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Computer Engineering Technology Vocab

Subject : engineering
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1. A Microsoft utility that allows you to join several hard drives together into one 'virtual drive -' and can also be partitioned in real time without having to reboot Windows






2. A required boot file for Windows Vista - which reads the boot configuration data and displays an operating system selection menu






3. Allows you to control another user's computer - or allows them to control yours






4. A hard disk that is currently unavailable for use in Windows






5. A new technology introduced with Vista designed to help protect computers against malware attacks by requiring Administrator permission before most applications can run






6. A Microsoft system utility used to display or change device drivers






7. A system utility for Windows XP that provides a picture of system performance






8. Enables users to create a catalog of documents and document properties on your disks and store that information






9. Allows users to create backups of data to a variety of devices






10. A required boot file for Windows Vista - which continues the boot process if BOOTMGR.EXE determines that the computer IS in standby or hibernation






11. The name given to the secondary partitions created on an extended partition






12. DOS command used to launch Disk Defragmenter






13. A secondary primary partition where additional secondary partitions reside






14. The primary partition which contains the operating system files






15. Allows your computer's configuration settings to be reset to those of another earlier time






16. A required boot file for Windows operating systems through XP - containing the main Windows boot loader itself






17. An interface for disk management found in Administrative Tools or through the DOS command DISKMGMT.MSC - it is a Microsoft Management Console (MMC)






18. Used to display computer information - MMC's may be created by users for specific purposes - or may be default tools that are integral to Windows - like the 'Computer Management' MMC. MMC's may also be edited or changed to suit individual user needs






19. Contains one file system - for older systems the OS is installed here






20. Microsoft's terminology for a mounted drive






21. DOS command that launches the Check Disk utility - which checks hard drive volumes for problems






22. Created by Event Viewer to record events logged as a result of security- related events






23. A Recovery Console command that writes a new master boot record to the hard disk drive that you specify






24. Created either automatically by Windows or manually by users - these provide the time frames through which System Restore works






25. Displayed when the Windows operating system crashes - Microsoft's official term for this is a 'stop error.'






26. Designates a hard drive that is accessible and functioning properly






27. The location in the operating system's directory structure where a mounted drive appears






28. Used to set up reoccurring events on your computer






29. Used to log error messages generated by applications - security issues - or system events






30. Occurs when the operating system cannot or will not allocate enough contiguous space to store a complete file as a unit - but instead stores pieces of the file in gaps between other files on the hard drive






31. A required boot file for Windows Vista - which continues the boot process if BOOTMGR.EXE determines that the computer IS NOT in standby or hibernation






32. A required boot file for Windows operating systems through XP - responsible for detecting hardware necessary for a successful boot into Windows






33. An error message that may occur when you move a dynamic disk to your local computer that was originally on a Windows 2000 or Windows XP computer






34. A hard drive not converted to Dynamic Disk - with one primary partition - and one extended partition - and a limited number of logical drives






35. A driver which has not been approved for use with the Windows operating system - not an indication of whether or not it will work - just an indication that it is unknown to Microsoft






36. Created by Event Viewer to record events logged by programs - or applications






37. Allows users to install or run programs under an 'emulation mode -' where the program will function as if it were running on an older - legacy operating system






38. A required boot file for Windows operating systems through XP - containing configuration information for a boot menu






39. A desktop theme new with Windows Vista - which features transparent windows






40. A system utility for Windows 95/98/ME that provides a picture of system performance - replaced by Performance Monitor for XP






41. A Microsoft feature that helps to ensure that only approved - or 'signed' drivers are installed under Windows XP or Vista - Driver Signing either forbids 'unsigned' drivers from being loaded - or is set to ask user permission before doing so - accord






42. A feature of Windows Vista also known as Windows Desktop Gadgets - a widget engine that allows 'gadgets' to be installed to perform a variety of tasks ranging from simple tasks like displaying the time to more complex tasks like tracking system perfo






43. Created by Event Viewer to record events logged system- related events






44. A Windows utility that provides information about programs and processes running on your computer






45. Allows user access to files on their computers from a different physical location






46. A Recovery Console command that writes a new partition boot sector to the system partition that you specify