O'Reilly logo

Windows 8.1 Administration Pocket Consultant: Storage, Security, & Networking by William R. Stanek

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Chapter 1. Managing Firmware, Boot Configuration, and Startup

As surprising as it might seem, when a computer fails to start or experiences a Stop error that crashes the operating system, the most basic element involved in starting a computer and loading an operating system—the firmware—is often overlooked as a possible cause. This happens because most people dig in and begin troubleshooting Windows without looking at the firmware. The trouble with this approach is that many computer problems originate in firmware, either because the firmware itself is flawed or because ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required