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What are the functions of the BIOS while the operating system is running?
@Ian I have done that. I lost power while flashing a BIOS, it did not boot up after that. We had 20 machines with exact same hardware and they were aging.. So I booted one, removed BOIS chip, plugged in the screwed up one, and flashed. Both BOIS chips worked perfectly fine after that. Granted, it was DOS, running for flash software. Still impressive I think. (Boards were Gigabyte branded, Pentium 4 compatible as far as I remember)