Booting a Computer: Definition & Process Video


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What do you do to start the boot process?

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1. What is the program that makes your software applications and hardware work together?

2. Once the computer has power, what is the first step in the boot process?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this set of assessments to test your knowledge of the computer booting process. Topics covered in the practice problems include how to begin the boot process and the part of the boot process where the hardware is checked.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments ask you to identify these stages and parts of the process:

  • The operation begins the boot process
  • Software that enables software applications and hardware to work together
  • The first step in the boot process after the computer has power
  • The part of the boot process that checks that all hardware is powered
  • An error screen shown when something is wrong with the boot process

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet combination allows you to test these skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related computer science lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the computer's boot process to identify its stages
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the software and hardware involved in a computer's boot process

Additional Learning

To further your learning of a computer boot process, review the accompanying lesson called Booting a Computer: Definition & Process. Objectives from this lesson include the following:

  • Define the software used for operating a computer
  • Understand the technical process triggered when a computer is powered on
  • Review the hardware involved in booting a computer
  • Explore how to troubleshoot errors in the boot process