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New HP EliteBook Laptops Can Repair BIOS Damages Automatically

Question asked by Satya Swaroop Dash in #Gadgets on Sep 17, 2013
Satya Swaroop Dash
Satya Swaroop Dash · Sep 17, 2013
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HP acknowledges the fact that Windows has become more secure than ever but it still remains concerned about the threats to the firmware of a computer that might sneak past the OS security and harm the BIOS. In an effort to neutralise these threats, HP has introduced HP SureStart that can check and repair any damages to the BIOS. This software which is an addition to its BIOSphere firmware ecosystem compares the present BIOS with an untouched backup copy of BIOS at boot-time and if it notices any discrepancies it removes the damaged BIOS and installs the backup in its place.


Now this firmware level protection isn’t new, as Geek reminds us that Taiwan based hardware manufacturer Gigabyte had already implemented this technique ten years ago with its Dual BIOS where a secondary BIOS chip would take control whenever the first one failed to work. Google too, has tried to take this self healing technology to the next level by not just repairing the BIOS but also the operating system in Chrome OS. The difference however is that instead of depending on the onboard backup, Chrome OS verifies the integrity of the system by going online. To get your hands on this firmware level protection on your next PC you do not have to wait for long has HP plans to ship SureStart technology with its EliteBook range of products by next month.

To read more about HP SureStart and other security measures taken by HP for its business users head over to the official press release. Posted in: #Gadgets
Sarathkumar Chandrasekaran
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It is the news I have been waiting for.I had faced many problems due to BIOS problem and this is good sign of improvement.
Could you please tell how google retrieves BIOS from online?

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