The information below for accessing BIOS is applicable to older computer systems. Most newer computers have a much easier accessability to the BIOS.
The information below can be used to access the
BIOS from all the
major suppliers of BIOS chips and the Computer Manufacturers that use them.
During the computers initial boot the BIOS supplier will be displayed.
If the OEM(Original Equiptment Manufacturer) logo splash screen is displayed, press the ESC key to see the boot up
information. Press the Pause/Break key if text displays too fast.
The major BIOS suppliers are listed below and can be used to search for
special BIOS updates not supplied by the Computer vendor.*
Computer vendor and Mother
Board manufacturers customize their BIOS to the individual specifications of the mother board. Care must be taken when applying a BIOS update. A BIOS update should be applied to the exact make; model; version; etc. specified in the update description.
Applying the BIOS update to the wrong BIOS chip can render the system unbootable and could necessitate a Mother Board or BIOS chip replacement.
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DrDflashBoot Disk For BIOS Flashing - No Drivers: Save this file to your hard drive, insert a blank floppy in the floppy drive and double click the drdflash.exe file to create the boot disk. Follow the onscreen prompt and after creating the boot disk; copy the files for flashing the BIOS to the boot disk.
Not all Motherboard and BIOS manufacturers require a bootable floppy disk to create the BIOS boot floppy disk. Gateway for example specifies a blank IBM formatted disk and creates the bootable floppy from the downloaded BIOS update file. Make sure you check out all the available flashing information from the vendors web site before flashing the BIOS.
If the direct link above is no longer valid or you would like to know more about the downloaded file, you can find a wealth of information and boot disks for all occasions at: Bootdisk.com Due to the high volume of traffic to Bootdisk.com, if you can make a donation to help with the web hosting, it would be much appreciated by the owner of the web site.
Although I do enjoy helping users with their unique problems, I would request that you exhaust all the links supplied as options to your basic BIOS questions I supply on my web site.
If you do not find a specific solution from a link in my BIOS page, look for a link to the manufacturers web site and look for your specific make; model; revision; etc. This information should also be included in any correspondence directed to me.
Try a Google search for the motherboard manufacturer and exact model if the information is not listed above.
Please contact me with any bios access information you feel I need to add to my BIOS ACCESS page. I supply the information as a public service, and rely on feedback as one of my major sources update information.