After I flashed my BIOS and restarted my computer, I got a beep
message, and the screen went blank. Every time my computer starts now, it gives
that beep message and isn’t doing anything at all. Is there a
The BIOS, or Basic Input Output System, is also sometimes called “Flash
BIOS” because even though it’s stored in hardware, it can be replaced or
updated via a processes often called “flashing”.
When flashing your BIOS fails … you’re in trouble.
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The BIOS is software stored in hardware, and it is often referred to as firmware. It’s the software that
performs the power-on self test, the very first steps of the boot process, and
provides the basic interface to much of the hardware.
Occasionally it needs to be updated. In fact updating your BIOS is
frequently a solution for certain types of hardware compatibility issues.
Unfortunately you need a working BIOS to even get to the point of flashing
it. Or do anything else, for that matter.
As a result, when a BIOS flash fails, the only typical remedy is to
physically replace the chip on the motherboard in which the BIOS is stored with
one containing a working BIOS for that motherboard. That probably means going
back to the manufacturer of your computer or its motherboard.