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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

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    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

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    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.
     
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