I'm not sure how you got the idea I wanted him to literally delete the BIOS from the motherboard... Way to jump to conclusions.
It's not exactly jumping to conclusions.... You said "clear the BIOS" which is completely different from resetting the BIOS. Generally when you clear something you wipe it entirely.
It is typically recommended by motherboard manufacturers if you ever change hardware... and it's generally just good practice so that you can verify everything yourself after a new install.
Again this is outdated information. This is no longer recommended by mobo manufacturers and there is absolutely no reason to do this any more, especially with how UEFI BIOSes work.
Hell, you can even hotswap HDDs now, there is no need to reset after every hardware install at all.
In fact, they recommend it even if you add nothing but an LED light... but I typically don't go that far, personally.
That makes no sense, the LEDs are just two leads and an LED, they serve no interaction with anything, and generally, can be removed, placed without even turning off the computer, being that they literally are just two wires and a diode.
That is like saying you need to flush the brake fluid every time you reset the odometer in your car.
I don't typically recommend it for newbies, but it's better than spending the money on new hardware when things just turn out to be a BIOS problems.
I don't see why a 'newbie' would have a problem resetting the BIOS.
It is literally just a button. Clearing the CMOS is only needed for specific issues (which the OP's case is not an example of), the rest of the time, every BIOS has a "reset to defaults" option that will clear everything in the same way once the BIOS menu is exited.
Now, if you'd please stop trying to insult my intelligence... I'd like it if you'd not jump to silly conclusions about me.
......... I'm not?