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Extended System Configuration Data

<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.



Nearby terms: Extended ML Extended Pascal Extended Self-containing Prolog Extended System Configuration Data Extended Tcl Extended Tiny Extended Video Graphics Array