How dows a CPU know what to run at startup? Like running the boot in the first sector? It must be programmed but in what language and where are the programs data held then?
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What you are asking about is the BIOS (Basic Input Output system). It is called when the computer starts and determines what hardware is connected and if the hardware is sufficient for the system to be able to boot. If not it gives errors such as my personal favorite…
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