Basic Computer Operations

Computer Science SSS1 Third Term

Basic Computer Operations

Week 5

 Performance Objective

The student should be able to:

  1. Identify Icons on the Desk Top


The Booting Process

Booting (also known as booting up) is the initial set of operations that a computer system performs when electrical power is switched on. The process begins when a computer that has been turned off is re-energized and ends when the computer is ready to perform its normal operations. On modern general-purpose computers, this can take tens of seconds and typically involves performing power-on self-test, locating and initializing peripheral devices, and then finding, loading and starting an operating system. Many computer systems also allow these operations to be initiated by a software command without cycling power, in what is known as a soft.... View More

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