Solved Can BIOS flash fry HP desktop motherboard?

September 12, 2012 at 23:13:44
Specs: Windows 7
I recently owned a HP Pavilion p7-1154 desktop.

I was updating all my drivers through HP,chipset driver,AMD Graphics Driver and I installed the BIOS driver update last.I went to restart the computer and both the mouse and key board froze.I went to turn the computer on and had no screen and took the desktop to store and the tech told me I fried the motherboard,so can updating the BIOS driver burn out the motherboard


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#1
September 13, 2012 at 01:25:16
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You can ruin a motherboard with a failed BIOS update which will prevent the PC from booting. You haven't literally "fried" anything but the corrupted BIOS chip will effectively mess up the computer.

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#2
September 13, 2012 at 01:29:46
I was told by a technician that the motherboard had to be replaced and decided to buy a new computer.I want to thank you for the answer and have a good one.
CaptainPike57

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#3
September 13, 2012 at 05:17:11
Unfortunately it is too late for you, but for anyone else reading this:
Do not update your BIOS unless there is a reason to. It is not anything like updating Windows or your drivers, a failed BIOS update (or an incorrect one) can leave your computer unusable. There is rarely anyway to fix or undo this and typically only replacing the motherboard or sending it to the factory will get you up and running again. The stories that show anyone recovering from this are the rare exception.
The only reason to update your BIOS is if you are having a problem that is otherwise not fixable and the BIOS update specifically lists that it is to fix that particular problem, the system manufacturer's tech support specifically directs you to do this to solve a problem, or you plan on using a new CPU that is not supported by the original BIOS version you have but is supported by a newer one..

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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September 13, 2012 at 06:31:07

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#5
September 13, 2012 at 08:31:37
If you still have it, there may be a way to recover from it. Newer computers allow you to correct a failed bios update. Most of those boards require you to move a jumper. If you fail to move the jumper back the bios will or may be damaged.

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