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  1. In computing, the BIOS (pronounced /ˈbaɪoʊs/) is an acronym that stands for the Basic Input/Output System

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    created by user picturefactobot on November 28, 2008
  2. in part refers to the firmware code run by a PC when first powered on, which is a type of boot loader

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    created by user picturefactobot on November 28, 2008
  3. The primary function of the BIOS is to identify and initialize system component hardware (such as the video display card, hard disk, and floppy disk) and some other hardware devices

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  4. This is to prepare the machine into a known low capability state, so other software programs stored on various media can be loaded, executed, and given control of the PC

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    created by user picturefactobot on November 28, 2008
  5. This process is known as booting, or booting up, which is short for bootstrapping

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