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Computer Engineering Technology Vocab

Subject : engineering
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1. 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






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






3. DOS command used to launch Disk Defragmenter






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






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






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






7. Microsoft's terminology for a mounted drive






8. 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






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






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






11. 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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






21. 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






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






23. 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






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






25. 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






26. 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






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






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






29. A secondary primary partition where additional secondary partitions reside






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






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






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






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






34. Used to set up reoccurring events on your computer






35. 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






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






37. The primary partition which contains the operating system files






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






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






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






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






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






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






44. 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






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






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