An accountant is booting a desktop that has Windows 8 installed. The boot process is currently working on the following step: WinLoad loads two files that make up the core of Windows: NTOSKRNL.EXE and HAL.DLL. What is the next step that will happen in the boot process?

An accountant is booting a desktop that has Windows 8 installed. The boot process is currently working on the following step: WinLoad loads two files that make up the core of Windows: NTOSKRNL.EXE and HAL.DLL. What is the next step that will happen in the boot process?

  • Winload uses the path specified in BOOTMGR to find the boot partition.
  • WinLoad loads two files that make up the core of Windows: NTOSKRNL.EXE and HAL.DLL.
  • The code in the boot sector is executed and the control of the boot process is given to Windows Boot Manager.
  • WinLoad reads the registry files, chooses a hardware profile, and loads the device drivers.