Updating BIOS of HP Compaq® dc5100
HP Compaq dc5100 is a performance machine specifically designed for extreme users. This machine comes with latest of Intel processors and high quality components that can provide users with flawless performance. HP Compaq dc5100 has the best of everything and this includes the BIOS of the system. BIOS is a service that checks whether all the components within your HP Compaq dc5100 are functional. The BIOS of the system starts the system only after completing the checks so that if there is a problem, the system would not be started up resulting in additional damage. Like all software installed on your HP Compaq dc5100, even the BIOS must be updated. Updating the BIOS of HP Compaq dc5100 would help speed up system start and enhance the overall performance of the system. BIOS updates usually come as utilities that can be downloaded on the system and then executed. In some cases, the BIOS would also have to be burned onto a disk and then executed. Before starting with the BIOS update users are advised to take backup of all data on the system so that even if some issues do come up with the system, all of the data can be still accessed using a secondary machine.
Following details mentioned below give users more information regarding tips to update BIOS of HP Compaq dc5100:
- Check version of BIOS
- Remove malware
- Verify CMOS battery/ power
Check version of BIOS
Before starting with the updation of the HP Compaq dc5100 BIOS, users are recommended to check the version and the specification of the BIOS at hand. There are many different types of HP Compaq computers and the BIOS for different models would vary. Updating the BIOS of your HP Compaq dc5100 to a wrong version might make the system unusable.
When updating the BIOS of your HP Compaq dc5100, users must make sure that system is totally clean off all kinds of malware. If malware are present within the system when the BIOS is being updated, they might interfere with the process and corrupt the BIOS. An updated antivirus program such as Norton Antivirus must be used for this purpose.
All HP Compaq dc5100 users updating the BIOS of the system are requested to ensure that the system has enough power backup to last the entire update process even if power fails. Any power related interruptions during the BIOS update would leave the system inoperable. HP Compaq dc5100 users must also check the condition of the CMOS battery before initiating the BIOS update.
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