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Overview

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

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-- 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: 9781885071026
  • Publisher: Sequoia Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/28/1994
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 576

Table of Contents

Personal Information 2
Other books by Sequoia Publishing. Inc. 3
Preface 4
Acknowledgments 5
References, Trade Names, & Trade Marks 6
Blank Notes Page 8
Chapter 1 ASCII and Numerics 9
Chapter 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 [left arrow]Updated 47
Memory Map, IO Map, Interrupts, Errors 56
Audio Error Codes 59
IBM XT/AT Class Error Codes 64
Chapter 3 Modems 67
Modem Standards 68
UARTs 70
Hayes Modem AT Command Set 71
Chapter 4 MSDOS Commands 73
DOS History and Windows History [left arrow]Updated 78
Chapter 5 Windows 3.1 Keyboard Shortcuts 239
Chapter 6 Windows 95/98 Keyboard Shortcuts 248
Chapter 7 Hard Drive Specifications [left arrow]Updated 257
Standard Hard Drive Types 258
Hard Drive Manufacturers Directory 260
Chapter 8 CD-ROM Drive Specifications [left arrow]Updated! 419
CD-ROM Drive Manufacturers Directory 420
CD-ROM Syntax and Notes 422
Chapter 9 Magneto Optical Drive Specifications [left arrow]NEW 461
MO Drive Manufacturers Directory 462
MO Syntax and Notes 463
Chapter 10 Floppy Drive Specifications 479
Floppy Drive Manufacturers Directory 480
Chapter 11 PC Industry Phone Book [left arrow]Updated 493
Index 601
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