Questions and Answers:
Explain the difference between BIOS and CMOS.
The BIOS contains options you select from; the CMOS stores the options you choose.
If you want the computer to test the memory, which type of boot process (warm or cold) will you want the customer to perform? Why?
Have the customer perform a cold boot by shutting off the system and restarting it, or by using the reset button. Cold boots run the entire POST, including the RAM test, and warm boots don't.
If you have computers with a Phoenix BIOS and an AMI BIOS, will they have the same beep codes? Why or why not?
They will not have the same beep codes because the BIOSes are designed to produce different beep codes.
What type of device is needed to display BIOS error codes? What do you also need to understand the codes?
You need a POST card to display the codes and a list of codes specific to that computer, motherboard, or BIOS version to understand them.
Which CMOS setup screen might need to be adjusted when using Windows 95, 98, or 2000?
The Plug and Play setup might need to be adjusted.
If you have a bootable CD-ROM containing the original system setup, what BIOS option do you adjust if you need to restore the system with its original software? What should be listed first and second?
Change the boot order or boot sequence option in the Advanced Setup/CMOS Features screen. List the CD-ROM first, followed by C: (first) hard drive.