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Computer Engineering Technology Vocab

Subject : engineering
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1. The location in the operating system's directory structure where a mounted drive appears






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






3. 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






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






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






6. Used to set up reoccurring events on your computer






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






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






9. 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






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






11. 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






12. The primary partition which contains the operating system files






13. DOS command used to launch Disk Defragmenter






14. A secondary primary partition where additional secondary partitions reside






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






24. 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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






36. 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






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






38. 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






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






40. 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






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






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






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






44. Microsoft's terminology for a mounted drive






45. 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






46. 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