Comments on: What is “Flashing the BIOS”? The Super User Community Blog Mon, 05 Dec 2016 07:34:06 +0000 hourly 1 By: amol Sun, 31 Jan 2016 19:40:59 +0000 thank you man!!! all needed knowledge in one page!! and also i left the thought to flash my bios..

]]> By: Al Sun, 17 Jan 2016 18:16:29 +0000 I do this all the time with my FM2+ MB with UEFI BIOS, my TV set, and phone with custom ROM and kernel just for the sake of keeping everything up to date and fixing bugs that would otherwise go unnoticed. I never had a single problem with the process. As long as you correctly identify the product model and updating procedure before downloading the update in object, i don’t think you risk hard bricking any hardware at all. And, whenever the update you correctly applied is official and you are within warranty, if something goes wrong there’s still RMA.

]]> By: malik Mon, 13 Jan 2014 03:31:49 +0000 Good Article, very informative !!!

]]> By: sunilamco Sun, 12 Jan 2014 10:09:52 +0000 what is the flash system & its work??

]]> By: anonymous Wed, 08 Jan 2014 17:51:35 +0000 Perhaps a third party installed malware on your computer which flashed your bios. It is very, very unusual that your bios would just get flashed without your explicitly doing it. This is something that is underneath your operating system, for example windows would never touch your bios since the OS boots only once your BIOS is already running.

I would be very suspicious of third party malware causing that bios flash. Watch the io9 video on the NSA. Google will find it for you.

By: Adam Moore Fri, 20 Dec 2013 17:37:49 +0000 Good article! But, it’s not all info about flashing BIOS there are some other ways and cases when you need to use other approach: How to flash BIOS.

]]> By: Fares Sat, 16 Nov 2013 18:56:13 +0000 touchpad will not work while flashing bios, you shouldnt have disconnected your pc next time you should leave it alone and wait till the flashing is over.

]]> By: Bassdrop1 Tue, 29 Oct 2013 01:02:08 +0000 I have really no idea. HP just force flashed me and I didn’t really know what it was until now. It could be some sort of defect in the computer. All I know is, your very lucky your computer’s not a box now.

]]> By: T. Wrecks Tue, 19 Mar 2013 15:11:32 +0000 Some motherboard manufacturers, such as Gigabyte, actually install 2 BIOS chips on the motherboard for just such an occasion. Evidently bad flashes happened enough to warrant the back-up chip. If you corrupt one, the other one boots right up. So, if you are into custom builds, and have an itch to tinker with BIOS, I would recommend deploying this type of board…

]]> By: Asa abdelhlaim Fri, 08 Mar 2013 16:13:13 +0000 I left my laptop for a minute when I returned there was a notice that my touch pad would not work during flashing. i did not know what flashing was, as in my 20 years of owning a computer i have never encountered it. I thought it could be something that worked automatically. A few minutes later the screen went black and the computer sounded like a car (only lower level of noise) it continued to do so for almost an hour. I tried to turn the computer off but it won’t go off, so i pulled the plug and removed the battery. a minute late I turned it on, and it asked for for an outside source of power, i plugged it in and it started to fix the “corrput BIOS” after finishing that the computer was back to its normal (self). How do i prevent this from happening again. I am by no means a “super” user. thank you