherboard manufacturer's website and obtain the BIOS update from there.

Dec 29, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional for PC

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Regarding BIOS


BIOS stands for Basic Input/Output System.

It's a 64MegaByte (MB) program, that is 'burned' into the BIOS chip, on the motherboard.
(Chip is slang for IC.
Integrated Circuit. I suggest you go to Wikipedia.org, and in their search bar, type -> Integrated Circuit. Also look up -> BIOS)

When you push the Power On button, the Soft Power On, part of your power supply, is momentarily connected to Ground. This makes the power supply come on.

Power is supplied to the motherboard, through the 20/24-pin ATX motherboard power cable. (Also, some processors require a separate power cable, connected to the motherboard. Either a 4-pin ATX power cable, or an 8-pin EPS +12 volt power cable)

The BIOS program, on the BIOS chip, on your motherboard, receives power.
BIOS then looks to see what devices are connected to the computer, (Peripheral, and what's in the Expansion slot/s), does a Ram Memory count, then turns the processor on, and hands the computer over to the Operating System. (Windows XP is an example of an Operating System. O/S)

For more info, I suggest you check out Wikipedia. Start with Motherboard. Anything you see in Blue, is a link you click on, for more info about it.

Also check out Howstuffworks.com- "Computer Channel"
And, check out Hardwaresecrets.com

Apr 28, 2009 | Biostar P4M80-M7 Motherboard

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