Study Lab for Chapter 6

Use the “Key Terms and Definitions” section of the lab to review terms used in this chapter. Try the “Practice Test” to check your comprehension of the chapter. Tackle the “Lab Exercises” to apply your knowledge.

Key Terms and Definitions

Advanced CMOS Configuration

Menu that has various types of settings for hardware.

AMI (American Megatrends)

Another leading third-party BIOS developer.


ATA/IDE BIOS setting that queries the drive for the correct settings every time you start the computer.


BIOS feature used to query the ATA/IDE drives for the correct settings. The settings are usually transferred to the user-defined drive type option for each drive.

automatic configuration

Selecting an option such as Optimal, ...

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