What software tool allows you to launch an operating system from media other than the hard drive in order to run detailed diagnostics, use hard drive partitioning tools, perform hardware tests, and other advanced functions?
Answer: D) LiveCD
One of the most powerful and flexible tools available can be found on a LiveCD or Boot CD. Using just a LiveCD media on CD-ROM or DVD-ROM, a computer can be booted into a separate operating system that contains utilities, diagnostic tools, and many other troubleshooting features.
The incorrect answers:
The IPCONFIG program is run from the Windows command line to show the TCP/IP configuration of the operating system.
The DISKPART program is a command-line application that can be used to view, add, or change hard drive partition information.
The BOOTCFG program is normally used from the recover console to rebuild a corrupted or missing BOOT.INI file.
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