CompTIA A+ Essentials Quiz On Windows OS!

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This is the best practice test ever for CompTIA A+ Essentials. Are you really a computer geek? Do you really possess full-fledged technical knowledge when it comes to Software, Networking and Hardware? If yes, then prove yourself by attempting this quiz and assess your knowledge about the Windows Operating System. So, let's try out this quiz. All the best!


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  • 1. 
    In the XP start menu, which of these “My” folders is not available.
    • A. 

      My Documents

    • B. 

      My Movies

    • C. 

      My Music

    • D. 

      My Recent Documents

    • E. 

      My Network Places

  • 2. 
    You are installing Windows on a single SATA drive; at what stage would you install the SATA drivers?
    • A. 

      During the setup

    • B. 

      After Windows has installed

    • C. 

      When Windows asks you put in Regional settings

    • D. 

      After installation has finished

    • E. 

      There’s no need, Windows will install the drivers itself as it does with IDE

  • 3. 
    You have finished a fresh install of Windows XP on a SATA drive and you have just inserted a brand new 300Gb IDE hard drive to act as your backup. When you go to format it you notice that Windows is seeing it as 137Gb. How can fixed?
    • A. 

      Try a different IDE channel

    • B. 

      Try a different SATA connector

    • C. 

      Restart windows and see if it’s the same

    • D. 

      Install Windows Updates

    • E. 

      Format the drive and everything will be fine

  • 4. 
    What is XP’s partition size limit?
    • A. 

      1Tb

    • B. 

      2Tb

    • C. 

      4Tb

    • D. 

      8Tb

    • E. 

      16Tb

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is not found in the Windows XP Home System Tools?
    • A. 

      Backup

    • B. 

      Disk Cleanup

    • C. 

      Disk Defragmenter

    • D. 

      System Information

    • E. 

      System Restore

  • 6. 
    Which accessibility tool will make a noise if CAPS LOCK, NUM LOCK or SCROLL LOCK is turned on?
    • A. 

      Sticky Keys

    • B. 

      Noise Keys

    • C. 

      Filter Keys

    • D. 

      Beep Keys

    • E. 

      Toggle Keys

  • 7. 
    Which path would you take to turn on SerialKeys in Accessibility Options?
    • A. 

      Start > Control Panel > Accessibility Options > Keyboard

    • B. 

      Start > Control Panel > Accessibility Options > Sound

    • C. 

      Start > Control Panel > Accessibility Options > Display

    • D. 

      Start > Control Panel > Accessibility Options > Mouse

    • E. 

      Start > Control Panel > Accessibility Options > General

  • 8. 
    Which of the following is not immediately available in the Windows XP classic start Menu?
    • A. 

      Programs

    • B. 

      Documents

    • C. 

      Control Panel

    • D. 

      Settings

    • E. 

      Run

  • 9. 
    The Windows Catalogue on the Programs Menu is a link to a Microsoft Website.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Program Compatibility Wizard is found in the System Tools folder
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    When creating a XP boot disk, what files do you put on the disk? (Choose 3)
    • A. 

      Boot.ini

    • B. 

      Ntbootdd.sys

    • C. 

      NTLDR

    • D. 

      Ntdetect.com

    • E. 

      System32

  • 12. 
    Windows asks you to insert the previous version of Windows disk before it will upgrade.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Instalation Setup in Windows XP allows you to format a partition in FAT
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Your computer consists on a single hard drive that is partitioned and assigned drives C & D in Windows. No other drives has been installed If you were to insert a pen drive, what letter would it be assigned.
    • A. 

      E

    • B. 

      G

    • C. 

      H

    • D. 

      Q

    • E. 

      R

  • 15. 
    A client wants the sound Icon to always appear in the notification area, even when not being used. How can you get it to stay there?
    • A. 

      Double click on the volume icon and select always active

    • B. 

      Right click on the task bar > Properties > Show Sound

    • C. 

      Right click notification area > Customize Notifications

    • D. 

      Right Click Start Menu > Properties

    • E. 

