BIOS


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BIOS

 (bī′ōs)
n.
The set of routines stored in read-only memory that enable a computer to start the operating system and to communicate with the various devices in the system, such as disk drives, keyboard, monitor, printer, and communications ports.

[b(asic) i(nput/)o(utput) s(ystem).]

BIOS

acronym for
(Computer Science) Basic Input Output System: the built-in software which controls the primary functions of a PC

BIOS

(ˈbaɪ oʊs)
n.
computer firmware that directs many basic functions of the operating system.
[B(asic) I(nput)/O(utput) S(ystem)]
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Touchstone Software Corporation's eSupport Division (OTCBB: TSSW), has launched BIOS Wizard, the PC Industry's first true web application to test a PC's BIOS (Basic Input Output System) for system critical compatibility with all the new industry standards including PCI, ACPI, PnP (Plug and Play) Windows 2000, Windows ME and Large EIDE Hard Drive technology.
By implementing BIOS Wizard we were able to quickly identify potential problems and proceed with a successful implementation, which allows us to realize a cost savings in a relative short period time.
As more users start to upgrade their PC's, they will be faced with difficult decisions regarding hardware and software compatibility with the system BIOS installed on the PC.