Computer Technician. POST and The Boot Process. Booting Up Your Computer. Refers to the computer bringing itself up to an operable state without user intervention Soft (warm) boot Uses OS to reboot Hard (cold) boot Uses on/off switch More stressful on the machine.
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The Boot Process
Startup BIOS is in control for first step of the boot, then it turns over control to the OS
A hard drive might contain more than one logical drive. The partition table at the beginning of the drive contains information about the location of each logical drive, indicates which drive is the boot drive, and holds the Master Boot Record that begins the boot process for the operation system.
Operating system completes the boot process, DOS core is loaded.
Load the Shell/GUIDOS Prompt