Question 2) A+ Operating Systems Technologies

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This post is outdated. For an updated guide see Jed Reisner’s A+ 220-801 and 220-802 guide.

SubObjective: Identify the names, locations, purposes, and contents of major system files

Single Answer Multiple Choice

Which file loads the Windows 98 graphical user interface (GUI)?

A. Win.com
B. Config.sys
C. System.1st
D. Autoexec.bat

Answer:
A. Win.com

Tutorial:
In Windows 98, the Win.com file loads the GUI.

In Windows 98, you can use the Autoexec.bat file to load applications automatically at startup, and you can use the Config.sys file to load real-mode drivers. In general, you should only load real-mode drivers for a device if a protected-mode driver is not available because using real-mode drivers can degrade system performance.

The System.1stfile is a backup of the Windows 98 Registry; this file is created when you complete a successful installation of Windows 98. You can use the System.1stfile to return Windows 98 to an operational state if the Registry ever becomes corrupted or is deleted.

Reference:
A+ Training Guide, Chapter 22: Microsoft Windows Operating Systems, Major Operating System Components, Windows 9x/Me Structure, pp. 791-792.

These questions are derived from the Self Test Software Practice Test for CompTIA exam #220-302 – A+ Operating Systems Technologies, 2003 Objectives

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