An operating system (OS) is basically a collection of software that manages computer hardware resources and provides common services for computer programs. Operating system is a crucial component of the system software in a computer system.
These are some few common services provided by an operating system −
Errors can occur anytime and anywhere in operating system. An error can occur in CPU, in I/O devices or in the memory hardware. Some major activities of an operating system with respect to error handling are−
The Operating System constantly checks for possible errors.
The Operating System takes an appropriate action to ensure correct and consistent computing.