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Phoenix BIOS and the Year 2000

Provides an overview of the Year 2000 problem, the role of the Real Time Clock, updating the century byte, and other important Y2K information. You may also wish to see our Year 2000 web page.

Universal Serial Bus

Universal Serial Bus is an emerging industry standard that increases I/O bandwidth of the PC and expands its ability to connect to other types of devices.

How to Make a Bootable CD

This white paper provides an algorithm for converting a bootable floppy or hard drive into a bootable CD.


This white paper describes the Phoenix implementation of DMA for ATA disk drives, and how DMA applies to PCI.

Autotyping Hard-Disk Drives

This white paper describes how Phoenix detects an empty ATA channel, the number of hard drives present both on a channel and in a system, and the Identify Drive Information.

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