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Comptia A + Computer Repair Practicals

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1. On laptops - the internal wireless adapter is known by which of the following form factors?






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






3. A user reports that the video on their computer has gone out. After determining that the onboard video is bad - a technician needs to install a new video card. Which of the following would support a new video card installation?






4. Which of the following broadband networking technologies is MOST widely available in isolated areas?






5. A power outage caused a computer to shut off while the operating system was running. Which of the following would a technician run to make sure the operating system was not damaged?






6. A technician replaced an internal wireless card in a laptop. The card appears to be installed correctly in Device Manager - but is not able to view available wireless networks. Which of the following is MOST likely the problem?






7. In Windows XP - where is setuplog.txt located?






8. Which of the following is true regarding the number of volumes that can be created on a basic disk?






9. Which of the following tools would be used in order to test the voltage output of a laptop A/C adapter?






10. A technician is installing a new SATA drive into an older computer. Which of the following conditions can prevent the technician from being successful?






11. Which of the following should a technician check FIRST if a Windows XP user is trying to print a document and is getting the error message Print sub-system not available?






12. 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






13. Which of the following will cause a ghost image on a printout?






14. A manager tells a technician that they cannot access the company's secure financial data stored on the accountants computer. The manager used to be able to access the files. Which of the following should the technician check?






15. A user has a computer with a 100GB IDE hard drive formatted as a single FAT32 partition. The partition has 50GB of free space but the user receives an error when attempting to save a 5GB video file. Which of the following will resolve this issue?






16. A technician is replacing an LCD for a tablet PC but the touch screen functionality is not working. Which of the following is MOST likely the cause?






17. When the power supply of a PC is performing erratically - which of the following can be used to determine output voltage?






18. Which of the following will occur if too much thermal paste is used on a processor?






19. Which of the following Windows XP commands can be used to repair the BOOT.INI file?






20. Which of the following is the default loopback address?






21. A system powers on - begins POST - displays the BIOS version information and then hangs with the error message Error loading operating system. Which of the following is MOST likely cause of this issue?






22. A customer wants to check whether they have the necessary tools enabled to prevent intrusions and virus attacks on a Windows Vista workstation. Which of the following tools can be used to display the current configuration?






23. Which of the following is a feature of Windows Vista User Account Control (UAC)?






24. Which of the following is the default location for user account files in Windows Vista?






25. A new firewall was installed on a system and since then a remote user has been unable to reach the file server. Which of the following should the technician verify is setup on the new firewall?






26. A user reports their LCD monitor has failed and replaces it with a CRT. On boot up - the monitor displays POST - but displays an Out of range message when the GUI starts to load. Which of the following methods should the technician use to resolve the






27. A user reports they keep getting the error message missing or corrupt dll when logging into Windows. Which of the following can the technician do to resolve this issue?






28. Which of the following tools could be used to test the voltage coming from a laptops AC adapter?






29. A technician is updating a computer for a customer by removing their IDE drives and replacing them with SATA drives. The technician notes that these drives have a SATA power connection and a Molex connection. Which of the following is the BEST way to






30. Good examples of malware prevention in Windows XP?






31. Which of the following is the BEST solution for repairing a hard drive that results in the NTLDR is missing display upon booting?






32. Which of the following will allow and deny Internet traffic?






33. A user reports that a program in Windows XP is not responding. A technician remotes into the user's computer to end the process. Which of the following is used to force the program to shutdown?






34. A technician determines a laser printer is jamming at the fusing unit. They have checked the paper path in the printer and it is clear of anything that could cause a paper jam. Which of the following is the BEST solution?






35. Which of the following files are required to startWindows XP boot process?






36. A user reports that their CAD files will display correctly in low resolution but not in high resolution after installing a new graphics card. Which of the following will MOST likely fix this problem?






37. Which of the following ping switches would be used to ping continuously until manually stopped?






38. A customer states that their laser printer keeps stating there is a paper jam but the customer does not see any paper jams. The technician inspects the printer and confirms that there is no paper jams and finds the printer does not make an attempt to






39. A technician is replacing a hard drive with a new 30GB drive formatted with FAT32. While transferring a 5GB file an error appears indicating that the new drive has insufficient space for the transfer. Which of the following is the cause of the proble






40. When combining NTFS and Share permissions - which of the following is true?






41. The customer wants to upgrade to a newer model computer - but does not want to lose all the digital photos on the old computer. Which of the following is the QUICKEST way for the technician to move the photos?






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






43. A user reports that they can hear downloaded music and sounds through their computer speakers. Music CDs cannot be heard when played in the local CD-ROM drive except by plugging headphones into the jack on the front of the drive. Which of the followi






44. While troubleshooting a network connection issue on a Windows XP workstation - a technician would like to see a list of all available network commands. Which of the following commands should the technician type?






45. On which of the following hard drive types must a technician change the jumper setting to match the motherboard/cabling combination?






46. A technician is installing a video card on a PC that currently has an onboard video card. The new video card is installed but will not display an image. Which of the following actions is required?






47. A technician suspects that a power supply on a computer may be going bad. Which of the following tools would BEST diagnose the part?






48. 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?






49. When getting an Inaccessible boot drive error - the FIRST step to solve the issue should be to:






50. Which of the following will resolve the NTLDR is missing error during the boot process?