Boot up issue



enner100
07-10-2005, 02:40 AM
I have just noticed another problem if I restart the PC.

I downloaded powermax by maxtor to check my hard drives. It creates
bootable floppy. If I restart the PC I get an error message that says
can not load DOS! any key to retry.

If I do a cold boot of the PC the powermax loads ok. If I then do a
Ctrl + Alt + Delete and leave the floppy in I get the error message can
not load DOS! any key to retry.

So it seems all my problems happen when I do Start > turn off computer
> restart. If I do a cold boot of the PC or shut down the PC completely
and on put it on again I do not get the problems?

The start up problems also only occur if I do a restart.

The motherboard, case, power supply and memory are all brand new


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enner100

Sharon F
07-10-2005, 02:41 AM
On Wed, 6 Jul 2005 01:25:02 +0000, enner100 wrote:

> I have just noticed another problem if I restart the PC.
>
> I downloaded powermax by maxtor to check my hard drives. It creates
> bootable floppy. If I restart the PC I get an error message that says
> can not load DOS! any key to retry.
>
> If I do a cold boot of the PC the powermax loads ok. If I then do a
> Ctrl + Alt + Delete and leave the floppy in I get the error message can
> not load DOS! any key to retry.
>
> So it seems all my problems happen when I do Start > turn off computer
>> restart. If I do a cold boot of the PC or shut down the PC completely
> and on put it on again I do not get the problems?
>
> The start up problems also only occur if I do a restart.
>
> The motherboard, case, power supply and memory are all brand new

A restart does not fully flush memory. Code can remain active through the
restart. That code can interfere with the initialization of other
operations.

A full shutdown and restart does flush memory and is more of a "clean"
start. There is nothing resident in memory that can conflict with the code
the boot disk is loading.

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Sharon F
MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User


Boot up issue