Practice MCQ Computer Hardware

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7199 What could cause a fixed disk error.
Options:No-CD installed,    bad ram,    slow processor,    Incorrect CMOS settings

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7200 Missing slot covers on a computer can cause?
Options:over heat,    power surges,    EMI.,    incomplete path for ESD

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7201 When installing PCI NICS you can check the IRQ availability by looking at
Options:dip switches,    CONFIG.SYS,    jumper settings,    motherboard BIOS

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7202 With respect to a network interface card, the term 10/100 refers to
Options:protocol speed,    a fiber speed,    megabits per seconds,    minimum and maximum server speed

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7203 Which Motherboard form factor uses one 20 pin connector
Options:ATX,    AT,    BABY AT,    All of the above

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7204 A hard disk is divided into tracks which are further subdivided into:
Options:clusters,    sectors,    vectors,    heads

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7205 A wrist grounding strap contains which of the following:
Options:Surge protector,    Capacitor,    Voltmeter,    Resistor

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7206 Which standard govern parallel communications?
Options:RS232,    RS-232a,    CAT 5,    IEEE 1284

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7207 In laser printer technology, what happens during the conditioning stage?
Options:The corona wire places a uniform positive charge on the paper,    A uniform negative charge is placed on the photosensitive drum,    A uniform negative charge is placed on the toner,    All of the above

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7208 What product is used to clean smudged keys on a keyboard?
Options:TMC solvent,    Silicone spray,    Denatured alcohol,    All-purpose cleaner

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7209 ESD would cause the most damage to which component?
Options:Power supply,    Expansion board,    Monitor,    Keyboard

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7210 To view any currently running Terminate Stay Resident (TSR's) programs you could type:
Options:Memory,    MEM,    SYS /M,    Memmaker

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7211 Which type of system board is the MOST likely candidate for processor upgrading if you want maximum performance and future compatibility?
Options:ML,    PCI,    ISA,    EISA

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7212 Suppose that you have a the maintenance package identifies several possible field replaceable units (FRUs) that will resolve the problem. What should you do after turning the power off?
Options:Replace the indicated parts, one at a time in the recommended sequence, until the problem is resolved; return unused FRUs to stock,    Replace all of the indicated FRUs at once and return the machine to the customer if the problem is resolved,    Follow the same procedure as in ays replace the system board first if it is on the list of possible FRUs If multiple FRUs are indicated, then software is the most likely source of the problem,    None of the above

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7213 Most PCs give a single beep on bootup to indicate they are ok hardware wise. You boot your PC and don
Options:system board,    RAM,    speaker,    power supply

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7214 Which peripheral port provides the FASTEST throughput to laser printers?
Options:RS-232,    SCSI,    Parallel,    Serial

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7215 The mouse pointer moves erratically, what is the possible cause? The mouse
Options:ball is dirty,    is not connected,    driver is not installed properly,    has an incorrect IRQ setting

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7216 Voltage is measured:
Options:in parallel,    in series,    after breaking the circuit,    after checking resistance

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7217 Your customer tells you the print quality of their dot matrix printer is light then dark. Which of the following could cause the problem.
Options:Paper slippage,    Improper ribbon advancement,    Paper thickness,    Head position

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7218 The 34-pin connection on an I/O card is for?
Options:Floppy drive,    SCSI drive,    IDE drive,    Zip drive

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7219 The terms "red book", "yellow book", and "orange book" refer to:
Options:SCSI,    ide,    floppy drive technology,    CD-ROM standards

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7220 On the 16-bit ISA bus, IRQ2 is elevated to which higher level Interrupt?
Options:9,    11,    13,    15

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7221 What beep codes could indicate a system board or power supply failure?
Options:steady short beep,    no beep,    one long continuous beep tone, All of the above

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7222 Which part of the laser printer should NOT be exposed to sunlight?
Options:Transfer corona assembly,    PC drum,    Primary corona wire,    Toner cartridge

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7223 After doing a low-level format, what would be the next step in configuring the hard drive in a system?
Options:Format DOS partition,    Install operating system,    Configure DMA channel and back-up interrupt,    Partition had disk

