Patent Number: 6,401,202

Title: Multitasking during BIOS boot-up

Abstract: The present invention is a method and apparatus to perform multitasking in a basic input and output system (BIOS). Interrupt signals are enabled at predetermined interrupt times. A first task is performed in response to the interrupt signals at the interrupt times. A second task is performed between the successive interrupt times.

Inventors: Abgrall; Jean-Paul (San Jose, CA)

Assignee: Phoenix Technologies Ltd.

International Classification: G06F 9/445 (20060101); G06F 009/445 ()

Expiration Date: 06/04/2019