Essays Tagged: "Bios"

The Power On Self Test

When the system is powered on, the BIOS will perform diagnostics and initialize system components, including the video system.(This is ... t, the user may interrupt to have access to SETUP.To allow the user to alter the CMOS settings, the BIOS provides a little program, SETUP.Usually, setup can be entered by pressing a special key combin ... tered by pressing a special key combination (DEL, ESC, CTRL-ESC, or CRTL-ALT-ESC)at boot time (Some BIOSes allow you to enter setup at any time by pressing CTRL-ALT-ESC).The AMI BIOS is mostly entered ...

(6 pages) 48 0 3.0 Oct/1997

Subjects: Science Essays > Computer Science

Memory Definitions - Notes for Computer Architechture

Memory DefinitionsBIOSPronounced "bye-ose," an acronym for basic input/output system. The BIOS is built-in software th ... software that determines what a computer can do without accessing programs from a disk. On PCs, the BIOS contains all the code required to control the keyboard, display screen, disk drives, serial com ... rd, display screen, disk drives, serial communications, and a number of miscellaneous functions.The BIOS is typically placed in a ROM chip that comes with the computer(it is often called a ROM BIOS). ...

(2 pages) 41 1 4.6 Mar/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Computer Science

Jargon.

river anywhere in my house, I called up Dell's customer support in search of the manufacturer of my BIOS chip. After my typical thirty minutes on hold, I finally got through to someone. During the con ... old, I finally got through to someone. During the conversation, he told me that I had a Pheonix-A00 BIOS chip (referred to by them as a 1 page BIOS chip.) installed in my system. He also gave me the f ...

(4 pages) 36 0 0.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Computer Science

File system overview - FAT, NTFS, EXT3

32 bits in a FAT32 FAT entry.The first important data structure on a FAT volume is called the BPB (BIOS Parameter Block), which is located in the first sector of the volume in the Reserved Region. Th ...

(14 pages) 195 1 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Computer Science

Explain what is meant by the biosphere and ecological diversity and give examples of some major biomes

The term biosphere is derived from two words: bios, meaning life, and sphere meaning globe. Therefore the bio ... supporting life. This ranges from about 10 km into the atmosphere, to the deepest ocean floor. The biosphere can be viewed as a system or a set of functions that operates together and is dependent on ... that is, a global ecosystem composed of both biotic and abiotic components. The biotic part of the biosphere is all the plants and animals whilst the abiotic part of the biosphere consists of all the ...

(8 pages) 58 1 2.3 Sep/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

The Start of the PC Industry

perating systems:1. Ease of use.2. The consistency the graphical operating system provides.CP/M and BIOS: CP/M was constructed from three separate modules, which performed different functions. The mod ... ree separate modules, which performed different functions. The module of most interest to us is the BIOS (Basic Input/Output System).________________________________________3.4 Apple Defines the PC Bu ...

(2 pages) 25 0 3.0 Dec/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Computer Science

IBM clones

ith reverse engineering the starting point is the completed piece of technology, in this case IBM's BIOS.What the technology does is not protected by copyright, but how it does it is protected. Thus t ... does is not protected by copyright, but how it does it is protected. Thus to reverse engineer IBM's BIOS a company had to replicate its function without directly copying the code that made the BIOS pe ...

(3 pages) 45 0 4.3 Dec/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Computer Science

Windows 2000 setup

re configuration in the computer, (jumpers, primary master, secondary master)Boot up and get on the bios by pressing delete, change it so that it boots off the CD rom not the floppy, then change prima ... aster type: auto P10: - 32 bit: OnSecondary master Cdrom Auto OnF10 to saveOnce you come out of the Bios, reboot, and then put cd in immediatelySetup will first load files into ramThe last two are the ...

(1 pages) 18 0 5.0 Jan/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Computer Science

Securing networks

be taken in an attempt to harden access to the workstation. Such tried and true methods as having a BIOS password are greatly encouraged. This would by extension also make it far more difficult for so ... lt for someone to drop a live Linux distro into the CD tray, as they would be then prompted for the BIOS password. It is also rather important to restrict BIOS access, as you will hopefully have turne ...

(9 pages) 148 0 3.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Computer Science > Internet and networking

Plug and Play

ctly is Plug-and-Play (PnP)? PnP is a combination of the computer system Basic Input Output System (BIOS), hardware devices, operating system (OS), device drivers, and system resources that dynamicall ... o avoid conflicts.The PnP service has three different levels of operation. At the lowest level, the BIOS, the OS, and the devices are non-PnP, requiring manual configuration of each device. This level ...

(12 pages) 30 0 5.0 Jun/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Computer Science

DSL Vs Cable

view: This was the easiest install I have ever done. No jumper settings to speak of and setting the BIOS up was a breeze. The only snag I am running into is where will I find the money for all of the ... rd for a customer, man was it sweet. it went in very easily, no ploblems with the thunderbird. -the bios had every option i could ever want. ther wher only two problems i encountered. -one, it didnt r ...

(10 pages) 8 0 3.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Hard Drive Install Process Ess

in replacing your hard drive is simply hoping that your new drive will get along with your system's BIOS and operating system. A. Your system's BIOS and operating system B. Mis-configur ... in replacing your hard drive is simply hoping that your new drive will get along with your system's BIOS and operating system. Major hard drive manufacturers include installation software that reconci ...

(5 pages) 505 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Computer Science

Information Technology in Education

more then the floppy disk.Other important parts of hardware would be the Basic Input Output System (BIOS) which prepares the software programs to load and executes and controls the computer. This is i ...

(11 pages) 82 0 0.0 Apr/2010

Subjects: Science Essays > Computer Science