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Comptia A + Computer Repair Practicals

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1. Which of the following is the purpose of RAID 0?






2. Which of the following commands would be used to invoke the Disk Manager utility?






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






4. Which of the following can be used to achieve the highest transfer rate for an external hard drive?






5. A technician is troubleshooting a WLAN card in a laptop. The wireless infrastructure is 802.11g. The WLAN card is showing connected at 11Mbps. Which of the following would be the BEST reason why the WLAN card is performing at that speed?






6. A USB cable has a mini-USB connector on one end and two standard size connectors on the other. Which of the following is the purpose of the second connector?






7. A technician is cleaning spyware from a Windows XP machine. Because of the infections - the unit cannot browse the Internet to obtain anti-virus updates.Which of the following is the BEST course of action?






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






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






10. A technician is installing a NIC into a users computer. The technician knows the MAC address but does not have the driver. Which of the following will BEST help the technician identify the manufacturer of the NIC card?






11. Which of the following BEST describes why a technician should avoid touching the copper piping on heat sinks?






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






13. A home user reports that they can access the Internet but they are having issues connecting to the game server through their home wireless router. Which of the following settings should the technician adjust?






14. A user has recently reported that a PC is having a problem sending emails using an email client in the Windows XP system. However - the PC can receive emails. Which of the following could be responsible for this problem?






15. A user reports they are unable to access the Internet. The technician attempts to ping 127.0.0.1 - which fails. Which of the following is the MOST likely source of the problem?






16. A technician has a work order to replace a failing hard drive on a PC. The PC is in an environment with constant vibration and dust. Which of the following hard drive types should the technician use as a replacement?






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






18. 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?






19. A technician is upgrading memory on a laptop. Upon removing the access door the technician sees only one memory expansion slot. The documentation stated there were two. Which of the following should the technician do?






20. Which of the following boot.ini switches will allow a technician to install a non-default Windows splash screen?






21. 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?






22. Which of the following paths is used to view the size of the paging file in Windows XP?






23. A technician has been tasked with setting up mirrored disk storage on a Windows XP computer. Which of the following should be installed FIRST?






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






25. When the power supply of a PC is performing erratically - which of the following can be used to determine output voltage?






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






27. After a computer has been returned from having the system board replaced - the end user reports that they can no longer access their flash drive when it is plugged into the front USB ports. The keyboard and mouse are plugged into the rear USB ports a






28. Which of the following BEST explains the purpose of the Windows Recovery Console?






29. A remote user is attempting to install a new external storage device on their computer. The user reports they only have one port open on the back of the device and the port is similar to the USB port their mouse is connected to. The port has a bevel






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






31. 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






32. The standard port monitor in Windows XP uses which of the following protocols to configure and monitor the printer device status?






33. A client states that their Internet browser is running slow and there are multiple windows popping up onto the desktop. Which of the following is the BEST procedure to perform to resolve these issues?






34. A technician is installing a wireless access point for a customer that wants to ensure only certain laptops are able to connect to the access point. Which of the following would BEST meet the customers needs?






35. A technician is installing a wireless small office home office (SOHO) network and wants to hide the network visibility for security purposes. Which of the following should the technician configure to accomplish this task?






36. A customer needs help as the application log is full. They want to leave it the same size but maintain existing entries for future reference. Which of the following is the BEST course of action?






37. A user reports that Drive Manager is showing a newly installed drive as a foreign drive. Which of the following is MOST likely the cause of this warning message?






38. 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?






39. A user states that they can use their laptop when attached to AC power - but it will not charge a new battery. Which of the following is the MOST likely problem?






40. A user reports that their computer is unexpectedly shutting down. After several minutes - the computer can be powered on as normal. Which of the following is the MOST likely cause?






41. Which of the following PING command switches will not stop until the technician tells it to?






42. A client is having problems retrieving their email. If their company uses IMAP - which of the following ports should be open by default on their email client?






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






44. Which of the following should a technician perform to check a hard disk for corruption?






45. A technician is changing permissions on a folder. Which of the following is true regarding permissions?






46. Which of the following does the ping command do?






47. 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






48. Which of the following files are required to startWindows XP boot process?






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






50. Which of the following commands would a technician use to disable startup programs in Windows XP?