Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Types Of Booting: Cold and Warm Boot

The Boot sequence used when a PC id powered on from a powered off condition is called a COLD BOOT. A cold boot is done when the computer is started from a cold(or completely powered off) status. A WARM BOOT happens when the PC is already powered on. An example is Pressing the RESET button.
A cold boot causes the complete boot and POST sequence to run. However, the POST process does not run after a warm boot.