Motherboard BIOS

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Is it possable that i can make a copy of my motherboard BIOS? and how do i do it? I'm looking for the easiest way. Thanks.
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find out your motherboard model and maker if you don't know it, and go
to their website. Most times they offer a download of what's called a
BIOS-flash. This updates and "reinstalls" the BIOS.
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How can i find out the model and maker of my motherboard?
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what kind of computer do you have?

I'd suggest you do some serious research on the website of the
company you bought it from before you do anything with the BIOS. This
is not something you just "tinker around with."
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My computer is a compaq presario. I bought it from staples. I been in the BIOS many of times.
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being IN your bios is not the same as reinstalling it, or "flashing" it.

I'm not gonna be responsible for you messing it up based on my advice.
I gave you my advice on what I think you should do. http://www.compaq.com
has every bit of info yuo could ever need about your system. That's all I
can offer you.
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ok, I found out the name of my motherboard. Compaq OEM motherboard with 815 chipset. That was the first step. now the next step is i have to get the BIOS-flash. I already talked to a support customer and he told it to me off hand.
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Flashing the BIOS is serious stuff and if you are not 100% sure on what you are doing I do not recommend it. Secondly I highly recommend as UNFLUX has said, to find the manufacturer's site and read all information about it, and if there are even updates or utilities available to flash and save your BIOS.

Anyway this is serious business and if you mess up flashing to your BIOS, your computer will be fried and you will have to get a new one. Either that or you will have to some how hire a person or send your motherboard into the company to reprogram the BIOS, which would take special equipment most likely. I do know that in the latest motherboards they are now making it so that you can restore your BIOS from diskette or some kind of backup, but that is like extremely new and just entering the market and I am pretty sure your computer doesn't have that.

Anyway just be careful, or you may be very unhappy with the aftermath.
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and to answer your original question, yes it is possible to take a snapshot of the bios and back it up. but as bigweb and unflux have said your treading on dangerous ground with that sh*t...
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ok Bigwemaster... Is there any way that i can reprogram the BIOS? or do i need special tools? and no i do not have the BIOS-flash. That what i would need. To flash my BIOS.
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Visit your manufacturer's site for more info. I have no clue. If you ruin your bios though, you will be hurting, and you will likely not be able to reprogram it as you need "special equipment".
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I'm locking this topic. There's no reason to keep asking the same
questions over and over again fishing for a different answer.

All of us agree, that you need to research your pc manufacturer on how
and what to do for you bios. Good luck with, because messing with your
bios is something that we also ALL AGREE is not to be done.

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