BIOS and CMOS Configuration
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Explain the difference between BIOS and CMOS.
If you want the computer to test the memory, which type of boot process (warm or cold) will you want the customer to perform? Why?
If you have computers with a Phoenix BIOS and an AMI BIOS, will they have the same beep codes? Why or why not?
What type of device is needed to display BIOS error codes? What do you also need to understand the codes?
Which CMOS setup screen might need to be adjusted when using Windows 95, 98, or 2000?
If you have a bootable CD-ROM containing the original system setup, what BIOS option do you adjust if you need to restore the system with its original software? What should be listed first and second?