BIOS stand for a firmware code that is stored in EEPROM memory of personal computers. It controls the execution of hardware drivers, security features and other settings of the PC. The EEPROM can be rewritten anytime it is needed by the computer to recall altered settings. However, it is very difficult to change these codes manually. Hence, it becomes necessary to use a BIOS chip resetter which will reset the EEPROM and enable the changes. This article describes how to reset BIOS in your laptop or any other computer with BIOS installed.
Normally, the BIOS is volatile, which makes it more susceptible to computer crashes. So, you should avoid placing too many programs in shooting tray. Also, remove all extra device drivers while keeping only the ones that are necessary for your work. Clean up all temporary files as they slow down the booting time of your computer.
Now get an image of your computer using Disk imaging tools such as disk extractor or defragmenter. You can download a free image of your computer from Microsoft using any of the browser on your desktop. Compare the difference between the new images and verify if they are in accordance with your BIOS.
If your BIOS chip is not working correctly, you can visit the manufacturers official website and get the latest BIOS version for your PC. If you have already bought your PC, use the Windows DVD disks to install the latest BIOS. When your BIOS is properly installed, turn off the PC and remove all hardware except the PC itself. Then use the PC’s BIOS recovery mode to reset the BIOS. You can follow the same procedure to reset other modes also.
Press and hold onto the power switch for several seconds until the PC switches off. Release the power but don’t pull the plug yet. Plug the power cable back in but keep holding the switch.
Boot up the computer again. Ensure that the BIOS LED is on and that the bios menu is active. Look for a prompt that asks you to scan the memory for errors. If your PC displays a blue screen, this indicates that you cannot proceed with the loading of the BIOS because there are errors in the BIOS. Use the arrow keys to highlight the error and press Enter to continue.
If your computer displays an error message that prevents you from booting up, you may want to try the following commands. Press and hold the F8 button on your keyboard. Use the right shift key to highlight the error and then press Enter. In the Window boot menu, select “Safe Mode with Networking”, and then press Enter. Your computer will now boot into Windows and you can select “Run” and type” BIOS-ovable” to load it up.
Be sure to backup your BIOS data every time you change the BIOS. It is important to backup your BIOS so that you can restore the BIOS to its previous state if necessary. Your backup should be made before turning on your computer, or at least afterwards. The backup should be saved in a folder that is readily available on your computer.