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Vista Ch. 4

When a computer is first started, its ____ firmware is responsible for initializing the computer. BIOS
____ disk storage provides a simple means to logically organize disk space. Basic
A basic disk can have its space organized into one or more defined areas of storage called ____. partitions
Most of the partition attributes are stored in a data table that is part of the MBR. This table is commonly called the ____ of the MBR. partition table
If there are multiple primary partitions on a single basic disk, the MBR standard allows for only one primary partition on that drive to be marked as active and capable of starting an operating system. This partition is referred to as a(n) ____ partition Active
Each primary partition that is formatted with a file system can be represented in the operating system by a ____. drive letter
Each primary partition that is formatted with a file system can be represented in the operating system by a specific folder path called a ____. mount point
The ____ partition, if used, takes the place of one of the primary partitions that can be created on the basic disk. extended
On dynamic disks, the blocks of space are called ____ instead of partitions. volumes
A ____ volume exists on just a single dynamic disk. simple
A striped volume is a ____ solution. RAID 0
A mirrored volume is also known as a ____ solution. RAID 1
A ____ dynamic volume can only be created with three or more dynamic disks. RAID 5
In Windows Vista, until a new disk is initialized, its status is reported as ____ and the disk cannot be used to store data. Unknown
Disk Cleanup is available by selecting the ____ button when viewing the general properties of a drive Disk Cleanup
The Disk Management console will report the status of the disk as a(n) ____ when it recognizes that the disk does not belong to that computer. Foreign Disk
You must right-click the disk in the graphical portion of Disk Management and select ____ from the pop-up menu to initiate the import process. Import Foreign Disk
Partition and volume changes can only be made by a(n) ____-equivalent user account. Administrator
Dynamic disk technology supports ____ types of volumes, some of which can use multiple disks and provide fault tolerance. 5
Dynamic volume and basic disk partitions can be deleted using the ____ command-line utility. DiskPart
Dynamic volume and basic disk partitions can be shrunk using the ____ snap-in. Disk Management
Created by: paulysa