Question Can you boot a PC without a HDD or any sort of storage.

Sep 28, 2021
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Hi, i'm very new to the pc world.
Recently i got an old pc from a friend without a Hard Drive, so i tried to boot it without a Hard Drive or any sort of storage, but it won't work. is this becous i have no HHD or is there something else wrong with this pc?
 
Sep 28, 2021
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Hi, i'm very new to the pc world.
Recently i got an old pc from a friend without a Hard Drive, so i tried to boot it without a Hard Drive or any sort of storage, but it won't work. is this becous i have no HHD or is there something else wrong with this pc?
i forgot to say that there is a red light on the motherboard next to the sata slots, if i put the powercable in my pc.
 
Memtest86 will boot from a usb stick and test ram.
No OS or hard drive needed.
They boot from a usb stick and do not use windows.
You can download them here:
A simple functional test.

Of course, there seem to be other issues.
Verify that the cpu cooler fan is connected and spins.
Verify that the ram is fully inserted.
Look up the motherboard manual to see what the red light indicates.
 

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