Articles tagged: BIOS

My Computer Does Nothing When Turned On; How Do I Fix It? Something to Look at, and Something to Listen To

A computer that does nothing when you turn it on can be very difficult to diagnose. Spinning disks and blinking lights don’t mean as much as you might think.

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Can Malware Survive If I Reset My PC?

It’s possible for malware to be difficult or nearly impossible to remove. It’s also extremely rare.

Tip of the Day: Make Sure You Can Boot from Rescue Media

How Do I Boot from CD/DVD/USB in Windows 8 & 10?

UEFI has made booting from CDs, DVDs, and USB drives more complex. I’ll review why, and what steps to take.

Why UEFI?

UEFI is a replacement for the original BIOS that’s been running computers for almost a quarter of a century. UEFI allows manufacturers to take advantage of the security capabilities of the machines they produce.

Do I Need to Update My BIOS Regularly?

Your system BIOS is software, but updating it regularly may not be appropriate. Updating it to fix a bug, of course, would be.

How Do I Boot from CD/DVD?

Most computers with a CD or DVD drive can boot from that drive, but it frequently takes a small configuration change in the computer’s BIOS.

Are Humans Getting More Stupid Because of Computers?

Computers make many things easier. Personally, I can do and be more than ever before. It’s because I allow the technology to help with many of the things that I used to have to remember or know… freeing up my time for other things.