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10 Cards in this Set

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Which is the correct boot sequence for a PC?
CPU, Power Good, POST, Boot Loader, Operating System
Jill has a motherboard with a series of connectors on the back, including PS/2 mouse and keyboard ports, two serial ports, and parallel port. When she attempts to install the motherboard in her old case, she finds severals problems- the case does not have holes for the ports! Jack claims that she has to cut new holes in order for the motherboard to line up properly in the case. Motherboards and cases have no standardization, so this is fairly typical. Bill disgrees, arguing that she has the wrong case for her motherboard, or vice versa. Who is correct?
Only Bill is correct.
What does Basic Input/Output Services (BIOS) provide for the computer?
BIOS provides the programming that enables the CPU to communicate with other hardware.
Jill takes care of a group of 25 PCs, all Pentium systems with AT keyboards attached directly to the AT keyboard connector on the motherboard. She wants to migrate ten of those systems to Pentium III CPUs on motherboards with built-in connectors for PS/2 keyboards and mice, and serial, parallel, and USB ports. The Primary objective: Upgrade ten systems to Pentium III systems.
Optional Objectives: Upgrade to motherboards with lots of built-in ports and use the current cases.

The proposed solution: Purchase ten 933 MHz Pentium III CPUs and ten ATX motherboards. Install the new hardware into the existing cases if possible, but if not , purchase ten new cases.
Accomplishes the primary objective and one of the optional objectives
Bill and John are arguing near the water cooler about BIOS. Bill claims that BIOS always comes on ROM, thus the name "Firmware." John disagrees, arguing that BIOS is always software. Who is correct?
Neither is correct BIOS comes in many forms including software and firmware.
Jill boots up an older Pentium system that has been the cause of several user complaints at the office. The system powers up and starts to run through POST, but then stops. The screen displays, "CMOS configuration mismatch" error. O fthe following list, What is the most likely cause of this error?
Dying CMOS Battery.
Which of the following is not a commmon form factor?
ATI is a video card company not a form factor.
Jills installs a new SCSI host adapter in a system. When she boots up the system, a new text message appears and seems to cause the sytem to halt for a minute. Then the system continues, and Windows loads normally. The host adapter appears in her Device Manager and seems to be working. What could be the cause of the odd text message and slowdown boot?
The SCSI host adapter has option ROM that loads BIOS for the card.
Ernie puts together a new system and seems to have everything in place. When he powers up the system, however, he hears a series of beeps(one long and two short) and then nothing else. The monitor stays blank and Windows does not load as far as he can tell. What is the most porbable cause of the beeping and "dead" PC?
Ernie does not have the video card seated properly.
Which of the following most accurately describes the relationship between BIOs and hardware?
All hardware needs BIOS.