hpr3430 :: Booting
We look in detail at how early PCs booted.
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Tags: DOS, early PC computing, boot process.
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Part of the series: DOS
DOS is a general acronym for "Disk Operating System", though it came to refer to the operating system used in the IBM PC, particularly Microsoft's MS-DOS.
The boot process is a very particular system for taking a dead hunk of metal and silicon and turning it into an active computer. It is kind of remarkable, and in the DOS environment you really needed to know how it worked.
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