      Draw it on with a felt tip

  • 16. 
    Which of the following are ways to show the desktop when other windows are open (Choose 3)
    • A. 

      Click show desktop icon in quick launch

    • B. 

      Right click start menu > Show Desktop

    • C. 

      Press Windows Key + D

    • D. 

      Press Windows Key + S

    • E. 

      Right click notification area > Show the desktop

  • 17. 
    Which command will put a show desktop icon in the quick launch if it is missing?
    • A. 

      Regsvr32 /n /i:U shell32

    • B. 

      Regsvr32 /i /i:U shell33

    • C. 

      Wronganswer32 /n /i:U shell32

  • 18. 
    The option to adjust what things appear on the toolbar can be accessed by right clicking on the notification area.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    A client has installed software that is causing problems. The problems persist even after she has uninstalled the software. How can you fix this?
    • A. 

      Use system restore to restore point before the addition of the software

    • B. 

      Undo the last system restore restoration

    • C. 

      Run defrag

    • D. 

      Run last known good configuration

    • E. 

      Reinstall the software than uninstall it again

  • 20. 
    A client works in a large building and wants to be able to access her account from any computer. What kind of profile would you give her?
    • A. 

      Roaming profile

    • B. 

      Walking profile

    • C. 

      Local Profile

    • D. 

      Default profile

    • E. 

      Rolling profile

  • 21. 
    You have a client who specializes in writing software for Windows NT 4.0 They want to duel boot between XP and NT 4.0 so what file system would you recommend.
    • A. 

      FAT32

    • B. 

      FAT16

    • C. 

      FAT

    • D. 

      NTFS

    • E. 

      FAT32KG

  • 22. 
    You are working on a laptop which is low on power, what will happen when the power levels are too low?
    • A. 

      The laptop will shut down

    • B. 

      The laptop will just stop running

    • C. 

      The laptop will go into hibernation

    • D. 

      The laptop will go into standby

    • E. 

      The laptop will start crying

  • 23. 
    You want to create a directory using recovery console, what command would you use?
    • A. 

      Dir

    • B. 

      Ren

    • C. 

      Rd

    • D. 

      Md

    • E. 

      Create Directory

  • 24. 
    A school librarian has a disability that requires her to have large fonts on a high contrast color. When she returns from helping a student, she finds that that her settings are gone. Which tool would allow you to change this?
    • A. 

      Control Panel > Display

    • B. 

      Control Panel > Accessibility Options

    • C. 

      Control Panel > System

    • D. 

      Control Panel > Scanners and Cameras

    • E. 

      Start > All Programs > Accessories > Accessibility > Accessibility Wizard

  • 25. 
    Having a primary partition, extended partition and logical drives is an example of what?
    • A. 

      Dynamic Storage

    • B. 

      Basic Storage

    • C. 

      Logical Storage

    • D. 

      Active storage

    • E. 

      Redundant Storage

  • 26. 
    You have a computer with a 128mb RAM, what is the maximum you should set the virtual memory to?
    • A. 

      160Mb

    • B. 

      128Mb

    • C. 

      320Mb

    • D. 

      256Mb

    • E. 

      64Mb

  • 27. 
    You are running XP with Duel boot to 2000. How can you make sure both programs will run in both 2000 and XP?
    • A. 

      Don’t do anything, it’ll automatically work

    • B. 

      The software will have to installed for each OS

    • C. 

      Create a special partition for the software

    • D. 

      The software will only work for one OS

    • E. 

      Get a Mac

  • 28. 
    Which of the following are ways to launch WIndows Search? (Choose 3)
    • A. 

      Start > Search

    • B. 

      Right Click start button > Search

    • C. 

      Windows Key S

    • D. 

      Run: Search.exe

    • E. 

      Windows Key F

  • 29. 
    Which OS is XP Media Center closest to?
    • A. 

      XP Home

    • B. 

      XP Pro

    • C. 

      Window Me

    • D. 

      Server 2003

    • E. 

      Windows 3.1