Basic Computer Quiz 1

Description: Basic Computer Quiz 1
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What does POST stand for?

  1. Printer Online Standard Test

  2. Power On Self Test

  3. Power Off Standard Test

  4. Preferred Operating System Timing


Correct Option: B

A problem with parity error indicates a problem with:

  1. hard drive

  2. I/O Controller

  3. power supply

  4. memory


Correct Option: D

AI Explanation

To answer this question, you need to understand the concept of parity error and its implications on different computer components.

Parity error is an error detection mechanism used in computer systems to detect errors in data transmission or storage. It involves adding an extra bit to a group of bits (usually a byte) to ensure that the total number of 1s in the group is either even (even parity) or odd (odd parity).

In the context of the given question, a parity error typically indicates a problem with memory. When a parity error occurs, it means that the parity bit does not match the expected value based on the other bits in the group. This suggests that there may be an issue with the integrity of the data stored in memory.

Now, let's go through each option to understand why it is correct or incorrect:

Option A) Hard drive - A parity error is not directly related to the functioning of a hard drive. While errors can occur during data transmission between the hard drive and other components, they are not specifically referred to as parity errors.

Option B) I/O Controller - An I/O (Input/Output) controller manages the communication between the computer's CPU and the peripheral devices. Parity errors, however, are not directly related to the I/O controller's functioning.

Option C) Power supply - A power supply is responsible for supplying electrical power to the components of a computer system. Parity errors are not typically associated with power supply issues.

Option D) Memory - A parity error is often an indication of a problem with the memory. It suggests that the data stored in memory may have been corrupted or that there may be an issue with the memory module itself.

Based on the explanations provided above, the correct answer is D) memory. This option is correct because a parity error is most commonly associated with problems in memory.

WAN stands for:

  1. Wide Area Network

  2. World Area Network

  3. Wide Artificial Network

  4. Wide Access Network


Correct Option: A
  1. A DOS CD-ROM driver

  2. Memory Management Program

  3. Loads Windows 3.11 into Upper Memory

  4. SCSI driver


Correct Option: A

Which of the following would NOT be considered an FRU? (Choose all that apply)

  1. NFU Controller

  2. Hard Drive

  3. System Board

  4. RAM Chips


Correct Option: B

The laser printer has 6 steps it follows to print.

  1. True

  2. False


Correct Option: A

What type of interface has the fastest data transfer?

  1. Parallel

  2. Serial

  3. DirectCPU Bus

  4. SCSI

  5. IDE


Correct Option: D

You have an existing hard drive on your IDE adapter. You are installing a second hard drive and want the first hard drive to still be the bootable hard drive. How should you configure the second hard drive?

  1. master

  2. beta

  3. slave

  4. secondary


Correct Option: C

Your system continuously reboots itself. Which of the following could be the problem? (Check all that apply)

  1. Bad system board

  2. Bad Power Supply

  3. Faulty Adapter Card

  4. AC Power Faulty

  5. All of the above


Correct Option: E

AI Explanation

To answer this question, let's go through each option to understand why it is correct or incorrect:

Option A) Bad system board - This option is a possible cause of the continuous reboots. A faulty system board can lead to instability and unexpected reboots.

Option B) Bad Power Supply - This option is also a possible cause of the continuous reboots. If the power supply is faulty, it may not be providing a stable and consistent power output, leading to the system rebooting.

Option C) Faulty Adapter Card - This option is another potential cause of the continuous reboots. If the adapter card is malfunctioning, it can cause conflicts and errors that result in the system repeatedly rebooting.

Option D) AC Power Faulty - This option is also a potential cause of the continuous reboots. If the AC power is faulty or experiencing fluctuations, it can affect the stability of the system and cause it to reboot.

Option E) All of the above - This option is the correct answer because any combination of the above options can contribute to the continuous reboots. If any of these components are faulty or experiencing issues, it can result in the system repeatedly rebooting.

Therefore, the correct answer is E) All of the above.

ESD is:

  1. Electronic Surge Device

  2. Ergonomic System Device

  3. Electronic System Display (for laptops

  4. Electrostatic Discharge


Correct Option: D
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