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Whats disable NVRAM/ESCD updates?

Posted on 1997-10-30
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In System device manager under plug and play BIOS properties
there is a switch to disable NVRAM/ESCD updates.  What is it
and how do I use it?  Also how is it related to startup
message that ESCD is being updated?
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Whn plug and play hardwarde is removed/added the BIOS normally writes this info in the registers (the ESCD). you can disable this if you encounter problems. but normally it should be left on.
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I've had problems with autodetection when I crash and reboot so
is it safe to leave it off unless I intend to upgrade hardware?
Or does the BIOS need to be updated on a regular basis?
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No, normally it doesnt need to be upodated unless a card is added/removed or relocated. it should be safe to leave this option off. I would recommend you to see if your hardware wendor ahs a new bios revision available, as this seems to fix most problems.
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No, normally it doesnt need to be upodated unless a card is added/removed or relocated. it should be safe to leave this option off. I would recommend you to see if your hardware wendor ahs a new bios revision available, as this seems to fix most problems.
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