Basic Input/Output System (BIOS)
Table of Contents
1 - About
- to perform hardware initialization during the booting process (power-on startup),
- and to provide runtime services for operating systems and programs.
The BIOS is the first software to run when the computer is powered on.
2 - Articles Related
3 - Management
3.1 - Location
- Originally, BIOS firmware was stored in a ROM chip on the PC motherboard.
- In modern computer systems, the BIOS contents are stored on flash memory so it can be rewritten without removing the chip from the motherboard.