CompTIA A+ Practical Application Free Practice Test – Chapter 1 (166-170)

CompTIA A+ Practical Application Free Practice Test and Practice Exam – Chapter 1

A user is reporting a loud grinding sound when the machine is powered on. The machine loads into windows and the user does not notice any performance issues. Which of the following is the MOST likely cause of the noise?
A. Power supply failure
B. Bad HD
C. Bad fan
D. Faulty CD-Rom
Answer: C

A customer wants to have a technician increase the amount of RAM in the laptop. Which of the following should the technician do FIRST before adding more memory?
A. Check for available hard drive space
B. Check the laptop documentation
C. Open the case to check for an available slot
D. Check the operating system on the computer
Answer: B
A Windows OS has failed to load after a successful power on self test. Which of the following steps will help troubleshoot the problem?
A. Change the time and date in the BIOS.
B. Replace the keyboard.
C. Check for media in the optical drive.
D. Add more RAM.
Answer: C

A tape drive is reporting errors. Which of the following maintenance procedures should the technician do FIRST?
A. Replace all the tapes with brand new tapes
B. Install a new IDE drive cable.
C. Uninstall the backup software and reinstall.
D. Use the included cleaning tape on the drive.
Answer: D

Which of the following recovery options restores the registry and driver settings that were affected since the computer was started successfully?
A. BIOS update
B. Full backup
C. Safe Mode with command prompt
D. Last known good configuration
Answer: D

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