Hardware and Software of Personal Computers

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New Age International, 1991 - IBM Personal Computer - 272 pages
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This Book Has Been Developed As A Text For A One Semester Course On The Hardware And Software Of Personal Computers. It Will Also Be Of Interest To Practicing Engineers And Professionals Who Wish To Develop Their Own Hardware And Software For Special Pc-Based Applications. Apart From Providing All The Significant Hardware And Software Details For Ibm-Pcs And Its Close Compatibles, It Also Presents A Comprehensive Description Of How The Pc Works And The Various Functions That It Can Provide. A Large Number Of Interesting And Useful Problems Have Been Given At The End Of Each Chapter. A Set Of Objective Type Questions Has Also Been Provided To Allow The Reader To Review His/Her Understanding Of The Material In The Text.This Book Has Been Developed As A Text For A One Semester Course On The Hardware And Software Of Personal Computers. It Will Also Be Of Interest To Practicing Engineers And Professionals Who Wish To Develop Their Own Hardware And Software For Special Pc-Based Applications. Apart From Providing All The Significant Hardware And Software Details For Ibm-Pcs And Its Close Compatibles, It Also Presents A Comprehensive Description Of How The Pc Works And The Various Functions That It Can Provide. A Large Number Of Interesting And Useful Problems Have Been Given At The End Of Each Chapter. A Set Of Objective Type Questions Has Also Been Provided To Allow The Reader To Review His/Her Understanding Of The Material In The Text.
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
An Introduction to the 8088 CPU
19
Hardware Organization of the PC
30
The Video Display of the PC
63
The ROMBIOS Services
82
The Fundamentals of DOS
94
The DOS Functions of INT 21H
124
Disks and Files under DOS
170
Interrupt Handling Through DOS
217
Filters for DOS
238
Review Questions
249
Index
255

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