Basic input/output system (BIOS) is a firmware programming, and it like the basic DNA of any microprocessor which enables your PC to run or even start. Before moving to the rectification tool and associated problem, first, we should know the BIOS and Firmware.
What is firmware?
Firmware is a kind of software programming the only difference from the traditional programming is that it’s a chip level programming. It also comes into the category of system software as it is essential for the working of any microprocessor.
What is BIOS?
Now, moving on to the BIOS, it is the only software in any device that comes in-built with it. It is an essential need for any computer to start. A microprocessor is the brain of any computer, BIOS is the instruction to the microprocessor, even to wake up and launch itself. Hence it is the first layer between software and hardware. It is one who directly interacts with bare hardware.
Whenever we start our system, microprocessor passes control to the BIOS which is present at the EPROM. It checks and ensures the exact location of every component and then loads the operating system on the ROM (Read only memory) from the hard disk of the system. In this way, BIOS eases the responsibility of Operating System to know about the address of associated devices and basic input-output flow.
So it is the essential component of any PC and needs special care. Any problem and malfunctioning can hamper the whole system. BIO is the unique identity of any system because it has specially designed for a particular motherboard or system model.
A BIOS failure in any system creates a whole lot of problem. In this case, your system is not able to lift the operating system resultantly system is not ready to start. Generally, it flashes an error message containing the issue associated with it, but sometimes there is no message only “Beep” sound indicates the improper of failure of BIOS.
Here are some steps to help you fix the corrupt BIOS firmware issue
- As it resides in the ROM of your system, plug it off from the system keep it aside and ensures its safety.
- Remove the BIOS chipset from a working system. Be careful during the removal of the chipset from a working system and do not touch any metal part of the motherboard. Do not shut down or close the system.
- Take this corrupted chipset and try to connect it to the motherboard of other PC. Don’t force to join, touches the socket to confirm the connection only.
- Try to boot the other motherboard with the help of currently installed BIOS. Do not plug out the working BIOS. For this you need to follow the given steps:
- Open the Start
- Go to system information and type “misinfo” into system information.
- Go for the system model number and search for the BIOS updating.
- Now, move to the BIOS version/date
- After that, open the web-browser and look for the update file on your BIOS manufacturer’s website.
- Now download, or update the BIOS file from there.
- Ensure that your BIOS update file is newer than your previous BIOS version.
- Install or update the file by extracting it from the zip file and reading the agreement or copy the file into any flash drive.
- Go to the Boot option.
- Select Flash option from the advance tab.
- Press the BIOS key and update the current malfunctioning BIOS.
- Wait for a while.
- It may work, and your BIOS is now all set to reinstall into its parent system.
- Reinstall repaired BIOS carefully with the help of a proper tool.
Caution: you have to have a CD or DVD that hold the right BIOS setting and Installer of the previous Motherboard.
Very carefully remove the working BIOS with the help of small tools. Keep the system running and the working BIOS aside.
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