Originally Posted by TrotterTech
You will go through the BIOS screen(s) and then it will say that there is no OS.
Well that is not strictly true although I will admit that I am splitting hairs a bit. BUT for the sake of accuracy and all that.
You get what is called the P.O.S.T. screens come up. (Power On Self Test). This lists various checks that the BIOS does at switch on such as a memory check etc. Then it says no OS found.
The BIOS screen is only accessable by hitting the F1/F2/Delete key or a combination of those keys depending on your bios manufacturer and then you can adjst various parameters that happen when you boot your computer and when you are using your computer. For instance you can set the boot order with in the BIOS or turn on or off other various functions such as on board graphics etc.