How to damage the BIOS

The Basic Input / Output System utility is the backbone of your computer. Without a functional BIOS, the only thing your motherboard can do is to become a very expensive paperweight. So why do you want to intentionally damage the BIOS? Maybe you just do not like computers, or maybe you want to finally show your machine who is the boss. Whatever the reason, there is a pretty quick way to ruin the BIOS. Updating or “whitewashing” a motherboard is the process of installing a new BIOS software. If this software is not compatible with your hardware, you can say goodbye to your computer.

The Basic Input / Output System utility is the backbone of your computer. Without a functional BIOS, the only thing your motherboard can do is to become a very expensive paperweight. So why do you want to intentionally damage the BIOS? Maybe you just do not like computers, or maybe you want to finally show your machine who is the boss. Whatever the reason, there is a pretty quick way to ruin the BIOS. Updating or “whitewashing” a motherboard is the process of installing a new BIOS software. If this software is not compatible with your hardware, you can say goodbye to your computer.

Step 1

Copy the fake BIOS file to a USB drive. It is better if this file is the BIOS of a different model of the motherboard, but some older BIOS utilities could mistakenly accept any file, even the media files of documents. Leave the USB drive connected.

Step 2

Restart your computer. Before Windows is loaded, look for the message “Press [Key] to enter setup” (Press the key to enter the configuration). This key is usually Delete or F2, but this may vary depending on the equipment. Press this key quickly to enter the BIOS. If it is not pressed fast enough, Windows will load. If this happens, you just have to repeat this step.

Step 3

Select the “Boot” tab using the arrow keys. Find your USB drive in the list of boot devices. Use these keys to highlight this unit. Press the appropriate key to save the changes and exit (the appropriate key to do this will be indicated at the bottom of the screen). Your computer will now restart and launch the command window.

Step 4

Enter the full name of the file on your USB disk in the command window. Press the “Enter” key. The command prompt will ask if you want to update your BIOS. Press the “Y” key. The BIOS will now be rewritten with the false BIOS file. If this is successful, the motherboard will no longer be accessible.

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