Multiple slave hard disk adapter
Left on with no power mode
BIOS reads the MBR.
NTDETECT.COM is used to detect any installed hardware.
NTDLR reads the registry files.
The WINLOGON.EXE program is started.
Remove all the peripherals except the hard drive and observe the results.
Move the laptop to another location and observe the results.
Replace the power adapter and observe the results.
Replace the USB hub and observe the results.
Flash the BIOS on the laptop and observe the results.
USB optical drive
Right-click the desktop, then click Power Modes > Standby.
Right-click My Computer, then click Properties > Hardware > Device Manager > ACPI.
Left-click Start > Control Panel > Power Options, then click the Power Schemes tab.
Left-click Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Power Management.
Corrupt print driver
Out of paper
Operating system compatibility
Regularly replace the laptop battery.
Encourage users to run the laptop from the battery more often.
Encourage users to run the laptop from the AC adapter more often.
Remove and clean the CPU.
Clean the air vents.
Replace the fan.
Printer installation disk
Windows Device Manager
Windows hardware profiles Windows hardware profiles Windows hardware profiles
Shut down the computer.
Click on the Safely Remove Hardware icon in the system tray then on the device.
Right-click on the drive in My Computer, then click on Remove Drive.
Remove the power to the drive.
Passwords should never expire.
Passwords should be a combination of letters and numbers.
Passwords should be changed by the user after specific periods of time.
Password expiration and lockout policies should be clearly defined.
Passwords should be short to reduce the chances of users forgetting them.
The computer automatically boots into Safe Mode and displays a warning on the The PC automatically boots into Safe Mode and displays a warning on the screen.
The screen flashes with a red background and displays a warning message.
The computer emits a pattern of beeps indicating the failing device.
The computer returns an error message indicating the I/O address of the failing The computer returns an error message indicating the I/O device is weak.
Many hosts participate in a coordinated attack.
Infected computers are called Daemons.
It is easy to identify the source of the attack.
All hosts must be in the same geographic area.
The new floppy drive is faulty.
The ribbon cable is installed incorrectly.
The jumper settings are set incorrectly for the floppy drive.
The floppy drive has been disabled in the BIOS.
Disconnect the power cord.
Keep any component in a plastic bag until installation.
Remove any batteries.
Use carpets in cool areas.
Wear rubber-soled shoes to work with the computer.
The cable is not connected properly to the NIC.
The computer has an invalid IP address.
The computer has an incorrect subnet mask.
The computer has an invalid default gateway address.
Perform input/output between the CPU and peripherals.
Establish peer-to-peer communication between devices and software.
Request information from the CPU.
Access the computer RAM for reading and writing.