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Comptia A + Computer Repair Practicals

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1. A user notices that the workstation is performing slowly and is populating .eml files after connecting to the network. The user has been disconnected for over two months. Which of the following is the MOST likely cause of the issue?






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






3. Which of the following tools is used to initiate archive procedures in Windows XP Professional?






4. A user reports that a PC boots to the error message Missing NTLDR. Which of the following problems could cause this error?






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






6. A technician manually configured a device - which of the following icons in device manager would represent this?






7. A technician has installed new hardware and is experiencing blue screens on a Windows Vista workstation. Which of the following tools can be used to narrow down the issue?






8. Which of the following are the steps for setting up a PC to enable Remote Desktop connection in Windows XP Professional?






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






10. A user notices that the workstations mouse pointer is moving by itself and is executing files. Which of the following is the BEST solution for the user to do?






11. A user states their laptop will not stay on unless they hold the AC adapter plug in a certain position. Which of the following is the MOST likely cause?






12. A technician powers on a user's PC and gets no video or POST. Which of the following is the BEST action to take to determine if this is a bad motherboard and/or CPU?






13. A customer has a wireless router with WEP enabled. The customer states it was working before but that they can no longer access the network or the Internet with their wireless PCs. After arriving onsite - the technician can see the SSID. The technici






14. A technician purchases and installs a replacement motherboard for an older system. Which of the following should the technician do after the installation?






15. A user wants to record an over-the-air TV broadcast on their computer. Which of the following devices should the technician recommend?






16. A technician has installed a new wireless access point on an existing small office home office (SOHO) network with WPA security. All wireless computers connect to the new network except one computer that repeatedly asks for the key. Which of the foll






17. A user is experiencing system instability since upgrading to Windows XP Professional. After troubleshooting - the technician states it is a driver incompatibility issue. Which of the following Windows utilities allows a technician to monitor and trou






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






19. Where in Windows XP SP2 Professional can a technician block incoming connections for programs and services?






20. After removing several obsolete programs from a PC - a user is experiencing slower than usuallyprocessing times. Which of the following would be the BEST way to speed up the processing?






21. A client has a program that they want to run everyday at a certain time. Which of the following can a technician use to accomplish this?






22. A technician notices that the BIOS event log shows a chassis intrusion. Which of the following is the MOST likely reason for the event?






23. A customer wants to purchase a FireWire-based external hard disk drive. Which of the following ports is needed on the machine to be able to utilize such a device?






24. By default - which of the following are needed to edit the boot.ini file directly if Show hidden files and folders is enabled in folder options?






25. Which of the following information will be displayed with the command ipconfig /all?






26. A device driver is not loading properly. If Boot Logging has been turned on - which of the following files will list the drivers that load on startup?






27. 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






28. A technician is configuring a small office home office (SOHO) router to allow FTP access. Which of the following ports will the technician open?






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






30. How many volts does a power supplys 4-pin Molex connector carry to internal devices?






31. A virus has been detected on a workstation. When the technician tries to manually delete the virus it is reported as in use by another application. Which of the following should be done FIRST to be able to delete the virus?






32. 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?






33. A three year old laptop fails to keep the accurate time. Which of the following is the MOST likelycause?






34. Which of the following is true for a 10/100 NIC running at full-duplex?






35. Which of the following is the name of the Windows Vista application that will display items such as a clock - weather and thumbnails on the desktop at startup?






36. A user reports they would like to install a larger HDD but is not sure what type to buy. The user wants the technician to check and verify the type of HDD needed. The technician opens the case and looks at the HDD connectors they see a single thin ca






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






38. An end user reports that a new disc they purchased will not play on their machine. The user states this new disc is a movie - but they have never had any issues watching movies purchased in the past. Which of the following is the MOST likely cause fo






39. Upon trying to print - a computer gives the error that the printer spooler service is not started. Which of the following tools could be used to restart the printer spooler service?






40. A customer states that their laptop has stability issues after a recent memory upgrade. Which of the following is the MOST likely cause?






41. Each time a user tries to print a document; the user receives a out of memory error message. Which of the following would BEST solve the issue?






42. When using Device Manager - a red X indicates which of the following?






43. Which of the following can determine the type of RAM installed in a computer?






44. A user emails a remote assistance invitation to a technician. The technician receives and responds to the invitation but cannot connect to the users PC. Which of the following is the BEST reason for the failure?






45. A technician is repairing a computer that will not start up. The technician notices the power button does not display any lights and the LED on the motherboard is off. Which of the following is the cause of the problem?






46. Which of the following may be required if a system shuts down after installing a new high performance video card?






47. A laptop screen is extremely faint when booting. There is no backlight but the image appears to be on the screen. Which of the following is the BEST step to follow next?






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






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






50. A technician has a PC that does not recognize the USB keyboard immediately after POST. Which of the following could be the cause?