How to Perform a BIOS Auto Recovery

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If you want to perform a bios auto recovery you should have a basic understanding of how this system works. You need to know the hardware components typical configurations procedures and the symptom of a failing system. There are two main methods: using the computer’s built-in software and by manually doing so. However you must be aware that both methods have their own advantages and disadvantages. This article will show you how to perform the recovery process and will also go into details on what to expect when performing the procedure.

Typical configurations

You can configure your BIOS to automatically boot up when you encounter a problem. BIOS configurations are customizable and the default settings are often more conservative. Typical BIOS auto recovery configurations are listed below. Generally you should stick to the default settings if you want optimum system performance. When you change your BIOS settings manually they will be overridden by the auto-setup options. However you can change them manually if you want.


The present invention provides embodiments of unattended BIOS recovery procedures. Such recovery can occur in response to an operator indication or automatically based on a determination that the BIOS is corrupted. These embodiments employ a recovery BIOS code image stored on a local or remote bootable device. They may be performed by a bios code replacement method. As a result these embodiments reduce the downtime of a computer.

BIOS Auto Recovery procedures should only be used by trained and qualified individuals. If you don’t have the skills or experience to do it then you should not proceed. It is best to consult your local IT service or IT department to find out the specific procedure for your system. However the procedures can be simple. BIOS auto recovery procedures may be performed on a USB recovery drive. In many cases the auto recovery boot block 304 determines that the BIOS code 301 is corrupt and executes the recovery process.

Hardware components

There are three hardware components in BIOS auto recovery. The first memory known as the CMOS battery stores the BIOS. The second memory also known as the CMOS battery contains the BIOS software. This software is used by the computer to initialize the system. The first memory is programmable and has the programming enable input. The second memory has the BIOS software and is accessed by the computer through the RAM.

Symptoms of failure

If you’re having trouble booting up your computer the BIOS could be corrupt or missing. The BIOS stores its settings in the CMOS chip. If this chip is corrupted the system will be unable to POST. Some simple steps to fix this problem are to disconnect the battery turn off peripherals and reconnect the power cord. If all of these steps fail use a USB recovery drive to restore the BIOS to factory defaults.

The BCD (boot configuration device) is one of the most commonly corrupted files on your computer. Other possible causes are disk write errors power outages and boot sector viruses. A corrupt BCD can also be the result of a corrupt file system or an error while configuring it. Finally your file system can become corrupted. If these solutions fail to fix the problem you may need to replace your motherboard.


There are many different ways to perform BIOS auto recovery. One of the easiest is to insert a USB flash drive into an available USB port. Next you must hold down the Windows and B keys at the same time. Finally press and hold the Power button for two or three seconds to boot from the recovery disk. It may be necessary to physically remove the jumper on some motherboards. BIOS auto recovery software is available for download online but only qualified users should attempt it.

The BIOS recovery software has a few different modes. You can disable the Auto-Recovery feature and search only for the Recovery Image on your hard drive. You can also select an option for auto recovery from hard drive. If you select a method the next step is to enable BIOS recovery from hard drive or the Recovery Image on your USB key. If you are unable to find an image on your hard drive you can search in the BIOS recovery software’s FAQ section.

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