You replace the motherboard (most common), the BIOS chip and in some systems the maker has another procedure. That last procedure is not standard so check directly with the maker and ask about "BIOS recovery."
Problem with my computer. Original problem was a HDD failure.
I installed the new HDD and then Windows Vista. No problem.
I installed the main drivers as per Dell's website in the order that they stated. No problem.
Next step was to upgrade the bios as per the instructions. While this process was going on the computer froze up.
According to the prompts it froze up after the old bios was deleted but before it could install the new one.
Now powers up on its own, I get a blank screen, a beep code, and the light codes shows on the front.
The beep code and the light code both say its a bios problem.
Resetting the bios in the primary and alternate methods does nothing.
So how do I update the bios with out having access to the computer?