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Comptia A + Computer Repair Practicals

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1. Which of the following does the ping command do?






2. A technician is troubleshooting a PC that continuously reboots. The fan works and the heatsink is in good condition. Which of the following should the technician check NEXT?






3. A customer reports that all printed documents display random characters. Which of the following is the MOST likely cause of this problem?






4. A technician is sent out to troubleshoot a Windows XP Media Center PC being used in acustomers enclosed home theatre. The customer describes symptoms of random system shutdowns - especially when the PC is being used to record media or watch lengthy h






5. Which of the following directory paths is the default profile folder for User1 in Windows 2000?






6. When printing a document an out of memory error is displayed on the printer. Which of the following is MOST likely the issue?






7. A Windows XP system stops booting with the error message NTLDR is missing.Which of the following is the BEST resolution for this problem?






8. A USB cable has a mini-USB connector on one end and two standard size connectors on the other. Which of the following is the purpose of the second connector?






9. The memory in a notebook computer has been upgraded. The notebook will not power on. Which of the following is the MOST likely cause of this problem?






10. When booting Windows - check disk comes up and runs a scan only on drive E. The PC still boots and shows no signs of any errors or other problems. No installations or other software changes have been made. Which of the following is the MOST likely ca






11. A customer reports that the laptop screen turns all red then goes all blue when moving the LCD hinge. Which of the following is the BEST description of the problem?






12. A client has installed an additional 1GB of RAM in a computer to accommodate the requirements of a new application. When the application is run a Low on Virtual Memory warning appears. Which of the following steps needs to be taken?






13. 1/2 Which of the following actions should a technician take when the Service Control Manager reports - one or more services failed to start?






14. Which of the following is true when setting default security permissions on a folder?






15. A client calls after connecting the keyboard and mouse to a new computer. The client indicates that neither the keyboard nor the mouse works. The technician has determined these devices are connected through the PS/2 ports. Which of the following rec






16. A user needs to use the IP address to connect to a remote device. Which of the following command line tools will determine the IP address using the hostname of a remote device?






17. A customer brings in a laptop with a non-functioning LCD screen that always remains black. However - when the technician connects the laptop to an external monitor the laptop will boot Windows normally. Which of the following actions should the techn






18. A computer has become infected with a piece of malware. The current system software has detected the threat and moved it into a special state. Which of the following terms BEST defines the state?






19. After replacing a processor - which of the following would be the NEXT step in reassembly?






20. The performance tab of Task Manager shows two CPUs. The system only has one physical CPU. Which of the following is the MOST likely cause?






21. A user is trying to watch a high definition movie on a computer with a built-in DVD drive. Which of the following is the MOST likely reason that the user cannot watch the movie?






22. Which of the following will disable the UAC in Windows Vista?






23. A technician receives a call from a laptop user that recently purchased a new wireless router. The user claims the laptop cannot connect to the new wireless router. The technician finds out that the router is an 802.11g model and the customers laptop






24. Which of the following could cause an Inaccessible boot drive error during the boot process?






25. Which of the following is a local host IP address?






26. In Windows Vista - which of the following commands would be used to verify that the previous system shutdown routine was completely successful?






27. Which of the following specifies the MAXIMUM recommended distance of Bluetooth 1.0 devices?






28. A technician is sent to configure a wireless small office home office (SOHO) network in an urban area. Which of the following utilities can the technician disable to help prevent unauthorized users on the network?






29. After a new system board is installed on a laptop - the system fails to POST. Which of the following should be done FIRST?






30. A technician needs to add a second processor to a computers motherboard. In which of the following sockets must the processor be installed?






31. Which of the following would a technician perform to cancel a print job?






32. Which of the following will reset the BIOS settings?






33. A technician is attempting to get into the BIOS and they are being prompted for a password. Which of the following can clear the BIOS password?






34. A technician is replacing a wireless router on an existing small office home office (SOHO) network. The SSID - WPA and DHCP information has been correctly added. Which of the following must also be addressed?






35. Which of the following will allow a technician to secure a wireless access point?






36. Which of the following actions creates a mount point?






37. A technician is troubleshooting a PC that will not obtain an IP address from the network. The NIC is setup for automatic IP addressing. Which of the following would be the MOST likely cause?






38. A remote user is attempting to install a new external storage device on their computer. The user reports they only have one port open on the back of the device and the port is similar to the USB port their mouse is connected to. The port has a bevel






39. A user reports that an important file has been quarantined by the antivirus program. The technician should advise them the file has been:






40. A user reports that when powering on their computer only a black screen with a lone cursor appears. Which of the following is the FIRST step to determine the problem?






41. A technician discovers that applications are running very slow. Which of the following might solve the problem?






42. In which of the following locations does Windows Vista create the user profiles?






43. A user works daily with video production and needs portable storage which will allow them to transport their work back and forth from home. Taking the users storage and bandwidth requirements into consideration - which of the following would BEST sui






44. Which of the following commands will allow a technician to change a FAT32 file system to an NTFS file system?






45. A system has been infected with a virus. The customer does not have a system backup. Which of the following is an effective method to remove the virus and preserve the customers data?






46. A technician needs to add a hard drive to a PC. The drive needs to support a transaction log requiring up to 3Gbps transfer speed. Which of the following storage types will meet this requirement?






47. A technician suspects a computer has a virus - which of the following BEST describes the FIRST action to take?






48. AWindows XP machine will only boot up and display the command prompt. The technician needs to modify the boot.ini file. Which of the following commands would be used?






49. A user reports that a computer reboots several times a day unexpectedly. Configuration management shows that the machine recently had a second hard drive and a DVDROM burner installed. Which of the following BEST describes the troubleshooting steps?






50. If a technician is creating a spanned volume - which of the following steps should they perform?