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Unformatted text preview: XI. Boot sector a. Contains special code telling the system where to boot the OS b. Any device with a functional operating system i. It is called a bootable disk or a system disk XII. CMOS Battery a. Holds data when the computer is turned off b. Dead battery will result in CMOS data lost XIII. Chip Creep a. As PCs run, the components inside get warm. When a PC is turned off, the components cool off. This cycling of hot and cold causes the chips to expand and contract in their mounts....
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- Spring '10
- American Standard Code, Interchange Northbridge Southbridge, boot process X., CMOS I., BIOS code XI