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7224 Resistance is measured in ?
Options:Volts,    Amps,    Watts,    Ohms

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7225 What command is used to reset a MODEM when using the "AT Command Set"?
Options:ATR,    ATZ,    DTR,    DCE

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7226 When installing a SCSI CD-ROM drive, you must set the CD-ROM SCSI adapter to:
Options:B0007,    An unused SCSI address,    The same address as the SCSI device before the CD-ROM,    SCSI ID=1

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7227 Pick the correct choice for the 80386SXCPU.
Options:16 bit word size, 16 bit data path,    32 bit word size, 16 bit data path,    8 bit word size, 32 bit data path,    32 bit word size, 8 bit data path

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7228 In Inkjet technology the droplets of ink are deflected by?
Options:multi directional nozzles,    electronically charged plates,    high pressure plates,    electro static absorbtion

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7229 When your hard drive crashes from any of the correct selections in the question above, or from dropping it, it is known as head-to-disk interference, or HDL
Options:True,    False,    ,    

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7230 What tool is used to test serial and parallel ports?
Options:high volt probe,    cable scanner,    loop backs (wrap plugs),    sniffer

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7231 What is the highest binary number that can be referred to on a three position jumper block?
Options:4,    6,    F,    1

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7232 What voltage does a Pentium system use?
Options:+12 volts,    + 5 volts,    + 8 volts,    +3.3 volts

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7233 A numeric error code check: A 17xx indicates a problem with:
Options:CMOS,    ROM BIOS,    DMA controller,    hard drive or controller

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7234 Which provides the fastest access to large video files?
Options:Optical drives,    IDE hard drives,    SCSI hard drives,    EIDE hard drives

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7235 A 25-pin female connector on the back of your computer will typically be:
Options:Serial port 1,    A parallel port,    Docking,    COM2 port

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7236 On the PC side, the printer port is a:
Options:25 pin female parallel connector,    15 pin female parallel connector,    25 pin male serial connector,    15 pin female serial connector

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7237 You were installing an application in Windows 95, and the computer crashes, what do you do?
Options:press alt + Ctrl + delete, twice,    press alt + Ctrl + delete, and end task,    press the reset button on the computer,    turn off computer and boot from a floppy disk

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7238 RS-232 is a standard that applies to:
Options:serial ports,    parallel ports,    game ports,    networks

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7239 You just installed a new IDE hard drive, but your system BIOS will not recognize the new drive, what should you check first.
Options:cable sequence,    jumpers on the hard drive,    drivers that need to be loaded,    hard drive manufacturer web site information

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7240 During boot-up, the memory test:
Options:Is a superfluous step that should be ignored,    Checks and verifies that contiguous memory is installed,    Is an operational error,    Displays what memory is installed, but nothing else

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7241 What is the best ground for a conductive work bench?
Options:AC outlet,    Ground to bend,    To another device,    Chassis ground

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7242 Topically, how many type III PC cards can you insert in a laptop
Options:1,    2,    3,    4

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7243 What is the first thing you could do to check for damage to a printer after receiving it?
Options:Run MSD diagnostics,    Attach it to a PC and print something,    Check the cables,    Unbox it and examine it for physical damage

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7244 You have a system that periodically locks up. You have ruled out software, and now suspect that it is hardware. What should you do first that could help you narrow it down to the component at fault?
Options:rotate the RAM,    replace the RAM,    replace the level 2 cache SIMM,    disable the CPU cache in CMOS

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7245 What's the best way to protect your hard drive data?
Options:regular backups,    periodically defrag it,    run chkdsk at least once a week,    run scandisk at least once a week

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7246 On a dot matrix printer, you should never lubricate which part?
Options:carriage rails,    printhead pins,    paper advance bearings,    carriage bearings

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7247 How many devices can be used on a single SCSI bus? Keep in mind that the SCSI host adapter counts as a device.
Options:1,    8,    20,    10

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7248 Match the device driver HIMEM.SYS to its operation.
Options:Supports (ANSI) terminal emulation,    Manages the use of extended memory,    Uses expanded memory on a 80386 processor,    Supports code page switching

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