Week 10


I. PRELIMINARY INFORMATION:


A. CLASS: PC Technology

B. TITLE OF UNIT: A+

C. TITLE OF LESSON: Boot Process/Removable media drives

D. COMPETENCIES ADDRESSED: None

E. DATE & TIME:         

F. WEEK OF INSTRUCTION: 10

G. INSTRUCTOR: R Dorsey





II. OBJECTIVES:


The objective of this week’s studies is to introduce the removable media present in today’s computers and to review and expand upon the boot process and how it will point a technician to a failing or incorrectly installed disk drive.


III. TEACHING METHODS AND TECHNIQUES:


Lecture




      



IV. RESOURCES REQUIRED:


Other: Test Equipment



V. INTRODUCTION:


Sometimes the textbooks like to define Cd’s and DVD’s as optical technology. White it is true that they work on by employing lasers to read and write data, the lasers are no different that the magnetic heads on a floppy or hard disk drive. Here we consider them to be just another hard drive device that happens to have removal media capabilities.



VI. CONTENT  :


Boot Process

   Interrupts

   File Structures

   Emergency Startup Disks

   Error Troubleshooting

   DOS commands

   Boot Floppies

Introduction to removable media devices

   ZIP Drives

   SCSI devices

   Tape drives

   Other devices





VII. SUMMARY:


Boot Process Lecture is a more in-depth analysis of what goes on during boot up process. Related to this process are DOS commands, file structure, and the creation of bootable floppies.



VIII. ASSIGNMENTS :


No reading as the textbook includes this information under the general heading of multimedia.



IX. LESSON/COURSE EVALUATION:


No Test/Evaluation at this time. To be included in other testing later.