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Flodgy

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#1 13 years ago

hey does anyone know where the bios directory is? would it be my windows system folder? :confused:




Guns4Hire

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#2 13 years ago

I don't think there is one, as the BIOS info is stored on the MB chip.




RadioactiveLobster Forum Admin

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#3 13 years ago

:agreed

the BIOS isnt on your hard drive


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C38368

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#4 13 years ago

Yes, I know where it is...

It's stored on a flash ROM on your motherboard. You can actually access it, but the one thing M$ hasn't borked yet is Windows' inability to wantonly mess with it.




Flodgy

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#5 13 years ago

ok well i have downlaoded a program asking for my bios directory




Bananas4Arsenal

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#6 13 years ago

Hmm, maybe it means your Windows\System32 folder cos the BIOS "directory" doesn't exist.




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#7 13 years ago

The program shouldn't need to know the location of the BIOS directory. If it does, it should automatically detect where it is. Unless you really need this program, I would go for an alternative.

The BIOS is saved on a ROM (Read-only memory) chip on your motherboard. The BIOS can be changed, but if you get anything wrong you may do something which stops your computer from running altogether.

If you ever have difficulty starting up after doing something silly like overclocking or placing your PC next to a condenser boiler, you will need to jump your CMOS (complimentery metal oxide switch) which will then restore your BIOS to the system friendly factory settings.




metal_militia

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#8 13 years ago

If a program is asking for your BIOS directory i think its safe to assume the program sucks.




David Lindon

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#9 13 years ago

Its stored on your mobo. If you want to update it, you have to flash it.




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#10 13 years ago

And if you don't know enough to know that a BIOS doesn't have a directory, you really shouldn't be fooling around with it. It would be easy to break things if you don't know what you're doing.