Step3Press the Print Screen key to make a record of each page of your settings.Step4Find out the manufacturer and model of your current BIOS.You can choose to manually update your motherboard drivers or use a driver update tool for automatic drivers updates.Driver updates will resolve any driver conflict issues with all devices and improve the performance of your PC.Step5Check the manufacturer's Web site to see if the BIOS can be "flash" upgraded. Change the Setup back to the previous settings if necessary or desired. In terms of UPDATING your bios, That should be easy: Determine your needs. Maybe the BIOS has never been updated since you purchased your PC years ago.Did an updated version will fix a problem you are experiencing?
Once you have the details you can search the manufacturers website for your drivers and, if available, download and install these drivers.I would have thought that in safe mode you 'should' be able to boot up, open the device manager and see about updating the drivers for the changed components (ensure you have downloaded them before starting this).I think MS allow you 3 distinct hardware changes before they will blow your XP out.If you are unsure of whether or not you need to update your Drivers, or indeed which Drivers may need to be updated, you can run a Drivers scan using a driver update tool (you will need to pay to register this tool but usually the Drivers scan is free).This will allow you to assess your Driver needs without any commitment.