Posted 04 December 2008 - 04:25 PM
I have a thread going that no one is responding to (because I can't give enough details, I'm guessing, but GOD would it be awesome if someone could just give me some general info), regarding the death of my video card and the fact that the new one will not give a signal to my monitor either...grrr...but so a co-worker in IT told me to zap the BIOS (though I keep seeing that it actually zaps the CMOS, and I only really understand that BIOS is the OS for the chip or motherboard or something...not such a techie).
So the question is that about a year ago, I installed on the computer in question (a Dell Precision 650) a 500GB hard drive when the one in there kicked the bucket. THen when I tried to install windows, nothing would work...as it turned out, I needed an update for the BIOS that Dell had put out...so if I do this BIOS/CMOS/whatever it is ZAP, will it roll that back to pre-update? I'll still be doing it anyway, because I need to fix this thing, but I'm just wondering whether I should be prepared to find that update again- will the zap roll it back or just reset to factory defaults but not actually undo the update?