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How do you fix common BIOS error codes?

Alton Alexander
By Alton AlexanderUpdated on April 11th, 2022

There are many common BIOS error codes, such as 0x00000001 and 0x00000002. These error codes indicate that the BIOS is unable to initialize the hardware or that the hardware is not functioning properly. These error codes can be caused by a variety of factors, including hardware defects, incorrect BIOS settings, or incompatible hardware.

1. Restart your computer and enter the BIOS again

  1. Shut down your computer
  2. Remove all external devices, cords, and discs
  3. Turn your computer over so that the back is facing you
  4. Locate the power cord
  5. Disconnect the power cord from the rear of your computer
  6. Remove the cover (usually blue) from the front of your computer
  7. Press and hold the power button down for 10 seconds
  8. Remove the battery if you have one
  9. Reconnect the power cord to the rear of your computer
  10. Replace the cover and turn on your computer
  11. Enter the BIOS by pressing the F2 key during startup
  12. Use the arrow keys to highlight the boot order and press Enter
  13. Press the F10 key to save your BIOS changes and exit the BIOS
  14. Reconnect your external devices, cords, and discs
  15. Turn on your computer

2. Check to see if all cables are properly connected

There are a few steps to take in order to check if all cables are properly connected and fixing common bios error codes. If any cables are not properly connected, then the bios may not be able to properly communicate with the components in the computer. The first step is to identify the cable that is not working. Once the cable is identified, the next step is to check to see if the cable is properly connected. If the cable is not properly connected, then the bios may not be able to properly communicate with the components in the computer. There are a few different methods that can be used to check if the cable is properly connected. One method is to use a multimeter to measure the voltage and current that is flowing through the cable. Another method is to use a cable tester to measure the resistance of the cable.

3. Run a diagnostic test on your computer

  1. Open the "Device Manager" application from the "Start" menu.
  2. Expand the "Ports" category and select "PCI Bus".
  3. Right-click on the "PCI Bus" node and select "Update Driver".
  4. Select the "Browse my computer for driver software" option and browse to the folder where you extracted the driver software.
  5. Select the "Windows 10 x64" option and click on the "Next" button.
  6. Select the "Driver" category and click on the "Next" button.
  7. Select the "Intel(R) Management Engine Components" option and click on the "Next" button.
  8. Select the "Intel(R) ME Firmware Update" option and click on the "Next" button.
  9. Click on the "Save" button to save the driver file to your computer.
  10. Double-click on the downloaded driver file to install it on your computer.
  11. Restart your computer.
  12. Once your computer has restarted, open the "Device Manager" application and check that the "Intel(R) ME Firmware Update" device has been installed.

4. Update the BIOS

It is important to keep the BIOS up to date in order to fix common BIOS error codes. Below are the steps to update the BIOS:

  1. Download the latest BIOS update from your motherboard manufacturer's website.
  2. Save the BIOS update file to a USB drive.
  3. Plug in the USB drive to a computer with a bootable CD/DVD drive.
  4. Boot the computer from the CD/DVD drive.
  5. Copy the BIOS update file to the root directory of the USB drive.
  6. Exit the BIOS setup program.
  7. Boot the computer from the USB drive.
  8. Follow the prompts to install the BIOS update.
  9. Reboot the computer.

Still not working? maybe try one of these options:

  1. Reset the BIOS
  2. Replace the BIOS chip