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Experiment: A+ QOTD for June 17th

Discussion in 'A+' started by tripwire45, Jun 17, 2004.

  1. tripwire45
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    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

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    I've been toying with doing an A+ QOTD for awhile but wasn't sure that I had the time to devote to it. Anyway, I decided to give it a whirl. If it turns out I can't maintain it, I'll probably have to discontinue it, but it seems like it would be pretty useful.

    I'm adapting the questions for an A+ test bank I did for a writing project so I do have a database available to me. The names in the scenarios are actual members of another cert forum. If you'd like me to include your real names (I've seen other authors do it...it's kind of fun) in my QOTDs, PM me and let me know.

    Anyway, here's the first one. Enjoy.

    Viyera Jacquard has just installed a new CD-RW into her desktop computer and now cannot find its drive letter listed in Windows Explorer. What would be the appropriate troubleshooting step in this situation for her to take? Select one answer.

    A. Use a virus scanner and look for a drive sector virus.
    B. If booting from a Windows 9x start up disk, check the drivers including entries in config.sys, autoexec.bat, and mscdek.ink.
    C. Check and see if the stripe on the data cable correctly aligned with pin 1.
    D. Check and see if the SCSI connection on the motherboard has been disabled in the CMOS setup.

    Answer later.
     
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  2. Fergal1982

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    i'd be tempted to either go for B or C. both are valid i suppose, but since b is booting from a start-up disk, i'll go for

    C: check the cable is correctly alligned.

    Fergal
     
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  3. Jakamoko
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    Jakamoko On the move again ...

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    Good idea Trip - be nice if you could do it.

    Oh yeah - the question ?
    Answer: C Check the cable.
     
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  4. noelg24

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    Yeah I was stuck between both B and C but I then realised the first thing I would have done was turn off the PC (poor girl) then check the cabling. its standard procedure I suppose....
     
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  5. noelg24

    noelg24 Terabyte Poster

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    so yeah C is then answer...how could I leave that one out? :eek:
     
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  6. SimonV

    SimonV Petabyte Poster Administrator

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    Nice, I'll go for C.
     
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  7. tripwire45
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    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

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    Since I put this one up late (in your day, at least), I'll leave it up for awhile before divulging the correct answer. I have written several others that will take us into next week. I keep a folder of each QOTD for each section (wireless, 70-294, and A+ Hardware) in word files so that they aren't just saved in the forum database. Eventually, we could create our own mock tests for publication on the forum.
     
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  8. tripwire45
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    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

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    Ok, well I guess that's enough time...especially since you're all going to be "chatting" for awhile yet. Correct answer is C. Always check the connections first thing if a hardware install seems to go bad. More later.
     
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