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Need Help preparing for the A+ Operating System Exam

Discussion in 'A+' started by Professor-Falken, May 26, 2007.

  1. Professor-Falken

    Professor-Falken Kilobyte Poster

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    I am preparing for the OS by filling in the Comptia A+ OS exam objectives. And I really appreciate the help I have been given here. I am having trouble filling out this area of Comptia objectives.

    Section 2.3
    Content may include the following:
    o Boot Sequence
    o Files required to boot
    o Boot steps (9.x, NT-based)

    In particular Boot steps what is it asking me here?


    Professor Falken
     
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  2. kat731
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    What??????????
     
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  3. Bambino1506

    Bambino1506 Megabyte Poster

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    I would guess it means the PC boot process

    ie

    CPU senses power
    CPU starts BIOS
    POST
    CPU searches for boot files in HD,FD or CD etc and starts OS
     
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  4. juice142

    juice142 Megabyte Poster

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    Prof,

    After all this time...

    Is there anything about IT that you DO know? :blink

    Fer flying feck's sake...

    MBJK

    J.
     
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  5. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    When they say boot sequence, i believe that are on about the order of the boot sequence in BIOS. cdrom, floppy, harddisk, or floppy, cdrom, harddisk or whatever the sequence is..
     
  6. BosonMichael
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    First I put on my left boot...

    ...then I put on my right boot...

    ...then I insert my boot up yer butt for not taking the exam by now... :twisted: Get to it!!!
     
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  7. stuPeas

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    LOL. I don't think he trusts that he knows the stuff already.
    At some point we all have to stop worrying and JUST DO IT!!
     
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  8. VantageIsle

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    An excellent indepth discription of the windows XP boot process can be found here:

    http://www.geocities.com/asoke_dasgupta/boot-xp.html

    you really should check that, its good stuff.

    for the O/S exam the questions will be about the sequence AFTER the bootstrap loader locates the MBR and turns control over to NTLDR

    Try this, get two blank postcards, write down the windows 9x boot sequence on one and NT/2000/XP sequence on the other. Revise from these cards. Well it worked for me.

    good luck:D
     
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