Unit 5 Study Guide

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Unit 5 Study Guide
2011-09-14 23:28:34

BIOS Study Guide
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  1. True or false? The BIOS and CMOS are the same thing.
  2. The battery shown in the diagram is used to provide power to what component? Looks like watch battery.
  3. True or false? The same key combination will get you access to the system utility on all personal computers, except laptops.
  4. True or false? Power management is controlled through operating system features only.
  5. Which is NOT a reason to update your BIOS?
    Your PC manufacturer has sent out a technical document notifying you of an update.
  6. True or false? If the system stops responding during a BIOS update, you can use the Ctrl+Alt+Delete key combination to recover.
  7. The clock on your compputer reads January 1, 1970. What is the likely cause?
    The CMOS battery needs replacing.
  8. Which of the following is NOT a step in the POST process?
    Master Boot Record being read from the boot drive.
  9. True or false? The boot processes for a cold boot and a warm boot are exactly the same.
  10. True or false? To boot the computer, your boot device must be an internal hard disk, internal optical drive, internal floppy drive, or USB flash drive.
  11. What is the best source for a BIOS update?
    PC manufacturer
  12. A BIOS update failure usually results in:
    Unbootable computer
  13. What does a beep code error of three long beeps indicate?
    Keyboard error
  14. You receive the CMOS error message "CMOS checksum failure." What does that indicate?
    Bad chip or the battery is either dead or dying.
  15. Why does your computer use beep codes to indicate an error, rather than simply displaying a message on the computer?
    The video may not be working.
  16. True or false? Every BIOS manufacturer uses the same flashing utility.
  17. Your see "164-Memory Size Mismatch" on your screen as you boot your PC. What does this BIOS error indicate?
    Increasing or decreasing amount of memory may confuse the BIOS.