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1.  The registry is the main database of all Windows operating systems and it is organized into six (6) different hives.
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2.  What do registers provide for the CPU?
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3.  What is the effect of exceeding the wattage capabilities of a power supply by inserting too many devices?
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4.  What is the best way to determine the total capacity and specific type of RAM your system can handle?
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5.  To make your files unreadable by others, what should you use?
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6.  Which of the following does a device use to initiate communication with the CPU?
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7.  Software refers to programs normally stored on some form of erasable media.
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8.  Which level of RAID is disk striping with distributed parity?
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9.  Which of the following connections can replace all of the mini-audio jacks on a system unit?
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10.  The combination of the Northbridge, the Southbridge, the DMA controller and Front Side Bus is referred to as the Chipset.
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11.  On older Intel-based motherboards, which chip enables the CPU to interact with RAM?
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12.  Which of these devices is likely to still use DMA?
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13.  What connector was designed to connect your PC to a high-end television set?
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14.  Which chip enables an Intel Core2 Duo processor to interact with RAM?
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15.  Partitioning is electonically subdividing the physical hard drive into groups of cylinders called partitions (or volumes).
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16.  Where does Windows Vista store device drivers?
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17.  Which of the following terms does not describe parallel ATA devices?
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18.  What does CMOS stand for?
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19.  Which of the following ports can handle a connection from a monitor?
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20.  What is the first stage in a typical four-stage CPU pipeline?
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21.  What do you plug into a three-row, 15 pin port?
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22.  What is the purpose of the address bus in the PC?
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23.  What is the capacity of a single sector?
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24.  What does BIOS provide for the computer? (Choose the best answer.)
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25.  Which of the following form factors dominates the PC market?
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26.  What do 64-bit processors expand that 32-bit processors, such as the Pentium III, do not have?
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27.  Which of the following statements is true?
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28.  When installing an expansion card, which of the following should you do?
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29.  Which of the following techniques provides redundancy by using two disks and two controllers?
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30.  The collection of programs stored on the system ROM chip is known as either the system BIOS or Promwear.
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31.  Where do you connect an anti-static wrist strap? (Select the best answer.)
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32.  Which is the most complete list of file systems Windows 2000/XP and Vista/7 can use?
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33.  How many IRQs does the typical device use?
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34.  What is the correct throughput of DDR-SDRAM, and what is the speed of PC1600 RAM?
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35.  What happens if you mix RAM sticks of different speeds?
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36.  A computer's power supply converts Direct Current to Alternating Current.
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37.  What is the term for the delay in the RAM's response to a request from the MCC?
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38.  Which of the following kinds of discs is the best choice for performing regular backups?
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39.  When you turn on your computer, what is accessed first?
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40.  Which of the following statements is true?
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41.  Redundant Array of Inexpensive Devices can be implemented on a PC by default as either a mirror or striping.
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42.  Why is it a good idea to ensure that the expansion slot covers on your computer case are all covered?  (Choose all that apply).
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43.  Robert installed a new motherboard, CPU, and RAM into his old case. After he attached the power correctly and pressed the power button, not only did the system not boot up, he also could smell ozone and realized the motherboard had shorted out. What could have been the cause?
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44.  What does a red "X" next to a device in the Device Manager indicate?
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45.  Which of the following companies make chipsets?
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46.  What is the minimum capacity of a DVD?
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47.  Which of the following is an advantage of running Windows on NTFS as opposed to FAT32?
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48.  After a sudden power outage, Tyrone's PC rebooted, but nothing appeared on the screen. The PC just beeps at him, over and over again. What is most likely the problem?
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49.  Which type of flash memory card is currently the oldest?
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50.  Counting both channels, what is the maximum number of drives/devices that EIDE can support?
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51.  What is displayed in the My Computer window?
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52.  Which of the following devices attaches with a ribbon cable?
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53.  Which of the following statements about the expansion bus is true?
