BIOS And CMOS Troubleshooting Quiz! Trivia Questions!

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Do you understand the difference between BIOS and CMOS? Do you think you can pass this quiz? BIOS and CMOS's main difference is that the BIOS is firmware that performs hardware initiation when booting up the computer and delivers runtime services for OS and other programs. Simultaneously, CMOS is a special memory chip that stores and preserves the BIOS configuration settings. Take this quiz and learn more about BIOS and CMOS.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What do you think is the Bios and Cmos for?

    • A.

      For modifying the Boot Order process and different underlying settings

    • B.

      To Modify the overall performance of the computer.

    • C.

      For increased power output.

    • D.

      To manage computer connections and maintain proper function.

    Correct Answer
    A. For modifying the Boot Order process and different underlying settings
    Explanation
    Choose the best answer pertaining to our class discussions.

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  • 2. 

    What is the preferred way to install an Operating System in a new computer that you built?

    • A.

      Put the disc in and make it happen.

    • B.

      Install a floppy in the floppy drive and boot from it

    • C.

      Install an OS disc and boot from the disc (eg) Windows XP

    • D.

      Clone a previous hard drive to the new computer.

    Correct Answer
    C. Install an OS disc and boot from the disc (eg) Windows XP
    Explanation
    Discussed in class that most people would use a disc.

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  • 3. 

    What is the best way to approach a computer problem?

    • A.

      Begin by informing the person reporting the problem that he is the cause of the problem.

    • B.

      Use logic to rule out the symptoms and reach the best possible solution.

    • C.

      Use a diagnostic tool that will solve the problem for you.

    • D.

      Reinstall windows or the OS previously on the system

    Correct Answer
    B. Use logic to rule out the symptoms and reach the best possible solution.
    Explanation
    Based on the discussion in class,

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  • 4. 

    What is your understanding of IRQ's?

    Correct Answer
    Interrupt request made devices CPU
    interrupt requests
    address attached to a device on computer.
    Explanation
    Based on Powerpoint from class.

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  • 5. 

    What is plug and play in a windows environment?

    Correct Answer
    allows plug in devices recognize them
    install use
    easy to install components
    recognized by computer
    Explanation
    Plug and Use

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  • 6. 

    What is a preventive measure that you can take to keep your computer in good shape?

    Correct Answer
    Visually Clean
    keep good environment
    schedule preventive maintenance
    Keep drivers updated
    Explanation
    To keep your computer in good shape, there are several preventive measures you can take. Firstly, visually cleaning your computer regularly can prevent dust and dirt buildup, which can cause overheating and damage to internal components. Secondly, keeping a good environment for your computer, such as avoiding extreme temperatures and humidity, can help prevent hardware issues. Additionally, scheduling preventive maintenance, such as running antivirus scans and updating software, can help identify and fix potential problems before they escalate. Lastly, keeping drivers updated ensures that your computer's hardware and software work together smoothly, enhancing performance and stability.

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  • 7. 

    What is a resource that you can use to solve computer problems?

    Correct Answer
    Use Internet
    manual that came with the computer
    diagnostic flow chart
    Explanation
    The correct answer is a combination of using the internet, the manual that came with the computer, and a diagnostic flow chart. These resources can be used to troubleshoot and solve various computer problems. The internet provides a vast amount of information and resources, including forums, tutorials, and troubleshooting guides. The manual that came with the computer often contains specific instructions and troubleshooting tips for that particular model. A diagnostic flow chart is a step-by-step guide that helps identify and resolve computer issues by following a series of questions and solutions.

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  • 8. 

    In your words please explain one reason why any tech would want to modify the Cmos of the computer.

    • A.

      Change the boot order

    • B.

      Change setting for components

    • C.

      Change date time

    • D.

      View memory

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above
    Explanation
    One reason why a tech would want to modify the CMOS of the computer is to change the boot order. This allows them to prioritize which device the computer should boot from first, such as a hard drive or a USB drive. Modifying the CMOS also allows them to change settings for components, such as enabling or disabling certain hardware features. Additionally, they can change the date and time settings in the CMOS to ensure accurate timekeeping. Lastly, they can view the memory configuration in the CMOS to check the installed RAM and its settings.

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