How do I flash the BIOS on an Acer laptop?

How do I flash the BIOS on an Acer laptop?

Press Fn+Esc, keep it pressed and press the power button to turn the laptop on. Release Fn+Esc after a few seconds, the power button will be blinking. Press the power button once. The laptop will start the BIOS flash, do not interrupt for any reason.

How do I update BIOS for my Acer Aspire from a bootable USB?

Configure your BIOS

  1. Reboot your A1 and press F2 at the “splash screen” to go into the BIOS settings.
  2. Once in the BIOS, select the Boot Menu and move the USB HDD to the top of the list (using F5 and F6 to move them up and down)
  3. Ensure your USB drive is plugged in and press F10 to save and exit.

How do I fix a corrupted Acer BIOS?

Turn off the laptop, make sure the AC adapter is plugged in, plug in the USB disk. Keep pressing Fn+Esc buttons and press Power button, wait until you hear the fan at full speed, then release Fn+Esc keys. Once the recovery is finished the system will power off. Make sure to get familiarise with the steps to extract .

How do I flash the BIOS on my laptop?

Here’s the usual process, which remains the same whether your motherboard is in UEFI or legacy BIOS mode:

  1. Download the latest BIOS (or UEFI) from manufacturer’s website.
  2. Unzip it and copy to a spare USB flash drive.
  3. Restart your computer and enter the BIOS / UEFI.
  4. Use the menus to update the BIOS / UEFI.

How do I flash a corrupted BIOS?

Boot into the BIOS and reset it to the factory settings. If you are able to boot into the BIOS, go ahead and do so. Locate the option to “Load Setup Defaults”, “Restore Factory Settings”, or something similar. Select this option to reset the BIOS.

How do I flash a new BIOS?


  1. Know your model number.
  2. Download the BIOS that matches your motherboard and version number to your USB device.
  3. Extract the BIOS-zip file that you have downloaded and paste it to your USB storage device.
  4. Press “delete” key to enter BIOS setup, select “Utilities” and select “M-Flash”

Can you reflash the same BIOS?

Just to answer your question, you can usually flash the same or newer versions, also older ones afaik, but never tried to go down a version.

Can you flash BIOS without USB?

You can update your BIOS without a USB flash drive. Some motherboard manufacturers offer you up to three options to update your BIOS: BIOS/UEFI, DOS, and Windows. Also, you may update your BIOS using DOS with a thumb drive, but it may be installed on a different and separate hard drive.

What happens if I flash my BIOS?

Flashing a BIOS merely means to update it, so you don’t want to do this if you already have the most updated version of your BIOS.

How do I force boot into BIOS?

To boot to UEFI or BIOS:

  1. Boot the PC, and press the manufacturer’s key to open the menus. Common keys used: Esc, Delete, F1, F2, F10, F11, or F12.
  2. Or, if Windows is already installed, from either the Sign on screen or the Start menu, select Power ( ) > hold Shift while selecting Restart.

Will flashing BIOS reset settings?

Registered. Yes, it will reset everything back to defaults when you update the BIOS/UEFI.