Some manufacturers offer a BIOS-flashing option directly in their BIOS, or as a special key-press option when you boot the computer.You copy the BIOS file to a USB drive, reboot your computer, and then enter the BIOS or UEFI screen.You probably shouldn’t update your BIOS, but sometimes you need to.Here’s how to check what BIOS version your computer is using and flash that new BIOS version onto your motherboard as quickly and safely as possible. If your computer freezes, crashes, or loses power during the process, the BIOS or UEFI firmware may be corrupted.All that software running in the background—including security programs that may interfere with writing to the computer’s BIOS—can cause the process to fail and corrupt your BIOS.Any system crashes or freezes might also result in a corrupted BIOS.By some estimates, as many as 1/3 of desktop computers sold today are based on an ASUS motherboard. But even well-made gear can use some tweaking if and when compatibility problems arise.A BIOS update might be all a user needs resolve them.
RELATED: First, head to the motherboard manufacturer’s website and find the Downloads or Support page for your specific model of motherboard.
To check your BIOS version from the Command Prompt, hit Start, type “cmd” in the search box, and then click the “Command Prompt” result—no need to run it as an administrator.
At the prompt, type (or copy and paste) the following command, and then hit Enter: You can also find your BIOS’s version number in the System Information window.
It’s better to be safe than sorry, so we recommend using a BIOS-based flashing tool or booting to a minimal DOS environment to flash your BIOS.
That’s it—after you run the BIOS-flashing utility, reboot your computer and the new BIOS or UEFI firmware version loads.