bios and xp format

  pookie 22:17 22 Jul 2003


windows xp home edition, 2.4 athlon, 768 pc2100ddr ram, sapphire 9700 pro and ecs k7 s5a mobo.

If I reformat and reinstall xp will I lose bios updates. Reason i ask is that when i had 1.9 athlon upgraded to 2.4 athlon shop did a flash and bios update so mobo would take 2.4 athlon. I don't know how he did it and i wouldn't like to try it myself. would i lose that bios update if i formatted xp and reinstalled it? also, i updated the sis735 chipset recently - would i have to reinstall it?



  Andy-285277 22:19 22 Jul 2003

bios update overwrites the bios info on the bios chip on your motherboard. This has nothing to do with your hard drive!

  woodchip 22:21 22 Jul 2003

BIOS as nothing to do with XP they are worlds apart get on with it

  pookie 08:29 23 Jul 2003

thanks guys - that's great news.


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