Does reformatting your computer revert your BIOS?

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I reformatted my computer the other day, and installed my drivers. I was wondering if I would need to update my BIOS as well (I upgraded it the last time I did this, and am wondering if I need to do it again). I know the bios is on the motherboard, but I don't know if reformatting reverts it or affects it in

I reformatted my computer the other day, and installed my drivers. I was wondering if I would need to update my BIOS as well (I upgraded it the last time I did this, and am wondering if I need to do it again). I know the bios is on the motherboard, but I don't know if reformatting reverts it or affects it in any way.

Best Answer:

Logan Stewart: No. They are completely disconnected and can be literally if you remove your HDD or have a live CD or USB. Your HDD/SSD is the storage device usually used by consumers to load an operating system on. FOrmatting the device prepares it for the operating system. There are many operating systems which call for different formats so it's usually up to the consumer to format the drive prior to installing an OS. You have a semi-permanent operating system already present. The BIOS is aka Basic Interface Operating System. There is a chip on your motherboard that contain this ROM. The BIOS can be updated(flashed) but should only be attempted by someone who KNOWS the process. Incomplete or incorrectly flashing the MB's BIOS will render the board unusable which is also known as bricking. The motherboard's BIOS can still be updated at that point. It just becomes more complicated. Sometimes a BIOS update is required for certain CPU upgrades.

Other answer:

Logan Stewart:
Reformatting is for your hard drive. It has nothing to do with your BIOS.
m8Xpayne:
no, the 2 are totally separate. The BIOS is saved to a chip that's on your Motherboard.
Bill P:
No, leave the BIOS alone. It has nothing to do with the operating system.
briangervais81:
if you have to ask this dont do it

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