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The BIOS Companion with CDROM Paperback – April 1, 1999

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I thought the BIOS Companion was quite good. Just chock full of the kind of info I had been looking for. First book I've gotten that was worth the more than price I paid. -- Tony

Just thought I'd give you my 2 cents on "The Bios Companion" The front cover pretty much says it all -- "The book that should have come with your motherboard" I am quite impressed with the vast bios settings covered and the background information provided about memory, buses etc. Some settings were only touched upon but, I think the important information came through when I needed it and there's sooo much in there, after all. Thanks to Phil Croucher for a respectable piece of work. -- Anthony Moretta

Regards the BIOS book, I used it the day it arrived and at least twice a week since. I work seven days a week. I will, I have no doubt, continue to use it for as long as the pages don't fall out and become un-readable. PS My wife is a technician as well and refers to the book as often as I. -- Bob --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Phil Croucher provides technical writing and training services, and the books and courses are the result of several years' experience of freelance network management, system building and repairs.

Clients include (or have included): The Ministry of Defence, Barnardo's, Esselte Letraset Ltd, Rank Hovis, Royal Mail, Enterprise Oil plc, Line-Up Aviation Personnel, Triton Chemicals, Erith College, South Thames College, Kingsway College, Executive Airlines, Martini Airfreight Services and numerous small businesses.

He has been involved with computing since 1986, starting off with a variation of Acorn's BBC computer, the Torch, using its own version of CP/M, called CPN. From there he has fond memories of the Sirius and the Macintosh, but has mostly been involved with IBM compatibles of all shapes and sizes, specialising in Concurrent DOS and its later versions, including REAL/32. He writes regularly for Computer Shopper and PC Plus magazines (UK) and is the resident technical expert for the AM1290 Talk Radio show Experts On Call.

Phil is also qualified to fly helicopters and aeroplanes, having over 6500 hours on 32 types of aircraft. He has at various times been a Chief Pilot and General Manager of several companies, including a third level airline in the UK. He is the author of The Professional Pilot's Manual (Airlife), and Operational Flying.

He can be contacted at paco@electrocution.com. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


Product Details

  • Paperback: 450 pages
  • Publisher: Advice Press; 3rd CD-Rom edition (April 1, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1889671207
  • ISBN-13: 978-1889671208
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 7.2 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,015,517 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book is worth far more than is charged for it. Very well written. Probably the most-used reference book in my shop. However, it is beginning to need an update to keep up with most of the latest BIOS versions. Still a great value as the feature explainations trigger your thinking and allow you to figure out many related BIOS features in some of the newer versions. When Phil updates it again, I will buy it again.
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