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54.  Which of these items are considered to be dot-matrix printer consumables? (Select all that apply).
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55.  While studying abroad, you purchased brand-new Blu-ray Discs produced in China. After returning to the United States, you find they will not work in your Blu-ray Disc player. What is most likely the problem?
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56.  The term MCC refers to the chip on the motherboard responsible for allowing the address and external data buses to connect RAM to the CPU. MCC stands for Memory Controller Chip.
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57.  You could find 16-bit ISA slots on which of these buses?
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58.  What does a non-maskable interrupt cause the CPU to produce?
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59.  What sort of power connector does a hard drive typically use?
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60.  What was the maximum hard drive size allowed by BIOS routines for the original AT command set?
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61.  What does NTFS use to provide security for individual files and folders?
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62.  Which of the following form factors dominates the PC industry for motherboards?
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63.  Which of the following connector types enable you to plug a device into them and have the device function without your restarting the computer? (Select two.)
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64.  Which of these devices is likely to still use DMA?
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65.  The components that have the greatest impact on PC optimization are the CPU, Hard Drive and the amount of RAM.
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66.  What feature of ATX systems prevents users from turning off a system before the operating system's been shut down?
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67.  Which of the following statements is true about extended partitions?
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68.  What's the minimum number of I/O addresses a device will have?
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69.  What is the correct boot sequence for a PC?
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70.  Which of the following port types commonly support printers?  (Choose all that apply)
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71.  What companies dominate the chipset market? (Select all that apply)
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72.  What is the primary reason that DDR2 RAM is faster than DDR RAM?
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73.  All motherboards have the ability to clear the CMOS settings by changing the position of a shunt, on the CMOS jumpers.
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74.  Which of the following statements is true about CMOS?
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75.  Of the following, what do USB and FireWire connections have in common?
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76.  Which kind of fire extinguisher should you use for computer equipment?
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77.  Which Windows utility backs up critical files and settings and enables you to roll back to a previous state?
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78.  Which of the following slots features serial data transfers?
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79.  AutoPlay reads which of the following files when an optical disc is inserted?
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80.  Which chip does the CPU use to communicate with high-speed devices such as video cards or RAM?
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81.  Adam wants to create a new simple volume in some unallocated space on his hard drive, but when he right-clicks the space in Disk Management he sees only an option to create a new partition. What is the problem?
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82.  Benjamin Blue boots up an older Pentium 4 system that has been the cause of several user complaints at the office. The system powers up and starts to run through POST, but the stops. The screen displays a "CMOS configuration mismatch" error. Of the following choices, which is the most likely cause of this error?
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83.  What is the correct boot sequence for a PC?
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84.  Which of the following statements is true about RDRAM?
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85.  What connects on the backside bus?
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86.  What voltage does an ATX12V P4 connector provide for motherboards?
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87.  Which of the following bus types uses serial rather than parallel communication?
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88.  What is the proper voltage for a U.S. electrical outlet?
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89.  Which of the following CPUs was the first microprocessor to include both an L1 and an L2 cache with the CPU?
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90.  What connector was designed to connect your PC to a high-end audio system?
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91.  What is the minimum PSU required for an ATX system that requires Molex, mini connectors, and SATA connectors?
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92.  Which of the following will result in a POST beep code message?
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93.  Which tool would help you determine why a print job didn't print?
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94.  Which of the following motherboard form factors offers the best cooling capability?
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95.  Patricia installs a second stick of DDR2 RAM into her Core 2 DUO system, bringing the total system memory up to 2 GB. Within a short period of time, she begins experiencing Blue Screens of Death. What could the problem be?
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96.  Though the model numbers have changed over the years, the keyboard controller chip is still referred to as the 8042.
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97.  Why is SDRAM faster than regular DRAM?
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98.  What purpose does the Super I/O chip serve?
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99.  Which of the following are valid speeds of the PCI-X Bus? (Select all that apply.)
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100.  The contents of an optical disc can be saved as what kind of file?
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