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Can you teach me the easy and reliable steps to reformat your OS Windows? And where are my BIOS files usually located? Ill update my BIOS..
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BIOS... files...

OK, the BIOS "files" are located on the BIOS chip on your motherboard. To update it, you need to flash the chip.

Reformatting your hard drive will wipe it completely clean of everything. Are you sure you want to do that? Do you have the OS disc to put back on the PC?
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Should I reformat or Ill just boot my windows xp cd and fix errors? Im on the process of updating my BIOS and I follow a step provided by the manufacturer's website and it sez there in step 4 to open folder and locate your previous BIOS but I cant locate it..
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wow, thats the best thread I have seen all day
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KloroFormd Im running Phoenix WorkstationBios and I cant locate where to change my memory timings. I think my current BIOS version doesnt support changing of memory timings. Im having memory errors everytime I start application cause my current memory timing is 4-4-4-12 which is too tight for my DDR2 memory and I read an article in my mobo website that you should lose the memory timings cause it will complicate my mobo. So therefore I decided to update my BIOS to something that support changing of mem timings.
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