Windows® ME BIOS
Tips to go to BIOS settings in ME
BIOS is defined as Basic Input Output System. It is actually a firmware that is programmed into ROM that is built on the motherboard. It is a vital part of the system without which the user cannot do anything on the computer. It can be upgraded by reflashing the memory chip. The user has to keep in mind a few tips to go to BIOS settings in Windows® ME. The user should first of all know the purpose before changing the BIOS settings. The wrong settings may prevent the system from booting. If the wrong setting has taken place, the user has to set-up the default options like load fail-safe defaults and load optimized defaults that will remove the faulty settings to enable the system reboot. For BIOS settings make sure that the drives are correctly inserted in the computer and the power connectors are attached to each drive.
The following details mentioned below would give users a brief description of what BIOS do.
- Interface functionality
- Access to the hardware components
- Loading of Operating System
BIOS provide the interface between the operating system and hardware. It helps the user to reboot or start the computer system. When the system is switched on, the first program that is called is BIOS. It helps in detecting and displaying the information about the hardware devices. It also displays other settings like boot device, enabling virus program and type of hardware devices that are connected to the system.
Access to the hardware components
BIOS provide the access to the user for some of the components like keyboard when the system is running. It is programmed to run a small routine to handle the keyboard at the request of operating system. It also provides a uniform interface so that the variable hardware can run without making changes to the operating system at the time of hardware change.
Loading of operating system is the most important role of BIOS. When the computer system is turned on, the microprocessor needs the first instruction to execute the functions. BIOS provide these necessary instructions to the microprocessor, which would have to be collected from somewhere else from the hard disk. This saves the processing time and improves the system efficiency.