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Comptia A + Computer Repair Practicals

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1. After a technician installs a new CMOS battery on a motherboard - which of the following will the technician have to change?






2. The recommended time to schedule an anti-virus scan is:






3. A user has noticed several clusters of dead pixels on a laptops LCD screen. The technician is called to investigate and troubleshoot the issue. Which of the following is a possible solution?






4. If a technician wants to evaluate a computers detailed statistics - which of the following is the BEST utility to view this information?






5. A technician is configuring a second router on a small office home office (SOHO) network. The first router is already assigning IP addresses. Which of the following should the technician perform on the second router to avoid possible IP address confl






6. 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






7. Which of the following operating systems - by default - uses Documents as the name of a user's document folder?






8. When configuring a wireless access point - which of the following options would BEST disable guest access?






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






10. After receiving a service has failed to start message - which of the following commands would be helpful in troubleshooting the issue?






11. After installing a new processor - the system reports the CPU is not running at the correct speed. Which of the following is the MOST likely cause?






12. A user reports that browser windows keep opening on their own after the user has closed their browser. Which of the following is occurring?






13. A user reports the dot matrix printer does not print clearly on part 4 and 5 of the multi-part form. Which of the following should be preformed FIRST?






14. 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?






15. Which of the following commands will send signals to the computers network card to see if it responds?






16. 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?






17. 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?






18. When installing an external USB hard drive - which of the following is the maximum speed that can be expected when connecting to a USB 2.0 port?






19. 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?






20. A customer wants to install a new writable optical drive. They have a very large collection of files and want the new drive to be able to archive. Which of the following drive technologies would allow them to archive their collection using the fewest






21. 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?






22. Which of the following commands would provide a list of all local active TCP/IP connections?






23. A technician is installing Windows XP on a new SATA hard drive. The installation halts with a no bootable media found. Which of the following missing steps resulted in this error message?






24. Which of the following supports the Athlon 64?






25. A department of users is reporting there are lines across their printouts. They have already changed the toner cartridge but the issue remains. Which of the following is the BEST item to inspect?






26. Which of the following tools should a technician use when replacing a motherboard in a PC?






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






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






29. A user reports that their system is starting to run slower - especially when opening large local files. The system has sufficient RAM for the users applications - but the hard drive seems to have higher than normal activity when opening large files.






30. A customer states they recently updated their system and now it will not boot properly in normal mode. Which of the following could be used from Safe Mode to correct the issue?






31. A user has a wireless network with four PCs and wants to add three more wireless PCs to a location that has poor signal strength. Which of the following devices would the technician add to the network?






32. A user notices that when installing a program - the OS displays a dialog box stating that Windows needs your permission to continue. Which of the following options is turned on?






33. The new security feature in Vista that prevents programs from running with escalated privileges is called:






34. A technician is replacing a defective DVD drive. After installing the new device - the BIOS does not recognize the DVD drive. Which of the following is MOST likely the solution?






35. A technician has installed a faster CPU into a machine. When they boot the machine the POST shows that the new CPU is not running faster. Which of the following should be configured?






36. A client is reporting that their system is operating slowly. The client has a 2GHz processor - 256MB of RAM - and a motherboard designed for gaming. Which of the following components would MOST likely need to be upgraded to increase performance?






37. 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






38. A technician is asked to build a system that will resist hard drive failure due to being dropped or excessive vibration. Which of the following hard drive types would be the BEST choice?






39. Which of the following wireless standards uses the 5GHz frequency?






40. A user states they cannot eject the CD/DVD tray from their laptop to get a CD out. Which of the following could the user do to effectively remove the CD?






41. 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?






42. A technician is troubleshooting a PC that is experiencing poor performance. Which of the following would be the BEST place for the technician to view the amount of RAM installed on the PC?






43. Which of the following are used by the Windows operating system to resolve FQDNs?






44. A technician suspects one of the workstations in the office is infected with malware. Which of the following are symptoms of a malware infection?






45. Which of the following computer management tools would be used to restart the print spooler in Windows XP?






46. Which of the following commands will show print and file shares on a PC?






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






48. A laptop needs a wireless card upgrade. The technician attempts to install the new card with no success. The wireless card is a newer 802.11b/g/n card and the laptop itself was manufactured seven years ago. Which of the following is the MOST likely p






49. A technician attempts to convert the E drive to a dynamic disk; however - the option to convert is not available. Which of the following is the MOST likely cause?






50. In Device Manage - an exclamation point next to a device indicates which of the following?