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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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3862 virus, on December 29, 1999, will erase the CMOS memory, overwrite data in all files on all available drives, and then destroy the Flash BIOS by using the same routine that was found in the Win95.
The product also offers Mode 4 enhanced IDE, "plug and play" and both ISA and PCI expansion, 2 USB ports, and 2MB of Flash BIOS.
Semiconductor trends and opportunities explored include the front end, buffer memory, digital film (flash memory), interfaces, back end, video out, flash bios and power management, in addition to LCDs.
44MB floppy disk drive which can be swapped for a second battery pack, upgradeable FLASH BIOS, two Type II PCMCIA slots forming a single Type III slot, one serial port, one EPP/ECP enhanced parallel port, an external video port, and a PS/2-style mouse/keyboard/keypad port.
According to experts, CIH can also attack the computer's hardware, potentially overwriting flash BIOS and destroying the motherboard.
All Digital branded and third party PCMCIA cards, as well as other options, are easy to add and remove since the new notebooks feature Plug and Play Flash BIOS and are Microsoft Windows 95 Ready.
The Tomcat i810 with plug 'n' play flash BIOS is priced below $100 in OEM quantities with a three year manufacturer's warranty, and is Y2k compliant (per NSTL standards).