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Comptia A + Computer Repair Practicals

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1. When combining NTFS and Share permissions - which of the following is true?






2. 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?






3. A technician uses DHCP for all computers on the network and static IP addresses for all printers on the network. Which of the following will enforce this policy?






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






5. A technician received a laptop that has a dimly lit display. The technician connects an external monitor and can see a fully functional display. Which of the following is the MOST likely cause?






6. A user reports they can no longer change the web browser home page. Which of the following is MOST likely the problem?






7. Which of the following commands can be executed from the run line in Windows XP?






8. 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






9. After installing a high performance video adapter - the users computer reboots whenever resource intensive applications are run. Which of the following will MOST likely correct the problem?






10. A technician is troubleshooting a PC that is blocking SMTP requests. Which of the following ports will the technician need to open?






11. A user reports that a newly installed external CD-RW is not working. A technician is called and he notes the user has the CD-RW drive - a flash disk - a rarely used external hard drive and a wireless network adapter plugged into an external USB hub.






12. If indexing is enabled on a local PC - which of the following will be directly affected?






13. Which of the following features can be identically configured on a wireless access point and in the wireless network OS settings?






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






15. A user reports that their Windows XP PC booted to a desktop which is presented with very rough colors and poor detail on all images displayed.Which of the following is the MOST likely cause and solution of the problem?






16. Which of the following will allow and deny Internet traffic?






17. Which of the following can be accomplished from the System Configuration utility?






18. A user states that their laser printer jams constantly. The unit is a little over seven years old and has had no maintenance. Which of the following is the MOST likely cause of this issue?






19. 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?






20. Which of the following steps will allow a technician to disable the prompting of the requirement for digital signatures of newly installed device drivers?






21. A technician is replacing a wireless router on an existing small office home office (SOHO) network. The SSID - WPA and DHCP information has been correctly added. Which of the following must also be addressed?






22. A Windows computer receives a stop error (e.g. bluescreen) on boot. Which of the following when run from recovery console could correct the issue?






23. A technician is troubleshooting a PC that will not obtain an IP address from the network. The NIC is setup for automatic IP addressing. Which of the following would be the MOST likely cause?






24. A customers office is located in their basement which is where the wireless router is located. The customers three desktop computers and network printer are hardwired. The customer reports a laptop connectivity issue in the second floor bedroom. Whic






25. A technician needs to add a second processor to a computers motherboard. In which of the following sockets must the processor be installed?






26. A technician has received a BIOS update and wants to install it on a clients computer. Which of the following should be done before the BIOS update is installed?






27. A technician replaces two 1GB DIMMs with two 2GB DIMMs. When the installed RAM amount is verified in Windows Vista - only 3GB appears. Which of the following is the MOST likely cause?






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






29. 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?






30. A customer states they cannot print and they are getting a message that the print spooler has not started. Which of the following will correct this error in the LEAST amount of time?






31. AWindows XP machine will only boot up and display the command prompt. The technician needs to modify the boot.ini file. Which of the following commands would be used?






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






33. While powering up a desktop PC - the unit will repeat three short beeps and will not POST. Which of the following is MOST likely the problem?






34. A technician has properly setup a workgroup with multiple Windows XP and Vista PCs. The Windows Vista users report they are unable to see other PCs in the workgroup. The technician has tested connectivity with the ping command and all replied. Which






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






36. A technician installed a new wireless access point on an existing small office home office (SOHO) network with a selective security option enabled. All wireless computers connect to the new network except one computer that cannot connect the wireless






37. Good examples of malware prevention in Windows XP?






38. A user reports that email is working but they are unable to access the Internet. Which of the following is the NEXT step in solving the issue?






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






40. In which of the following locations is the Windows Vista local user settings found?






41. A client has returned a computer with a hard drive that has failed twice. Which of the following should the technician check in the computer?






42. 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?






43. 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?






44. Which of the following commands would a technician use to view the active application connections on a local PC to the network?






45. Which of the following is the BEST solution for repairing a hard drive that results in could not read from selected boot disk display upon booting?






46. A user reports they cannot access the Internet. The technician has verified the users browser settings. The users PC has a static IP configuration. Which of the following is the NEXT step the technician should take?






47. Which of the following system utilities will run when a technician types mstsc in the command prompt?






48. 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?






49. Which of the following commands will allow a technician to disable startup programs?






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