Considering the question of how to flash "Bios", it is necessary to distinguish this concept with regard to individual components, to which this operation is applied. "Bios" is an individual system microprogram responsible for the correct functioning of the device. Its systematic update is simply necessary for the correct operation of the equipment. The article will consider the features and stages of the firmware of the video card and motherboard.
Selecting a method
Before proceeding to the description of the process of updating the "Bios", you need to consider in what ways it can be implemented. To date, the most popular and popular are the following methods: using a USB drive and through a special utility. Each of the methods is individual, but the result is the same. Both the first and the second method, you can flash "Bios" video card and motherboard. Just for each device will be used individual firmware and program. Now about each method in more detail.
USB Flash Drive
So, the first method is called "creating a boot disk." The word "disk" here means the space itself, on which the updated version of "Bios" will be recorded, not a CD-ROM. For such a task, it is best to use a USB drive, that is, a USB flash drive. After the most suitable drive is selected, it is necessary to start creating a bootable USB flash drive so that it can be read and loaded in "Bios". To do this, there is a list of programs that perform such an operation. For example, the MKBT application is perfect for recording a bootable USB flash drive. It is not difficult to understand it, everything is extremely simple and understandable. After that on the prepared USB-drive it is necessary to throw updating files "BIOS" with an extension ".exe", and also the corresponding file-application with which help the firmware (for example, AFUDOS.exe) will be carried out. Then, when you restart the computer, go into "Bios" and select "USB Boot" in the "First Boot Device" item. Its exact name will depend on the model of the inserted flash drive, but this should not occur. Next, in the appeared command line, enter the command AFUDOS (file name) .ROM and press the "Enter" key. After that, the computer will do everything by itself, and after rebooting it, we will get the updated "Bios". Answering the question about how to flash BIOS and what, it should be said that the choice of the program that creates the boot drive and the utility that updates Bios is carried out individually, at will. As one of the actual options, you can take MKBT, as already mentioned above. In this way, you can, for example, update the "Bios" motherboard Asus.
Automation of the process
For those who do not like to manually resell "Bios" and spend time on it, there is a second method, the easiest and fastest. The essence of this method is that a special utility automatically resets "Bios" Video card / motherboard without ever leaving the system. All that is required from the user is to go to the site of the device manufacturer, where the "Bios" firmware is planned, to download its new version, there you can also find special utilities. For example, in the network you can find a very convenient program @BIOS, which has the function of automatically searching for a new version of "Bios" on the entire Internet. How to flash BIOS if this function does not work or does it not exist? Simply (as mentioned above), we download the latest version from the manufacturer's website and open it with the help of the utility. Then it will complete the process and will require a reboot. That's all, it's done. As you can see, how to flash Bios with a special program does not even need to be told much. In fact, for a successful upgrade, you only need to know the address of the official website of the manufacturer, and there you will already be oriented and determined.