What does the BIOS do to indicate if there is a problem with your computer?
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If it's a desktop PC, erasing the cmos memory will usually clear it. Turn the power off, remove the cover. There should be a battery, these days they use a large silver disc watch battery type. Near it should be three pins with a linker on two of them. Move it to the other side, so the middle pin …is linked to the other pin. Leave it there for a few seconds and then put it back in it's original position. Replace the covers and boot up. You will then have to reset your BIOS options etc.. On Laptops, they all most always write the password to EEROM or flash memory, which don't need a battery. Unfortunately, sometimes the only way to clear these, is to remove the chip and use a programmer to load it with the latest BIOS from the manufacturer or replace it with a new one. Dell computers have a master password which is unique to each computer. That password can be obtained from Dell customer service. (MORE)
No, you have to "flash a bios" with the up to date version of the software from the vendors site. This would not be an upgrade per say.
BIOS . BIOS in computing , stands for Basic Input/Output System. BIOS refers to the firmware code run by an IBM compatible PC when first powered on. The primary function of the BIOS is to prepare the machine so other software programs stored on various media (such as hard drives , flopp…ies , and CDs ) can load, execute, and assume control of the PC. This process is known as booting up.. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BIOS. BIOS is lowest level software in computer that acts as a interface between hardware (basically chipset or processor) and OS. it provides access to system hardware and enables the creation of higher level OS . it is responsible for allowing you to control your computer hardware settings for booting up the machine when you turn on the power or reset the computer. (MORE)
Something that exists only in sci-fi stories. It would be a type of computer built from biological (probably neurological) components, not electronic components.
allows your PC to boot and controls settings for essential PC functions on a hardware level.
This information is intended for experienced users. It is not intended for basic users, hackers, or computer thieves. Please do not try any of following procedures if you are not familiar with computer hardware. I take no responsibility for the use or misuse of this information, including personal …injury, loss of data or hardware damage. Use this information at your own risk. A. By Using the Motherboard Jumper: In most motherboards, the CMOS battery is soldered. This makes it difficult to remove the battery. In this case we use another method. Almost all motherboards contain a jumper that can clear all CMOS settings along with the BIOS password. The location of this jumper varies depending upon the motherboard brand. You should read your motherboard manual to check its location. If you don't have the manual then look for the jumpers near the CMOS battery. Most manufacturers label the jumper as CLR, CLEAR, CLEAR CMOS, etc. When you find the jumper, look carefully. There will be 3 pins and the jumper will be joining the center pin to either left or right pin. What you need to do, is remove the jumper and join the center pin to the opposite pin. e.g. if the jumper joins the center pin to the left pin, then remove it and join the center pin to right pin. Now wait for a few seconds and then again remove the jumper and join the center pin to left pin. Make sure to turn the PC off before opening the cabinet and resetting the jumper. B. By Using Software: I have found that BIOS/CMOS Password Recovery Tool is the most effective: BIOS/CMOS Password Recovery Tool is a program that works instantly to remove any lost or forgotten BIOS/CMOS passwords. Simply boot your PC to DOS and execute the program, and get access to forgotten BIOS/CMOS passwords in just seconds. BIOS/CMOS Password Recovery Tool Service - See related links. . (MORE)
With an emulator program and the skill and knowledge to run and use the program
Basic Input / Output System It is the hardwired (burned onto EPROM) software that conducts the power-on self test, checks the hardware configuration and starts the boot sequence (loads boot sector of the hard drive and executes it (usually)).
\n. \nBasic Input/Output System, which is the start up system that tells your computer which hard drive to boot from, which language to use...etc.
You might say it is the instinct of the computer. Just like a newborn baby knows how to do a few basic things, like see, hear, breath, cry, etc., the computer only knows how to do a few basic things until the OS loads. The BIOS can accept input from the keyboard, read the OS from the hard drive,… output data to the screen, and a few other things, but not much else. Once the baby is born, it uses its basic abilities to learn new things. The computer uses the basic abilities of the BIOS to 'learn', or load advanced abilities when it loads the OS. (MORE)
BIOS is a program that starts when you turn on your computer. It checks all of your hardware, hard drive, CD ROM, cards, etc. to ensure they all have power and are working. It has several different categories, you can see your BIOS by paying attention to the screen when it first starts up. When you …see "hit f2 for system" or something to that affect then hit the key and you will go into your BIOS. Just DO NOT make any changes, it will screw up your computer big time if you do not know what it all entails. BIOS is the base level programming on the motherboard which enables boot up to a hardware device, like a hard drive or CD-Rom, as well as maintains computer dates/times and several other settings. (MORE)
We can't format bios.it is permanent program.we can flash the bios by upgrading bios update....By ---Rajesh Arthimalla.
