I may need to run my system restore because the tech support idiots from gateway deleted something from the registry that I have not yet been able to repair. The only problem is when I first rec'd my computer the bios were wrong and my friend flashed the bios for me. He gave me a copy of the CD. Now I live over 1000 miles from him and I'm afraid to flash 'em myself, but he says BIOS are firmware and running the system restore CD will not change them. IS this true? He is a self educated computer geek and I've seen him make mistakes so I just want to check first... Thanks!!