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The heart of every IBM and compatible PC is the BIOS, a low-level operating environment that handles the initial boot, start up and loading of the operating system and hardware level functions, System and service technicians and professionals assembling computer systems, troubleshooting computer hardware troubleshooting, performance tuning or home hobbyists building their own computer will benefit from this book.

There are over 50,000 companies focused in the computer technical service and configuration business in the United States alone. Most of these companies employ between 10-50 technicians. In addition, the target audience

Key Features
-- Over 6,500 hard disks covered (almost twice the number of any competitive product).
-- Also covers common and unusual IDE disk controllers.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781885071408
  • Publisher: Sequoia Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/28/2004
  • Edition number: 13
  • Pages: 1088
  • Product dimensions: 4.04 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

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References, Trade Names, & Trade Marks
Blank Notes Page
1 ASCII and Numerics 9
2 PC Hardware 29
Video Standards 30
Keyboard Scan Codes 32
Resistor Color Codes 36
Paper Sizes 37
Port Pinouts and Cabling 38
CPU Processor & Co-processor 49
USB Specs and Cable 63
I/O Interfaces - speeds, devices, cable length 67
Memory Map, I/O Map, Interrupts, Errors 69
Audio Error Codes 72
AwardBIOS Error Messages & POST (Phoenix) 77
PhoenixBIOS 4 Error and Screen messages 81
IBM XT/AT Class Error Codes 84
3 Modems and HTTP Internet Codes 87
Modem Standards 88
UARTs 90
Hayes Modem AT Command Set 91
HTTP Internet Codes & Error Codes 93
4 MSDOS Commands 95
DOS History and Windows History 100
5 Windows 95-98-ME-NT-XP Keyboard Shortcuts 261
6 Hard Drive Specifications 287
Standard Hard Drive Types 288
Hard Drive Manufacturers Directory 290
RAID Specifications 460
7 CD-ROM Drive Specifications 461
CD-ROM Drive Manufacturers Directory 462
CD-ROM Syntax and Notes 464
8 Magneto Optical Drive Specifications 511
MO Drive Manufacturers Directory 512
MO Syntax and Notes 513
9 Tape Drive Specifications 533
10 Floppy Drive Specifications 545
Floppy Drive Manufacturers Directory 546
11 Troubleshooting Guide Teaser 559
12 PC Industry Phone Book 563
Index 755
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