BIOS is located near the IDE port which is used to connect power cable to monitor , there are two jumpers settings near this port which are called BIOS and this are used for the setting for the motherboard. These are black in color.
The button used for this can vary from computer to computer. Most commonly you will need to press DEL F2 or F10 during startup. The system may only give you a brief second to hit the prescribed key, so press it like mad right when you power on the machine and keep pressing it over and over until …you either get the BIOS menu (success!) or operating system (failure!). If its not Del F2 F10 or any other key, look it up on the manufacturers website, you may have to dig a bit, but they'll generally tell you what key it is. Failing all that, a neat little last ditch trick that sometimes works, shut the machine off & unplug the floppy drive or remove a stick of ram. When you power it back on you might just get an error message saying "floppy drive missing... enter setup menu? Y/N" (MORE)
There are a few methods for doing this: Uniflash Uniflash is a free program that supports dumping the BIOSs from most motherboards and even some graphics cards. You will need to be able to boot from a floppy disk or a bootable USB flash drive (it runs on MS-DOS). Flashrom Flashrom is a Linux p…rogram that can dump Flash chips from some Flash chips. It does not support quite as many as Uniflash, but supports more modern ones. Linux is probably also easier to boot from on modern computers than MS-DOS (you can boot MS-DOS from a CD, but then you'd have nowhere to save the files). (MORE)
A computer's BIOS (Basic Input/Output System) is the heart of most modern personal computers. It is the part of the system that executes when a computer is first turned on, before any other programs or software are run. It ensures that the computer is set up correctly and is able to run properly, at… least until subsequent programs and software are run. One such set up is the MBR (Master Boot Record), which is on the primary system device, commonly, but not always, a hard disk. Once the BIOS determines where the primary system device is located, it then uses that device's information to locate the area where the MBR resides (also referred to as the "boot sector"), examines it for errors, computer viruses, etc, and then allows the MBR to run; on most systems, this will initiate the computer's operating system, which is the part most commonly seen and familiar to that computer's user. (MORE)
The AMI or Award BIOS id appears at the bottom of your screen after power on, during memory count up. The PAUSE key should work at that point, allowing you to write down the BIOS number, the BIOS date, and the version. You must copy it exactly .. Another (easier) way to get the Award/AMI BIOS ID …is by downloading the BIOS Agent Plus software which will scan your PC and return your BIOS ID among other hardware information. (MORE)
The BIOS environment in a computer (PCs only, not Macs) is a set of screens accessible only during the first part of the booting process. One usually presses a key, such as delete or f2 to get to the BIOS screen. The BIOS screens allow the user to change settings about the hardware of a computer. Th…ese settings are usually stuff like boot order, peripheral settings, hardware clock, etc. Be careful when changing settings in the BIOS, as changing the wrong setting may permanently damage your computer. Unless you know what you're doing, leave the BIOS settings alone. (MORE)
When you FIRST power on your computer, you should see a flash logo or a flash screen that lists your brand of BIOS. You may be able to push DEL or F12 on initial boot to access the BIOS settings.
It's powered by a small battery - the power drain is in the order of micro-Watts.
Do this carefully, and before touching anything inside your computer case, touch the metal outside of the case to discharge any static that might have built up. Look inside for the cmos battery, and there should be a jumper in the general proximity. Some motherboards you just need to pull it off and… move it over a little and then move it back. Some, you need to move it over and turn the computer on and then put it back. Try both, and it should work. -Lamaboy (MORE)
In very old computer systems, those using DOS, the BIOS was the interface between the operating system and the hardware. But in modern systems the BIOS is of much less importance, being used only during the early stages of the boot process. While the computer is in operation the device drivers take …over completely the former functions of the BIOS. (MORE)
You can probably download the bios for the motherboard, video card, etc. that has been damaged. Usually the downloaded file will be able to install the bios itself.
