Lost power while updating bios

Once everything has been verified and changed make sure you save settings and then exit CMOS setup.

If everything appears to be correct, you can try resetting the CMOS to the default values.

BIOS flashing tools usually try to detect whether the BIOS fits your hardware, but if the tool attempts to flash the BIOS anyway, your computer could become unbootable.

lost power while updating bios-64lost power while updating bios-19

BIOS updates aren’t big software upgrades that add new features, security patches, or performance improvements.

BIOS updates typically have very short change logs – they may fix a bug with an obscure piece of hardware or add support for a new model of CPU.

If the computer lost power while it was still running it may have corrupted the CMOS.

Make sure the computer is ready to be shut off before turning off the computer.

Before considering replacing the CMOS battery try leaving your computer on for several days.

Sometimes leaving the computer can re-charge the battery.

Updating your operating system and software is important.

On the other hand, we have previously covered why you shouldn’t generally update your hardware drivers, although gamers will definitely want to update their graphics drivers. BIOS updates will not make your computer faster, they generally won’t add new features you need, and they may even cause additional problems.

Computers should ideally have a backup BIOS stored in read-only memory, but not all computers do.

Given that you probably will not see any improvements from updating your BIOS, that new bugs could pop up, and the potential for errors while flashing, you shouldn’t update your BIOS unless you have a reason to.

In some cases, you may even experience new bugs with a new version of the BIOS, as the BIOS that came with your computer may have gone through more testing.

Tags: , ,