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Comptia A + Computer Repair Practicals

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1. Which of the following command syntax tests if a Windows XP computer is configured to connect to the Internet?

2. A technician is troubleshooting a computer infected by a virus. After the technician is finished cleaning the drive - the technician should educate the customer on preventing further attacks by suggesting:

3. A technician gets a call from a customer with a Windows XP computer. The customer has just installed a new program in their computer. When the customer opens a file - it opens in a program that the customer does not want to use. Which of the followin

4. Which of the following commands allows the technician to find where packets are being lost on the network?

5. A user would like secure file encryption on their new Windows Vista Enterprise PC. The user informs the technician that they do not wish to spend extra money on a solution. Which of the following is the BEST recommendation for the technician to make

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

7. 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

8. 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?

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

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

11. A user reports that even though their anti-virus program is detecting and removing viruses on their system - the malware returns after successive restarts on their Windows Vista machine. The user has restarted the machine four times already. Which of

12. Which of the following utilities can be run on a Windows XP Professional computer - if it is suspected that the file system structure has become damaged?

13. A notebook user states that lately the keyboard beeps when certain character keys are pressed.The user wants their input to be silent. Which of the following is the MOST likely cause of this situation?

14. Which of the following utilities can be used to determine the current partition information on an attached storage device?

15. A technician needs to add a second processor to the empty socket on a computers motherboard. Which of the following should be used?

16. When a network service fails to start at boot-up - which of the following is the BEST solution for this?

17. A technician is troubleshooting a laptop LCD monitor with an extremely dim screen. Which of the following is the cause?

18. Users in an office are having problems connecting to certain resources outside of their network. The technician suspects that a router on the network has failed. Which of the following tools can be used to determine the point of failure on the networ

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

20. Which of the following utilities would the technician use to disable a service?

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. Which of the following command line utilities could be used to verify basic connectivity between two network devices?

23. Which of the following is the MOST likely cause of the system losing the date and time after every reboot?

24. A user on a home network would like to be able to use Windows Remote Desktop to connect to the Windows XP Pro desktop from the road. If there are multiple PCs on the home network - which of the following will BEST enable the user to connect using Rem

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

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

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

28. A client states that they are unable to install a new program. Which of the following can the technician use to connect by means of a terminal services session?

29. Which of the following would have to be disabled on a PC if a user wants to assign a static IP address on that PC?

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

31. 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

32. A users laptop PC fails to boot and gives a message of invalid boot device on the screen. Each successive reboot gives the same message. The technician finds that the user has no floppy drive connected to the PC; however - they have a USB flash drive

33. Which of the following will display a list of hardware components and peripherals installed on a computer and allow a technician to enable - disable - remove or reinstall their drivers?

34. A technician would like to create a spanned volume on two basic disks. Which of the following steps must be completed?

35. Which of the following commands is used to delete the entire contents of drive D: quickly?

36. A user reports that when powering on their computer all they see is a black screen with a cursor. Which of the following is the FIRST step to determine the problem?

37. 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

38. A technician is troubleshooting a laptop LCD - and when the cover is opened nothing shows on the screen. Then all of a sudden the screen comes on and works fine. Which of the following should the technician check FIRST?

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

40. A clients PC is having problems connecting to a certain website. Which of the following tools would be used to evaluate the hops taken from the clients PC to the website?

41. A technician needs to configure a PC with two fixed disk drives for optimal performance. The system is built from a standard image and no data is stored locally. Which of the following RAID settings should be used?

42. When turning on a PC a series of beeps is heard but no display is seen.Which of the following could be the issue?

43. 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?

44. A user reports they are unable to install an application on their PC. They are a member of the local PowerUsers group. They do not receive an error message - but they are prompted to reboot to complete the installation. After rebooting - the applicat

45. A technician has completed a computer repair by editing the registry. Which of the following should the technician do NEXT?

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

47. A customer is experiencing screen issues on their aging laptop. The technician discovers that the laptop has a tendency to decrease/increase screen brightness without user intervention - and sometimes it completely loses screen brightness. There is h

48. A user is trying to boot a desktop PC from their A: drive. Which of the following devices is the user describing?

49. A customer wants to ensure that their new drive has the fastest transfer speed. Which of the following technologies should be recommended?

50. A technician is installing several PCs in a home that is pre-wired with Ethernet to seven rooms. In the wiring closet all the Ethernet cables are hanging free and are not labeled. Which of the following tools would the technician use to locate the ca