Test your basic knowledge |

Comptia A + Computer Repair Practicals

  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
  • If you are not ready to take this test, you can study here.
  • Match each statement with the correct term.
  • Don't refresh. All questions and answers are randomly picked and ordered every time you load a test.

This is a study tool. The 3 wrong answers for each question are randomly chosen from answers to other questions. So, you might find at times the answers obvious, but you will see it re-enforces your understanding as you take the test each time.
1. 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?

2. If the BIOS password has been lost or forgotten the technician should:

3. Which of the following is the FIRST step after a clean Windows XP Installation?

4. Which of the following devices can be configured to also be an access point?

5. When a SMART error is received on a computer - which of the following devices MOST likely has a problem?

6. A client is having problems with creating file shares on the network. Which of the following groups MUST the client be a member of to create shares?

7. Users are reporting that a Vista feature asks them for confirmation before running most applications or making system changes. Which of the following is the name of this Vista feature and where should the technician direct users to turn the functiona

8. A technician would like to install a new primary SATA drive into a computer. Which of the following scenarios BEST describes the physical setup required for this task?

9. Which of the following operating systems uses BitLocker to encrypt files on the hard drive?

10. If indexing is enabled on a local PC - which of the following will be directly affected?

11. 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?

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

13. After installing multiple hard drives in a computer - the technician finds that some of the drives will intermittently be unavailable. Which of the following is the MOST likely reason that the drives are periodically unavailable?

14. Two employees share a computer. The computer has a locally attached USB printer. Both users are local administrators of the computer. Both employees login under their own accounts. Employee A can print with no issue; however - employee B cannot. No e

15. Which of the following commands will duplicate entire directories from one location to another?

16. 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?

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

18. AWhich of the following components may cause a paper jam in a laser printer?

19. A customer brings in their computer the day after a storm stating they are unable to dial into their ISP and a strange smell is coming from the computer; everything else works normally. Which of the following should be the NEXT step to resolve the is

20. Which of the following tools would be used to format a partition but not the hard drive?

21. A customer cannot print certain PDF documents on their laser printer. The print job is a multi- page large PDF with multiple colors. Which of the following is the MOST likely solution?

22. Which of the following utilities determines how many CPU resources are being used by a service?

23. A user reports that after installing a PCIe video card into a system - the onboard video no longer displays. Which of the following is MOST likely the cause?

24. Shortly after the Press Ctrl-Alt-Delete to login screen appears in Windows XP - a user gets the error One or more services failed to start. Which of the following locations could be accessed to identify the service that did not start and attempt to s

25. A user reports they are unable to access network resources. The users IP address is currently On a network with DHCP configured - the user should be instructed to:

26. User 1 would like to setup an account for User 2 on their computer. User 2 cannot have access to the User 1s files and cannot change system settings. Which of the following should a technician recommend to User 1?

27. Which of the following commands can be executed from the run line in Windows XP?

28. A user reports their system is displaying an error message NTLDR is missing.Which of the following is the MOST likely cause for this error?

29. Which of the following should be installed prior to attaching a heatsink to a processor?

30. Which of the following is the MOST important reason to select the proper wattage power supply for a computer?

31. A user reports that their Windows XP PC booted to a desktop which is presented with very rough colors and poor detail on all images displayed.Which of the following is the MOST likely cause and solution of the problem?

32. A user has a PC displaying the message No Operating System Found and the user hears a clicking noise. Which of the following devices should the technician check FIRST?

33. A workgroup user reports not being able to print to the new printer. Everyone else in the workgroup can print to the new printer and the user can still automatically send print jobs to the old printer. Which of the following will solve the issue?

34. A user reports that they cannot install a new hard drive they purchased online. After further questioning - the technician finds out that the new hard drive is a solid state disk and the users PC is more than eight years old - currently running Windo

35. If a drives file system becomes corrupt - which of the following commands would the technician use to repair the file system?

36. A users system is locking up after the Windows logo screen on boot-up. Which of the following is the BEST reason for this?

37. Which of the following components could MOST likely cause a Non-system disk or disk error to occur after POST?

38. A technician wants to hide the wireless router's ID. Which of the following would accomplish this?

39. A user is getting ready to upgrade the graphics card in their computer with a performance PCIe graphics card. The user has verified that they have a 16x PCIe slot on their motherboard. Which of the following may also need to be upgraded?

40. A technician received a laptop that has a dimly lit display. The technician connects an external monitor and can see a fully functional display. Which of the following is the MOST likely cause?

41. A technician has just installed an upgraded graphics card. The computers power turns off before it finishes booting. Which of the following is the cause of the problem?

42. A client is having trouble connecting to their SOHO network. They use dynamic addresses through their home router. A technician performs an ipconfig /all from the command line and receives this output: Ethernet Adapter Local Area Connection Connectio

43. A company has had a high number of laptops stolen in the past three months.Which of the following is the BEST solution for the company to implement to protect the data on their laptops?

44. A user recently purchased an 802.11g-capable laptop - but reports their network connection speed is much slower than expected. The technician notes that while the users wireless signal strength is excellent - they are connected at just 11Mbps. Which

45. A client explains their system is running slow - has trouble accessing the Internet and multiple windows are popping up on their own. Which of the following is the MOST likely cause?

46. A user reports that they set their homepage to Microsoft.com - but every time they open a browser the homepage goes somewhere else - and never the same place twice. Which of the following is the MOST likely reason?

47. Which of the following operating systems uses Sync Center for offline file control?

48. A technician has received a BIOS update and wants to install it on a clients computer. Which of the following should be done before the BIOS update is installed?

49. To scan for corrupted system files - which of the following command-line applications would a technician use?

50. When replacing a laptops hard drive - which of the following may need to be updated?