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Published on May 27, 2016
Learn how to restore the BIOS on your HP computer with a key press combination. Many HP computers have an emergency BIOS recovery feature that allows you to recover and install the last known working version of the BIOS from the hard drive.
The steps in this video apply to both HP desktop and notebook computers.
Steps to restore the BIOS with a key press combination: With the computer powered off, press and hold the Windows key and the B key. While still pressing the Windows and B keys, press and hold the Power button on the computer for one to three seconds, then release the Power button. Continue holding the Windows and B keys until you hear beeping sounds or the HP BIOS update screen opens. The BIOS update begins automatically. It will write and then verify the updated BIOS. Click Continue Startup to restart your computer or wait until it restarts automatically. At the BIOS recovery prompt, press Enter on your keyboard to continue loading Windows. If prompted, read and respond to the screens to complete the recovery process.
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