File Extension ROM

File type: Read Only Memory Image

About the ROM file type:

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The ROM file extension is used with the ROM update files or emulation files. The files using the ROM file extension are usually images or duplicates of the different pieces of information saved on computer chips or on the cartridges of read-only video games. These files are read using the modified ROM device readers appropriate for the device being read. The ROM images are played on the computer using the ROM emulations software. These files also contain pieces of data used for updating or restoring the Read-Only-Memory of certain hardware devices. These are also usually used for updating Firmware.

Detailed information for file extension ROM

Category: Miscellaneous Files
File format: Propriety
Open with Windows: Various Firmware updaters
Open with Linux: N/A
Various hardware upgrades and emulators use the ROM file extension. A user needs a plash program usually available from the website of the motherboard manufacturer. The user must not flash BIOS unless the user knows that he has the image for his motherboard. An error or the computer might be disabled when the wrong BIOS image is flashed.