The Power of BIOS: Optimizing Your System Performance

BIOS (Basic Input/Output System) is the firmware that powers up your computer's hardware and starts the operating system. Upon startup, BIOS performs a Power-On Self-Test (POST) to check hardware functionality and initializes system settings through the CMOS setup utility. It manages essential tasks like hardware configuration, diagnostics, and boot order. BIOS has evolved since its inception in 1975, paving the way for UEFI, which offers enhanced features and security. Proper BIOS configuration and updates ensure optimal system stability and compatibility.