I couldn’t get to sleep Saturday night, probably due to a combination of having a cold and the medication that allowed me to breathe. So I decided to see if there were any updates for my computer, such as BIOS or drivers. Sure enough, there was a BIOS update available and I applied it.
After it was done, the update software restarted the computer but it failed to start. Nothing appeared on the screen. I was afraid I’d just turned it into a boat anchor but powering it down and then back up took care of it.
The update had reset all of the CMOS settings so I had to go through and change them to my preferences. Interestingly, iTunes must key on the BIOS somehow because it didn’t recognize the machine anymore as an “authorized” system. I had to authorize it again which is fine as I can have up to five authorized computers and I only have two. At some point I’ll sign into the website and see if I can de-authorize the “old” computer as well.