How to Dump BIOS From a Computer

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Dumping and resetting the BIOS values on your computer is necessary when changes you have made to the BIOS settings result in an unstable or otherwise error prone computer. Accomplish this by physically resetting the jumper for your BIOS, enabling the computer to wipe clean its BIOS memory back to default settings, dumping the undesirable changes in the process.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Phillips screwdriver

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  1. 1

    Shut down the computer and unplug it.

  2. 2

    Remove the screws at the rear of the case and remove the side case panel.

  3. 3

    Locate the jumper for your BIOS, which is typically on the lower half of your motherboard. Consult your motherboard manual if you do not see it.

  4. 4

    Remove the jumper and place it over the "Reset" pins. Wait a few minutes and return it to the original position. The BIOS will have been reset and the old settings dumped.

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