THINGS TO DO BEFORE WRITING A PROGRAM ON A COMPUTER

INTRODUCTION

THINGS TO DO BEFORE WRITING A PROGRAM ON A COMPUTER – A personal computer 40 cm long, 40 cm wide, and about 15 cm high, with a TV-like monitor on it, a viewer, a delicate keyboard 45 cm long and 15 cm wide on the front, and a printer on the side.

Everything you type on the keyboard is displayed on the screen of the monitor.

But, if you turn on the power button of the computer, you can’t write a program on the computer with the button on the keyboard.

Some important actions have to be taken before it.

THINGS TO DO BEFORE WRITING A PROGRAM ON A COMPUTER

THINGS TO DO BEFORE WRITING A PROGRAM ON A COMPUTER

On the computer box, you will see two notches on the front side. That notch consists of two disk drives mounted inside. One is called ‘Drive A’ and the other is called ‘Drive B’.

In order for the computer to start working, Drive A needs to have a disk operating system (DOS) stored floppy.

Slide it in and turn off the Drive A button and turn on the computer and monitor. Turn on the power.

Soon different messages will appear on the monitor and at the same time, the computer will start checking all your memory.

You can see the zigzag numbers changing on the monitor screen. The computer will double-check your memory.

Personal computer memory is around 640 kilobytes.

It checked that the change in numbers would stop and the red light on drive A would go on.

STEPS

Now the house can be heard in a very small voice from the computer. This sounds like a floppy floating in the drive.

A few more messages will appear on the monitor screen shortly. The first computer will ask you for today’s date.

This information does not have to be given. You can proceed by pressing the Enter key on the keyboard.

After that, the computer will ask you for time. We can also avoid this information.

Once again, press the Enter key to get the job done.

As soon as this action is over, the letter A and the angle mark in front of it will appear. It will look like ‘A’. This is called ‘A Prompt’.

Now the computer is ready to obey you. How you use it depends a lot on what you get from it.

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