Sing this one to Michael Jackson's ''BEAT IT''...

         Sing this one to Michael Jackson's "BEAT IT"...

         Your're processing some words when your keyboard goes dead,
         Ten pages in the buffer, should have gone to bed,
         The system just crashed, but don't lose your head,
         Just BOOT IT, just BOOT IT.

         Better think fast, better do what you can,
         Read the manual or call your system man,
         Don't want to fall behind in the race with Japan,
         So BOOT IT,

         Get the system manager to 

         BOOT IT,  BOOT IT,
         Even though you'd rather shoot it.
         Don't be upset, it's only some glitch.
         All that you do it flip a little switch.
         BOOT IT,  BOOT IT,
         Get right down and restitute it.
         Don't get excited, all is not lost,
         CP/M, UNIX or MS/DOS
         Just BOOT IT, boot it, boot it, boot it...

         You gotta have your printout for the meeting at two,
         The system says that your job's at the head ot the queue,
         Right then the thing dies, but you know what to do,
         BOOT IT.

         You always get so worried when the system runs slow,
         And when it finally crashes, man you feel so low,
         But computers make mistakes (they're only human you know)
         So BOOT IT.

         Call the local guru to

         BOOT IT,  BOOT IT
         Go ahead and re-institute it.
         If your're not lucky get the book off the shelf,
         But if you are, it'll do itself.
         BOOT IT,  BOOT IT,
         Then go find the guy who screwed it!
         Operating systems are built to bounce back,
         Whether it's a Cray or Radio Shack.

         BOOT IT,  BOOT IT.