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Homework 3 – Post & OS Load Power on Self Test and Operating System Load Student Name: Brandon Howard Due: See your lecture instructor Assignment: This exercise is designed to make use of an interactive knowledge system. This system allows the user to work through the Power On Self Test and Operating System Load procedures of a modern computer. Use any computer and start a WEB browser on the following URL: http://netsyslab.nssa.rit.edu/?page=btprocess . This site was developed by William Stackpole as a graduate project and has a lot of good information. You are to answer the following questions as you work through the steps taken by the system during start-up. 1. The ‘BOOTSTRAPPING’ process is synonymous with the concept of: BOOTSTRAPPING is synonymous with the concept of “Lifting yourself of by your bootstraps” because the PC has to somehow provide power to all of it’s components long enough for the OS to load. 2. What is the first signal the motherboard waits for, from the power supply: When the power button is pushed the first signal that the motherboard waits for is “POWER GOOD.” 3. For an AT or ATX motherboard, what is the hexadecimal number that
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This lab report was uploaded on 04/21/2008 for the course IT 101 taught by Professor Watt during the Fall '07 term at RIT.

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