BIOS & Booting
Before Windows, or whatever operating system you're using, even starts, your computer completes thousands of tasks as part of the initial boot process.
Below you'll find tutorials and how-to's that have to do with BIOS, CMOS, POST, and other parts of the boot process:
How To Use Bootsect /nt60 To Update the Volume Boot Code to BOOTMGR
Instructions on updating the volume boot code on the hard drive to use BOOTMGR, the boot manager for Windows 7 & Vista.
How To Access the BIOS Setup Utility
Easy instructions on how to get in to the BIOS configuration screen on your computer.
How To Boot From a CD, DVD, or BD Disc
Instructions on making your computer boot from a CD, DVD, or BD disc instead of your hard drive.
How To Boot From a USB Device
Instructions on making your computer boot from a connected USB device instead of your hard drive.
How To Change the Boot Order in BIOS
A complete walk-through, including screenshots, detailing how to change the boot sequence in the BIOS.
How To Clear CMOS
Links to instructions on various ways to clear the CMOS on a computer motherboard.
How To Find the BIOS Version from the Microsoft System Information Program
Finding your current BIOS version usually involves a system reboot. Another much easier way to get your motherboard's BIOS version is from a program called Microsoft System Information. It's already on your PC and it won't require a reboot!
How To Find the BIOS Version in the Windows Registry
Determining the current version of BIOS on your motherboard usually involves restarting your PC and paying really close attention. An easier way is to find the BIOS version from inside the Windows registry - without a reboot!