Quick Access to Boot Process Troubleshooting
The PC is dead, there is no power at all. External
power has not been verified. Power protection devices have not been checked.
The PC has no power, external power has been checked and is OK, power protection device may still be a problem
The PC has no power, external power and power protection devices are OK, power cord and power supply settings have not been checked
The PC has no power and all external power problems and settings have been checked
The system has power but there is no video; the monitor has not been checked
There is no video and no sound; the monitor and speaker are known to work
There is no video but a loud buzzing, ringing or rasping is heard from the PC speaker
There is no video produced on the screen but a beep code is heard
The system never displays the video BIOS message
The BIOS startup screen appears but the system hangs before the memory test and without an error message
The boot stops in the middle of the memory test
The memory test completed, but the system stops without seeking the floppy disks
The system is saying it cannot find IDE devices that it has been told to autodetect
The system stops booting while trying to identify Plug and Play devices
The system displays the system configuration summary but then stops the boot process without trying to boot either the hard disk or floppy disk drive
The system is supposed to be booting the floppy drive but it doesn't even try to boot it and activates the hard disk instead
The floppy drive starts booting but then the PC hangs
The floppy drive is activated but then the light goes off and the hard disk starts booting
The system is supposed to be booting the hard drive but it doesn't even try to boot it and activates the floppy disk drive instead
The hard disk is activated but then the PC stops booting and halts
The hard disk starts booting but then the light goes off and the floppy disk starts booting
The system boots the hard disk and "Starting MS-DOS" or "Starting Windows 95" is displayed
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