Halt on All Errors?

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Halt on All Errors?

Postby cccc » Wed Jul 08, 2009 4:36 am


What about Halt On option in the BIOS on my home PC?

Should be enabled on:
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All Errors
No Errors
All. but Keyboard
All, but Diskette
All, but Disk/Key

btw. I have MT63 V1.4 N2801 D33032 mainboard.
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Postby Karlsweldt » Sat Jul 11, 2009 8:26 am

Depends on how you intend to start the system. If you choose "no errors", then you could start the system with no keyboard or mouse detected. But you may have a problem when connecting them later. Halting on "all errors" would mean that the POST process will stop if any errors are found, even minor. But having a keyboard connected is still a preferred default for when starting a computer. A mouse present is not a default, but the OS won't be happy!
If the diskette (floppy disk or optical disk) drive is not responding, then you could bypass the error message and continue booting. Not a critical factor. But the hard drive not responding is critical!
The only reason you may want a 'no errors' choice is when the unit is a remote server, rarely attended manually, and restarts itself if power is lost. Or for testing purposes on a normal setup.
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Postby evasive » Mon Jul 20, 2009 8:16 pm

All but keyboard is default.
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