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Warm vs Cold reboot

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by zextek, Sep 2, 2003.

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  1. zextek

    zextek Thread Starter

    May 12, 2002
    Sometimes my machine has a problem that requires a cold boot. Memory is not completely cleared with a warm reboot.

    My question is: If I hold down the reset button for a few seconds, will memory be completely cleared? If so, how many seconds should I hold down the reset button?

    The reason I ask is that my machine has some SCSI drives that take a minute or two to get up to speed from a cold boot.

    Thanks for your answer.
  2. JenniferLore

    JenniferLore Banned

    Jul 7, 2003
    As long as power is being fed to the memory chips the memory will remain there. You have to do a cold boot (cut off the power) in order to completely clear DRAM.
  3. akita


    Jul 17, 2003
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