Updating phoenix award bios

The basic instructions that a computer uses to get up and running are contained in the BIOS (basic input/output system).The information in the BIOS allows the computer to interface with the monitor, keyboard and mouse (among other things) until the OS can take over.Most all interaction uses the up/down arrows, the page up/down buttons and the ENTER key.

All available options in BIOS are configurable via the BIOS Setup Utility.BIOS access and configuration on PC systems is independent of any operating system because the BIOS is part of the motherboard hardware.This could brick the motherboard and render the computer unusable, making it difficult to regain functionality.One way this is avoided is for BIOS to use what's called a "boot lock" section of its software that gets updated on its own apart from the rest so that if corruption is found, a recovery process can be undergone to prevent damage.While it's relatively difficult to destroy data by changing values in the BIOS, it IS easy to make changes that would prevent the computer from booting.

Generally, there is no mouse capability in the BIOS.For most of our day to day use, the main operating system (Windows, Linux...) determines the capabilities of a computer.Before the computer can access the main OS, it's going to need a little help.As you can see, this BIOS is for a motherboard purchased in 2005.Both newer and older motherboards will have different options/features. Others may have a different type of BIOS and may look significantly different.However, nowadays, BIOS has slowly been being replaced by UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) in newer computers, which offers benefits like a better user interface and a built-in, pre-OS platform for accessing the web.