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#1 EdDyWuu

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Posted 18 April 2007 - 05:51 PM

I want to flush my BIOS in my computer.

My computer information is Window XP Professional Version 2002 Service Pack 2.

I want to search for BIOS that match the current one and erase the old ones without causing any damage.

Any steps in how to flush my BIOS?

I need to find a site that match my BIOS and i don't really know how to see my BIOS files that will match the new ones >.<

Looking foward to an answer! :thumbsup:

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Posted 18 April 2007 - 06:06 PM

You mean "Flash" your BIOS? You need to know the make and model of your motherboard to get started. And why do you think you need a new BIOS?

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Posted 18 April 2007 - 08:53 PM

In this case, "flush" might be the better terminology. All kidding aside, if you don't know how to flash a BIOS, your computer could become a nice looking doorstop
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Posted 18 April 2007 - 08:57 PM

Absolutely!! Flashing the BIOS should be a last resort procedure> If it aint broke, dont fix it.

We would need a lot more information before we would even come close to recommend that drastic a procedure.
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Posted 18 April 2007 - 10:00 PM

Sorry for spelling flash wrong.

I am want to flash my BIOS files and format my computer twice so i am sure my computer is clean and no virus.

Cauz i haven't formatted my computer for a while and i usually do it but looking to know how to flash a bios and overwrite the new ones.

Probably the best way to get a clean installation and a new system.

So i though flashing BIOs might be a good way to clean virus if i have them in the BIOs files.

But since you people said is quite very complicated and risky to do it O_O

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Posted 18 April 2007 - 11:42 PM

I have yet to see an infected Bios, If you are worried about remnants of malware being left on the hard drive a program such as DBAN (Dericks Boot and Nuke) will wipe the hard drive completely with one use. We are talking some serious wiping here, some of the more complex wiping methods can take hours to days.

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Posted 19 April 2007 - 02:49 PM

So best and secure way is to format the computer twice and get clean files?

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Posted 19 April 2007 - 02:55 PM

Formatting the computer twice will not make a difference, since a format mainly cleans the file allocation tables and just marks the hard drive as unused. most of the files are still recoverable, and malware can still be left on the hard drive.
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Posted 19 April 2007 - 04:22 PM

Wiping a drive overwrites the information that is on the hard drive. It is a destructive process.
Quick Wipe overwrites one time
DoD (Department of Defence) Wipe overwrites 7 times
Gutman Wipe overwrites 38 times. Generally people that use this are or should be medicated.

For what you want a single "Quick Wipe" will do. If you are going to give the drive away I would perform a DoD Wipe.
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Posted 19 April 2007 - 04:26 PM

Gutman Wipe overwrites 38 times. Generally people that use this are or should be medicated.


tried that one ONCE. took 49 hours on a 30 gig hard drive
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Posted 19 April 2007 - 06:39 PM

Gutman Wipe overwrites 38 times. Generally people that use this are or should be medicated.


tried that one ONCE. took 49 hours on a 30 gig hard drive

Medicated or arrested? :thumbsup:
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Posted 19 April 2007 - 06:44 PM

My wife tried to medicate me, did not work. I am already too sick and twisted.
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Posted 19 April 2007 - 07:20 PM

Actually committed.
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