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BIOS Fact Sheet 2.1.2

QuestionAnswer
Where is the BIOS is a program stored? ROM chip
What program does the CPU automatically load and execute when it receives power? BIOS program
Which program controls the startup process, identifies and configures hardware, and loads the operating system into memory? BIOS program
Configuration settings for the CPU, memory, hard disk, and other hardware components are stored in a RAM chip called? CMOS
Which chip requires a battery to remember the settings when the computer is turned off. CMOS
True or false, You can clear the CMOS settings by temporarily removing the battery or by moving a special jumper on the motherboard? True
True or false, You can clear the CMOS settings temporarily by accessing the advanced settings in CMOS and checking "restore to factory settings"? False
True or false, During the computer's startup procedure, you can press one or more keys to open an editor so you can change the data stored in CMOS memory? True
True or false, the key or keys you press to open the CMOS editor depend on the BIOS manufacturer? True
True or false, the key or keys you press to open the CMOS editor do not depend on the BIOS manufacturer? False
True or false, the easiest way to find out which key to press to access the CMOS editor is to read the screen as it boots or to consult the motherboard documentation? True
True or false, the easiest way to find out which key to press to access the CMOS editor is use google to search for the best known methods? False
What are the most common keys to access the CMOS memory? Delete, Insert, F1, and F2
True or false, Common reasons for editing the CMOS settings are: To change the boot device order. To enable or disable motherboard devices. To add a password to the setup program to prevent unauthorized access. To configure processor or memory settings? True
True or false, If you set a BIOS password and then forget it, you will be unable to edit CMOS settings? True
True or false, to recover from forgetting the BIOS password, Clear the CMOS settings to clear the password, along with other settings? True
True or false, updates to the BIOS program are done by flashing the code stored on the chip? True
True or false, update the BIOS to fix errors, or to add support for newer hardware. Such as to support a new CPU that uses a different frequency setting but the same socket and other settings? True
True or false, always follow the instructions when performing firmware updates? True
True or false, Many updates are performed through a browser; some updates can only be performed by booting to special startup disks while outside of Windows? True
True or false, Turning off the device or interrupting the update process could permanently damage the device? True
Created by: john316