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?