All computers have to start from from something. If it makes more sense to call that something a Basic Input Output System or BIOS then no problem
during the boot process depending on the motherboard you can press the delete key or the f2 key you only need to press it once but if pressing it multiple times makes you feel better you can do that too. if your operating system begins to load you didn't press the key early enough
it load the operating system in computer system it perform a power on it self it activate the bios chip
Go to the Xbox website and sign in. Then go to profile settings. Next, at the bottom it will say bio so type what you want then click to save. If your parents set up your Xbox they might have turned on parent settings so that you can't have a bio. If that happens go to your friends house who has a x…box 360 recover your gtag and then sign in to your account and go to cancel setting. It will say change name, profile, pic and then bio. Change your bio to whatever then go on your laptop. It will ask you under change gamer pic to change bio. I know that's a lot but it is worth it to get a cool bio. If you parents set the controls so you couldn't set up a bio, then it was for a good reason. You should get your parents' permission before changing the bio if the control was set. (MORE)
Turn your computer off, and then back on. You should see the manufacturer name and logo, and two prompts, on to press F2, this will take you to the BIOS settings, though you must hold it until you're in that menu. The other, just so you know is to hold F11, and this will take your computer to recove…ry mode. If you are in school right now, I do not advise changing the BIOS settings, as your schools tech. specialist will be very upset (I got myself sent to ALC [alternative learning center] for doing that) Hope this helped (MORE)
Its isn't possible as when your computer starts up, the processor resets and looks for the BIOS. The BIOS is programmed to look for the bootloader at memory address 0000:7C00 the processor itself cannot do anything if it does not find any software to execute. the BIOS is the software that firs…t loads (MORE)
yes - If the BIOS of your computer is infected then, since it is hard-coded (firmware) on a chip, you could have irreparable damage. Also most anti-virus programs work within your operating system (Windows or MacO/S) so they don't detect BIOS infections. The only way to repair your BIOS is, if it ca…n be, to Flash it . This is the process used to update the firmware on your BIOS chip. Check your computer or motherboard manufacturer to obtain the flash application, and the instructions for running it. Flashing the BIOS should place a new, uninfected version of firmware on the chip. (MORE)
Depending on how well they are living, they indicate the environment's quality and balance of nutrients. If they are dying, you can suspect things such as low levels of dissolved oxygen or some sort of other abnormalities.
Your computer's BIOS (Basic Input/Output System) is the first software your PC loads. It sets the stage for your operating system, so to speak, by finding all your PC's various hardware components and letting the operating system know it can use them. As with any software, your computer or motherbo…ard manufacturer periodically updates the BIOS to fix bugs, add compatibility with new devices, improve caching functions, and make several other hardware tweaks that can speed up your boot time and fix annoying issues. These updates are available at the manufacturer's site. But if you make a mistake in the update process, you risk rendering your PC unbootable. (MORE)
Usually uses the same old Phoenix BIOS but like I have said many a times today it depends.
Although BIOS has gone a long way and has changed greatly in complexity since it's origins, Basic Input/Output System is a piece of software that is responsible for first, detecting, testing and initializing system devices. It then uses one of these devices, finds the next software on a storage devi…ce and executes it (next software usually being the OS boot loader) in the process called bootstrapping in which a simpler program executes a more complicated system of programs. (MORE)
The BIOS (often also known as CMOS) is a Programmed ROM that comes integrated on the motherboard and stores instructions to perform the Power On Self Test (POST) and then load the Bootstrap. The Operating System Of a computer is a vast set of programs which is impossible to start if it isn't loade…d. But to load a program onto the memory of the computer (RAM) which in turn will begin to load the operating system is paradoxical. Hence, the concept of ROM-BIOS was designed in order to cut through this impossible problem. When we switch on the computer, the BIOS first requests interrupts for all the peripheral devices attached to our computer in order to check whether all of them are working or not. This short test is called the POST. After the POST, the BIOS then loads a short set of instruction onto the RAM and which again loads the Operating System. Apart from this exceptional function, the BIOS also has many other uses. Such as; it keeps a record of the Boot devices settings and the clock speed of the processor. One can very well understand what functionality the BIOS adds to the computer being just a small chip. (MORE)
The BIOS (Basic Input Output System) is the first low level programthat is loaded into the computer memory. This program performsinitial hardware diagnostics memory, disk, I/O, video, etc., andthen transfers to a boot program usually located on a hard disk.
