What is meant by computer program?
A dictionary might say,
"...A series of instructions or statements, in a form acceptable to a computer, prepared in order to achieve a certain result."
But that would be a boribng answer. Correct, but boring. Basically a computer program is a bunch of information you don't see that does something for you. Here's some examples of well-known computer programs.
Internet explorer iexplore.exe Windows 98 win.com Microsoft Word word.exe
You'll notice that these examples have .exe, .com at the end. This part, separated by a dot " . " is called the 'extension' of the filename. For OS's like Windows, OS2/Warp and DOS, this 3-character extension is like a license plate. It lets the computer OS, know what kind of program they are and what to do with them.
Other computer program file names are not necessarily directly used by the PC itself, but rather used to assist, store data for or record data for another program. Examples include:
mfc32.dll A library of data that other programs use. win.ini a collection of "setup" options for some versions of windows.
Files like these should not be messed with by the user. You can really foul things up.
C is a high level language which means it is meant for humans to understand not computers. For a computer to understand a C program it has to be compiled, that is changed into machine language. Once a program is in machine language then the computer can understand it and perform the actions it describes (that is to run the program). A C program need only be compiled once but (once compiled) it can be…
No if the computer is going to crash then a program can not keep it from crashing. If your computer is crashing immediately ,Press f12 or f7 before your computer initiates your OS and enter in SAFE MODE (this is for windows OS) . Then you will be able to diagnose your computer without worrying about it crashing. If you meant error reporting , Windows by default saves a dump file including the the reason…
What does it mean when your computer says its taking a memory dump after running a program meant to search your computer for files?
It's just a way your computer "gathers itself up" after a huge memory loss. You probably have a program that takes alot of memory, and your computer is trying to find more to burn and waste. If you suddenly lose alot of memory, enough to NOT run programs, your computer will shut down, losing everything. That is why it tries to rebuild its memory so you don't haveta experience it's failure because you have a…
A computer is an electronic (or electromechanical) device that can handle input, processing and produce output. A computer program is a set of rules or instructions that enables the computer to perform these tasks (input, processing and output). They work together, a computer is useless without a computer program, and a computer program cannot work without a computer. It is a symbiotic relationship.