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And POST is hardwired into the motherboard -- if that doesn't even start, your computer is dead.
Oh, and it reads "Moderated Comment" for me.
How about yours?
Another thing: what if POST can't even start because of a hardware error?
Looks approved to me?
And to your older question, it varies a lot between machines.
That is very true. Do you happen to know the order of components the computer checks in POST?
It does give the error, that's why the computer doesn't start. However, for whatever reason, it's not showing it. That's not uncommon for POST, since it might simply not have reached the screen-managing code yet.
Isn't it logical, though, that POST would give you a fatal hardware error upon startup? I mean seriously, who designed POST? I mean, YOU could code something better.
Don't worry about that, happens to everybody
Oh. Now I feel like an idiot.