Solved Why does BIOS freeze up?

February 13, 2016 at 19:29:26
Specs: Windows 7
I have Dell Inspiron 1720 with 32 bit Win 7, 200GHz, 4GB RAM, 450 GB & 250 GB twin HDs, since Dec 2014.

My BIOS freezes about once every 2 weeks, sometimes with popup saying something about NVIDIA driver, or with blue screen that only displays for 2 seconds so I cannot read everything! WHY DO THEY DO THAT?

Do I replace the Driver?

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February 13, 2016 at 19:57:01
Have you any reason why you feel it is BIOS freezing up? It seems most unlikely but it might be just as Windows is starting.

You could look in Device Manager, expand out Display adapters and see if there are any errors showing. If you right click the entry you can search for new drivers. Otherwise it is best get them from the computer manufacturer, using the make and model number.

Here's how to disable the restart:
I you see a blue screen let us know the exact error message and the first set of figures. If a file is mentioned let us know that too.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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February 13, 2016 at 20:20:59
I can go through these logs looking for clues.

Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it onto your Desktop. If your default download location is not the Desktop, drag it out of it's location onto the Desktop.
If we have to run Farbar more than once, refer this SS.
Note: You need to run the version compatible with your system. If you are not sure which version applies to your system download both of them and try to run them. Only one of them will run on your system, that will be the right version.
Double-click to run it. When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.
Press Scan button.
It will make a log (FRST.txt) on the Desktop.
The first time the tool is run, it makes also another log (Addition.txt).
The logs are large, upload them using Zippy ( No account/registration needed ) or upload to a site of your choosing. Give us the links please.
Instructions on how to use ZippyShare.

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February 14, 2016 at 06:20:50
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Blue screens & drivers have nothing to do with the BIOS. If you want to actually read what's on the blue screen, you'll have to disable the auto restart feature.

And if the error mentions nvidia drivers, you should replace/update them. You'll find it here under video:

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