extended system configuration data

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Extended System Configuration Data definition

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(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)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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