Method and system for transferring an application program from system firmware to a storage device

  • US 6,519,659 B1
  • Filed: 06/18/1999
  • Issued: 02/11/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/18/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A system for accessing at least one storage element in a processor-based system, comprising:

  • a memory for storing instruction sequences by which the processor-based system is processed, the memory having at least one storage element;

    a processor coupled to said memory, the processor executes the stored instruction sequences; and

    a storage device coupled to the processor, where said storage device is local to the processor and the memory;

    wherein prior to booting an operating system, the stored instruction sequences cause the processor to write the contents of the at least one storage element to the storage device, said act of writing being performed independent of a post-boot application program.

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