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Windows 7: Question in Relation to Dual BIOS

10 Apr 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64x
Question in Relation to Dual BIOS

Hey Guys,
I bought a nwe Gigabyte motherboard recently and it has a dual BIOS on it, If one of the BIOS fails for whatever reason then the back up one kicks in and takes over, The other day when I turned on my PC the Bootup screen said something along the lines of fail BIOS and did a download or whatever to the new BIOS, Then it booted up normally and is working fine.
I have no idea why my BIOS would have failed so shortly after getting the Motherboard, That is a matter I will have to look at. My question is How do I know for sure that my Motherboard is using the backup BIOS?? Were can I see were it will tell me?? Also what can I do with my "failed" BIOS now? Can I wipe it and use it again?? Or am I down to my last BIOS now??

Thank you in advance for any help in this matter guys!

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10 Apr 2011   #2

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Windows 7 x64

The dual bios config is actually a rather new setup.
Odds are gigabyte themselves are the best source for information on this. Since the board is relatively new I would just write their support.
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10 Apr 2011   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64 Backtrack 4 R2

I was about to write a big explanation about what happens when your BIOS fails on a Gigabyte dual BIOS mobo, instead i suggest you take a look at this it explains it better then i could. diagrams and all.
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10 Apr 2011   #4

7x64 SP1

Dual BIOS isn't as new as you think. Gigabyte has been doing it for at least 6 years. Clinkz's link more accurately describes how it works than I think any of us could, so take a read to find out how it works, it's quite interesting really.
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10 Apr 2011   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64 Backtrack 4 R2

Ohh and if your BIOS was being recovered by the backup you should see a message at boot like "BIOS Auto-recovering..." when it failed.
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