bIOS Upgrade vs overlay
Posted on 2003-10-29
Please explain why a bios upgrade is preferable to an overlay if that is true. I've heard an overlay is unstable as one uses the disk more and more? Is that true? Why?
Is it better (pricewise or ease of performing the task) to download a bios upgrade or contacting the manufacturer of one's bios chip to see if they have an upgrade replacement chip?
My guess is, when you write and rewrite, which erases in the course of writing, one might erase some formatting, thus making that part of the disk non writeable. But the format recognized by a bios only has to be formatted once and one does not have to simulate a bios in addition to a format, in order to see the whole hard drive and the information. Please correct anything I am saying, as it is only a guess!
I believe it is worth about 375 points.