How can you manage boot devices?

You want to use a new boot CD-ROM to run some diagnostics on a computer, but the system is configured to boot from the hard drive instead of the CD-ROM drive. What will allow you to manage the order of the boot drives?

A) Device Manager

B) Event Viewer



The answer: C) The BIOS

The computer’s Basic Input/Output System is responsible for managing the hardware configuration of the system, including the order of the computer’s boot devices.

Making changes to a personal computer’s BIOS can be a bit challenging the first time through. In this video, we’ll show you how to launch your BIOS configuration, provide you with some tips for navigating different BIOS options, and walk through some common CMOS settings found in most of today’s computers.

Want to know more? Watch “CMOS Settings.”