What needed to boot a pc?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by lieb39, Apr 26, 2003.

  1. lieb39

    lieb39 Apple lover, PC User

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    Hello.

    I am planning on running a Windows NT 4.0 Server on an old desktop pc. I just wanna 'stuff' it somewhere and than access it remotely if i need to work on it via Remote Administrator. My question: What do I need to have connected to the pc for me to remotely access it alright? I know i don't need a monitor, Do I need a keyboard? Mouse? I will also be rebooting the system remotely.

    Thanks,

    lieb39
     
  2. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    well, you wouldn't even need a keyboard or mouse if you were accessing it remotely, right? you'll be using the keyboard, mouse, monitor on the other comp. your server box would theoretically just need a power cable and ethernet cable plugged into it.
     
  3. lieb39

    lieb39 Apple lover, PC User

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    But will windows do alright without a keyboard and mouse? What about the BIOS without a keyboard?
     
  4. dubstar

    dubstar format c:

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    if you unplug your mouse and keyboard, windows still boots.
     
  5. blinden

    blinden OSNN Senior Addict

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    this isn't true on all biosi (plural???)

    you should be able to disable halt on all errors if it's an issue

    just ram and probably a video card to boot

    dont' even need a HDD in theory, but for a MS OS you will.
     
  6. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    You shouldn't even need a gfx card. But it's always nice to have one "just in case".
     
  7. blinden

    blinden OSNN Senior Addict

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    some motherboards are weird about booting without a video card, but yeah, for the most part you can run a computer without a lot of stuff.