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    Bios Programs

    Ok, I know a little bit about bios but not much, so I was wondering If I could make a bios prog that would like run before the OS boots up and if so how to go about it. (like what to learn to do it)

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    Does it matter what bios it is? (what company made it and ect.)
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    You mean your own bios?

    http://www.linuxbios.org/

    Or something that runs before the OS starts?

    A hacked boot disc accompanied with some c++ would do the trick.
    http://www.bootdisk.com/

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    Im pretty sure most here would be unable to really help you without some more information.

    You want this program to run instead of the BIOS?
    or after the BIOS has finished executing?

    What do you want it to accomplish when it does run?

    a little clarification would be in order here.
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    I would ASSUME he wants something that runs before the OS starts... That's actually a pretty good idea.. You could use an outside integrity checker to check your hard drives before the OS gets loaded.
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    I would use this program called bios wizard
    http://peripherals.about.com/library.../aa052201a.htm

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    Yea, like a program that I could make the bios run before the OS runs.... I don't have anything in mind but I was wondering if it is possable becuse it could be usefull.... And I know C++ but thats the only lang.
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    if thats the case, then maybe writing the program to accomplish what he wants, and possibly install it to the boot sector so that it will run before any OS will?
    and then after it completes, it can then call the OS's boot process...

    Im not real sharp at programming, but wouldnt such a prgram need to be small?
    If so, then maybe have it written in assembler....if you can actually find anyone that uses that anymore...
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    Or, he could put a link basically in the MBR and it would go to a small partition where the program was held, then after the program finished you could have a line or 30 towards the end that says go back to part w/e of the boot record.
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    See, I got lost in what ya'll where saying.... MBR and stuff.... yea I only know a little about bios.
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    MBR= Master Boot Record. If you have XP or 2k or 98 or anything, it has stuff written there that tells the computer where the OS is.
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