Computer Hardware – Section 1

1. From what location are the 1st computer instructions available on bootup?

A. ROM BIOS
B. CPU
C. boot.ini
D. CONFIG.SYS
E. None of the above

Correct Answer: A. ROM BIOS

2. What could cause a fixed disk error?

A. No-CD installed
B. bad ram
C. slow processor
D. Incorrect CMOS settings
E. None of the above

Correct Answer: D. Incorrect CMOS settings

3. Missing slot covers on a computer can cause?

A. overheat
B. power surges
C. EMI.
D. incomplete path for ESD
E. None of the above

Correct Answer: A. overheat

4. When installing PCI NICS you can check the IRQ availability by looking at

A. dip switches
B. CONFIG.SYS
C. jumper settings
D. motherboard BIOS
E. None of the above

Correct Answer: D. motherboard BIOS

5. With respect to a network interface card, the term 10/100 refers to

A. protocol speed
B. a fiber speed
C. megabits per seconds
D. minimum and maximum server speed
E. None of the above

Correct Answer: C. megabits per seconds

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