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ernit
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Fri Apr 05, 2002 4:55 pm

Would like to hear from others on this.The way I understand it works is this.
When you start the computer the information in the BASIC INPUT/OUTPUT
CHIP tells the bios to check the A:\ first then goes and loads the operating system((((((what operating sys. are they talking about)))))) where is it and what does it do. :?

Also MA motherboards--what are they,and what makes them different from an OEM--original equipment manufacturer-- :?:

Know a little about it would like to learn more
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Fri Apr 05, 2002 5:18 pm

FAQ # 32
Flash your BIOS at your own risk.
ernit
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Fri Apr 05, 2002 9:38 pm

Soupy,was just trying to get a discussion going but gess i'm at the wrong place.
thanks anyway
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Fri Apr 05, 2002 10:24 pm

You asked a question, I answered.
Flash your BIOS at your own risk.
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Sat Apr 06, 2002 2:48 am

ernit wrote:((((((what operating sys. are they talking about)))))) where is it and what does it do. :?
It means whatever OS is installed on the boot drive (i.e. drive C:\)

this could be DOS, Windows, UNIX, Linux, etc....
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Sat Apr 06, 2002 10:03 am

Or whatever device (cdrom, ZIP, JAZ drive).

This includes network bootroms, where it will find basic info to setup a network connection and load a bootimage from the server it connects to.
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