Disk Management

The management of disks and their data is a priority for any CompTIA A+ certified professional. In this video, we’ll discuss disk formatting, the check disk process, disk defragmentation, disk backup, and freeing up disk space.

Recovering the Operating System

When things go bad with an operating system, they can often go very, very bad. In this video, we’ll show you how you can recover from major operating system startup problems using Safe Mode, Last Known Good Configuration, Automated System Recovery Disks, and the Windows Recovery Console.

Directory Structures and Files

The organization of directories files in a Microsoft Windows environment is easy to understand if you know what to look for. In this video, you’ll learn about navigating the directory structure, creating folders and files, and understanding file attributes and permissions through our on-screen demonstrations.

Configuring RAID

RAID technology provides organizations around the world with real-time redundancy of important data. In this video, we’ll show you how RAID works and we’ll discuss the different configuration options for RAID. We’ll also provide some hands-on detail with a live demonstration of the RAID configuration process in Microsoft Windows.

Working with Disk Partitions and File Systems

Before you can use a disk in Windows, it must first be partitioned and formatted with an appropriate file system. In this video, you’ll learn how to partition a disk and understand which file systems are available for use in Windows.

Optimizing the Windows Operating System

Windows includes a number of utilities that can help optimize the performance of applications. In this video, we’ll show you how to use Task Manager and Performance Manager, and we’ll discuss best practices for optimizing the Windows operating system.

Operating System Preventive Maintenance

Operating systems require ongoing maintenance to perform at peak efficiency. In this video, we’ll show you how the Windows operating system can take advantage of Windows updates, service packs, backups, and restore points.

Working with Device Drivers

If you’re going to troubleshoot hardware, you’ll certainly be working with device drivers in Windows’ Device Manager. In this video, we’ll discuss the importance of device drivers and interactively walk you through the installation, troubleshooting, and uninstall of device drivers in Windows XP.