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Automatic Boot Block recovery if BIOS integrity is compromised

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000021318D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Jan-13
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Jan-13

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed as a method to improve: - system flash corruption detection - boot block recovery process If the system does not boot after trying a certain number of times, the BIOS will scan itself and determine if it is still good. If it is not good, it will automatically reboot the system and request a flash diskette to perform boot block recovery. If the BIOS is good, it will continue POST.