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bricked bios?whats does that mean?

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  • Hi,

    Could you give us more detailed information about this issue? Couldn't your computer power on?

    Bear in mind that many people use the term “bricking” incorrectly and refer to a device that isn’t working properly as “bricked.” If It could be easily recovered the device through a software process, it’s technically not “bricked.”

    For example, if Windows won’t boot on your computer, your computer isn’t “bricked” because you can still install another operating system on it. However, if you tried to power your computer on and it didn’t work properly at all, making it impossible to install an operating system, you could consider the computer bricked.


    Karen Hu
    TechNet Community Support

    Tuesday, May 13, 2014 2:03 AM
  • The terminology "bricked" basically means you've done something to your system to where you cannot successfully power it on / boot it up - hence it has the intelligence and usefulness of a brick.

    BIOS updates generally are replacements of the EEPROM / flash programming that's responsible for cold-starting your system.  It's tricky to get just right, and if something goes horribly wrong - such as loss of power during the programming/switchover - you may end up with a "bricked" system, which might require sending it back to the factory or even a motherboard replacement.

      

    -Noel


    Detailed how-to in my eBooks:  

    Configure The Windows 7 "To Work" Options
    Configure The Windows 8 "To Work" Options

    Monday, May 19, 2014 3:46 AM

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  • Hi,

    Could you give us more detailed information about this issue? Couldn't your computer power on?

    Bear in mind that many people use the term “bricking” incorrectly and refer to a device that isn’t working properly as “bricked.” If It could be easily recovered the device through a software process, it’s technically not “bricked.”

    For example, if Windows won’t boot on your computer, your computer isn’t “bricked” because you can still install another operating system on it. However, if you tried to power your computer on and it didn’t work properly at all, making it impossible to install an operating system, you could consider the computer bricked.


    Karen Hu
    TechNet Community Support

    Tuesday, May 13, 2014 2:03 AM
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    Karen Hu
    TechNet Community Support

    Monday, May 19, 2014 1:44 AM
  • The terminology "bricked" basically means you've done something to your system to where you cannot successfully power it on / boot it up - hence it has the intelligence and usefulness of a brick.

    BIOS updates generally are replacements of the EEPROM / flash programming that's responsible for cold-starting your system.  It's tricky to get just right, and if something goes horribly wrong - such as loss of power during the programming/switchover - you may end up with a "bricked" system, which might require sending it back to the factory or even a motherboard replacement.

      

    -Noel


    Detailed how-to in my eBooks:  

    Configure The Windows 7 "To Work" Options
    Configure The Windows 8 "To Work" Options

    Monday, May 19, 2014 3:46 AM