What software tool can help with diagnostics and troubleshooting?

What kind of software tool boots to a standalone operating system and is usually focused around providing specific functionality such as diagnostics or troubleshooting?

A) Original Windows boot disk

B) LiveCD

C) Windows recovery disk

D) None of the above

The answer: B) LiveCD

LiveCDs are useful tools to have in your bag, and they can become extremely useful when the installed operating system is having major problems. Since the LiveCD is a fully-featured standalone operating system, it can easily perform diagnostics, change partition information, edit files, and much more.

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CompTIA A+ certified professionals need more than screwdrivers and multimeters to properly troubleshoot and maintain computing systems. To provide the best troubleshooting and preventive maintenance, they must also have the right software tools. In this module, we’ll discuss the primary categories of software tools and show you where to download some free software compilations that will make your job much easier.