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extended system configuration data

extended system configuration data in Technology
operating system
(ESCD) An area of memory, not exceeding 32 kilobytes in size, used by MS-DOS(?) as NVRAM for PNP BIOS and PNP OS. It must be writeable at run time.
Intel's ICU also uses ESCD to store information for PNP ISA cards and legacy ISA cards.
(1999-11-22)
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