How to backup bios before updating
Run “msinfo32” You can start the program by pasting “msinfo32.exe” into the Start Menu or by navigating to “C:\Windows\System32\msinfo32”2.
You’ll see the System Information window which gives you information about your computer’s hardware. Now that we’ve done our research and preparation, we’re ready to install.1.
It rules out firmware issues and allows you to focus on whatever hardware problems may exist.
A note to our expert readers: I’ll use the term “BIOS” throughout this article, but I’m referring to both the older BIOS standard and the newer UEFI system.
If it does, you’ll be able to find the files at the motherboard manufacturer’s website.
But first, you’ll need to find out a little bit more about your BIOS and motherboard.1.
I have found that taking out the watch battery for a few minutes, putting it back in, then shorting the 2 pins on CLR_CMOS allows me to boot to windows (but after a while shuts down). if so try with those to see if its graphic card problem ect Gigabyte z77x UP4-TH F11c Modded Bios Intel i7 3770k 24/[email protected] 1.38v Turbo llc 0.165v dvid multithreading enabled Samsung Green(MV-3V4G3D/US) 8GB @2133mhz 9-10-10-21-1t 1.55v Thermalright Silver Arrow Cpu Cooler 1x Samsung 840 pro 256 Gb SSD windows 8.1 pro 64bit 1x Samsung f4 HD204UI 2tb hard drive Storage Powercolor 7970 3gb V3 @1150mhz core/1700mhz mem,1.150v Accelero aftermarket air cooler 55c max Razer Lycosa Keyboard Logitech X-530 5.1 Speakers Lite-On i HAS124-19 24x Sata DVDRW K-World Hybrid DVB-T 210SE Digital T. Can you test with a single stick of memory and see if that helps. Go into the BIOS, and on the MAIN page press F9 for system info, and tell me if your BIOS shows Main and backup BIOS versions and if so do they match, if not what does it show the backup version as?
Refer to your motherboard manufacturer’s instructions for the exact steps for your motherboard model.
I did now that I think of it run them in different slots, so I might go back and retest them both in the same slot. I'm still watching the video about the backup BIOS, and will get back to you when I try it.
If the video doesn't help me I'll try the looking at the RAM agian. Alright, I flashed my backup BIOS with my main BIOS like in the video and it didn't solve the problem.
If you want to learn more about the difference between the two, check out our post on the difference between BIOS and UEFI.
Also, I’ll be following the BIOS update steps for my Gigabyte board.