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  • When a computer is switched on it is said to `boot up'. This term comes from the phrase, `Pulling yourself up by your bootstraps.' Before a computer is ready to be used, it must load the programs that it needs from its disks, but this means that it must have a program of some sort available in order to be able to load the programs it needs! The loading program is called a bootstrap.

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