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« on: December 29, 2004, 04:06:42 PM »

can anyone help me on this question?
what drive information is contained in cmos?
thanks for looking,

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« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2004, 11:17:05 AM »

CMOS stands for Complimentary Metal Oxide Semiconductor and it stores your BIOS settings.

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« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2004, 03:43:30 PM »

thank you for your reply ,this is a course work question and they have givin 4 answers and it could be manufacturer,or drive table,or interface type ,or cable type,
this question i can not seem to find anywhere!!it is one of these but !whitch one who knows!?
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« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2004, 04:06:31 PM »

Ah, the BIOS can identify all.

Let's see, the BIOS reads from the drive from what manufacturer it is. If set on AUTO detect, it won't store the information to CMOS as it will be redetected each time you boot up.

The BIOS will also detect the interface type, is it SCSI or IDE? But also, if the drive detection is set to AUTO, it won't be stored to the CMOS as this will be redetected each time you boot up.

Same story for the cable type. DMA, UDMA? If you're using a UDMA harddrive with a DMA cable, you get a warning from the BIOS that you need a 40pin, 80 strands cable. Not stored in the CMOS.

So that leaves drive table. Which is the amount of cyclinders, heads and sectors a harddrive has. Which can be stored to the CMOS if you set everything to manual.

So, do I get your job now? Grin
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« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2004, 06:18:21 PM »

thank you very much,ive have looked everywhere for this question
very helpfull no doubt ill be posting a lot more soon,
and yes you can have my job thank you,
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