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bios

An obsolete term for yeast growth factors.

bios

(bī′ŏs) [Gr., life]
1. Organic life.
2. A group of substances (including inositol, biotin, and thiamine) necessary for the most favorable growth of some yeasts.
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EZcheck 2000 simulates the actual boot process when executed to test if both the RTC and BIOS chip will perform correctly after January 1, 2000 -- users do not have to reboot their PC as with currently available tests.
When companies invest in a PC Y2K fix, they need a utility that remediates all makes and models and every BIOS chip that has ever been developed, Morrison added.
The site features a high-impact, graphical design layout that offers a visually provocative home page complete with a motherboard background, BIOS chip buttons, and special feature products.
Other features include support for: L1 write-back cache; ISAbus; 1MB to 128MB EDO DRAM; BIOS shadowing in DRAM; local bus for VGA/SCSI chips; optional IrDA interface in one of the UARTs; power management features for small, battery powered applications; DRAM byte parity; EIDE; programmable chip select; watchdog timer; BIOS chip select; Port B(0x61) and Port A (0x92) support; and NAND-tree for ATE testability.
The DiskOnChip is fully compatible with DOS and other operating systems, and is pin-to-pin compatible with the BIOS chip.
Hard disk drive upgrades for notebook and laptop computers continue to cost more than their desktop counterparts, however, due to the custom BIOS chip modifications and modified brackets required in most cases.
Many BIOS chips can utilize security software that embed security information directly on the BIOS.
It's been big for reconfiguring your computer's BIOS and reprogramming hard drives, video cards, and other devices with embedded BIOS chips, but now it's making its way into storage.
A complete guide to the inner workings and settings of computer BIOS chips is now available -- The BIOS Companion (ADVICE Press 1-889671-20-7 $49.
So on January 1, 2000, the BIOS chips in many computers will read the year as 00 and will conclude the date is January 1, 1900.