How To Reset Bios Settings To Default Settings?

At times, users run out of power and resort to resetting their BIOS to fix their computer.

BIOS can be corrupted due to bad update or due to malware. Learning to reboot the BIOS is important if you need to troubleshoot your PC.

What is BIOS?

BIOS stands for Basic Input Output System. Every motherboard comes with a BIOS. This software allows users to troubleshoot computer problems.

Typically, computer technicians go into BIOS settings to make changes to change the boot order or adjust keyboard control. It also provides a list of installed hardware such as hard drive, processor, and RAM.

It doesn’t matter which operating system you are using. Whether you are using Linux or Windows, you will have access to your BIOS settings as virtually every motherboard comes with it.

What is UEFI?

Newer computers replaced BIOS with UEFI or Unified Extensible Firmware Interface. UEFI is faster and has better security features than BIOS. However, both terms are often used interchangeably by most users.

Laptop BIOS vs desktop BIOS: is there a difference?

The process should be the same when accessing the BIOS on a laptop or desktop. But keep in mind that there are times when users are completely locked out of the BIOS. This will require opening your computer case, which will void your warranty. In cases like this, it would be best to leave it to professional technicians.

It doesn’t matter if you are using Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10. All modern motherboards have a built-in BIOS.

BIOS access

How you access the BIOS will depend on your motherboard. There is no real standard set, so manufacturers tend to assign different keys. But whichever brand you win, entering BIOS settings starts with rebooting your PC.

While the computer boots up, press the key several times that enters you into the BIOS. The loading screen sometimes leaves hints as to which button to press. On most machines this will be the F2 key, but some laptops use DEL instead. Press the correct button a few times and the computer will load your BIOS settings.

Windows 10 users can also access BIOS using the Shift + Restart method. Go to Start> Power. Hold down the Shift key and click Restart. A blue window will open with several troubleshooting options.

From here, go to Troubleshoot> Advanced Options> UEFI Firmware Settings. Click the “Restart” button to continue. The computer will restart, but enter the BIOS at the end, instead of going to the login screen.

Reset BIOS settings

Once you are in BIOS, press the F9 key to bring up Load Default Options. Clicking Yes will be enough to restore the default settings.

You can also reset BIOS settings from the Security tab. Different motherboards have different menu options, but there will be one that will reset your BIOS.

Remember to save and exit when done.

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