Computer Hardware MCQ Practice Test - Set 02 - ObjectiveBooks

Computer Hardware MCQ Practice Test - Set 02

Practice Test: Question Set - 02

1. What is the most likely cause of an "FDD controller Failure" error message?
    (A) You did not set the jumper on the floppy drive to drive A
    (B) You forgot to flash CMOS
    (C) You installed the floppy disk drive cable backward
    (D) Your computer's floppy drive is defective

2. In the DOS memory model, the HIGH Memory Area (HMA) is the ________ memory.
    (A) Last 64k of conventional
    (B) Last 64k of extended
    (C) First 64k above conventional
    (D) First 64k of extended

3. What can you use to ensure power is not interrupted, resulting in corrupted data?
    (A) UPS
    (B) Proper grounding
    (C) Surge protector
    (D) Nuclear powered thermal protective underwear

4. Which type of system hoard is the MOST likely candidate for processor upgrading if you want maximum performance and future compatibility?
    (A) ML
    (B) PCI
    (C) ISA
    (D) EISA

5. Which device uses a DMA channel?
    (A) Modem
    (B) Network Card
    (C) Sound Card
    (D) None of the above

6. Which common bus specification provides the fastest data transfer rate?
    (A) VL bus
    (B) ISA
    (C) PCI
    (D) None of the above

7. In ROM BIOS, the acronym BIOS stands for:
    (A) Basic Intuitive Output Set
    (B) Basic Input Organizational System
    (C) Basic Input Output System
    (D) Basic Industry Operating System

8. How many DMA channels are there in an AT class PC?
    (A) 8
    (B) 7
    (C) 4
    (D) 3

9. You see the message "invalid media device" after installing a new hard drive. What do you do next?
    (A) Format
    (B) Fdisk
    (C) Partition
    (D) Add the OS

10. You have a 15 pin female connector with the pins in two rows. What could you connect with this?
    (A) Serial device
    (B) Parallel device
    (C) MIDI device
    (D) Joystick

11. IDE cables have how many pins?
    (A) 25
    (B) 40
    (C) 50
    (D) 100

12. An IRQ allow interface cards to:
    (A) Interrupt the CPU to request service
    (B) Pass data to the CPU to be processed
    (C) Pass data from one card to another
    (D) Pass data to the computer’s memory

13. What is the file extension used by WIN95 to back up registry file when windows starts?
    (A) .dat
    (B) .dao
    (C) .bak
    (D) .tmp

14. What should you replace if the brightness or contrast adjustments were malfunctioning on a laptop?
    (A) Fuse
    (B) Led display
    (C) Adjustment switch
    (D) Led display cable

15. An anti static strap uses a small ________ to make sure you do not become the least path of resistance to the ground?
    (A) Capacitor
    (B) Diode
    (C) Transistor
    (D) Resistor

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