Self Testing. Part II

If some errors are detected at the testing stage, the system operation depends on the type of failures. In case of fatal error, an appropriate warning message may occur and the further operation will be stopped – a computer will be switched off and rebooted. In case of negligible errors, a special prompt may occur that suggest either to open the window of BIOS Settings and to change the conflict parameters or to continue the current loading without any changes.

Use the parameter “Wait for <F1> If Any Error” to control the system if some errors are found. This parameter has got two values: Enabled (Yes) – if there are some errors, stop the further operation before pressing F1 button, and Disabled (No) – continue operating regardless of any errors.

The parameter “Halt On” provides more opportunities and may have the following values:

  • No Errors – continue operating regardless of any errors;
  • All Errors – continue operating without any errors;
  • All, But Keyboard – continue operating if there are no other errors except those connected with a keyboard;
  • All, But Diskette – continue operating if there are no other errors except those connected with a diskette;
  • All, But Disk/Key – continue operating if there are no other errors except those connected with a keyboard or a diskette.