Understanding the boot process
The term ``boot'' means to start the operating system.
It derives from the phrase ``pulling yourself up by your
bootstraps'' and aptly describes the procedure
by which a small program, permanently stored on the
hard disk, executes automatically to load the operating system
into main memory (sometimes called system RAM) and begin its initialization.
The first time your system boots is during
The operating system can be booted again (often referred to
A system is sometimes rebooted
so that aspects of system operation that may be
causing problems can be manually checked by interrupting the
reboot and initiating the Boot Command Processor (BCP--an
interactive boot process).
following the prompt
you can press any key
to interrupt the normal boot process and initiate the BCP.
For more information on this topic see
``Initiating an interactive boot session''.
Starting and stopping the system
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