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Comptia A + Computer Repair Practicals

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1. A user reports that when powering on their computer only a black screen with a lone cursor appears. Which of the following is the FIRST step to determine the problem?






2. 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?






3. A technician is called for a computer that is not connecting to the network. Which of the following would be the MOST common tool used to identify the issue?






4. 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?






5. Which of the following commands will allow a technician to change a FAT32 file system to an NTFS file system?






6. A PCs system time is always incorrect until logging in to the PC. Which of the following is the MOST likely problem?






7. 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?






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






9. A technician is determining the baseline system requirements for new computers that their company is going to purchase. Which of the following system utilities should the technician run on the users existing PCs to help anticipate future system resou






10. A technician is implementing a small office home office (SOHO) wireless network. The technician would like to have a static network. Which of the following should the technician disable on the router?






11. Each time a user tries to print a large color graphic the user receives an out of memory error message. The user needs to print the document now for an upcoming meeting. Which of the following would BEST solve the issue?






12. Which of the following utilities - in Windows - can be configured to perform automatic disk defragmentation?






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






14. A user states that their Windows XP computer is running extremely slowly. It has a P4 3.2GHz processor and 256MB of RAM. A technician opens Task Manager and sees that CPU usage is at 25% and PF Usage is at 314MB. Which of the following is MOST likely






15. A user states they receive a message Boot device not found half of the time they boot theirsystem. Which of the following is the MOST likely cause?






16. A technician is using msconfig and the OS does not recognize this as a valid command. Which of the following operating systems is the technician troubleshooting?






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






18. 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?






19. Operating system files for Windows Vista and Windows XP are located in which of the following?






20. 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






21. Members of which of the following groups are able to run legacy and certified applications - but do not have full system permissions in Windows XP?






22. A user wants to ensure that when they connect to a public Wi-Fi network that they are protected against attackers. Which of the following settings will help in preventing intrusion in Windows Vista?






23. When applying thermal compound to the top of a CPU - apply a:






24. 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






25. A client reports that the LCD on their laptop has no display - but outlines of the graphics can be seen from some angles and an external monitor displays will no issues.Which of the following is the MOST likely cause?






26. A user is reporting that after replacing the toner cartridge on the laser printer it has started to produce print jobs with dirty spots around the page. Which of the following is the MOST likely cause of the problem?






27. A client would like to utilize NTFS permissions to restrict access to the payroll folder. The clients rights are assigned as follows: AccountantsFull control - AdministrativeAssistants Read ManagersRead & execute - The client selects deny on all shar






28. Which of the following procedures in a laptop would be needed to determine the type of RAM installed?






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






30. A technician has installed a maintenance kit on a laser printer and replaced all consumables. Which of the following should the technician do NEXT?






31. A client reported that the network laser printer was not printing from the third tray. After repairing the issue - which of the following should the technician do NEXT?






32. A technician is tracing a cable from a desk back to a patch panel in the wiring closet. The cables are not labeled. Which of the following tools would BEST trace the cable?






33. A technician has recovered a system from a virus infection but some of the system files were compromised. Which of the following tools can be run from the run dialog box to replace or repair system files?






34. Which of the following is a reason why case fans should be installed in the front of a case?






35. Which of the following will disable the UAC in Windows Vista?






36. A client has installed an additional 1GB of RAM in a computer to accommodate the requirements of a new application. When the application is run a Low on Virtual Memory warning appears. Which of the following steps needs to be taken?






37. Which of the following commands will result in all data being lost on the media selected?






38. Which of the following command syntax releases and renews an IP address in a Windows XP machine?






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






40. 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?






41. 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






42. A technician installs a SATA controller card and moves the hard drive cable from the system board o the SATA controller. The system POSTs and the controller BIOS recognizes the hard drive but oes not boot to the hard drive and start Windows. Which of






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






44. A technician is replacing a heatsink. Which of the following will the technician MOST likely use to complete this job?






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






46. A desktop computer will POST and boot to the operating system. After a few minutes the system will suddenly turn itself off. It is unable to power on again for a few minutes. The problem repeats itself. Which of the following is MOST likely the cause






47. There are four USB devices connected to a clients computer through a USB hub. The client states the external hard drive connected to this hub has had a dramatic deterioration in response time recently. Which of the following is the MOST likely cause?






48. Which of the following is the only guaranteed way to get rid of a virus or malware?






49. A customer wants to purchase a new motherboard that supports SLI. Which of the following will the new motherboard need to be able to do?






50. 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?