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Friday, June 23, 2006

Because You Need To know

UnknownReference : The PC Boot Process - Windows XP.


Power supply switched on.

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The power supply performs a self-test. When all voltages and current levels are acceptable, the supply indicates that the power is stable and sends the Power Good signal to the processor. The time from switch-on to Power Good is usually between .1 and .5 seconds


Arrow down


The microprocessor timer chip receives the Power Good signal.

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With the arrival of the Power Good signal the timer chip stops sending reset signals to the processor allowing the CPU to begin operations.




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Go read the rest. I dare you.

2 comments:

60 and counting said...

Read all that. Makes sense, but still does not explain why Windows keeps on shitting itself.

curmudgeon said...

I could have swore I saw that in there someplace. :)