Homework 3 - Homework 3 Post & OS Load Power on Self...

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Homework 3 – Post & OS Load Power on Self Test and Operating System Load Student Name: Harsh Patel 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://nssa.rit.edu/?q=node/59 This site was developed by Professor William Stackpole as a graduate project. 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: The process is synonymous with the concept on “Lifting yourself up by your bootstraps” 2. What is the first signal the motherboard waits for, from the power supply: The first signal that the motherboard waits for, from the power supply is the Power good signal 3. For an AT or ATX motherboard, what is the hexadecimal number that represents the location of the beginning of the BOOT program: The hexadecimal number that represents the location of the beginning of the BOOT program on an AT or ATX motherboard is F000 4. The boot code in what two devices must match, prior to testing the internal communication buses:
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The CPU first checks itself and the POST program by reading code loaded into various locations and checking it against identical records stored permanently in the BIOS chipset. The CPU code and the BIOS code must match prior to the testing of internal communication busses. 5.
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