Join Mike Meyers for an in-depth discussion in this video Boot order, part of CompTIA A+ Exam Prep (220-901) Part 2: Core Hardware.
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- All right, let's talk about booting for a minute.…When you boot your computer up, your system,…after it goes through a posed, is gonna be trying…to find an operating system to boot to.…Now, to make this boot work, we have to have…somewhere set up within the BIOS, a boot order,…so we know who to boot from.…Now, in general, you want to boot off of wherever…your Windows hard drive is located, but there are…exceptions to this.…For example, if you're installing Windows, you might…wanna be able to boot off your DVD drive,…so you can install Windows.…
Or maybe you've got some little utility that's…on a thumb drive, and you wanna be able to boot off of that.…In order to deal with this, you're gonna have to deal…with boot order.…And the place to go to is your system setup.…So, let's take a quick peek.…So, I'm gonna boot into BIOS here.…So if you look at the bottom, it says press F2 to enter…the CMOS setup utility.…It was really quick there at the bottom, but it was there.…And I hit F2, so now I'm in here.…So, when we're talking about boot order, what we can…
The CompTIA A+ 220-901 exam is comprised of six key parts. The second, core hardware, is covered by this course. Instructor Mike Meyers explains the essential components and functions of motherboards, power supplies, and hard drives. He also shows you how to work with chipsets, troubleshoot electrical issues, implement RAID, and how to determine which hard drive technology to use depending on the circumstance.
Note: The six courses designed for the CompTIA A+ (220-901) exam preparation include core processing, core hardware, peripherals and building a PC, displays and printers, networking, and laptops and mobile devices.
- Working with motherboards, chipsets, and expansions
- Choosing a power supply
- Evaluating hard drive technologies
- Implementing RAID
- Troubleshooting issues