Identifying the BIOS is very easy, a simple level of computing is needed. However, changing BIOS settings will need a lot more knowledge about computers. If not sure what you are doing in the BIOS, leave it alone.
The BIOS chip holds programs that 'kick-starts' your computer when you first switch it on. Occasionally, these programs need updating. It's perfectly safe to update the BIOS if asked to do so by the computer.
The answer usually is displayed on your screen for a couple of seconds at the beginning of the boot process. I think you usually have to press F8 at that time, but it varies.
Whiel the computer is plugged into a power supply, the BIOS is maintained by a 'trickle current'. When the computer is unplugged, The BIOS is powered by a lithium cell similar to a large watch battery. It's housed on the circuit-board, and needs replacing every few years.
so it wont overheat. You have to flash the bios every now and then because of it
The BIOS (Basic Input/Output System) is software that resides right on your motherboard which allows the system to start up, test itself to ensure that all essential hardware is present and working, and load an operating system from whichever storage device(s) it's configured to load them from…. The BIOS standard is slowly being phased out (more quickly in some PC brands than others *coughapplecough*) in favour of the more flexible, modern EFI (Extensible Firmware Interface) standard. Both can be learned about in more detail on, say, Wikipedia. (MORE)
The Term BIOS stands for BASE INSTRUCTION OPERATING SYSTEM. These instructions are what actually start the processor and associated hardware to run the installed Operating System. I.E., Windows XP.
Here is two reasons I've had to do it. To update it (New hardware support). BIOS had become corrupt.
The BIOS is a chip on your computer's motherboard that gives it instructions on how to start up and how to operate. It stands for Basic Input/Output System.
Yes. One of the jobs of the BIOS is to monitor the temperatures ofvarious components inside of the computer (like the CPU) andautomatically shut the computer down if the heat reaches dangerouslimits. This action is done to protect the motherboard and computercomponents from permanent damage. If you…r computer is shutting down due to high temperatures, thenyou should take the following actions: (1) If you have overclocked the computer deliberately, then youshould undo those settings or restore default BIOS settings. (2) Ensure all the fans in the computer are spinning when it ispowered on. If a fan does not spin then power-off the computer andcheck the power connections of any fans which are not spinning. Ifthey still don't spin when the computer is powered on again thenshut the computer off and replace the fan before using the computeragain. (3) If your processor or video card is overheating then turn offthe computer, take it outside and use a can of compressed air toblow the dust out of the heatsinks and fans, as dust can collect inthe fins of a heatsink and impair its ability to cool your CPU orGPU. (4) If the above does not work, then power-off the computer, unplugit. Then remove the heatsink and fan from the CPU and apply a smallamount of thermal paste to the CPU (where it comes in contact withthe heat sink). If you do not have thermal paste available, you cansometimes get by with 'jiggling' the heat sink so that the existingthermal paste can tightly bond with the CPU and heat sink --although you should strongly consider replacing the thermal pasteeven if this method works. (MORE)
All computers have to be given instruction before they will doanything. The BIOS (Basic Input/Output System) is the firstprimitive instructions that gets the computer up and running andruns some tests to see that it's working. These tests are calledthe POST or Power On Self Test. After that it's han…ded over to theoperating system for the active instructions. (MORE)
A BIOS or EFI firmware onboard a computer is one of the mostcritical parts of the booting process. It's responsible forchecking for new hardware if there are any, if all connectedhardware are working, and lets the computer boot from a operatingsystem that is loaded to a drive that is already preconf…igured ormanually overridden by the user. (MORE)
Usually NO , because the BIOS is in some type of ROM. However with manufacturers switching to EEPROM or Flash to storethe BIOS (to permit updates without having to replace parts) theremay be a small potential that some virus programmer may find a wayto infect certain BIOSs on some computers.
The BIOS is firmware stored in a ROM that includes the bootstrap,and low level I/O device drivers. It is needed to startup thecomputer, perform hardware self tests, and load the operatingsystem so that the machine can then be used. CMOS is a digital integrated circuit design and manufacturingprocess… that creates very low power devices for the amount offunctionality implemented in those devices. Almost all digitalintegrated circuits (e.g. microprocessors, memory, input/output)used in modern computers are CMOS. (MORE)