Another name for a bootable diskette, a floppy disk (or CD-ROM) that a computer can use to boot the operating system (OS) if the hard drive fails to boot the OS. Typically, PCs will read the floppy disk drive before the hard drive when booting, so if the user leaves a floppy disk in the drive that does not contain the operating system or another control program, the computer will display a system disk error. The user can change the system BIOS so that the hard drive is read before the floppy drive.
- system log
The system log file contains events that are logged by the operating system components. These events are often predetermined by the operating system itself. System log files may contain information about device changes, device drivers, system changes, events, operations and more.
- system management
The general area of Information Technology (IT) that concerns configuring and managing computer resources, especially network resources.
- system resource
A tool used by either hardware to alert software of a need or by software to control a function of hardware. Hardware and software need a way to communicate with each other, and they do so by using a combination of four system resources: IRQ �� Hardware devices use the IRQ bus on a motherboard […]
- system requirements
The hardware and software components of a computer system that are required to install and use software efficiently. The software manufacturer will list the system requirements on the software package. If your computer system does not meet the system requirements then the software may not work correctly after installation. System requirements for operating systems will […]
- System Tray
Introduced with Windows 95, the system tray is located in the Windows taskbar (usually at the bottom next to the clock) and contains miniature icons for easy access to system functions such as fax, printer, modem, volume, and more. Double click or right click on an icon to view and access the details and controls.