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Basic input-output systems

LC control no.sh2017005165
Topical headingBasic input-output systems
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Variant(s)BIOS (Basic input-output systems)
Computer BIOS
PC BIOS (Basic input-output systems)
ROM BIOS (Basic input-output systems)
See alsoComputer firmware
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Operating systems (Computers)
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Found inWork cat.: Dice, P. Quick boot, 2018: ECIP galley (Quick Boot describes the basic initialization sequence that allows developers the freedom to boot an OS without a fully featured system BIOS. The goal is to make it easy for a designer new to Intel architecture to understand and optimize the firmware for their design, and ease the learning curve to develop and debug the code that gets the platform ready for the operating system)
Applied science full text, viewed Dec. 13, 2017 (In titles and abstract, Computer BIOS; Basic input-output system)
TechTerms web site, viewed Dec. 28, 2017 (BIOS: Stands for "Basic Input/Output System," a program pre-installed on Windows-based computers (not on Macs) that the computer uses to start up. The CPU accesses the BIOS even before the operating system is loaded; BIOS then checks hardware connections and locates devices; then BIOS loads the operating system into the computer's memory and finishes the boot-up process. The BIOS also is used after the computer has booted up; acting as an intermediary between the CPU and the I/O (input/output) devices)
Wikipedia, viewed Dec. 13, 2017 (BIOS; an acronym for Basic Input/Output System and also known as the System BIOS, ROM BIOS or PC BIOS)