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Is my BIOS corrupted?

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  1. sk8er_92

    sk8er_92 Thread Starter

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    Hi,
    I'm using a HP Mini laptop with Windows 7. I updated BIOS using the HP Support Assistant. Then, I had to restart my laptop. While doing this, a message came saying that the updated BIOS is being installed but after that my laptop shut down by itself. It did NOT restart. When I turned the laptop on, a message came about a "BIOS checksum error" and then my laptop showed the 'welcome' screen like normal. When I researched about it, people said that when that error happens, it means my BIOS is corrupted.

    But, I was able to use my laptop like normal and when I checked my system information, it showed the updated BIOS like this = System BIOS - F.14. AND, when I restarted my laptop, there was no error message or anything. It just started up like normal.

    So, my question is - Is my BIOS corrupted?


    Please answer, I'm REALLY worried. Thanks for your time.
     
  2. fel1x

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    well if its working ok i am not entirely sure what you mean, all bios flashes are risky but you would have been given the option to save current bios as back up also.
    when flashing bios you should always enter bios on next start up load safe defaults or optimised (depending on system) re boot straight to bios again to reset your own settings
     
  3. dustyjay

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    Was there a specific reason for updating the BIOS? Such as Hardware Compatability? Or was this done simply because a BIOS Update was available?
     
  4. sk8er_92

    sk8er_92 Thread Starter

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    When I restarted my laptop, there wasn't any messages shown, error or otherwise.
    I'm just a beginner in computer knowledge, but I found out that a corrupted BIOS means that I will not be able to use my laptop at all.
    So, If I am able to use my laptop smoothly, as per normal...doesn't it mean that my BIOS is not corrupted?
     
  5. sk8er_92

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    Nope, I just updated it because it was recommended by my HP Support Assistant.
     
  6. fel1x

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    if its working ok then bios is fine
     
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