Power-On Self Test (2618 POST)

Power-On Self Test (POST)

Each time you power-on the computer, POST is initiated. The POST takes up to 90 seconds to complete, depending on the options installed.

The POST checks the following: system board, memory, display, keyboard, diskette drive, hard disk drive, parallel port, and serial port.

To start the POST, power-on the computer. The following will happen:
  1.  You will hear one short beep when the POST successfully  ends.

     If the POST cannot be completed successfully, an error message appears  on the display accompanied by the Configuration Utility box  requesting the user to press the Esc or Enter key.  When the Esc key is pressed, the computer  bypasses the error and attempts to complete the POST.  If the Enter key is pressed, the Configuration  Utility is shown. The user can then try to correct the error.  If a critical error is encountered, the POST is halted.

  2.  The computer attempts to load the operating system as customized.  If an operating system is not found,  a graphic message (icon) is displayed requesting  the user to insert a diskette into the diskette drive  and press the F1 (RESUME = F1 KEY)  key to resume operation.

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