Self Testing. Part I

The simplest way of reducing the loading time for your computer is decreasing the amount of tests carried out by default by BIOS for identification of system features and detection of potential defects.

The parameter “Quick Boot” (Quick Power On Self Test, Quick Boot Mode) controls computer testing. This parameter may have two values: Enabled and Disabled. If the value “Enabled” is on, BIOS deletes some tests during self testing, for example, testing of operating memory. This allows significantly decreasing the time spent on testing, especially with significant amounts of operating memory.

But if there are some errors that have no impact on system loading, but that affect the correctness of its functioning, the rejection of self testing may cause different problems. For example, when you use fast testing, the hard disk readiness is simply fixed without any special wait pause for its power overclocking. But the operation with the hard disk and loading of operating system are impossible with the failure of the hard disk node. As a result, your computer “hangs” without any visible reasons. That’s why enabling or disabling of the parameter of full testing depends on individual features of your computer: if your computer and all its components are stable, then its testing may be reduced. But if some errors periodically occur when requesting the memory, hard disk and other, use full testing to prevent the worsening of situation.