Perhaps it will dance as well

Which of these events commonly occur during POST?

A) Disk fragmentation is analyzed

B) Memory is tested

C) A registration is made to Microsoft Active Directory

D) A test print is made to the default printer

E) A few bars from a hit pop song are played

The answer: B) Memory is tested

The Power On Self Test process ensures that your computer has a working foundation for the operating system to use. Key hardware components such as the keyboard, the memory, and basic video functions are checked and tested for use.

Want to know more? Watch “BIOS and CMOS.”

We rely on the BIOS to test our computer and start our operating systems, but what is really happening under the surface? In this module, you’ll learn about the BIOS works and we’ll demonstrate the basics of starting and configuring BIOS settings.