This post was most recently updated on May 10th, 2022
How to Flash BIOS when Computer won’t boot
If your PC isn’t booting, then many problems can be the cause of this issue. So, usually many methods, tricks are applied to fix such a problem because it is a bit difficult to identify what is the reason for this.
These methods include checking some loose cables and fixing them properly, resetting the bios via the motherboard, taking the cell battery out for some seconds and then installing it again, and also checking the power supply. These small tricks and fixes helped many users to fix their boot problems.
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Sometimes, complex things can happen. If you tried out all the above methods and you are still facing the same issue then this might be a problem with your BIOS. BIOS is firmware installed in a chip that is used to start the computer system when it is powered on. BIOS also manages the data flow between attached devices to the computer.
How to Flash BIOS when the computer won’t boot?
The problem can be in two ways, your computer is showing some progress but you are unable to get into windows and you have access to the boot, and in the second case you might not be able to see any screen on your monitor.
If your computer isn’t showing any kind of video signals then I have given some methods at the end that might help you a lot to at least give you access to BIOS.
If you have installed a new CPU or any other new devices that need the updated BIOS. You’ll have to make BIOS compatible with the devices to make your computer work again. This is the very first step you’ll have to do. Install old devices so that at least your computer can give some video signals to your Monitor/LCD.
Method: Flashing the BIOS
Here, I have given the easiest method to flash or update the BIOS that gets errors in doing its job. For this, follow the procedure given below:
1. First of all, install all the older devices if you have installed new devices. Otherwise, skip this step.
2. Now, you need another working PC or laptop.
3. Search on the web for your motherboard model.
4. Go to your motherboard’s manufacturer’s website.
5. Download the BIOS file for your motherboard. The bios file will have some numbers or letters as its name which can be the name of your motherboard or its bios version. Anyway, recognize the bios file carefully. Get some help from the web if you need it.
6. Get a Bootable Flash Drive or a USB Flash Drive.
7. Plug it into the working computer in which you have downloaded the file.
8. Copy the file and paste it into the USB Drive. Make sure you make the USB Drive empty before copying the bios file.
9. Plug out the USB Drive and go to your PC which has the problem.
10. Plug in the USB Drive to the PC and turn it on.
11. Go to the BIOS. In many computers, you have to press F2. But you can search to find out which you have to press for your computer.
12. There, in some tab or maybe on the screen in BIOS, you’ll have the option of Q-Flash.
13. Click on it or enter it by your keyboard.
14. Select the USB Drive if you have to and select the Update BIOS option if you get options to choose.
15. Select the BIOS file.
16. Now, it will be identified by your PC and will get installed in some minutes. Maybe this can take a maximum of 10 minutes.
17. Your computer will reboot and after doing this you’ll be able to get into windows and continue your work.
You can try these methods if your computer isn’t booting.
1. Take out your RAM and clean it with a smooth cloth or you can clean its terminals, first with rubber and then with the cloth.
2. Check out your power supply to see if it supplies sufficient power to the motherboard.
3. Check out the Fan and its cables. Sometimes when the fan is not properly connected, the computer doesn’t start to protect its parts from heating up.
4. Take out the cell battery usually of 3V for some seconds and then insert it.
5. Reset the motherboard and bios by the buttons given on your motherboard.
6. Check out other parts of the computer to see if they are working properly.
7. Take out the cables from their ports on the motherboard and clean them. Then, plug the cables into the motherboard.
8. Reset the settings in BIOS.
This is the very easy method I have given in this article to help you fix your problem. This might look difficult but you have to try to understand to get access to your work again. I hope this will help you a lot. Check out other problem-solving articles on my website.