Computer File Systems

Question 1 of 23

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FAT is defined as

Select one of the following:

  • A table consisting of master boot record and logical partitions

  • A table created during the format that the operating system reads to locate data on a drive

  • A table consisting of file names and file attributes

  • A table consisting of file names, deleted file names and their attributes

Question 2 of 23

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How does a corrupted sector located in the data area of a hard drive affect the corresponding cluster number on a FAT table?

Select one of the following:

  • It does not affect the corresponding cluster number on a FAT table; therefore, the rest of the sectors associated with the assigned cluster can still be written to.

  • It does not affect the corresponding cluster number on a FAT table; only the corrupted portion of the sector is prevented from being written to.

  • It does affect the FAT table. The corresponding cluster number is marked as bad; however, only the corrupted sector within the cluster is prevented from being written to.

  • It does affect the FAT table. The corresponding cluster number is marked as bad and the entire cluster is prevented from being written to.

Question 3 of 23

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Which of the following describes a partition table?

Select one of the following:

  • It is located at cylinder 0, head 0, sector 1.

  • It is located in the master boot record.

  • It keeps track of the partitions on a hard drive.

  • All of the other 3 answers.

Question 4 of 23

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Which selection keeps track of a fragmented file in a FAT file system?

Select one of the following:

  • File allocation table.

  • Directory structure.

  • Volume boot record.

  • Master file table.

Question 5 of 23

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If the FAT table lists cluster number 2749 with a value of 0, what does this mean about this specific cluster?

Select one of the following:

  • It is blank and contains no data.

  • It is marked as bad and cannot be written to.

  • It is allocated to a file.

  • It is unallocated and is available to store data.

Question 6 of 23

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Which of the following is true about a volume boot record?

Select one of the following:

  • It is always located at the first sector of it's logical partition.

  • It immediately follows the master boot record.

  • It contains BIOS parameter block and volume boot code.

  • It is always located at the first sector of it's logical partition and it contains BIOS parameter block and volume boot code.

Question 7 of 23

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The NTFS file system does which of the following?

Select one of the following:

  • Supports long file names.

  • Compresses individual files and directories.

  • Supports large file sizes in excess of 4GB

  • All of the other answers.

Question 8 of 23

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How many clusters can FAT32 file system manage?

Select one of the following:

  • 2.32 = 64 clusters

  • 2^32 = 4,294,967,296 clusters

  • 2.28 = 56 clusters

  • 2^28 = 268,435,456 clusters

Question 9 of 23

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The FAT tracks the ______________ while the directory entry tracks the ______________.

Select one of the following:

  • File name and file size.

  • File's starting cluster and file's last cluster (EOF).

  • File's last cluster (EOF) and file's starting cluster.

  • File size and file fragmentation.

Question 10 of 23

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How many copies of the FAT does each FAT 32 volume maintain in its default configuration?

Select one of the following:

  • One

  • Two

  • Three

  • Four

Question 11 of 23

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A file's logical size is displayed as?

Select one of the following:

  • The number of sectors needed that the logical file contains.

  • The number of clusters that the logical file contains.

  • The number of bytes that the logical file contains.

  • The number of bits that the logical file contains.

Question 12 of 23

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A file's physical size is?

Select one of the following:

  • Always greater than the file's logical size.

  • The number of bytes in the logical file plus all slack space from the end of the logical file to the end of the last cluster.

  • Always greater than the file's logical size and the number of bytes in the logical file plus all slack space from the end of the logical file to the end of the last cluster.

  • None of the other answers.

Question 13 of 23

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Each directory entry in a FAT file system is _______ bytes in length.

Select one of the following:

  • 0

  • 8

  • 16

  • 32

Question 14 of 23

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What is the area between the end of a file's logical size and the file's physical size called?

Select one of the following:

  • Unused disk area.

  • Unallocated clusters.

  • Unallocated sectors.

  • Slack space.

Question 15 of 23

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What three things occur when a file is created in a FAT 32 file system?

Select one of the following:

  • Directory entry for the file is created, the FAT assigns the necessary clusters to the file, and the file's data is filled in to the assigned clusters.

  • The file name is entered in to the FAT, the directory structure assigns the number of clusters, and the file's data is filled in to the assigned clusters.

  • The directory entry for the file is created, the number of clusters is assigned by the directory structure, and the file's data is filled in to the FAT.

  • The directory structure maintains the amount of clusters needed, the file name is recorded in the FAT, and the file's data is filled in to the assigned clusters.

Question 16 of 23

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What information does a file's directory entry in a FAT file system store about itself?

Select one of the following:

  • File name.

  • Date/time.

  • File extension.

  • Starting cluster (extent).

  • All of the other answers.

Question 17 of 23

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How many NTFS system files exist in the MFT

Select one of the following:

  • 12

  • 16

  • 20

  • 24

Question 18 of 23

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In NTFS, what percentage of the volume size is reserved by default for the MFT?

Select one of the following:

  • 10.5%

  • 11.2%

  • 12.5%

  • 13.5%

Question 19 of 23

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In NTFS, how long is each record in the MFT?

Select one of the following:

  • 512 bytes

  • 1024 bytes

  • 2048 bytes

  • 4096 bytes

Question 20 of 23

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What is the attribute type identifier for the $STANDARD_INFORMATION attribute?

Select one of the following:

  • 0x10

  • 0x20

  • 0x30

  • 0x80

Question 21 of 23

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A file whose contents can be stored within the MFT is known as what?

Select one of the following:

  • Non-resident.

  • Resident.

  • Non-residual.

  • Residual.

Question 22 of 23

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Which system file in NTFS records the status of the clusters?

Select one of the following:

  • $Badcluster

  • $Bitmap

  • $Boot

  • $Blocks

Question 23 of 23

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Which byte and bit within the $Bitmap would represent cluster 68

Select one of the following:

  • Byte 6 bit 0.

  • Byte 6 bit 8.

  • Byte 8 bit 4.

  • Byte 8 bit 5.

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