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Comptia A + Computer Repair Practicals

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1. A technician installed a new motherboard. Which of the following steps should the technician take NEXT?






2. Which of the following are the steps for setting up a PC to enable Remote Desktop connection in Windows XP Professional?






3. 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?






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






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






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






7. A user wants to record an over-the-air TV broadcast on their computer. Which of the following devices should the technician recommend?






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






9. A user needs to use the IP address to connect to a remote device. Which of the following command line tools will determine the IP address using the hostname of a remote device?






10. A technician needs to add a hard drive to a PC. The drive needs to support a transaction log requiring up to 3Gbps transfer speed. Which of the following storage types will meet this requirement?






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






12. On a Windows Vista PC - where are the user files located?






13. A user notices that the workstation is performing slowly and is populating .eml files after connecting to the network. The user has been disconnected for over two months. Which of the following is the MOST likely cause of the issue?






14. A customer wants to add an internal IDE drive with the ability to write DVDs. The computer currently has two IDE hard disk drives - one IDE CD writing optical drive and a DVD read-only IDE optical drive. Which of the following should the technician r






15. A technician is sent to configure a wireless small office home office (SOHO) network in an urban area. Which of the following utilities can the technician disable to help prevent unauthorized users on the network?






16. A technician replaced an internal wireless card in a laptop. The card appears to be installed correctly in Device Manager - but is not able to view available wireless networks. Which of the following is MOST likely the problem?






17. A laptop is connected to an external LCD projector. The computer boots up and the image is visible on the laptop screen but not via the projector. The cable from the laptop to the projector is connected on both ends and is a known good cable. The pro






18. A customer wants to purchase a FireWire-based external hard disk drive. Which of the following ports is needed on the machine to be able to utilize such a device?






19. 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






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






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






22. A new processor is released and the motherboard manufacturer states that it will be supported. When starting up the workstation with the newly installed processor - multi-beep codes are generated.Which of the following is the MOST likely cause?






23. 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?






24. Shortly after a technician installed additional RAM in a users Windows 2000 workstation - the computer became stuck in a reboot loop. Which of the following will MOST likely restore the computers normal operation?






25. A computer takes a long time to boot to the operating system because it tries to load from the optical drive first. Which of the following is the MOST likely cause?






26. A user has a PC displaying the message No Operating System Found and the user hears a clicking noise. Which of the following devices should the technician check FIRST?






27. A technician is given a computer that is very slow but has a fast processor and plenty of memory. Which of the following commands could be used for troubleshooting start-up services?






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






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






30. 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?






31. 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?






32. A system has been infected with a virus. The customer does not have a system backup. Which of the following is an effective method to remove the virus and preserve the customers data?






33. 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?






34. A customer is experiencing problems with the display after their computer is fully booted but reports seeing the BIOS splash screen during boot. Which of the following would MOST likely be the cause?






35. A customer has a wireless router with WEP enabled. The customer states it was working before but that they can no longer access the network or the Internet with their wireless PCs. After arriving onsite - the technician can see the SSID. The technici






36. Which of the following should be disabled on a router - to use a static IP?






37. While troubleshooting a network connection issue on a Windows XP workstation - a technician would like to see a list of all available network commands. Which of the following commands should the technician type?






38. A user is unable to connect a digital video camera up to a PC to transfer photos.Which of the following expansion cards should MOST likely be installed to resolve this?






39. Which of the following is the BEST way to deny unauthorized computers access to a network?






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






41. A technician wants to avoid the possibility of mixing and losing screws when working on a laptop. Which of the following is the BEST solution for the technician?






42. 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






43. During the disinfection process - to eliminate a virus from inserting itself into the system restore point which of the following is the BEST solution?






44. A technician is troubleshooting a PC that lost connectivity to a network. Which of the following tools would the technician use to view the network card configuration?






45. A customer reports that the laptop screen turns all red then goes all blue when moving the LCD hinge. Which of the following is the BEST description of the problem?






46. A technician follows the manufacturers safety procedures and upgrades the RAM in a notebook computer from 512MB to 2GB. Upon starting the notebook - a pattern of beeping sounds occurs and there is no display. The new and old SODIMM modules are the sa






47. 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?






48. A Windows XP system locks up after the GUI starts to load. The system will start in Safe Mode. The Event Viewer reports that a driver failed to load. Which of the following methods would help diagnose the problem?






49. A technician suspects that a power supply on a computer may be going bad. Which of the following tools would BEST diagnose the part?






50. Which of the following BEST controls the amount of virtual memory in a Windows XP system?