PNP - BIOS or OS

MB bios option is let bios config PNP devices = default.

Which is better, bios config or OS?

I wonder if this is why system restore(WinME) does not work properly - allways reports unable to restore, no changes have been made?

And if I change the bios PNP to default now, will it cause problems - ie. should it only be set before installation of OS, can't be changed after?

<font color=red><b>DCB</b></font color=red><font color=white><b>_</b></font color=white><font color=blue><b>AU</b></font color=blue>
8 answers Last reply
More about bios
  1. PNP support works better for BIOS for several reasons, including having fully configured IRQ's (no conflicts) even before the OS loads.

    <font color=blue>Only a place as big as the internet could be home to a hero as big as Crashman!</font color=blue>
    <font color=red>Only a place as big as the internet could be home to an ego as large as Crashman's!</font color=red>
  2. WinME is not really a true plug'n play OS. Best to let your BIOS handle it in your case.

    What the heck are you still running WinME for?

    <b><i>Powered by <font color=blue>V</font color=blue><font color=purple>E</font color=purple><font color=red>R</font color=red><font color=purple>T</font color=purple><font color=blue>O</font color=blue></b>
    Fueled by <b><font color=blue>CL-</font color=blue><font color=red>ONE</font color=red></b>
  3. likes pain? Is this a quiz?

    __________________________________________________
    <font color=red>You're a boil on the arse of progress - don't make me squeeze you!</font color=red>
  4. I keep getting asked this question all the time.

    I'll answer it again- I got ME for free with A PC bought from auction and finances at the moment don't allow for purchase of XP.

    Although I should buy XP next, my first choice will be a medium to high powered GC, followed by P4 3.0 to 3.4GHz 775 CPU and MB, then XP.

    <font color=red><b>DCB</b></font color=red><font color=white><b>_</b></font color=white><font color=blue><b>AU</b></font color=blue>
  5. I'll change it to BIOS configered PNP.

    And it's OK to do it now - no problems should occur.

    BIOS will just change windows previous configeration as neccessary?

    Is this correct?


    <font color=red><b>DCB</b></font color=red><font color=white><b>_</b></font color=white><font color=blue><b>AU</b></font color=blue>
  6. If Windows has to reconfigure some hardware, it should find the drivers that have already been installed in their already installed locations.

    <font color=blue>Only a place as big as the internet could be home to a hero as big as Crashman!</font color=blue>
    <font color=red>Only a place as big as the internet could be home to an ego as large as Crashman's!</font color=red>
  7. Maybe I should sell one my extra copies...

    <b><i>Powered by <font color=blue>V</font color=blue><font color=purple>E</font color=purple><font color=red>R</font color=red><font color=purple>T</font color=purple><font color=blue>O</font color=blue></b>
    Fueled by <b><font color=blue>CL-</font color=blue><font color=red>ONE</font color=red></b>
  8. There's so many copies out there, no one will buy, he he

    <font color=red><b>DCB</b></font color=red><font color=white><b>_</b></font color=white><font color=blue><b>AU</b></font color=blue>
Ask a new question

Read More

Motherboards Default BIOS Font Configuration