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A floppy disk has both sides magnetized, and each side is divided into many concentric rings. Each track or ring is divided into many sectors. A sector is the basic unit to be accessed on a disk. The I/O routine reads a sector from a disk or writes a sector onto a disk. The directory on the disk describes all the files including their disk locations. 1. 20a. The boot record contains a set of PC instructions that gets loaded into memory when the power is turned on. The execution of the boot record brings the rest of the as into memory.

As a consequence, the program in execution is forced to terminate without causing further damage. This happens a lot during program development. The terms as, control programs, supervisors, and executives are all synonymous. The portion of as routines that resides in memory all the time is also called the nucleus or kernel. The as also provides services to other programs. For example, if a program needs to interact with an I/O device, it asks the help of the as by issuing an I/O request system call.

2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. II. 12. What are the attributes of a third generation computer? What are the attributes of a fourth generation computer? Exactly how many bytes are there in one KB, MB, GB, TB, or PB? What are the attributes of a core memory? What are the attributes of a semiconductor memory? What is a disk file? Name three input devices to a computer system. Name five basic programming tools in a computer system. What is a system prompt? Name the two operating levels of a general purpose computer system.

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