Patent Number: 6,167,532

Title: Automatic system recovery

Abstract: A computer system includes system memory, containing BIOS instructions, having multiple bootable partitions and the ability to enable Automatic System Recovery (ASR) protection during an early phase of the boot process. Early ASR allows errors occurring during the boot process to be handled by established ASR techniques. Multiple BIOS partitions allows a user to upgrade and/or test new system routines without the potential of losing the functionality of their existing system.

Inventors: Wisecup; George D. (Houston, TX)

Assignee: Compaq Computer Corporation

International Classification: G06F 11/14 (20060101); G06F 011/08 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2017