Brought to you by the letter C.

What does the C in CMOS represent?

A) Capacitive

B) Cluster

C) Complementary

D) Calculate

E) Crunchy

The answer: C) Complementary

CMOS is an abbreviation for complimentary metal-oxide-semiconductor.

Want to know more? Watch “BIOS and CMOS Overview.”

What really happens when you start your computer? In this video, we’ll show you how the BIOS handles the most basic operations of your personal computer and how the CMOS stores all of your important configuration information. We’ll also show you how to use VMware Player or Microsoft Virtual PC to create a test lab on your computer where you can test BIOS changes without modifying your PC settings.