Refer to the computer manufacturer or motherboard manufacturer manual to see if this is possible. This should not be confused with the reset CMOS jumper as it only resets your stored CMOS values stored in the CMOS battery and not the actual flash BIOS.
Resetting the CMOS with the Reset CMOS jumper or removing the battery and putting it back into the computer will not resolve this issue.
The bios isn't removable, so surely there's some kind of device they plug into to reflash it for you I thought. Next to the BIOS chip, to the left of the south bridge, is an undocumented 7 pin connector labeled SPI_J1.
After a lot research I stumbled upon a few pages (linked at the bottom) that documented the type of cable necessary and the software to use this port to reflash the bios.
Most of the time, Windows Update does its job with little if any attention from us.
While we might check and install updates manually from time to time, most Windows 10 computers are configured to apply important updates automatically, while older versions like Windows 7 and Windows 8, usually apply these fixes the night of Patch Tuesday.
Because the actual BIOS is corrupted it must either be reset or replaced.
With some computer motherboards it may be possible to restore the default BIOS settings using a jumper on the motherboard.
Much more rarely are they're caused by a mistake on Microsoft's part regarding the update itself.
Any of Microsoft's operating systems could experience freezing issues during Windows updates including Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, and more.
There are several reasons why the installation or finalization of one or more Windows updates can hang.
Most often, these types of problems are due to a software conflict or a preexisting issue that simply wasn't brought to light until the Windows updates started installing.
A lot of computer technicians are other experienced computer users update their BIOS at some point usually because of a motherboard reporting temperatures wrong, not detecting certain hardware, not working with certain hardware or to allow the motherboard to accept larger hard drives.