A technician is troubleshooting a PC that will not boot. When the PC is powered on, it emits a series of beeps and indicates that the BIOS settings have changed and need to be reconfigured. The technician reconfigures the BIOS settings, saves them, and the computer boots. Later when the PC is powered off and back on again, the same error message appears, and all the BIOS changes are gone. What should the technician do to fix the problem?
Reseat the RAM
Replace the motherboard
Replace the CMOS battery
Upgrade the BIOS firmware
What is an important step when installing a second PATA hard drive in a computer?
Set the swap file size on the new drive
Set the drive ID number with the correct jumper
Configure the BIOS settings to auto-detect the master drive
Ensure that pin one of the PATA data cable is correctly aligned with the connector
What number of disks is the required minimum to implement RAID 0?
A technician is installing additional memory in a computer. How can the technician guarantee that the memory is correctly aligned?
The label on the memory module should always face the CPU
A notch in the memory module should be aligned with a notch in the memory slot
The arrows on the memory module should be aligned with the arrows on the motherboard slot
Memory slots are color coded, with one end red and one end blue
What is an advantage of using signed drivers?
They are free of errors
They never need upgrading
They are guaranteed to work with all operating systems
They are verified to be compatible with the operating system
They are guaranteed by the manufacturer to work with any hardware
Where is the saved BIOS configuration data stored?
What are two examples of settings that can be changed in the CMOS settings? (Choose two.)
drive partition size
swap file size
enabling and disabling devices
What are three important considerations when installing a CPU on a motherboard? (Choose three.)
Antistatic precautions are taken.
The CPU is correctly aligned and placed in the socket.
The CPU contacts are first cleaned with isopropyl alcohol.
The CPU heat sink and fan assembly are correctly installed.
The CMOS EPROM battery is removed prior to installing the CPU.
Maximum insertion force is applied to the load lever so the CPU is locked in place.
A technician has been asked to install a second optical drive in a computer. The technician will need to configure the drive as slave. How can the technician accomplish this desired configuration?
Use jumpers on the motherboard to configure the drive as slave.
List the drive as slave in the CMOS.
Connect the drive after the twist in the PATA cable.
Use jumpers on the drive to configure the drive as slave.