Boot up issue



enner100
07-10-2005, 02:41 AM
Sharon F Wrote:
> 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.
>
> --
> Sharon F
> MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User

Pardon my ignorance but how would that cause my problems? What could
be in the memory that makes my pc hang for 2 minutes on reboot or
causes DOS not to be able to load on reboot?
I have never had a problem with rebooting any of my previous pc's into
DOS?


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enner100

Sharon F
07-10-2005, 02:42 AM
On Thu, 7 Jul 2005 06:44:23 +0000, enner100 wrote:

> Pardon my ignorance but how would that cause my problems? What could
> be in the memory that makes my pc hang for 2 minutes on reboot or
> causes DOS not to be able to load on reboot?
> I have never had a problem with rebooting any of my previous pc's into
> DOS?

No idea. I was simply pointing out the difference between the two starts
(restart and cold start). Your own observations, as posted, note a distinct
difference in behavior.

Since it is apparent that something is "hanging over" with a restart, you
might want to add shutdown troubleshooting to what you're trying already. A
good resource for Windows shutdown problems, including specific XP
problems, can be found here:
http://www.aumha.org/win5/a/shtdwnxp.htm

--
Sharon F
MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User


Boot up issue