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Chapter_3 Reviewing - Chapter 3 Reviewing the Basics 1 What is the difference between a hard boot and a soft boot A hard boot usually involves

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Chapter 3 Reviewing the Basics 1. What is the difference between a hard boot and a soft boot? A hard boot usually involves restarting the computer by pressing the on/off switch. A soft boot is performed from the operating system, such as by pressing the key combination Ctrl+Alt+Del or by choosing a Restart option from the Shut Down dialog box. 2. What are the four main parts of the boot process? BIOS checks hardware through POST. The ROM BIOS program searches for and loads an OS. The OS configures the system and completes its own loading. The user executes application software. 3. What memory address is always assigned to the first instruction in the ROM BIOS startup program? FFFF0h 4. How does startup BIOS communicate errors during POST if video is not yet available? Beep codes 5. Name the program that is needed to locate the beginning of the OS on a drive. The MBR (master boot record) 6. List three types of information contained in a hard drive’s partition table. How many partitions are present Where each partition begins and ends Which partition is the active partition 7. What is the name of the Windows NT/2000/XP boot loader program? Ntldr 8. How many startup disks are needed to boot Windows 2000 from a floppy disk?
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Four 9. When troubleshooting a failed boot, if you don’t see any lights or hear any noises, what hardware system do you first assume is at fault? The electrical system 10. When booting your computer and you see a blank screen, but hear a single beep, what can you assume worked with no errors? POST
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This note was uploaded on 08/29/2011 for the course COMP 129 taught by Professor Na during the Spring '11 term at DeVry Irving.

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Chapter_3 Reviewing - Chapter 3 Reviewing the Basics 1 What is the difference between a hard boot and a soft boot A hard boot usually involves

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