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    what is the booting process in operating systems

    Posted by: Praveen kumar on 7/8/2010

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    To boot (as a verb; also "to boot up") a computer is to load an operating system into the computer's main memory or random access memory (RAM). Once the operating system is loaded (and, for example, on a PC, you see the initial Windows or Mac desktop screen), it's ready for users to run applications. Sometimes you'll see an instruction to "reboot" the operating system. This simply means to reload the operating system (the most familiar way to do this on PCs is pressing the Ctrl, Alt, and Delete keys at the same time).



    Booting or loading an operating system is different than installing it, which is generally an initial one-time activity. (Those who buy a computer with an operating system already installed don't have to worry about that.) When you install the operating system, you may be asked to identify certain options or configuration choices. At the end of installation, your operating system is on your hard disk ready to be booted (loaded) into random access memory, the computer storage that is closer to the microprocessor and faster to work with than the hard disk. Typically, when an operating system is installed, it is set up so that when you turn the computer on, the system is automatically booted as well. If you run out of storage (memory) or the operating system or an application program encounters an error, you may get an error message or your screen may "freeze" (you can't do anything). In these events, you may have to reboot the operating system.




    Posted by: Naresh    

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    Booting process is the very first step when the window loads onto the RAM



    Posted by: Sumeet    

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    booting time process means initialization of the hardware and related software.data get fetched from hard disk to the ram.



    Posted by: Diksha    

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    booting is the first procees when we turn on the computer..



    Posted by: bhupinder singh    

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    Booting is the first step when booting loaded an operating system on the main memory or Random Access Memory from the Hard Disk. There are two types of Booting- Warm Booting and Cold Booting.



    Posted by: Pallavi Singh Chauhan    

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    There are two types of booting.1 warm 2 cold. & booting is the first step when we turn on the computer.its loaded into the ram in a hard disk.



    Posted by: sourav    

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    The processing of loading the operating system into the main memory is called booting.



    Posted by: Unni Kumbalat    

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    booting can be define as
    1.POST(power on self start)
    2.BIOS(basic input output system)
    3.memory checking
    4.operating system loading
    5.desktop creation
    booting r of 2 type
    1.hard booting(through power on)
    2.soft booting(when we reset the computer)



    Posted by: kumar rituraj    

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    Booting is the first process when we turn on our computer system.in other words" the processing of loading the operating system in the main memory is known as booting"



    Posted by: Sunny saini    

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